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Tour The Sites That Inspired The Movie Red Cliff

February 4th, 2010 by

Red Cliff is a 2009 film by John Woo that has already become a massive box-office hit in China. It focuses on the decisive battle during the Three Kingdoms era, a period of China’s long history that was romanticized in Romance of the The Kingdoms. This epic tale is one of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature, and nearly every Chinese home possesses a copy. For those who want to visit the locations that are relevant to the story, here is a short guide.

Wuhou Memorial Temple

Wuhou Memorial Temple – a site in Chengdu that commemorates Zhuge Liang, the virtuous wuhou (premier) of the Kingdom of Shu, one of the three aforementioned kingdoms. Like many Chinese temples, this memorial is constructed along the north-south axis, with the main entrance facing south. 5 main buildings cover a huge area of around 37,000 square meters: the Front Gate, Second Gate, Zhuge Liang’s Hall,  Liu Bei’s Hall (Liu Bei was the emperor of Shu) and Liu Bei’s Tomb. There is also the Three Wonders Tablet, so-named because of its fine examples of calligraphy, carving and poetry. Visitors can fly to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, then take Bus No. 11 from Renmin Nan Lu.

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10 Incredible Attractions in Bangkok

February 3rd, 2010 by

Bangkok is one of the busiest and most popular cities in all of Thailand. Bustling with old world culture and modern technology, the blend of incredible people and spectacular landmarks is truly amazing.

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