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04-08-2015, 09:05 AM
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Yes even back wen Emperors ruled there was a class distinction.





Above picture shown posts above a door. The reason for this is to demonstrate to all who passed by how high the owners ranking was. in this case the 4 posts shows the owner had a very high ( if not the highest) status one could achieve
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Terra cotta army

yes we have all heard of them ,but did you know there were also terra cotta horses as well?



These are under repair as are these



each one can take up to 9 months of repair work

AS found when dug up



Our China trip a few years ago was absolutely fascinating.

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04-08-2015, 09:47 AM
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Saw a docu on China - it was a series, the people that I found interesting were not the uppers but the lowers, hard working and fascinating
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Yes and workers pay is cheap. When we were there the average wage was 25 A YEAR not a week. We traveled across a bit of countryside and had to keep stopping the car ( not us driving) as the peasants had broken branches off the trees and laid them across the road to dry out. We were told that they did this to provide heat can cooking in the winter. Poor no, desperately poor yes.
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04-08-2015, 12:49 PM
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Absolutely - amazing how they survive, but they are clever and to be admired
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04-08-2015, 01:23 PM
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I have never been to China but India was some culture shock. The better off consider some as no more than dog poo. Within half a mile you see great wealth and also slums.
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and still we keep on complaining about ours little lots out here???
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great wall of China under repair



Theatre in Zian



On the great wall. Mongolia on the right china on the left



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I lived in HK for a few years -YES the chinese are very distintive!!
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