The best, hand-picked video films from across China that cover everything from travel (trip and guide), to Chinese culture (music, language, philosophy, etc., both traditional and contemporary). Most videos are by independent videographers from around the world and encompass a variety of film-making styles. Welcome to your window on China ...

With over 6,000 years of civilisation, combined with an unparalleled embrace of modernity, China is the country most steeped in the philosophies of individual freedom, and of harmony and balance, and still the most exciting place on Earth. Not just a nation state, but a civilisation state. Find out more, with BeijingBuzzz ...

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China combines ancient cultural wisdom and architecture with an embrace of modernity and a passion for making life more beautiful. Harmony between human and nature is a core guiding principle; one sees this in the classical Chinese garden (and local park) and the Chinese love for mountains and hiking.

The timeless allure of this unique society is further enhanced by the nuances of 56 ethnic groups and the diverse environments encompassed, from snow-clad moutains to rainforest, to desert, to grassland, to karst peaks and rice terraces, and more.

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A 7,000 km journey by motorbike on the Tibetan plateau, QingHai. 中波夫妻摩旅青藏高原            And in SiChuan ...        And in YunNan ...            Bonus film - high speed rail ...        Bonus film 2 - XiaMen subway ...
中波夫妻摩旅青藏高原 And in SiChuan ... And in YunNan ... Bonus film - high speed rail ... Bonus film 2 - XiaMen subway ...
China 中国 trip, BeiJing, ShangHai, Xi’An, GuiLin – don’t miss it. With MyWorldAt5feet ...        Bonus film - diabolo around China ...
With MyWorldAt5feet ... Bonus film - diabolo around China ...
Beautiful SiMaTai Great Wall and the nearby GuBei water-town. SiMaTai Great Wall lies about 159 kilometers NNE from BeiJing city and connects with JinShanLing Great Wall.
SiMaTai Great Wall lies about 159 kilometers NNE from BeiJing city and connects with JinShanLing Great Wall.
Yellow River highlands scenery in SiChuan province. With Little Chinese Everywhere ...
With Little Chinese Everywhere ...
‘Take me out tonight’ (in Hong Kong 香港). A beautiful and creative short film by Francis So ...
A beautiful and creative short film by Francis So ...
Backpacking trip through central China. Xi’An :  • City Wall   • Terracotta Army     ZhangYe :  • MaTi Si  • Rainbow Mountains  • DanXia Grand Canyon     DunHuang :  • Gobi Desert
Xi’An : • City Wall • Terracotta Army ZhangYe : • MaTi Si • Rainbow Mountains • DanXia Grand Canyon DunHuang : • Gobi Desert
One night in BeiJing – music videos (Love BeiJing). A song from rock band SHIN that pays homage to Chinese Opera and has become quite a well known anthem. Sung here superbly by the beautiful Angela.    My translation of the key verse :    I don`t care where you came from    I don`t know if you`ll return    But with you in my arms now    Gonna hold you    Just as long as I can        Bonus film - `Nine million bicycles in BeiJing` / Love BeiJing ...        True beauty is a pure heart.    Six billion people in the world,    Love them all;    But you`re the one I love most
A song from rock band SHIN that pays homage to Chinese Opera and has become quite a well known anthem. Sung here superbly by the beautiful Angela. My translation of the key verse : I don`t care where you came from I don`t know if you`ll return But with you in my arms now Gonna hold you Just as long as I can Bonus film - `Nine million bicycles in BeiJing` / Love BeiJing ... True beauty is a pure heart. Six billion people in the world, Love them all; But you`re the one I love most
ZhuZhou  株洲 – Best Days of my Life  : ). An up-lifting music video by Nate Noble; filmed during a stint teaching English in ZhuZhou ...
An up-lifting music video by Nate Noble; filmed during a stint teaching English in ZhuZhou ...
The sound of China 中国 …  Don’t miss it !. The amazing panoply of sights and sounds that is the incredibly diverse and both naturally and culturally beautiful country that makes it a travel destination top pick.    With Cee-Roo ...
The amazing panoply of sights and sounds that is the incredibly diverse and both naturally and culturally beautiful country that makes it a travel destination top pick. With Cee-Roo ...
A selection of China’s natural wonders 中国 …. Follow this traveler`s videos of places walked and adored.    Discover some of China`s incredibly diverse natural landscapes.    Including JiuZhaiGou, the YuLong River, the ShiLin Stone Forest, DunHuang desert and oasis, Tiger Leaping Gorge and ZhangJiaJie.    Chinese culture is founded on the harmony of people and nature and the reverence of natural beauty ...        Plus, the beautiful Flight of the Dragon ...
Follow this traveler`s videos of places walked and adored. Discover some of China`s incredibly diverse natural landscapes. Including JiuZhaiGou, the YuLong River, the ShiLin Stone Forest, DunHuang desert and oasis, Tiger Leaping Gorge and ZhangJiaJie. Chinese culture is founded on the harmony of people and nature and the reverence of natural beauty ... Plus, the beautiful Flight of the Dragon ...
Beautiful natural scenery in north west China (north XinJiang 新疆). North XinJiang province, including Kanas Lake.  Awesome !     With Hogin Chen ...
North XinJiang province, including Kanas Lake. Awesome ! With Hogin Chen ...
