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Tianjin's famous Grand Mercy Monastery (Dàbēi Chányuàn, 大悲禅院) is located beside the Haihe River on Tianwei Lu (Tiánwěi Lù, 田尾路). Belonging to the Zen...

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On the outskirts of Anyang lies the Tomb of Yuan Shikai (Yuán Shìkǎi Mù, 袁世凯墓), an ambitious Henan-born military leader who became both the first president and, later, the self-proclaimed but little-respected last emperor of China. Designed in the style of Ming-Qing Dynasty tombs, "Yuan Forest" (Yuán Lín, 袁林), as the tomb is also known, takes visitors along a path through a memorial gateway, a statue-lined walkway, a second courtyard and finally to the tomb mound itself. Though not as elaborate as the..

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