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Yueyang Tower
China Travel Guide - Travel in Hunan

   Yueyang Tower
Yueyang Tower
(yuè yáng lóu 岳阳楼), also known as Yueyanglou throughout China, domineers over the west gate of the city-wall tower in Yueyang (yuè yáng 岳阳), Hunan Province, borders on the shore of Lake Dongting (dòng tíng hú 洞庭湖). It has an excellent reputation known as "the Grand Yueyanglou Pavilion" (yuè yáng tiān xià lóu 岳阳天下楼) for its magnificent vigour as well as the majestic structure, and it is also praised as one of the Three Great Towers of the south of China (jiāng nán sān dà míng lóu 江南三大名楼), alongside with the Pavilion of Prince Teng (téng wáng gé 滕王阁) and Yellow Crane Tower (huáng hè lóu 黄鹤楼).

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The Xianling Mausoleum
China Travel Guide - Travel in Hubei

          The Xianling Mausoleun
The Xianling Mausoleum
(xiǎn líng 显陵) is located in a cypress valley in Songlin Mountain (sōng lín shān 松林山), 7.5 kilometers from Zhongxiang  City (zhōng xiáng shì 钟祥市), Hubei Province (hú běi shěng 湖北省). It used to be called the Imperial Mausoleum (dì líng 帝陵). It occupies an area of 183.15 hectares while the additional defensive walls outside the city walls are 3600 meters in length. It is the largest of the 18 Ming imperial tombs. Built in 1520 and completed 20 years later, the mausoleum belonged to Zhu Youyuan (zhū yòu yuán 朱祐杬), the father of Emperor Shizong (shì zōng 世宗) of the Ming (míng 明) Dynasty (1368-1644), and his mother, surnamed Jiang (jiǎng 蒋). It was the first imperial tomb in China to be inscribed by UNESCO on the World Cultural Heritage List.

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不入虎穴,焉得虎子 (bù rù hǔ xué, yān dé hǔ zǐ)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

altBan Chao (bān chāo 班超) was a famous diplomat and military figure of the Eastern Han Dynasty (dōng hàn 东汉). In 73 AD, Ban Chao and 36 subordinates were on a diplomatic mission to the kingdoms of the Tarim Basin, and first arrived at the kingdom of Kroran, also known as Loulan (lóu lán 楼兰) or Shanshan (shàn shàn 鄯善).

 

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Chinese Cuisine
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

      Chinese Cuisine
Different from the cuisine in western world, Chinese people cook food in various ways such as frying, boiling, steaming and stir frying. Chinese people put a high premium on the taste, color and smell of food. Chinese cuisine enjoys the same international reputation to that of France and Italy for its scent, taste and design.

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Fudan University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Located at 280 Zhengtong Road, Shanghai, the International Cultural Exchange School is one of the 17 full-time schools of Fudan University. Although it was officially founded in 1987, this school began to take international students as early as fifty years ago. Now it has 600 undergraduates, 700 students in long-term training courses and 700 students in short-term training course.

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