An evening cruise along the HuangPu river in ShangHai 上海. Within ShangHai, the HuangPu River has an average width of 400 meters and is crossed by many subway train lines, other tunnels, bridges and ferries.    The river divides the city into two regions: PuDong to the east and PuXi (the older part of Shanghai that includes the Bund) to the west. It is the last major tributory of the YangTse River before the East China Sea.        Bonus film - a stroll along the Bund, in 4k / UHD ...
Within ShangHai, the HuangPu River has an average width of 400 meters and is crossed by many subway train lines, other tunnels, bridges and ferries. The river divides the city into two regions: PuDong to the east and PuXi (the older part of Shanghai that includes the Bund) to the west. It is the last major tributory of the YangTse River before the East China Sea. Bonus film - a stroll along the Bund, in 4k / UHD ...

City Guides

BeiJing City Guide.         Welcome to Beijing!      Discover the vibrant capital city of China, where ancient history meets modernity. Beijing, with its rich heritage, iconic landmarks, delicious cuisine, and bustling streets, promises an unforgettable journey.              About Beijing      Beijing, also known as Peking, is the political, cultural, and educational center of China. As one of the world`s oldest continuous civilizations, Beijing has been the heart of Chinese history for centuries.      Key features of Beijing include its historic hutongs (narrow alleys), ancient palaces, and temples alongside modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. The city is renowned for its role in Chinese history, serving as the capital of several dynasties.              Top Attractions                Forbidden City (Palace Museum): Explore the largest imperial palace complex in the world, with over 9,000 rooms filled with treasures and historical artifacts.          Great Wall of China: Visit iconic sections like Badaling, Mutianyu, or Jinshanling for stunning views of this UNESCO World Heritage site.          Tiananmen Square: Discover the heart of Beijing and witness the monumental Tiananmen Gate, Chairman Mao`s Mausoleum, and the National Museum of China.          Temple of Heaven: Experience the spiritual ambiance of this ancient temple complex where emperors once prayed for good harvests.          Summer Palace: Wander through lush gardens, pavilions, and Kunming Lake at this UNESCO-listed royal retreat.          Hutong Tour: Take a rickshaw ride through traditional hutongs to see local life and visit courtyard homes.          798 Art District: Explore Beijing`s contemporary art scene in a former factory complex filled with galleries, studios, and cafes.          Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple): Admire the impressive Tibetan-style architecture and giant Buddha statue at this active Buddhist temple.          National Museum of China: Learn about Chinese history, art, and culture through extensive exhibitions.                    Culture and History      Beijing is steeped in cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into China`s ancient traditions and customs.                Peking Opera: Attend a live performance of this traditional art form known for its colorful costumes, music, and storytelling.          Chinese Tea Culture: Visit tea houses to sample different teas and participate in tea ceremonies.          Imperial Architecture: Marvel at the architectural marvels of the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven.          Traditional Festivals: Experience festive celebrations during Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival.          Beijing Cuisine: Indulge in local specialties such as Peking duck, hotpot, dumplings, and street food delicacies.                    Dining in Beijing      Beijing offers a diverse culinary landscape, from gourmet dining to street-side snacks.                Peking Duck: Savor the crispy-skinned duck at renowned restaurants like Quanjude or Da Dong.          Street Food: Explore Wangfujing Snack Street for a variety of local snacks, skewers, and sweets.          Hutong Restaurants: Dine in historic courtyard homes serving homestyle Beijing cuisine.          Hotpot: Enjoy interactive dining with a bubbling pot of broth and fresh ingredients.          Dumplings and Noodles: Try handmade jiaozi (dumplings) and la mian (hand-pulled noodles) in bustling noodle shops.          Teahouses: Relax in traditional teahouses and sample regional teas paired with snacks.                    Shopping in Beijing      Discover unique souvenirs, antiques, and modern goods in Beijing`s vibrant shopping districts.                Silk Market: Bargain for silk products, clothing, and accessories at this bustling market.          Wangfujing Street: Shop for international brands, local goods, and Beijing-style snacks.          Panjiayuan Antique Market: Browse through a vast array of antiques, ceramics, and curios.          Hongqiao Pearl Market: Find pearls, jewelry, and electronics at competitive prices.          Dashilar Street: Explore historic Dashilar alley for traditional handicrafts and nostalgic items.                    Practical Tips for Visitors                Best Time to Visit: Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) offer mild weather and fewer crowds.          Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases; use translation apps for communication.          Currency: Use Chinese Yuan (CNY); major credit cards accepted in tourist areas.          Transportation: Navigate the city with the extensive subway system, buses, taxis, and ridesharing apps.          Accommodation: Choose from luxury hotels, boutique guesthouses, or budget-friendly hostels.          Etiquette: Respect local customs, such as using both hands to receive items and addressing people with courtesy.          Safety: Be cautious of pickpockets in crowded areas; keep valuables secure.          Internet Access: Purchase a local SIM card for mobile data; free Wi-Fi available in many public places.          Health and Hygiene: Carry bottled water and practice good hygiene; be aware of air quality during winter.                    Enjoy Your Journey in Beijing!      Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, rich history, and captivating experiences that Beijing has to offer. Whether you`re exploring ancient landmarks or indulging in local cuisine, Beijing promises an unforgettable journey that will leave lasting memories.
