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Intl festival displays culture from around the world

An ancient city with a history of about 2,300 years, Chengdu takes pride in its myriad historical and cultural legacies.

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Promise for the ages

Editor’s Note: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization decided at its meeting in Doha, Qatar, late last month to add two new World Heritage Sites in China to its list, giving the country 47 sites, the second-largest number in the world after Italy’s 50. The Grand Canal and the Silk Road — the […]

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Tulou: Area profits from tourism boom

“The nights here are so quiet and local people are very friendly. I’ll bring my family next time,” Ullrich said. Data from Yongding County Tourism Bureau show that more than 4 million tourists from China and abroad visited the county in 2012, a year-on-year increase of 17 percent. Tourism income soared to 2.85 billion yuan […]

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A journey back in time

Besides the 46 tulou that are on the U.N.E.S.C.O. World Heritage List, there are many more tulou scattered among the vast mountainous areas in Fujian province. Zhongchuan village in southeastern Yongding county, the hometown of Hu Wenhu, a well-known overseas Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist, is one of them. Zhongchuan’s tulou cluster is not as well […]

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Magic circles in the mountains

Tulou complexes in Fujian province are rare treasures that attract international attention. He Na and Sun Li tell the story of the centuryold buildings. There’s a story that’s very popular among tulou residents in Longyan city, Fujian province. It goes like this: satellite images of the Fujian tulou clusters once made foreign countries very nervous […]

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Terraces cultivate global recognition

UNESCO World Heritage designation lauds world wonder’s blend of culture and ecology. Zhang Zixuan reports. The Honghe Hani Rice Terraces rise up the Ailao Mountains from the Honghe River’s southernbank. They span four counties in the Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture insoutheastern Yunnan province. This man-made wonder was inducted into UNESCO’s World Heritage List […]

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