7 World’s Continents Photo Challenge - Asian Sunday week #21 - the absolute winner takes 200 SBD!

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Hello fellow Steemians!

I am starting the week #21 of my 7 World’s Continents Photo Challenge and we are back to the continent of Asia.

If you like to participate, place your personal image from your travels in Asia in the comment section below with a short 30 to 50 word description. Only use of personal images will be accepted and only one picture can be submitted for a daily photo challenge. Ten winning photos will receive a bigger upvote from me and ten runners-up will get a smaller one.

Chosen from the ten winning entries, the absolute winner of the day will receive extended publicity in my post tomorrow morning. I will also visit his/her blog to upvote one of the most recent posts. The winning picture of the daily challenge will then automatically enter other rounds with the absolute winner gaining approximately 200 SBD in total. So far I have given out approximately $3800 in upvotes and 420 SBD in rewards.

After today´s Asian photo contest, the 7 World’s Continents Photo Challenge will be followed as per below rotation and then starting again with Asia on next Sunday.

• Monday: Australia and New Zealand
• Tuseday: Antarctica + the world’s oceans
• Wednesday: Africa
• Thursday: Europe
• Friday: North America
• Saturday: South America

Rice terraces at sunset in Maruyama-senmaida, Kumano, Japan. Source: Shutterstock, author: Sean Pavone

For more information about the 7 World’s Continents Photo Challenge and conditions see my original post: 200 SBD 7 World's Continents Photo Challenge - 2018 guidelines: 22/1 update

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Everyone knows where this is. The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. I think I would put this in my top 5 of places I've seen in the world, one of those places that truly lives up to expectations and surpasses them. I went on an overcast/rainy day so I tried a black and white edit to enhance the mood.

Beautiful. It’s high on my travel list! :) which other places are in your top 5?

If you get to spend a bit of time in the high altitude Himalayas you soon start to appreciate the old Nepalese pilots adage that “we don't fly when there are clouds, because the clouds have rocks in them”. Peeking though the clouds here is the incredible spire of Ama Dablam at 6,812 metres (22,349 ft).

Image taken by and remains the Copyright of Robert Downie - http://www.robertdowniephotography.com

Truly amazing!

This is a beautiful photo! Keep up the good work!

Yangshuo - A place to rest your soul

With all the trouble and hectic pace in Peking, Xian and the cruise ship on the Yangtze River, the Guilin area, especially Yangshuo is a place to rest your soul after some adventurous days before. Driving around with a bicycle, go on a relaxing rafting trip on the river, wandering through the rice fields or just drink some tea and enjoy life. The photo was taken during our bike ride along the shores.

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Oh wow this is stunning, it looks like a mirrored floor. Did you find travelling china expensive or not?
Which way is up:

Great question if you mirror the image ;)
I really depends on the areas you go. Beijing, Shanghai and Hongkong can be quite expensive. But traveling by train is not as expensive and the food is also really cheap.

Love it as always. Thank you so much for your submission. Tomas

This is a photo that I took in Xinjiang, China. That's a Euphrates Poplar Forest which is about 6000 years old. Euphrates Poplar can live up to 3000 years old and even though the trees are dead, they can still stand for another 3000 years. I think they are tough and strong there for I took that pic.

Great photo! Glad to see you here :) look forward to more of your pictures from China!

Welcome to the challnge. You have made quite an entrynce with this epic picture. Kindly stay tuned for the winner announcement coming in a separate post later on today. Have a great day. Tomas

I chose this photo for today's Asian Sunday. I've just uploaded the photo to my feed and I think it's also a good way to get started with this challenge.
I took this photo in September 2013 in Singapore.
That day, we returned to the Marina Bay to meet friends and enjoyed this beautiful sunset togehther with a cold beer.
Singapore is always a great place to spend a nice time, especially in the evening.

For full view, please click on the image!

Another amazing image from your beautiful gallery. Thank you so much for sharing. Tomas

Thanks Tomas!

