Qingdao and the International Beer Festival

Have you been to the beach in China? Want to experience German flair in a Chinese city and taste a nice cold beer? Then you should for sure take a flight to Qingdao and visit this beautiful city! Especially in August Qingdao is worth to visit as the city holds every year its international beer […]

 

Hong Kong, A Very ‘Special’ Place

On July 11, 2012, in Hong Kong, More Cities, Must-sees, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China in 1997. Due to its unique history, Hong Kong’s population of almost 7 million people is a melting pot of many different cultures and personalities, from Chinese to Canadian to Portuguese to Vietnamese (although Cantonese Chinese and English are the official languages). Although now part of […]

Tea time in GuangDong

Everyone knows that at 4 in the afternoon English people are having the traditional tea time. But did you know that Chinese people have their own traditional “tea time”? Well, the Chinese tea time has nothing to do with the English one, and in fact you could only “drink tea” in you travel to Guangzhou. […]

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Lhasa- ‘Place of the Gods’

On January 12, 2012, in Cultural Experience, Festivals, Lhasa, Tibet, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Lhasa is the capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, west of the mainland. It is known to be one of the highest cities in the world, with the altitude measuring up to 3,490 metres. Lhasa is also known as the ‘Place of the Gods’ this is because it is known as the centre of the […]

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What You Can See Along the Li River

On November 14, 2011, in Cruises, Guilin, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Your Guilin tour will not be complete unless you travel on the Li River. On the Li River you will be able to see water buffalo swimming. If you look toward the land you can observe peasants reaping the rice paddies. School kids and fishing will float by on bamboo rafts. The most important scenery […]

Zhanqiao Pier (Qingdao Zhanqiao)

On September 9, 2011, in Modern Architecture, Qingdao, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Zhanqiao Pier in Qingdao is also called Qianhai Zhanqiao, Nanhai Zhanqiao or Great Pier. It is in the south seashore of Qingdao and to the north of Qingdao Gulf. It is in the opposite of downtown Qingdao. The north part of Zhanqiao Pier is connected together with Zhongshan Road, which is a very important landmark […]

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Dazhushan Mountain Travel Tips

On September 9, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Qingdao, Tours, by Jack Li

Ever since the Stone Gate Temple was built, people hold “mountain gathering” every year in Dazhushan Mountain. On April 8th of the lunar calendar each year, people show up in the Stone Gate Temple for a visit, to pray, or to do some shopping or selling. On this day, the smoke of incense hovers in […]

Stone Gate Temple

On September 9, 2011, in Historical Relics, Mountain Areas, Qingdao, Temples, by Jack Li

Stone Gate Temple is situated in the mountains on the north of the main height Dazhaiding Mountain. It is called Stone Gate Temple because it uses two gigantic stones as the temple gate. It was built in 1166 and it used to consist of the Great Buddha’s Hall, Heavenly King’s Hall, Bell Tower, Drum Tower […]

Qifeng Yishi

On September 9, 2011, in Cool Places, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Qingdao, by Jack Li

Qifeng Yishi means “strange-shaped boulders and rocks.” If you drive along 204 National Road past Dazhushan Mountain, you will see on the southern slope of the mountain a stone turtle climbing towards the peak. Legend has it that it used to be the gold turtle kept in the Yaochi Pool of the Queen Mother of […]

Mayi Nunnery

On September 9, 2011, in China Attractions, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Qingdao, by Jack Li

If you walk uphill from the Stone Gate Stream to the Mayi Mountain, you will see the ruins of Mayi Nunnery before your eyes. According to record, hermits of the old times had stayed here. In the cliff behind the nunnery there is a delicately made stone chamber with an arch door of two metres […]

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