Cuandixia Village, A Ming Dynasty Treasure

If you are searching for a Beijing tour that provides an exclusive look into ancient Chinese living, then a trip to Cuandixia is just what you need. This is one of the treasured places in China travel where you can feel as if you have truly gone back in time. Only a short ride away […]

A Palace Playground

Would you rather live in a castle by the sea or a castle by a lake? I always thought I would want to live in a castle by the sea however, upon visiting the Summer Palace in Beijing I am thinking to changing my dream to a castle by a lake. The Summer Palace in […]

Shanghai’s Venice

On May 2, 2012, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Cultural Experience, Shanghai, by Jack Li

Dated over 17,000 years, the ancient town of Zhujiajiao is a must-see attraction for those who travel to Shanghai. Known as ‘Shanghai’s Venice’ due to its waterways, the town serves as a top place to experience old China. For those wishing to go to the town, you can catch a bus from Puanlu Station (close […]

‘Timing is Everything’

On April 17, 2012, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Beijing, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

Travel to Beijing and you will notice looming over the hutongs are the ancient Bell Tower (Zhōnglóu) and Drum Tower (Gǔlóu) which were used for timekeeping in the city. The towers are conveniently located a small distance between each other with a courtyard separating them in the middle. This close proximity means that tourists can readily […]

God’s Ancient Playground

Lhasa, the ancient capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, covers an area of more than 544 square kilometers; its location, weather, spiritual and ancient history have given rise to numerous nicknames such as “the City of Sunshine” and “the Land of Gods”.  Its remote location and high altitude (3,650meters) presents a wild and untamed beauty, […]


A Glimpse of Traditional Beijing at the Shicha Lake Hutongs

When you travel to Beijing a must visit is the large hutong district in the Shicha Lake area. It is a very picturesque location with old buildings and traditional architecture beside the stunning Houhai and Qianhai lakes. The easiest way to travel here from your Beijing Hotel is by taxi, however it is not difficult […]

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Shanghai Ancient Town

On October 20, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Cultural Experience, Shanghai, by Jack Li

If you are planning on a China tour and you want to be educated on how life was in the ancient days, then Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is the place for you. Zhujiajiao is located in Shanghai suburbs. The only way to get here is by a tour bus, so it is going to be far […]

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Wuzhen Travel Tips

When you feel stressed; when you feel unhappy; Wuzhen is the best choice to relax your mind. The plain, simple sceneries of Water Towns in southern China will make you forget your worries and immerse yourself into the slow-paced life, enjoy the classic beauty of China. Over here you can relax, unwind and have an […]

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Folk Custom Museum in Southern China

On September 6, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Cultural Experience, Hangzhou, Museums, by Jack Li

The wealthiest family in Dongzha was the Jin Family. Nowadays their residences become the vivid record of the life in southern China. In the museum you can see different folk customs about birthdays, marriage, spring festivals and so on in Wuzhen from the late Qing Dynasty to the Republic. Elegant wax statues played the dramas […]

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Xizha View Spot of Wuzhen

The original Wuzhen refers to the Dongzha View Spot. Xizha View Spot of Wuzhen was opened to public after some repairs. You have to take boat into the Xizha View Spot. Harmony is the most appropriate word to describe Xizha. Xizha consists of 12 islands, and over 70 bridges connect these islands together. The number […]

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