Forbidden City, Beijing, China Located in the center of Beijing, the Forbidden City was the imperial palace of China's emperors for five centuries and is one of the most beautifully preserved examples of ancient Chinese architecture.
A spectacular Shinto Shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate who died in The richly decorated gate is called "higurashi-no-mon," meaning that one could look at it until sundown
Morning Exercise, Shanghai - Early risers perform traditional morning exercises on the Bund, Shanghais famous riverfront boulevard. Stretching and low-impact exercise have been staples in Chinese culture for centuries. - Photograph by Justin Guariglia.