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Loneliest day in a century
For Chen Fen, a 28-year-old single woman living in Beijing, this coming Friday is meant to be a fun ...
Couriers plan for huge Singles’ Day order volume
Major courier companies gathered in the city Tuesday to discuss how to handle the high volume of ord...
Desire for a wife
On Nov.1, 2011, eleven unmarried guys rolled themselves in quilts and rode the No.1 metro line. The ...
Married bliss can wait
My friend Lin is becoming unusually anxious as the date November 11, 2011 approaches - and with good...
Places to spend a crazy Singles Day
"Holding Love Activity", Splendid China, Shenzhen. Introduction: Located in the beautiful Shenzhen Bay, Splendid China is one of the world's largest parks of real miniature scenery. It reflects the ancient architecture, culture, history, art, customs and habits of various nationalities. Admission fee: 120 yuan Opening hours: 09:00-18:00 for Splendid China; 09:00-21:00 for Folk Culture Village Transportation: take bus No.N5, N6, 21, 26, 32, 54, 59, 79, 113, 204, 222, 234 …and get off at Splendid China.
Qujiang Cool Cave Ruins Park, Xi'an Located near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Qujiang New District in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. Cool Cave Ruins Park is the first love-themed park in China. It is built upon the love story between Wang Baochuan (the daughter of the prime minister) and Xue Pinggui (a poor civilian) in Tang Dynasty (618-907). The park features love tour, love education and love commemoration. Admission fee: 60 yuan Transportation: take bus No.212, 801 or Qujiang Xinjing Line and get off at Qujiang Cool Cave Ruins Park.
Beijing Happy Valley Introduction: Located in Chaoyang district, Beijing Happy Valley is one of the four chained Happy Valley theme parks with other three located in Chengdu, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It features distinctive landscapes and rides within different themes, similar to the Disneyland Park. Admission fee: 160 yuan Opening hours: 09:30 – 18:00 (week day); 09:00 – 18:00 (weekends) Transportation: Take bus No. 31 or 41 and get off at Houfengqiao Nan (Beijing Happy Valley).
 
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Four cities for bidding goodbye to bachelordom in China
Chongqing, a modern city beside the Yangtze River, is famous for the beauty of its girls. The unique geological environment decides the born beauty of Chongqing girls. The foggy climate blesses their skin moist and delicate. The roads with many ups and downs in the city keep their body in practice. Places of encounter: Chongqing Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street
Like Chongqing, Chengdu is also noted for pretties. The easy life in Chengdu has largely benefited local women. Despite their different characters, interests and ages, Chengdu women give out sweet brilliance of feminine charm. They are endowed with a charming and sweet nature and soft sound. Places of encounter: Chunxi Road, bars, snack street and tea houses.
Located in the northwestern portion of Yunnan and bordering Sichuan, Lijiang Old Town is known as the Romantic Capital of the Orient. The old town of Lijiang has a history of more than 800 years. Once it was a confluence on the old tea horse road. The town is noted for the orderly designed waterways, bridges, ancient wooden houses and folk culture. Today, there are a great number of bars and pubs in the town. They are built with strong ethnic or foreign flavor. The hauntingly scene makes backpackers fantasize a casual encounter.
Sanya, the hot tourist destination in southern Hainan Province, is renowned for its tropical climate, beautiful sunshine, crystal blue sea and fine sand beaches. Many backpackers say that if you fail to see the Miss World in Sanya, then have a look at the pretties on the beaches. This way of saying reflects the intensity of beauties in the city. Places of encounter: beaches and bars
 
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Introduction

Singles Day, or Guang Gun Jie in Chinese, is a pop culture holiday celebrated on November 11 for those who remain unmarried in China.

 

Origins

 

Singles Day was firstly celebrated at universities in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. It was originated from Nanjing University in 1993. As November 11 is composed of four "ones", the date is named Singles Day. The college students carried the university tradition to society after they graduated. Now it has been widely popularized.

 

Celebration

 

To celebrate the day, singles often eat four deep-fried dough sticks (Youtiao) which symbolize the four ones in "11.11" and one steamed stuffed bun (baozi) which represent the middle dot. Besides, people hold a series of parties to say goodbye to their single lives.