Welcome to Beijing! Discover the vibrant capital city of China, where ancient history meets modernity. Beijing, with its rich heritage, iconic landmarks, delicious cuisine, and bustling streets, promises an unforgettable journey. About Beijing Beijing, also known as Peking, is the political, cultural, and educational center of China. As one of the world`s oldest continuous civilizations, Beijing has been the heart of Chinese history for centuries. Key features of Beijing include its historic hutongs (narrow alleys), ancient palaces, and temples alongside modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. The city is renowned for its role in Chinese history, serving as the capital of several dynasties. Top Attractions Forbidden City (Palace Museum): Explore the largest imperial palace complex in the world, with over 9,000 rooms filled with treasures and historical artifacts. Great Wall of China: Visit iconic sections like Badaling, Mutianyu, or Jinshanling for stunning views of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Tiananmen Square: Discover the heart of Beijing and witness the monumental Tiananmen Gate, Chairman Mao`s Mausoleum, and the National Museum of China. Temple of Heaven: Experience the spiritual ambiance of this ancient temple complex where emperors once prayed for good harvests. Summer Palace: Wander through lush gardens, pavilions, and Kunming Lake at this UNESCO-listed royal retreat. Hutong Tour: Take a rickshaw ride through traditional hutongs to see local life and visit courtyard homes. 798 Art District: Explore Beijing`s contemporary art scene in a former factory complex filled with galleries, studios, and cafes. Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple): Admire the impressive Tibetan-style architecture and giant Buddha statue at this active Buddhist temple. National Museum of China: Learn about Chinese history, art, and culture through extensive exhibitions. Culture and History Beijing is steeped in cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into China`s ancient traditions and customs. Peking Opera: Attend a live performance of this traditional art form known for its colorful costumes, music, and storytelling. Chinese Tea Culture: Visit tea houses to sample different teas and participate in tea ceremonies. Imperial Architecture: Marvel at the architectural marvels of the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven. Traditional Festivals: Experience festive celebrations during Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival. Beijing Cuisine: Indulge in local specialties such as Peking duck, hotpot, dumplings, and street food delicacies. Dining in Beijing Beijing offers a diverse culinary landscape, from gourmet dining to street-side snacks. Peking Duck: Savor the crispy-skinned duck at renowned restaurants like Quanjude or Da Dong. Street Food: Explore Wangfujing Snack Street for a variety of local snacks, skewers, and sweets. Hutong Restaurants: Dine in historic courtyard homes serving homestyle Beijing cuisine. Hotpot: Enjoy interactive dining with a bubbling pot of broth and fresh ingredients. Dumplings and Noodles: Try handmade jiaozi (dumplings) and la mian (hand-pulled noodles) in bustling noodle shops. Teahouses: Relax in traditional teahouses and sample regional teas paired with snacks. Shopping in Beijing Discover unique souvenirs, antiques, and modern goods in Beijing`s vibrant shopping districts. Silk Market: Bargain for silk products, clothing, and accessories at this bustling market. Wangfujing Street: Shop for international brands, local goods, and Beijing-style snacks. Panjiayuan Antique Market: Browse through a vast array of antiques, ceramics, and curios. Hongqiao Pearl Market: Find pearls, jewelry, and electronics at competitive prices. Dashilar Street: Explore historic Dashilar alley for traditional handicrafts and nostalgic items. Practical Tips for Visitors Best Time to Visit: Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) offer mild weather and fewer crowds. Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases; use translation apps for communication. Currency: Use Chinese Yuan (CNY); major credit cards accepted in tourist areas. Transportation: Navigate the city with the extensive subway system, buses, taxis, and ridesharing apps. Accommodation: Choose from luxury hotels, boutique guesthouses, or budget-friendly hostels. Etiquette: Respect local customs, such as using both hands to receive items and addressing people with courtesy. Safety: Be cautious of pickpockets in crowded areas; keep valuables secure. Internet Access: Purchase a local SIM card for mobile data; free Wi-Fi available in many public places. Health and Hygiene: Carry bottled water and practice good hygiene; be aware of air quality during winter. Enjoy Your Journey in Beijing! Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, rich history, and captivating experiences that Beijing has to offer. Whether you`re exploring ancient landmarks or indulging in local cuisine, Beijing promises an unforgettable journey that will leave lasting memories.
