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.
The mystery and majesty of a multi-cultural Buddhist monastery - Art & Culture in China
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The mystery and majesty of a multi-cultural Buddhist monastery

The Buddhist monastery Ruiying Temple is a religious shrine that embodies the cultures of Han, Manchu, Mongol and Tibet.
At the helm just 27 days, emperor had his tomb filled with valuables - Art & Culture in China
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At the helm just 27 days, emperor had his tomb filled with valuables

In 2011, the cultural relics department in Jiangxi Province received a report that an ancient tomb near Guanxi Village in Nanchang was being looted.
Huazhi Temple's Buddhist grottoes still breathtaking after 1,200 years - Art & Culture in China
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Huazhi Temple's Buddhist grottoes still breathtaking after 1,200 years

Huazhi Temple earns its reputation from its beautiful Buddhist grottoes that date back more than 1,200 years.
A place to call home for the Chen clan in Guangdong Province - Art & Culture in China
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A place to call home for the Chen clan in Guangdong Province

As the most common surname in southern China, people surnamed Chen can find their origins in Chen's Lineage Hall in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.
Myths and marvels surround worshipped Guangzhou temple - Art & Culture in China
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Myths and marvels surround worshipped Guangzhou temple

South Sea God Temple in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, has blessed the coastal city's fishermen with safe voyages and bumper harvests for more than 1,400 years.
Mystery of Hebei tomb's king - Art & Culture in China
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Mystery of Hebei tomb's king

In the spring of 1968 on Lingshan Mountain in Mancheng County, central China's Hebei Province, a People's Liberation Army troop blew up a slope to dig a tunnel.
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.
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