The six glittering pearls of World Heritages in China - Printable Version

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- cocoli - 10-28-2008 10:26 PM

According to official statistics, China¡¯s World Heritage project has reached the total number of 33. China ranks the third on its number of cultural relics and historical sites and natural heritages listed in the World Heritage List, which is next to Spain and Italy. However there are still numbers of glittering pearls scattered among the folk.

the Ancient Wine Cellar Group of Wuliangye Liquor and the traditional wine making craftworks

It is said that white wine is the Fifth invention in China. The Bordeaux historical street in France has been listed into the world heritage lists, which is named as one of the Four Wine Making Base with Wuliangye liquor.

The Wuliangye liquor making plant in Yibin City owns a kind of crypt-style Qu Wine cellar which is the earliest one left till current times from ancient China and has been continuously used to nowadays. The cellar was put into use since Ming Dynasty, which has been continuously used and fermented last for 638 years history.

The Wuliangye liquor making craftsmanship especially the distillation technics has inherited and developed the traditional Chinese wine making craftsmanship last for about 3000years, which is the excellent model in this kind of industry. Wheat, corn ,rice, sticky rice and broomcorn are used in different proportions as its special Chenshi Secret Formulation to ensure its good taste and quality. The adopted traditional wine making craftsmanship and working procedure are inherited to nowadays through oral teaching that inspires true understanding within by one generation to another.

Jing-hang Canal(Beijing to Hangzhou)

Almost every person who has traveled along the Jing-hang Canal in person will be conquered by her perfect charm.
It is more than a river. It is better to be called as cultural area and heritage long corridor, which is a long gallery to continuously exhibit China¡¯s civilization since 2000 years ago. In this exhibition long corridor exhibit the cities such as Yangzhou, Suzhou and Hangzhou, the local specialties such as ceramics, silks and gardens and books such as Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Pilgrimage in the West, Tales of the marshes and the Dream of the Red Mansion. As for the celebrities, there are too many to be listed out one by one.

the Silk Road in China section

The shadow of camels in the sands form the most pretty picture along this roman business traveling road.
As a road for business and cultural communication across the Asian Continent and the European Continent, it has a long history and rich cultural meanings which has the obvious common value all over the world.
The Silk Road has a long history of 2000 years which begun from the Donghan Dynasty and Xihan Dynasty to Qing Dynasty. It has a length of 700 miles on space which stretched from Luoyang and Chang¡¯an in the east to ancient Rome in the west. From historical status the Silk Road has greatly promoted the economic and cultural communication between the east and the west.

The Four Treasures of the Study

Writing brush, ink stick , ink stone and paper are called as the four treasures of the study, which are traditional Chinese writing tools and materials. Writing brush has been put in use for about 4000 or 5000 years old in China. Ink stick was invented 3000 years ago and was mentioned in the same breath as writing brush. The usage of paper is later than writing brush and ink stick which appeared in Dong han Dynasty. Ink stone was invented in Spring and Autumn Period whose history is longer than paper.

Writing brush, ink stick, ink stone and paper those four treasures of the study are the necessary materials of China¡¯s unique and traditional writing and painting. They have rich cultural meanings and precious scientific and technical elements to be called as the important carrier and materialized form in order to inherit and develop traditional Chinese culture. They witness the diversification of Chinese culture and the wisdom and creativity of the Chinese.

the Ancient Towns in south of lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

The ancient towns in Southern China are the representative areas in Southern China¡¯s landscape with deep historical culture meanings and gender ancient beauties. Those towns are a world surrounded by water in which stone beaches and stone railings were built along the river. There are also stone slabs with thousand of years and civil folk of ancient Wu soft language. Therefore they are the unique ones and well known both domestically and abroad for the above characteristics.

the Porcelain Town of Jingdezhen in China

Jingdezhen Town is called as Great Town in Southern China with long history and beautiful cultural. Porcelains in Jingdezhen Town has the characteristic of ¡°white like jade, bright like mirror, thin like paper and lingering like musical stones.The famous Chinese writer Guomoruo wrote in one poem said China is called as the Porcelain Country and the top technical area is Jingdezhen Town.

Porcelain in Jingdezhen Town has got a history of 2000 years. Blue-and-white Porcelain, rice-pattern decorated porcelain, famille-rose porcelain and color ceramic glazed porcelain are called together as four famous traditional porcelains in Jingdezhen Town. As the source of world porcelain, Jingdezhen Porcelain Town has direct influence to the development of world porcelain technical especially whose Song Dynasty Porcelain has thousands of years history. Its simple style is still pursued by many ceramists as the most essential material.

[This message has been edited by cocoli (edited 10-28-2008).]

- winoweenie - 10-29-2008 08:59 AM

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