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Jinggangshan Revolution Museum Opened to Public after Reconstruction

Jinggangshan Revolution Museum (Museum of Revolution in Jinggang Mountains) was opened to the public after two-year reconstruction on October 27th, 2007, when was the 80th anniversary of Jinggangshan Revolutionary Base.

Located on Hongjun South Rd. of Ciping, Jinggangshan City, the newly built museum takes up an area of 1.782 hectares. The main architectural structure is a four-storey building. On the first floor are the parking area and a lecture hall; on the second floor are the cultural heritage storerooms and offices; the third and the fourth floors are dedicated to exhibitions.

At present, over 800 pieces of cultural heritages and more than 2,000 photos are being displayed in the exhibitions halls of the new museum.

Admission Fee:
Free
Bus Route:
No. 156


- 1:15 A.M. EST, Oct 30, 2007

Hongqiao Int'l Airport: Shanghai-Seoul Air Route Opened On October 28th

A direct international air route between Shanghai and Seoul, the capital of South Korea, was opened on October 28th, 2007.

There are two flights shuttling between Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Seoul Gimpo International Airport every day for this route. In China, the flights are operated by East Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, with the flight numbers FM823 and MU 512.

The schedule based on the local time is as follows:

Flight
Flight No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Shanghai-Seoul
FM823
15:30
18:00
Seoul-Shanghai
FM824
19:20
20:05
Shanghai-Seoul
MU511
15:45
17:35
Seoul-Shanghai
MU512
18:40
20:35
- 0:57 A.M. EST, Oct 29, 2007

Macau: 7th Macau Food Festival to Held as of Nov. 16th

The 7th Macau Food Festival will be held on Sai Van Lake Plaza, Macau, from November 16th to December 2nd, 2007.

Then, the Sai Van Lake Plaza will be divided into six sections providing different styles of food. They are given the names: Macau Street, China Food Street, East Asia Food Street, Southeast Asia Food Street, Continental Food Street and Dessert Street. 99 food restaurants will take part in the activity, of which 22 restaurants are from Chinese mainland areas. Among them, the well-known ones are Beijing Quanjude, Hangzhou Louwailou, Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant & Lounge as well as Urumqi International Grand Bazaar.

Following the past years, Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix Race will be held during the festival. Besides, cabarets will be presented everyday, with different local characteristics. Meanwhile, visitors can take part in the Beer Drinking Competitions willingly.

- 0:55 A.M. EST, Oct 29, 2007

Xian: 2007 Euro-Asia Economic Forum to Held

2007 Euro-Asia Economic Forum will be held in Xian from November 8th to 9th, 2007.

The general schedule is as follows:

Date
Activities
Nov. 7th
Registration, Press Conference, Welcome Dinner and Xi'an Recreated March-in Ceremony
Nov. 8th
Opening Ceremony, Coffee Break, Plenary Session, Buffet Lunch, Parallel Session: Tourism Cooperation and Development I, Parallel Session: Energy Cooperation I (High-level Roundtable), Euro-Asia Education Cooperation Conference I, Parallel Session: Roundtable Meeting of Governors and Mayors, The Council Meeting of the Entrepreneurs' Committee of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Buffet Dinner and Art Show
Nov. 9th
Parallel Session: Tourism Cooperation and Development II, Parallel Session: Energy Cooperation II, Parallel Session: Education Cooperation II, Parallel Session: Financial Cooperation, Promotion Conference on Investment Environment and Project, Country Promotion & Exhibition, Entrepreneurs Meeting City Tour, Press Conference and Farewell Banquet

Please find the detailed information about this activity through this website:
http://www.euroasiaforum.org/En/meetingen/index.asp


- 1:48 A.M. EST, Oct 26, 2007

Beijing: 2007 China International Jewelry Fair to Held

2007 China International Jewelry Fair is to be held in Beijing from November 1st to 5th, 2007.

Then, a 508-millimeter-high jewelry torch designed by several Taiwan jewelry designers will appear. The torch is just one thousandth high of the world tallest building - Taipei 101. Its main body is made up of three sections of jade sculptures, and the flame is made of natural red coral. Its red flame burns from the golden burner, conveying the conviction of burning forever. Meanwhile, Taiwan exhibition area will be enlarged to 100 booths in this fair.

