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Wonders and wickedness in the days of yore

The ancient capital of Yin produced the earliest Chinese characters and fine bronzeware 3,000 years ago. But it also had a dark side steeped in human sacrifice.
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Hangzhou's glorious gardens hold a special place

Gardens in Hangzhou may not be as famous as those in Suzhou but they have still played a pivotal role in Chinese glorious past. 
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Heqiao celebrates its ancient cultural heritage with a folk art festival

Heqiao sparked a celebration of its long cultural heritage when it kicked off its very first folk art festival last weekend in the ancient town.
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Defying death on sheer cliffsides

It takes bravado and a touch of craziness to explore the craggy summits of Mt Huashan. But as our reporter found out, it pays to check the weather forecast before setting out.
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Zhijiang Road, a walk on the historical riverside

Visitors may usually head for the West Lake, but a journey along the banks of the Qiantang River should also be on their itinerary
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Regeneration and reinvention of Hangzhou's wet markets

The Hangzhou government has always seen the upgrading of wet markets as an important part for improving people's livelihood.
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All the ways we kept in touch

Remember the old rotary-dial telephones or sending telegrams? Our modes of communication have undergone great changes in the last century, and one Shanghai museum captures it all.
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Glass walkway opens on Xuedou Mountain

It is the longest of its kind in Zhejiang Province and a welcome addition to one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ningbo.
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Fuxing Island reveals its unique history

The attractive tourist destination along the Huangpu River holds secrets waiting to be discovered by fans of history.
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Photography festival captures a snap of history

The Hangzhou Citizen Photography Festival is being held in Gushan Park from May 17 to 21. More than 5,000 works have been selected from over 30,000 pieces of submission by people.
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