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Three Gorges: Exploring the Ancient Past

Yangtze River is the birthplace of Chinese civilization. Over 2,700 miles long, the mighty Yangtze is the longest in the world.

Millenary Academy

Yuelu Academy, which is called “Millenary Academy”, is situated at the foot of the scenic Yuelu Mountain as the greatest of the four academies from China’s Sung Dynasty (960—1127 AD ).

Masterpiece on the Cliff

The Hanging Temple is located on the crag of Jinlongkou west cliff at the foot of Hengshan Mountain, five kilometers to the south from Hunyuan County, Shanxi Province.

Yangzhou, the City of Humanities

When red maple leaves color bridges, eyes feast autumn views. When green willows color the city, we know it is Yangzhou—By Wang Shizhen (1634AD-1711AD).

Feng Huang, a Reminiscent Town

Feng Huang is Chinese for ”phoenix,” the mythical bird that is a good omen symbolizing longevity.

Night Market, a Real Flavor of Taiwan

Night market plays a vital role in the lives of Taiwanese. It is a street markets operating at night mainly in urban or suburban areas that are generally dedicated to more leisurely strolling, shopping, and eating than more businesslike day markets.

Wudang, the Taoism Holy Land

When Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon pushed martial arts movies into the Oscar spotlight, it also exposed one of China's most cherished martial treasures, Wudang Mountain. Nestled in the heart of the mainland in Hubei Province, Wudang Mountain is both a famous scenic spot and the Taoist Holy Land in

Chengde Palace, the Imperial Summer Villa

Situated in the northern Hebei Province and 230 kilometers from Beijing, the Chengde Mountain Summer Resort, also called the Imperial Summer Villa of Chengde, is the largest imperial garden in the country. It is dubbed the "Mountain Villa for Escaping the Heat".

Diaojiaolou, a House on Stilt

Diaojiaolou (literally means hanging attic) is a residential house with a dense architectural flavor...

Xi’an, Adventure into the Past

Xi’an is located in the central area of the Northwest of China, which is now the capital of Shaanxi Province...

Terracotta Warriors, the Emperor's Silent Army

The discovery of the terracotta army buried near the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first unifier of China...

Stone Lions - Emblems of Power

It would be a quite curious thing to notice so many stone lions all over China, for the country is not the habitat of lions...

Chinese Ting, from Practical to Aesthetical

A common sight in the country, the Chinese pavilion (pinyin ting, which means also a kiosk) is built...

Huabiao, the Auspicious Pillars

In front of the Tian’anmen rostrum stands a pair of marble columns. They are elaborately cut in bas-relief...

Siheyuan, Live in a China Style

The siheyuan (literally means four sides yard) is a typical form of ancient Chinese architecture...

Arch Bridge, an Ancient Charm

There are different views on the origin of arches. Some believe the first arch was a natural formation over the caverns...

Savoring Folk Culture in Teahouse

While no one can refuse sitting back and enjoying a fragrant tea at home, people also love to go to teahouses...

Chinese Palace, the Occult Sciences

During the long Chinese history, emperors of different dynasties kept building palaces...

Suzhou Garden, the Exquisite Landscaping Art

Suzhou in east China’s Jiangsu Province is a city of rivers and canals and also a city of gardens...

West Lake: Experience the Heaven of Earth

An old Chinese saying declares, "In heaven there's paradise, on earth there are Hangzhou and Suzhou."...

Zhouzhuang: the Oriental Venice

Zhouzhuang, once called Zhenfengli, is located in Kunshan City, 30 km to the southeast of Suzhou...

Shangri-la:A Mysterious Paradise

It was the British writer James Hilton's novel The Lost Horizon that has brought fame to an unknown and uncontaminated place...

Jiuzhaigou Valley: A Poetic Charm

known for its many multi-level waterfalls and colorful lakes. It got its name because there are nine...

Exploring The Opposite End Of China

It would be a fantastic experience to travel in Xinjiang--the opposite end of China, a large land located in the northwestern side of the country— not only a wealth of varied landscapes raging from glaciers to desert oasis but also the colorful lifestyles and customs of the people from many ethnic g

Mogao Grottoes Records Ancient China

Mogao Grottoes are cavern constructions containing color statues and frescos. Over 1000 caves were cut, of which 492 remain today. Each cave and each mural has its own story. The frescoes evolve one story after another, telling of the strife between the good and the evil and the extreme happy life i

Hutong Chronicles: Preserving a Beijing Memory

The name of a hutong implicates its origin, location or history...