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This amazing video covers the magnificent culture, history and beauty of China. This is your one-stop guide to China - one of the world's oldest civilizations and an extraordinary travel destination. And the videos are indexed so you can plan your tour.
SPECTACULAR VIDEOS - You'll visit dramatic sites including the Great Wall of China and the Temple of Heaven. You'll explore China's leading cities with their incredible shopping and nightlife. Beijing is China's capital and site of the 2008 Olympics and here you'll see its most famous sites including the Forbidden City, where the emperor ruled the Middle Kingdom. See Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, the famous Terracotta Warriors near Xi'an and the remarkable city of Shanghai, which has more skyscrapers than New York. See cute Pandas, explore China's vast countryside including beautiful Guilin and take a soul-searching trip to mysterious Tibet.
ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP TOURIST DESTINATIONS -- China has a treasure-chest of stunning historical sites, a rich culture, breathtaking scenery, and it's poised to assume a key role in the 21st century.
INCREDIBLE TRAVEL PLANNER - Watch the videos and then plan a spectacular vacation. Even learn to speak some Mandarin.
This country is filled with dramatic sites, including the Great Wall of China, which is one of the wonders of the world and at one time it was over 3,500 miles long. And, you'll see the famous terra cotta warriors, which guarded China's emperor for over 2,000 years. But we'll take you far beyond China's past, and look ahead to its amazing future. This country is quickly transforming from an agrarian society into one of the world's leading economic powers. And you'll explore china's rich traditions including dance and acrobatic shows, which feature colorful views of this diverse culture. You will also see wildlife. In fact, you'll get so close to Pandas that you can literally reach out and touch them. And you'll also explore China's vast countryside. So enjoy your tour of this amazing country - a land with a rich culture, breathtaking scenery and a nation, which is poised to assume a key role in the 21st century.
Beijing is China's capital and it's also the location of the 2008 Olympics. The Temple of Heaven is one of Beijing's most well known tourist destinations. The Hall of Prayer for Good harvests is where the emperor prayed for a good farming season. This wooden building is over 120 ft high. It's supported by 28 pillars, which represent the constellations, the 4 seasons and 12 months of the year.
The Summer Place was the private retreat of emperors and empresses for centuries. It has a large manmade lake, temples and gardens.
China exports massive amounts of goods, which are sold in the west. And if you are wondering, yes they do have Wal-marts in China.
The outside of the Shanghai Museum is stunning. And inside you'll find some of the great treasures of Chinese history.
GIANT PANDAS are mammals which can weigh over 200 lbs and eat almost 50 pounds of bamboo per day. They are white and have black arms, legs, and ears, and black beneath their eyes.
In the museum there is an incredible display of chariots and horses. These were made of silver, gold and bronze.
XIAN is a treasure trove of key historical sites such as The Big Wild Goose Pagoda. This stored valuable Buddhist writings, which were brought from India by a monk. He also wrote about his journey along the Silk Road, the legendary trading route between China, Europe and the Mideast. Many cities and temples had both drum and bell towers and the drums and bells rang throughout the day.
Tea has been an important part of Chinese life since at least the 8th century. There was an elaborate ceremony when it was served.
One of the most stunning sites in Tibet is the Potala Palace, which stands majestically on a hillside. This was the former home of the fourteenth Dali Lama.
GUILIN has bee called the most beautiful part of china. This is one of the top meccas for tourists. It's an exotic landscape of limestone hills covered in lush vegetation, which rise above a flat plain.
Hong Kong is a center of banking and trade.
Best time to visit - spring fall - summer can be very hot - winter can be very cold
Currency - RMB, Yuan
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Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat
Soaring in glittering splendour, the Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat rise to a hundred feet on either side of the Narmada. The serene loveliness of the scene is one of cool quiet, the sunlight sparkling on the marble-white pinnacles and casting dappled shadows on the pellucid waters. These white rocks with views of black and dark green volcanic seams are truly majestic, and produce a magical effect on moonlit nights
The holy river flows by tranquilly flanked by the towering cliffs which reflect in it like a mirror the changing moods of nature. A little distance away, it becomes turbulent as it plunges in a mighty water fall known as Dhuandhar.