ShangHai City Guide.         Welcome to Shanghai!      Explore the dynamic city of Shanghai, where the past and present seamlessly blend together. From historic landmarks to modern skyscrapers, Shanghai offers an exciting mix of culture, cuisine, and experiences.              About Shanghai      Shanghai, China`s largest city, is a global financial hub known for its futuristic skyline along the Huangpu River. The city is a melting pot of cultures and boasts a rich history influenced by its colonial past.      Key features of Shanghai include its iconic Bund waterfront, traditional gardens, vibrant nightlife, and diverse culinary scene.              Top Attractions                The Bund: Walk along the historic waterfront to admire colonial-era architecture and panoramic views of Pudong.          Yu Garden (Yuyuan Garden): Explore a classical Chinese garden with pavilions, ponds, and rockeries.          Shanghai Tower: Ascend to the top of this skyscraper for breathtaking views of the city skyline.          Oriental Pearl Tower: Visit the iconic TV tower with observation decks and a glass-bottomed walkway.          Jing`an Temple: Experience the tranquility of this Buddhist temple in the heart of the city.          Tianzifang: Wander through narrow alleyways filled with boutique shops, cafes, and art galleries.          Shanghai Museum: Discover ancient Chinese art and artifacts in this world-class museum.          French Concession: Stroll through tree-lined streets and explore trendy shops, bars, and restaurants.          Shanghai Disneyland: Enjoy a magical day at the renowned Disney theme park.                    Culture and History      Shanghai`s culture reflects a blend of traditional Chinese heritage and international influences.                Shikumen Architecture: Discover unique stone-gate houses in historic neighborhoods like Xintiandi.          Traditional Arts: Attend a Shanghai opera or acrobatics show to witness local performing arts.          Colonial Heritage: Learn about Shanghai`s past through visits to former French and British concessions.          Tea Culture: Participate in a tea ceremony to experience Chinese tea traditions.                    Dining in Shanghai      Shanghai offers a diverse culinary landscape, from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants.                Xiaolongbao: Try Shanghai`s famous soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung or Jia Jia Tang Bao.          Hairy Crab: Indulge in seasonal delicacies like Shanghai hairy crab (da zha xie).          Shanghai Noodles: Taste savory noodles topped with braised pork or seafood.          Street Food: Explore local markets for snacks like scallion pancakes, pot stickers, and stinky tofu.          High-End Dining: Experience fine dining at upscale restaurants showcasing modern Chinese cuisine.                    Shopping in Shanghai      From luxury boutiques to bustling markets, Shanghai is a shopper`s paradise.                Nanjing Road: Shop along China`s premier shopping street for international brands and department stores.          Tianzifang and Xintiandi: Browse through boutiques and designer shops in these trendy neighborhoods.          Old Street (Nanshi): Explore antique markets and traditional handicraft shops near Yu Garden.          IAPM Mall: Visit a modern shopping complex with luxury retailers and gourmet dining options.          Fake Market (AP Plaza): Haggle for souvenirs, electronics, and clothing at this bustling market.                    Getting Around Shanghai      Shanghai has a convenient public transportation system that includes metro, buses, taxis, and ridesharing services.                Shanghai Metro: Navigate the city using the extensive subway network connecting major attractions and districts.          Public Buses: Use bus routes to reach specific destinations; consider using mobile apps for route planning.          Taxis and Ridesharing: Hail taxis or use apps like Didi for convenient transportation around the city.          Bicycles: Rent bikes from bike-sharing stations to explore parks and scenic areas.                    Where to Stay in Shanghai      Choose from a range of accommodations in Shanghai, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels.                Luxury Hotels: Experience world-class hospitality at luxury hotels along the Bund or in Lujiazui.          Boutique Hotels: Stay in stylish boutique hotels offering personalized services and unique designs.          Hostels and Guesthouses: Budget-friendly options with shared facilities, ideal for backpackers and solo travelers.          Apartments and Rentals: Rent serviced apartments or vacation homes for a comfortable and homely stay.                    Practical Tips for Visitors                Best Time to Visit: Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) offer pleasant weather.          Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases; use translation apps for communication.          Currency: Use Chinese Yuan (CNY); major credit cards accepted in tourist areas.          Etiquette: Respect local customs and manners; avoid public displays of affection.          Safety: Be vigilant of pickpockets in crowded areas; carry copies of important documents.          Internet Access: Purchase a local SIM card for mobile data; free Wi-Fi available in many cafes and public places.                    Enjoy Your Trip to Shanghai!      Get ready to immerse yourself in the energy and excitement of Shanghai. Whether you`re fascinated by history, captivated by the skyline, or indulging in delicious cuisine, Shanghai promises an unforgettable travel experience.
Welcome to Shanghai! Explore the dynamic city of Shanghai, where the past and present seamlessly blend together. From historic landmarks to modern skyscrapers, Shanghai offers an exciting mix of culture, cuisine, and experiences. About Shanghai Shanghai, China`s largest city, is a global financial hub known for its futuristic skyline along the Huangpu River. The city is a melting pot of cultures and boasts a rich history influenced by its colonial past. Key features of Shanghai include its iconic Bund waterfront, traditional gardens, vibrant nightlife, and diverse culinary scene. Top Attractions The Bund: Walk along the historic waterfront to admire colonial-era architecture and panoramic views of Pudong. Yu Garden (Yuyuan Garden): Explore a classical Chinese garden with pavilions, ponds, and rockeries. Shanghai Tower: Ascend to the top of this skyscraper for breathtaking views of the city skyline. Oriental Pearl Tower: Visit the iconic TV tower with observation decks and a glass-bottomed walkway. Jing`an Temple: Experience the tranquility of this Buddhist temple in the heart of the city. Tianzifang: Wander through narrow alleyways filled with boutique shops, cafes, and art galleries. Shanghai Museum: Discover ancient Chinese art and artifacts in this world-class museum. French Concession: Stroll through tree-lined streets and explore trendy shops, bars, and restaurants. Shanghai Disneyland: Enjoy a magical day at the renowned Disney theme park. Culture and History Shanghai`s culture reflects a blend of traditional Chinese heritage and international influences. Shikumen Architecture: Discover unique stone-gate houses in historic neighborhoods like Xintiandi. Traditional Arts: Attend a Shanghai opera or acrobatics show to witness local performing arts. Colonial Heritage: Learn about Shanghai`s past through visits to former French and British concessions. Tea Culture: Participate in a tea ceremony to experience Chinese tea traditions. Dining in Shanghai Shanghai offers a diverse culinary landscape, from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants. Xiaolongbao: Try Shanghai`s famous soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung or Jia Jia Tang Bao. Hairy Crab: Indulge in seasonal delicacies like Shanghai hairy crab (da zha xie). Shanghai Noodles: Taste savory noodles topped with braised pork or seafood. Street Food: Explore local markets for snacks like scallion pancakes, pot