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.
Saving Dule Temple for posterity - Art & Culture in China
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Saving Dule Temple for posterity

The Dule Temple (Temple of Solitary Joy) caught the eyes of Japanese scholar Sekino Tadashi in 1931 on a trip to Hebei Province when passing through Jixian County in Tianjin.
Houses 300 years in the making - Art & Culture in China
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Houses 300 years in the making

The Wang Family Compound is known as the first compound of Chinese local houses and the largest well-preserved. 
A tower of strength for the people  of Kaifeng - Art & Culture in China
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A tower of strength for the people of Kaifeng

Kaifeng's Iron Pagoda is a testament to skilled and unique ancient building techniques and also showcases a thousand years of history.
'Impossible' Taoist temple hangs as a tribute to ancient builders - Art & Culture in China
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'Impossible' Taoist temple hangs as a tribute to ancient builders

Xuankong Temple is hanging on the steep cliffside of the mighty Hengshan Mountain in Shanxi Province. It has survived landslides and earthquakes for the past 1,500 years.
Archeological site fit for a king - Art & Culture in China
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Archeological site fit for a king

The chariot and horse mausoleum of the King of Chu in Hubei Province showcases the splendid ancient Chu culture during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods. 
A private treasure of ancient books - Art & Culture in China
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A private treasure of ancient books

Thousands of private libraries and book depositories had been built in ancient China, but only one with the most profound history remains standing today, and that is Tianyi Ge.
Unshakable strength of Taoism - Art & Culture in China
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Unshakable strength of Taoism

"Zhenwu Tower is astir not motionless, alive not dead."
Opening a window into history - Art & Culture in China
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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.

Cliff statues in perfect harmony - Art & Culture in China
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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.
An ancient irrigation sensation - Art & Culture in China
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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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