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A glimpse of new scenic spots made famous by popular fiction

2015-08-19 18:11:24

Fiction is the main form of literature now and it can make some unheralded scenic spots become popular. Let's take a glimpse at those scenic spots.

Vanishing ancient villages of China

2015-08-18 13:43:06

Due to fast urbanization of the country, traditional villages are facing an unprecedented challenge to survive.

Belatedly discovering a Shanxi well worth exploring

2015-08-13 13:23:19

My first memories of Shanxi date back to early 2011, during Spring Festival. Back then I visited the ancient city of Pingyao and the Yungang Grottoes.

'Dougong' in traditional Chinese architecture

2015-08-04 09:18:41

Dougong is one of most important elements in traditional Chinese architecture and also a unique structural element of interlocking wooden brackets.

Zikou Ancient Town in China's Shanxi

2015-07-31 14:34:05

Zikou, an ancient town unknown to many, was listed among the second batch of famous historical towns in 2005 when it was recognized as one of the 100 most endangered cultural heritage sites in China.

Great Wall

2014-12-01 14:08:10

A batch of ancient artistic creations such as oral literature, dances, music, drawing and sculptures, were admirable evidence of this in the distant past.

Qianling Mausoleum

2014-12-01 14:08:10

The Tang Dynasty (618-907) witnessed the second climax in the construction of mausoleums inChina, following Qin and Han dynasties (221BC-220AD).

Lamaist Pagoda

2014-12-01 14:08:10

Whether in concept or in model, Lamaist pagodas are quite different from the traditional Buddhist pagodas whose main composition elements are based on Han-styled towers already common in the central plain for nearly 2,000 years.

Temple of Heaven

2014-12-01 14:08:10

The most famous extant altar should be the Temple of Heaven, located in the south city of Beijing.

An Early Altar Temple of Western Han Dynasty

2014-12-01 14:08:10

The Mingtang Piyong (or Ming Hall and Emperor) in Chang'an of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD) is an important early altar temple.

Lhasa's Potala Palace

2014-12-01 14:08:10

In Tibet, there was a kind of government structure called "Zong Shan". "Zong" means a local Tibetan administrative unit, equivalent to a county in interior areas.

Shenyang Imperial Palace

2014-12-01 14:08:10

The Shenyang Imperial Palace, one of the two most intact imperial group-buildings ever existing in China, is located at Shenyang City,Liaoning Province.

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