Category Archives: China

Macau: Customized Private Tour by Car; Get Your Guide

Experience Macau according to your interests on a customizable tour with a licensed guide. Choose what you want to do and how long you want to spend sightseeing.

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UNESCO-listed Limestone Site in China’s Sichuan Damaged after Unruly Tourists Hop on it; News18

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.

Source: UNESCO-listed Limestone Site in China’s Sichuan Damaged after Unruly Tourists Hop on it

Central Chinese city builds museum for World Heritage Site ruins; CGTN

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.

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Tourists sneak in to walk on UNESCO-listed limestone site in China; Billie Thomson; Daily Mail

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.

Source: Tourists sneak in to walk on UNESCO-listed limestone site in China

World’s tallest lift back in action in China’s Avatar mountains; NZ Herald

The sandstone plateaus and lift are said to have inspired the sci-fi film Avatar.

Source: World’s tallest lift back in action in China’s Avatar mountains – NZ Herald

Millennium-old Yungang Grottoes to have a supercomputing center; CGTN

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Yungang Grottoes and other relics set for a digital rebirth; Wang Yiqing; China Daily

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China to enhance protection of grotto temples; Xinhua

China’s State Council has issued a set of guidelines to improve the protection and make better use of the country’s grotto temples.

Source: China to enhance protection of grotto temples

China to build another railway linking Tibet with Sichuan; Global Times

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.

Source: China to build another railway linking Tibet with Sichuan

Caps on number of visitors to be implemented at grotto temple sites; Wang Kaihao; China Daily

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.

Source: Caps on number of visitors to be implemented at grotto temple sites

(AmazingAnhui)Hongcun Village: a taste of Hui-style in E China’s Anhui; Li Yahui; Xinhua

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China to limit visitor numbers to grotto temples; Li Yan; ECNS

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.

Source: China to limit visitor numbers to grotto temples

Indian monk’s tomb found near Longmen Grottoes; Xinhua

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.

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Enchanting sea of clouds on Mount Huangshan in E China; CGTN

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More than 600 million people traveled in China during ‘Golden Week’; Monica Buchanan Pitrelli; CNBC

More than 600 million people traveled within China this week in celebration of the country’s annual “Golden Week” holiday.

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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.

Source: Protective fence installed to protect Buddha from being polished by tourists’ damaging rubbing

Worship Area in Front of Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple Closed Following Repairs; Lhuboom; RFA

Access remains restricted for Tibetans despite completion of construction work around the temple complex.

Source: Worship Area in Front of Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple Closed Following Repairs

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.

Source: Macau’s ambitious plan to turn itself into a Greater Bay Area entertainment, finance hub runs into Covid-19 difficulties

Charity fund to support digitization of grottoes; Wang Kaihao; China Daily

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.

Source: Charity fund to support digitization of grottoes

Exhibition with over 200 antiques debuts to mark 270 years of the Summer Palace; Hong Yaobin; CGTN

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.”

Source: Exhibition with over 200 antiques debuts to mark 270 years of the Summer Palace

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