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Aydingkol Lake
China Travel Guide - Travel in Xinjiang

Aydingkol Lake
Aydingkol Lake
(ài dīng hú 艾丁湖), located approximately 50 kilometers(about 31 miles)southeast of Turpan City (tǔ lǔ fān 吐鲁番), is at the bottom of the deepest depression in China's land mass, known as Turpan Pendi. The lake covers an area of 22 kilometers (about nine square miles) and measures 40 kilometers (about 25 miles) from west to east, eight kilometers (about five miles) from north to south. .This lake is the lowest lake in China and the second lowest lake in the world (second only to the Dead Sea) at 154m below sea level.

China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan

Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture (chǔ xióng yí zú zì zhì zhōu 楚雄彝族自治州) is between Dianchi Lake (diān chí 滇池) beside Kunming (kūn míng 昆明) and Erhai Lake (ěr hǎi 洱海) in Dali (dà lǐ 大理), and lies at the south of Yunnan Province, 160 kilometers away from the Kunming City, covering an area of 29,258 square kilometers. It is home to almost 2.45 million people among which Yi ethnic group accounts for 24.6%. Its an important hub of middle Yunnan. Cheng - Kun railway (chéng kūn tiě lù 成昆铁路), Guang - Da railway (guǎng dà tiě lù 广大铁路) and Kun - Wan road (kūn wǎn gōng lù 昆畹公路) cross it.

Changxin Palace Lamp
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

changxingongdengThere were a great varieties of lamps in ancient China, oil-burning lamps were a common means of night-time illumination in this and later periods. The Changxin Palace Lamp (cháng xìn gōng dēng 长信宫灯) of the Han Dynasty ( hàncháo 汉朝) (208BC220AD) is a veritable treasure.
The Changxin Palace Lamp is made of bronze and is gold coated (líu jīn 鎏金). Textual research shows this lantern was used by the mother of Emperor Jingdi (jǐngdì 景帝) (156-140BC).The lantern has an ingenious design and as a whole, it is the shape of a maid of honor on her knees holding a lantern. The lamp she holds is pivoted so that light could be directed as her mistress might wish. Smoke from the candle within passes up through the girl's sleeve and on into the hollow body, so no soot would dirty the room. The lamp holder can store water, dissolving soot from the smoke. Now it is in the collection of the Museum of Hebei Province (héběi 河北), China.

Peking University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Peking University
is a comprehensive and national key university. The campus, known as "Yan Yuan"(the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing, with a total area of 2,743,532 square metres (or 274 hectares). It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace.  

Learn Chinese - Chinese Proverbs

Chinese Proverbs


 A knife will rust if not sharpened regularly, and water will stagnate if it is not allowed to flow.

Home Help for Families in Shanghai
China Living Tips - Communication & Others

Living in a foreign country can be challenging, but there are many options for expats and their families to settle in more quickly and easily. One advantage of living in Shanghai is the numerous household service options that can be catered towards their everyday life. Housekeeping services can be hired by the hour, by the day, and there's even a live-in option. Other selections include pet sitters, babysitters, nannies, tutors, and even family drivers. Housekeeping services have established a strong presence in the local expat community and are a great option for freeing family time from household chores.

Guangzhou Dreams - An Expat Pet-keeper's Dilemma
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China

Donald, a frequent traveler between New Zealand and China, to think about how to deal with his pet bunny Jaz, when he decided to move back to China with his Chinese girlfriend.

Moving house is something that most people go through, for an expat, it is just a way of life. Packing up your entire house and ensuring it can be squeezed into 30kg of check-in and 7kg of hand luggage can be a painful and emotional process. However, it becomes even more difficult to organize when a small pet is involved. I am currently beginning the process of packing up my life again and heading back to China. Recently, my girlfriend and I packed all of our belongings into our small car, including our pet rabbit, her cage and bag of hay and left our apartment to travel to my hometown where my parents live, to drop off most of our things before heading overseas. Our little bunny Jaz was not impressed with being bundled into the car and then stuck for four hours in the bowels of a ferry, before being driven a further two hours to our temporary destination. Since arriving, we have unloaded most of our belongings and we are commencing the process of again condensing our lives into one suitcase and a bag. 

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