What better way to end a perfect day in Beijing than with an ice-cream of any size and almost any flavour? The Coldstone Creamery really does have it all, from green tea flavoured ice cream to cake batter mix, everyone who visits is guaranteed to find a flavour to their taste. It doesn’t stop there; […]
What better way to end a perfect day in Beijing than with an ice-cream of any size and almost any flavour? The Coldstone Creamery really does have it all, from green tea flavoured ice cream to cake batter mix, everyone who visits is guaranteed to find a flavour to their taste. It doesn’t stop there; from unique ice cream creations to an ice-cold smoothie, cakes and even shakes – nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like The Cold Stone Creamery.
Cold Stone Creations
For all you creative ones out there, the Cold Stone Creamery will cater for your needs. With over 11 million possible creations, the Cold Stone Creamery allows you to make your personal favourite ice-cream. Snickers bar, gummy bears, Hersheys… You really can put anything on your ice-cream, even add a waffle for just 2 RMB, that’s right 2 RMB.
Before you buy any ice-cream at the Creamery you can try any flavour available. So, if you’re not sure whether to go beyond the boundaries of ordinariness you can try before you buy.
Last but by no Means Least… Signature Creations
Cold Stone Signature Creations are the ultimate in professional creations and are sure to hit your sweet spot. So go ahead, put your taste buds in Cold Stone’s capable hands.
So there you have it the perfect way to end a perfect day in a perfect city. Travel to China today with the China Travel Depot.
Houhai lake in central Beijing is surrounded by a cluster of bars and restaurants which although open during the day really come alive after dark creating a vibrant socialising district for locals and visitors alike. The area has been described as a mix of the modern west married with old Beijing situated between the lakes […]
Houhai lake in central Beijing is surrounded by a cluster of bars and restaurants which although open during the day really come alive after dark creating a vibrant socialising district for locals and visitors alike. The area has been described as a mix of the modern west married with old Beijing situated between the lakes of Xihai and Ouanhai. For an insight into the flavours that inspired Chinese cuisine just wander into any of the waterfront establishments serving local dishes. To enjoy Houhai at its best arrive just before dusk and watch the evening sun reflect on the lake as it sinks then marvel at the twinkling lights reflecting on the water.
Houhai has something for everyone regardless of which cuisine you prefer. Each restaurant has its own unique style and service with Australian lamb at home here just as much as Chinese dumplings. For something more exotic try chicken legs or scorpion from one of the small food outlets next to the lake. For Vietnamese dishes in striking surroundings try Nuage or make your way to Buffalo with its inspiring menu and deep sofa’s next to the lake for wholesome comfort foods.
If you prefer to eat off dry land take to the waters on one of Houhai’s decorative boats or grab some street food and hold on tight as a rickshaw negotiates you through the surrounding streets. Disembark and wander along the west side of Houhai lake and stroll into some tastefully decorated boutiques selling iconic Chinese souvenirs alongside handmade arts and crafts. Visit Houhai lake for the perfect evening in Beijing.
Have you ever been to Sichuan? Sichuan is located in a basin. It’s characterized by a warm and humid climate with lots of rainfall. This makes people prone to rheumatic diseases. Hot flavorings like chilies and peppers can help them dispel internal dampness and protect them against illnesses. So, Sichuan people keep “doctors (医生)” in […]
Have you ever been to Sichuan? Sichuan is located in a basin. It’s characterized by a warm and humid climate with lots of rainfall. This makes people prone to rheumatic diseases. Hot flavorings like chilies and peppers can help them dispel internal dampness and protect them against illnesses.
So, Sichuan people keep “doctors (医生)” in their courtyards (院子) all year round!
On the floor …
In the air …
These years, Sichuan dishes are becoming more and more popular all around the country. Among them, foreigners may prefer:
水煮鱼（Fish Filets in Hot Chili Oil） “水” is actually “油”.
宫保鸡丁 （Kung Pao Chicken） You can also call it “宫爆鸡丁”.
麻婆豆腐 （Ma Po Tofu） It was firstly invented by an old woman called Ma Po.
When eating Sichuan dishes, you need a lot of tissues to deal with sweat (汗), nasal mucus (鼻涕) or tears (眼泪). And it’s a great challenge for your tongue (舌头)!
In spite of the torture (折磨)，the dishes are always eaten up! It’s a common case that only chilies are left in the plate.
Talking about Sichuan food, we have to mention 火锅 (Hot Pot)!
