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Yinchuan - The Phoenix City
China Travel Guide - Travel in Ningxia


Yinchuan (yín chuān 银川), the capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (níng xià huí zú zì zhì qū 宁夏回族自治区), lies to the west of the Yellow River and to the east of Helan Mountain (hè lán shān 贺兰山). The landform is divided into two main parts, the mountainous region in the west and south and the plains in the north and east. The average altitude of Yinchuan is 1,100 meters (about 3,609 feet). Lying in the central section of Ningxia (níng xià 宁夏) Plain which is irrigated by the Yellow River, Yinchuan holds abundant water resources and enjoys the reputation of 'a land of fish and rice in the frontier'.
Ruins of St. Paul’s
China Travel Guide - Travel in Macau

Ruins of St. Paul’s
Undoubtedly Macau’s blockbuster tourist attraction, St Paul’s is the ruins of a 16th century Jesuit church, which many believe to have been the most important church in Asia during Christianity’s early forays into the region. The church was almost wholly destroyed by fire in 1835, while being used as a barracks, and all that remains is the remarkably impressive facade. Set in stone, the four storey facade is held aloft by slender columns and adorned with intricate carvings of biblical scenes, saints and more Asian inspired images.

History of the Compass
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

              Si Nan
(zhǐ nán zhēn 指南针) is one of the four great inventions of ancient China. It is a simple instrument for navigational instrument for determining direction relative to the Earth's magnetic poles. It consists of a magnetized pointer (usually marked on the North end) free to align itself with Earth's magnetic field.

枕戈待旦 (zhěn gē dài dàn)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom


In the Western Jin Dynasty (xī jìn 西晋) there were two young men.One of them was Zu Ti and the other was Liu Kun. Both of them were men of ideals and integrity who were chivalrous and of a sanguine disposition. They not only wrote excellent articles but also were fond of practising martial arts to keep fit, in order to render meritorious service to the country. Both of them were chief clerks responsible for document administration in Luoyang. Although in appearance the Jin
Dynasty had jurisdiction of the Central Plains comprising the middle and lower reaches of the Haunch and threatened by foreign invasion.

Outdoor Sports in Beijing
China Living Tips - Shopping & Leisure

alt1. What kinds of outdoor sports are available in Beijing?
There are many mountains which are 2,000 meters above sea level around Beijing, so hiking is one of the favorites of outdoor sports lovers. Other sports available are rock climbing, ice climbing, and hang gliding.

2. How to choose suitable sites for outdoor sports?
Although many mountains are scattered around Beijing, not all of them are suitable for outdoor sports. Choose those with convenient transportation, stable communication facilities, and sufficient clean water supplies.

Northeast Normal University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Northeast Normal University is an institution of higher learning under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education, being selected as one of the universities given priority in construction in the "211 Project". The university, located in Changchun city, Jilin province, occupies an area of 1,500,000 square meters, including 800,000 square meters of the main campus and 700,000 square meters of the new campus.