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China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan


Shangri-La (Xiāng gé lí lā 香格里拉) is the "Eden in dream". Since it first appeared in British novelist James Hilton’s Lost Horizon in the 1939, it has been associated with the mystique of a place which could not possibly exist here on Earth. In Tibetan, Shangri-La means the "sun and moon in heart", an ideal home only found in heaven. There the lofty and continuous snowy mountains, endless grasslands, steep and grand gorges, azure lakes and the bucolic villages always leave a deep impression on visitors.

Anji Bamboo Expo Garden
China Travel Guide - Travel in Zhejiang

 Anji Bamboo Expo Garden
Anji Bamboo Expo Garden
(ān jí zhú zǐ bó lǎn yuán 安吉竹子博览园) is located in Anjin County (ān jí xiàn 安吉县), Huzhou City (hú zhōu shì 湖州市), Zhejiang Province (zhè jiāng shěng 浙江省). Anji is nationwide famous for being the home of bamboo. The garden covers an area of 1200 mu, which is brimmed with more than 389 kinds of bamboos planted there. Wherever you go, what greets your eyes is the lush green. The garden is like a sea of bamboo, presenting numerous bamboos in front of you.

Top 10 Lucky Symbols in Chinese
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

Chinese characters usually have one or more meanings and some of them are particularly loved by Chinese people. Here is the top ten list of the lucky ones. Please note Pinyin is also used here, which is the Chinese spelling system for the characters. For example, fu is the pinyin for good luck in Chinese. But fu is only the phonic part of the character and it also represents other Chinese characters that sound the same.
蜀犬吠日 (shǔ quǎn fèi rì)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom


A leading writer of the Tang Dynasty (táng cháo 唐朝,618-907AD) named Liu Zongyuan (liú zōng yuán 柳宗元),once told a story concerning an interesting phenomenon in Sichuan Province.

Pearl Wholesalers in Shanghai
China Living Tips - Shopping & Leisure

China Shopping

Pearl's Circles tops the First Asia Jewelry Plaza near Shanghai's Yuyuan or Yu Garden Bazaar area. As you leave the escalator on the third floor, you'll be overwhelmed by the sheer number of pearls and stones in every design you can imagine. The vendors will call out to you and it'll be hard to get comfortable, so walk around, then saddle up to a counter and start looking. Get your bargaining gloves on and buy ready-to-wear, or design your own jewelry and have it made up in a few minutes.
Laurie Mackenzie and His V.E.T Program
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China
Laurie Mackenzie is from Canada. He was a business and MBA professor before retiring and moving to China with his wife five years ago. In 2004, he started up the Volunteer English Teachers program in rural Yangshuo in south-west China, dedicated to helping poor kids learn English. All volunteers in the program teach English for free. But in truth, they get much more than material rewards in return from their kind service. Our reporter Yunfeng has the story.
Wuhan University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Wuhan University is a key university directly under the administration of the Education Ministry of the People's Republic of China. It is located in Hubei Province's capital Wuhan known as "The thoroughfare leading to nine provinces". The university has rolling physical features with the scenic Luojia Hill in it and the beautiful East Lake by its side, seeming in picturesque disorder. Its campus is wooded and green, and has fragrant flowers everywhere all the year round, the buildings are in special architectural styles, magnificent and mansion-looking. For the above reasons, Wuhan University is widely known as one of the most beautiful universities in the world. 

International Friends --- A Smile Goes A Long Way
About - WorldFriends Networks

Love Relationship --- A Smile Goes A Long Way
Sanya, Toronto Canada & Tony, Toronto Canada

I joined World Friends to find a language tutor and someone to talk to about travel and Japan. Accidentally I clicked on a picture of a cute guy who lived in the same city and sent him a smile and he emailed me back. We exchanged emails for a week and started to chat online, then moved on to phone. We talked on the phone every night and got closer day by day. We met up expecting to be friends, however the meeting lead to something else. I sent him a smile in the middle of January, and he asked me out at the beginning of February. We have been together ever since. We both joined to meet people from Japan and to learn Japanese, however we ended up finding each other, a Taiwanese boy and a Serbian girl. We both thank you so much for everything! Without our interest in the Japanese Culture and this great site we would have never met. I read the stories of people who met their spouses here but never thought i would find the perfect guy on this website.


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