Posts Tagged ‘Anhui’

Restoration project preserves old cliff carvings in Mount Qiyunshan

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Mount Qiyunshan in east China’s Anhui Province is famous for its thousand-year old cliff carvings. As one of the four sacred places of Taoism in China, Qiyunshan is rich in Taoist paintings, and cliff inscriptions. The CNTV Culture Express program reports on the large scale restoration project to preserve these precious cultural relics.

Explore China’s famous mountains

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Spring is an ideal time to climb mountains in China, with warm weather and lush vegetation. For hikers who want to explore some famous mountains and experience Chinese history and culture, the Shenzhen Daily features some destination peaks in the articles Explore China’s famous mountains and Explore China’s famous mountains (II). I visited one of these peaks, the spectacular Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), during my trip to Henan, Anhui, and Zhejiang Provinces in 2009.

Ten best examples of Chinese architecture

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

China’s long and complex history has given rise to a range of different architectural styles. They not only fuse cultures’ structural and decorative forms, but are also influenced by Chinese concepts such as feng shui and yin and yang. The Shenzhen Daily presents the ten best examples of Chinese architecture in this series of articles:

I had the pleasure of visiting the Hongcun and Xidi ancient villages on my trip to Henan, Anhui and Zhejiang in 2009.

Hefei – capital of Anhui Province

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

The China Daily article Hefei well worth a visit introduces the capital of eastern China’s Anhui province. Hefei is at the junction of Dongfei and Nanfei rivers, and is known as a garden city because of its many parks, which include Belt Park, a “green necklace” that circles the old town.

Hefei has many historical and cultural sites, such as the Memorial Temple of Lord Bao (999-1062) and the former residence of Li Hongzhang (1823-1901), a leading statesman during the late Qing Dynasty. It is also a great base for exploring the many other attractions of Anhui Province such as the beautiful Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), the ancient villages of Hongcun and Xidi, and the Yangtze River city of Wuhu.

I was fortunate to be able to visit Hefei and other Anhui attractions during my trip to Henan, Anhui and Zhejiang Provinces in 2009.

Celebrating the natural beauty of Huangshan mountain

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Huangshan mountain in east China’s Anhui Province is listed among the country’s top 10 most popular tour sites. This year marks the 20th anniversary of its UNESCO listing as a world heritage site, prompting a series of celebrations. Find out more in the CNTV news item Preserving natural beauty of Huangshan Mountain. We visited spectacular Huangshan mountain in 2009 as part of a trip to Henan, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces – see the pictures or read the story.