Asia

Joint Security Area

When North Korea, China and the United Nations Command (UNC) signed the 1953 armistice which effectively ended the Korean War, they did so in a village called P’anmunjÅ?m. After the cease-fire was signed, construction began on a site located about…

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Friday, 30th September 2005

Mang Gorn Luang (The Royal Dragon)

These red-gold buildings in Bangkok, Thailand, make up the Mang Gorn Luang (the Royal Dragon), the largest restaurant in the world. The restaurant covers 33,500 m2, has over 1,000 staff, and accomodates 5000 guests. The servers wear roller skates, use…

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Thursday, 29th September 2005

Tashkent TV Tower

This is the super-cool looking Tashkent TV Tower in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Standing at 375 metres, it’s slightly smaller than yesterday’s Central TV Tower, but it’s the tallest structure in central Asia (whatever that means). The tower uses a vertical cantilever…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005

Central TV Tower, Beijing

Still in Beijing, this is the Central TV Tower, which (including its antennae) is 405 metres tall, and easily the tallest structure in the city. A race to the top of the tower is held annually, with two laps of…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005

Brightly-Coloured Beijing Cars

Check out all these brilliantly brightly-coloured cars on this highway in Beijing. I’m not sure though why these cars seem quite so colourful, and perhaps it’s simply down to the combination of an over-saturated image and a very sunny day,…

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Wednesday, 28th September 2005

Jumbo Kingdom

Docked in the middle of Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, in the style of a sumptuous Chinese palace, is the gigantic floating restaurant Jumbo Kingdom. Opened in 1976, this mammoth eatery can accommodate up to 2,300 people, and the facilities…

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Tuesday, 27th September 2005

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Train Hotels

A few years ago we took a detailed look at Canada’s Grand Railway Hotels (parts 1, 2, 3). To look…

Greenland (Island week 6)

It’s surprises me that in 6 years of island-themed posts, and our frequently-documented obsession with all things “largest”, that the…

Unguja, Zanzibar (Island Week 6)

The name ‘Zanzibar’ evokes an air of exotic wonder. For thousands of years, this archipelago off the coast of East…

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