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百闻不如一见bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn Delighted to meet you 闻风丧胆wén fēng sàng dǎn Panic stricken. Terrified by news
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
Traditional Chinese Opera was the entertainment of all Chinese over many centuries. A long evening performance contains elements of drama, music, comedy, acrobatics and martial arts. Each region has its own distinctive form. Over time complex movements have been given specific meanings as a very sparse set is used open on three sides. The art form has inspired many Western composers to emulate the style.
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