Alessandro Gho's China Posts

An ideogram or ideograph (from Greek ἰδέα idea “idea” + γράφω grapho “to write”) is a graphic symbol that represents an idea, rather than a group of letters,…

Zhouzhuang (周庄), also called the Venice of China, is located in Jiangsu province, about 50 km West of Shanghai, and is China's oldest water town. It is set on…

Penjing is the ancient Chinese art of creating a miniature landscape in a container. The word consists in pen (pot) and jing (scenery). An artist may use plant…

The Forbidden City , officially known as Palace Museum (Gugong), is China’s most magnificent architectural complex and was completed in 1420. It covers an area…

Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) is sometimes referred to as the Old Summer Palace. Located just outside Beijing, was laid out in the 12th century.…

The Great Wall of China is world's longest human-made structure. A marvellous snake made of bricks and stones which stretches 4,000 miles through the vast lands…

Tiananmen Square is the world’s largest public square, a vast desert of paving stone at the very heart of Beijing. In 1976 one million people jammed the square…

The Imperial Ancestral Temple (Tai Miao), set next to the south-east border of the Forbidden City, was the site of the emperor’s premier place of worship. A…

Feelings… Some moments are just unforgettable. Some spots, some lights ..and some shadows… Sometimes everything seems just perfect and the landscape is there,…

The Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), has been created during the reign of Emperor Quianlong, starting in 1750. In December 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on…
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