One of the most famous landmarks in Scotland, Stirling Castle dates back to the twelfth century. In times of peace, Scottish royals held court there. But in times of war, the area in and around the castle became a center of conflict. Near the castle’s perch atop a massive volcanic rock, are the sites of William Wallace’s 1297 victory against the British at Stirling Bridge and Robert Bruce’s 1314 victory at Bannockburn.
Although I did not sample these dumplings, I did enjoy some tasty dumplings in Shanghai. All the food I had in China was delicious.
Yu Garden near a popular marketplace in the Old City of Shanghai contains a large pond and is enclosed by a wall adorned with gray tiles and dragon heads.
And across the Huangpu River from the historic city, is the dynamic and modern Pudong district. Pudong is renowned for being built practically overnight and is the home of many famous buildings such as the Shanghai World Financial Center and the Oriental Pearl Tower.