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 magnificent tomb befitting wealthy, powerful emperor - Art & Culture in China
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A magnificent tomb befitting wealthy, powerful emperor

Maoling (Mao Mausoleum) has earned its outsize reputation with the largest size, longest construction time and most valuable burial objects of all the Han monarchs' resting places. 
Temple honors the White Horse that brought Buddhism to China - Art & Culture in China
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Temple honors the White Horse that brought Buddhism to China

White Horse Temple is honored as the origin of Chinese Buddhism.
China's only empress' wooden 'Palace of the God of Everything' - Art & Culture in China
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China's only empress' wooden 'Palace of the God of Everything'

Mingtang Hall in Luoyang City was once the emblem of supreme power and also the witness of royal scandals.
Tale of man who became a god - Art & Culture in China
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Tale of man who became a god

Respected as a sage, general and god, Guan Yu (AD 160-219) is deified and legendized in Chinese history, worshipped for hundreds of years for progressing from the human to the divine.
Tale of a man with a real heart - Art & Culture in China
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Tale of a man with a real heart

Bigan Temple in Xinxiang City, Henan Province, is China's first structure that combines a tomb and a temple to bury, remember and worship Bigan.
A sacred monument to the past and the art of sculpting with clay - Art & Culture in China
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A sacred monument to the past and the art of sculpting with clay

The Shuanglin Temple in Shanxi Province deserves the title of "the world's best colored clay sculpture museum." 
From a shed to Buddhist shrine - Art & Culture in China
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From a shed to Buddhist shrine

Yuquan Temple, lying at the foot of the eastern side of the Yuquan Mountain in Dangyang, Hubei Province, is a perfect example of Chinese feng shui (geomantic omen).

Buddhist shrine once a scene of royal secrets, murder, scandal - Art & Culture in China
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Buddhist shrine once a scene of royal secrets, murder, scandal

It's said Zhanghua Temple, sitting on the southeastern tip of Shashi City, Hubei Province, was originally built on the site of Zhanghua Palace (or Zhanghua Platform.
Ancient tale earns iconic temple reputation of love and romance - Art & Culture in China
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Ancient tale earns iconic temple reputation of love and romance

Pujiu Temple in Shanxi Province earns its reputation as a temple of love thanks to the ancient romantic play "Xixiang Ji" ("Romance of the Western Chamber"). 
Sacred Buddhist temple a place of worship, charity and legends - Art & Culture in China
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Sacred Buddhist temple a place of worship, charity and legends

Hongluo (Red Snail) Temple on the Hongluo Mountain has been worshipped for centuries as Beijing's most efficacious place by those praying for true love and happy marriage.
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