keskiviikko 25. toukokuuta 2016

Teples and Towers

 Kinkaku-ji / Golden Temple, Kyoto, Japan
World Cultural Heritage featuring a shining golden pavilion and a pond-centered garden.
Temppeli liitettiin muinaisen Kioton muiden kulttuuriaarteiden kanssa Unescon maailmanperintöluetteloon vuonna 1994.

This postcard comes from Yoshiyuki Yoko in Sakai-city, Japan 
Distance: 7,690 km
Travel time: 16 days

Ancient archery tower, Rampart Tower
Xian City, Shaanxi, China.
Xi'anin kaupunginmuurin tasanne  ja vartiotorni.

The Xian City Wall is the best preserved, oldest and largest ancient city defence system in China. 
There is a rampart every 120 meters. The ramparts are towers that extend out from the main wall. The ramparts were built to allow soldiers to see those enemies who would try to climb the wall. The distance between two ramparts is just within the range of arrow shot from either side. This allowed soldiers to protect the entire wall without exposing themselves to the enemy. They are altogether 98 of them on the wall; each has a sentry building on top of it.

 This postcardcard comes from Myra in Weinan, China
Distance: 6,507 km
Travel time: 38 days

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