East Asian architecture on coins

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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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#77
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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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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#79
Northwest Corner Tower of the Forbidden City (Song Dynasty paintings on the reverse.)
Nothing much to talk about...


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#80
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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#81
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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It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

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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.

Peter



"Okayama Castle, IMG 5839-5841 AutoAdaptive" by Kimon Berlin - originally posted to Flickr as IMG_5839-5841_AutoAdaptive. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Okayama_Castle,_IMG_5839-5841_AutoAdaptive.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Okayama_Castle,_IMG_5839-5841_AutoAdaptive.jpg
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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#84
Cambodia 1000 riels 1974.jpg

Cambodia, 1000 riels, 1974.  Angkor Wat.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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#85
Japan 10 yen 1989.jpg

Japan, 10 yen, 1989.


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Hōōdō Temple, Byōdō-in.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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#86
China 1 yuan 1949'.jpg

China, Kweichow Province, 1 yuan, 1949. 


A three storey pavilion over water with connecting bridges.

This is the obverse of the famous "bamboo dollar".
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.