The Horse God Temple

On July 25, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

The Horse God Temple, as the name implies, was built in honor of the Horse God in AD 1504 and renovated in AD 1792 during Emperor Qianlong’s reign. As we all know, war-horses were very important for ancient warriors. Their physical condition might greatly affect the outcome of the battle. The Horse God is in […]

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The Cloud Terrace

On July 25, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

The Cloud Terrace is a Buddhist structure built in the Yuan Dynasty. “Cloud” here means that if you look out from the terrace, you will feel as if you were on top of cloud. It is in centre of the Fortress City, and used to be the base of a grand lama temple. There used […]

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Houhai Travel Tips

On July 21, 2011, in Activities, Beijing, More Places of Interest, Travel Info, by Jack Li

In fact, Houhai is just a part of ShiShaHai, but we often call it ‘Houhai” instead of ‘ShiShaHai”. We usually say:”go to Houhai”, or locals refer to it as “Qianhai.” They go to the lotus market or to the island of center lake to drink a cup of expensive tea. Also they regularly go to […]

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Houhai Bar Street

On July 21, 2011, in Beijing, Lakes, More Places of Interest, Nightlife, by Jack Li

Houhai Bar Street has a similar style to other bars. It is simple and has old furniture, green plants, personalized ornaments and a lazy atmosphere. Bars around Houhai are not very large, maybe the space can avoid excessive noise, that’s why i like to come to Houhai Bars. At night, the scenery of Houhai Bar […]

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Houhai

On July 21, 2011, in Beijing, Lakes, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

Houhai(simplified Chinese: 后海; traditional Chinese: 後海; pinyin: hòū hǎī; ) is a leisure place in Beijing with water, montains and weeping willows. All the private houses and residents on the shore, the residence of prince and former celebrities add to the Beijing flavor and historic charm. People come here just to hear crisp insects, see […]

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The Imperial Academy Travel Tips

On July 20, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

The Imperial Academy has been the highest educational institution in ancient China since the Sui Dynasty. In addition to the location in Nanjing, as the Ming Dynasty relocated its capital to the north, another site for the Imperial Academy was constructed in Beijing. The site in Nanjing is called “Nanjian” or “Nanyong,” and the one […]

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Colored Glaze Memorial Archway Pi Yong

On July 20, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

Pi Yong Colored Glaze Memorial Archway, the central building in the Imperial Archway, was built in Emperor Qianlong’s 49th year of rule. Built on a square platform within a round pool, it has multiple eaves and a spire on the top. Pi Yong has doors on each side and six steps leading up to it. […]

Cao Xueqin Memorial Hall

On July 18, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Beijing, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

Cao Xueqin Memorial Hall was built in 1984. It consists of a row of bungalows facing south, built during the rule of the Qing dynasty. It covers an area of 3000 square meters, with ​​300 square meters’ constructive area. The memorial hall houses the main collection of artifacts associated with the life of Cao Xueqin, […]

Wofo Temple

On July 18, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, by Jack Li

Wofo Temple, or Temple of the Sleeping Buddha, gained its name for the huge Sakyamuni bronze statue in the temple. The body of the Buddha is 5.2 meters long and was completed by seven thousand workers with 25 thousand kilograms of bronze. The Buddha is lying on a couch, head to the west, facing south. […]

Exhibition Greenhouse

On July 14, 2011, in Beijing, Modern Architecture, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

Beijing Botanical Garden Exhibition Greenhouse is one of the key projects for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the foundation of China. It is located in the west of Beijing Botanical Garden’s axis road.its total area is 5.5 hectares and architectural area is 17,000 .Around 260 million Yuan were invested in the greenhouse. Exhibition Greenhouse was […]

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