stickers, and stinky tofu. High-End Dining: Experience fine dining at upscale restaurants showcasing modern Chinese cuisine. Shopping in Shanghai From luxury boutiques to bustling markets, Shanghai is a shopper`s paradise. Nanjing Road: Shop along China`s premier shopping street for international brands and department stores. Tianzifang and Xintiandi: Browse through boutiques and designer shops in these trendy neighborhoods. Old Street (Nanshi): Explore antique markets and traditional handicraft shops near Yu Garden. IAPM Mall: Visit a modern shopping complex with luxury retailers and gourmet dining options. Fake Market (AP Plaza): Haggle for souvenirs, electronics, and clothing at this bustling market. Getting Around Shanghai Shanghai has a convenient public transportation system that includes metro, buses, taxis, and ridesharing services. Shanghai Metro: Navigate the city using the extensive subway network connecting major attractions and districts. Public Buses: Use bus routes to reach specific destinations; consider using mobile apps for route planning. Taxis and Ridesharing: Hail taxis or use apps like Didi for convenient transportation around the city. Bicycles: Rent bikes from bike-sharing stations to explore parks and scenic areas. Where to Stay in Shanghai Choose from a range of accommodations in Shanghai, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels. Luxury Hotels: Experience world-class hospitality at luxury hotels along the Bund or in Lujiazui. Boutique Hotels: Stay in stylish boutique hotels offering personalized services and unique designs. Hostels and Guesthouses: Budget-friendly options with shared facilities, ideal for backpackers and solo travelers. Apartments and Rentals: Rent serviced apartments or vacation homes for a comfortable and homely stay. Practical Tips for Visitors Best Time to Visit: Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) offer pleasant weather. Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases; use translation apps for communication. Currency: Use Chinese Yuan (CNY); major credit cards accepted in tourist areas. Etiquette: Respect local customs and manners; avoid public displays of affection. Safety: Be vigilant of pickpockets in crowded areas; carry copies of important documents. Internet Access: Purchase a local SIM card for mobile data; free Wi-Fi available in many cafes and public places. Enjoy Your Trip to Shanghai! Get ready to immerse yourself in the energy and excitement of Shanghai. Whether you`re fascinated by history, captivated by the skyline, or indulging in delicious cuisine, Shanghai promises an unforgettable travel experience.
Hong Kong City Guide.         Welcome to Hong Kong!      Explore the vibrant city of Hong Kong, where East meets West in a dazzling fusion of culture, cuisine, and modernity. From towering skyscrapers to tranquil islands, Hong Kong offers a captivating experience.              About Hong Kong      Hong Kong is a dynamic city known for its stunning skyline, bustling street markets, and picturesque harbor. As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong has its own unique blend of Chinese and Western influences.      Key features of Hong Kong include its vibrant nightlife, world-class dining scene, and diverse shopping options.              Top Attractions                Victoria Peak: Ride the Peak Tram for panoramic views of Hong Kong`s skyline.          Star Ferry: Take a scenic ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.          Ngong Ping 360: Visit Lantau Island and see the Tian Tan Buddha statue.          Temple Street Night Market: Explore this lively market for street food, souvenirs, and bargain shopping.          Victoria Harbour Light Show: Watch the Symphony of Lights show illuminating Hong Kong`s skyscrapers.          Ocean Park: Enjoy thrilling rides and see marine life at this popular amusement park.          Stanley Market: Visit this waterfront market for arts, crafts, and seaside dining.          Wong Tai Sin Temple: Experience traditional Chinese architecture and visit a popular Taoist temple.          Hong Kong Disneyland: Discover magical attractions and meet Disney characters.                    Culture and History      Hong Kong`s culture is a blend of ancient traditions and modern influences.                Chinese Festivals: Experience traditional festivals like Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival.          Colonial Heritage: Explore historic sites such as the Former British Consulate and Western District Public Cargo Working Area.          Lamma Island: Escape to this laid-back island with hiking trails and seafood restaurants.          Hong Kong Heritage Museum: Learn about the city`s history, art, and culture through exhibitions.                    Dining in Hong Kong      Hong Kong is a food lover`s paradise, offering a wide range of culinary delights.                Dim Sum: Enjoy traditional Cantonese dumplings and tea at famous dim sum restaurants.          Street Food: Try local favorites like egg waffles, fish balls, and roast meat on rice.          Seafood: Feast on fresh seafood at fishing villages like Sai Kung or Lei Yue Mun.          Michelin-Starred Dining: Indulge in gourmet cuisine at acclaimed restaurants around the city.                    Shopping in Hong Kong      Explore Hong Kong`s diverse shopping scene, from luxury boutiques to bustling street markets.                Causeway Bay: Shop for international brands and designer labels in this vibrant shopping district.          Mong Kok: Browse through markets like Ladies` Market and Sneakers Street for trendy fashion and accessories.          Central District: Discover upscale shopping malls and department stores in Hong Kong`s financial hub.          Stanley Village: Find unique gifts, home decor, and clothing at this waterfront market.                    Getting Around Hong Kong      Explore Hong Kong`s efficient transportation network to navigate the city and its surrounding areas.                MTR (Mass Transit Railway): Use the extensive subway system to reach major attractions and districts.          Star Ferry: Take a scenic ferry ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.          Trams: Ride the iconic double-decker trams for a leisurely tour of Hong Kong Island.          Buses and Minibuses: Use public buses or minibus services for convenient transportation.          Taxis and Ride-Hailing: Hail taxis or use ride-hailing apps like Uber for quick trips.                    Where to Stay in Hong Kong      Choose from a variety of accommodations in Hong Kong, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses.                Luxury Hotels: Experience world-class hospitality at luxury hotels in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, or Causeway Bay.          Boutique Hotels: Stay in stylish boutique hotels offering personalized services and unique designs.          Hostels and Guesthouses: Budget-friendly options with shared facilities, ideal for backpackers and solo travelers.          Serviced Apartments: Rent furnished apartments for extended stays and added convenience.                    Practical Tips for Visitors                Best Time to Visit: Visit in autumn (October to December) for pleasant weather and clear skies.          Language: English and Cantonese are widely spoken; use basic phrases for communication.          Currency: Use Hong Kong Dollars (HKD); major credit cards accepted in most establishments.          Etiquette: Respect local customs and traditions; queue patiently and avoid loud behavior in public.          Safety: Hong Kong is generally safe, but be cautious in crowded areas and watch for traffic.          Internet Access: Stay connected with free Wi-Fi available in public areas and cafes.                    Enjoy Your Trip to Hong Kong!      Get ready for an unforgettable journey in Hong Kong, where every corner reveals something new and exciting. Whether you`re exploring iconic landmarks or savoring delicious street food, Hong Kong promises an enriching travel experience.