A sunrise photo of the Bayon temple, one of the many ruins within Angkor. This place is great to explore, but best come early in the morning while most of the tourists are still visiting Angkor Wat. In the morning you can really enjoy the area.

One of my fav temple in Angkor 😉

Faublous image! Thank you for your submission. Tomas

Today I take you to the submit of Kawah Igen and more precisely this a view of the crater. The contrast between this colourful lake and the sulfur rocks is wonderful.

Shot from the very top of the volcano, minutes after the sunrise... Enjoy!!!

Location: Banyuwangi, Indonesia.

I still remember the strong smell of the sulfur there 🙈😄

It was hard to breathe and once in the crater if somehow the wind would blow in your direction, it is just impossible to take a breath and your eye are crying and burning in the same time!!! But what a wonderful place to visit :)

Thank you so much for your participation. Stunning image. Tomas

Thank you Tomas :)

This beautiful image of sunset is taken at Versova beach in Mumbai, India yesterday. I went there to meet my friend because he loves beaches. Normally weather of city is hazy but tomorrow, It was golden to click image. Children were playing there under orange cloudy sky.

What a great capture. Beautiful sunset. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Tomas

I captured this tea plantation view at Cameron Highlands of Malaysia, when the sun came out of dark clouds after a shower. The tea produced here is distinguished for its golden color and smooth flavor. Here you can wander around, savor a cup in a tea house or visit the factories to learn about the tea making process.


I love it! So much green!

Thanks Tomas! =)

Inle Lake Fishermen

Inle Lake was my favourite place in Myanmar. The fishermen there have mastered a very different technique. They row their boat with one leg, stand on the other one and fish with a giant basket.

What a great entry. Thank you so much for your participation. Have a great day. Tomas

Thank you! Have a great day as well!


My entry for this challenge 😊

I captured this image at the summit Padar island couple years ago when it still pristine, and remote, not many tourist around. Now it has more developed and accessible but you still have to hike to the top to see this breathtaking and super colorful sunset scenery 🌅

Simply beautiful! What an experience to witness a sunset like this.

200 bsd are too much

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The largest mosque in the country, it is the key place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers. During Eid it may be visited by more than 41,000 people.


In Southern Thailand, the beaches look like they were pulled right from some stock photo. I loved riding in the iconic long tail boats! However, as beautiful as this part of Thailand is, it also is very touristy and after some days I got tired of visiting beaches and travelled further north.

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Clear turquoise beach always a beauty

Lake Baikal is one of the most mysterious and mysterious places on the planet. It is a place of power, where ancient spirits and various deities live. In one of the expeditions I met an icy spirit that lets out steam from the mouth ...


Where is this lake?

Asian part of Russia.

Haha, your description is funny... I was there too, but in summer time, so didn't see any icy spirit ;) This lake is more like a sea to me, so vast!

View From Shikha Village While On the way to Annapurna Base Camp. Shikha is a village in Myagdi District of Nepal which is famous spotpoint while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit.

Few month back we went to Annapurna Base Camp,Nepal.It's the best trekking spot where you can see Annapurna Range and Machhapuchre
Mountains.You are on a center surrounded by mountains.


Great trekking spot!

yeah you may visit

Hunan, China

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
A couple of years back I went on an adventure to the location where"avatar " was based on, in Hunan China. this trip took me 2 days to get to from Hong Kong, it sure was a mission but well worth it.

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It cannot get greener than this. This photo is taken from from my hometown back in Kerala, India. In background you can see mountains from the Western ghats. The best time I like to travel in Southern part of India is monsoon , where you get to see the lush green all over.So refreshing and peaceful !
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These are the beautiful bioluminescent shrimp that can be found in the oceans of mainland Japan. The shrimp, none locally as "umibotaru" can be found from around July to October time. The shrimp are around 3mm in length and glow when they are disturbed by the oceans current.

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Wow, amazing shot! Thank you for showing us this place. Where exactly is it in Japan? I've never seen this kind of shrimp, only been to the bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico, but that's in the water.

Thank you @itchyfeetdonica, this was taken in Okayama, Japan. (Halfway between Osaka and Hiroshima). We have lots of cool wildlife in Japan, here’s another post I did about some of them if you’re interested....

