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Winner of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of 2017 The winners of the 2017 edition of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award have been crowned. The title and cash prizes have been awarded in 11 categories, including "Skyscapes", "People and Space", and "Stars and Nebulae". Sep. 18, 2017
Google Pixel’s HDR+ trick makes almost any Android camera better The Google Pixel is often considered to have the very best camera around thanks to some truly effective software processing. Now you can get that same processing on almost any recent Android flagship. Sep. 11, 2017
Readers' travel photography competition: August – the winners From reindeer in northern Sweden to penguins in South Georgia, this month’s images include some very original animal shots. Scroll down to see the winner, who receives a £200 holiday voucher from Exodus Travels. The overall 2017 winner will go on a 16-night wildlife holiday for two to Costa Rica with Exodus. Sep. 07, 2017
Traditional Art and Culture of Wa Minority The Wa Ethnic Minority boasts rich and colorful literature, such as folklore, vivid myths, touching poems and legends. Famous myths include "Sigang Li", "ancestors of the human being", "the big snake is vomiting"... Sep. 07, 2017
Wa Courting Activities: Visiting Girls and Combing Hair Boys and girls usually begin taking part in courting activities called "visiting girls" when they are 15 or 16. "Visiting girls" is usually carried out in groups. Independent activity is rare before the... Sep. 04, 2017
Yugur Swan Qin Legend According to the Yugur "Swan Qin" legend, long long ago there was a poor young fellow who herded animals for the chief of a tribe. The fellow was often hungry as most of the fruits of his labor went to the chief... Aug. 30, 2017
Traditional Cuisine of Yugur People People of the Yugur ethnic minority mainly live on boiled lamb, tea with milk, distillate spirits and barley wine. Usually Yugur people have three meals a day. They are used to taking tea as food and... Aug. 28, 2017
Yi Torch Festival The Yi Torch festival features courtship rituals, music, dancing around huge bonfires and bloodless bullfights. In the daytime, a ceremony is held to offer prayers to the gods or spirits associated... Aug. 25, 2017
Traditional Marriage Customs of Yi Minority The Yis are monogamous, living in nuclear families. Before liberation in 1949, marriages were normally arranged by parents, and the bride's family often asked for heavy betrothal gifts. In many places, married... Aug. 24, 2017
What can you do if you go to Qatar? Qatar is an Arab country in the southwest of Asia with a permanent population of 2.06 million and a total area of 11,437 square kilometers. As one of the six Gulf members, Qatar has a significant amount of natural gas and petroleum. It has the world’s third largest amount of gas reserve and the world’s highest per capita GDP, and that is to say, it is the richest country in the world. With a coastline of 550 kilometers, most of its territory is surrounded by the Persian Gulf, bordering the Saudi Arabia to the south. In June this year, Qatar carried out the policy of visa-free access for 80 countries around the world, which greatly facilitates the arrangement of the tour. Next, I’d like to introduce places you can visit in Qatar. Aug. 23, 2017
Readers' travel photography competition: July – the winners This month’s images include contrasting views of an iconic bridge in Myanmar, the Kyrgyzstan steppe and a North Yorkshire storm. Aug. 18, 2017
Oman The Sultanate of Oman, or simply Oman, means the country of mineral. Located in the southeast of the Arabian peninsula, Oman guards the world’s most significant oil output channel - Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. The total population of Oman is 2.8 million (in 2005) and it covers an area of 30,950,000 kilometers. The majority of the population are Arabians, coupled with a small number of foreigners, such as Indians and Pakistanis. Aug. 17, 2017
Yao People: Cherishing a Magnificent Culture Tradition The Yaos cherish a magnificent oral literary tradition. As mentioned above, singing forms an indispensable part of their life. When a group of people are opening up the wasteland, one or two selected persons stand... Aug. 17, 2017
Colorful Traditional Culture of Tibetan People Ⅱ Tibetan medicine has a long history. Doctors of this school of medicine pay great attention to practical skills. They diagnose illnesses by observation, auscultation, smelling, interrogation and pulse... Aug. 07, 2017
Main Traditional Festival of Tibetan Minority Ⅱ The Tibetans are a people whose love of nature has given rise to a special national custom, the Lingka Festival. The fifth month by the Tibetan calendar is the best season for Lingka, so people leave their... Aug. 04, 2017
Main Traditional Festival of Tibetan Minority Ⅰ The Great Prayer Festival is the greatest religious festival in Tibet. According to the legend, in the first month of the year, Buddha conquered or converted six holy men of false religions at the joint place... Aug. 03, 2017
Traditional Costumes of Tibetan All Tibetans, men and women, like to wear ornaments. Men usually wear a queue coiled on top of the head. Some cut their hair short, like a canopy. Women, when coming of age, begin to plait their hair into two... Aug. 03, 2017
High Water in Venice: B/W Photos Showing A Real 'Water City' To carry on this project, Italian photographer Virgilio Bardossi used to wonder what was the motivation that drove him to conduct the book “High Water in Venice”. But speaking of the water issue, two major catastrophic ... Aug. 02, 2017
Important Shui Festivals The Suis have their own lunar calendar. It differs from the Chinese lunar calendar in that the eighth lunar month marks the end of a year and the ninth month marks the beginning of a new year. According... Jul. 31, 2017
Iran- a Mythical Place(2) After spending a couple of days here, you might be deeply attracted by it. Here are still lots of amazing places waiting for your exploration. Jul. 31, 2017
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