Reykjavík was a farm before being established as a trading place in the late 18th century. In 1786 a trading monopoly was abolished creating conditions for the village of Reykjavík to grow.
Teshima Art Museum is located on Teshima Island in the Seto Inland Sea. It faces the ocean from a magnificent hillside covered by rice terraces.
Overlooking the Pearl River the Guangzhou Opera House is at the heart of Guangzhou's cultural sites development.
The Mimesis Museum, housing a book publisher's private art collection, is located in Paju Book City, a new town 30 km from Seoul.