The temple of Heaven

On August 6, 2012, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, Temples, by Jack Li

One of the most emblematic places you can see in your Beijing Tour is the Temple of Heaven. Situated on the south-east of the city and with more than 600 years of history and is a must-see in your Bejing tour. The temple of Heaven was created between 1406 and 1420 by the emperor Yongle […]

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Jinci temple

On July 25, 2012, in Must-sees, Parks & Gardens, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

If you travel to China and you want to see a place that has a lot of history but is not typical for foreigners why don’t you take a train to Taiyuan and go to one of the most astonishing temples of the Shanxi region, and the whole country that has more than 3000 years […]

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The Lama Temple.

On July 17, 2012, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

When you are traveling to Beijing the Lama Temple is not the first place that comes to your mind, there are other more famous and more popular places to go during your Beijing Tour, but if you have a free morning or a free afternoon and you want to see the most astonishing Buddhist temple […]

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Enchantment at Yunju Temple

On July 16, 2012, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, Must-sees, Temples, by Jack Li

Picture an entirely Chinese tour group, a Chinese tour guide, and me, one lone American girl traveling 70 km outside of Beijing to reach the stunning Yunju temple. I had no idea what the day would hold for me, I just knew there would be a chance I might be taken out of the usual […]

Phoenix Hill

On May 2, 2012, in Cultural Experience, Monasteries, Nature Scenery, Temples, by Jack Li

When you come to a big city for the first time it’s great to visit the most well-known places for a first overview of the place. Beijing Tours certainly offer a great and comfortable way to include the must sees in China’s capital on a single day trip. But to see some other spots it’s […]

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A Confucian Education

On April 16, 2012, in China Attractions, Historical Relics, Temples, by Jack Li

When you travel to Beijing, you may be familiar with The Lama Temple due to its sounds and smells of incense. However, not to be overlooked and perfectly situated opposite the Lama Temple, you can find the country’s historic centres of educational excellence. Specifically, these are called The Temple of Confucius (The Temple) and the […]

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A Quiet Spot in Busy Beijing

On April 16, 2012, in Beijing, Temples, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

Everybody who stops by in Beijing on a China tour might only have time to see the main tourist attractions. But if you have enough time for more, you should take a closer look at the less crowded and maybe even hidden places and there are many of those throughout the city. Of course, you […]

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China – a Paradise for Nature Lovers

On April 13, 2012, in Festivals, Nature Scenery, Temples, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Given the size of the country it’s only natural that China offers a wide variety of landscapes and climate zones (18 different ones in total), reaching from deserts in the northwest of the country to tropical climate zones in the southeastern parts. In general, from the western to the northeastern areas the seasons are quite […]

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring… and The Palace

On April 12, 2012, in Historical Relics, Temples, Tours, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

There are some highlights on your travel to Beijing which should not be missed. ‘Yiheyuan’ or The Summer Palace (The Palace) is no exception. In order to truly appreciate what The Palace has to offer, be prepared to allocate a large proportion of your day there. This becomes evident when considering that the grounds of […]

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 […]

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