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.
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Unshakable strength of Taoism

"Zhenwu Tower is astir not motionless, alive not dead."
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Opening a window into history

Housing a whole clan of almost 1,000 people, a tulou is known as a small kingdom, functioning as a little village or a small society.

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Cliff statues in perfect harmony

The Dazu rock carvings stand for the highest level of Chinese cave temple art, but also indicate that Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism could exist in a harmonious way.
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An ancient irrigation sensation

Tuoshanyan, or Tuoshan Weir, that meets the sea and hills in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, is one of the greatest ancient irrigation systems in Chinese history. 
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A monument to Pingyao's past

The ancient city of Pingyao showcases the nation's evolution of architectural styles and imperial China's social, cultural, economic and religious development.
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Qin Dynasty's ancient highway

From Shaanxi and Gansu provinces to the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China lies the first state highway in Chinese history – completed more than 2,000 years ago.
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A moon rising from the clouds

ON the Xiaohe River in Hebei Province, stands the world's oldest open-spandrel arch bridge – the Zhaozhou Bridge.
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Hail the Heavenly Purple Palace

The Forbidden City is known around the world for its unparalleled architecture and as the center of Chinese power for five centuries.
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A Buddha over troubled waters

"The mountain is a Buddha, and the Buddha is a mountain."  
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'Glittering pearl' on Silk Road

The Mogao Grottoes, or caves of the 1,000 Buddhas, are known not only as "a glittering pearl that adorns the Silk Road" but also as a crossroads linking China with the world.
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