Category Archives: China

Hong Village, China

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I received this card from Hanna via postcardsunited! Thank you very much 🙂

Hongcun  is a village in Yi County in the historical Huizhou region of southern Anhui Province, China.
The village is arranged in the shape of an ox with the nearby hill (Leigang Hill) interpreted as the head, and two trees standing on it as the horns. Four bridges across the Jiyin stream can be seen as the legs whilst the houses of the village form the body. Inside the “body”, the Jiyin stream represents the intestines and various lakes such as the “South Lake” (Nanhu) form the other internal organs.
The architecture and carvings of the approximately 150 residences dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties are said to be among the best of their kind in China.
The village became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Did you know?

The mortar used to bind the Great Wall’s stones was made with sticky rice!

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Guangzhou, China

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A nice card I got from the big country China! My thank you to you Wang Min!
This card is coming all the way from Guangzhou in China! It is the third largest city in China – just as Munich is in Germany – but Guangzhou is just a tad bigger haha.

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Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

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I go this awesome card today! Thank you very much Leanna!

This card shows the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.
Leanna tells me, this harbour was named after the english Queen Victoria.
I love how the city looks. When I was little and we were going by car on a long trip I always enjoyed how the cities looked at night, with all the wonderful lights.
I think it is great how the lights reflect on the water ♥

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Dunhuang, China

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Here goes a card from China! Thank you Yuhan! Yuhan lives in Korea, so there are korean stamps. Very nice.
I would like to know what the text on the card is saying. :/
Dunhuang is a stop on the chinese silk road. We have salt roads here in Germany. I wonder how it is like to travel through the desert.

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Baiquan at Hui County, China

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This came to me via official postcrossing from China! Thank you Liang Yu!

Bainquan at Hui County.Baiquan is a county of western Heilongjiang province.

I could not find very much about this place, but the postcard sais, that it is a very famous place in China.

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Nanjing Grand Theatre (now Shanghai Concert Hall), 1929, China

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Here goes a nice card from Yumeng from China! Thanks a lot!

Shanghai Concert Hall  is located on the intersection of Yan’an Rd and South Tibet Rd of Huangpu District, Shanghai. It was founded in 1930, originally named Nanjing Drama Hall. In 1949, it adopted the name Beijing Cinema. In 1959, it was named Shanghai Concert Hall till today.

The hall can accommodate 1,122 seats, 640 on the ground floor and 482 on the second floor. The stage is 8.35 metres by 16 metres, covering around 100 sq. metres.

The Concert Hall was designed by a Chinese architect Fan Wen-jiao, but it adopted traditional European style.

In order to make way for Highway on Yan’an Rd, the hall was relocated in 2007. The project embarked at 10 am on April 15, and cost 50 million RMB. The 5800 kiloton concert hall was first lifted 1.7 meters, moved east 66.4 meters, and finally lifted with another 1.7 metres at the new site, using Enerpac hydraulic cylinders. The project concluded on January 1, 2008. The Shanghai Concert Hall reopened on September 26, 2008.

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Kaifeng, China

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Another postcard from China!

There is a funny story about this postcard. See the back!

So, now I really have no idea about chinese, but I posted this photo in the facebook postcrossing group and so many chinese peolpe helped me.
The person who sent me this postcard (unfortunatley I don’t know what her name is) put a poem on the postcard!! Belong to my chinese friends:

(An) spring in the mountains, to inquire (shares) in the spring What is the name, no one knows.
  Sky reflection in the water (spring), the whole ground (water) surface color and color of the sky is the same, springs from the high cliff waterfalls such as the rain sound.

  (Shares) of spring water outflow from the high mountains, the swell of a mountain stream and creek separation of the tributaries filled with a mountain village in the small pond.

  (Shares) in the spring of quiet and indifferent no one saw, (but whether or not you see, do not care whether you see) (shares) year after year, spring is still so clear.

My own interpretation, LOL, we can be like the unknown and nameless water spring in the mountain that is indifferent to what happens around in it, that rejuvenates itself, clear and beautiful, every year.

Isn’t this just great? Thank you all again!! I would have been lost without you! 🙂

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