People eat hot pot in any season — in winter (冬天), hot pot can drive away chills and make them warm (暖和); In summer (夏天), eating hot pot is often described as a sauna (桑拿) for the mouth and stomach.
Beijing has its traditional hot pot too! In a Beijing hot pot restaurant, you’re prepared with slices of raw mutton. The pot itself is made of brass (铜), with a wide outer rim where charcoal (炭) burns to heat the spicy soup. Now, pick up your chopsticks and let’s涮羊肉 together!
With the development of China tourism, more and more people come to China for travel. Apart from the beautiful scenery, what is most impressive to you? Do you know China history? How many China Tours do you know? How do you see China travel service? Now, I will tell you something about China. China History China […]
With the development of China tourism, more and more people come to China for travel. Apart from the beautiful scenery, what is most impressive to you? Do you know China history? How many China Tours do you know? How do you see China travel service? Now, I will tell you something about China.
China has a recorded history of nearly 4,000 years. During the development of China, there exist several dynasties. Man in China passed from primitive society to slave society in the 21st century B.C., with the founding of China’s first dynasty, that of the Xia. The subsequent dynasties, the Shang (16th-11th century B.C.) and the Western Zhou (11th century-770 B.C.) saw further development of slave society. This era was followed by the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods (770-221 B.C.), marking the transition from the slave society to feudal society.
China has all kinds of travel tours such as natural tours, culture tours and classical tours. If you want to enjoy natural scenery, you can choose Zhangjiajie, Jiuzhaigou and Huashan fist; If you want to experience Chinese culture, you can choose Beijing, Xi’an and Nanjing fist; If you want to see old towns, you can choose Suzhou, Pingyao and Lijiang fist.
The Palace Museum and The Great Wall are the representative of culture tours.
The Palace Museum which was historically and artistically one of the most comprehensive Chinese museums was established on the foundation of the palace that was the ritual center of two dynasties, the Ming and the Qing.
The Great Wall perhaps is China’s most famous and most popular site.And it is also a place of interest which is the status of china people’s wisdom and culture.
China Travel Service
Our major are organizing overseas tourists to visit China and providing domestic travel, charter flights travel, air tickets booking. We also provide good business travel services.
Once you choose our travel agency .We can book tickets for you in an easy and efficient way to meet your requirement in different cities as well as your accommodation. In addition, we can give you a professional and efficient assistant to you to plan your trip to China.
Guides are essential in your trip. We have a lot of guides who are influent in many foreign langues. What’s more, they all know history of China and much other knowledge. Last time when I went to the Great Wall, I learned much more knowledge and myths and Legends about the Great Wall which I can not get from the book. In a word, you can not only relax yourself but also know China very well during your trip.
China is very famous for its food in the world. And there are many kinds of food in China. They’re Cantonese food, Sichuan food, Shanghai food, Hunan food and so on. Different food has different taste. Generally speaking, Cantonese food is a bit light, Sichuan food is very hot, Shanghai food is rather oily, and Hunan dishes are very spicy, having a strong and hot taste. In addition, in the north of China, people like to eat noodles and dumplings which are made of four. In the south of China, people would like to eat rice. If you come to China, you had better taste them or you maybe have some regrets. If you get more information you can contact China travel.
Do you like China Travel? Do you know how many China Tours? As we all know, there are all kind of tourist attractions in China. If you want to enjoy natural scenery, you can choose Zhangjiajie, Jiuzhaigou and Huashan fist; If you want to experience Chinese culture, you can choose Beijing, Xi’an and Nanjing fist; […]
Do you like China Travel? Do you know how many China Tours? As we all know, there are all kind of tourist attractions in China. If you want to enjoy natural scenery, you can choose Zhangjiajie, Jiuzhaigou and Huashan fist; If you want to experience Chinese culture, you can choose Beijing, Xi’an and Nanjing fist; If you want to see old towns, you can choose Suzhou, Pingyao and Lijiang fist. But now, I will introduce you a place which seldom foreigners know but it deserves to visit—it is called Baiyangdian.
Baiyangdian is a place of revolutionary base. In the war years, there appeared a boy named Zhanggazi who contribute to the war with the advantage of the terrain. Baiyangdian lie in new county of Hebei province which between Beijing and Tianjin, 140 kilometers from the Beijing and Tianjin, 45 kilometers away from Baoding. It is the largest fresh water lake in North China Plain
There are many tourism spots which are all beautiful. But, I suggest you go to culture exhibition fist. Only in this way, you can know the place very well and enjoy the scenery permeated with the culture very well. In culture exhibition, you can know what had Zhanggazi done and you also know a team called Yanling who done something against the enemy. Once you see the tools they used, you may be more admiration to them for their tools are so simple and crude. They only had small boat, sickle and simple guns.
