The Jade Emperor, Dragon and the creation of the world

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

Immerse yourself in the world of Chinese legends! Tracing back to the 12th century BC, Chinese mythology concerns mainly the foundations of Chinese culture and state, as well as the creation myths and tales about Emperors and their achievements. Travel with China Tours and China Flights to the places when those legends were born. Meanwhile, […]

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Feng Shui

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

What is feng shui? If China Travels has not yet brought you to the Orient, this may be an entirely unfamiliar term. Or, due to inadequate explanation of the subject, many Westerners may be of the belief that feng shui is the art of “rearranging your furniture”. Unfortunately, this belief is inaccurate. Only a small […]

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China’s 8 percent

On July 12, 2011, in Featured China Stories, by Jack Li

China, inhabited by over 1 billion people, is often considered a homogeneous country population-wise – 92% is Han Chinese. However  there are 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities. Many argue that with its distinct language, indigenous homeland within the boundaries of China, distinctive customs and strong sense of identity, the minorities create the most unique ethnic spectrum in the world. […]

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Teas of China

On July 11, 2011, in Featured China Stories, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

It’s hot, it’s cold, it’s calming, it’s rejuvenating… it’s tea! Taste the wonderful properties of Chinese tea for yourself today and book a flight to China. Better yet, ask your expert tour guide on China Tours for his or her suggestions on where to find this elixir of Asia. History Legend holds that tea was […]

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Music to My Ears

On July 8, 2011, in Featured China Stories, by Jack Li

From the trills of opera to the shrieking guitars of rock stars, the Chinese music industry has it all. But the Chinese music scene hasn’t always been so diverse. The New Culture Movement of the 1910s and 1920s planted the country’s first seeds of interest in Western music. Today, lyrics and performances that were once […]

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Adapting to a New Lifestyle and Culture

Lifestyle is a means of defining the food we eat, the places we go, the people we know and the activities we engage with. In China, lifestyle is defined by similar means however prioritised in a different order. Food, similar to the western world is an integral part of society and one’s lifestyle. This can […]

 

The ancient commercial experience in Beijing

On June 30, 2011, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, Featured China Stories, by Jack Li

Dazhalan, better known as Dashilan’er West Street, represents one of the Beijing’s oldest commercial districts. It has recently re-opened after an intensive reconstruction that lasted for over one year that 93 million RMB to the city council. Dashilan’er is located in the Qianmen area, south of Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing. The “new” […]

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What life is like in Shanghai

Have you ever watched the movie Shanghai Night? Since the release of that movie, I was always intrigued about finding out what this city is all about.  Shanghai is the most popular city in China. Located in the eastern region of China, it sits at the edge of the Yangtze River.  Over the period of […]

Xi’an-The capital of the past

After the two main cities Beijing and Shanghai, tourists cannot miss out Xian which is certainly one of the main China destinations. It is possible to get there with the night train from Beijing which provides beds during the trip or for those who are looking for an easier way to get there flights are […]

Spring Festival

On June 14, 2011, in Cultural Experience, Featured China Stories, Festivals, by Jack Li

Spring festival is the most popular festival in the Chinese culture. It is a time when family members come together to celebrate. In other countries, spring festival is known as New Year. The difference is the time the festivals are celebrated. In the Chinese community, the spring festival is falls on the first day of […]

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