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The Adachi Museum of Art is famous for its collection of around 1300 contemporary Japanese paintings, including works by Taikan Yokoyama and Shiho Sakakibara. There are also ceramics by Kanjiro Kawai and Rosanjin Kitaoji, as well as wood sculpture and...
There is usually a Sacred Way or Divine Road leading to the mausoleums of China's emperors. Each emperor was known as the 'Son of Heaven'. The emperors came from heaven to earth through the Sacred Way and they would also...
Don sent Scott Cam and Nigel Ruck to Queenstown for some serious recreation! They spent a day doing the ‘Awesome Foursome’, an extreme adventure combo. It includes a high speed jetboat ride down the Shotover River, a...
Don visited the Bonsai Village, Omiya, Saitama Prefecture, where many of the top Japanese bonsai artists live. He felt very privileged to meet Mr Saburo Kato, the most famous bonsai artist in the village, and speak to him about his...
Don met with a group of Japanese dogs and their owners to test the Bowlingual, a dog ‘translation’ device. The Bowlingual is made up of two parts, a microphone and a console. The 8cm wide, wireless microphone is...
Entombed Warriors   In 1974, three farmers digging a well in a field near Xi’an found fragments of the first, life-sized terracotta warrior. This was perhaps the greatest archaeological...
Lion Grove Garden   Don visited Shizi-Lin, known as the Forest of Lions Garden. It contains the largest rocks and most elaborate rockeries of any garden in Suzhou. Also...
Shanghai Pet Street     Don visited the Jiangying Lu Bird and Flower Market in Shanghai. The largest of its kind in the city, the market is 200...
Burke's Backyard in China - Silkworms   Don visited the Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory Co, Ltd. He looked at silkworms feeding on mulberry leaves, cocoon boiling and silk spinning.   ...
Forbidden City   The Forbidden City, known as Gugong, is the largest and best-preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China. Completed in 1420, it was home to 24 emperors...

 


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