Land of idyllic beauty in Chongyi, E China

Tourists take a walk in a scenic spot in Chongyi County, east China’s Jiangxi Province, May 29, 2013. Chongyi County, located in southwest Jiangxi Province, is well-known for its high forest coverage rate, which reaches 88.3 percent, and its slower pace of life.

World’s tallest Buddha statue finished

The construction of the world’s tallest statue of Amitabha (“Infinite Light”) was completed on Sunday in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, according to China Youth Daily. The 48-meter-high statue cost 1 billion yuan ($162 million) and used 48 kilograms of gold for gilding. Construction funds came from disciples and philanthropists around the world, the report said.

Jingdezhen: Pottery Capital of China

For around 2,000 years Jingdezhen has reigned as the pottery capital of China. Since the time of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), exquisite porcelain wares were fired in the town’s kilns for the Middle Kingdom’s emperors. By the Renaissance, goods crafted by Jingdezhen’s artisans were even reaching Europe. In fact Jingdezhen is so important to this […]