Discover Xian| Big Wild Goose Pagoda Xian China

Discover the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian China On our tour of  Xian, our group  next headed of to discover and explore  the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is located in the southern suburbs of Xian City. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is an ancient building standing in the Da Ci’en temple grounds. The […]

China a most attractive destination|Top Ten Places to visit China

China is proving to be a most attractive destination to visit today for tourists and investors alike. Listed below are 10 of the most attractive destinations to visit in China, including the three main cities of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. The smaller cities and towns are mostly rural country areas with magnificent scenery featuring the […]

Discover Xi’an Shaanxi |Xian City Wall

China – discover and explore Xian (Chang’an) Shaanxi province. Our first sighting of the old Ming city wall was very impressive,an amazing landmark. Xian held this position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history including Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui,and Tang Dynasties.

Discover and Explore a Beijing Supermarket | Beijing!

Explore a Beijing Supermarket! We had a few hours to spare so we set out to explore a  Beijing supermarket we discovered nearby. It was a surprise, so very colorful.  The  meat,  fish and chicken all looked very fresh and clean, placed on ice in large metal trays ready for purchase, not what we wanted […]

Beijing Red Theater | The Legend of Kungfu

Discover Beijing  Red Theater which specializes in traditional Chinese theater performances. Before we left Beijing  we had the opportunity to visit the Beijing Red Theater to see an amazing  Chinese  theatrical production called The Legend of Kungfu; this was magic, a wonderful story and theatrical performance with spectacular choreography. Beijing Red Theater specializes in traditional […]

The Hall of Benevolence and Longevity|Renshoudian Summer Palace Beijing

The Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, Renshoudian, at the Summer Palace Visit the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity where the  Empress Cixi arranged her affairs of state and received officials, as part of Chinese culture and tradition passed down from the famous Chinese Ming Emperors. The hall has been left as it was during her […]

The Marble Boat|Summer Palace in Beijing China

The Marble Boat is an impressive pavilion at the Summer Palace in Beijing.  Originally,built in 1755 for the Qianlong Emperor in a traditional Chinese design, with a base of large stone blocks to support the structure. This was destroyed by Anglo-French forces in 1860. The Empress Dowager Cixi had the Marble Boat rebuilt in 1893 […]

The Jade Belt Bridge (Marble Bridge) | Summer Palace Beijing China

The Jade Belt Bridge or Marble Bridge is an exquisite bridge and is actually made of marble and stone. (I was disappointed to find out that most of the Marble boat is made out of wood!). The Jade Belt Bridge is also known as the Camel’s Back Bridge or Moon Bridge because of its high […]

The Long Corridor | Summer Palace Beijing

The magnificent Long Corridor at the Summer Palace in Beijing, is 728 metres in length. It has  crossbeams under the roof which divides the corridor into 273 sections, all of which are richly decorated with art. When the Qianlong Emperor authorized the construction of a palace garden in 1750, he also commissioned the building of […]

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.

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