A deep moat along with the towering walls helped to keep unwanted people firmly outside. Any trespassers were executed! A grand royal palace, it was the home of the imperial Chinese family for hundreds of years. Today, the complex is also known as the Palace Museum. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Forbidden City contains more than 950 impressive buildings.
INTRODUCTION The temple Wat Si Saket was built in the year 1818 by mandate King Anouvong in 1824. Due to the great splendour of Wat Si Saket, this was the favourite place of the King of Laos to meet the aristocracy. Though, this temple had been influenced by the French Colonial in 1924 and 1930. Just across the street from the Presidential Palace and just a block from the Mekong River, it’s most famous for its collection of 2000 or so ceramic and silver Buddha statues on display in its cloisters. The complex’s architecture is also different to most other Lao Wats.
It is interesting to note that a fair amount of these sculptures (which are approximately 180 in number) were actually purchased by Arthur Acton from the famous Medici Boboli Gardens. As in La Pietra, much of the ornamental architecture in the Shalimar Gardens is made of marble – the enclosures around the various pools and canals. During the day, golden vases filled with flowers would be placed on ridges carved out of the marble to form beautiful golden reflections in the water; gardeners would replace the vases with wax candles after sunset, creating shimmering reflections of flames (Sikander), another show of shadows and light. This harkens back to one possible meaning of the Urdu name Shalimar, which would loosely translate into “house of light”. Finally, the La Pietra gardens also contain a Grottino, a
Introduction Chocolate has been considered as an exotic product to Chinese consumers until 1970’s. Segregated for decades from the global market and brands, China shaped up to be the pivotal market for the global chocolate companies with its limitless market potential. Mars Foods was the first major confectionary to make its entry into the open Chinese market in the early 1980’s. At the present day, all 20 global chocolate giants have made their presence in the world’s largest consumer group. Market Scenario: The Big Five The big five dominate the chocolate market in China.
The Zhong bells were found by Chinese archaeologists in the tomb of King Yi of the Zeng State in 1978, the same year the earliest forms of Sheng were discovered . The Zhong Bells of King Yi of the Zeng State are a complete set of percussion instruments that mirrors the flamboyant life of the nobles, as well as the adeptness in bronze casting in ancient China. The Zhong Chimes are built flat with sharp corners like two tiles pieced
This is 250 ft in length, 85 ft in width and is seven stories deep. It is called as Rani ki vav or the Queen’s step-well. Archaeologists still call it a well but on closer observation it is clear that it must be a temple. There are over 200 such step-wells in Gujarat built from 2nd century A.D. onward but none of them can be compared with this. This was built in 1060 A.D.and has over 1000 sculptures as seen in other temples and the most stunning part is that in the place of the garbhagiha is the circular portion of the well so an image of Sheshashayee Narayan is placed on the curved surface facing the entrance.
Srivijaya or Sriwijaya Malay is the long-ruling government on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, modern, affecting most of Southeast Asia. The earliest evidence of its existence dates from the 7th century; Chinese monk, I-Tsing, wrote that he visited Srivijaya in 671 for 6 months. The first inscription in which the name of Srivijaya appears also dating from the 7th century, is Kedukan Bukit Inscription around Palembang in Sumatra, dated 683. This government does not exist in the 13th century due to various factors, including the development of Java Majapahit empire. Fair is an important center for the development of Buddhism in the 8th to the 12th century.
Yangon, Myanmar The largest city in Myanmar is Yangon (formerly Rangoon). This is an interesting city with a mix of colonial architecture, modern high-rises and many gilded Buddhist pagodas. Shwedagon Paya is one of Buddhism’s most sacred sites. This 325 ft. zedi is adorned with 27 meteric tons of gold leaf, along with thousands of diamonds and other kinds of gems. It is believed that it enshrines eight hairs of the Gautama Buddha and other relics of three former Buddhas.
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At that time, cement was imported from India, China, Korea and many other countries. The commercial import of cement was startedd from 1970s from China. In 1975, Himal Cement Industry was established under the government ownership which was the first cement industry in Nepal and was dissloved in 2002 with some environmental issues as the factory was located near to capital city Kathmandu. Recently, Nepal has more than 42 cement industries in operation, including 2 government owned industries. Among these, 15 industries are self-clinker producing and rests are based on imported clinker.