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  1. grey boy 2

    grey boy 2 SENIOR MEMBER

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    A city without traffic lights
    Tekes county in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region

    (CRIenglish.com) Updated: 2016-09-21 11:33

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    A bird's eye view of Tekes county in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo/Xinhua]

    A small county in remote Ili prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, attracted world attention by its road design based on the Eight Diagrams and lack of any traffic lights.

    The Eight Diagrams, or Bagua, are eight trigrams used in Taoist cosmology, which is a religious, philosophical and ritual tradition of Chinese origin emphasizing living in harmony. Bagua represents the fundamental principles of reality, seen as a range of eight interrelated concepts.

    The local government of Tekes county canceled all traffic lights in 1996 since the county never had traffic jams. It is the only county in China that to forgo traffic lights.

    The county has four ring roads connecting 64 streets, with eight main routes that radiate out from the center. Each street has different-colored streetlights.
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    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-09/21/content_26851950_8.htm
     
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  2. B+ Dracula

    B+ Dracula FULL MEMBER

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    Majestic, Chinese have taken oath of mesmerising the world nowadays
    :china::china::china:
    a) Bullet Electric Trains....that will diminish reliance on OIL Consumption, and its affordable then Sea Trade.....a total mind-blowing concept that will make the environment pollution free

    Bullet Trains > Sea Trade > Land Trade

    b) Shrewd designed City Concepts
    c) Dangling Glass Bridge b/t two mountains
    d) Some known, some unknown....etc etc etc
     
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  3. LOGICAL BOSSS

    LOGICAL BOSSS BANNED

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    Good architect but There is clear case of red lights required as it has many 4 ways but i guess due to v low traffic currently not required.
     
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    Nan Yang SENIOR MEMBER

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    It's a Ba Gua design.

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  5. Place Of Space

    Place Of Space SENIOR MEMBER

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    :lol: you said it. It is a Taoism concept.

    Here is a Bagua farmland in Hangzhou.
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