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Chinese Street Scenes. Order and Philosophy.

In a country like China, where everyday life is complex, busy, and often crowded, order creates harmony. It enables Chinese life to work smoothly. Orderliness can be seen in the cleanliness of the streets, the hygiene applied to food preparation and the behaviour of the Chinese people. 76 more words


Woman with Peaches, Dali, Yunnan

Yunnan province in China has the largest population of minorities with 25 different ethnic minorities, 16 of which are indigenous to that area. Wandering around the town of Dali, you will recognise many different ethnic groups largely by their dress, traditional customs, cultures and language. 38 more words


Tiger Leaping Gorge

Day 1

At 7:00, we get picked up at our hotel to bring us to Qiaotou, the beggining of the Tiger Leaping Gorge trek. The ride takes a bit less than two hours. 1,057 more words


Chinese Doors of Ancient Walled Cities.

Doors, shutters, inner courtyards, Menshen or door gods, all these features of ancient Chinese architecture denote security and protection. Once safely inside the inner courtyard of a wooden Tang dynasty house, a sense of calm and peace descends: you feel perfectly secure and removed from the world.Chinese doors make a fascinating study in themselves. 44 more words


Travel Exposé: Yunnan Province (15) The Eternal Spring City, Kunming (1)

Hello, and welcome once again to this week’s issue of “Bajan,” Chinese Style. Over the past months we have embarked on a journey which has seen us trek from the mountainous northern reaches of Yunnan, which border the “Roof of the World,”  and through the lake and river strewn gorges and their satellite villages and townships alike.

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Yuanyang Rice Terraces | UNESCO World Heritage Site

Yuanyang Rice Terraces are situated in the south east of Yunnan province, China. They span over 28,000 acres and were constructed 2,500 years ago when the Hani people settled in the area. 67 more words


Red Deer Cave People 马鹿洞人 (蒙自人): Unknown Humans Discovered in China

In 2012 (following the official publication of an academic paper upon the subject), Western media started to report about an unknown species of human that had been discovered in the Red Deer Caves of South-Western China (Yunnan province). 610 more words

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