In his Highlands of Central India Captain J. Forsyth speaks eloquently about the infinitely varied beauty of the rocks :
"the eye never wearies of the . . . effect produced by the broken and reflected sunlight, now glancing from a pinnacle of snow-white marble reared against the deep blue of the sky as from a point of silver, touching here and there with bright lights the prominence of the middle heights and again losing itself in the soft bluish grays of their recesses. . .
Here and there the white saccharine limestone is seamed by veins of dark green or black volcanic rock; a contrast which only enhances like a setting of jet, the purity of the surrounding marble."
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The perpendicular magnesium limestone rocks fringe the crystal clear placid waters of the Narmada providing a fascinating site. Boating facilities are available between November-May. Boating on a moonlit night, when the whole stretch of water is transformed into a sheet of liquid silver is absolutely magical. In the narrow channel of the mighty river, there is a place approached so closely from the opposite banks that the local people have aptly named it the "Monkey's Leap" .
The Narmada, making its way through the Marble Rock,s narrows down and then plunges in a waterfall known as Dhuandhar or the smoke casade. So powerful is the plunge that its roar is heard from a far distance. The falls and the breaking of the volume of water at the crest present an awesome spectacle of Nature's power unleashed.
Chausat Yogini Temple
Situated atop a hillock and approached by a long flight of steps, the Chusat Yogini Temple commands a singularly beautiful view of the Narmada flowing through the jagged Marble Rocks. Dedicated to goddess Durga, this 10th century temple has exquisitely carved stone figures of deities belonging to the kalchuri period. According to a local legend, this ancient temple is connected to the Gond Queen Durgavati's palace through an underground passage.
The soapstone revealed by the Narmada provides occupation to families of carvers of gods and goddesses, lingas, crosses, madonnas, ashtrays and trinket boxes.
Built in 1914, the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum is located in the Kom Tong Hall, originally the residence of Ho Kom-tong, the younger brother of the Hong Kong's magnate Robert Hotung. Being a typical Edwardian Classical building, this four-storey building has the facade surrounded by the Greek-style granite columns. Inside the premises are preserved the stained-glass windows, balcony wall tiles and staircase railings in good condition. The Kom Tong Hall is among the best-preserved buildings dating back to the early 20th century Hong Kong.
Apart from its majestic appearance, Kom Tong Hall was among the earliest residential buildings constructed with reinforced concrete structure and fitted with concealed electrical wiring in Hong Kong. It sets an important milestone in the development of building construction.
孫中山紀念館的館址「甘棠第」於1914年建成，原為香港殷商何東胞弟何甘棠的住宅， 樓高四層。整座大樓的建築屬英皇愛德華時期的古典風格，弧形陽台有希臘式巨柱承托。內 部裝修瑰麗堂皇，色彩斑斕的玻璃窗、陽台牆身的瓷磚，以及柚木樓梯的欄杆至今依然保存 良好，是香港現存有數的二十世紀初建築物。
WW-DVD-ICE - This cold Nordic country will find a warm spot in your heart
Over a thousand years ago, a disgruntled Viking gave this country its cold sounding name. But there's an old saying that Iceland is not a land of ice--the friendliness of the people has melted much of it away. In fact, only 12% of the ocuntry is covered in ICe and the average winter temperature in Reykjavik is warmer than New York City!
However, we will journey atop Europe's largest glacier, and float among ice sculptures in a spectacular lagoon. But that's just the tip of the iceberg...travel with us as we:
take a warm dip in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon;
whitewater raft down a glacial river;
visit the world's northern-most captial;
collect seabird eggs while dangling high above the ocean;
play golf under the midnight sun;
watch the fiery ordeal of Heimaey's volcanic eruption;
explore on e of the world's most magnificent bird cliffs;
taste two year old duck eggs preserved in sheep dung ash;
see majestic fjord, cascading waterfalls, millions of seabirds and much, much more!
Iceland hangs like a jewel on the necklace of the Arctic Circle -- it truly is Europe's Wild Gem!