Welcome to Hong Kong! Explore the vibrant city of Hong Kong, where East meets West in a dazzling fusion of culture, cuisine, and modernity. From towering skyscrapers to tranquil islands, Hong Kong offers a captivating experience. About Hong Kong Hong Kong is a dynamic city known for its stunning skyline, bustling street markets, and picturesque harbor. As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong has its own unique blend of Chinese and Western influences. Key features of Hong Kong include its vibrant nightlife, world-class dining scene, and diverse shopping options. Top Attractions Victoria Peak: Ride the Peak Tram for panoramic views of Hong Kong`s skyline. Star Ferry: Take a scenic ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Ngong Ping 360: Visit Lantau Island and see the Tian Tan Buddha statue. Temple Street Night Market: Explore this lively market for street food, souvenirs, and bargain shopping. Victoria Harbour Light Show: Watch the Symphony of Lights show illuminating Hong Kong`s skyscrapers. Ocean Park: Enjoy thrilling rides and see marine life at this popular amusement park. Stanley Market: Visit this waterfront market for arts, crafts, and seaside dining. Wong Tai Sin Temple: Experience traditional Chinese architecture and visit a popular Taoist temple. Hong Kong Disneyland: Discover magical attractions and meet Disney characters. Culture and History Hong Kong`s culture is a blend of ancient traditions and modern influences. Chinese Festivals: Experience traditional festivals like Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival. Colonial Heritage: Explore historic sites such as the Former British Consulate and Western District Public Cargo Working Area. Lamma Island: Escape to this laid-back island with hiking trails and seafood restaurants. Hong Kong Heritage Museum: Learn about the city`s history, art, and culture through exhibitions. Dining in Hong Kong Hong Kong is a food lover`s paradise, offering a wide range of culinary delights. Dim Sum: Enjoy traditional Cantonese dumplings and tea at famous dim sum restaurants. Street Food: Try local favorites like egg waffles, fish balls, and roast meat on rice. Seafood: Feast on fresh seafood at fishing villages like Sai Kung or Lei Yue Mun. Michelin-Starred Dining: Indulge in gourmet cuisine at acclaimed restaurants around the city. Shopping in Hong Kong Explore Hong Kong`s diverse shopping scene, from luxury boutiques to bustling street markets. Causeway Bay: Shop for international brands and designer labels in this vibrant shopping district. Mong Kok: Browse through markets like Ladies` Market and Sneakers Street for trendy fashion and accessories. Central District: Discover upscale shopping malls and department stores in Hong Kong`s financial hub. Stanley Village: Find unique gifts, home decor, and clothing at this waterfront market. Getting Around Hong Kong Explore Hong Kong`s efficient transportation network to navigate the city and its surrounding areas. MTR (Mass Transit Railway): Use the extensive subway system to reach major attractions and districts. Star Ferry: Take a scenic ferry ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Trams: Ride the iconic double-decker trams for a leisurely tour of Hong Kong Island. Buses and Minibuses: Use public buses or minibus services for convenient transportation. Taxis and Ride-Hailing: Hail taxis or use ride-hailing apps like Uber for quick trips. Where to Stay in Hong Kong Choose from a variety of accommodations in Hong Kong, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. Luxury Hotels: Experience world-class hospitality at luxury hotels in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, or Causeway Bay. Boutique Hotels: Stay in stylish boutique hotels offering personalized services and unique designs. Hostels and Guesthouses: Budget-friendly options with shared facilities, ideal for backpackers and solo travelers. Serviced Apartments: Rent furnished apartments for extended stays and added convenience. Practical Tips for Visitors Best Time to Visit: Visit in autumn (October to December) for pleasant weather and clear skies. Language: English and Cantonese are widely spoken; use basic phrases for communication. Currency: Use Hong Kong Dollars (HKD); major credit cards accepted in most establishments. Etiquette: Respect local customs and traditions; queue patiently and avoid loud behavior in public. Safety: Hong Kong is generally safe, but be cautious in crowded areas and watch for traffic. Internet Access: Stay connected with free Wi-Fi available in public areas and cafes. Enjoy Your Trip to Hong Kong! Get ready for an unforgettable journey in Hong Kong, where every corner reveals something new and exciting. Whether you`re exploring iconic landmarks or savoring delicious street food, Hong Kong promises an enriching travel experience.

