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By:Kane on 6/8/2011 6:55:37 PM Category: In the News
Tags: ,drought, flood, Guizhou, southern, Eastern, China,

HEAVY rain drenched a drought-ravaged swathe of southern and eastern China, killing at least 52 people and forcing more than 100,000 to evacuate.   The deaths have been concentrated in the southwestern province of Guizhou, where tens of thousands have left their homes to escape the rising wa

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By:Kane on 6/8/2011 12:23:51 AM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,exploration, cave, subterranean river, limestone,

For a growing band of intrepid young explores, caves represent the ultimate adventure. Exploring a cave is like taking the journey through time. A journey, which endless raindrops, would have followed over countless centuries.   Fed by countless drips and trickles, the subterranean river ca

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By:sunny on 6/6/2011 11:58:56 PM Category: Uncategorized
Tags: ,Chinese Dragon Boat ,

Chinese New Year, the Mid-Fall Moon Festival and the Dragon Boat Day are three major festivals in China. The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. Chinese call this day as Duan-Wu . Duan means beginning. Wu means Horse month in Chinese c

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By:Susan on 6/6/2011 9:00:08 PM Category: Travel News
Tags: ,Bajiaozhai National , Daxia Landform,

Located in the Ziyuan Town, Bajiaozhai National Forest Park is 98km from downtown Guilin with an area of 125 hectares. It is well-known for its abundant forest resources and magnificent Danxia Landform. Now, it gradually becomes a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Let's hiking in Baj

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By:Alexander on 6/6/2011 6:28:46 AM Category: Uncategorized
Tags: ,Shaoxing, Zhejiang, Lu Xun,

Wave the Flag in the Name of Lu Xun, and Develop a Program of the Well-known City in Depth ------- The First Lu Xun Cultural and Art Festival Will Be Hold in the Ancient City of Shaoxing   Sponsored by the Art Division of the Cultural Ministry, the Cultural Department of Zhejiang Province

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By:Kane on 6/3/2011 7:22:20 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,Stone Forest, Karst, limestone rock,

This vast area of southwest china, the size of France and Spain combined, is famous for its clusters of conical hills like giant upturned egg carton separated by dry empty valleys. This is the Karst—a limestone terrain, which has become the defining image of southern china. Karst landscapes a

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By:Susan on 6/3/2011 12:56:10 AM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,Jinkeng Terraces, Longji Terraces, Guilin,

Jinkeng Terraces, getting its name for producing gold here before, is located in the Dazhai Village. It 25 miles away from Longsheng and is home to Yao ethnic minority. There are five amazing attractions here—"Two Dragons Fighting for Treasures",  "Two Lions Jumping on the

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By:Kane on 6/2/2011 11:46:15 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,rice growing,

Sequel of the last blog I wrote:   Finally, after weeks of preparations, the ordained time for planting has arrived, but first the seeding must be uproot from the nursery beds and bundled up ready to be transported to their new paddy higher up the hillside. While the farmers are busy on the

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By:Alexander on 6/1/2011 6:22:25 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,Talk Loudly, No Applause, Leave Early, in Public,

I enjoyed the show Impression--Liu Sanjie very much! It was a great show that I've never seen before. But I couldn't understand why people around us did not applaud, why they talk quite loudly and why they leave before the actors and actresses acknowledge the audience...It's considered very rude an

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By:Kane on 5/31/2011 5:36:37 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,terraces, amazing feat, early spring,

Early spring in Yunnan is a busy time for local farmers. As they prepare the age-old paddy field ready for the coming season of sowing. The hill slopes here plunge nearly 2000 m to the floor of the Red River Valley. Each contains literally thousands of stack terraces carved out by ha

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