Welcome to Beijing

posted on 6th of august, 2007

Beijing, a famous city of China, has many years history.
Beijing thrives today as the political and cultural capital of China as well as a center of international activity and an important socialist base.
Great changes have taken place since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. The city walls were demolished to facilitate transportation and allow for general expansion. By 2001, the population exceeded 12.5 million, and the total municipal area was increased to over 17,800 square kilometers. The city is presently divided into 16 districts: Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chongwen, Xuanwu, Chaoyang, Haidian, Shijingshan, Fengtai, Shunyi, Changping, Mentougou, Tongzhou, Fangshan, Daxing, Huairou and Pinggu. In addition to these urban districts, the municipality...

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Posted by Fenghui on August 25, 2007
I live in Chengdu,welcome to Sichuan
Posted by Sleiselei on August 18, 2007
Dear Miao,
Simatai Great Wall is famous in chinese photographer , I never go here.
Hope you have a good days in next weekend.
Posted by Miao on August 18, 2007
I live in BJ. will go to Simatai Great Wall next weekend :)

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Summer Palace

posted on 10th of august, 2007

Situated in the western outskirts of Haidian District, the Summer Palace is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from central Beijing. Having the largest royal park and being well preserved, it was designated, in 1960 by the State Council, as a Key Cultural Relics Protection Site of China. Containing examples of the ancient arts, it also has graceful landscapes and magnificent constructions. The Summer Palace is the archetypal Chinese garden, and is ranked amongst the most noted and classical gardens of the world. In 1998, it was listed as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Composed mainly of Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, The Summer Palace occupies an area of 294...

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Mount Huangshan

posted on 13th of august, 2007

Of all the notable mountains in China, Mount Huangshan, to be found in the south of Anhui province, is probably the most famous. Originally known as Mt. Yishan it was renamed Mt. Huangshan in 747 AD in recognition of the legendary Huang Di, who was the reputed ancestor of the Chinese people and who made magic pills for immortality here.

  Wu yue is the collective name given to China‘s most important mountains, namely Mt. Taishan in Shandong Province, Mt. Huashan in Shaanxi Province, Mt. Hengshan in Shanxi Province, Mt. Songshan in Henan Province and Mt. Hengshan in Hunan Province. It is said that you won‘t want to visit any other mountains after seeing wu yue but you won‘t wish to see even wu yue after returning from Mt. Huangshan. This saying may give...

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Why you love photography?

posted on 14th of august, 2007

Why you love photography?

For me, only reason is for my daughter.

My daughter is seven years old this year,she is a schoolgirl in Beijing, she is very lovely and beautifully. she love painting and music, at present, she is studying piano and English.
I lead her to gardens or outdoor every weekend, I take a photograph for her every time.
I want to keep her happy times.

I hope her grow up healthy and sound.

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Posted by Zhuanghua on February 27, 2008
a lovely girl with a warm-hearted father.Good luck!
Posted by Sleiselei on September 15, 2007
Thanks Maigi, I am very glad to hear from you .
Posted by Sleiselei on September 12, 2007
Dear Kuanchong, thanks for your praise for my daughter,
waiting your great photo of your daughter.

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Chinese famous mountains 2----Mount LuShan

posted on 17th of august, 2007

Situated in the southern part of Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, Lushan Mountain is on the bank of Poyang Lake(1). It is one of China's famous mountains and covers an area of 300 square kilometers. It was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1996.
  The mountain is a well-known scenic area, summer resort and sanitaria. There are imposing and magnificent peaks, unique waterfalls, and historical sites as well as a changing sea of clouds and a warm and comfortable climate.

Trees surround Lushan Museum on the northern bank of Lulin Lake; it houses ancient Chinese bronzes, pottery from different historical periods, calligraphic works from Tang Dynasty and paintings from Ming and Qing dynasties. The Lushan Botanical Gardens are in a valley to the east of the Mountain. At an altitude of 1,...

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Posted by Sleiselei on August 17, 2007
I had some pictures but not in dreamstime datebase.sorry

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Chinese landscapes----Qiandao Lake

posted on 17th of august, 2007

The Fuchun River-Xin’an River-Qiandao Lake scenic area is a picturesque waterway. As long as 300 kilometers, it covers more than 1100 square kilometers. With numerous tourist attractions, its scenery is especially enchanting.
The Xin’an River is in the upper reaches of the Qiantang River, flowing through cities like Chun’an and Jiande. Flanked by a thick forest of trees, the clear river, with many shoals and rapids, winds its way through hilly areas. It is blocked by a big dam within Jiande --- the dam for the Xin’an River reservoir and power station. The reservoir boasts 1078 islets; hence the name 1000-Islet (Qiandao) Lake. This 573-square-kilometer lake, over 100 meters in depth, is 109 times the size of the West Lake in Hangzhou. It has a storage capacity...

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Double Seventh Festival

posted on 19th of august, 2007

Today is Double Seventh Festival in china, It is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, is a chinese traditional festival full of romance. It often goes into August in the Gregorian calendar

This festival is in mid-summer when the weather is warm and the grass and trees reveal their luxurious greens. At night when the sky is dotted with stars, and people can see the Milky Way spanning from the north to the south. On each bank of it is a bright star, which see each other from afar. They are the Cowherd and Weaver Maid, and about them there is a beautiful love story passed down from generation to generation.

Long, long ago, there was an honest and kind-hearted fellow named Niu Lang (Cowhand). His parents died when he was a child. Later he was driven out of his home by his sister-in-law....

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Chinese Landscapes 2 --Feilai Peak

posted on 21st of august, 2007

Feilai Peak, also named Lingjiu Peak, stands in front of Lingyin Temple.
It was said that an Indian monk by the name of Huili, upon his arrival in
the valley, was surprised to see the peak towering in the valley. He
wondered aloud "when did peak come flying all the way from India
to this place?" Hence the name.

With a height of 209 meters, Feilai Peak, totally different from the surrounding
mountains, is of pure limestone while the surrounding mountains are of sandstone.
Many grotesque stones, in the shapes of charming dragon, prostrate tiger, walking
elephant and scared ape scatter here and there on the peak, with queer colors, making
this peak distinctive among all hills and peaks nearby. No matter, Yuandao, a celebrity
of the Ming dynasty,...

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Great Wall

posted on 27th of august, 2007

In the north of China, there lies a 6,700-kilometer-long (4,161-mile-long) ancient wall. Now well-known as the Great Wall of China, it starts at the Jiayuguan Pass of Gansu Province in the west and ends at the Shanhaiguan Pass of Hebei Province in the east. As one of the Eight Wonders in the world, the Great Wall of China has become the symbol of the Chinese nation and its culture.

  Lots of beautiful legends and stories about the Great Wall took place following along the construction, and since that time these stories have spread around the country. Those that happened during construction are abundant, such as Meng Jiangnu's story and the legend of the Jiayuguan Pass. Meng Jiangnu's story is the most famous and widely spread of all the legends about the...

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