prepare your tibet journey
In Chengdu, I used the China Comfort Travel agency to organise my permit and flight to Lhassa, Tibet.
I was very happy with their price/condition and efficiency.
You can contact David Liu who speaks english and will be happy to help you.
Mobile : 13708059757
How Now Brown Mao
An awesome statue in the centre of Chengdu .....
Mao stand high but the country has changed to make this nation
the strongest in Asia.
Alas as I write this tip GOOGLE has bowed to Chinese pressure
and will become www.google.cn
It went the same way as YAHOO ...
I`m curious if VT gets redirected```???
China now exports 300 Billion dollars of goods
and imports 100 Billion worth of goods so as long as there
is money too be made China holds the reigns to be the new
Du Fu's Thatched Cottage - Part II
Although the archaeological discovery should be the prime attraction, for many the centre of the visit is the replica of Du Fu's cottage. This has an interesting history, as older guide books (and some published after 2001) present it, rather disingenuously, as "Du Fu's cottage" rather than a replica. This lead to the cottage being categorised as a state-protected relic. So what is the situation now that they have found the real McCoy? Well, a suitably Chinese solution; the state-protection vaguely extends to "the house" without being specific. Perhaps ironically, in other countries the difference wouldn't be an issue because there is a wider interpretation of "cultural heritage" that includes the concept of setting and landscape, but China's Cultural Heritage Law is very specific in its definitions. In the Du Fu Thatched Cottage situation it's all a mott point because both sit inside the park, but in many other cases, the classification of replicas creates a loophole whereby real heritage could be built over. Interestingly, elsewhere in the park, the discovery of the original foundations of a pagoda did not stop the authorities from constructing a replica right on top of them; they merely rotated the building 22.5 degrees so that people can see the foundations. At least this is an improvement on a period not so long ago when the foundations would probably have been removed altogether. China is learning that it is important to be clear about what is a replica and what is not, and although the whole concept of authenticity remains a difficult debate in east Asia, at least that debate is now happening. With it comes discussion about context, setting and the intangible heritage and the role of today's society in helping to determine heritage.
It's no need to say Beijing opera is the quintessence of a country. If you come to Beijing let me know,i would like invite you to enjoy this old art.
Do you like those papercuts? If you do,feel free to ask me for more,i still have some not scanned into computer.