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.
Due to fast urbanization of the country, traditional villages are facing an unprecedented challenge to survive.
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 is one of most important elements in traditional Chinese architecture and also a unique structural element of interlocking wooden brackets.
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.
A batch of ancient artistic creations such as oral literature, dances, music, drawing and sculptures, were admirable evidence of this in the distant past.
The Tang Dynasty (618-907) witnessed the second climax in the construction of mausoleums inChina, following Qin and Han dynasties (221BC-220AD).
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.
The most famous extant altar should be the Temple of Heaven, located in the south city of Beijing.
The Mingtang Piyong (or Ming Hall and Emperor) in Chang'an of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD) is an important early altar temple.
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.
The Shenyang Imperial Palace, one of the two most intact imperial group-buildings ever existing in China, is located at Shenyang City,Liaoning Province.