Beijing

The Fragrant Hills Park

On August 3, 2011, in Beijing, Parks & Gardens, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

The Fragrant Hills Park is situated in the west suburban area of Beijing and covers 180 hectares. It is a royal garden featuring wooded mountains. In 1956, the Fragrant Hills were open to the public. During the past 50 years, the Fragrant Hills Park has been one of the favourite attractions of both domestic and […]

Taoran-Pavilion Park Travel Tips

On August 3, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Taoran Pavilion is a famous pavilion of the Qing Dynasty. It is one of the most famous pavilions of historical values in China. Best Time to Visit Taoran-Pavilion Park You can come and visit Taoran-Pavilion Park at any time of the year. Taoran-Pavilion Park Tickets 1.   Entrance ticket: RMB 2 per person 2.  Free of Charge […]

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The Yunhui Tower

On August 3, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

The Yunhui Tower was built in the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty. It used to be in the imperial garden to the east of Zhongnanhai(the central government of China). The emperors in the Qing Dynasty often visited the tower and composed poems and drew paintings or enjoy the wonderful scene of the […]

The Taoran Pavilion

On August 3, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, More Places of Interest, by Jack Li

The Taoran Pavilion (literally “the pavilion of happiness and carefreeness”) is one of the four most famouse pavilions of historical values in China. In AD 1695, a minister named Jiang Zao took charge of a pottery factory nearby under the order of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty. Since he had to handle official affairs […]

The Nunnery of Benevolence

On August 3, 2011, in Beijing, China Attractions, Historical Relics, by Jack Li

The Nunnery of Benevolence was built in the Yuan Dynasty and has a history of more than 700 years. The famous Taoran Pavilion actually belongs to this nunnery. The complex is sure to impress you for its splendour and neat layout. Since the Qing Dynasty, many famouse Chinese poets have visited nunnery, leaving a lot […]

The Taoran-Pavilion Park

On August 3, 2011, in Beijing, China Attractions, Cool Places, Must-sees, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Taoran-Pavilion Park (literally “the park of content and carefreeness”) is located on the northwest side of Taoran Bridge on the South No.2 Ringroad. It covers an area of 56.56 hectares, with 16.15 of lake area. Set up in 1952, it is the first park built in Beijing after the founding of PRC. This place has […]

Water Cube Travel Tips

On August 2, 2011, in Beijing, Modern Architecture, More Places of Interest, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The National Swimming Center is also called the Water Cube, which is in the Beijing Olympic Park. It is the main swimming pool for the 2008 Summer Olympics and has become one of the famous landmarks in Beijing. The design plan of using water molecules was the fruitful result of global designing competition. The construction […]

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Water Cube (Shuilifang)

On August 2, 2011, in Activities, Beijing, Modern Architecture, by Jack Li

The Water Cube is on the west side of the Olympic Park. It stands opposite the Birds’ Nest, National stadium. The size of the Water Cube is 80,000 square meters. The membrane wrapping the construction is the most appealing part. It is made by ETFE (Ethyl Tetra Fluoro Ethylene). The ETFE membrane is transparent, so […]

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Yuanming Yuan

On July 27, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Yuanming Yuan is located in the northwest suburb of Beijing since Qing dynasty. In 1709, Emperor Kangxi bestowed it to his 4th son Yinzhen (who later became Emperor Yongzheng) and named it “Yuanming Yuan”. With the elaborate operation of five emperors Yongzheng, Qianlong, Jiaqing, Daoguang and Xianfeng, who had centralized a great deal of material […]

Summer Palace Travel Tips

On July 26, 2011, in Beijing, Summer Palace, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The best time to visit the Summer Palace is when it is sunny and clear. You can enjoy the view of the Kunming Lake and the general view of the City of Beijing from the Tower of Buddhist Incense. In addition, the coloured paintings on the buildings are exquisite. It is better to wear shoes […]

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