The legendary Lei family of architects who built China’s world heritage sites 


Twenty years ago, China’s Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven in the capital, Beijing, were placed on the list of Unesco’s protected cultural World Heritage Sites. 

The woman who ‘ruled’ China: what you didn’t know about Empress Dowager Cixi

Beijing’s Forbidden City and Hebei province’s Chengde’s mountain resort and its outlying temples – originally used as a summer palace – and the Western and Eastern Qing Tombs were…

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