These are just a few of the many stone pagodas in the pagoda forest at the Shaolin Temple, Songshan, China.
This statue of King Sejong the Great sits on the main boulevard leading to Gyeongbokgung, the royal palace in Seoul, South Korea.
A shop displays some Chinese martial arts weapons for sale in the ancient town of Pingyao, China.
From the surrounding parklands, the red footbridge leads to Matsumoto Castle in Matsumoto, Japan.
After a scorching day, the sun begins to set behind the Iglesia de Santa Librada on the main plaza in Las Tablas, Panama.
An umbrella hangs out to dry in the streets of Kyoto, Japan.
I take one last glimpse of the famous portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong before passing through the gateway building from Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.