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Daqing Travel Guide
China Travel Guide - Travel in Heilongjiang


Daqing (dà qìng 大庆) is known as the Oil Capital of China and has experienced a phenomenal boom since oil was discovered here in the 1960s. And it is made up of five districts and four counties, which form a total area of 21,000 square kilometers, with a population of over 2.5 million. The city is situated among beautiful wetlands and prairies in the western part of Songnen Plain (sōng nèn píng yuán 松嫩平原) to the south of Heilongjiang (hēi lóng jiāng 黑龙江) province as well as the most beloved celebrity from Daqing is probably "Iron-Man" Wang Jinxi (wáng jìn xǐ 王进喜), who is remembered for his strength and perseverance during the early days of Daqing's oil fields. With the beautiful nature scenery and meaningful culture, Daqing would show its beauty to the world.
Longmen Caves (Dragon Gate Grottoes)
China Travel Guide - Travel in Henan

Longmen Caves

Located 13km (8 miles) south of the city center, along the banks of the Yi River (yī hé 伊河) which divides Mount Xiang (xiāng shān 香山) to the east from Mount Longmen (lóng mén shān 龙门山) to the west, Longmen Caves (lóng mén shí kū 龙门石窟) are considered one of the three great sculptural treasure-troves in China. In general, the limestone is harder at Longmen than at Yungang (yún gāng 云冈), and the caves closer to the river, making it easier to discern the details but more difficult to see the caves as a whole.

Sundial and Copper Kettle Clepsydra
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

      The Sundial
In ancient China, people calculated time according to the position of the sun, the moon and stars in the sky. However, such method was not very accurate. Afterwards, by watching the sun, someone designed a kind of time-counter to identify the time—the sundial (rì guǐ 日晷).

笑里藏刀 (xiào lǐ cáng dāo)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom


In the Tang Dynasty (táng cháo 唐朝), there was a minister called Li Yifu who was always affable and smiling. But in his heart he was very sinister and ruthless. He constantly schemed against people he saw as possible rivals. He was called : The knife in the smile". This idiom, derived from the above story, means disguising a ruthless nature behind a pleasant appearance.

Beijing Normal University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Beijing Normal University (BNU) has a history of more than 100 years, which is almost as long as the history of Chinese modern education. The University has developed from the Faculty of Education, Capital Metropolitan University established in 1902 under the concept of Establish school, prioritize teacher education,which initiated teacher training in Chinese higher education. After several times of merging and reforming since 1949, especially in the 1980s, Beijing Normal University has moved into the new age of rapid development. The University’s history is an epitome of the development of modern teacher training and Chinese higher education.