This majestic fortified medieval castle still stands today in the Carpathian mountains (ROMANIA), on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia - also known as Dracula's Castle. Watch freely and of your own will ... Enjoy!!!
On April 14, 1912, the great steamship RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and within hours it sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. As part of the Hidden Expedition Adventure League, it's your job to explore the wreckage of this once-majestic ship and collect antique artifacts for the Titanic Museum. Through 14 diving missions you will scour 17 locations on the ship for cleverly-hidden clues that will lead you to the ultimate artifact: The Crown Jewels. Get ready to lose yourself in a historic adventure of epic proportions!
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The Seven Keys to Jewish Life DVD.
What makes Judaism different from other religions? What are the biblical sources for enigmatic Jewish observances? What is the meaning of the Hebrew blessings recited during each ritual? What does it all symbolize?
Certain rituals, symbols, and practices have long been associated with the Jewish People, but few non-Jews actually understand their biblical origins and their continuing significance in modern times.
"Seven Keys to Jewish Life" explores the seven pillars of Judaism to reveal the manner in which Jews still live to this very day and the meaning behind their way of life.
1. The Sabbath: Known as "Shabbat" in Hebrew and "Shabbos" in Yiddish, the Jewish Sabbath is observed every Friday evening from one hour before sundown until Saturday evening one hour after sundown. It is a day filled with prayer, Torah study, family, and peace that remembers the Seventh Day of Creation, on which Jews are bidden to imitate the Lord's own rest. It is an occasion for songs of freedom and social justice praising the Holy One for removing the Hebrew slaves from oppression in the Land of Egypt, and for abstaining from the 39 categories of "m'lacha", labor, which He describes in His Torah.
"Seven Keys to Jewish Life" invites you to spend a Sabbath with a Jewish family and to participate in the most important rituals this People has observed every week since the Exodus from Egypt.
2. What is kosher?: The video takes you into a Jewish kitchen to clearly explain which foods are kosher and which are not, the biblical sources for "kashrut" (the Jewish body of Law that regulates the diet), and the practical observance thereof in modern
Did you know that every religious Jewish kitchen contains at least two (and many up to 6!) full sets of dishes? Did you ever notice any myster- ious symbols on the packaging of popular foods you purchase at the supermarket? These are the modern-day signs that the Chosen People of God are still observing His "Mitzvot" (Command-ments) even into the 21st century!
3. Chanuka: The "Festival of Lights" is an eight-day holiday that celebrates, as many know, a miracle of oil that occurred in ancient Temple times. Crucial to an understanding of the festiv- ities, though, is the history of the military victory of the Maccabees over the pagan Greek oppressors who had invaded the Holy Land.
An evening with a Jewish family elucidates the traditions, laws, songs, blessings of the lights and thanksgiving for victory and miracle... even which Jewish specialties are favorite Chanuka foods!
4. The Shofar: "Seven Keys to Jewish Life" takes you to a shofar-maker to see the step-by-step fashioning of a simple ram's horn into a majestic biblical instrument (the shofar) whose sound pleased the Lord and awakened the souls of His People to righteousness. Discussion of its biblical history and usage as well as its employment in rituals today is pierced by the sights and sounds of the blowing of the shofar in actual synagogue services.
5. Mezuzah: "...and write them (these, My Commandments) upon the doorposts of your house and upon your gates" (Deuteronomy 6:9). This is the biblical source for those beautiful elongated boxes that grace every Jewish door- way. Inside are hand-written parchments of Torah passages that proclaim the Oneness and Majesty of God and this, His Commandment.
"Seven Keys to Jewish Life" opens up the mezuzah case to reveal its precious contents, travels to a traditional Jewish scribe to observe the writing thereof, and even stops in at a Jewish house-warming party, where a crowd of friends and family wait to enter until the blessing has been recited and the first mezuzah affixed to the doorpost of a new Jewish home.
6. Tefillin: "...Bind them as a sign upon your arm and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes" (Deuteronomy 6:8). This ritual, most often described as simply bizarre by outsiders, is perhaps one of the most intriguing and symbol-rich Commandments that Jewish men still observe every morning at prayer. The little black boxes, called "phylacteries" in English and "tefillin" in Hebrew, contain similar parchments to those housed by the mezuzah but are bound to the arms and foreheads of Jewish men as opposed to the doorposts of their homes.
