Shanghai is a bustling city were traditional Chinese temples are a haven from modernity.
In Xian, the Terra Cotta Warriors stand ready to protect their emperor in the afterlife.
Near the northern Chinese city of Datong, literally hundreds of caves are decorated with statues of Buddha.
The Hanging Monastery is perched in a cliff face high above a river. Access is limited to a single door way that was sealed during times of war or civil unrest. This historic site was once featured on a Chinese stamp.
After lowering their nation's flag from a pole in Tienanmen Square, these Chinese soldiers are marching it back into the Forbidden City for the night. The flag lowering ceremony is a daily ritual at sunset.