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[25 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on Top 3 Yardangs in China with Google Earth links | 7,020 views]
Top 3 Yardangs in China with Google Earth links

These are not the Grand Canyon in Arizona. And these are not on Mars either. These are the most beautiful yardangs in Xinjiang Province, west region of China. Unfortunately, probably due to the difficulties to reach these dangerous desert region, only the first one has abundant information on internet. The other two are not even marked in google earth.
Top 3 Yardangs in China

Residential House »

[16 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | 5,316 views]
Tulou Earth Building – Hakka Houses

In 1960s, when US started to use military satellites to gather intelligent information, they found numerous “nuclear reactors” hidden in the mountains of Fujian Province in southern China. Greatly alarmed, they sent officers to investigate the situation, only to find that these “nuclear reactors” or “missile silos” were in fact harmless earth buildings where the Hakkas had been living for centuries!

Travel »

[13 Feb 2009 | One Comment | 8,718 views]

Temples are not only popular tourist destinations but also important part of Chinese culture. No matter it’s Buddhism, Taoism, Confucian, Ancestral, or any memorial one, it is a piece of cultural essence. It contains intangible value in architecture, art, religion, and sociology, etc.  From these different temples, we can know Chinese culture from a unique angle.  So temples are always among the best places of interest to travel. Here, I list top 10 temples in China with wikipedia links and google earth kml files. Let’s begin our trip in the …