Mount Wutai (Wutai Shan)

On August 26, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanxi, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Mount Wutai (simplified Chinese: 五台山; pinyin: Wǔtái shān; literally “Wutai Mountain”) is the first mountain of the four famous Buddhist mountains. It is located in the northeastern of Wutain Country in Shanxi. The Mount Wutai composed with many huge mountains and peaks which including five peaks. The tops of the peak are flat, and look […]

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Wupai River Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Guilin, More Cities, Rivers & Gorges, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Wupai River is the best place for intensified training and competitions of slalom in China. The width of Wupai River ranges from 5 meters to 30 meters and the head drop between upper reaches and lower reaches is about 300 meters. The breathtaking adverture is sufficient to turn ordinary men to heroes, turn cowards to […]

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Wupai River

On August 26, 2011, in Activities, Guilin, More Cities, Rivers & Gorges, by Jack Li

Wupai River, also called Xunjiang River, is the best filed for competition and training of slalom in China which is at the foot of the highest mountain of South China- Maoer Mountain, in Ziyuan County of Guilin City, 138 kilometers away from Guilin. It originates from 1883 meters high Jinzi Mountain and it is the […]

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Grant Courtyard of Wang Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Wang’s Grant Courtyard is an AAAA level scenic spot. Generally, you’d better go on foot rather than take a vehicle when you visit the old city. In addition, there are rickshaws specially serve tourists. The catering feature still takes cooked wheaten food as the principal thing, the same as most parts of Shanxi Province. In […]

Temple of Heaven

On August 26, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Must-sees, by Jack Li

Covering a total area of 273 hectares, the Temple of Heaven was a place for the Ming and Qing emperors to “worship God” and “pray for good harvests” in the downtown area outside of Zhengyangmen. It is round in the north and square in the south, reflecting an ancient Chinese belief that “heaven is round […]

Museum of China Wang

On August 26, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Chinese Towns & Villages, Museums, Shanxi, by Jack Li

China Wang’s Museum is located in the Hongmen Bao architecture complex of Wang’s Grand Courtyard, which is in Lingshi County of Shanxi Province. Wang’s Grand Courtyard now covers an area of 3500 square meters and it’s the only museum of Wang’s family culture at home and broad. There are 261 kinds of Wang’s family trees […]

Ancestral Hall of Wang

On August 26, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, China Attractions, Cool Places, Shanxi, by Jack Li

Wang’s Ancestral Hall includes Xiaoyi Hall and Xiaoyi Memorial Arch, which was built for Wang Mengpeng. Xiaoyi Memerial Arch was built in the 51th year of Emperor Qianlong’s region (1786), following the imperial edict. Xiaoyi Temple was built in the first year of Emperor Jiaqing’s region (1796), which has two stories with the total area […]

Jingsheng Literature Temple

On August 26, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, by Jack Li

Jingsheng Literature TempleIt has distinct northern feature and can compare favourably with literature temples in counties. Get out of Wang’s Grand Courtyard, pass by the parking lot, you can see the beautiful Kuixing Tower of Jingsheng Literature Temle in the south of the courtyard. Screen wall, Lingxing Gate, Dacheng Gate, Dacheng Hall, Qin Hall and […]

Red Door Village

On August 26, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Chinese Towns & Villages, Shanxi, by Jack Li

The whole structure of Red Door Village buildings is like a city, leaning upon a tall slope from bottom to top, sitting north and embracing south. In a shape of rectangle, the buildings’ walls are standing upright, with the highest part reaching 28 meters. There are 88 yards, 776 rooms in the village, taking an […]

Gao Cliff

On August 26, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, by Jack Li

Gao’s Cliff began to be built in the first year of Jiaqing Emperor (1796) and finished in the sixteenth year of Jiaqing Emperor (1811), which takes almost 20 years. The building accounts for 11728 square meters, with 26 courtyards and 218 rooms. It is constructed by the seventeenth generation of Wang family, Wang Rucong and […]