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04/11/2014

Travel Guide - Daolang Muqam and Maixirepu Dance

The Daolang Muqam is a kind of Uygur folk dance integrated with song, dance and music. With a long history and complete form, the Daolang Muqam has a rich frontier fortress style. Dolan is an ancient name of Markit last minute China travel deals, later it was expanded for Uygurs living in several places in the Tarim Basin. They developed oases on the edge of the Taklamakhan Desert. The Uygur people living in the counties of Meget, Bachu, Shache, and Awati call themselves "Dolang", and the place in which they live "Dolang". At present, the Daolang Muqam has become a necessity activity in celebrating the holidays and in the leisure entertainment. Many actions of the gymnastics and martial arts are mingled into this ancient folk art, which make the Daolang Muqam more free, flexible and fascinating.

History

It is said that the Daolang Muqam China travel service had 12 sets originally but now only 9 of them are extant, including the Baxibayawan Muqam, Zierbayawan Muqam and Querbayawan Muqam, etc. Each set of the Daolang Muqam is composed of Mukaidiman, Qieketuoman, Sainaimu, Sailekaisi and Selimaer five parts. Each sets of the Daolang Muqam can last for 6 to 9 minutes. The nine set of Daolang Muqam costed about half and one hours. The librettos of the Daolang Muqam were all the folk music of the Daolang area. It reveals the happy, sorrow, anger and the joy of the Uygur proplr and all the aspects of social life. The Daolang Muqam was started from the folk culture and developed in the palace of the city and county on the oasis. With integration, the various, comprehensive, residence and the popular art form of the Uygur People were formed. Compared with other Moqum, the Daolang Muqam in Xinjing China Holidays has its own distinctive art features. In 2006, the Daolang Muqam, a kind of folk custom, was listed as the first batch of national nonmaterial cultural heritage.

Maixirepu Dance

Originally, the Maixirepu Dance means the joyful entertainment. The folk dance Maixirepu is the most popular entertainment activity among the Uygur people. All people, men or women, old or young can participate in performances. There are no strict limitations on numbers of players or performance time. In addition, it can be played everywhere at anytime on festivals or at wedding celebrations. With singing and dancing in a warm and festive atmosphere, the dance Maixirepu has a broad mass bass and reveals the Uygur national characteristics vividly.

Maixirepu Dance in Uygur, is popular mainly in areas from the Ye'erqiang River to the Tarim River, northwest of the Tarim Basin, with Maigaiti County at the center. Generally speaking, Maixirepu is divided into four categories according to its functions: rituals of festivals and celebrations as well as life rituals, farming and animal husbandry, social activities, and other folk custom activities. All the dances are formed by the three to six beat and without interlude or even a long rhythm. The librettos are linked up by some unrelated poetry. The scale mode of the song is given priority to natural seven sound orders and accompanied by five or six sound orders occasionally. Maixirepu still preserves the primitive flavor of the Tarim aboriginal song and dance performances. It is not only enriched the daily life of Uygur people but provides a valuable material to the study of the history, social life and folk customs of the Daolang Uygurs.


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03/11/2014

Travel Guide - Guyao

Located in the No.1 Guyao Road, Jingdezhen City last minute China travel deals, Guyao is the first choice for tourists to visit which can help you fully appreciate the history of porcelain culture and shows the process of the traditional porcelain in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasty. Covering an area of 83 hectares, Guyao uses the building characters in the layout of the garden of Ming Dynasty. In here, you also can make a ceramic by yourself.

Zhenyao

As the Chinese special kiln, the furnace accounts for about one fourth area of the Zhenyao. Except the kiln, the rest place is about two-layer structure. The second floor is mainly used to store the pine wood. The tall chimney is built by brick masonry, whose building skills are very convincing. The firing chamber looks like a duck egg with one side large and the other small. The space near the door is wide and high, otherwise, the space near the chimney is narrow and small, which is also called Duck Egg Yao. The Zhenyao in Jingdezhen is the most well-preserved and the most valuable, which is announced as the Key Cultural Relics Protection Unit.

Mantouyao

As one of the typical kilns in Song (420-479), Yuan (1271-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) dynasties, Mantouyao China travel service is famous for its shape like dome. The furnace of the Mantouyao is down-draft, which leads the fire to spray to the top of the kiln and then spray back to the kiln bed. The sintering temperature can be as high as one thousand three hundred centigrade. After the constant exploration, the construction of kiln skill is in the top level among the traditional furnaces.

