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Traversing Tibet (2 galleries) | Beijing, 'Northern Capital' | Shanghai, 2013 | Historic villages of Huizhou, 2013 | Chengdu, Sichuan, 2013 | Bamboo Sea, Sichuan, 2013 | Henan, northern China, 2008 | Shanxi, northern China, 2008

Henan, northern China, 2008

Henan, Heart and Soul of China Often flat as a board, the plains of Henan are lined with poplar plantations, dotted with fish farms and fields of winter wheat: at first glance, little reason to linger. Since the time of the Shang the Yellow River basin has nurtured one Chinese dynasty after another, the ancient capitals rising and falling in turn. Cities like Zhengzhou and Kaifeng, stitched together by expressways, repay a closer examination of the legacies of thousands of years of Chinese civilisation. And if the locals warm to you, they just might reveal their ancient culinary arts too: fried scorpion, anyone?

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Tang Dynasty horse, Henan Museum
Tang Dynasty horse, Henan Museum
Night market goodies, Zhengzhou
Night market goodies, Zhengzhou
Hot chilli crabs, Zhengzhou night market
Hot chilli crabs, Zhengzhou night market
Night market, Zhengzhou
Night market, Zhengzhou
Kaifeng Millenium City Park:, recreating the Song Dynasty
Kaifeng Millenium City Park:, recreating the Song Dynasty
Kaifeng Millenium Park: reenacting ancient battles
Kaifeng Millenium Park: reenacting ancient battles
Kaifeng Millenium City Park: entertainer
Kaifeng Millenium City Park: entertainer
Glories of the Song Dynasty, Kaifeng
"Glories of the Song Dynasty", Kaifeng
Kaifeng Millenium City Park: artistry in sugar
Kaifeng Millenium City Park: artistry in sugar
White Horse Temple
White Horse Temple
Morning prayer ritual, White Horse Temple, Luoyang
Morning prayer ritual, White Horse Temple, Luoyang
Buddhist monk, White Horse Temple, China
Buddhist monk, White Horse Temple, China
Longmen Caves, Luoyang
Longmen Caves, Luoyang
Pomegranates for sale, Shaolin
Pomegranates for sale, Shaolin
Hotline to the Buddha, Shaolin Monastery, China
Hotline to the Buddha, Shaolin Monastery, China
Sound and Light, Shaolin
Sound and Light, Shaolin
Fried scorpion for lunch, Yuntai Shan
Fried scorpion for lunch, Yuntai Shan
Red Stone Gorge, Yuntai Shan
Red Stone Gorge, Yuntai Shan
Red Stone Gorge, Yuntai Shan
Red Stone Gorge, Yuntai Shan