The famous Terracotta Army was discovered in 1974 near Xi’an in the Shaanxi province of China. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the discovery, an exhibition of terracotta warriors – including rare relics with their original color remaining and other, never-before-displayed warriors – opened in Xi’an this week. The exhibit, which includes 37 relics ranging from warriors with their original paint colors intact to rare terracotta fragments, will remain open until March 28, 2015.
The Chinese government has approved the development of a Universal theme park in Beijing, making it the first major foreign-owned theme park to come to the Chinese capital city. With a $3.3 billion budget, the Universal development will eventually cover 1,000 acres in eastern Beijing, including the Universal park, entertainment zone and a hotel. The Universal devel ...Read More
Beijing is a bustling city full of bright lights and modern-day amenities, but a new bus service aims to bring visitors to Beijing back in time. For just under USD$3 (15 yuan), visitors can take a day trip on buses modeled after the trams that ran in Beijing in 1924. Even the buses’ drivers and conductors are uniformed in authentic 1920s style. However, while the bu ...Read More
The Miao Room Chamber is a cavern within China’s extensive Gebihe cave system, which lies underneath Ziyun Getu He Chuandong National Park. A recent expedition by the National Geographic Society and China’s Institute of Karst Geology laser-mapped the cavern and discovered that Miao Room is indeed the largest cave chamber in the world. The report stats the the Miao ...Read More