Tag: china

Dec 1, 2014

Chinese Millionaire Returns to Village, Builds Residents Free Luxury Homes for their Kindness Growing Up

Chinese Millionaire Returns to Village, Builds Residents Free Luxury Homes for their Kindness Growing Up

Millionaire Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua returned to his childhood village of Xiongkeng to do something special for the residents that treated him and his family so well growing up. The 54-year-old business tycoon—who amassed millions from the construction and steel industries—returned to his village and bulldozed wooden huts and muddy roads, replacing…

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Jun 19, 2014

Picture of the Day: Five Fingers Peak

Picture of the Day: Five Fingers Peak

FIVE FINGERS PEAK Photograph by chensiyuan on Wikimedia Commons Seen here is the famous Five Fingers Peak of Huangshizhai, located in the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China since 1992. Wulingyuan is noted for its more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most…

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May 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Old Town of Lijiang

Picture of the Day: The Old Town of Lijiang

THE OLD TOWN OF LIJIANG Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF Website | Flickr | Google+ | Facebook | Prints available The Old Town of Lijiang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Lijiang City, Yunnan, China. The town has a history going back more than 800 years and was once a confluence…

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Feb 13, 2014

These Guys Wore a GoPro and Scaled the Second Tallest Building in the World

These Guys Wore a GoPro and Scaled the Second Tallest Building in the World

Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov sneaked into the Shanghai Tower (still under construction) and climbed not only to the top, but scaled to the end of a crane that currently sits atop the roof. Upon its completion in 2014, Shanghai Tower will stand approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and will have 121 storeys.…

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Dec 30, 2013

Crane Operator for Shanghai’s Tallest Building Takes Amazing Photos of City Below

Crane Operator for Shanghai’s Tallest Building Takes Amazing Photos of City Below

Photographer Wei Genshen Amateur photographer Wei Genshen has taken advantage of his day job as a crane operator to take breathtaking photos of the city from high above the sprawling metropolis. Currently under construction is the Shanghai Tower in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. Upon its projected completion in 2014, the building will stand approximately 632…

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Dec 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Stone Buddha

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Stone Buddha

WORLD’S LARGEST STONE BUDDHA Photograph by Ariel Steiner The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near…

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Oct 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Great(ly) Overgrown Wall of China

Picture of the Day: The Great(ly) Overgrown Wall of China

THE GREAT(LY) OVERGROWN WALL OF CHINA Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF Blog post | on Flickr | Prints available Seen here is a section of the Great Wall of China tourists don’t typically see. as travel photographer Trey Ratcliff recalls: “Just to get to this point required a long walk through a rocky…

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