I'm not sure what it is with Asia, but they love their towers....and I am somehow compelled to go up them.
I also think the atmosphere of a Tibetan Buddhist Temple is somewhat compromised by a Guiness Book of World Records plaque.
The forbidden city
Never seen comparable gift shops. Should have been able to guess that China would have turned the might of all its factories to churning out every conceivable piece of plastic crap you could slap the olympic rings on.