Tomorrow, on Jan 5, 2017, people will be able to get free "Laba" porridge at many temples like Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing.
January and February will prove another two culturally rich months in Shandong province.
As spring thunder wakes animals from their winter sleep, sprouting plants breathe an air of freshness into the world. The temperature rises and increasing rainfall turns the mountains green. When the heat of summer recedes, farmers prepare for harvest and, as snow falls, mountains are enveloped in pure white.
Classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy pieces generated much interest at both auction and museums in 2016.
A selection of famille-rose porcelain ware was exhibited at the Yantai Museum on Dec 8.
A history of compacts used by ancient Chinese women.
China's traditional courtyard-style houses, or siheyuan, are usually associated with the narrow winding streets of Beijing, but perfectly-preserved courtyard mansions can also be found all over Yantai and the Shandong Peninsula.