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Dragon Bay National Forest Park
China Travel Guide - Travel in Jilin

Dragon Bay National Forest Park

Dragon (Chinese Dragon) Bay National Forest Park (lóng wān qún guó jiā sēn lín gōng yuá 龙湾群国家森林公园) occupies an area of 6780 hectares, among which 227 hectares are covered by water, and the rest are of 1095 hectares. Locating in Longgang (lóng gǎng 龙岗) range in the western part of Changbai (cháng bái 长白) Mountain, Longwan (lóng wān 龙湾) Crater Lake group is China's biggest Crater Lake group. These alpine lakes are formed in volcanic eruption in ancient geological age. The average water depth is around 50 meters and the deepest point can reach 100 meters. The 164 crater lakes and crater in Huinan (huī nán 辉南) Longgang range are well preserved and have their unique geological features and spectacular scenery which make the lakes unparallel in China. Volcanic landforms bestow unique charming to Longwanqun National Forest Park.
 
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Hetuala City
China Travel Guide - Travel in Liaoning

Hetuala City

Hetuala City (hè tú ā lā chéng 赫图阿拉城) is located in Yongling Town (yǒng líng zhèn 永陵镇) of Xinbin Manchu Autonomous County (xīn bīn mǎn zú zì zhì xiàn 新宾满族自治县) in Liaoning Province. The word Hetuala in fact is from Manchu Language meaning a flat top hummock. It was the very first capital city of the Late Jin (hòu jīn 后金) Dynasty as well as the last mountain city in Chinese history, moreover, it is the best-preserved Manchu city until now. Hetuala, the center of politics, economy, military, culture and diplomacy of Late Jin, was famed as the birthplace of Qing Dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝) and the cradle of the thrift of Manchuria. It has great value in the study of history, art, society and culture.

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Chinese Academy of Science
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

As a national key university under the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) aimed at cutting-edge science and technology research and sci-tech based management and humanity studies, USTC was founded in September 1958 in Beijing and chaired by CAS president Guo Moruo. In 1970, it moved to Hefei, Anhui province. As the only university attached to the CAS, USTC fully mobilized its departments to strengthen their ties with CAS research institutes and equipped the devoted hard-working students with a profound theoretical foundation as well as practical techniques. In 1959, the university was included on the list of the 16 national key universities and became the youngest key university in China.  

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Religious Services in Shanghai
China Living Tips - Communication & Others

Shanghai not only is a city of diverse businesses ranging from local owned companies to multinational Fortune 500 companies but also is a city of multifarious religious groups. The diverse choices in religious options include Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Islamism, various forms of Christianity, and many more. There are numerous options catered towards different types of people including formal church gatherings, guest lecturers, and even like-minded group meetings. Some noteworthy temples include the City God Temple (at the heart of the old city), Longhua Temple (built in the Three Kingdoms period), Jade Buddha Temple (famous Buddha carving), and St. Ignatius Cathedral (one of the largest catholic churches in Shanghai). 

 
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万事俱备,只欠东风 (wàn shì jù bèi,zhǐ qiàn dōng fēng)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

altChina has been divided into three kingdoms (sān guó 三国时代,220-280AD) historically: Wei in the north, Shu in the southwest and Wu in the southeast.Once Cao Cao from Wei led a 200,000 strong army down to the south to wipe out the kingdoms of Wu and Shu.

Therefore, Wu and Shu united to defend his attack. Cao ordered his men to link up the boats by iron chains to form a bridge for the Cao's passing from the north bank of Yangtze River to the south bank. The General Commander of the allied army was Zhou Yu. He analyzed the situation carefully. Then he got a good idea. He decided to attack the enemy with fire. So he began to prepare for the coming battle. Suddenly he thought of the direction of wind.

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The cheongsam
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

altThe cheongsam (qí páo 旗袍), or Qipao in Chinese, is evolved from a kind of ancient clothing of Manchu (mǎn zú 满族) ethnic minority. In ancient times, it generally referred to long gowns worn by the people of Manchuria, Mongolia and the Eight-Banner.

In the early years of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), long gowns featured collarless, narrow cuff in the shape of a horse's hoof, buttons down the left front, four slits and a fitting waist. Wearers usually coiled up their cuff, and put it down when hunting or battling to cover the back of hand. In winter, the cuff could serve to prevent cold. The gown had four slits, with one on the left, right, front and back, which reached the knees. It was fitted to the body and rather warm. Fastened with a waistband, the long gown could hold solid food and utensils when people went out hunting. Men's long gowns were mostly blue, gray or green; and women's, white.

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