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Anhui: Tianzhushan National Geological Park Opened as of Nov. 7th

Tianzhushan National Geological Park was formally opened as of November 7th, 2007.

Located on the northern bank of the Yangtze River and crossing Qianshan and Yuexi counties of Anhui Province, Tianzhushan (celestial pillar mountain) with its highest peak being 1,751 meters (5,745 feet), towers high just like a post between the heaven and the earth, hence its name. It was also named 'Wansuishan' (Emperor Mountain), because Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty (156 BC - 87 BC) had ever made sacrifices on the mountain.

It is famous for unique and varied granite landforms, which can be traced back to 1.8 million years ago. There are 42 peaks on the mountain covered with green pines, green bamboos, picturesque rocks, grotesque caves, deep pools and waterfalls.

Transportation: visitors can take a 190-kilometer (118 miles) long-distance bus from Hefei City to Qianshan County, and Tianzhushan is just 9 kilometers (6 miles) west of Qianxian County. Visitors can also go to Tianzhushan directly from Anqing City which is just 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from Tianzhushan.

Admission Fee:
Peak Season
CNY 120 (Mar. 16th-Nov. 15th)
Low Season
CNY 90 (Nov. 16th- Mar. 15th of the following year)
Preferential Ticket
(without peak or low season differentiation)
CNY 60 (for students, the old, the disabled and servicemen)

- 0:05 A.M. EST, Nov 8, 2007

Hubei Provincial Museum Opened to the Public Free of Charge

Established in 1953, Hubei Provincial Museum has been opened to the public for free as of Nov. 6th, 2007.

From today on, many cultural treasures will be displayed for free in the museum, including the chime bells and word made in the Warring States Periods (476 BC – 221 BC) and the skull of the Yun County people of Hubei Province. However, this museum will still charge for those service items like temporary exhibitions bringing in cultural relics from other units and chime bell performances.

The free opening time is during 9:00-17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays except national legal holidays. Besides, to protect those cultural relics, the museum also limits the number of the visitors every day. In the morning, only 3,500 visitors are allowed to enter, and in the afternoon the number is 1,500. Group visitors have to book their visit through telephone one day ahead.

- 0:20 A.M. EST, Nov 7, 2007

Air China to Open Beijing-Pyongyang Air Route as of Jan. 2nd, 2008

Air China plans to open Beijing-Pyongyang air route as of January 2nd, 2008, when Air China's international air routes will reach up to 72.

There are three flights for this route per week, and the schedule based on local time is as follows:

Flight No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

- 0:19 A.M. EST, Nov 7, 2007

Shenyang: Baiqingzhai Ski Field to Held Ice and Snow Activities

A series of ice and snow activities will be held on Baiqingzhai Ski Field, Sujiatun District of Shenyang City in the near future.

The schedule is as follows:

Dec. 24th, 2007
Fireworks Evening Party on Christmas Eve
Jan. 1st-Feb.15th, 2008
Baiqingzhai Skiing Winter Camp
17:00-21:00 of Jan. 14th, 2008
Candlelight Dinner, Love Song Contest, Model Show on the snowfield, Lovers Handholding Competition and so on.
Mar. 2nd, 2008
Heavenly Body Revel Race on the snowfield

- 0:17 A.M. EST, Nov 7, 2007

CSA Adds Beijing-Zhijiang Air Route as of Nov. 3rd

Beijing Branch Office of CSA (China Southern Airlines) opened Beijing-Zhijiang direct air route, passing via Changsha, as of November 3rd, 2007.

There is one flight for this route everyday, whose schedule is as follows:

Flight No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time

- 0:08 A.M. EST, Nov 6, 2007

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