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Juan Qin Zhai, the most luxurious garden in the Forbidden City

Juan Qin Zhai was built by Qing Dynasty emperor Qianlong as a retirement retreat. Workers rebuild the Juan Qin Zai Garden in the northwest district of the Forbidden City. It was burned down in 1923 by eunuchs who wanted to hide evidence of jewelry theft from Pu Yi, the last emperor of China. Restorers use new materials but incorporate traditional construction methods. It will open to the public in the coming years.

The Potala Palace

At the very tip of the Red Hill in Lhasa, at an altitude of 3,700 metres, stands the symbol of Tibet – the Potala Palace. The palace was built in the 7th century by the greatest monarch in Tibetan history, King Songtsan Gampo.


Huizhou, in southeast China, was an area renowned for maintaining some of the country’s most archaic customs. Huizhou people were deeply attached to their own home areas and family clans were tightly knit. Ancestral temples were the focal point of important family events and family genealogies were the most treasured possessions.

Qianmen: Showing the face of old Beijing

Near Qianmen, a Beijing landmark for 600 years; An old person restores time-honoured brands, after working at it for 10 years; And an old person is moving out, after living here for 60 years. The rise and fall of 1 100-year-old brand fondly remembered where these old people were born