刀山火海dāo shān huǒ hǎi An extremely difficult and dangerous situation 调虎离山diào hǔ lí shān Lure an enemy out of its home territory in order to attack it 开门见山kāi mén jiàn shān To come straight to the point. Avoid procrastination 留得青山在,不怕没柴烧liú dé qīng shān zài, bù pà méi chái shāo Do not despair, there is plenty of time and opportunity 千山万水qiān shān wàn shuǐ A long and arduous journey 人山人海rén shān rén hǎi Huge crowds of people
The transport of the delicate but non perishable fabric silk was one of the precious goods transported over the Silk Route. The name 'silk route' is a relatively modern creation as it was first used in the 19th century. It is misleading as it represents a whole network of roads that led into China through the Gansu corridor. It was most important in the Tang and Mongol dynasties. Read More
The Great Wall
One of China's great accomplishments that is genuinely awe-inspiring is the Great Wall. On our page describing the wall we debunk some of the many myths surrounding its construction. For centuries the wall has stood unused and so large sections have fallen into disrepair. The sections to the north of Beijing are the most visited and here the Great Wall snakes its way up and over mountains. Read More
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