Posts Tagged ‘China Daily’

Datong – a city steeped in history and culture

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Located on the northeastern edge of the Loess Plateau, Datong in Shanxi province is the site of some of the earliest settlements of Chinese civilization. Find out more about Datong and three of its key attractions – Yungang Grottoes, Hengshan Mountain and Pagoda of Fogong Temple – in the China Daily article Height of art.

Photo gallery – ancient water town of Nanxun

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Nanxun Town (南浔镇) is an ancient water town located in Eastern China’s Zhejiang province. It is one of the most well-preserved ancient towns in the region and is known for its cultural heritage – you can explore it in the China Daily photo gallery The water township of Nanxun.

For insights into some other ancient Chinese water towns see Shaoxing – the Venice of China and 1,000 year-old Zhujiajiao water town.

Origins of China’s Grand Canal

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

In the China Daily article Flow of history Chitralekha Basu and Song Wenwei travel to Yangzhou, looking for the origins of the ancient Grand Canal – the world’s longest man-made watercourse.

Yinxu’s Archeological Museum and ancient palaces

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

The China Daily article Brazen heights provides a fascinating insight into the Yinxu palaces of late Shang Dynasty (16th-11th century BC) and this ancient kingdom and its society. Yinxu is located in Anyang city in Henan province. The treasure-filled Yinxu’s Archeological Museum is built under the earth, so as to not tamper with the natural landscape above it.

Experience World Heritage natural beauty in East China’s Jiangxi province

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Surrounded by mountains that reach into the heavens and rivers that flow through mist-shrouded valleys, ancient Chinese artists’ efforts to capture the beauty of their homeland culminated in the masterpieces that many today know as Chinese landscape painting. For fans of these works of art who also want to experience the beauty of nature for themselves, East China’s Jiangxi province offers a range of mountains, rivers and waterways that bring an important part of the Chinese aesthetic to life.

The China Daily article On high ground profiles three of Jiangxi’s natural attractions that have been given UNESCO World Heritage listing for their natural beauty and cultural significance – Lushan National Park, Mount Sanqingshan National Park and Mount Longhu.