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Photos from Around the World: Asia

Taiwan, Okinawa, Nepal, Japan.

Longshan Temple, Taiwan.

Chiang Kai Chek National Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan.

Shanghai Skyline, China.

Mapping Tomb Complexes, Okinawa.

Shuri Castle, Okinawa.

Burning bodies by the river, Hindu temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Series of female shrines, Hindu temple, Kathmandu.

Turning the giant prayer wheel, Buddhist temple, Kathmandu.

Waterfalls and Sherpa villages on the trek to Everest Base Camp.

Forbidden City, Beijing, China.

One of the many suspension bridges we crossed (background).

Road to Tianmen Mountain, China.

Namche Bazaar, ca. 11,500 ft.

Zhangjiajie, China.

Great Wall of China, Beijing.

Catching my breath after a steep ascent.

The highest monastery in the world: Tengboche, ca. 13,000 ft.

Terracotta Army, Xi'an, China.

Monks in prayer, Tengboche Monastery, Nepal.

Potala Palace, Tibet.

Stone house in the middle of nowhere, Nepal.

Monuments to the dead climbers.

Tianmen Mountain, China.

Sherpas and yaks along the trail, Nepal.

I lost count of how many suspension bridges we crossed.

Sera Monastery, Tibet.

Imperial Palace, Tokyo.

Auction block at Tsukiji Fishmarket, Tokyo.

Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan.

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kyoto, Japan.

Tea House in Arashiyama, Kyoto.

Chion-in, Kyoto, Japan.

Fushimi-inari Taisha, Kyoto.

Kyoto, Japan.

Gardens of Tenryu-ji, Kyoto.

Gardens of Heian Jingu, Kyoto.

Gardens of Nijo-jo, Kyoto.

Springtime in Naritasan Park, Narita, Japan.

A little island in the Maldives.

Sunset from the Sheraton bungalows, Maldives.