Archives for October 2010

The Golden Pheasant in Chinese Culture and Tradition

Golden Pheasants and Silver Pheasants (also a native of China) have been used symbolically in ancient Chinese art and culture for hundreds of centuries. To the Chinese the Golden pheasant is a symbol of beauty, good fortune and refinement.

Kindle my Passion

Well I must say this amazing Kindle device beats carrying a couple of novels with me to read on long trips. I love my books with a passion.

Chinese Culture and Tradition – Top Five Attractions Beijing

We spent the most wonderful four days on a Beijing tour seeing the main attractions in Beijing, and absolutely walked our little feet off. This was just the start of our tour, but it was certainly great value for money. My sister  and I toured China in 2006 on a 14 day small group tour, […]

The Fascinating Summer Palace in Beijing China

The Summer Palace is another beautiful and fascinating place to visit on a small group tour in Beijing. It is dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake. The central Kunming Lake covers 2.2 square kilometers and is a man-made lake. The soil dug out from  the lake was used to build Longevity Hill. Built on […]

Empire of the Great Ming – Chinese Culture and Tradition

Chinese history of the Ming Dynasty under Emperor Hongwu and Emperor Yongle The Ming (‘Brilliant’) Dynasty also known as the Empire of the Great Ming, was the ruling dynasty of China from the years 1368 to 1644, one of the longest and most stable periods in China’s history. The founder of the Ming, Zhu Yuanzhang […]

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