|UNESCO #1305 - Historic Monuments of Dengfeng - CHINA|
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Historic Monuments of Dengfeng - CHINA - UNESCO #1305
This beautiful picture makes me remind the old kung-fu movies that normally start on a remote Shaolin Temple and then follow the life of one of those monks in his adventures on the Occident. This amazing photo was taken on Henan in the middle of a region known as "The Centre of Heaven and Earth". Thank you very much Kolly, I really like your card - as for my UNESCO collection, 352 down, 629 to go.
Mount Songshang is considered to be the central sacred mountain of China. At the foot of this 1500 metre high mountain, close to the city of Dengfeng in Henan province and spread over a 40 square-kilometre circle, stand eight clusters of buildings and sites. Constructed over the course of nine dynasties, these buildings are reflections of different ways of perceiving the centre of heaven and earth and the power of the mountain as a centre for religious devotion. The historical monuments of Dengfeng include some of the best examples of ancient Chinese buildings devoted to ritual, science, technology and education.