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Culture The Mysterious Lakes of Badain Jaran Desert

The Badain Jaran Desert occupies parts of China and Inner Mongolia covering an area of 49,000 sq. kilometers making it the third largest desert in China. Although not a lot of people are familiar with……

Culture The Humble Sources of 10 Major Rivers

The source or headwaters of a river, defined as the furthest place in that river from its estuary or confluence with another river, is an elusive concept. On a colloquial basis, some define the source……

Culture The Red Earth Terraces of Dongchuan, China

Some 250 kilometers northeast of Kunming, the capital of China's Yunnan Province, lies Dongchuan, a rural area with the world's most imposing red earth. Spread over vast terraced fields, Dongchuans un……

Culture The Heaven’s Gate of Tianmen Shan, China

Chinas Tianmen Shan or the Heaven's Gate Mountain in Hunan province is named after an incredible cave natural arch eroded through the karst syncline. The Heavens Gate, as the arch is called, is locate……

Culture Taroko Gorge, The Marble Mountains of Taiwan

Taroko Gorge, also known as Marble Gorge because of the abundant supply of marble in the area, is an impressive 19-km-long canyon, located north of Hualien on Taiwan's east coast, not far from the Pac……

Culture The Grand Canyon of Tianshan Mountain

These pictures of great sandstone walls were not taken at the Antelope Canyon in Arizona, but rather in Keziliya Mountain, about 70 km north of Kuqa in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China. The K……

Culture Mesmerizing Beauty of Kanas Lake Nature Reserve

Kanas is a nature reserve located in the Altay mountains of northern Xinjiang in China famed for its beautiful natural ecosystem formed by lakes, rivers, glaciers, forests, and grasslands. The highlig……

Culture The Red Earth Terraces of Dongchuan, China

Some 250 kilometers northeast of Kunming, the capital of China's Yunnan Province, lies Dongchuan, a rural area with the world's most imposing red earth. Spread over vast terraced fields, Dongchuans un……

Culture The Heaven’s Gate of Tianmen Shan, China

Chinas Tianmen Shan or the Heaven's Gate Mountain in Hunan province is named after an incredible cave natural arch eroded through the karst syncline. The Heavens Gate, as the arch is called, is locate……

Culture The Grand Canyon of Tianshan Mountain

These pictures of great sandstone walls were not taken at the Antelope Canyon in Arizona, but rather in Keziliya Mountain, about 70 km north of Kuqa in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China. The K……

Culture Chinese Beaches Once Again Hit by Invading Algae

The seas off China have been hit by the largest ever growth of algae. The vast swath of green growth is washing onto the shores of the Yellow Sea, near the eastern city of Qingdao, where bulldozers sh……

Culture Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, China

The Reed Flute Cave is a natural cave carved out of the karst limestone mountains over millions of years, and has been one of Guilins most famous attractions for over 1200 years. The cave got its name……

Culture Mesmerizing Beauty of Kanas Lake Nature Reserve

Kanas is a nature reserve located in the Altay mountains of northern Xinjiang in China famed for its beautiful natural ecosystem formed by lakes, rivers, glaciers, forests, and grasslands. The highlig……

Anecdote Famous Porcelain Tower of Nanjing Rebuilt

The lost Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, ranked one of the seven wonders of the medieval world, is back in Nanjing more than a hundred and fifty years after it was destroyed. One of the most famous of Chi……

Culture Chinese Beaches Once Again Hit by Invading Algae

The seas off China have been hit by the largest ever growth of algae. The vast swath of green growth is washing onto the shores of the Yellow Sea, near the eastern city of Qingdao, where bulldozers sh……

Culture Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, China

The Reed Flute Cave is a natural cave carved out of the karst limestone mountains over millions of years, and has been one of Guilins most famous attractions for over 1200 years. The cave got its name……

Culture The Beautiful Fukang Meteorite

The Fukang meteorite, believed to be some 4.5 billion years old, which is as ancient as Earth itself, was unearthed near a town of the same name in China, in 2000. It is a pallasite, a type of meteori……

Culture Colorful Danxia Landforms of China

The Danxia landform is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China, characterized by strips of red sedimentary rock in steep cliffs. According to Wikipedia, the landforms look very much……

Culture Shilin Stone Forest, China

The Shilin Stone Forest is a set of spectacular limestone formations located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, in China, approximately 120 km from the provincial capital Kunming. The ta……

Culture The Beautiful Fukang Meteorite

The Fukang meteorite, believed to be some 4.5 billion years old, which is as ancient as Earth itself, was unearthed near a town of the same name in China, in 2000. It is a pallasite, a type of meteori……

Culture Colorful Danxia Landforms of China

The Danxia landform is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China, characterized by strips of red sedimentary rock in steep cliffs. According to Wikipedia, the landforms look very much……

Culture Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Huanglong is located in the northwest part of Sichuan Province, China, 50 kilometers north-northwest of the capital Chengdu. This scenic area is studded with colorful pools of limestone formations, sn……

Culture Shilin Stone Forest, China

The Shilin Stone Forest is a set of spectacular limestone formations located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, in China, approximately 120 km from the provincial capital Kunming. The ta……

Culture Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Huanglong is located in the northwest part of Sichuan Province, China, 50 kilometers north-northwest of the capital Chengdu. This scenic area is studded with colorful pools of limestone formations, sn……

Culture White Water Terraces of Shangri-la, China

Baishuitai, also known as the White Water Terraces, is located in the foothills of the Haba Snow Mountains, 101 kilometers (about 62 miles) southeast of the Shangri-la County. Snugly carved into a mou……