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In southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, 61 nature reserves have been established across a total land area of 410,000 square meters, a regional forestry officialstated Friday.
During the First Opium War, the British captured an outlying district of present Ningbo. The signing of the Treaties of Nanjing in 1842 ended the war, and Ningbo became one of the five major seaports to open to Western powers. Since then, a foreign settlement along the Old Bund in Ningbo began, which antedated the Shanghai's better-known bund by more than 20 years. This bund has a range of restaurants, cafes and bars. Restored historic structures stand alongside newer buildings and create one pretty picture. [bbs.fengniao]
On May 17th, Hong Kong Disneyland opens a new theme park called Mystic Point. It is acclaimed as one of the most complex recreational facilities in Disneyland. Here visitors will have a feast of sound, aroma and experience.
The Ninth China (Beijing) International Garden Expo will be officially open to the public at 12:00 noon of May 18, 2013. The garden covers a total area of 513 hectares, including a vast land space of 267 hectares showcasing a kaleidoscope of 128 delicate gardens from home and abroad, as well as a picturesque waterscape spanning some 246 hectares. Its size is almost double that of the Summer Palace.The biennial event, which will last for six months right into November, is China's highest-level gathering in the garden and flora industry. It's jointly hosted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the Municipal People's Government. [China.org.cn]
A new policy that allows overseas passengers to stay in Shanghai for 72 hours without a visa has benefited 3,800 people since it took effect on Jan 1, tourismdata showed on Wednesday.
People walk along the icy lake Nam Co located at the boundary of Damxung and Baingoin counties, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on May 12, 2013. Lake Nam Co, the highest saltwater lake of the world at 4,718 meters above the sea level, is regarded as a sacred lake in Tibetan Buddhism. (Xinhua/Chen Tianhu)
Global Environment Facility (GEF), an international financing institution for environmental protection, has donated 2.72 million U.S. dollars toassist conserve biodiversity on Mount Huangshan in east China.
Beijing Peking opera The play The Story of Taizhen depicts the life of Yang Yuhuan, Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) Emperor Xuanzong's favorite concubine. The Peking opera is part of the repertoire of the Mei School, which was founded by master Mei Lanfang. It is directed by the master's son, Mei Baojiu, and will be staged with various visual aides.
Visitors tour at the Ping Chau Island in south China's Hong Kong, May 12, 2013. Ping Chau, also named Tung Ping Chau, lies in the northeast corner of Hong Kong and is part of the Hong Kong Geopark. The island is home to shale rocks in various shapes which makes it a popular tourist attraction. [Xinhua/Chen Xiaowei]
An exhibition in Beijing, combining paintings with historical items about Huns and the Central Plains,offers viewers an in-depth observation into the two civilizations.
Tourists visit the flower park in the 2013 World Landscape Art Exposition Jinzhou China, in Jinzhou, northeast China's Liaoning Province, May 10, 2013. The exposition kicked off on Friday, attracting more than 300 artists from at home and abroad. (Xinhua/Yang Qing)
The Three Gorges, which are comprised of the Qutang gorge, Wuxia Gorge and Xiling Gorge, stretch from Baidi City in Chongqing to Nanjinguan of Hubei with a total length of 192 kilometers. Taking a boat cruise, visitors can enjoy the river and mountain vistas. As a historically and culturally important location in China, the area has many important historical scenic spots, including Shennv Peak, Gaotang Temple and Baidi City. Besides, it is home to the world famous Three Gorges Dam. [bbs.fengniao]
After several renovations thatwent on18 months, Deheyuan (Garden of Virtuous Harmony), located in the Summer Palace, officially opened on April 25, 2013. The garden has been restored to the way it was during the Qing Dynasty and has regained its splendor and magnificence as a royal opera theater.
The Ninth China (Beijing) International Garden Expo is ready for its trial run on Sunday, since construction work is done, authorities said on Friday.