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.
Royal ancestral hall boasts a wide array of architectural gems - Art & Culture in China
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Royal ancestral hall boasts a wide array of architectural gems

As the most famed temple complex in Shanxi Province, Jinci Temple is an intensive carrier of ancient Chinese architectural art that spans almost every dynasty.
Pagoda featured in TV series boasts tales of monk and pond - Art & Culture in China
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Pagoda featured in TV series boasts tales of monk and pond

The monk that swept the Feihong Pagoda floors all day long to show his piety in the 1986 TV drama "Journey to the West" has been embedded in the memory of almost all viewers.
Ancient library rises from ashes to house collection of classics - Art & Culture in China
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Ancient library rises from ashes to house collection of classics

Wenyuan Pavilion, originally built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), was rebuilt by Emperor Qianlong (1711-99) during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). 
Daxiangguo Temple's key role in developing Chinese Buddhism - Art & Culture in China
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Daxiangguo Temple's key role in developing Chinese Buddhism

As one of the top 10 Buddhist temples in China, Daxiangguo Temple in Kaifeng, Henan Province, complies strictly to the highest standards of a Buddhist shrine.
White Deer's Grotto shines as China's first center of education - Art & Culture in China
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White Deer's Grotto shines as China's first center of education

Nestled in the gentle green arms of Lushan Mountain, Jiangxi Province, Bailudong Academy, has long been recognized as China's first school with a complete education system.
Kaiyuan Temple stands as an icon of Buddhism's golden era - Art & Culture in China
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Kaiyuan Temple stands as an icon of Buddhism's golden era

One of the Kaiyuan temples is located in Quanzhou, a coastal city in Fujian Province, and it stands as the nation's most famous.
Qingzhou's mysterious Buddhas - Art & Culture in China
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Qingzhou's mysterious Buddhas

More than 400 Buddha statues, carved between the 5th and 6th centuries, had slept underground for almost 2,000 years until they were unearthed in the small, quiet city in 1996.
Taishan links emperors, gods - Art & Culture in China
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Taishan links emperors, gods

Daimiao Temple, sitting at the southern foot of the mountain, was the place where emperors held grand ceremonies to "get themselves certified by the gods."
Symbol of old China's education - Art & Culture in China
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Symbol of old China's education

Guozijian was once the highest institute of learning and China's top administrative organ of education during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.
Only surviving 'safe' held empires' top secrets - Art & Culture in China
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Only surviving 'safe' held empires' top secrets

Huang Shi Cheng, or the Royal Archives Center, served as a safe in ancient China, safeguarding the most confidential materials from the Ming to the Qing dynasties (1368-1911).
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