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.
Grand Courtyard a symbol of Shi family's rise, fall from grace - Art & Culture in China
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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
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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
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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
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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. 
Three strands of Chinese faith fixed under ancient temple roof - Art & Culture in China
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Three strands of Chinese faith fixed under ancient temple roof

Zhenguo Temple, located in Shanxi Province, is an ancient Chinese architectural treasure notable for featuring very large brackets that hold up the roof and flying eaves. 
Enter the Crouching Dragon: an ancient military strategist - Art & Culture in China
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Enter the Crouching Dragon: an ancient military strategist

Ancient Longzhong, located in Xiangyang City of Hubei Province, provided an ideal sanctuary for Zhuge Liang (AD 181-234) to nurture and cultivate his skills. 
Royal ancestral hall boasts a wide array of architectural gems - Art & Culture in China
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Royal ancestral hall boasts a wide array of architectural gems

As the most famed temple complex in Shanxi Province, Jinci Temple is an intensive carrier of ancient Chinese architectural art that spans almost every dynasty.
Pagoda featured in TV series boasts tales of monk and pond - Art & Culture in China
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Pagoda featured in TV series boasts tales of monk and pond

The monk that swept the Feihong Pagoda floors all day long to show his piety in the 1986 TV drama "Journey to the West" has been embedded in the memory of almost all viewers.
Ancient library rises from ashes to house collection of classics - Art & Culture in China
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Ancient library rises from ashes to house collection of classics

Wenyuan Pavilion, originally built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), was rebuilt by Emperor Qianlong (1711-99) during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). 
Daxiangguo Temple's key role in developing Chinese Buddhism - Art & Culture in China
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Daxiangguo Temple's key role in developing Chinese Buddhism

As one of the top 10 Buddhist temples in China, Daxiangguo Temple in Kaifeng, Henan Province, complies strictly to the highest standards of a Buddhist shrine.
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