The Inspirational 798

On April 13, 2012, in Beijing, Modern Architecture, Must-sees, by Jack Li

Established over ten years ago, 798 Art Zone lured much of China’s and even the international art community to travel to Beijing. Set in the Dashanzi District, 798 sprang up from the remnants of a 50 year old factory complex. Originally, most of the buildings were used for the production of military electronics. In contrast, […]

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Echoes from the Temple

On April 11, 2012, in Beijing, Must-sees, Temples, by Jack Li

Why not indulge your spiritual side for a few hours at the Temple of Heaven (‘tiantan’). The Temple of Heaven (the Temple) claims to possess both the most famous temple (The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests) and the largest heaven worship architectural complex in the world. Initially constructed under the reign of Emperor Yongle […]

Mountainous Mutianyu

On April 10, 2012, in Activities, Beijing, Historical Relics, Must-sees, by Jack Li

Only 70km northeast of Beijing (approx. two hours by road), visitors can explore the delights of the most well-preserved part of the Great Wall of China. This section of the Wall is called Mutianyu and snakes around the hillsides overlooking Beijing in the distance. Comprising of twenty-two watch towers, Mutianyu is undoubtedly a ‘must-see’ on […]

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, […]

 

Snow Much Fun!!

On January 17, 2012, in Activities, Adventure Trip, Cool Places, Must-sees, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

If you want to escape the busy sounds and bright lights of Beijing and want to enjoy the outdoors for a long weekend or just for the day one should definitely head to the ski slopes. Especially if you are visiting in the winter, experiencing the snow is a must on your China Tour. The […]

Would this excite your taste buds?

Before you take that China flight back home there is one stop everyone has to visit in Beijing. If you want to be adventurous with your foods and see how your taste buds and stomach can handle a different perspective, head down to Wangfujing Street. This street is very well known when it comes to […]

China, the Middle Kingdom

China, otherwise known as the Middle Kingdom or Celestial Empire is widely accepted as being the oldest and longest lasting civilization on earth, which maintains powerful links dating back some 5000 or 6000 years. Much of China’s history has been filled with internal and external conflict, which has dramatically shaped its people and the country. […]

 

‘The Place South of the Colourful Clouds’

Yunnan is Chinas most south western province which borders the countries of Burma, Laos and Vietnam and neighbours fellow provinces of Guizhou, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan and Tibet. Yunnan is referred to as ‘the place south of the colourful clouds’. Yunnan is known for its breath taking views of beautiful landscapes, its diverse population of ethnic […]

Xi’an- Pottery Experience

A must do when in China is to go out to Xi’an which is in the Shaanxi province and be blown away by the sight of the Terracotta Soldiers. At the moment China Tours are doing great deals on a one day tour to see this fascinating piece of history which you shouldn’t miss in […]

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Intersection between Heaven and Earth

Hohhot is the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, which borders both the Republic of Mongolia and Russia in the northeast and internally, Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces. The long and convoluted histories of Inner Mongolia combined with its astonishing natural beauty and blend of minorities, entice visitors from around […]

 
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