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By: Tony | December 09, 2014


Luoyang Peony, the Peony Festival and Li Xuewu Peony Porcelain


The peony is among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture and is one of the smallest living creature national emblems in China . It is also known as "flower of riches and honor" or"king of the flowers", and is widely used symbolically in Chinese art. Most Chinese people consider it the national flower of China. The Ancient Chinese Capital city of Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation center for the peonies in history. Throughout Chinese history , peonies in Luoyang have been said to be the finest in the country. Luoyang Peony Festival has been held annually in April and has attracted hundreds and thousands of tourists from home ...

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By: Tony | December 09, 2014

Kaifeng is a beautiful city in Henan Province. The history of Kaifeng can be traced back to 3,000years ago under the name Qifeng, Daliang, Bianjing and Dongjing. Kaifeng is known for its long history. What people do not know is the recent dazzling discoveries and development in recent years. Due to the Yellow River floods and wars in history, the vast majority of city remains of different dynasties were buried in under our feet.   Kaifeng’s underground layout-cities are cities built upon cities.

 

As the ancient capital city of 7 Dynasties, Kaifeng has retained many ancient buildings of China. Among these old buildings, there is a street corner in Kaifeng which can make people feel getting lost in the dreamland of the No...

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