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 […]

Ancient Buddhist Temple|The Lama Temple Beijing China

The “Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple” Beijing In Beijing there are many Temples. Buddhist Temples in Beijing are centuries old. Some were built for ordinary people, others were for members of the imperial court.  The most important Buddhist Temple in Beijing is known by various names such as the “Lama Temple”,the “Palace of […]

The Temple of Heaven Park

The Temple of Heaven Park, the biggest of Beijing’s Parks, is renowned for its 15th century architecture.


Highlight in Beijing – A walk on the Great Wall of China The highlight in Beijing for me however, was to  walk the Great Wall of China. It has always been a childhood dream to see the Great Wall of China, but to walk on it; well that was the thrill of a lifetime. The […]

Discover China The Forbidden City Beijing

If you are planning to travel to China, the Forbidden City tour is a must. On these “comfort tours”, as I like to think of them

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