Gulangyu Island listed as UNESCO world heritage
The small island of Gulangyu, a trump card of Xiamen in East China’s Fujian Province, obtained UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status on July 8th. Covering an area of 8.86 squar...
Hoh Xil Nature Reserve joins UNESCO world heritage list
UNESCO on July 7th announced that the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve in China's Qinghai Province become a natural heritage site, marking the 51st UNESCO site of this country. Hoh Xil (a...
Sunflowers enter blooming season at Beijing Olympic Forest Park
The 2017 Sunflower Exhibition opened at Beijing Olympic Forest Park, from June 30 to July 28. The plantation of sunflowers covers more than a hundred acres, with 24 different sp...
Great Wall of China temporarily closed due to heavy rain
Great Wall Badaling and Juyongguan urgently announced a temporary closure during June 22 to 24 due to heavy rain. China's meteorological authority Tuesday warned of heavy rain a...
Palace Museum expected to open for free
The Palace Museum could open for free to visitors if the government permitted and the public agreed with this idea, according to Shan Jixiang, the director of the museum. Shan s...
Four modern toilets come into use in the Potala Palace
Four modern toilets have been put into use in the Potala Palace, a museum and World Heritage Site in Lhasa. As part of the 'Toilet Revolution' in Lhasa, to upgrade and replace the...
Jinshanling Great Wall to be tentatively closed for construction
Jinshanling Great Wall Scenic Relics Management Office recently announced the temporary closure of Jinshanling Great Wall since June 1st, 2017, while the date of reopening is unde...
Shanghai 2010 World Expo site to become urban park
The site of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai is to be turned into the city's biggest urban park according to the local authorities. The local authorities are seeking ideas from the...
World’s longest cantilever bridge opens to public in Chongqing
A new glass-bottom skywalk opened to public at the Wansheng Ordovician Theme Park in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on April 1. The A-shaped bridge extends 86 meters f...
New karst caves in Yunnan open to public in July
A cluster of karst caves, which feature rarely seen stalagmites, is expected to open to the public in July this year. The karst caves were discovered by local villagers and a prot...