CHINA

Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System- World Heritage Site

Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Country: China | Type: Cultural | Theme: Public Works, Religious Structure  Introduction to Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is distinctive because it functions without utilizing dams and is therefore a masterful work of water preservation engineering in China. The system utilizes the slope of the land from the northwest to southeast, the water table, regional topography, and …

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imperial tombs of ming and qing dysnasties

Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing

Country: China | Type: Cultural | Theme: Burial  Introduction to Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties During the era of feudalism China, dynasties ordered the construction of ornate mausoleums in order to show respect to the ancestors. These tombs were built for deceased emperors and their kinsmen. The mausoleums reflect the religious beliefs, aesthetics, and political thought of the period. …

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Terracotta Warriors - Mausoleum of the first Qing Emperor

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Country: China | Type: Cultural | Theme: Burial  Introduction to the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor In 1961, three peasant workers from the tiny Yangeun-west village stumbled upon a pit containing statues of terracotta warriors. The commencement of excavation began shortly thereafter. The site is named after Ying Zheng who was the ruler of the State of Qin at the time of …

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The Great Wall

Country: China | Type: Cultural | Theme: Fortifications  Introduction to The Great Wall of China The Great Wall literally means “The long wall of 10,000 Li [half a kilometer]” in traditional Chinese. This long, snaking fortification was constructed and rebuilt between the 400s BCE and the 1500s CE in ordor to protect the borders of China in the northern region from invasion. One …

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Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area

Country: China | Type: Natural | Theme: Forest, Natural Landscape Introduction to Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area The Jiuzhaigou National Park is also known as the Valley of Nine Villages. It is an important nature reserve in the south western Sichuan province of China. Of note are its numerous multi-tiered waterfalls and beautiful lakes. The area bears significance for local Tibetans who view it …

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Longmen Grottoes

Country: China | Type: Cultural | Theme: Buddhist, Religious Structure  Introduction to Longmen Grottoes The history of the stone engravings at the Longmen Grottoes began when Emperor Xianwen changed the capital to Luoyang from Northern Wei in 493. Work carried on until the Ming Dynasty, over 400 years later. The peak of the creation of the rock carvings was from the latter 400s …

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Mount Huangshan – mists and clouds wreathe magnificent rock formations

Country: China | Type: Mixed | Theme: Mountain, Natural Landscape, Religious Structure  Introduction to Mount Huangshan Mount Huangshan is well-known for its spectacular scenery and is therefore possibly the most famous mountain in China. It is home to magnificent grotesquely-shaped formations of rocks as well as forests. The natural beauty is magnified by natural mists and clouds. The area around Mount Huangshan is also …

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