Baiyangdian water among the most attractive scenery and varied landscapes in different seasons. I think the summary scenery is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. Most of the time in your trip you must stay on the boat, because there is no road and boat is their transport. When you are on the boat seeing reed along the “water road”, that is a wonderful feeling. By boat you can get a place called Lotus Grand View Garden where own 360 kinds lotus with all kinds of colors. The best thing I like to do is wandering in the thicket of lotus by a wooden boat. That is wonderful!
There is another place called Gazi impression where you can see drama performance about Gazi resisting enemy. From the Drama Performance, you can general understand Gazi through the realistic performance.
Another performance is about crocodile. One man put some money into mouth of the crocodile, and then he take the money out with his teeth.
New county has a new high-speed roads lead and 107 provincial highway and national highway connecting. From Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang freeway was able to more than one hour to the new county. From the county to various tourist attractions we have to go to Baiyangdian terminals, county five kilometers away from the pier. And from the pier you can go to the various scenic spots on board. If you want to get more information you can contact China Travel depot.
Have you ever experienced 12-hour long airplane flights? If so, you would have the same horrible feelings as me. My first long airplane travel was from Shanghai to Toronto which lasted for 15 hours on Air China. At first I didn’t think this would be a problem for me, because I used to be “trapped” […]
Have you ever experienced 12-hour long airplane flights? If so, you would have the same horrible feelings as me. My first long airplane travel was from Shanghai to Toronto which lasted for 15 hours on Air China. At first I didn’t think this would be a problem for me, because I used to be “trapped” in a narrow space on train for 18 hours at least twice a year. In my opinion, the service and environment on China Flights are much better than trains, so I prepared to enjoy a comfortable long journey. However, I suffered a lot from this long travel and took about a whole week to recover from this. After this, I began to be aware of collecting travel tips for the long airplane flights.
Unless you are taking the luxury planes operated by Emirates Airline, these tips below will inspire you more or less, sooner or later.
1.Reserve a right seat. In order to stretch out your legs as much as you can, an aisle or exit row seat should be considered. Some people may think of the window seats for good views or sleep. But most of the time, the window shades are required to be closed on a long-time airplane travel. And for a good sleep, you may choose other tools to gain better effects rather than the window seats. Why do I always not recommend window seats, especially for a long travel? The most important reason is that you need some walks or exercise, but the window seats are inconvenient for you need to pass two passengers to go out and in.
2.Carry on something for entertaining. Although some of the airplanes have the built-in systems for movies and music, the selections can be poor or not your favors. So bring an iPod, iPad, laptop or PSP with you and try to download some of the latest songs, movies or novels before your departure.
3. Try to bring some your own food or snacks on board. Usually meals provided by the airlines are not my preferences and sometimes are even worse. I am not so picky on food, but I always feel sick after several hours on planes. So one of my travel habits is to bring some appetizers and yummy snacks. I also put a couple of fruits or vegetables, such as apples or celery sticks, to help my bowl movements. One thing to remember about the fresh fruits is that you would better eat them up before landing on another country. Otherwise, you may have some problems at the custom offices.
4. Dress appropriately. It makes you feel longer in a long trip, if you are in an uncomfortable dress. Although it is said that the non-binding clothing will make your body swelling, I would recommend the relatively loose pants like ones for yoga or exercises. Also the loose fitting shoes and a pair of socks will be ideal for your feet.
5.Do your best to have some exercises. Try to stretch out your legs and lift them every 2 hours. If the space is limited, then you can bend your knees and put your feet on the seat. When your feet are on the ground, circle your ankle clockwise and reverse. Do not forget some head movements and learn some simple massage for your head and necks.
6.Bring a travel pillow for good sleeps. If I can only pick one thing to be carried on the plane, there is no doubt that I willchoose the travel pillow. This helped me to survive from the 11-hour greyhound and every long time airplane travel. This wonderful pillow supports your neck and prevents the bad effects by this sleeping position.
Hope these tips can add more joyful experiences for your China Tours.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO FLY FREELY LIKE HARRY POTTER? : CHINA AIRLINES This summer is so hot! Have you heard the toughest examination in the world? Undoubtedly, it’s the Chinese college entrance examination. Millions of students prepared it for almost three years so that they can achieve a bright future through education. When the June […]
WOULD YOU LIKE TO FLY FREELY LIKE HARRY POTTER? : CHINA AIRLINES
This summer is so hot!
