The world’s largest teapot shape structure, located in China’s Meitan County, was officially opened last month. I’m not sure what’s the 73.8 metre tall building is used for; but judging from its shape and that the county is famous for its premium tea, we can safely assume that it’s a tea museum or information centre…
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Korean Folk Village, Yongin, South Korea
The Korean Folk Village in Yongin City is the largest of its kind in South Korea. It has reproduced over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Chosun Dynasty and has recreated the life of Korean people through the exhibition of various household goods and workshop items. Photos from my Feb 2010 visit…
Soshi Dreamz – SNSD mini museum
A dedicated Canadian fan of Korean pop group SNSD – who goes by the name KC – has wowed global fans with his mini SNSD museum…
World’s largest model train set at Miniatur Wunderland
The world’s largest model railway and train set, located in the Miniatur Wunderland, a private museum in Hamburg, Germany. Updated with a new video.
Amazing Race Asia 3 – Ep 4 & 5 – Taipei
Interesting culture and places in Taipei, Taiwan; as featured in the 4th and 5th episode of The Amazing Race Asia (TARA) season 3.
Ximending is one of the most bustling areas in Taipei with a mixture of new and old culture.
You can find the latest trends and hype in Ximending… fashion, books, entertainment, cosplay, games etc; and on contrary also home to some of the oldest shops and restaurants in Taipei.
Ximending is also a popular place for celebrities to hold fans meeting or small concerts.
Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi – Bahnar Rong
Bahnar Rong (Ba Na Rông) are communal houses of the Bahnar tribe from Central Highlands (Tây Nguyên) region in Vietnam.
The distinctive features of traditional Bahnar Rong are its tall and steep roof, and also its lifted platform which are built to adapt to the (often rainy) tropical weather. The houses are traditionally used for cultural, religion and gathering purposes for men.
These traditional Bahnar Rong are almost obsolete nowadays, as the people are replacing their communal houses with iron and cement instead.
Photos below were taken at Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi where the Bahnar Rong, along with other traditional houses of various ethnic minorities, were built as an effort to preserve the fading Vietnamese traditions and heritage.