Not sure what this monument stood for; but it was really cool to see. Stood right next to the Osaka Castle, and had a bunch of kids standing around doing chants that day. NOt sure why (everyone else thought it was weird too–the Japanese people were giving them a wide berth), but they were hollering chants and what sounded like pig-calling noises (Suey…Suey). You can see two of them at the bottom.
One of 2 Summer Palaces in Beijing. It is built around a HUGE man-made lake. They took the dirt from the lake and used it to build the mountains around it. Then they built the palace on the mountains. It is a truly beautiful sight!
Gyeongbokgung Palace, a beautiful complex of dozens of palaces, buildings, and museums. You can literally spend an entire day exploring just this. If you don’t have an entire day, definitely pre-choose where you are going to go.