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Hong Kong robot reveals mysterious yellow orbs at ancient Mexican temple

Under the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Mexico lay a tunnel not seen by people in more than 1,800 years. Damp, dark, filled with debris, and deliberately sealed by its creators, the passageway was thought to house the remains of the rulers of the ancient city of Teotihuacan

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China's leaning tower 'stable at present'

An ancient Chinese tower tilting at a perilous angle has earned comparisons with Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa and worried a school in its shadow, state media reported Thursday.

The Wanshou Temple Tower in the central city of Xi’an, which dates from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), began to lean dramatically after a heavy rainstorm in May last year, state-run China Radio National said.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:01pm

Name-and-shame ashes campaign sparks lawsuit

The operators of a temple caught in government attempts to curb the illegal provision of niches for the ashes of the dead are being sued for reneging on a deal to build an extension to the property.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Temple gets hi-tech help to make sure visitors pick the right sticks

Worshippers worried about missing fortune sticks spoiling their readings should proceed to Wong Tai Sin Temple next month, when it introduces a hi-tech system to ensure all sticks are present and correct.

Picking the bamboo sticks from a container to find out what lies ahead is a tradition in Hong Kong.

9 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Detours: Tall order

At the 300th step I'm panting. It doesn't help that some of the steps are so high I have to raise my knees into the air like a pole vaulter.

26 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

The gods of fightin' n writin'

Head up to Hollywood Road above Central district and the street is full of antique shops - with some antique pieces more valuable than others, from the mega-expensive vases of the Ming and Qing dynasties down to the tacky knick-knacks such as watches with former chairman Mao Zedong's hand moving to show the seconds ticking by.

1 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Tidying-up process in countryside can go too far

I refer to the well-written feature by Sherry Lee headlined 'A dream destroyed' and the editorial, both of which appeared in the South China Morning Post on August 21.

It is a pity they were not both written two years earlier when they might have had an impact.

4 Sep 2001 - 12:00am


My response to the first two questions raised by M. Dutard in the letter which appeared in these columns on March 26 is as follows: Due to town development, part of the structure of the Tin Hau Temple at Aberdeen was below ground level and as such was flooded during the rainy season.

9 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Monk charged with temple assault

A Buddhist monk was charged with assault yesterday after allegedly attacking a fellow worshipper at Wong Tai Sin Temple.

The 30-year-old monk, surnamed Ng, was standing outside the temple when a man kneeling beside him was pushed over by the large crowd and fell on to the monk's feet, witnesses said.

4 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Lucky day set for first weddings

Wong Tai Sin Temple has set December 13 as the luckiest day of the year for weddings and the date of their first marriage ceremonies.

Applications can be made at the temple's general office from October 4 - but there will probably be time for only 50 weddings that day, each expected to last about 20 minutes.

22 Sep 1997 - 12:00am