Posts Tagged ‘Handan’

Touring Hebei’s revolutionary sites

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

In the China Daily life article Singing the praises of Xibaipo Mike Peters writes that a tour of the revolutionary sites of Hebei province ideally takes in Xibaipo Museum, an interactive guide to China’s civil war, Ranzhuang’s Underground Tunnel Museum account of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, and the military base of Handan – leaving time for the attractions of Baiyangdian Lake and Goddess Nuwa’s Temple as a natural counterpoint to history.

In the further China Daily article The light at the end of the tunnels of war, Angela Shen writes that visiting the Underground Tunnel Museum in Ranzhuang is easily one of the most stimulating ways to experience China’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-1945).

Handan – origin of more than 1,500 famous Chinese chengyu (four-word idioms)

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Words of wisdom have flowed through the streets of Handan, located in Hebei province, for thousands of years. There are more than 3,000 famous Chinese chengyu (four-word idioms) that are still widely used in modern conversations, scholars attribute the source of more than 1,500 chengyu to Handan. Places to see include Wu Ling Cong Tai three-story terrace, Huangliangmeng town, Wahuang Palace, Daming county and Jingniang Lake. Find out more in the China Daily article City of the idiom.