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Leshan Giant Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha (Leshan, Sichuan) — Leshan Giant Buddha is a huge statue which is carved into the side of Mount Lingyun. The Giant Buddha is about 71 meters high and 24 meters wide. The head is 14.7 meters long and 10 meters wide with total 1021 buns of hair on it, and his toenail […]

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Hall of Supreme Harmony

Hall of Supreme Harmony (Forbidden City, Dongcheng, Beijing) — Built in 1420, Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihedian), also known as ‘Jinnuandian’ (Hall of the Imperial Throne), is the largest wood-structure palace existing in China. It is located at an important position on the south-north main axis of the Forbidden City. It was initially named Fengtian […]

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Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China (various locations within northern China) – Chinese rulers, going as far back as the 7th century BC, built this defensive wall in various stages, to prevent the country from being invaded by nomadic marauders (particularly from nearby Mongolia). The Great Wall stretches across north China, passing over deserts, grasslands, mountain ridges, […]

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Forbidden City

Forbidden City (4 Jing Shan Qian Jie, Dongcheng, Beijing) — The Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the former imperial palace, which was the home to twenty-four Chinese emperors (from the Ming and Qing dynasties) over 491 years between 1420 and 1911. The Forbidden City is now known as the Palace Museum (displaying […]

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City God Temple of Shanghai

City God Temple of Shanghai (249 Fangbang Middle Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai) — With a rich history of nearly 600 years, City God Temple of shanghai is the most significant Taoist temple in Shanghai. The lofty temple consists of 9 halls where various statues of immortals that are believed to be in charge of certain aspect […]

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About China

This Far Eastern nation is the most populous in the planet (with over a billion people) and the fastest-growing economy in the world. China also has a culture & history that go back thousands of years – with the country’s ruling dynasties dating back to nearly 3,000 BC. The Silk Road – which weaved through […]