Dagaoxuan Palace to open 60 years after it closed

2014-08-14 14:54:30

Dagaoxuan Palace, veiled to the public for 60 years, will be finally open. The building will be open to the public while repair work is done. It is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

150 street artists create outdoor museum in Tunisia

2014-08-14 14:38:02

This summer, the village of Erriadh on the Tunisian island of Djerba has become an outdoor museum for the Djerbahood project, hosting artworks by 150 street artists.

Tibet's intangible heritage well-protected: offical

2014-08-14 09:59:16

The Chinese government's efforts to preserve intangible heritage in Tibet and other ethnic regions have proven effective, said sources at the first Tibet development forum Wednesday.

Indian teacher takes Shaolin culture and kung fu back home

2014-08-13 07:40:42

For the past decade, Kanishka Sharma has been dividing his time regularly between India and China.

Artworks on China's countryside generate nostalgia

2014-08-14 07:00:00

China has been through tremendous change over the past decades, and there will be more as the country keeps pushing forward the course of urbanization.

600,000-year-old beauty unveiled in Nanjing

2014-08-13 07:06:05

With the opening of Nanjing Tangshan Homo Erectus Fossil Museum on Aug 11, a wax statue of a female homo erectus attracted numerous visitors.

Captured in charcoal

2014-08-12 09:43:33

Making traditional portraits is not only a family business, it symbolizes a way of life for old Haikou. Han Cuiqiong is determined to stop it from slipping away in the rush toward modernity, as Raymond Zhou and Huang Yiming find out in Haikou.

Ancient rock carvings discovered

2014-08-13 14:52:15

Two groups of Song Dynasty's tombs were discovered in Dazu district, Chongqing, in late July. Lots of exquisite rock carvings were found inside the tombs.

Rare ancient relics on display in Prague

2014-08-12 16:00:34

A exhibition of rare ancient relics from China is being held in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

48-meter-long calligraphy work of 'Preface to Tengwang Pavilion'

2014-08-13 14:04:20

Standing in front of the Tengwang Pavilion, a famous ancient Chinese tower in Jiangxi province, people show a 48-meter-long calligraphy work of a preface to the building on August 12, 2014.

Great Wall photo exhibition attracts large audience in Slovenia

2014-08-13 11:26:56

A photo exhibition featuring the Great Wall of China has turned to be one of the attractions at the Bled Castle, one of Slovenia's most popular scenic spots

Death on his hands

2014-08-13 07:28:24

It was a job that required facing death every day. A job that felt creepy at times. A job that paid little. But former crematory operator Li Nansheng tried to make the most of it, and he explores the meaning of death and life in his fiction My Five Years of Working in the Crematorium. Li, 36, seemed to be destined for the job. Both of his parents were specialized musicians who performed at traditional funerals; they not only sang funeral songs and incantations, but also performed religious rituals. His wife is a mortuary makeup artist. Li himself was born during a funeral session.