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According to a 200-year-old record, Chang Wanda, the manor's main designer, said he hoped people coming to the mansion could not only live here, but also work, read, study, meditate, recite poetry and see beautiful sights.
Reviewed by more than 130 experts, the newly added sites, scattered around Shanxi, Henan, Hunan, Hebei and Jiangsu provinces, contain 795 pieces of ancient architecture and 516 ancient ruins as well as stone inscriptions and outstanding modern architectures.
The 6th Weicun Drum Carriage Culture Festival began on April 25, in the village of Weicun, near the city of Linfen, Shanxi province. The activity is a combination of drum carriage and drumming, rhythm, and sports and a show of local folk culture.
The famous “Zixiaxian” peonies dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) at the Double-tower Temple, in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, have burst into bloom.
There was a charity auction of paintings and calligraphy, in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, on April 23, to raise money for the victims of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake, in Ya’an, Sichuan province, with more than 100 painters and calligraphers donating their work.
A born artist, Tu Xiangdong presents the beauty of Chinese culture through calligraphy using his skilled techniques and aesthetic sense.
Authorities in Shanxi province say that more than 15 million yuan will be put into renovation work on the city walls of Pingyao, a classical town known for its heritage and tourism.
The 13th Pingyao International Photography Festival, which will start on Sept 19, 2013, in Pingyao ancient town of Shanxi province, had its opening ceremony in the Diesel Engine Plant Exhibition Area, on April 17.
The parade to celebrate Guan Yu and promote cross-Straits culture, which began on March 30, in Taiwan, has come to the end, with the closing ceremony taking place on April 17, at the Minglun Sansheng Palace, Taoyuan county, Taiwan.
Eight colored-glaze dragons had been recently found at the top of the Sarira Living Tower, in the Jinci Temple, in Shanxi province, the largest extant group of old garden buildings in China