Guangzhou Circle – A Donut Skyscraper in China

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The building stands tall above the Pearl River in the industrial city of Guangzhou, and the reflection of the skyscraper on the water creates a figure 8, a number and symbol highly auspicious in China. It will be used for commerce with the functions of office, research and development and logistics. At 453 feet high, the impressive 33-storey doughnut features an inner hole 164 feet in diameter. Around the void, the building has 85,000 m2 of gross space arranged over 33 above-grade floors. The first six floors house retail space, while the eighth through 30th floors are rentable office space. The 31st through 33rd floors house the headquarter offices of Hongda Xingye Group, a privately owned chemical and energy firm, and the seventh floor—directly below the void—is the trading hall for the Guangdong Plastic Exchange, an electronic stock exchange for raw plastic materials.

Facts:

Official Name: Guangzhou Circle
Country: China
City: Guangzhou
Building Function: office
Structural Material:steel
Start of Construction: 2011
Completion: 2013

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Chinese Lunar New Year 2014, Melbourne Australia

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Chinese New Year begins according to the Chinese calendar which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Because the track of the new moon changes from year to year, Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February. The Lunar New Year is the biggest and the most significant celebration in China being observed worldwide by the Chinese. Each year in the Chinese calendar has a corresponding zodiac animal, and today marks the turnover from the Year of the Snake to the Year of the Horse.

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World Class Ocean Park in Hong Kong

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This big theme park is built on a pretty steep hill by the Ocean the surroundings and it has all you expected. The park combines attractions, entertainment, conservation and education. Most of rides are not for small children, even for bumper car, the rider must be at least 122 cms high. It is a world class marine life theme park featuring animal exhibits, thrill rides and shows. It is located near Aberdeen on the south side of Hong Kong Island. Ocean Park opened in 1977.

Ocean Park opening hours:

9:30am – 8:00pm
Summit close: 8:00pm
Car Park: 9:00 am to 30 minutes after the park is closed

Admission prices:

Adult (aged 12 or above) $280
Child (aged 3-11) $140

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Zhangjiajie – National Forest Park That Inspired Avatar

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Most beautiful nature reserves of China, Zhangjiajie has wonderful hiking trails in a serene environment of staggering natural beauty. In 1982 it was recognized as China’s first national forest park. It has an area of 72,000 acres. 97% of the park is covered with plants which have 98 families, 517 species, over twice the total in Europe. The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in the Chinese province of Hunan features gigantic rocky pillar as the result of many years of erosion.

Park Facts:
Location: in Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province
Highest peak: Doupeng Mountain (1890 meters)
Ticket: CNY248 ( A ticket is valid for two days )
Opening time: 07:30-18:00

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Tour of China Culture – Potala Palace, Tibet

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Potala Palace is a sacred place in the minds of Tibetans, as well as the symbol of Lhasa. It was built in the seventh century and it has already had a long history of over 1300 years. The temple complex covers a surface area of some 220,000 square meters, making it one of the largest in China. Comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, was built on the Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700 meters. The Potala Palace has 1000 chambers. The white places was for secular use. It contained living quarters, offices, the seminary and the printing house. The red Palace’s function was religious. The Potala Palace has always been the political center of Tibet since the fifth Dalai Lama.

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Most Glamorous Hi-tech Prayer Room

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Wong Tai Sin Temple is one of the most famous shrines in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong. For 100 million Hong Kong dollars (US$13 million), the 90-year-old temple created a underground prayer room. It is decked with gold and marble and equipped with LED lights and motion detectors. Sik Sik Yuen, the Taoist organization that runs the temple charges each visitor a HK$100 entrance fee, considered a high price for a place of worship. Another HK$300 is needed if you want to make a wish to a deity in the Taoist traditional manner.

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Really Cool to See Beijings Urban Planning Museum

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China is planning their future with all these little models. This project is amazingly huge. The main feature of the museum is the enormous scale model of Beijing. The model was created with incredible detail. A balcony provides a bird’s-eye view of Beijing equivalent to viewing the city at 20,000 feet. The museum also has a 3D cinema showing films about urban planning in Beijing.

Address: 20 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District
Tel: +86 10 6702 4505/59
Open: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
Admission: RMB10 (1.6USD)
How to get there: Subway Line 2, Qianmen Station

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Unique Great Wall of China

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The Great Wall of China is also known as the wanli changcheng or Long Wall. It is China’s biggest and most popular tourist attraction. It was built from the 3rd century B.C.E to the 17th century AD, in order to prevent the Mongols from entering and invading China. That the Great Wall is a single and continuous wall built as discontinuous segments by various dynasties. It is located in North China and with its length of 3,890 miles (6,260km) is the longest manmade structure in the world. The most visited section is Badaling, over 70 kilometres (43 miles) north of Beijing with 100 million visitors.

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The Wuhan–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway in China ( 350 km/h )

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Passenger rail line reduced the 1069 km journey between the largest cities in central and southern China Wuhan – Guangzhou to 3 hours, shortens the original route more than seven and a half hours by using CRH2 train. The CRH2 is one of the high speed trains in China. Trains reach top speeds of 350 km/h and average 310 km/h for the whole journey. The train is capable of a speed of 394.2 kilometers per hour, which is the fastest train in service in the world. You can book a seats online : First Seat: $83 Second Seat: $132

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Photography by Hedda Morrison Restored!

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Hedda Morrison was a tremendous resource for images from the latter part of the Republican China years, photographing extensively with a 2 1/4 Rolleiflex Twin Lens (my personal roll film favorite) during her 13 year stay in China (from 1933 – 1946). Coincidentally, she then married into the family of and bears the name of another very famous China photographer; she married George Ernest Morrison\’s son, Alastair in 1946. Besides photography in China, she was also known for a large body of image work in Malaysia and Australia (where she died in 1991). Her husband, generously donated her life\’s work, divided between Harvard University and Australia\’s Power House Museum of Science & Design. All images were found on Harvard Universitys VIA (Visual Information Access) Search Engine. Minor spot and scratch touch up, contrast and tonal adjustments in an almost technically perfect image. Sepia added and then a false duotone.

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