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In the desolate Gobi desert , we find the ruins of the ancient city of Gaochang shining like a shimmering jewel embedded in the arid desert and the Silk Road.
Built as oasis city in the first century BC, the ruins are located about 45 kilometers southeast of Turpan, in Xinjiang province, China and abandoned in the late fourteenth century.
Gaochang means city of the king and debris that we see today, attest to his greatness and prosperity of the ancient city, classified as an important cultural unit in 1961 came to be protected by the state.
Given the strategic place occupied as a transportation hub in western China, became one of the most important places of the ancient Silk Road as the point where the wealth paraded carried in the ancient trade routes then.
The People’s Republic of China is a site full of interest for the tourist who comes to this country in Asia to visit and try to understand some of the history of what is now one of the world powers at economic and social development. This case points competition for visitors takes place in the Longmen Grottoes, located 12 kilometers towards the metropolis of Luoyang, which belongs to the province of Henan .
The construction of these caves, which is enclosed by mountains and Longmen Shan Xiang Shan, started toward the V century AD when the Northern Wei Dynasty moved to the area now occupied by these architectural wonders. All the generations that lived here his entire life devoted to carve statues 100.00 more than his god, the Buddha.
The gardens, spaces that invite meditation and rest, are viewed by Chinese as a serious art form under the balance, harmony and proportion is required by its design, a recreation of nature in three dimensions.
By combining natural elements (rocks, water, trees and flowers), the designer seeks to cause an effect which enters the Maoist principles of man and nature in perfect harmony.
The pavilion next to water, recreation of the old house supported by wooden posts, is an element that is repeated in Chinese garden architecture, in addition to the galleries covers made for the owners to enjoy the view of the garden in rain and snow.