The Shanghai Museum holds a number of national treasures, and make sure to check out China's provincial museums as well.
Qin Shi Huangdi, the first unifier of China, is buried at the center of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital, Xianya.
The largest Buddha in the world is at Mount Emei in China.
The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th century, is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods
In Mogao Cave 17 sits a statue of an eminent Buddhist monk from the ninth century named Hong Bian.
The past incarnations of the Buddha, known as jatakas, are painted across different caves at Mogao
A tiny teapot made for a literati audience in Qing dynasty China
Zhao’s opened up artistic possibilities for the Four Yuan Masters, and literati painters in subsequent centuries.
Representations of exquisite objects and human servants in Liao dynasty tombs are abundant
Few migrants’ lives along the ancient Silk Road have been known in such detail as those of Wirkak (Shi Jun) and Wiyushi (Kang Shi)
The monumental sculptural complex at Mt. Baoding, Dazu in China consists of nearly 10,000 painted and gilded images of Buddhist deities and narrative scenes carved out of sandstone.
Journey to the Purple Mountain and the burial of the first Ming emperor
Imagine peering into a cave and seeing a monumental carved Buddha peer right back at you.