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  1. Higher calling

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Graham Simmons

    ... province is home to many ancient temples and shrines, and the country's newest Unesco World Heritage site, the sacred Wutaishan (Mount Wutai). For hundreds of years, pilgrims and travellers have been spellbound by the serenity of this holy peak. Home to the Bodhisattva Manjusri, the embodiment of enlightenment, Wutaishan is one of Buddhist China's four sacred mountains (the ...

  2. Mist opportunity

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Henry Wismayer

    ... put an end to all that and the 21st century finds the vibe less reverential. Nowadays, Huang Shan is a Unesco world heritage site welcoming 1.5 million visitors each year, many of them ... and wizened pines, azaleas and rhododendrons, the seamless hulk of the Purple Peak: it's idealised China brought to life by the whispery hustle of a terraced waterfall and the shouts ...

  3. Q&A: Anthony Wong

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Architecture is Art Festival. Wong will play a swallow and guide the audience through the site, telling the story of this masterpiece of Chinese architecture by using a mix of Chinese and Western ...

  4. The Great Wall

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... and they connect in places. But the Great Wall of China is truly great, and it is one of the places in the world you have to visit. For many years, people said the Great Wall was around 5,000km long. ... infrastructure building being the biggest two,' State Administration of Cultural Heritage director Shan Jixiang told the China Daily early this year. See it while you can. ...

  5. The Forbidden City

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King An emperor's home Unesco lists the Forbidden City in Beijing as the biggest collection of ancient wooden buildings in the world. Today, it is one ... the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), work on the current one started in 1406, during the Ming dynasty. It took 15 years and between 200,000 and 1 million workers to build. The world's biggest palace ...

  6. Tours in disarray over Sichuan ban

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... updates. Ng Hi-on of China Travel Service (Hong Kong) said one of its tour groups was in Sichuan. The group had just visited Jiuzhaigou and had cancelled the Huanglong tour. 'We have about 18 ...

  7. Links to the past

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... of Macau was designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, and its focal point remains the Largo do Senado, or Senate Square- an elegant cobbled public space surrounded by some of the best preserved ... loved the town for its peaceful atmosphere and remarkable historic heritage. Suddenly the oldest European settlement on the China coast wasn't 'sleepy' any more and the crumbling ...

  8. Lhasa could showcase preservation over profit

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The conferring by the United Nations of world heritage status for historic sites is prized for the prestige and international recognition it brings. But with it comes the responsibility to protect them and strike a balance between development, tourism and preservation. China has been among the nations most keen to have sites included on the Unesco World Heritage List. Worryingly, ...

  9. A decade of wonder

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... safer now than in the late 1990s, when gangland slayings made headlines. Its 2005 entry on Unesco's 25 World Heritage List sites is a major achievement and shows that despite incredible development, historic buildings can be saved and be part of the 'Macau experience'. It is the 31st designated World Heritage site in China, thus increasing its tourism and global visibility. ...

  10. More must be done on heritage preservation

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many of the nation's key heritage sites are either being destroyed or commercialised. The process is threatening to become irreversible. For far too long, China has been bent ... leaving them with little choice. It is good that both sides have reached an amiable agreement, but the deal leaves a lot to be desired. China must do a better job to protect its heritage sites ...




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