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24 Solar Terms: 9 things you may not know about Winter Solst
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24 Solar Terms: 9 things you may not know about Winter Solst

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 22. On the first day of Winter Solstice, the Northern Hemisphere experiences the shortest day and the longest night in the year, as the sun shines directly at the Tropic of Capricorn. From then on, the days become longer and the ni...

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Traditional Chinese Painting
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Traditional Chinese Painting

Different from Western oil painting, traditional Chinese painting is characterized by unique forms of expression. Its roots can be traced back to paintings on Neolithic pottery 6,000 to 7,000 years ago. Since similar tools were used to draw lines for the earliest painting and writing, painting and calligraphy are said to share the same origin. Chinese paintings often include poems and/or calligraph...

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Dancing Characters
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Dancing Characters

Hanzi(Chinese characters) are the most commonly used script in China. According to surviving ancient literature and archeological findings, Chinese characters have a history of at least 5,000 years. The origin of Chinese characters corresponds with the history of ancient Chinese civilization. Chinese characters number in the tens of thousands, yet the most frequently used number about 3,500....

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Folk Arts in China
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Folk Arts in China

China boasts a wide variety of arts and crafts which are renowned for their excellent workmanship. In terms of technique, Chinese folk arts are categorized into cutting, bundling, plaiting, knitting, embroidering, carving, molding and paining. They all have strong local characteristics and diverse folk styles. For example, Jingtai cloisonne enamel gets its name from the fine blue-glaze variety prod...

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Essence of Spring-Apricot Blossom Festival Tour 9 Days
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Essence of Spring-Apricot Blossom Festival Tour 9 Days

Spring is in the air so come and smell the Apricot. During the Spring, Xinjiang is more beautiful to visit when the apricot blossoms. Enjoy all of our best destination through Taxkorgan county, Turgen Vally Yili, Turpan and Urumqi during this wonderful time of year....

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New rules to supervise foreigners self-drive tours in China
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New rules to supervise foreigners' self-drive tours in China

Foreigners will be investigated by the police if they ignore warnings not to approach out-of-bounds military zones during self-drive tours, said China's tourism regulator on its official website on Wednesday. Previously on August 18, the ministries of public security and foreign affairs, General Administration of Customs, National Tourism Administration and the General Staff Headquarters of People...

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Mid-Autumn Festival
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Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, usually in October in Gregorian calendar. The festival has a long history. In ancient China, emperors followed the rite of offering sacrifices to the sun in spring and to the moon in autumn. Historical books of the Zhou Dynasty had the word “Mid-Autumn”. Later aristocrats and literary figures helped expand the ceremony to co...

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Dunhuang Yadan Landform
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Dunhuang Yadan Landform

Yadan Landform, alias “demoniac town”, lies 180km to the northwest of the Dunhuang city proper. The broad, flat-topped elevation with one or more cliff-like sides and several or scores of meters tall, common in Gobi desert in northwest China together characterize it. It’s called “wind-erosion mesa” with “Yadan Landform” as its scientific name....

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