Altogether 500 leading jewelers from home and 12 foreign countries and regions will get together in Beijing to take part in the exhibition at that time, including Italy, Thailand, South Korea, America, Poland and Singapore.

To make sure the security, a large number of surveillance cameras have been fixed in the exhibition area, and the visitors have to register to enter the fair with ID cards or passports.


- 1:46 A.M. EST, Oct 26, 2007

Xian: Pit 2 of Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses to Closed

It's reported that Pit 2 of Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xian, will be closed for repair from November 1st, 2007 to April 19th, 2008.

Then, the cultural heritages in Pit 2 will be moved to the Cultural Artifacts Exhibition Hall of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, and visitors can still admire them as usual. Meanwhile, the other two pits and the exhibition hall will remain open.

- 2:54 A.M. EST, Oct 25, 2007

Beijing: Nine Places to Admire Red Maples

Located in the northwestern suburban areas of Beijing, the Fragrant Hill is the preferred place to admire red maples. Meanwhile, Baiwangshan, about three kilometers (2 miles) northwest of the Summer Palace, is another good choice.

Besides, there are another seven places to admire red maples, and visitors can choose any one to enjoy themselves. Please find the relevant information in the following form:
 
Places
Bus Routes
Best Time to Visit
Fragrant Hill
Bus No. 330, 360, 318
Mid-October to early November
Baiwangshan
Bus No. 330, Te 4, Te 5, Te 6, 933, 697
Mid-October to early November
Beigong Forest Park
Bus No. 310, 385
early October to Mid- November
Badaling Forest Park
Take Bus No. 919 at Deshengmen
the end of Sept. to the end of Oct.
Mangshan Forest Park
Take Bus No. 919, 845, 912 to the terminal, or take Bus No. 345 and then change Bus No. 845, 912 or Huan 6
In Oct.
Hongluo Temple
Take Bus No. 916 or 936 at Dongzhimen, and then change mini-buses
In Autumn
Mutianyu
Take Bus No. 916 or 936 at Dongzhimen
Areas around Miyun Reservoir
Take Bus No. 987 or 980 at Dongzhimen to Miyun, and then change Bus No. 8
Xiaolongmen Forest Park
Take Bus No. 929 at Pingguoyuan

 
- 2:53 A.M. EST, Oct 25, 2007

Beijing Happy Valley to Celebrate Halloween

On the theme of 'Mask Revel Halloween', Halloween is to be celebrated in Beijing Happy Valley from October 26th to November 4th.

During the festival, there will be a mask party every evening, when visitors can wear their favorite masks and colorful make-ups, and dance with pumpkin lights. Besides, at 21:00 every day, pumpkin team, demon and animal team as well as magician team will gather to form a corps, presenting wonderful performances.

Then, visitors entering the park at daytime can take part in the revels in the evening for free, while those entering the park after 18:00 have to pay admission fee of CNY 60. Meanwhile, the closing time of the park will be put off to 21:30.

- 1:10 A.M. EST, Oct 24, 2007

Jiuzhaigou: Admission Fee for Second Entry to Charge as of Next April

It's reported that visitors entering Jiuzhaigou scenic area for the second time in peak season will be charged as of April, 2008.

At present, visitors can reserve their next visit when they pay the admission fee for the first time. Thus, they only have to pay about CNY 20 more for their second visit. However, this preferential policy will be cancelled in the peak seasons (April, 1st - November 15th) as of next year.

- 1:09 A.M. EST, Oct 24, 2007

Mt. Huangshan: Admission Fee to Reduced to CNY 120

Huangshan Mountain scenic spot will adjust the admission fee down to CNY 120, which will be practiced between December 1st, 2007 and February 28th, 2008. Meanwhile, the price of the cable car will also be reduced to CNY 55 correspondingly.

Additionally, some special groups will enjoy free ticket or more favorable ticket prices based on the off-season ticket price, including over 60-year-old people, students, active duty soldiers, retired military officials, children, heroes, model workers and disabled people.

- 0:50 A.M. EST, Oct 23, 2007

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