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Castle in the Sky
Located in the junction of Ya'an and Luding, the Niubei Mountain has risen to fame these years due to its unique geographical location, beautiful sunrise, sea of clouds, light of Buddha and starry night.
China's Top Five Places for the Autumn
It is a good time to see the deep autumn scenery of China in October. The follows are the top five places that are worthwhile to travel in the October.
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The Mysterious Namsto Lake
Namsto means "heavenly lake". It is one of the three saint lakes of Tibet, covered with a veiling of mystery and sanctity. Namsto Lake occupies a sacred position in the heart of Buddhism followers.
Best Places for Discount Shopping in Shanghai
Known around the world for all the products manufactured in the country, it's no wonder that China is a shopaholics paradise. From local specialties to electronics to antiques, anything you could ever want can be found for sale in China. In major cities like Shanghai and Beijing, people open businesses from all over China and the world to sell their goods. Here are a few places where you can get the best bang for your buck in Shanghai.
China's 7 Most Unique Hotels
Hotels can sometimes take away from the experience of traveling when you stay in a standard room that is pretty much the same worldwide. If you’re looking for a unique experience and are willing to splurge a bit, here are some places in China worth taking a look.
China’s 5 Must See Temples
Buddhism and Confucianism are a big part of China's culture and history. Although not everyone has the same beliefs, much of China's beliefs and traditions are based on Buddhism and Confucious. They have left their mark throughout China in the form of these amazing structures and artworks, here are five temples that are must-sees in China!
China Cuisines & Food
8 Chinese Dishes That You Will Not Find In China
Like most authentic cuisines - whether it be Italian, French or Vietnamese - it has been manipulated to accommodate the taste buds of the foreign country were it resides. And Chinese cuisine is no different. In China you won’t find eggs roll and crab wontons, but rather find simple food. Authentic Chinese food includes plenty of vegetables with a bit of meat served family style so everyone has to sit around the table.
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Top 10 Things I Miss About China
After living in China for 4 months, returning back home to Canada was a little bittersweet. Although the change of living in another country was hectic and I missed my friends and family, there were a lot of great things about Shanghai that I wish I could bring back to Canada. Here are the 10 things I miss the most about China.
6 Chinese Olympic Athletes to Follow on Weibo
The Olympics are back! This year is the 2016 Summer Olympics In Rio de Janeiro and China will be competing in 29 sports with a total of 412 athletes. Here are 6 that you want to follow more closely!
China Top Ancient Towns & Ethnic Villages
4 reasons why Yunnan is China's most beautiful province
Yunnan may not have the Great Wall, but its splendid landscapes and people make it China's most beautiful province.
China Cuisines & Food
5 Trails for Thrill Seekers in China
If you like to live your life on the edge (quite literally), here are 5 places you have to visit in China.
Shanghai can feel like an overwhelming metropolis to explore. As you zip around the trendiest places in town, it’s easy to lament at how globalization has made all the major cities similar, predictable, and dare I say, boring. The good news is that Shanghai isn’t all that same-old-global-city if you just seek out moments and spots in the city that won’t quite remind you of home.
Wedged between Shanghai and Suzhou, Kunshan is often overlooked by holidaymakers. Its reputation as a manufacturing hub courting Taiwanese and Japanese company’s to set-up-shop and produce their wares hardly endears Kunshan to tourists. But its superficial modernity bellies the fact that Kunshan was an important centre of culture and trade when Shanghai was still an inconsequential market town. And this heritage is evident within the city proper and beyond in Kunshan’s idyllic water towns. Indeed hearty travellers will be rewarded with architectural wonders, musical marvels and much between.
These four Made In China products of the ancient world have changed the course of history. Do you know them?
If we look at China’s great paintings from Huang Gongwang’s Dwelling in Fuchen Mountain to Wang Ximen’s A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains to Gu Kaizhi’s Nymph of the Luo River, we see a common thread; namely a fascination with strange rock formations. Southern China, in particular, is a place of extraordinarily diverse topography. And as the Middle Kingdom’s political center moved south during the Song Dynasty, artistic attention was increasingly drawn towards the marvels of the natural world.
Baffled by the non-existent dessert menu in Chinese restaurants? Look out for these yummy desserts in your next trip!
Poetry is an ambiguous art form to many in contemporary society where commercial cinema and Internet pop-ups; graphic art and digital visuals inform much of our dizzying, day-to-day experience. Yet the desire to capture a moment, a feeling, a profound experience or philosophical insight in verse still resonates. Indeed the poetic concept has had wordsmith’s grappling with language since the earliest vestiges of the modern man, whom rose from the swamps, woods or desert and began to wonder what life was all about. Everything from epic journeys to dandelions has been evoked with rhyme, wordplay, symbolism and meter.
Where should art lovers go? Shanghai! The city is a powerhouse of contemporary art is waiting to be discovered.
Did you know? China has its very own Halloween, the Hungry Ghost Festival! No, it's not a big party, but it sure is an interesting festival to observe.
When you think of Beijing you probably imagine fantastical Ming palaces, the austere edifices of socialism or the vast Great Wall meandering its way over forested hills. You might conjure to mind the scholars and scribes, the courtiers, artisans, eunuch and royal concubines who once inhabited the imperial citadel. Or perhaps you think of contemporary China – crowded highways, a festering high-tech industry, malls decorated with the plastic trappings of consumerism. Rock music is seldom what comes immediately to mind when one thinks of the Chinese capital.
Is there anything more poetic and sublime than watching leaves turn a rich hue of amber, with clear blue autumn skies and beautiful weather? Autumn is a time that reminds us in the Northern Hemisphere that the year is ending. It’s also a time when the peak summer tourist season has passed, and you get to enjoy scenery and sightseeing with more breathing space and tranquillity. Admire this change of seasons in some of the most gorgeous viewing spots in China.
Guizhou – a province of cloud-quilted mountainous, deep river gorges and lost valleys. The remarkable topography here has shaped a myriad of minority cultures; peoples that to this day make southwest China one of the most intriguing places to visit. And these diverse people typically converge in Guiyang, the rambling capital at the heart of this unique quarter of the Middle Kingdom.
It stands to reason that Beijing, being the capital city, posses a multitude of museums to explore. Perhaps most famous of all is the Palace Museum, a sort of living, breathing insight into decadent imperial life during Ming-Qing China. It is of course better known as the Forbidden City.
China’s long history, culture, and traditions have birthed some of the world’s more notable philosophers and leaders. From that many famous proverbs and expressions have been passed down through generations and have now spread throughout the world. Here are 10 of the most famous proverbs we can all learn from.
Skip the chain hotels, skip the rowdy hostels, and yes, skip the good ‘ole guesthouse. For once, treat yourself to a hotel that’s a destination in itself, an experience to remember, whether luxurious or just downright wacky. China’s share of strange, quirky and downright unusual hotels will add that little jazz back to your usual holiday accommodation choices. It goes without saying that you should book early to avoid disappointment!
The province of Shanxi covers a large plateau in northern China. Landlocked and averaging at 1000 metres above sea level, the Yellow River flanks its western border, while its tributaries, the Fen and Qin, feed much of this rain-starved region. Mount Wutai in the northeast is Shanxi’s tallest peak standing at 3058 metres.