Interesting Facts about the Beijing Olympics

On July 25, 2011, in Beijing, Featured China Stories, Festivals, by Jack Li

Hosting the Olympics in Beijing was a major occasion for China, and it proved to be a spectacular event. Book Beijing Flights and Travel to Beijing now to see the wonderful Bird Nest and Water Cube constructions. Here are some fascinating facts that you did not know about the 2008 sports competition. 1) The Beijing […]

Modern Chinese Architecture

On July 22, 2011, in Beijing, Featured China Stories, by Jack Li

China – a land where new is constantly meeting and merging with old. Nowhere is this more evident than in Chinese architecture. Humble hutong homes, grandiose gates, tremendous temples, and picturesque palaces often sit only a few minutes away from, if not right next to, soaring skyscrapers and seemingly impossible-to-construct masterpieces of architecture. Witness these […]

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The Four Great Inventions

On July 21, 2011, in Featured China Stories, by Jack Li

What civilization can claim to be the birthing place of four transformational objects? China! The concept of “four great inventions” is an entirely Western one, but it was adopted by the Chinese after scholars like Francis Bacon and Karl Marx pointed out the importance of such inventions. You can see their impact in your own […]

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Traditional Chinese Clothing

On July 20, 2011, in Featured China Stories, by Jack Li

Images of flowing silk, immaculately braided hair, and bound feet… where do they come from? None other than dynastical China! Fashion in China has grown in innumerable ways throughout the centuries, each dynasty heralding the arrival of a different style in order to cut ties with its predecessor. Don’t wait another day! Fly with Air […]

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The Shēngxiào

On July 20, 2011, in Cultural Experience, Featured China Stories, by Jack Li

The Shēngxiào, better known in English as the Chinese Zodiac, is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. It has wide currency in several East Asian countries such as Korea and Japan. To go to China check out the following links: China Travel ans China Tours Identifying […]

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine

On July 19, 2011, in Featured China Stories, by Jack Li

Traditional Chinese medicine — science or superstition? That question depends largely on whether you ask a Western or Eastern practitioner. But don’t just read about it, hop on a flight by China Flights today and experience it for yourself in China with China Travels! Western doctors, staunch believers in the power of pathogens and biological actions, […]

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China on a reel

On July 19, 2011, in Cultural Experience, Featured China Stories, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

What connects a regular movie goer, an enthusiast of Chinese culture and a traveller? They all can find their passion in Chinese cinema. The long thriving Chinese film industry is not only a source of magical and thought-provoking productions, but it also enables a viewer to ‘travel’ through China, its history and legends. If you […]

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Top 10 Chinese Universities

On July 18, 2011, in Featured China Stories, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Attention, students! Thinking about studying abroad? Book an affordable flight with China Flights and come study in the Orient! Here is a list of China’s top 10 universities to help you narrow down your choices. To enhance your experience abroad, check out some China Tours and do some sightseeing! The following list was compiled based […]

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Chinese Fruits

On July 14, 2011, in Featured China Stories, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

Most of us can go to our local supermarket and easily identify all of the fruit in the produce section. However, such may not be the case if we travel to China with China Travels. China covers such a large area that it even includes tropical regions! Additionally, China is in close proximity to the […]

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Bamboozled!

On July 13, 2011, in Featured China Stories, by Jack Li

What grows up to 100 cm (39 inches) per day and thrives in any climate? What can be used in every aspect of Chinese culture ranging from musical instruments to weaponry to textiles?  You guessed it: bamboo! Bamboo, the largest member of the grass family, is of great economic and cultural importance all across Asia, […]

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