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Many people come to China and visit the Great Wall, many know little about its history. Here are some facts about this amazing construction.
Published by John Smither 81 months ago in China | +23 votes | 10 comments
The Shanghai Metro is a rapid transit system to ease the transport needs of the city’s residents and visitors since it was first introduced in 1975. The system uses both subway or underground lines as well as a light railway and was the third city of mainland China behind both Beijing and Tianjin to use such a transit system.
Published by John Smither 66 months ago in China | +18 votes | 2 comments
Nanjing has a long and distinguished history during its long existence, there has been a settlement on the site of the present day city since at least the fifth century BC. The city has been the capital of China or what was then regarded as China on a number of occasions from the third century AD until as recently as the 20th century.
Published by John Smither 66 months ago in China | +17 votes | 2 comments
Chinese pagodas. Chinese dynastic timelines. Buddhist shrines. Guatama Buddha. Indian stupa. China's oldest pagoda. China's tallest pagoda. monks prayer hall. China's oldest temple.
Published by DeeBee 91 months ago in China | +16 votes | 7 comments
Tianmen Mountain or Tianmenshan is the highest peak amongst those that surround the Chinese city of Zhangjiajie in the province of Hunan. Tianmen Mountain has historically been closely linked with the city due to its cultural and religious past through Taoist monks and in more recent years those that follow the Buddhist faith. The most famous feature of the mountain is the stone staircase of 999 steps leading up the side of the mountain; other attractions have been added more recently to further...
Published by John Smither 70 months ago in China | +15 votes | 5 comments
In the past travelling by train within China was a somewhat harrowing experience and for many overseas tourists best only taken as a last resort. In recent years China railways has undergone drastic changes in updating its rolling stock leading to faster, more efficient, very cost effective and importantly more comfortable journeys by the worldÂ’s third largest national railway service.
Published by John Smither 70 months ago in China | +15 votes | 2 comments
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Published by DeeBee 82 months ago in China | +15 votes | 5 comments
The railway system in China is an extensive service operated by the Ministry of Railways under the title of China Railway. Apart from some commuter services in and around the major cityÂ’s most trains in operation are long distance services and cover the length of the country with 91,000km of track or over 56,500 miles in use, with more than 3,500 passenger trains in operation every day.
Published by John Smither 70 months ago in China | +13 votes | 3 comments
The city of Wuhan is known as the crossroads of China as it sits alongside the River Yangtze where it meets the Han River as well as being a point where many arterial roads and railways meet.
Published by John Smither 74 months ago in China | +13 votes | 5 comments
This museum is a collection of sculptures representing the army of ChinaÂ’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang buried close to his mausoleum to escort him on his journey to the afterlife. The terracotta figures have been dated from the 3rd century BC but were not discovered until 1974 when a local farmer was digging a well.
Published by John Smither 76 months ago in China | +13 votes | 6 comments
This article talks about the environmental pollution in China.
Published by CWX 80 months ago in China | +13 votes | 8 comments
Description of the Chinese city of Harbin, its history and the Ice Festival that attracts many visitors to the city each winter.
Published by John Smither 82 months ago in China | +13 votes | 9 comments
A question was placed on the Knoji questions and answers seeking information about the vaccinations that visitors to China are required to have before entering the country. I answered the question but also felt this enquiry could be answered in more detail in an article. I have been based in China since early 2010 and these findings are from having personal knowledge of the country.
Published by John Smither 69 months ago in China | +12 votes | 3 comments
The illegal practice of selling train tickets through scalpers or touts has long been practiced in Chinese railway stations for many years, often right under the noses of the officials supposedly in place to restrict this service. A new system for buying tickets has recently been introduced in an attempt to stop this practice.
Published by John Smither 71 months ago in China | +12 votes | 3 comments
For many years the concept of tourists with limited time available to travel on the extensive train system within China has been a daunting one. Overcrowded stations and areas for purchasing the tickets can put off even seasoned overseas travellers and that is before they face the problems of the language barrier and an incomprehensible language, however changes are in place to tackle this problem.
Published by John Smither 71 months ago in China | +12 votes | 3 comments
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