Eaves of Ancient Temples

The Ancient Temples are wonderful constructions that used solid Tember with an intricate webbing interlock of the beams that used no nails and no permanent fixtures. This gave the beams room to expand and contract with the extremes of temperatures and were also steady and survived natural disasters such as earthquakes. All edges and cornersContinue reading “Eaves of Ancient Temples”

Ancient City Walls..Pingyao

http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/asia/china/ping-yao/map.html With a total length of six kilometers (about four miles), the city wall is about 12 meters (about 40 ft) tall and 3 to 6 meters (about 10-20 ft) wide on top. The wall is of compacted earth covered by bricks and stones. The Ancient City is listed with UNESCO http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/812/ Ping Yao isContinue reading “Ancient City Walls..Pingyao”

Corn..from Crop to Market

Corn is the main staple food in Northern China. It is too cold to grow rice, and the northern provinces mainly grow corn and Corn products are a big industry. China Corn Oil Company Limited is the leading manufacturer of edible corn oil in the PRC. Our production volume of edible corn oil in 2007Continue reading “Corn..from Crop to Market”

Pingyao China

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingyao Pingyao (Chinese: 平遥; pinyin: Píngyáo) is a Chinese city and county in central Shanxi province, China. It lies about 715 km from Beijing and 80 km from the provincial capital, Taiyuan. During the Qing Dynasty, Pingyao was a financial center of China. It is now renowned for its well-preserved ancient city wall, and isContinue reading “Pingyao China”

Shanxi Food

Flour is the basis of most dishes in Shanxi and chefs here are known for their variously shaped noodles. The noodles get their unique names from how they’re made or the odd shapes the chef molds them into. The most common variety is la mian (拉面), which are hand-pulled noodles served up with a varietyContinue reading “Shanxi Food”

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