Check this bustling corner of Chinatown Street. This exotic Oriental Tea-house served many different variety of herbal brewed drinks. However, don’t be deceived by it’s innocent shopfront as this Tea-house is actually run by Chinese Triads, but never fear, come right in and you will experience the dazzling sensation in this one of a kind hangout.
Exotic Oriental Tea-house
Oh, before I forget, did I mention that the owner belongs to Eurobricks member, Righteous Squid?
February 14 was Chinese New Year 2010 and ArzLan creates this very colorful Chinese dragon to celebrate. Let the dragon dance begin!
A traditional Chinese dragon dance
TheBrickster, let’s take a closer look at this amazing invention. Understanding from ancient China History, this is the first Chinese Water Clock which was completed in 125 AD by an outstanding talented scholar in the Han Dynasty by the name of Zhang Heng. The water clock is supposed to aid astronomers in their star observation and calendar computations.
This Chinese Water Clock is also known as the Armillary sphere that could represent the Celestial sphere. Engineers and Astronomers such as oldhamk contributed to the very success to its concluding design of this magnificent water clock.
Shall we take a walk inside and observe these integrated gears from beneath and marvel at this superb science creation from the Chinese.
Spanning over 6,400 km (or 4,000 miles), the construction of the Great Wall of China began in the 5th Century. Sections of the wall were originally constructed to protect the northern borders of China from fierce nomadic tribes from Central Asia, known as the Xiongnu. Centuries later, the Great Wall would continue to protect China from other raiding factions. Lego builder KK shares images of one Great Wall creation in his Brickshelf folder.
Residing at the southeastern end of Repulse Bay outside Hong Kong, is a beautiful shrine known as the Temple of Kwun Yam (also known as Guan Yin). Kwun Yam is the Buddhist God of Mercy and some believe that if one places their hands upon one of her many statues and reach into their pocket, they will accumulate wealth. Whether you believe in this ancient legend or not, you can appreciate the majestic beauty of the temple and its surroundings.
Standing in the heart of Beijing, China, is the imperial palace of the mighty Ming Dynasty, also know as the Forbidden City. The palace served as the home of the Emperors of China for almost five centuries. This smaller rendition was created by Master Builder Torgugick. What do you think WhiteFang? I think both creations must have been inspired by Lego Orient Expedition’s 7419 Dragon Fortress.