Ethnic Group Flavors

8 days trip to Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan Province

If you are interested in the diverse culture of China its beautiful landscapes and small towns and you don’t mind to travel long hours in not too convenient public transportation, a China travel to several places in Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan Province is definitely worth seeing. We started our 8 days trip in Xining(西宁), Qinghai […]

 

The four Great Classical Novels.

On August 9, 2012, in Cultural Experience, Ethnic Group Flavors, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

If you want to know more about China before your trip to China the best (And most enjoyable) way to do it is reading some books. But if you really want to have a deep plunge in the Chinese culture the best challenge is to read all the Four Great Classical Novels before your China […]

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Got to Love The Gypsy Jazz Jam Session

On June 21, 2012, in Beijing, Entertainment, Ethnic Group Flavors, Nightlife, by Jack Li

Did you ever ponder what a gypsy/ Spanish pub would be like in China? Well I did not until I heard about a little place called Salud that is tucked in Sanlitun’s back streets. The word salud means health in Spanish not just physical but mental and social health as well and spending a night […]

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Sichuan Style

On May 25, 2012, in Ethnic Group Flavors, Restaurants & Food, Sichuan, by Jack Li

If you haven’t tasted the exotic flavors of Sichuan cuisine, then I insist this is a must for any China travel. The irony is that the mouthwatering dishes can be delightful to taste but the spicy can also be torturous on the tongue. The unique blend of ginger, peanuts and sesame paste give a sweet […]

Xi’an: The Muslim Quarter

On May 17, 2012, in Ethnic Group Flavors, Other Places of Interest, Xi'an, by Jack Li

To experience an ancient city at a grassroots level, then travel to Xi’an and no further than The Muslim Quarter (or Islamic Street as it is otherwise known). The Muslim community is primarily composed of the Hui people who have resided in Xi’an since the Tang dynasty. Their presence emerged in the area as a […]

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 […]

 

Tuvas Village

Tuvas is an old minority ethnic group. People of Tuvas live mainly by hunting and moving about in search of pasture. For the last 400 years, the Tuvas people have settled in the Kanas Lake. The people are known for their strength and bravery. They are very good at horse riding, skiing, dancing and singing. […]

Tuyugou Ancient Village

Tuyugou Ancient Village lives a very old and quiet Uygur ethnic group. It is a village with over 1700 years of history. UP till now, the Tuyugou Ancient Village is the oldest Uygur village. It spread in the surrounding area of Islam mosques. There are in all over two hundred households in the village. In […]

Tuyugou Canyon

On September 8, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Ethnic Group Flavors, Historical Relics, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Tuyugou Canyon is in Shanshan County which is 55 kilometers to the east of Turpan. Tuyugou Canyon was once the holy land of Buddhism and Islam. The Thousand-Buddha Cave in Tuyugou Canyon is 15 kilometers to the east of the south slope of Huoyan Mountain. There were ninety-four caves there. Now there are 45 caves. […]

Sayram Lake Travel Tips

On September 8, 2011, in Cultural Experience, Ethnic Group Flavors, Festivals, Lakes, Travel Info, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Accommodation: You can get accommodations in some hotels around the lake. The temperature is low here and visitors need to add clothes timely. Diet: You will taste some special dishes here like boiled in clear soup mutton, roasted mutton and milk tea. Best Time to Visit Sayram Lake: In the end of July and the […]

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