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Pilgrims lighting candles at the 12th Station of the Cross, in the Greek Orthodox
Chapel of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter, said to be
the site of Jesus's Crucifixion.
Jerusalem · Israel | 2014
31 Mar 2014

Dome of the Rock

The crown jewel of Israel's architectural heritage, the Dome contains the
enormous foundation stone that Jews believe to be the centre of the earth
and Muslims say is the spot where Mohammed ascented to heaven.
Jerusalem · Israel | 2014
30 Mar 2014

Heavy Police Presence

There was heavily armed police in every corner of the Muslim Quarter of the
Old City of Jerusalem after a Palestinian political prisoner, Ahmad Khalaf,
was released 22 years after he was jailed as a boy of 17.
Jerusalem · Israel | 2014
29 Mar 2014

Wailing Wall

The Western Wall of the Temple Mount, the most holy of all Jewish sites,
became a place of pilgrimage during the Ottoman period and the Jews
would come to mourn and lament the destruction of the Temple.
Jerusalem · Israel | 2014
28 Mar 2014

National Palace Museum

The greatest collection of Chinese art and treasures in the world with
over 700,000 pieces of ancient pottery, bronzes and jade, Ming vases,
Song paintings, calligraphy, etc, makes this museum a must-visit.
Taipei · Taiwan | 2014
27 Mar 2014

Liberty Square

The former Chiang Kai-shek Plaza, which includes the memorial hall for the
authoritarian Kuo Min Tang (KMT) party leader, was renamed Liberty Square
in 2007 by the then ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
Taipei · Taiwan | 2014
26 Mar 2014

Plafond of Longshan Temple

The exquisite plafond (decorated roof) of Longshan Temple in Lukang, built in
late 18th century, remains a showcase for southern Taiwan temple design.
Lukang · Taiwan | 2014
25 Mar 2014

Vibrant Art at Rainbow Village

Vibrant colors and drawings is painted on every inch of the walls by resident artist,
Mr Huang Yong Fu, who is a retired KMT soldier in his late 80s, thus saving
the quaint village in Taichung from demolition.
Taichung · Taiwan | 2014
24 Mar 2014

Rainbow Village in Taichung

A quaint village of retired KMT soldiers at the outskirt of Taichung has been transformed
into a whimsical outdoor gallery, bedecked with vibrant colors and drawings on every inch
of the walls by resident artist, Mr Huang Yong Fu, who is in his late 80s.
Taichung · Taiwan | 2014
23 Mar 2014

Sun Moon Lake Over Orange Rooftops

Climb up the Wenwu Temple on the northern shore to drink in commanding views of the
Sun Moon Lake, the largest alpine lake in Taiwan, over the gorgeous orange rooftops.
Sun Moon Lake · Taiwan | 2014
22 Mar 2014

Misty Morning at Sun Moon Lake

A thin veil of mist descends from the mountains and covers the Sun Moon Lake, the largest
alpine lake in Taiwan, creating a sense of hazy dreaminess.
Sun Moon Lake · Taiwan | 2014
21 Mar 2014

Roof Tiles of Minnan-style House

The tiles on the roof of Qin Inn, a beautifully-restored Minnan-style (Southern Fukienese)
houses on the former frontier island of Kinmen which is located closer to Xiamen
of Mainland China than to Taiwan.
Kinmen · Taiwan | 2013
20 Mar 2014

The Queen's Head

One of the best known geological formation in Taiwan is the "Queen's Head", an iconic
image of the Yehliu Geopark at town of Wanli on the north coast.
Yehliu · Taiwan | 2013
19 Mar 2014

Up Up and Away

Thousands of Chinese lanterns are released with good wishes from the senders during the
Pingxi Chinese Lantern Festival on the 15th of the first month of the lunar calendar.
Shifen · Pingxi · Taiwan | 2012
18 Mar 2014

The Kenting Lighthouse

The lighthouse at Eluanbi, inside the Kenting National Park, is one of the
most visited monument of the Park. It stands at 18 metre high.
Kenting · Taiwan | 2014
17 Mar 2014

