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Fujian Tulou (Earthen Structure)

A Fujian Tulou or a Fujian Earthen Structure is a type of dwelling built by the Hakka and Hoklo people in the mountainous regions of South Fujian, China. A Tulou is a large enclosed construction that is usually circular or rectangular in shape and is used to house multiple families. Find More

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The Great Wall

The Great Wall spans over large parts of northern China, and is the result of thousands of years of construction. Officially it extends for approximately 8,850 kilometres (5,500 miles) from east to west, making it 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) longer than the River Nile! The history behind this practically legendary feat of architecture began during the Warring States Period (c. 476-221 BC).

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Culture of Huizhou

Huizhou refers to the region in the south of Anhui province in China that surrounds Mt. Huangshan. Hui culture integrates Confucianism, clan culture, and mercantilism. Filial piety and feminine chastity were particularly important concepts in ancient Hui culture.

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The Silk Road in China

The Silk Road was not only a route used for commercial trade, but was also a place where various ethnic groups from China, central Asia, west Asia, and Europe could meet and take part in a cultural exchange.

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Hutongs in Beijing

Walking through the Hutongs, you will feel as though you’ve found yourself in another world. The long, quiet lanes flanked by thick locust trees, the pigeons swirling above you, the loud shouts of peddlers in the street, the ancient Chinese Quadrangles (si he yuan 四合院), the royal mansions, the homes of important historical figures, the guild halls and the temples will all transport you back to life in ancient China.

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