Shanghai, Huangpu Jiang, River Cruise

Huangpu River is a branch of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It lies in Shanghai City, formerly known as Huangxiepu or Chunshen River. It takes its rise from the Tai Lake, runs eastwards through the Dianshan Lake in Qingpu County and then flows to Minhang District in Shanghai. At the Baidu Bridge in the center of Shanghai City, it flows together with the…

Chinese Traditional shadow play

Shadow puppetry originated during the Han Dynasty when one of the concubines of Emperor Wu of Han died from an illness. The emperor was devastated, and he summoned his court officers to bring his beloved back to life. The officers made a shape of the concubine using donkey leather. Her joints were animated using 11 separate pieces of the leather, and adorned w…

Kun Qu opera

Kunqu (pronounced kwin chu 昆曲) is one of the oldest and most refined styles of traditional Chinese theatre performed today. It is a synthesis of drama, opera, ballet, poetry recital, and musical recital, which also draws on earlier forms of Chinese theatrical performances such as mime, farce, acrobatics, ballad recital, and medley, some of which go back t…

Hangzhou – Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and its political, economic and cultural center. With enchanting natural beauty and abundant cultural heritages, the city is known as ‘Heaven on Earth’ and one of China’s most important tourist venues. The City, the southern terminus of the Grand Canal, is located on the lower reaches of th…

Transport terminal for Shanghai Disney Resort

A large transport terminal will be built alongside the Shanghai Disney Resort, according to the Shanghai Morning Post quoting the operator of the country’s second Disneyland. The terminal, at the western entrance to the 3.9-square-kilometer park, will include five traffic booths, parking lots for taxis, and a terminus for buses running inside t…
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