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The Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple in Dali, China.

Photo of the Week: Dali’s Three Ancient Pagodas

Standing like silent watchmen over the town of Dali in China’s Yunnan Province, the Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple are some of the oldest buildings left standing in the country. Originally built between the 9th and 1...
by Jim Cheney
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The Stone Forest just south of Kunming, China.

Photo of the Week: China’s Stone Forest

Imagine for a moment you are walking through a forest, surrounded by nature and feeling tiny compared to the magnificent objects that surround you. However, instead of the green and brown of trees, you are instead surrounded by...
by Jim Cheney
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The monks of Luang Prabang complete their morning alm ritual.

Photo of the Week: The Monks’ Alms Procession in Luang Prabang, Laos

Every morning at dawn, the monks that inhabit the myriad of temples in Luang Prabang complete their morning alms ritual. Starting around 6am, the monks leave their temples and head out onto the city streets where locals and tou...
by Jim Cheney
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A Japanese macaque monkey sits at the Monkey Park outside of Kyoto, Japan.

Photo of the Week: A Japanese Macaque at Kyoto’s Monkey Park

When most people think of Kyoto, they imagine Japan’s ancient traditions and the┬ámyriad of fantastic temples that dot the city’s landscape. However, when you visit Kyoto, the sheer number of majestic temples will e...
by Jim Cheney
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Some of the many statues at Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple outside Georgetown, Malaysia.

Photo of the Week: Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang, Malaysia

Sitting outside of Georgetown, Malaysia, on the island of Penang is one of the most impressive Buddhist Temples that I’ve ever had the chance to see: Kek Lok Si Temple. Located at the top of a small hill, the temple is mo...
by Jim Cheney
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The view of downtown Seoul from the top of Yongmansan Mountain.

Photo of the Week: Overlooking Seoul from Yongmasan Mountain

When I moved to South Korea, I was very surprised to find out how mountainous the country was. In fact, downtown Seoul is full of small mountains and even has a large national park inside of the city borders. Nearly every mount...
by Jim Cheney
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