Heritage through lenses-The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven, or the Altar of Heaven, was founded in 1420 during the reign of Mingle Emperor of Ming dynasty. The building complex was used by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties as a place to offer sacrifice to God and pray for good harvests. Covering an area of 273 hectares, […]

Great Wall in NW China needs more protection

According to a Chinese saying, “One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero.” If the opposite is true, there’s no questioning how Fu Kaishun stacks up. Fu, 66, a retired civil servant who is fascinated with the Great Wall, decided to walk the 100-kilometer stretch of the Great Wall located in […]