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Hong Kong City Guide.         Welcome to Hong Kong!      Explore the vibrant city of Hong Kong, where East meets West in a dazzling fusion of culture, cuisine, and modernity. From towering skyscrapers to tranquil islands, Hong Kong offers a captivating experience.              About Hong Kong      Hong Kong is a dynamic city known for its stunning skyline, bustling street markets, and picturesque harbor. As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong has its own unique blend of Chinese and Western influences.      Key features of Hong Kong include its vibrant nightlife, world-class dining scene, and diverse shopping options.              Top Attractions                Victoria Peak: Ride the Peak Tram for panoramic views of Hong Kong`s skyline.          Star Ferry: Take a scenic ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.          Ngong Ping 360: Visit Lantau Island and see the Tian Tan Buddha statue.          Temple Street Night Market: Explore this lively market for street food, souvenirs, and bargain shopping.          Victoria Harbour Light Show: Watch the Symphony of Lights show illuminating Hong Kong`s skyscrapers.          Ocean Park: Enjoy thrilling rides and see marine life at this popular amusement park.          Stanley Market: Visit this waterfront market for arts, crafts, and seaside dining.          Wong Tai Sin Temple: Experience traditional Chinese architecture and visit a popular Taoist temple.          Hong Kong Disneyland: Discover magical attractions and meet Disney characters.                    Culture and History      Hong Kong`s culture is a blend of ancient traditions and modern influences.                Chinese Festivals: Experience traditional festivals like Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival.          Colonial Heritage: Explore historic sites such as the Former British Consulate and Western District Public Cargo Working Area.          Lamma Island: Escape to this laid-back island with hiking trails and seafood restaurants.          Hong Kong Heritage Museum: Learn about the city`s history, art, and culture through exhibitions.                    Dining in Hong Kong      Hong Kong is a food lover`s paradise, offering a wide range of culinary delights.                Dim Sum: Enjoy traditional Cantonese dumplings and tea at famous dim sum restaurants.          Street Food: Try local favorites like egg waffles, fish balls, and roast meat on rice.          Seafood: Feast on fresh seafood at fishing villages like Sai Kung or Lei Yue Mun.          Michelin-Starred Dining: Indulge in gourmet cuisine at acclaimed restaurants around the city.                    Shopping in Hong Kong      Explore Hong Kong`s diverse shopping scene, from luxury boutiques to bustling street markets.                Causeway Bay: Shop for international brands and designer labels in this vibrant shopping district.          Mong Kok: Browse through markets like Ladies` Market and Sneakers Street for trendy fashion and accessories.          Central District: Discover upscale shopping malls and department stores in Hong Kong`s financial hub.          Stanley Village: Find unique gifts, home decor, and clothing at this waterfront market.                    Getting Around Hong Kong      Explore Hong Kong`s efficient transportation network to navigate the city and its surrounding areas.                MTR (Mass Transit Railway): Use the extensive subway system to reach major attractions and districts.          Star Ferry: Take a scenic ferry ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.          Trams: Ride the iconic double-decker trams for a leisurely tour of Hong Kong Island.          Buses and Minibuses: Use public buses or minibus services for convenient transportation.          Taxis and Ride-Hailing: Hail taxis or use ride-hailing apps like Uber for quick trips.                    Where to Stay in Hong Kong      Choose from a variety of accommodations in Hong Kong, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses.                Luxury Hotels: Experience world-class hospitality at luxury hotels in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, or Causeway Bay.          Boutique Hotels: Stay in stylish boutique hotels offering personalized services and unique designs.          Hostels and Guesthouses: Budget-friendly options with shared facilities, ideal for backpackers and solo travelers.          Serviced Apartments: Rent furnished apartments for extended stays and added convenience.                    Practical Tips for Visitors                Best Time to Visit: Visit in autumn (October to December) for pleasant weather and clear skies.          Language: English and Cantonese are widely spoken; use basic phrases for communication.          Currency: Use Hong Kong Dollars (HKD); major credit cards accepted in most establishments.          Etiquette: Respect local customs and traditions; queue patiently and avoid loud behavior in public.          Safety: Hong Kong is generally safe, but be cautious in crowded areas and watch for traffic.          Internet Access: Stay connected with free Wi-Fi available in public areas and cafes.                    Enjoy Your Trip to Hong Kong!      Get ready for an unforgettable journey in Hong Kong, where every corner reveals something new and exciting. Whether you`re exploring iconic landmarks or savoring delicious street food, Hong Kong promises an enriching travel experience.
