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The travertine formations at Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area in south-western China’s Sichuan Province are incredibly fragile, and part of the beauty spot is likely to have been damaged beyond repair by the travellers’ ignorance.
The central Chinese city of Anyang, on Monday, started construction on a museum for the World Heritage Site Yinxu, or the Yin Ruins, to bring people back to the last capital of the Shang Dynasty more than 3,000 years ago.
Footage released by the Chinese state broadcaster shows around a dozen visitors standing on the terraced pools of Huanglong, part of a UNESCO-recognised scenic spot in China.
The sandstone plateaus and lift are said to have inspired the sci-fi film Avatar.
China’s State Council has issued a set of guidelines to improve the protection and make better use of the country’s grotto temples.
China is ready to start construction on its new Sichuan-Tibet Railway, a strategic, 1,011-km-long rail link running from Ya’an in Sichuan Province to Nyingchi in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region – a project set to benefit many in the region.
The National Cultural Heritage Administration and Ministry of Culture and Tourism jointly released an announcement last week demanding administrations of all ancient grotto temple sites across the country to set caps on the number of daily visits to ensure longevity of such cultural heritage and the safety of tourists.
China plans to lay down a red line on carrying capacities to cope with potential overtourism at its grotto relics, said heritage and tourism authorities.
The 2017 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents and the 19th session of the Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology (OCS) will be held in the city in December. The convention opened for registration in September to all the willing returned overseas talents and expats hoping to start businesses in China.
More than 600 million people traveled within China this week in celebration of the country’s annual “Golden Week” holiday.
Protective fence installed to protect Buddha from being polished by tourists’ damaging rubbing; Global Times
Central China’s Henan Province Longmen Grottoes, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to ancient statues of Buddha, has been forced to install a two-meter high protective fence in front of several of the statues to prevent swarms of tourists from touching, rubbing and patting them during the National Day Holidays which ended Thursday.
Access remains restricted for Tibetans despite completion of construction work around the temple complex.
Macau’s ambitious plan to turn itself into a Greater Bay Area entertainment, finance hub runs into Covid-19 difficulties; Sandy Li; SCMP
Eight years ago, Cristiano Tavares came to Macau from Vila do Conde, a small town in northern Portugal, to boost his career prospects. The move paid off. He started as a cook in the Michelin-starred Antonio Restaurant, and then quickly rose through the ranks to become head chef in just three years. “The opportunities are definitely better in Macau as many hotels, casinos and resorts have opened here,” said the 31-year-old.
A nationwide charity program was launched on Saturday in Datong, Shanxi province, aiming to get the public involved in the protection of precious ancient Buddhist temple grottoes along the Silk Road.
Here is a rare chance to explore the unknown stories behind the Summer Palace, a World Heritage Site declared by the UNESCO as “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design.”