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 sacred monument to the past and the art of sculpting with clay - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

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
Art & Culture

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
Art & Culture

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
Art & Culture

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
Art & Culture

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.
Ordination terrace stands strong as a symbol of Buddhist faith - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Ordination terrace stands strong as a symbol of Buddhist faith

Jietai Temple is well known among China's ancient Buddhists for its "Jie Tai," a square stone ordination terrace to initiate people into monkhood. 
Grand Courtyard a symbol of Shi family's rise, fall from grace - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Grand Courtyard a symbol of Shi family's rise, fall from grace

The Shi Family Grand Courtyard is typical of the domestic architecture used in north China during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
High up a mountain lies temple of beauty in honor of Guanyin - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

High up a mountain lies temple of beauty in honor of Guanyin

The Dabei Temple quietly hides itself in the deep forest on Xishan Mountain in China's capital Beijing.
Ancient Buddhist texts discovery signals rebirth of Yunju Temple - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Ancient Buddhist texts discovery signals rebirth of Yunju Temple

Yunju Temple is famed for its rich collections of Buddhist sutras on stone slabs, aluminum plates and its magnificent ancient towers, among many other precious ancient treasures.
Hidden palace of Buddha sarira unearthed after 1,000 years - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Hidden palace of Buddha sarira unearthed after 1,000 years

About 110 kilometers away from Xi'an in Fufeng County stands Famen Temple, a Buddhist shrine first constructed in AD 68. 
Top