Saturday, June 28, 2008

Baoji, Shaanxi Province, China


This is where our little boy lives right now.

Here's a little background from the site:
This is an excellent site for anyone adopting from Shaanxi Province.

History of Baoji

Baoji, the ancient Chengcang, Situated in West Guanzhong in Shaanxi Province, is one of the birthplaces of the Chinese nation. According to historical records as well as archaeological discoveries, about 5,000 years ago, the YanDi tribe labored ,lived and multipliedon this land which is now eulogized as the home of Yan Di. About 5,000 years ago in the remote ages, BaoJi, the home of Yan Di Saw the Jiang Tribe breathed in the Jiang River Valley. And YanDi was the head of the tribe. Even before the Tang Dynasty, here existed grand-scale Shen Nong Temples and Yan Di Ancestral Halls which could still be traced today. On July 7 every lunar year,a Sacred memorial ceremony would be held here with crescendos of music burning incense and people in an endless stream coming here to Pay homage to Yan Di This Kingof ceremony has lasted from the immemorial past up till now. Yan Di mausoleum consists of three sections, the front mausoleum the part for People to hold ceremonies and the cemetery They are imposing, sacred solemn and quiet It is a holy Place for the descedants of the Chinese people to Pay homage to their ancestor.

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