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Video: A Palace with 9,999 Rooms

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Most of us are lucky to have a home that might have three bedrooms and one bathroom. But imagine living in a place that has 9,999 rooms! There is such a home which boasts the name “The Forbidden City,” and it can found in the middle of  Beijing, China.

But why 9,999? Why not 10,000?

There’s a perfectly good reason, but you’ll have to watch this video to find out. If you want to learn more, China’s Forbidden City can be seen on the Smithsonian Channel. This summer, students who travel on our new Smithsonian Studies Abroad program in Beijing will have the opportunity to see the Forbidden City and explore some of these rooms. They may come back wanting to redecorate their own bedroom, or possibly the entire house.

Would you want to live in a home with 9,999 rooms?

Smithsonian Studies Abroad is filling up fast for this summer! Will you go to China, Italy or Spain?

Video: Angkor Wat in 3-D

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

As a UNESCO World Heritage site, Angkor Wat is considered to be one of the most significant archaeological sites in South-East Asia and dates as early as the 9th century. After time, neglect, and war damaged the site, UNESCO put the historical remains on its World Heritage List, as well as the World Heritage in Danger List to save it from further destruction and looting. Since then, there has been work to preserve the temples by both professional archaeologists and locals. To see the size and scope of this monument located in the Cambodian jungle, check out this 3-D digital interpretation.

Explore this and other UNESCO World Heritage sites on the Treasures of Angkor Wat and Vietnam tour.

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