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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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By:Alexander on 5/31/2011 3:09:50 AM Category: Uncategorized
Tags: ,Sichuan, Relaxed, Teahouse Culture,

Sichuan's relaxed provincial capital, CHENGDU, is a characterful place to spend a few days, perhaps as a base for visiting Qing-dynasty Huanglongxi or the irrigation system at Dujiangyan, or while organizing a flight or train to Tibet. Aside from touring the remaining historical monuments, you can

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By:Susan on 5/30/2011 11:57:11 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Dragon Boat Festival, Double Fifth Festiv, Zongzi, Qu Yuan,

Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Double Fifth Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated on the May 5th of Chinese Lunar Calendar. This traditional festival has been celebrated since ancient China and in various ways, in other parts of East Asia as well. About the exact origin of

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By:Kane on 5/29/2011 5:53:21 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,exploration, Li river, yangtze River, wildlife,

Our exploration of China begins in the warm subtropical south area. On the Li river fishermen and birds perch on bamboo rafts, a partnership that goes back more than a thousand years. The scenery here is know through out the world—a recurring motif in Chinese paintings and major tourists attr

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By:peterwang on 5/28/2011 7:47:16 PM Category: Travel Notes
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Chinese have a regular compendium of questions for their foreign guests, and you may hear them from friends over dinner, or even from strangers who approach you on the street. Part conversation starters, and part pure entertainment, here is the short list of inquiries to be prepared for. 1. Do you

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By:peterwang on 5/28/2011 7:40:07 PM Category: Culture
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Whether or not one believes that the 21st century will see the rise of some sort of Chinese political, economic and even cultural hegemony, it is undeniable that the country will play a pivotal role in shaping the course of the next hundred years and beyond. In the thirty years since Deng Xiaoping

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By:peterwang on 5/28/2011 7:33:10 PM Category: Travel News
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On May 19th, a new tourist attraction in Guilin, Shenlong Water World Resort, was officially opened to visitors from home and abroad. It is located at the Caopin Township of Hui Nationality, Yanshan District, 37 km from Guilin city proper. As one of the key tourist attractions in Lijiang River East

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By:Kane on 5/26/2011 11:36:56 PM Category: Travel Notes
Tags: ,China, explore, surprising, exotic, magical landscapes,

For centuries, travelers to China have told tales of magical landscapes and surprising creatures. Chinese civilization is the world’s oldest, and today, it’s the largest with well over a billion people. It is home to more than 50 distinct ethnic groups and a wide range of traditional

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By:Susan on 5/26/2011 7:54:46 PM Category: Uncategorized
Tags: ,Yangshuo, Guilin, Party,

Are you in Yangshuo this Saturday? Will you go to Yangshuo this Saturday? A fantastic party will be held there! This party is sponsored by some local bars, clubs and shops. If you are interested in it, please book a ticket assp!   5B'S Boat & Secret Beach Camping Party  201

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By:Alexander on 5/26/2011 2:51:41 AM Category: Uncategorized
Tags: ,China Railsay, Transportation, Fast Development,

By the end of 2006, the operation mileage of railways in China had reached 77,083.8km, ranking the first in Asia. In 2006, the passenger and cargo transport volume, transport revenue and main indicators in transportation of the railway in the whole country all set new historical high following lar

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