This is the photo I took in Tam Giang Lagoon, Viet Nam in the early morning. Tam Giang Lagoon is located at the merge of three big rivers including O Lau, Huong and Bo Rivers. Recognized as the richest source of flora and fauna in South East Asia, Tam Giang Lagoon in ancient Hue is an amazing place that is rarely discovered by tourists.


Early Morning, Wuhan. I was walking on the banks of the Yangtze River, and saw fishing boats casting out lines and fishing nets, ready for the first catch of the day. Despite being in such an industrial and modernised city, as displayed by the giant motorised coal ships that speed up and down the river, these fishermen still rely on the traditional hand steered fishing boat to make a living.

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Mt Fuji, Japan

A hike up this mystic mountain is on of the highlights of many people's trip to Japan. I went up at night and down in the early morning when you can finally see the great spectacle around you. What a majestic scenery it is, a rough volcanic mountain who's shape has changed quite a few times.

Hi. I'm back from holiday so can share photos again! This is the Phoenix Hall taken at Byodo-in in Japan. Byodo-in is recognised by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage. The colours and details on of the hall was simply stunning. Because it is heritage listed, people do travel a long time just to see this magnificent building.

The Russian Far East is not a very simple region. Complex logistics and uneasy weather conditions. But thanks to this, there are many places where the human foot has almost never set foot. There you can see really wild animals. And if you do not scare the temperature of water at 7 degrees, then swim with them.
Literally in a few minutes the sea lions get used to us. After that dozens of animals spin around, who look with interest at unusual visitors. A fascinating adventure if you do not let them go too far. All the same, even small northern sea lions are twice as heavy as humans. Large males can weigh up to a ton. At the same time staying very mobile in the water.
sea lions and jellyfish

Lucky you to see this sea lions. 😍

This photo was taken at the Wat Phan Tong temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I love the works of art on the doors and shutters that exist in all parts of Chiang Mai. The culture of this place is amazing, they have very good positive vibes. I loved this place.

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Took this in Singapore, during a family vacation

Great image. However, it is not meeting a requirement of 30-word description to be considered for the challenge. Thank you for your understanding. Tomas

Singapore is often referred to as a Garden City, with numerous species of trees and flowers all over the island, green parks, sanctuaries and lush displays of flowers and trees even indoors. Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens and features 'Super Trees' which glow majestically in the night. The skyway between a few of the Super Trees is fantastic, don't miss out!


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One of my trips around the world over the years was to Japan. We flew into Osaka and got to explore the surrounding prefectures for 2 whole weeks. These pictures are quite old (2001), back when I wasn't officially a photographer and was using a simple 35mm camera. But going through my old stuff I realized these aren't that bad for a complete newbie. I wish I had the original film so I could digitize them better.

This is Osaka Castle during the cherry blossom season:

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Remember this is old 35mm film ;)

A couple years back I just happened to be in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on the same day as Genghis Khan's birthday celebrations. Ghengis Khan is revered there and the ceremony definitely showed their love for him. Pictured is part of a guard ceremony in Sükhbaatar square in the captial.

For today's entry, I have prepared another photo of the National Park of China trip. This photo is from Jiuzhaigou. It is a nature reserve and a national park. It is located in the north of Sichuan Province. It is a paradise for photographers. There are lots of beautiful sceneries.

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You’ve got quite a lot of pictures from Sichuan right? =) I heard so many good things about Jiuzhaigou, but I’ve never been there, was only in Chengdu.

Yes :) I have more of them :)

The stunning reflection at West Lake, Hangzhou, China. The creation of God is amazing, it is a natural reflection without editing! West Lake is one of the top-rated lake in China with 6.5 km².



Took this picture of this amazing little guy in Thailand on an elephant sanctuary. These elephants were rescued from other camps that did not treat them well and live their lives in the mountains outside Chiang Mai. This guy was only 4 years old and was already much bigger than me and extremely playful.

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Thanks for the photo contest @czechglobalhosts!

