Photos: Ancient houses become new homes

2013-11-08 15:47:57

Ji Hongfu's house, a 664-year-old courtyard in Shanxi province's ancient Pingyao town, has been owned by 23 generations of his family.

Gates of old

2013-11-08 08:16:16

For people who never had the chance to see the old city of Beijing, there is now a way to travel back in time. Sculpture and Memory, an exhibition of sandalwood models of Beijing's old city walls and gates, opened in the National Museum of China on Oct 30, evoking memories of the old city.

Ancient Chinese built Forbidden City with stones dragged on ice

2013-11-06 09:56:37

What's instantly noticeable about the Forbidden City, which served as the home of emperors and their households for almost 500 years since the 15th century, are the enormous white stone foundations supporting the historical site's 980 wooden buildings.

Museum down memory lane

2013-10-30 07:35:18

For many Shanghai natives, nostalgia is a natural reaction to the rapid and drastic changes that are happening to the city. Wang Xiaojia went a step further - she built a museum to commemorate the golden days of old Shanghai.

Top 7 mystifying cultural wonders

2013-10-30 10:14:48

Stonehenge is known as a circle of upright stones set within a circular earthwork. It is located about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury, England, UK.

Palace Museum launches academy

2013-10-25 17:10:21

The Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing launched the opening of its research academy on Oct 23.

The art of tea

2013-10-24 09:48:12

169 people participated in the 2nd National Professional Tea Savoring Skill competition in Wuyi, Zhejiang province on October 22, 2013.

Hutong threatened by illegal construction

2013-10-20 23:32:09

Rampant illegal construction has put Beijing's historic hutong in danger of disappearing.

Jingdezhen Int'l Ceramic Fair kicks off

2013-10-19 11:12:57

Visitors view ceramic craftwork during the 2013 China Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair in Jingdezhen city, East China's Jiangxi province, Oct 18, 2013.

China set to protect historic villages

2013-10-18 08:10:44

China is determined to make extra efforts to protect its traditional and historic villages, as a huge number of them have been demolished amid rapid urbanization.

Keepers of the flame

2013-10-17 07:13:43

Ethnic medicine is fast disappearing in China. Li Yang visits Nadui village in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, to find out more about medical tradition.

Classic clash of the crickets

2013-10-07 07:26:24

It's two weeks to go before plucky Purple Golden Wing jumps into the arena for his once-in-a-lifetime fight.