Chenzhou, Mount Mangshan National Park, located in Yizhang County, Chenzhou, has the most intact subtropical primeval second growth forest and evergreen broad-leave forest in the world.
It covers 6,000 hectares, and contains both the northern and the southern plants. It has more than 300 varieties of animals. The yellow-breasted pheasant, sika deer, golden cat, and python are first-class state protected species. Mount Mangshan National Park is a complete forest museum with abundant rainfall and rich natural resources.
The Yao live nearby. Their home feature exquisite roofs and poling, finished wood windows, and picture plaques framing the main gates. Taken together these demonstrate unique primitive simplicity and elegance.
The King Pan Festival originated from the Singing Party that falls on October 16 of the lunar calendar (Usually the end of November on the Gregorian calendar), which is a grand Yao singing and dancing festival to worship their ancestors and celebrate the bumper harvest. Nowadays, the King Pan Festival has developed into an entertaining festival to celebrate the harvest, and is also an opportunity for young boys and girls to look for the one they might fall in love with.
Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest of Yoho’s 61 lakes and ponds, as well as one of the park’s premier tourist attractions. Emerald Lake Lodge, a high-end lodge perched on the edge of the lake, provides local accommodation.
Croatia is in Central and Southeast Europe, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It borders Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro to the southeast and Slovenia to the northwest.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.
The walk started at Schwarzenbergplatz, walk along the Ring, show you the famous Kärntnerstraße shopping street, St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom) Graben, Freyung, the Ring and also the wonderful museums The Kunsthistorische Museum & The Natural History Museum Vienna (German: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien).
Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town, flanked by 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George.
A walking in a Sunday morning in 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗲 , Italy, in and around 𝗣𝗶𝗮𝘇𝘇𝗮 𝗡𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗻𝗮. Very quiet weekend day, good weather in this day of winter.
Piazza Navona is a public open space in Rome, Italy. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in the 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium. The ancient Romans went there to watch the agones, and hence it was known as “Circus Agonalis”.
Video timeline: 0:00 – [Brief Intro] 2:05 – [Piazza Navona] 4:36 – [Sant’Agnese in Agone Church *tour inside* – (info on subtitles)] 6:50 – [Piazza Navona] 8:00 – [*Fontain of Moro* – 1654 – (info on subtitles)] 9:32 – [Via della Cuccagna] 10:20 – [Piazza dei Massimi] 11:40 – [Piazza S.Andrea della Valle] 12:36 – [Corso VIttorio Emanuele II] 14:00 – [Piazza di S.Pantaleo] 14:30 – [Via della Cuccagna] 15:30 – [Via di Pasquino] 16:25 – [Via di S.Maria dell’Anima] 19:20 – [Vicolo della Pace] 22:43 – [Piazza del Fico] 23:10 – [Vicolo del Fico] 24:13 – [Via di Monte Giordano] 26:10 – [Via del Corallo] 27:31 – [Via del Governo Vecchio] 29:18 – [Via di Parione] 31:33 – [Via del Teatro Pace] 32:55 – [Vicolo dei Granari] 34:00 – [Via di S.Maria dell’Anima] 35:00 – [Piazza di Pasquino] 36:00 – [Via del Governo Vecchio] 37:30 – [Vicolo Savelli] 38:48 – [Corso Vittorio Emanuele II] 40:10 – [Via dei Leutari] 41:45 – [The *Talking Statue* of Pasquino – (info on subtitles) – it reads **This city, now old, by everyone is cheated, everyone says “great beauty”, but noone caresses you, it’s because they forgot, that in the past you founded them, My Rome, let them see, if you get enraged what can happen!*] 43:00 – [Piazza Navona]
Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center, with decorated 16th- and 17th-century palaces and religious sites, like the ornate Compañía de Jesús Church.
The culture of Turkey combines a heavily diverse and heterogeneous set of elements that have been derived from the various cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean (West Asian) and Central Asian region and Eastern European, and Caucasian traditions. Many of these traditions were initially brought together by the Ottoman Empire, a multi-ethnic and multi-religious state.
During the early years of the republic, the government invested a large amount of resources into fine arts such as paintings, sculpture and architecture. This was done as both a process of modernization and of creating a cultural identity.
Ants are social insects which form small to large colonies. A typical colony contains an egg-laying queen and many adult workers together with their brood (eggs, larvae and pupae). Workers are by far the most numerous individuals in the nest. They are responsible for nest construction and maintenance, foraging, tending the brood and queen, and nest defence.
While all workers are female, they are sterile and do not lay eggs. Winged queens and males are present in the nest for only a short period. Soon after emerging they leave the nest to mate and establish new nests. Queens are generally similar to the workers, differing primarily in having larger bodies. In some species, fully winged queens are lacking and egg-laying is undertaken either by typical workers or by individuals which are morphologically intermediate between typical queens and workers (these are called ergatoid queens). Males are generally about the same size as the workers or smaller, and have smaller heads with large ocelli, very short scapes and small mandibles. In many cases males look more like wasps than ants.
Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture. Its capital, Ulaanbaatar, centers around Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) Square, named for the notorious founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire. Also in Ulaanbaatar are the National Museum of Mongolia, displaying historic and ethnographic artifacts, and the restored 1830 Gandantegchinlen Monastery.