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Old 8th November 2011, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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25 Wonderful Things About China

1Stately
tree-lined country roads and urban streets. Especially the big old
trees, green and graceful, offering shade and shelter, and reminders
of the abiding beauty of the natural environment.

2Tile
roofs with upturned corners. So lyrical and light.

3Free
exercise equipment in many parks and playgournds. Sturdy, colourful
machines for exercising legs, arms, torso and heart. Well-used,
especially in the evenings, when many Chinese come out for their
daily exercise.

4Temples.
Everywhere.

5Women
who still dress up in style and can go anywhere in high heels –
down uneven cobblestone streets, through muddy paths and across
narrow, broken wood-slat bridges.

6People
with lots of time to play mah jong, cards, Chinese checkers, and go,
or just sit or stand around drinking tea and watching others play.

7All
things old and ancient.

8Colourful,
friendly minority ethnic groups, especially in Yunnan, where their
numbers are plentiful. Especially the ones who still dress in
traditional garb, not just for tourists, but for themselves. Who
keep their culture alive despite pervasive attempts to Disneyfy.

9Kites.
Wonderful, complicated, colourful, fun and free.

10Solar
water heaters on almost every roof. Subsidized by the Chinese
government. And they work like a hot ….!

11Beautiful
night lights. Flood-lit buildings, bridges and trees in warm golds
and greens. Fancy street lamps in all colours of the rainbow. Huge
neon signs with brilliant multi-coloured lights blinking, swirling,
waving. Night symphonies of colour and light.

12Manicured
gardens everywhere. Everything in neat rows. No weeds.

13Cobble-stone
and flag-stone streets.

14Hair
cuts that come with a half-hour massage – head, neck, shoulders,
back, arms and hands. Wonderful!

15Children.
Cute, curious and very friendly. “Hello!” “Hello!” As
always the best ambassadors.

Trains
that run absolutely on time. Absolutely. To the minute.

Electric
motorcycles. So clean and quiet. What a difference from Vietnam!

Evening
dancing in the park, square or street. In almost every city folks
gather at night and dance together. In some places they do
traditional dances in a big circle. In others, ballroom dancing.
The music is canned, but lively. It’s absolutely free, everyone is
welcome, and everyone joins in. They have such fun!

Incredibly
intricate and beautiful wood carvings, everywhere. Temples, houses,
hotels, around windows, on doors. Birds, flowers, animals, Chinese
symbols. Some painted gay colours, some ‘au naturel.’ Whichever,
always a feast for the eyes.

Cheap
buses. Just 20 cents will get you where you want to go.

Walking
streets. Every city has a pedestrian area. No cars. No
motorcycles, often not even any bicycles. Street and food vendors
set up in them.

Beautiful
mosaics created by patch-work rice paddies in the flat valley
bottom, or by terraces cascading down the mountainsides. Flooded
and shimmering, or glowing green with new growth. Often enhanced by
the sight of peasants with hat and hoes and once in a while by water
buffalos working the fields.

Bonsais
and bamboo.

Cheap
beer. Not too strong, but not too bad – and the price is right!

People’s
Parks in every town and city. All with lovely gardens, big old
trees, bamboo stands, flowers and water features like lotus ponds,
rivers with carved stone bridges or lakes with boats for rent
(pedal, row and electric motor). Tea-houses or pavilions where you
can play games – mah jong, cards, checkers – or do tai chi or
yoga. And best of all, people playing music and dancing. Solitary
musicians practicing their scales by the edge of the pond. Duets
and groups plugging in their sound equipment and playing for whoever
stops to listen. People clapping, people sing,ing people dancing to
the music. And right beside them another group singing and dancing
another tune, another drummer. And several dancercize groups where
lithe young men and women lead participants in fast-paced but
graceful dance-aerobic numbers. For me, the People’s Parks, and
what goes on within them, may be The Most Wonderful Thing about
China.

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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing

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Re: 25 Wonderful Things About China

Unfortunately.. When you go from city to city, you won't find the same things everywhere. Some will be good, some will be bad. But the city that TS mentioned with all those points, I would like to go and give it a try.

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Could Try it one Day if im rich

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The history and the lore of the ancient dynasty China never fails to catch my interest

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Re: 25 Wonderful Things About China

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The history and the lore of the ancient dynasty China never fails to catch my interest
They have a wide history indeed

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Re: 25 Wonderful Things About China

Great idea to share to us...

I love number 7..."All things old and ancient"...^_^

I love ancient thingy and I feel I am amazed with old things...^_^

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Re: 25 Wonderful Things About China

These all things are saying that china is great place to visit and to live. If i will have sufficient money then i will definitely visit china.

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Re: 25 Wonderful Things About China

This is a great, comprehensive and informative "pros" list of China. Did you write it yourself? I highly recommend that you turn this into an article, as it could be very useful to others.

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ImageUploadedByTapatalk1334810845.610511.jpgYes and I simply love Beijing and wanna work there as an expat one day


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wonderful thing about china?
that it Is china

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Jiuzhaigou deserves a spot in that!

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Re: 25 Wonderful Things About China

i think above information mainly from the tourist point of view. These only show the city of panorma.
if you live in china for a long time, your oponion will be different.

http://forums.sgclub.com/singapore/s...ed_400286.html

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the information just come from tourist point of view, if you live in china longer, things will be different.

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