Tag Archives: Tang Dynasty

Ancient relics uncovered in heart of former capital

Relics of the Fugan Temple, a historical site mentioned in ancient documents, were discovered in downtown Chengdu in June, unveiling the true color of the old Buddhist temple that was established during the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420).

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Local Tang Dynasty poet serves as symbol of city’s past

Sixteen foreign families read poems written by Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet Du Fu when visiting his former residence in Qingyang district in Chengdu.

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Authorities hot on trail of missing cultural relics

Chinese study estimates up to 10 million artifacts from China scattered worldwide

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Precious heritage given a makeover

On the northern bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo River is the Samye Monastery. Boasting a 1,300-year history, this monastery in Shannan, in the southern part of the Tibet autonomous region, is the earliest Buddhist monastery in Tibet.

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Snapshot of authenticity

If you have been disappointed by many other artificial “ancient towns” that were built in recent years, the old houses and courtyards in Langzhong in Nanchong, north of Sichuan province, will offer you an original flavor of a real Chinese ancient town.

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Silk helps weave Chengdu’s fortunes

According to a traditional Chinese saying, it is easier to climb to heaven than to take the road in or out of Shu, the ancient alias for Sichuan province that normally refers to its capital, Chengdu.  But recent archaeological discoveries have shown that Chengdu, which sits in the middle of the Sichuan Basin and is […]

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