Cross the world’s longest bridge

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge

If you want to cross the world’s longest bridge, you’ll have to go to China and do it by train.

At 164.8-kilometres in length, the Kunshan Grand Bridge in Jiangsu province beats out it’s closest rival in Taiwan by a full seven kilometres.

The bridge is actually a viaduct on the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway that connects the cities of Shanghai and Nanjing.

Completed in 2010 and opened in 2011, the bridge took four years to build and cost an eye-popping $8.5 billion.

Photos: Icy views of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

In the northern Chinese city of Harbin, winter is embraced in a colourful festival that is one of the largest winter fairs in the world, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. Featuring towering buildings made from blocks of ice, intricate ice sculptures and lots of colourful lights to dazzle event goers, the festival is a spectacle that attracts growing numbers every year. The 2017 edition of the event opened today and this is what you’re missing:

If you hate the ocean, go to Urumqui

Each continent has a “pole of inaccessibility.” It is that point on the globe that is most distant from any ocean. The Eurasian landmass’ pole of inaccessibility is the furthest at a distance of nearly 2,645 km. If you want to get there, the closest city is Urumqui, China which is about 320 km away.