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Images of China: Grand Buddha of Leshan

Being some 210 feet tall, the Grand Buddha of Leshan is the hailed as the biggest Buddha in the world. Starting in AD 713 it took nearly 100 years to carve out of the cliff face at the confluence of Dadu and Min rivers in a town of Leshan…

Did Skiing Originate in China?

Skiing has always been historically linked to Scandinavia, and particularly the country of Norway. Nordic skiing has long been regarded as the earliest type of skiing recognised, and there is lots of historical evidence to back this up. But…

Cruising Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo

Undeniably the Li River landscape between Guilin and Yangshuo belongs to one of the most memorable experiences of any visitor to China. The river gently meanders amidst limestone mounds that everyone etches in his mind forever. Names of…