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Photos reveal beauty of four seasons at Palace Museum

Updated: 2014-12-25 07:00 (Chinaculture.org)
Photos reveal beauty of four seasons at Palace Museum

End of Heat (Chinese: 处暑), the 14th solar term of the year, began this year on Aug 23 and ended on Sep 7. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 150° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 165°. This solar term indicates that the hot summer is ending. However, in fact, it is not cool yet at the moment and could be still very hot in some days, especially in the afternoon of sunny days. This is also a busy season of harvesting for farmers. According to traditional Chinese medicine, this is a period where the weather changes from hot to cold, so people have to adjust the balance of yin and yang in the body. People are advised to wear suitable clothes and have enough sleep. For better health, nutritionists advise people to drink more water, light tea, juice, milk, or soybean milk, and eat fresh vegetables and fruits. Fried or spicy food should be avoided. For more information, please read: 7 things you may not know about End of Heat.[Photo by Wang Jin/Palace Museum]

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