A great site for information for all parts of China including a thorough discussion of the famous Terra Cotta Warriors.
Links from this site take you to Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 BC 210 BC), China’s first emperor. It was he who was responsible for the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors and Horses his two greatest achievements.
One of the most interesting and visually beautiful memories we have is a visit to the Garden of the Humble Administrator. It is located in Suzhou.
This site discusses the Four Classical Gardens of Suzhou, i.e.The Surging Waves Pavilion, The Lion Grove Garden, The Humble Administrator's Garden and The Lingering Garden represent the different styles of Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is well worth your time.
The site presents an exhaustive array of information and valuable links to all things China, including such pieces as this wonderful treatise on Beijing Duck (edited):
There are two famous restaurants that serve Beijing Roast Duck.
Bianyifang, founded in 1855, makes use of a closed oven and straw as the fuel, Using this method ensures that flames will not go directly onto the duck. Before being put into the oven, a duck is filled with specially made soup to make it possible to roast the duck outside and boil it inside at the same time.
Quanjude is the better known one, founded in 1864, uses an oven without a door. A kind of dressing is spread all over the duck and the duck is hung in the oven over the flame coming directly from the burning of the fruit tree wood. The cooking time is forty minutes.
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