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[30 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Top 8 Coasts in China with Google Earth Links (I) | 944 views]
Top 8 Coasts in China with Google Earth Links (I)

China has nearly three million square kilometers of sea territory and coastline of 32,000 kilometers long, 18000 km of which is the mainland coastline and the rest is islands coastline. Its northern starting point is at the mouth of Yalu River estuary (boundary between China and North Korea) and its southern end is at the mouth of Beilun River estuary (boundary between China and Vietnam)

Here, I will introduce you 4 of top 8 most beautiful coastal sceneries in China with google earth links. Let’s embrace the sea!

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[13 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | 11,633 views]
Bamboo House: Tropical Loft in the Rainforests

A great poet in Song dynasty ever said: I’d rather to eat without meat, but not to live without bamboo. From this point of view, the Dai ethnic people living in Xishuang-Banna (China’s rainforest area in Yunnan Province) must be the happiest people in the world. They not only live in “bamboo” houses, but also eat bamboo rice, drink bamboo wine. Even the gods should be jealousy about their lives.

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[9 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Top 6 Tourist Caves in China with Google Earth Links | 2,807 views]
Top 6 Tourist Caves in China with Google Earth Links

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A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter. — wikipedia

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Karst is a very unique geology pattern that creates magnificent landscapes. In a previous post, I showed you top 5 karst peak forests in China. Today, I will lead you to go underground and show you how lime stone karst pattern creates gorgeous caves beneath the peak forests.
Just like the karst peak forests, most karst …

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[19 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Stone Sheet House: the Silver Buyei Town in the Mountains | 5,557 views]
Stone Sheet House: the Silver Buyei Town in the Mountains

Buyei is the second largest (Miao is the 1st) major minority ethnic group in Guizhou province, They have a wide distribution in Guizhou province as well as some area of Yunnan and Guangxi. They are mostly concentrated at southern Guizhou. In this area, you can enjoy a very original taste of Buyei experience.

If we consider the Qiang village a defensive castle, the Buyei village is relatively less aggregated. In the mountains of southern Guizhou, it produces very good Shale stone material, a type of sedimentary rock. Buyei people take advantage of this and build stone sheet houses with a very unique style.

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[14 Jun 2009 | Comments Off on Top 6 Glaciers in China with Google Earth Links | 1,951 views]
Top 6 Glaciers in China with Google Earth Links

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A glacier is a large mass of ice moving slowly over some land surface or down a valley, formed over long periods from the accumulation of snow in areas where the amount of snow that falls exceeds the amount that melts. — wikipedia
No matter you believe “global warming” or not, you cannot just ignore the fact that all the permanent ice on earth are receding at a historically high speed, in Arctic, Antarctic, as well as the …