China's Wonders

From the Great Wall to the Terracotta Army, the relics and artifacts that tell the stories of some of China’s greatest engineering achievements showcase China’s talent and wisdom in dealing with and respecting nature. This column explores some of China’s great ancient achievements.
From the Great Wall to the Terracotta Army, the relics and artifacts that tell the stories of some of China’s greatest engineering achievements showcase China’s talent and wisdom in dealing with and respecting nature. This column explores some of China’s great ancient achievements.
A symbol of ancient Changsha - Art & Culture in China
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A symbol of ancient Changsha

The wall and the pavilion stand as a symbol of ancient Changsha and remind us of the city's past glories and tragedies.
Wuyi hanging coffins mystery - Art & Culture in China
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Wuyi hanging coffins mystery

"Unlike a traditional funeral custom where people are buried underground, Wuyi ancestors put the coffins on the precipitous rocks."
Controversy over a mausoleum - Art & Culture in China
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Controversy over a mausoleum

The Xianling Mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty stands out with its unique design of two chambers for the purpose of co-burials.
Ancient gateway bears witness to centuries of war and disaster - Art & Culture in China
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Ancient gateway bears witness to centuries of war and disaster

Whoever controls the Jianmen Pass controls the gateway to Sichuan Province has been a Chinese saying for centuries.
Gaochang tombs unearth tales of ancient common civilization - Art & Culture in China
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Gaochang tombs unearth tales of ancient common civilization

The Astana Cemetery holds the mummified remains of people who lived in the Ancient City of Gaochang from the midst of the 3rd century to the end of the 8th century.
Telling tales of decadence and bats in Prince Gong's Mansion - Art & Culture in China
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Telling tales of decadence and bats in Prince Gong's Mansion

Prince Gong's Mansion, a mansion that carries the tales of the peak and decadence of the latter half of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), currently sits in Xicheng District in Beijing.
How a Buddhist master's blood created the 'Tree of Great Merit' - Art & Culture in China
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How a Buddhist master's blood created the 'Tree of Great Merit'

The Kumbum Monastery, also known as the Ta'er Temple, lies in Huangzhong County in Qinghai Province.
A 'Forbidden City' lies in Shanxi - Art & Culture in China
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A 'Forbidden City' lies in Shanxi

One might mistake The House of the Huangcheng Chancellor as an imperial palace, as Huangcheng literally means "emperor's city." 
Tale of three cities and 40 tombs - Art & Culture in China
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Tale of three cities and 40 tombs

The Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Goguryeo Kingdom, located in the provinces of Jilin and Liaoning, dates back to the 7th century BC.
Shang city state reveals secrets - Art & Culture in China
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Shang city state reveals secrets

Sited along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei Province, the Panlongcheng ruins has been found to contain many rich relics within a distinct layout. 
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