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A tourist walks past the Jiayu Pass, the starting point of a section of the Great Wall constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), in Jiayuguan City, northwest China's Gansu Province, April 16, 2013. China will pour 2.03 billion yuan (about 328 million US dollars) in maintaining the Jiayu Pass, also including the construction of a world culture heritage inspection center and a heritage protection and display project. Built in 1372, the Jiayu Pass also served as a vital passage on the ancient Silk Road. It was listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1987. [Xinhua/Lian Zhenxiang]
Photo taken on April 13, 2013 shows the morning scenery of local residences in Hongcun of Huangshan city, East China's Anhui province. [Photo/Xinhua]
Locals parade for an annual temple fair honoring Cenwang (King Cen), a legendary hero of Zhuang ethnic group, at Daleng Township in Baise City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 15, 2013. [Xinhua/Wei Wanzhong]
Photo taken on April 11, 2013 shows the Shanghai Tower (R) under construction in east China's Shanghai Municipality. The height of the Shanghai Tower, which is still under construction, reached 501.3 meters Thursday, surpassing the neighbouring Jinmao Tower and the World Financial Center. The designed height of the Shanghai Tower will be 632 meters, the tallest skyscraper in China.[Xinhua/Pei Xin]
Divers play with fish during a diving event at the Hong Kong Ocean Park in Hong Kong, south China, April 11, 2013. The event, starting Thursday, enables visitor to get into close touch with the fish in the park's tanks. [Xinhua/Wang Yuqing]
The world's first high-speed railway operating in extremely low temperatures will start service on April 21 that can reach speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour.
People splash water on each other during a celebration marking the upcoming Water Splashing Festival in Mangshi, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 11, 2013. The Water Splashing Festival, also the New Year of the Dai ethnic group, will last for three or four days.
Photo taken on April 10, 2013 shows stilted buildings in Lianghekou Village in Enshi, central China's Hubei Province. Stilted buildings of Tujia ethnic group, mainly seen in central China's Hunan and Hubei Province, is a gem of Chinese residence.
Covering an area of 100 square kilometers southwest of Qingyang County, Jiuhua Mountain borders on the Yangtze River in the north and faces the Huangshan Mountain toward the south. It is considered as one of the greatest Buddhist mountains in China with other three mountains: Wutai Moutain (Shanxi Province), Emei Mountain (Sichuan Province) and Putuo Mountain (Zhejiang Province).
Photo taken on April 8, 2013 shows icicles on plum blossoms in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Icicles are seen on tree branches and blossoms in Haimi due to sharp drop of temperature.
Located some 45 kilometers (27.96 miles) north from Hengyang City, Mount Heng is one of the five famous Chinese mountains in China. Thanks to its favorable climate, it enjoys a reputation of being the most outstanding amongst all five. The mountain stretches out over 150 kilometers (93.21 miles), with a total of 72 peaks.
A cable car to the west peak of Mount Huashan is in service in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, April 1, 2013.
Xidi Ancient Village is situated at the foot of Huangshan Mountain's southern slope. It was originally built during the reign of Emperor Huangyou (1049-1054) of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and rebuilt during the reign (1449-1457) of Emperor Jingtai of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Located in Xingning County, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province, Mount Lang is a scenic area close to Guilin of Guangxi in the south and Zhangjiajie of Hunan in the north. It features a galaxy of Danxia landforms. Huge deep red rocks in various bizarre shapes present tourists with a marvelous view.