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Xingyun Lake
China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan


Xingyun Lake (Xīng yún Hú 星云湖) also known as Jiangchuan Sea (Jiāng chuān Hǎi zi 江川海子), is a plateau lake in Yunnan Province, southwest of China. It is laceted in Jiangchuan County (jiāng chuān xiàn 江川县). The Xingyun Lake and the Fuxian Lake (fǔ xiān hú 抚仙湖) are separated by a mountain and linked by Haimen River (hǎi mén hé 海门河). The glistening light of the waves is charming and attractive. During the cloudless night, the bright moonlight shines upon the lake, looking like numerous stars glinting and falling into the lake. It also looks as brilliant as the cloud. So the lake get its name Xingyun Lake (literally Star-Cloud Lake).

The Taklamakan Desert
China Travel Guide - Travel in Xinjiang

The Taklamakan Desert
The Taklamakan Desert
(tǎ kè lā mǎ gàn shā mò 塔克拉玛干沙漠), lying in the center of the Tarim Basin (tǎ lǐ mù pén dì 塔里木盆地) and covering some 337,600 sq meters, is the biggest desert in China and the second largest shifting sand desert in the world. Between the Keriya River (kè lǐ yǎ hé 克里雅河) and the Hotan River (hé tián hé 和田河) in the heart of the desert, the vast sea of sand stretches to the horizon. These rivers form natural “green corridors” in the heart of the desert. It is the magnificent sight.

Bronze Galloping Horse
Learn Chinese - History and Culture


Galloping Horse Treading on a Flying Swallow (mǎ tà fēi yàn 马踏飞燕 /mǎ chāo lóng què 马超龙雀), or Bronze Galloping Horse, is a bronze artwork of the Eastern Han (dōng hàn 东汉) Dynasty. It is now preserved in the Gansu Provincial Museum. This horse statue, a representative of late bronze artworks, was unearthed in the Leitai Tomb (léi tái mù 雷台墓) of the Eastern Han Dynasty in Gansu (gān sù 甘肃) Province in the west of China.

郑人买履(zhèng rén mǎi lǚ)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom


A man of the state of Zheng (zhèng guó 郑国) wanted to buy a pair of shoes. He measured his foot and put the measurement on a chair. When he set out for the market he forgot to bring it along.

Top 16 Shanghai Markets
China Living Tips - Shopping & Leisure

Shanghai MarketsThe term "market" is flexible, and in Shanghai, it applies to vendors selling virtually the same thing all under one roof, or in one open section of space. Unlike the Western sense of competition, the Chinese believe that if you are all selling the same thing, you'll attract more customers. Fair enough.

Indeed, this makes life easy for the shopper. Want pearls? Go to the pearl market. Want fabric? Go to the fabric market. Want crickets? You guessed it, go to the cricket market. Just remember your bargaining skills! You'll need them in the markets of Shanghai.

1. Dong Tai Road Antique Market
Description: Be warned, the word "antique" can apply to things made last year.
Address: Dong Tai Road, near Xizang Nan Road
Opening hours: Daily. Morning (in full swing by 9:30-10am) till sundown.
Comments: Dong Tai Road is a lot of fun, especially if you're in the mood to just wander and look at junk. You'll find every kind of Mao memorabilia to old records, photos, lanterns, porcelain, chopsticks and knick-knacks. Remember to bargain hard here and have fun treasure hunting.

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Founded in 1956 the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine is one of the earliest established traditional Chinese medical institutions for higher learning in the People’s Republic of China. It is the only traditional Chinese medical higher learning institution that has a place in the “211 Project” for national development. The former Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and the former Beijing College of Acupuncture, Orthopedics and Traumatology merged into the new Beijing University of Chinese Medicine on July 31st, 2000, and became a priority university directly under the supervision of the Ministry of Education.

Bobby Miller: Getting good money on the course
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China

foreigners in china

Bobby Miller arrived in Beijing in 2000, fresh from helping to establish golf courses in Hainan. His wife is from the capital and Miller wanted a job that was stable, allowed him to live in Beijing, and would indulge his love of golf.

He also heard there were few people teaching golf in Beijing.
"There was an Australian man and his son and a Swedish guy and they all had contracts - the Australian's with Sony Ericsson, the Swedish guy with Volvo. They had these awesome deals where they were getting paid lots of money," he says, describing the other golf instructors in Beijing at that time.

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