Lotus flower in Nanjing
On a lake in Nanjing the lotus flowers are in full bloom, adding a splash of lively color to the greens of its leaves and the blues of the water and creating a perfect arrangement like a water painting.
Pagoda roof in Beijing at sunset
A Chinese pagoda structure in the centre of Beijing is silhouetted against the sun.
Lotus flower in Shanghai
A lotus flower creates a scene of serene beauty in Shanghai's People's Park, transcending reality like a colorful, perfect painting.
A Chinese bird is watching its audience
Red Panda at Chengdu Panda Base
A red panda is resting on a tree in the Chengdu Panda Base research facility in Sichuan province.
Mask in a Beijing Hutong
A colorful Chinese mask is hanging at a door frame in an old hutong lane in Beijing.
Rainbow in Shangri-La
An auspicious rainbow over an ancient roof in the Chinese county of Shangri-La provides a spectacular sight after a rainy day.
Autumn leaf on a roof
A red autumn leaf glowing in the afternoon sun is seen on a traditional Chinese clay brick roof in Wuzhen, China.
Wood carving on a house in the water town Wuzhen
A traditional house in the water town of Wuzhen is richly decorated with wood carvings of religious connotations and red bands tied to the ceiling.
Shadow play theater in China
A performance of traditional Chinese shadow play is taking place in a theater in the water town of Wuzhen.
Hand-pulled Chinese noodles
A man hand-pulls noodles in the water town of Wuzhen.
Clay brick roof with bamboo in a water town
An ancient clay brick roof is seen against the backdrop of green bamboo leaves in a classical Chinese water town scene in Wuzhen.
Lotus Flower in Beijing
An archetypal composition of Lotus on the Kunming Lake near the Summer Palace in Beijing showcases the three basic elements and colors of a classical Chinese lotus pond: the lively reddish tone of the Lotus flower, the vibrant green of the Lotus leaf, and the deep blue tones of the waters surrounding them.
Sunset at Lake with Bamboo
On a summer day, the sunset in Changfeng Park in Shanghai paints the park lake's water orange, with bamboo at its shore creating a beach-like feeling.
Crowds in Shanghai Metro at Rush Hour
"Too many people" is a long-standing problem in the twenty million people metropolis of Shanghai – including the subway.
Black Dragon Pool in Lijiang
The Black Dragon Pool at the foot of Elephant Hill in Lijiang's Jade Spring Park features a scene of classical Chinese beauty with water, woods and Qing-dynasty architecture.
Dragonflies on a lotus flower
Two dragonflies are meeting on a lotus flower in the Imperial Garden of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
Bird cage hanging in a tree in autumn
A singing bird is tweeting in bird cage hanging on a willow tree in Wuzhen, with red leaves creating a distinct autumn mood.
A feeling of claustrophobia in the Shanghai Metro
A carriage of the Shanghai Metro packed with people during rush hour.
Stone Lion in Forbidden City in Beijing
A mighty stone lion is towering in front of a hall in the imperial Forbidden City in Beijing, protecting it from evil spirits.
Napping on a tricycle in a Beijing hutong
An old man is taking a nap on his tricycle in a Beijing hutong lane.
Boat trip in the water town of Wuzhen
The water town of Wuzhen features a number of narrow water channels cutting through the town like streets.
Water calligraphy in a Beijing Park
A man is writing Chinese characters on the ground in a park in Beijing.
Donggi Cona Lake in Tibet
Cona Lake, also called Lake Donggi Cona, is located in Northern Tibet in the Amdo county.
Lotus Lamps in Guilin
A seemingly endless row of Lotus-shaped lamps is lined up in an underground tunnel connecting the Sun and Moon Pagoda on Bayan Lake in Guilin, Guangxi province.
Red Lanterns at a creek in Lijiang
A creek is illuminated by an endless row of Chinese red lanterns in the old town of Lijiang at night, giving the scene a festive mood.
Stone lions in Beijing's summer palace
An army of stone lions is lining up at a bridge in the Summer Palace of Beijing in China.