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.
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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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The underground city lost in time

Qin Shi Huang wanted to take everything and everyone he needed to his next life. He needed a grand underground palace where he could keep on ruling his empire even after death.  
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An ancient engineering marvel

The Lingqu Canal, which was completed more than 2,000 years ago in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is one of the oldest canals in the world. 
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How 'fish mouth' changed lives

Dujiangyan, or Dujiang Weir, refers to an ancient irrigation and flood-control system in Dujiangyan City in Sichuan Province, which is one of the must-sees for tourists. 
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The Zhengguo Canal: from sabotage to water of life

The Zhengguo Canal, an ancient irrigation work, was initially a sabotage plot to drain the ancient Qin Kingdom's resources to prevent it attacking its neighbors.
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Great history of the Great Wall

The Great Wall is one of the wonders of the world, winding more than 21,000 kilometers along the ancient borders of China from west to east.