Visit my blog or follow me for an active list of contests on the steem network.
Your contest has been added to my blog.

Cycling to Lahsa and attracted by this stunning lake -- Sisters lake(Batang County, Sichuan Province, China)

What an amazing view captured! That’s such a beautiful region.

Yes. The view of the route between Sichuan and Tibet is really amazing!!!

That is a beautiful image. However, it does not meet the minimum requirement of 30-word description. Thank you for your understanding. Tomas

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Oh. Sosad. Nvm.Can I use the same image for the next round then?

This is a photo that I took in Krabi ,Thailand.That's the traditional long tail boat on the island of Krabi.

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Saman Dance, Cultural Heritage From Indonesia To The World


This photo was taken during my journey to Gayo Lues District, Aceh, Indonesia, to witness the spectacular Saman dance performed by 12,262 Gayo people. This Saman Dance has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage on November 24, 2011 in Bali, is now the second time in this dance event by re-entering the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI), having previously received a record with her performance by 5054 dancers.

Best Regards @zikmaulana

Wow, impressive!

Wow never saw this dance before

I took this photo the other day with my mobile phone, in front of Oriental Plaza at Wangfujing, a downtown area in Beijing.
The golden and red decorations are to clebrate the coming Chinese New Year, which is just a few days away. According to the Chinese calenda, 2018 is the year of the dog, representing great happiness and prosperity.
I wish all Steemians a happy and prosperous 2018.
Special thanks to @czechglobalhosts for organizing such meaningful contests.

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This photo belongs to my travel to Northern areas of Pakistan. I took it while having a walk on road in gamba town of Skardu district. Skardu is a beautiful valley with awesome scenery. It's in great mountains of korakoram where K-2 is located. Skardu valley has cold desert, mighty Indus river flowing through it. And a lot of orchards of cherry and apricots are there. I recommend everyone with the means to travel there to see the beauty of awesome nature. Mountains in background are almost half covered by snow.

I was captured that amazing festival at Kalaw,Shan State,Myanmar. image

Pretty colors


I took this photo during our week long trekking trip through the Kashmir Valley. In this picture you can see the lake of Krishna and the lake of Vishnu surrounded by lush green meadows and magnificent mountains covered with snow. The views from up here were simply breathtaking.

I got invited to teach a photography lighting workshop in Hong Kong; even though this image doesn't involve lighting it does capture quite a moment that I love. I was walking around Kowloon and stepped into a restaurant where this guy was slurping down some noodles. He has some old school phones and totally enthralled in the text. I also chose something different than a landscape. coke-noodels-and-cell_5667592443_o.jpg

My only visit to Asia was a few years ago in Israel. Photo is from Gamla National Park which is located in the north of the country. In the middle of the Golan Heights. This park is very interesting. There is a deep The Black Gorge, Ayit Waterfall, burial place from the Stone Age and ruins of the village of Yehudiya._MG_1495.jpg

This is a photo thst I took in Beijin, China. This name is the Great Wall.The Great Wall is one of the intangible cultural heritages in the world and remains a mystery to this day. It is said that the entire wonders of the Great Wall can also be seen from the moon.!


Two men were talking in front of the gate of the Baiturrahman grand mosque. This mosque located in the center of Banda Aceh city, Aceh Province, Indonesia. The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is a symbol of religion, culture, spirit, strength, struggle and nationalism of the Acehnese people. This mosque is a landmark of Banda Aceh and has survived the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

This is Pokhara,Nepal also called city of lakes.Boating in such peaceful was too amazing. Pokhara can be the cheapest and best place for holidays.


This place is well known as "the hundred islands" it is located in alaminos pangasinan Philippines. Together with my family, we went there just to unwind and the kids really enjoyed swimming there. This view is taken at the top of the governor's island, one of the hundred islands.

This is very a beautiful place called "Teerah Valley" in Orakzai Agency Pakistan and is federally administered area. It is very cold area and is covered with snow in winter. There are amazing green mountains and high hills. God has gifted the area with amazing natural beauty. I would like to share this stunning photograph with my fellow steemian with the hope that they will like it. I am thankful to @czechglobalhosts to held this contest.

