Culture

Although The first human settlement can be traced back to the Neolithic period, the country's history as such is basically structured within the 4000 years of dynastic periods.

Both the Ming and Qing dynasties, together rulling  more than 600 years, defined the unified China, but it wasn't until recently, during the late nineteenth century, that the country enters into the Modern era. At this point China's richness and western trading needs get illustrated with the Opium wars and the subsequent Concessions Period.

The disappearance of the dynastic power in 1911, the years of civil war, the Japanese invasion and the arrival of the Communist Party to power in 1949 marked the beginning of contemporary China.

China is currently undergoing an impressive process of growth while still retaining the vestiges of its past.

  • Calligraphy
    Calligraphy

    As one of the oldest particularities of this thousand years civilization, Calligraphy is still a very reputed and admired form of art.

  • Incense
    Incense

    The aroma and visual effects of incense burning are two realities of an art itself that became fundamental in their cultural and religious history.

  • Hanging Monastery of Xuankong, Datong
    Hanging Monastery of Xuankong, Datong

    Shaped along more than 40 wooden halls with religious sculptures, is located on top of the Golden Dragon Canyon and built 1400 years ago.