Open up these little black boxes, read their parchments, witness their binding, watch step-by-step the long and tedious labor that produces a single set of phylacteries,discover the biblical source for the Commandment, and hear the same blessings and prayers recited for centuries every time a Jewish man donned his tefillin.
7. Tzedakah: Often translated as "charity", "tzedakah" actually comes from the Hebrew root that means "righteousness" and "justice". The Jewish concept of charity is two-fold: by observ- ing the Commandment to give, one comes closer to righteousness through performance of His Law, while the giving itself contributes to the restoration of social balance in a very unjust world.
Most people feel that all that really matters is that one gives. But the Rambam (Moshe ben Maimon, the greatest medieval Jewish rabbi and scholar) asserted that there are in fact Eight Degrees of Tzedaka, and that some are indeed better than others. "Seven Keys to Jewish Life" guides you up the Rambam's ladder of righteous- ness and gives vivid examples from the Jewish experience to illustrate how this Mitzvah (Commandment) has not only been an individual concern for each and every Jew, but a whole social organization and way of life for the entire Jewish People ever since their inception.
Rich with biblical references and sources for each of the seven pillars and clarified by the practice of real Jewish families, "Seven Keys to Jewish Life" solves the riddle of modern-day Jewish observance for the curious non-Jew. All of the blessings and prayers recited for each ritual are shown transliterated (with the Hebrew words in English letters)
and translated in English on the screen as they are recited.
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Thinking of purchasing Charlottesville Real Estate? Then check out this superb short video of majestic Charlottesville homes and extraordinary Charlottesville land. You will love Charlottesville Virginia after you view this...
Albemarle County Real Estate surrounds the city of Charlottesville. Albemarle Virginia land is rolling and very scenic with majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains everywhere. Albemarle Virginia real estate is primarily made up of fabulous Virginia Historic homes and Charlottesville farms. So if you have the money come see our exquisite Albemarle County real estate.
Villa Amanecer, just 10 minutes from prestigious Punta Mita resort; is the one latest architectural works of art built by Juan Pablo Stone. The dramatic villa faces the south-western sunset and features a privileged and majestic view overlooking the Bay of Banderas, across to Puerto Vallarta, ringed by the Sierra Madre jungle.
Designed by architect Ruben Flores, the rugged and diverse coastline is an empty canvas for the country's reknown artisans to execute their best ideas. The tropical coastal life is often imagined by a lavish cascading pool, with a massage and a cocktail. For the builders of these homes, experiencing the art of leisure, a certain joie de viver comes from natural sweeping vistas from a clifftop at the edge of the sea, fresh wind in your face. It is an emotively framed mural view at entry, romantic outdoor living, eating, resting spaces, cascading water features, the finest and grandest wooden palapas and intricate stonework throughout. Descend a stone walkway to the beach and watch the waves crash against the promontory point of Pontoquito.
Explore the majestic whales of Hawaii with National Geographic photographer Flip Nicklin.
Horses doing what they do - being so cute, so majestic, so real....
Sedona artist, outdoorsman and adventurer Ken Rowe is one of the most acclaimed wildlife sculptors in the Southwest.
Ken will only sculpt what he sees. Armed with binoculars, camera and sketch pads, Ken braves the elements. From the Arizona Desert to the Alaskan Wilderness he pursues his passion for studying wildlife in action, observing the personalities, movement, habits and drama of the animals.
His talent and style create a uniqueness that only sculpting from live references can bring to the art:
Spirited wild horses running free, a majestic blue heron nesting, a mother grizzly bear teaching her cubs to fish, a powerful eagle hunting in flight, are a few examples.
On many days you can meet Ken Rowe sculpting at Mountain Trails Gallery in Tlaquepaque... where he takes the life experiences from the field into the gallery.
Find out how you can share the adventure in your own home... Visit Mountain Trails Gallery in Tlaquepaque.