Tourism at the Terracotta

On May 16, 2012, in Cultural Experience, Historical Relics, Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, by Jack Li

Mentioned in countless China travel guides and sometimes referred to as the ‘eighth wonder of the World’, the Terracotta Army (The Army) is a must-see attraction. If you have ever watched the 2008 Hollywood movie, ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’, then this is in line with what you can expect to see at […]

The Sound of Xi’an

We all know it, there is a lot more to see in and around Xi’an than the Terracotta Warriors. I’m not saying you shouldn’t go, it’s worth a trip but hopefully not the only place you want to see when you travel to Xi’an. As an ancient capital the city has played an important role […]

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Following the Traces of History by Bike

On May 14, 2012, in Activities, Historical Relics, Xi'an, by Jack Li

Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi Province and with a history of over 3,000 years one of the oldest cities in China. Apart from the world famous Terracotta Army which is a must see for many visitors going on China Tours the city has many other places of interest to offer. One site most people who […]

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Once Forbidden Now a Must-See

On May 14, 2012, in Beijing, Forbidden City, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

In my previous post entitled ‘Jingshan: The Park on the Hill’, I mentioned the fantastic views which can be encountered. If you haven’t already, it is time to experience on of these views at ground level; namely, The Forbidden City (The City). One of, (if not), the most famous tourist attracts, The City’s central location […]

History Lesson – Great Wall (2/2)

On May 9, 2012, in Beijing, Great Wall, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

There is still more to know about the Great Wall’s history, the one site nobody wants to miss on their Beijing Tours. Read on for further information if you haven’t decided yet which places you want to see on your China Tours. The Great Wall is worth it! Nearly all of the following feudal dynasties […]

History Lesson – Great Wall (1/2)

On May 9, 2012, in Beijing, Great Wall, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

The Great Wall is the must see for every visitor coming to Beijing and it is therefore an essential part of most Beijing Tours. By bus it takes between two and three hours from the city center depending on the location you want to go to. There are several ones, some more popular than others […]

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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Zhongshan Park (Beijing)

On April 24, 2012, in Beijing, Historical Relics, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Over the past week, Beijing certainly has experienced its fair share of rain which in turn has provided the city’s parks with a well-deserved drink. Combined with this replenishment and the warm springtime weather, it makes sense to visit one of the city’s green gems; namely, Zhongshan Park. The park is conveniently located next to the Forbidden […]

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Diversity in History

On April 23, 2012, in Beijing, Historical Relics, Museums, by Jack Li

To escape the springtime heat and falling pollen (for hay fever sufferers) on your travel to Beijing, there is always the National Museum of China to try out. This building is directly opposite The Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square and houses some of the best artwork and historical relics the country has […]

Touring the Church

On April 20, 2012, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

As a contrast to the many temples in Beijing the Xishiku Cathedral, usually referred to as Beitang (North Cathedral), located in Xicheng district, stands out as a landmark of the Christian religion. It is the largest and one of the most magnificent catholic churches in Beijing with an impressive architecture and an interesting history. Many […]

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