“Red Moon.”

1200Photo by Zhiwen Huang, China.
Special Mention, Cities: Architecture and Spaces
A rising red moon watching over the bridge across the bay in Shenzhen city, China
Source: Travel Photographer of the Year 2016: the winners – in pictures | Travel | The Guardian

“Fishing with Cormorants”.

fishing-with-birds-cormorants-2It is partnership between man and animal which has lasted over a millennia.
A fisherman needs to catch enough fish to sell and feed himself and his family.
Sometimes that means that he needs an assistant.
The Ark in Space takes a look at the fascinating relationship between the cormorant and the fishermen of China’s inland rivers.
Image Credit Pathos Photos
Source: Fishing with Cormorants ~ Kuriositas

“Winter Horseman.”

grandprize‘Winter Horseman’ by Anthony Lau/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
A magnificent photo of a charging Inner Mongolia horseman has won a Chinese amateur photographer the prestigious title of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2016.
Anthony Lau from Hong Kong was announced as the winner after his awesome “Winter Horseman” was chosen from thousands of submissions.
Lau shot the magical photo after stumbling upon a team of horsemen while enjoying an early morning drive through freezing snowy conditions.
“The snow was getting heavier, the wind was getting stronger, the morning snow was getting thinner and the light was moving away from its optimal position,” he said.
“I knew I only had a couple of shots to get the best out of this encounter.
With a bit of luck, one of my final attempts managed to capture the moment when one of the riders charged out from the morning mist along with his horses.”
Source: Charging Inner Mongolia horseman sweeps top prize in National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 | Photography | Culture | The Independent

“Rain Room”.

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including one of China’s Rain Rooms.


 Shanghai, China
People visit the Rain Room, an installation by Random International. It creates a field of falling water that stops in the area where people walk, allowing them to stay dry
Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

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“An Austrian Village in China”.

The beautiful Austrian village of Hallstatt looks like the picture-perfect postcard image of a traditional European town full of gabled homes and historic churches.
Now this lovely view can also be found in China where an exact replica of the village has been built as a high-end housing development.
Austria’s Hallstatt has a rich history dating back hundreds of years which can be seen in the historic, UNESCO-protected architecture that makes up the small town.
However China’s Hallstatt, located in the Guangdong Province, only dates back to 2012, but looks almost just as ancient.
The lovely little town was copied by the China Minmetals company who recreated some of the homes, decorations, and even the central church building as part of a novelty housing development for the wealthy who, assumedly, could not get real estate in the real Hallstatt.
Hallstatt, China is the next evolution of the Chinese trend of replicating landmarks from other places in the world.
From scale replicas of the Sphinx and the Eiffel Tower to navigable Venetian canals, China has an ever growing number of knock-off wonders, and the recreation of an entire village is simply the grandest yet.
While the entire village has not been replicated yet, construction on the site continues and one day soon visitors may find themselves a bit turned around as to whether they are in China or Europe.
via Hallstatt, China | Atlas Obscura.

“Don’t Look Down.”

article-2204686-150f8764000005dc-962_964x1444If you suffer from even the slightest amount vertigo then Yushan village in China’s Hubei Province is probably best kept off any list of potential holiday destinations.
For despite its staggeringly beautiful location, Yushan’s only connection with the outside world is a precarious zip line stretching for a dizzying kilometre, 400 metres above the valley floor.
A pair of thick cables are strung between two high cliff faces with a steel cage suspended below to carry people and goods in and out of the village.
Don’t look down!
This terrifying zip line stretching 400 metres above the valley floor is the only connection to the outside world for Yushan village in China’s Hubei Province
Maintenance man Zhang Xinjian and his family have been checking the cable ropeway for quite some years.
Yushan has a population of just over 200 people and before the ropeway was built in 1997, villagers faced a walk of several days to get to the next nearest village.
The village is hoping to have a road constructed over the next few years.
via Take the high road! Chinese village’s only contact with world is 1,000-yard zip-line at a dizzying height above valley floor | Mail Online.