Have you heard the toughest examination in the world? Undoubtedly, it’s the Chinese college entrance examination. Millions of students prepared it for almost three years so that they can achieve a bright future through education. When the June examination day was over, all these poor students are yelling: OMG! Everything is over! I can enjoy my own life at the end! So they choose to travel with their family. The popular choice is Shanghai Tours and to book Shanghai Hotels.
As a result, this summer is pretty hot! The price of Chinese airline is on a flash increase. Chinese airlines suddenly seem to be in a short supply. Large amounts of people plan to take advantage of the vacation to relax and enjoy the nature or scenic spots. I, a poor student, am one of them. As a local Chinese, I have my own ideas to overcome all the difficulties, spend less but enjoy more: just like Harry Potter in the sky! Want to know why? Follow me!
Attention on airlines websites: flight with free tour tickets!
I still remember last winter, I searched the internet for a discounted flight ticket to Xinjiang province, where I took a great interest in the dessert adventure. Amazingly, an airline company was holding a promotion: if the customer bought the flight ticket from Beijing to Xinjiang of the company, it will send him one ticket on the dessert tour! I was excited and booked the ticket instantly. The travel to Xinjiang was an unforgettable experience in my life.
Proposal: if you plan to travel in china, search the major airlines websites often. Not only can you get the discounted ticket, but have the chance of free tour ticket.
Important details on purchasing the discounted flight tickets: to be a conscientious person!
1) Attention on the jet lag, particularly when you have to transfer airplanes. If you have to transfer airplanes in another country: one stop in11:00 a.m., the other start in 11；30 a.m. However, because of the time difference, maybe you stop in the transfers, it’s already over 11:30. What a pity! Watch the time!
2)Attention on the exchange rate. If you pay Chinese flight ticket in US dollar, the Sino-US exchange rate is an essential factor you have to consider. Maybe in a week the price of ticket does not vary, only the slight variation in the exchange rate can cost more cash in your pocket!
3)The earlier you book, the less you spend. Some airline companies provide discounted flight ticket a year in advance, you can search the related information and plan your trip ahead of time. While you enrich your schedule, you can get flight ticket with heavy discount!
4)Register in advance: helping you save money. When the flight tickets ordering is in a peak, you finally search the appropriate discounted ticket with great strength, however, after you register the ticket has already been booked by others! It’s frustrated. In case of situation, you have to register early and login frequently, it will reduce the risk of failing the tickets.
What shall I do when planes delay?
1) Ticket changing: sometimes airplane companies have to delay the flight because of the weather or airline adjusting. Remember the airplane company is the one who dislikes flight delay most, for it will damage the company’s fame, besides they have to bear customers’ blame. So when delay happened, you should take every step to reduce your loss instead of complaining. If possible, you could change the ticket.
2) Prosecute the company: Sometimes airplane companies do little to improve the situation, or the service they provide is dissatisfied. You can prosecute the company to administration. At the time, what you should do is to take the legal weapons to protect your own right.
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Are you planning for an international trip which the destination is China? Just let you know how to check on the low fare air tickets to save your money for further China Tour. Go to discover the cheapest tickets would be so much excited to everyone who wants a China Tour. Since China has been […]
Are you planning for an international trip which the destination is China? Just let you know how to check on the low fare air tickets to save your money for further China Tour. Go to discover the cheapest tickets would be so much excited to everyone who wants a China Tour.
Since China has been to the most popular travel destination around 2008, airline companies in China are contesting the seats and markets share. All the China flights are show their deepest sincere to attracting people around the world. But remember, if you want the cheapest airline tickets, book nearly 30-45 days before you leave.
If you go to Beijing, Shanghai which are the biggest cities in China, you can choose airlines in private sector, such as Spring Airlines, Shoudu Airlines, or the branch airways. Here is the tip, if your destination is Beijing, you can buy a ticket that arrivals in Tianjin, the city close to Beijing. You can take the city train from Tianjin to Beijing (65.00RMB per person, 29 minutes for entire trip).
Air China is the People’s Republic of China’s state-owned and second-largest commercial airline after China Southern Airlines. Its logo consists of a phoenix in the form of the acronym VIP, and “Air China” in both English and Chinese, which was autographed by Deng Xiaoping. It operates 5,090 flights each week worldwide and is the 18th largest airline in the world by fleet size. Air China is also the world’s largest carrier by market capitalization.
