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'The Piano Guys' scales the Great Wall for video shoot

Internet sensation, the Piano Guys are in China. The Utah-based group took some precious time off their Asian tour in Singapore and Malaysia to fulfil their China dream - shooting a music video on the Great Wall of China...

September 16, 2013

Great Wall Forest Festival kicks off

The 2013 Yanqing Great Wall Forest Festival, the fourth edition of its kind, was held from August 24 to August 25 in the Tanglewood Music Valley at the foot of the Great Wall Badaling Section in Beijing's Yanqing County...

August 29, 2013

Jet Team above the Great Wall

Aircraft of Breitling Jet Team, a famous European aerobatic team, perform above the Great Wall of the Jiayuguan Pass in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 13, 2013...

August 16, 2013

Unique section of the Great Wall draws in visitors

As people all know what the Great Wall looks like but did you know that some of it is built over water? The Jiumenkou section of the wall in Liaoning Province in North East China is famous for just that...

  August 09, 2013

Badaling Great Wall joins hands with Canada's Rideau Canal


Representatives from Beijing Badaling Great Wall and Canada's Rideau Canal have held a ceremonial signing of a memorandum of understanding at Badaling Guancheng Square that makes them friendship scenic areas.

Badaling and Rideau Canal are landmark scenic areas of Beijing and Ottawa. Each of them is a world cultural heritage site and they have both played historic roles as strategic fortifications.

The parties will support each other in launching promotional activities and they will meet on an ad-hoc basis to discuss cooperation. In addition the Badaling office and Ottawa Tourism will exchange information related to tourism and conduct business exchanges and mutual visits.

The year 2010 is the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Canada, and it is also the tenth anniversary of Beijing and Ottawa becoming sister cities. Beijing tourism departments will promote featured tourist products in Ottawa, while Canada will bring presentations of Rideau Canal culture to Beijing. According to Noel Buckley, an official from the tourism marketing department of Rideau Canal, about 160,000 Chinese tourists visit Canada every year. As the fourth largest tourist city of Canada, Ottawa is hoping that this cooperation with Badaling will increase the number of Chinese tourists visiting the city by 50% over the next two years.

(China.org.cn April-14-2010)

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