Longyao

As one of the traditional ceramic kilns, the furnaces in Longyao lies along the mountains shaped like a dragon. The structure of Longyao is simple which is divided into three parts. The kiln head is set with separated fire chamber and the rest combustion chamber are all in the channel. The fuel-filling holes arranged symmetrically are located in both sides' walls. In general, the straw is as the fuel, which has the advantage of low cost, large quantity of equipment burning and use of the waste heat. Longyao makes outstanding contributions to the development of the porcelain in Song Dynasty (420-479).

Porcelain Music Pavilion

The porcelain orchestra in Jingdezhen China Holidays was built successfully in 1985, who invented a new ethnic percussion using the porcelain bowl as the main materials. The invention won the National Invention Award. This porcelain instruments use the high quality porcelain to make instruments with professional musical instrument technology. The playing sound is sweet, clear, and beautiful. The moderated volume range and intonation adjustment are relatively stable and not influenced by temperature, which is the first invention in the world. In the recent years, the porcelain orchestra has been to Japan, Russia and other countries and regions to perform. Wherever they go, they are warmly welcomed by the local people.


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30/10/2014

Travel Guide - Great Buddha at Lingshan

Great Buddha sits in Small Lingshan District, south of Taihu Lake of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province China vacation deals. It was built on the former site of Xiangfu Temple that was a famous temple in Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties. Great Buddha at Lingshan is the highest open-air standing statue of Sakyamuni in the world. Lingshan as a Buddhist Holy Land can be traced from Tang Dynasty. It was said that Small Lingshan gained the name by Tang Xuanzang (a famous monk in Tang Dynasty). Now Great Buddha at Lingshan is a symbol of Wuxi City.

Majestic Great Buddha

Great Buddha at Lingshan has a merciful looking. He looks down all the living with smile, and his right hand points to sky meaning saving the living from the pain and left hand points to the earth meaning bringing happiness to all the people. Looking up the Great Buddha, it is set off by blue sky and white cloud, and it is so majestic.

Great Structure

As the highest open-air standing statue of Sakyamuni in the world, Great Buddha at Lingshan China travel service is 88 meters high including the lotus base, and the height of Buddha body is 79 meters. Buddha body is made of 1,560 pieces of bronze sidings with the thickness of 6-8 millimeters, and the total welding line reach 30 kilometers. Great Buddha consumes the bronze about 700 tons, and it can defend super typhoon and earthquake.
Splendid Screen Wall

Lingshan Screen Wall is 41.6 meters long and 6.63 meters high, which is solemn and splendid. Screen Wall is in a traditional architecture style. On the south side is a huge stone embossment and the pattern comes from a Buddhist legend that the Tathagata is preaching on the Lingjiu Mountain (Small Lingshan now), and the pattern in the north describes the origination of Small Lingshan.

Lingshan "Asoka Pillar"

Lingshan “Asoka Pillar” is 16.9 meters high and the weight is 200 tons, and the diameter is 1.8 meters, which is distinctive because of the whole pillar with hand engraving. With the character of Asoka Pillar Public China Holidays in Chinese and Sanskrit, it is the unique sculpture artwork in China. “Asoka Pillar” originated from ancient India. It was said that Asoka (273-236 B.C.) of Maurya Dynasty fought and massacred for all his life. He was guilty in his old age and converted to Buddhism. He began go build stone pillars all over the world to advocate Buddhism. Buddhism becomes the worldwide religion because of him.

Great Palm

The great palm is a copy as same as the right hand of Great Buddha at Lingshan. The palm is 11.7 meters high and 5.5 meters wide, and the total weight is 13 tons. The diameter of a finger is one meters. There is a saying that touching the Buddha’s hand can have a good future and longevity.

Wuyin Altar City

Wuyin Altar City is a grand building with six layers in Tibetan architecture style. It covers the area of 8,000 square meters, and 31.55 meters high. It shrines the statues of the Five Buddha, and they are Ratnaketu in the south, Amitabha in the west, Amoghasiddhi in the north, a flash of Buddha and Mahavairocana in the middle What & Where to buy in China.

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