A Glimpse of Traditional Beijing at the Shicha Lake Hutongs

When you travel to Beijing a must visit is the large hutong district in the Shicha Lake area. It is a very picturesque location with old buildings and traditional architecture beside the stunning Houhai and Qianhai lakes. The easiest way to travel here from your Beijing Hotel is by taxi, however it is not difficult […]

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White Jade in Shanghai

On October 19, 2011, in Shanghai, Temples, by Jack Li

Located in the Shanghai area there is a Buddha temple that has white jade Buddha statues. This temple is called the ‘Jade Buddha Temple- Yufo Fo Si’. These Buddha’s are magnificent, thus making the temple a popular destination. The temple is in a great location, seeing as you can find a Shanghai hotel close by […]

Buddhist Lama Temple- Yonghe Lamasery

On October 11, 2011, in Beijing, China Attractions, Cultural Experience, Temples, by Jack Li

When people think of the Buddhist they think of Asia. Since Buddhism is a popular religion in China it would be unwise to take a China Tour without visiting a Buddhist Temple. One of the oldest Buddhist temples is the Lama Temple and it is located in Beijing. The Lama Temple might be far from […]

Stone Gate Temple

On September 9, 2011, in Historical Relics, Mountain Areas, Qingdao, Temples, by Jack Li

Stone Gate Temple is situated in the mountains on the north of the main height Dazhaiding Mountain. It is called Stone Gate Temple because it uses two gigantic stones as the temple gate. It was built in 1166 and it used to consist of the Great Buddha’s Hall, Heavenly King’s Hall, Bell Tower, Drum Tower […]

Mazha Tomb

On September 8, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Historical Relics, Tombs, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Mazha Tomb is the first ancient religious relic you will see in the south mouth of the Tuyugou Canyon. It is a tomb of ancient saints. The Mazha Toms has a histore of more than 1300 years. Back to the 7th century when Mohammed created Islam, his six disciples came to China to preach their […]

Thousand-Buddha Cave

On September 8, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

In the middle part of the Tuyugou Canyon, the Thousand-Buddha Cave is one of the top three Buddhism Grottoes in Xinjiang. It started to build at the Jin Dynasty (265-420). It is among the first list of protected cultural relics in Xinjiang autonomous region. In the Jin Dynasty, the Tuyugou Grottoes are important for the […]

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. […]

The Temple of the Queen Mother of the West

On September 8, 2011, in Lakes, Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Temples, Waterfalls & Pools, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

The Temple of the Queen Mother of the West, also known as the Jade Pool Temple , is located on the eastern bank of the Heaven Pool, where the sea level elevation is around 2,000 meters. The temple is one of the oldest Taoist temple in the Xinjiang Province. It is said that the Queen […]

The Sangye Temple Travel Tips

On September 8, 2011, in China Attractions, Cool Places, Temples, Tibet, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The best spot to enjoy the overview of the Sangye temple and take pictures is the top of the Holly Mountain of Haiburi beside it. From there you can see the magnificient exterior of the temple. If you do not want to climb all the way up to the top of the mountain, you can […]

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