Zhouzhi’s Golden Monkey

On June 11, 2012, in Adventure Trip, China Attractions, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Tucked high in trees and sometimes prancing on the ground high in the Qin Ling Mountains of Shaanxi Province the Chinese golden snub-nosed monkey makes its home. This particular monkey is one of China’s cutes and most sought after monkeys. However, it is not usually hunted down by photographers hungry for images of China’s diverse […]


Zizhuyuan Park

On May 23, 2012, in Beijing, Nature Scenery, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

One very special spot in amongst the busy roads of northwest Beijing is the Zizhuyuan Park (also referred to as ‘purple’ or ‘black’ bamboo park). It is easy to spend a good few hours in this beautiful location enjoying getting lost between its labyrinths of paths which weave in-between the bamboo shoots before heading back […]

Art in the Park

On May 23, 2012, in Parks & Gardens, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

If you travel to Shanghai and you want to see a little more than just skyscrapers and the modern and fancy aspect of the city, you should check out some of Shanghai’s parks. The Jing’an Sculpture Park, stretching over an area of 30,000 square meters, is a great place where you can see that the […]

The Old Summer Palace

On May 22, 2012, in Beijing, Historical Relics, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Many have heard of the Summer Palace, but what of Yuan Ming Yuan or the ‘Old Summer Palace’? In order to truly grasp the history of the Summer Palace, then take some time to travel to Beijing and have a sombre reflection of the once memorising formal Imperial Palace. The palace can be reached from […]

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Ritan Park

On May 21, 2012, in Beijing, Historical Relics, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Following on from the Jianguomen diplomatic area and close by to some excellent Beijing hotels lays Ritan Park. This is a lovely spot for everybody and anybody who is going to travel to Beijing. What’s more, this park is free, so suits anyone who wants to combine some historical sightseeing with a few leisurely pursuits. […]

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Beijing: Park-life

On May 15, 2012, in Beijing, Nature Scenery, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

In spite of the ‘urban jungle’ feel, travel to Beijing and there are plenty pockets of peace in which to relax with the city being home to numerous parks of all shapes and sizes. By Beijing’s very nature, I have found it to have a strong sense of community with can be observed in the […]

Jingshan: The Park on the Hill

On May 9, 2012, in Beijing, Nature Scenery, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

At nearly 50 meters, climbing to the top of Jingshan Park (also called ‘Coal Hill’) may be quite a mission; but once there, the views are astounding. Justification for walking up the steep steps to the top, (and perhaps in booking your Beijing flights), is that you will be able to gaze in awe at […]

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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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‘Sounds Peachy!’

On April 26, 2012, in Festivals, Nature Scenery, Tours, by Jack Li

If you are going to travel to Beijing around springtime, why not stop-off at Pinggu. Not to be fooled with the conventional botanical garden shows, the Pinggu Peach Flowers Festival is an annual springtime event which allows people to admire the blossoming local peach trees. This is an extremely popular event that spans a few […]

The Mystical Laoxiangfeng

On April 25, 2012, in Adventure Trip, More Places of Interest, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

This article refers to just one of countless scenic spots which can be viewed at leisure along your China travel experience. Roughly 80 kilometres from Beijing, Laoxiangfeng is a prime location for travellers to take a break from the busy city-life. Encompassing 4,000 hectares, Laoxiangfeng is certainly a playground for the outdoor-types. To get to this […]

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