This picture was taken during my trip to Chiya Bagan which is surrounded by beautiful hills and mountain..Unique landscape of Nepal,Sindhupalchowk..This picture was taken by my phone note 3..


I took this shot in the small village of Kurashiki - I love Japan and can't wait to return. The small canals make it feel a little like a Japanese Venice. Wandering around the canals, following up with a large bowl of Ramen. What could be better? Not much.

Matsuyama Castle, located on Mount Katsuyama, is one of Japan's 12 original castles. The castle is surrounded by a nice garden and the view on the city and the Seto Inland Sea is amazing.


Awesome picture.. Nice :)

hello my post upvote please

wow,,amazing photography and nice place

great travel,,,,,
you are a very intelligent........../////////

Photography scenery when sunset, which I take with Canon camera. This photography was taken in a trip on the Asian continent, located in PT Arun Aceh Indonesia complex.


Nice updete


Mount Semeru Indonesia.
This is a very exciting and beautiful adventure for me with my friends to reach Mount Semeru
The story of our adventure to Mount Semeru.
Mount Semeru is a cone volcano in East Java, Indonesia. Mount Semeru is the highest mountain on Java Island, with a peak of 3,676 meters above sea level. The crater at the top of Mount Semeru is known as Jonggring Saloko. This mountain is included in the area of ​​Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.


Mount Salak is a volcano located in the south of Jakarta, on the island of Java it is precisely in the district of Bogor of West Java, the name Sanskrit "Salak" is "salaka" meaning "silver".

Most beautiful photography of nature

This my bear who travels all over the world, posing in front of the Death Railway in Kanchanaburi. Prisoners in WO 2 were put to work to build a railway track from Nong Pladuk Thailand to Thanbyauzayat in Myanmar.
On average 75 people died everyday working on this huge project.
A total of 15.000 ended up dead due to starving, disceases and exhaustion.


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We have shared the most beautiful images of professionalism and feelings of places that are really strong and worth a visit Truly I congratulate you on your choice of place

first of all congratulation for your great event and second the WARNING that you given to all who copy other work is also a right step for fare decision

Capitalism's Excess
Before leaving to Thailand my mother warned me to pack light, one of everything would be plenty. Being a teenager, I didn't listen. In the sprawling markets of Bangkok, you can find evidence of our over consumeristic society and willingness to throw away unused products.

wow wonderful ful photografhy n great contest😊

Amazing sun sets :)

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This is a really good idea, I know we'll see a lot of great pictures here <3 Happy I'll visit many countries with you ;)

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After having spent Christmas in the mountains of Ella, Sri Lanka, we caught a train towards Kandy. Little did we know that the trains were going to be packed beyond capacity. In turn we had to stand for almost the entire 7 hour journey. At every stop it felt like more people were getting on than off the train. It was a tough time getting in and out of the carriages. Often people wanting to get out were stuck because of the influx of people. I even saw people climbing out of windows and having fellow passengers hand them their bags! I was lucky enough to sit down for a few minutes at the door. As you can see it is tradition to sit half way out of the train to enjoy the view and rush of cold air.

nice picture

i think the contest is very interesting and prize is very big.. interesting post.

amazing still beautiful your photos !!

This photo was taken a couple of days ago in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We just arrived to this new chaotic, loud, noisy, hot, incredible place It was the start of our long-term travels. Instead of arriving calmly we stupidly felt as we were in "rush". This also the name of the photo which mirrors perfectly our state at the exact moment.


This is my entry for the contest held by @czechglobalhosts.
This is a beautiful and amazing area called "Kohat KPK Pakistan with outstanding and amazing nature's beauty. I visited there last Monday and I was astonished to see different stunning places and tour destinations. The area is really a good tour point as it has high green hills, mountains, gardens and fields. I have taken some shots and want to share only one photograph from my photography collection, so that my fellow steemians may enjoy it. Thanks @czechglobalhosts to held contest for motivating and encouraging photographers like me.