Paper money is called “National Card”, while RMB (renminbi) is China’s card. At present, China has issued five series RMB. Do you want to know what the sceneries are on the back of RMB? We could have a wonderful RMB tour!
RMB 1 of the fifth series: Three Pools Mirroring the Moon of the West Lake in Hangzhou
Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, shown on the 1 RMB note, is located in the south central portion of Hangzhou’s West Lake. The three pools refer to the three pear-shaped pagodas arranged in a triangle in the water. The pagodas are around 2 meters high with hollow interiors. The belly of each pagoda has five circular holes, into which lamps or candles can be placed, especially on mid-autumn nights when the bright moon hangs in the sky. When the circular holes are covered with sheets of thin paper, beams of light will reflect on the water through the holes. The moonlight, lamplight and lake light add radiance and charm to one another.
RMB 5 of the fifth series: Mount Tai in Shandong
Mount Tai, shown on the 5 RMB note, is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Tai'an and to the south of the provincial capital Jinan in Shandong province, China. The highest peak is the Jade Emperor Peak, which is described by Chinese government as 5,029feet. Mount Tai is one of the "Five Great Mountains". It is associated with sunrise, birth, and renewal, and is often regarded the foremost of the five. Mount Tai is considered to be a cultural and historical museum. It is a famous place both of Taoism and Buddhism. There are four marvelous spectacles in Mount Tai, and they are sunrise watching on the peak, shine of sunset, Yellow River watching in sunshine and sea of cloud.
RMB 10 of the fifth series: Kui Gate of Qutang Gorge in Sichuan
The Kui Gate, shown on the 10 RMB note, is the gateway from the Sichuan basin to the Three Gorges at the Yangtze River with high mountains towering on both banks. On the cliff are engraved five characters (Kui Gate, the Grandest of All). The gate is so named because Fengjie County was named Kuizhou in ancient times, for which the Qutang Gorge is also called "Kui Gorge". Here, the Yangtze River overwhelmingly rushes through the gate to the east.
RMB 20 of the fifth series: Guilin Landscape
Guilin Landscape, shown on the 20 RMB note, is situated in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. East or west, Guilin scenery is the best. As one of China's well-known tourist scenic cities, Guilin is also a historic and cultural city with a history of over 2,000 years. The stunning unique landscape in Guilin is just like a poem "The rivers are blue satin ribbons, the hills ornaments of green jade, secluded are the caves deep and dewy, everywhere a glorious gorgeous sight.", which is shorten as "verdant hills, crystal and clear water, pretty rocks and grotesque caves".
RMB 50 of the fifth series: Potala Palace in Lhasa
Potala Palace, shown on the 50 RMB note, is standing on the peak of the Potala Hill. It is the symbol of Lassa. The Potala Palace is the most comprehensive art treasure house of cultural relics in Tibetan area of China. Potala Palace is an architecture complex that was construction for the Princess Wen Cheng in Tang Dynasty, while it has become the official place for the Dalai Lamas to work in winter since 17th century. With a height of 117 meters and an area of structure of 100,000 m2, the gorgeous huge golden roofs are shinning and attractive. A serpentine stairway up the mountainside leads to the palace buildings on a height of 3,700 meters above sea level. Its stone-and-wood main building has 13 stories, measuring 110 meters in elevation. Consisting of 999 rooms (plus the red tower on the mountain, one thousand rooms in total), the Potala Palace is a reflection of the sophisticated architecture art at the time.
RMB 100 of the fifth series: Great Hall of the People in Beijing
The Great Hall of the People, shown on the 100 RMB note, is located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square, Beijing. It is used for legislative and ceremonial activities by the PRC and the Communist Party of China. It functions as the meeting place of the National People's Congress, the Chinese parliament. The building covers 171,800 square metres (1,849,239 sq ft) of floor space; it is 356 metres in length and 206.5 metres in width. The centre peaks at 46.5 metres. At the eaves of the main gate hangs the national emblem of the PRC.
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