Wuzhen

Wuzhen is an ancient town with a history of 1,300 years, located in south China.  There are many ancient towns resembling Wuzhen and are located on the Yangtze River Delta.  They are as peaceful and beautiful as bright pearls.  Besides owning characteristics of ancient residence in southern China such as ingenuity, elegance and picturesque scenery, […]

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Badaguan Convalescence Area Travel Tips

On September 2, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Qingdao, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Badaguan Convalescene Area is one of the most famous attractions in Qingdao. There are many fancy villas dotted in the area. But all the villas are not open to public except for the Huashi Villa. You can only enjoy the gorgeos exteriors of them. As for the Huashi Villa, please remember that you can […]

The Diaoyutai Villa of Qingdao

On September 2, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Historical Relics, Qingdao, by Jack Li

The No. 8 on the Shanhaiguan Avenue is the Diaoyutai Villa of Qingdao. It is called “the Diaoyutai Villa” because many Chinese and foreign political leaders stayed there during their visit to Qingdao (There is a famous hotel in Beijing called “Diaoyutai”, and it is used for receiving political leaders all over the world.). The […]

The Huashi Villa

On September 2, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, More Cities, Qingdao, by Jack Li

The Huashi Villa is one of the most renowned attractions in the Badaguan Convalescence Area. The whole villa covers an area of 0.3 hectare, with a floor area of 753.7 square meters. Built in 1932, the architectural style of it is one of a kind. The architect of the villa, a Russian named Gerasimov, combined […]

The Princess’s House and the Songs’ Garden

On September 2, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Historical Relics, More Cities, Qingdao, by Jack Li

The No. 16 in the Juyongguan Avenue is the elegant Princess’ House. Established in the 1930s, the building occupies an area of 1,000 square metres, with a floor area of 721.98 square meters. The typical Denmark style building looks like an exact realistic version of those buildings described in Andersen’s fairy tales. The exquisite house […]

Jiuxian Village

Jiuxian Village is a famous attraction alongside the Yulong River which was built 1400 years ago. During the period of the forth year of Tang Wude to the first year of Zhenguan (621A.D.-627A.D.), this place was called Guiyi County. The most interesting and attractive view of Jiuxian Village is the ancient hamlets and folk houses, […]

Spruce Meadow

On September 1, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Ethnic Group Flavors, Nature Scenery, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Spruce Meadow is also called “the third kingdom to die for love”. At the height of 3240 meters above the sea level, it is a sacred land to people of Naxi nationality. The legend has that you can go to “the third kingdom of Jade Dragon”. According to the record of Dongba, “the third kingdom […]

Grant Courtyard of Wang Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Wang’s Grant Courtyard is an AAAA level scenic spot. Generally, you’d better go on foot rather than take a vehicle when you visit the old city. In addition, there are rickshaws specially serve tourists. The catering feature still takes cooked wheaten food as the principal thing, the same as most parts of Shanxi Province. In […]

Museum of China Wang

On August 26, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Chinese Towns & Villages, Museums, Shanxi, by Jack Li

China Wang’s Museum is located in the Hongmen Bao architecture complex of Wang’s Grand Courtyard, which is in Lingshi County of Shanxi Province. Wang’s Grand Courtyard now covers an area of 3500 square meters and it’s the only museum of Wang’s family culture at home and broad. There are 261 kinds of Wang’s family trees […]

Ancestral Hall of Wang

On August 26, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, China Attractions, Cool Places, Shanxi, by Jack Li

Wang’s Ancestral Hall includes Xiaoyi Hall and Xiaoyi Memorial Arch, which was built for Wang Mengpeng. Xiaoyi Memerial Arch was built in the 51th year of Emperor Qianlong’s region (1786), following the imperial edict. Xiaoyi Temple was built in the first year of Emperor Jiaqing’s region (1796), which has two stories with the total area […]

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