Images of modern China bring to mind drab, concrete jungles with little personality, but beautiful pockets of traditional architecture remain. In this article, I visited Chongwu, an ancient fort that was built in the 1300s to defend the area against marauding pirates.
Zhanglicun is a small village with the largest collection of beautiful local architecture that was widespread in Southern Fujian a hundred years ago. With China's modernization, a lot of these residences have become victims of the wrecking ball or lost among the concrete high-rise apartments.
The Forbidden City was long closed off from the rest of the world. In the heart of the Middle Kingdom, Emperors ruled for over 500 years. This article details who resided at the Forbidden Palace and their role there.
The centrally located province of Chongqing, China is primarily known for its urban capital of Chongqing City. Which not only sports stunning waterfront views of the Yangzi River, but hosts a population of 6 million people and the city has been growing rapidly over the past few years into an international hub in China. However, out in the mountainous rural country lies a cave named Er Wang Dong, meaning Second Royal Cave. However, many still refer to it as the Chongqing Cave. The Chinese people have known about the massive Chongqing Cave for years but it had remained unexplored until 2012.
There are seven things you can do in Shenzhen, China to make you feel local: morning workout at Lotus Hill Park, having dim sum, singing Karaoke, doing a foot massage, shopping at East Gate Shopping District, shopping at Downtown, and evening after-dinner walk at Lotus Hill Park.
If the kind of China that you envisage features stilted houses hanging over the edge of a serene misty river, with boatmen paddling their boats up and down stream singing Chinese folk songs, then you better not miss your opportunity to go to Fenghuang - Phoenix Town in China.
The recent earthquake in Sichuan is no less a disaster by virtue of not approaching the magnitude of the earlier quake of 2008. As the author says, in describing this recent quake and providing comparisons between the two, "...if hundreds of people had been killed by a disaster an hour or so drive from where you live, well, you would not call it a good day. A sadness hangs over the city." A survivor of both these events, Peter gives us a good lesson on how to best deal with an earthquake as it is happening around you and with the after-effects.
I have lived in China for nearly 5 years now and one of my favorite places to visit is Shanghai. As a four time visitor to this amazing city, these are my recommendations of what to see and do if you find yourself shanghaied in Shanghai.
The Great Wall of China is one of those attractions that people around the World recognize by name, although most people have not ever seen it in person. There are a few common myths associated with the Great Wall of China that are commonly believe to be factual, but...
Recently, a report stated that "Rent-a-Boyfriend" services are popping up in China with the approach of the Chinese New Year. This article explores the reasons a single lady in China might consider renting a pretend boyfriend and looks at two amusing advertisements of rental boyfriends.
One of the most interesting aspects of traveling is the variety of new and unique places you can see that is totally unlike anything you are used to seeing back at home. Regardless of where you travel in the World you will experience new things, but some Countries offer...
Laoye Miao in Lake Poyang, China is one of those places most people have never heard about. Yet despite its obscure sounding name, the waters around the temple has been described as haunted with ships sinking randomly, crew members disappearing without a trace, and survivors going mad. Welcome to China's Bermuda Triangle.
While we hear often about western legendary beauties such as Cleopatra and Helen of Troy, little is known about oriental legendary damsels. A large part of the reason is that their stories have yet to be brought before the worldwide audience on the mass media. Below is a brief introduction on China's four legendary beauties whose fates are intertwined with the fates of their land. It should be noted that through China's history, different personalities had been suggested for the list of the "four legendary beauties". However, the popular consensus today is that the four classical femme fatales typically refer to Xi Shi (è¥¿æ–½), Diao Chan (è²‚èŸ¬), Wang Zhaojun (çŽ‹æ˜å›) and Yang Guifei (æ¨è´µå¦ƒ).