Air China’s main hubs are Beijing Capital International Airport, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, with other focus cities at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport,Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, Tianjin Binhai International Airport and Hohhot Baita International Airport. Air China currently flies to approximately 120 destinations; the most destinations from its own Beijing hub. Air China officially joined Star Alliance on December 12, 2007. This move greatly expanded the Alliance’s presence in China.
China Southern Airline is another excellent choice to make. China Southern has planned to start a Guangzhou-Brisbane-Auckland service commencing from November 3, 2010. Including the planned start to Brisbane, China Southern is also increasing the Guangzhou-Sydney service to twice daily and increasing the Guangzhou-Melbourne flight to daily. Furthermore, China Southern is slated to start a new Guangzhou-Dubai-Lagos flight three times weekly commencing on October 10.
Beijing , Shanghai , Guangzhou are most popular places for entry and leave of China , which have frequent flights connecting with all parts of the world. HongKong which enjoys the reputation of Shopping Paradise is also a very ideal place for entry or exit of China. There are train and shuttle bus running between Hong Kong and Guangzhou or Shenzhen every day. So after spending several days in Hong Kong for Shopping and sightseeing, you can take train or shuttle bus to Guangzhou or Shenzhen and begin your rest tour in mainland China. You can also take flights from Hong Kong to Guilin which is available every day or other major cities like Beijing and Shanghai of your China tour. Of course there are some other cities for entry or exit of china. These cities have flights to and from certain nations.
I’m sure many of you out there have seen some form of martial arts, whether it is in the iconic The Karate Kid or some kind of unorthodox form in the street after a drunken night out. Well, now is your chance to physically see and breathe martial arts in China. A Brief History The […]
I’m sure many of you out there have seen some form of martial arts, whether it is in the iconic The Karate Kid or some kind of unorthodox form in the street after a drunken night out. Well, now is your chance to physically see and breathe martial arts in China.
A Brief History
The term martial arts refers to the art of warfare and comes from a 15th-century European term referring to what is now known as historical European martial arts. In recent times it is most commonly associated with Asian fighting styles, especially from the combat systems that originated in East Asia.
SportAccord Combat Games 2010 Beijing
In March 2009, SportAccord signed an agreement with Beijing to host the first ‘Combat Games’. The competition will showcase 13 Martial Arts and Combat sports, both Olympic and non-Olympic. The event will also include a Cultural Program that will reflect the social and cultural values of these sports and Combat Games as a whole, making it a must see for all you Kung Fu and culture critics.
Okay, you may be asking yourself what is Wing Chun? If I mentioned the legend that was Bruce Lee would you have a greater idea as to what it is? Wing Chun was the largest influence on Bruce Lee’s development of martial arts. As a concept-based Chinese martial art, Wing Chun is a form of self-defence utilizing both striking and grappling while specialising in close-range combat. Historically, Wing Chun has been passed down from teacher to student verbally rather than through various documents. This makes it much harder for the martial art form to be mastered or to clarify the actual Wing Chun creation. In order to assert a specific technique to Wing Chun, some learners have attempted to discern the origins of Wing Chun by determining the specific purpose of its techniques.
Let Battle Commence
So there you have it, an amazing competition, a martial arts legend and a historically defined martial art form. All this is right at your fingertips if you visit Beijing. For the best rates visit China with the China Travel Depot.
Are you looking for somewhere different to party in Beijing this weekend? If so, why not try The Boat, a floating party venue on Liangma River in North Sanlitun. The Boat is a cleverly converted passenger ferry which has quickly established itself as an exclusive party venue for Beijing’s bright young things with listings in esteemed guides such […]
Are you looking for somewhere different to party in Beijing this weekend? If so, why not try The Boat, a floating party venue on Liangma River in North Sanlitun. The Boat is a cleverly converted passenger ferry which has quickly established itself as an exclusive party venue for Beijing’s bright young things with listings in esteemed guides such as Lonely Planet.
Enjoy a drink on the top two levels before descending into the bowels of the vessel for some hard core dance anthems from some internationally acclaimed DJ’S. Lounge on plush white leather sofa’s and bar stools while enjoying the reasonably priced drinks menu in this decadent dance venue.
The Boat Beijing @ West of Sanlitun N. St. & Liangmahe S. Rd.
Nearest Tube Station: Liangmaqiao Station (Line 10)
Open: 6pm until 3am