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Hunchback’s dream: returning Paris’ Notre Dame to glory

With its twin towers, stained-glass windows, gargoyles and flying buttresses - a colossal achievement that took more than a century to complete - the cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site that draws between 12 and 14 million visitors each year.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/14 5:03:40

Yulong snow mountains surrounded by cloud and mist

Yulong snow mountains are surrounded by cloud and mist in Lijiang, southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 12, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/13 14:14:17

Aerial view of Hulun Buir grassland in north China's Inner Mongolia

Aerial photo taken on July 11, 2017 shows a part of Hulun Buir grassland in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/13 14:08:18

Blooming cole flowers attract tourists in Xinjiang

Aerial photo shows the view of cole flowers and wheat in Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 9, 2017. A total of 200,000 mu (about 3,2948 acres) of blooming cole flowers here attracted many tourists.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/12 14:46:56

Green bridge a soothing sight in Chengdu

A viaduct of the second ring road in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, is covered with green creepers. The 28-km-long viaduct was built in 2013.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/7/12 14:27:12

Tourists enjoy cole flowers in Qinghai

Tourists enjoy cole flowers at a platform in Menyuan Hui Autonomous County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 8, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/10 14:26:53

Hoh Xil Nature Reserve, Kulangsu China’s newest entries to UNESCO World Heritage list

With the induction of the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve in Northwest China's Qinghai Province on Friday and the Kulangsu historical settlement in East China's Fujian Province on Saturday, China's total number of UNESCO World Heritage sites rose to 52. The inclusion of these two sites underlines the country's dedication to preserving natural and cultural sites for all humanity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 18:33:39

Disneyland parks around world

Since the establishment of the first park in California over 60 years ago, Disneyland parks around the world have greeted billions of adults and children.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/7 15:33:15

Bearcats seen at Yunnan wildlife zoo as first-level protection animal

A bearcat, also known as binturong, is seen at the Yunnan wildlife zoo in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 6, 2017. Bearcats, whose number is less than 200 in China, are an animal under the state first-level protection.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/7 15:24:42

People visit pandas at Zoo Berlin

People wait to visit the Panda Garden at Zoo Berlin in Berlin, capital of Germany, on July 6, 2017. Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, two pandas from southwest China's Sichuan Province, arrived in Berlin in late June. Starting Thursday, visitors to Zoo Berlin are able to see Meng Meng and Jiao Qing in their new garden, which occupies 5,500 square meters in area.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/7 14:39:07

Bye-bye locals: Europe’s city centers sound alarm

Memories of the past come flooding back as Manuel Mourelo strolls through Barcelona's picturesque Gothic Quarter: children playing, fun with the neighbors, traditional bars ... But now, "All of that has disappeared."
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 19:23:43

Chongqing’s glass bottom skywalk thrills tourists

Suspended more than 120 meters above a gaping chasm, the world's longest cantilevered glass skywalk is delighting and terrifying visitors in China.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 19:23:42

In a new light

As Hong Kong marks the 20th anniversary of its handover to China on July 1, it's worth taking a new look at the city as more than just a shopping destination.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 21:47:40

Tourists walk in rain in Phoenix ancient city in C China

Tourists walk in rain on a bridge across fog-enveloped Tuojiang River in the Phoenix (Fenghuang) ancient city, central China's Hunan Province, June 24, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 13:35:05

Fireflies draw lines in Alcsutdoboz Arboretum near Budapest

Photo taken with long exposure on June 22, 2017 shows fireflies drawing lines in the Alcsutdoboz Arboretum in Alcsutdoboz near Budapest, Hungary.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/24 11:16:53

Take in the multitude of colors, smells and tastes of North India

The Taj Mahal is indeed an acclaimed Wonder of the World and is worth a look, but India has much to offer beyond that. Set foot in India and rest assured that you will embark on a memorable adventure that will completely engulf all your senses!
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/23 5:03:40

Scenery at Bamboo Sea scenic spot in southwest China

Photo taken on June 21, 2017 shows the scenery at the Bamboo Sea scenic spot in Yibin, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Bamboo Sea, which is 600-1,002 meters above sea level, is well-known for its bamboo forests and beautiful view.(
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/23 14:47:34

Terraces in NW China

Photo taken on June 22, 2017 shows the terraces in Tongwei County, northwest China's Gansu Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 14:45:34