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Residential House »

[29 Aug 2009 | One Comment | 4,163 views]
Jiang Nan Residential Houses: the Spirit of Water

One major geographic characterisitic that distinguished Jiang Nan from Northern China is its abundance in water resources. Plenty precipitates, lakes, rivers, channels, etc. influenced every part of life and culture in Jiang Nan region, including residential houses.

Jiang Nan houses have a unique sense of simplicity: white wall and black tiles, which represents the humbleness of Jiang Nan people.

Scenic Splendor of China »

[25 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,346 views]
Top 8 Coasts in China with Google Earth Links (II)

Here are the rest four of top 8 coasts in China.

Located 15km south of the famous Bei-Dai-He resort, Changli beach was not discovered for tourism development until early 1980s, when a geographer from Chinese Academy of Science found this 52.1km long beach and called it China’s “Golden Beach”, comparing it to the Queensland one.

Museum »

[22 Aug 2009 | One Comment | 1,724 views]
Turquoise Inlaid Ivory Cup: A Luxury Taste of Wine

This ivory cup, using relief, line engraving, inlay, etc. a variety of techniques, is a rare art treasure.

It was unearthed from The Tomb of Lady Fu Hao at Yinxu, one of the oldest and largest archaeological sites in China and is one of the Historical capitals of China and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yinxu is famous as the original source of oracle bones and oracle bone script, the earliest recorded form of Chinese writing.

Carnival »

[18 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,527 views]
China Carnival #5: Travel tips, Silk market, Shenzhen

Welcome to the August 18, 2009 edition of china carnival. We have 6 articles this time. That’s a record high, yeah!
Katie Sorene presents Travel China Like a Pro: 7 Tips from Expert Travelers posted at Travel Blog – Tripbase, saying, “China holds a fascinating allure for adventurers all over the world. But exploring China can be daunting. Get the inside track with these top tips from expert travelers.”

Misc »

[13 Aug 2009 | One Comment | 486 views]
Ten Flickr Groups About China and Chinese Culture

Flickr has a huge stock of “China” photos. Flickr has provided a very smart rating system for image quality and popularity; and its huge community also help “favor” and “group” out the best images.

There are probably thousands of “China” related Flickr groups. Here, I selected 10 of them as my favorite “China” groups. With the help of diligent members of these groups, we will see the “stunning” side of China.