The Red Lanterns

Red lanterns are raised at the Matsu Temple on Cijin Island, which is the
oldest temple in the Kaohsiung area, circa late 17th century, for the
birthday celebration of Tin Hau (Goddess of Heaven or Matsu).
Kaohsiung · Taiwan | 2014
16 Mar 2014

The Petra Monastery

Making the pilgrimage to the Monastery (Al-Deir), one of the legendary monuments
hidden high up in the hills that is far larger (50m wide by 45m high) than the
Treasury. It was built in the third century BC as a Nabataean tomb.
Petra · Jordan | 2014
15 Mar 2014

Petra By Night

A visit to Petra is not complete without spending a night in the ruins, wandering
through the rocky paths by moonlight that adds an entirely new dimension to
your experience of the place - the candlelit walk through the Sig is magical.
Petra · Jordan | 2014
14 Mar 2014

The Petra Treasury

The Hellenistic facade of the Treasury (Al-Khazneh), carved into the mountain side,
is a stunning piece of craftmanship of a scale and grandeur that will take
your breath away, as the morning sun lights it up.
Petra · Jordan | 2014
13 Mar 2014

The Sig at Petra

The Siq is a mile-long narrow gorge that leads into the city of Petra, emerging
dramatically in front of the Treasury.
Petra · Jordan | 2014
12 Mar 2014

Camels at Petra Royal Tombs

Two camels lazing under the desert sun at Petra with the Royal Tombs (Urn Tomb)
in the background. The tombs are carved high-up into the mountains side.
Petra · Jordan | 2014
11 Mar 2014

Music at South Theatre

Two Jordaian musicians playing at the South Theatre, which seats more than 3000
spectators and was built during the reign of Emperor Domitian, between 90-92 AD.
Jerash · Jordan | 2014
10 Mar 2014

The Forum

The spectacular and immense oval Roman plaza, 90m by 80m, paved with high-quality
limestone slabs, is surrounded by 56 unfluted Ionic columns. It is the heart of
the city linking the cardo maximus (main thoroughfare) with the Temple of Zeus.
Jerash · Jordan | 2014
9 Mar 2014

Hadrian Gate

The old town of Jerash has the finest ancient Roman ruins outside of Rome,
are well-preserved and offers a glympse into its illustrious past.
Jerash · Jordan | 2014
8 Mar 2014

Remains of the 2011 Revolution

Former President Mubarak's National Democratic Party (NDP) headquarters in
Tahrir (Liberation) Square, torched during the revolution in 2011, is still standing
and witnessed by a damaged Pharaoh statute outside the Egyptian Museum next door.
Cairo · Egypt | 2014
7 Mar 2014

Military Presence

All roads leading to Tahrir (Liberation) Square in January 2014 before the election
were blocked by the military. The Tahrir Square subway station was closed.
All measures to prevent the people from gathering and demonstrating at the Square.
Cairo · Egypt | 2014
6 Mar 2014


The sentiment is still on the wall near Tahrir (Liberation) Square after
the Revolution of 2011.
Cairo · Egypt | 2014
5 Mar 2014

The Great Pyramid of Giza

Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the
oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis. It is the oldest of the
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
Giza · Egypt | 2014
4 Mar 2014

13,000 in Hong Kong Rally for Press Freedom

Carrying a huge sign "They can't kill us all", thousands in Hong Kong marched on Sunday to defend
press freedom after a brutal chopper attack of Kevin Lau, ex-chief editor of a Chinese-
language newspaper. They marched to police HQ to demand the culprits be caught.
Wanchai · Hong Kong | 2014
3 Mar 2014

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The Sphinx and Pyramid of Khafre

The human-headed beast guards the base of the Giza plateau with the Pyramid of
Khafre which is the only one with some surviving limestone casing at the top.
Giza · Egypt | 2014
2 Mar 2014

Sydney Opera House at Sunset

The iconic Opera House, guarding the Sydney Harbor at sunset.
Sydney · Australia | 2013
1 Mar 2014

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