Chinese Pagodas

A legend revived

Mercedes-Benz W113

A vintage Mercedes-Benz W113 has been given a makeover thanks to Bulgarian tuner Vilner, writes Jeff Heselwood.

Saturday, 1 September, 2012, 1:09am

Rank outsider

The contrast is striking. In the foreground stands one of the many watchtowers that line the medieval wall of Xian, a former imperial Chinese capital; in the distance an apartment building under construction rises skywards.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Plenty to interest all on a trip through town

Hangzhou's historic and scenic sites are not limited to the lakeside. Here are some of the more interesting attractions in other parts of the town:

Hefang Street

28 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Relic thought to contain Buddha hair discovered

Archaeologists have discovered eight relics including an iron box believed to contain a hair from Buddha in the first excavation of the famous Lei Feng Pagoda near Hangzhou's West Lake.

13 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Long-lost ancient statue recovered

A MYSTERY Hong Kong banker has donated a long-lost gilded bronze statue stolen from southwestern Yunnan province to the Shanghai museum. The 48cm statue of Buddha, which is 900 years old and was previously housed in the Qianxun Pagoda in the city of Dali, was stolen when the pagoda was destroyed in an earthquake in 1925.

7 Feb 1999 - 12:00am