Quiet Mumblings

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Shaolin Reservoir

To even things out a bit between my two favourite countries, I thought I'd better post a recent Google Earth discovery of mine... This dam has the words 少林水庫 (Shaolin Reservoir) written on it, and is just a little way from the famous Shaolin Temple of Gongfu fame. The nearest town to the reservoir (and the temple) is just south of the dam, and is called Deng Feng. The Shaolin Temple though is more generally associated with the city of Luoyang (洛阳) - a wonderful city which was the capital during the Xia dynasty. Unfortunately both the temple itself and Luoyang are still not covered in high resolution on Google Earth.

The Shaolin Reservoir

You can also view it on Google Maps here.


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