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Re: East Asian architecture on coins
« Reply #75 on: August 03, 2013, 12:14:16 AM »

White Pagoda from the Miao Ying Temple in Beijing, Yuan to Qing Dynasty.
Despite the many atrocities and failings of the Yuan and Qing Dynasty, their pro-Buddhist policies were extremely successful.

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Re: East Asian architecture on coins
« Reply #76 on: August 03, 2013, 12:18:02 AM »
Pagoda forest, Shaolin Temple.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagoda_Forest_at_Shaolin_Temple
Starting from the Tang Dynasty

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Re: East Asian architecture on coins
« Reply #77 on: August 03, 2013, 12:52:25 AM »
Macau, Ruin of St Paul's
Macau may be the least bloody colonial power (Luso-tropicalism), and their cultural heritage is worth commemorating.
The Chinese name for the ancient cathedral is Paifang(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paifang), which is a serious cultural misunderstanding. 

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Re: East Asian architecture on coins
« Reply #78 on: August 03, 2013, 01:09:38 AM »
Sun Yat Sen‘s Residence in Shanghai

Modern Chinese communities have this "religion" for Dr Sun, wherever he stayed, be it in Shanghai, Singapore, Macau, Penang, Guangzhou, or Hong Kong, become temples. He is really some iconic figure other than someone to be treated seriously.
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Re: East Asian architecture on coins
« Reply #79 on: August 03, 2013, 01:18:00 AM »
Northwest Corner Tower of the Forbidden City (Song Dynasty paintings on the reverse.)
Nothing much to talk about...


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Re: East Asian architecture on coins
« Reply #80 on: August 03, 2013, 01:25:34 AM »
Zhengyang Gate, or "Front Gate" of Beijing.
Iconic Landmark.
It was once burnt by the Alliance of Eight Nations during Boxer War.

PRC, 1984, 150 Yuan.



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Re: East Asian architecture on coins
« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2013, 02:03:44 AM »
Daedong (Great Unity) Gate of Pyongyang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taedongmun
North Korea


The gate seems to be on every North Korean Coin, like Temple of Heaven on every Chinese Panda coin.

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East Asian architecture on coins
« Reply #82 on: August 03, 2013, 03:44:31 PM »
Just one word: WOW!

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Re: East Asian architecture on coins
« Reply #83 on: February 16, 2015, 10:40:08 PM »
This one is not genuine either, but in another sense.

Okayama castle was burnt in an air attack in 1945. It was reconstructed and is now equipped with an elevator. The small building is a tea pavilion on the water in Kōraku-en park across the river.

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