Welcome to Hong Kong! Explore the vibrant city of Hong Kong, where East meets West in a dazzling fusion of culture, cuisine, and modernity. From towering skyscrapers to tranquil islands, Hong Kong offers a captivating experience. About Hong Kong Hong Kong is a dynamic city known for its stunning skyline, bustling street markets, and picturesque harbor. As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong has its own unique blend of Chinese and Western influences. Key features of Hong Kong include its vibrant nightlife, world-class dining scene, and diverse shopping options. Top Attractions Victoria Peak: Ride the Peak Tram for panoramic views of Hong Kong`s skyline. Star Ferry: Take a scenic ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Ngong Ping 360: Visit Lantau Island and see the Tian Tan Buddha statue. Temple Street Night Market: Explore this lively market for street food, souvenirs, and bargain shopping. Victoria Harbour Light Show: Watch the Symphony of Lights show illuminating Hong Kong`s skyscrapers. Ocean Park: Enjoy thrilling rides and see marine life at this popular amusement park. Stanley Market: Visit this waterfront market for arts, crafts, and seaside dining. Wong Tai Sin Temple: Experience traditional Chinese architecture and visit a popular Taoist temple. Hong Kong Disneyland: Discover magical attractions and meet Disney characters. Culture and History Hong Kong`s culture is a blend of ancient traditions and modern influences. Chinese Festivals: Experience traditional festivals like Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival. Colonial Heritage: Explore historic sites such as the Former British Consulate and Western District Public Cargo Working Area. Lamma Island: Escape to this laid-back island with hiking trails and seafood restaurants. Hong Kong Heritage Museum: Learn about the city`s history, art, and culture through exhibitions. Dining in Hong Kong Hong Kong is a food lover`s paradise, offering a wide range of culinary delights. Dim Sum: Enjoy traditional Cantonese dumplings and tea at famous dim sum restaurants. Street Food: Try local favorites like egg waffles, fish balls, and roast meat on rice. Seafood: Feast on fresh seafood at fishing villages like Sai Kung or Lei Yue Mun. Michelin-Starred Dining: Indulge in gourmet cuisine at acclaimed restaurants around the city. Shopping in Hong Kong Explore Hong Kong`s diverse shopping scene, from luxury boutiques to bustling street markets. Causeway Bay: Shop for international brands and designer labels in this vibrant shopping district. Mong Kok: Browse through markets like Ladies` Market and Sneakers Street for trendy fashion and accessories. Central District: Discover upscale shopping malls and department stores in Hong Kong`s financial hub. Stanley Village: Find unique gifts, home decor, and clothing at this waterfront market. Getting Around Hong Kong Explore Hong Kong`s efficient transportation network to navigate the city and its surrounding areas. MTR (Mass Transit Railway): Use the extensive subway system to reach major attractions and districts. Star Ferry: Take a scenic ferry ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Trams: Ride the iconic double-decker trams for a leisurely tour of Hong Kong Island. Buses and Minibuses: Use public buses or minibus services for convenient transportation. Taxis and Ride-Hailing: Hail taxis or use ride-hailing apps like Uber for quick trips. Where to Stay in Hong Kong Choose from a variety of accommodations in Hong Kong, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. Luxury Hotels: Experience world-class hospitality at luxury hotels in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, or Causeway Bay. Boutique Hotels: Stay in stylish boutique hotels offering personalized services and unique designs. Hostels and Guesthouses: Budget-friendly options with shared facilities, ideal for backpackers and solo travelers. Serviced Apartments: Rent furnished apartments for extended stays and added convenience. Practical Tips for Visitors Best Time to Visit: Visit in autumn (October to December) for pleasant weather and clear skies. Language: English and Cantonese are widely spoken; use basic phrases for communication. Currency: Use Hong Kong Dollars (HKD); major credit cards accepted in most establishments. Etiquette: Respect local customs and traditions; queue patiently and avoid loud behavior in public. Safety: Hong Kong is generally safe, but be cautious in crowded areas and watch for traffic. Internet Access: Stay connected with free Wi-Fi available in public areas and cafes. Enjoy Your Trip to Hong Kong! Get ready for an unforgettable journey in Hong Kong, where every corner reveals something new and exciting. Whether you`re exploring iconic landmarks or savoring delicious street food, Hong Kong promises an enriching travel experience.
50 places to visit in Xi’An. Xi`An: 20 Kid-Friendly Places to Visit        Huaqing Palace (华清池 Huáqīng Chí): Historic site with hot springs, gardens, and pavilions.    Xi`an City Wall (西安城墙 Xī`ān Chéngqiáng): Ancient fortification with walkable ramparts and city views.    Shaanxi History Museum (陕西历史博物馆 Shǎnxī Lìshǐ Bówùguǎn): Exhibits on Shaanxi`s history, culture, and artifacts.    Xi`an Forest of Stone Steles Museum (西安碑林博物馆 Xī`ān Bēilín Bówùguǎn): Stone tablets with inscriptions, calligraphy, and art.    Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (大雁塔 Dàyàn Tǎ): Buddhist pagoda with cultural relics, artifacts, and a fountain show.    Tang Paradise (大唐芙蓉园 Dàtáng Fúróngyuán): Cultural theme park with Tang dynasty architecture, performances, and gardens.    Xi`an Bell Tower (西安钟楼 Xī`ān Zhōnglóu): Historic tower with a bell, drum performances, and city views.    Xi`an Drum Tower (西安鼓楼 Xī`ān Gǔlóu): Ancient tower with drum performances and city views.    Qujiang Ocean World (曲江海洋世界 Qūjiāng Hǎiyáng Shìjiè): Aquarium with marine life exhibits, shows, and interactive experiences.    Xi`an Qinling Wildlife Park (西安秦岭野生动物园 Xī`ān Qínlǐng Yěshēng Dòngwùyuán): Safari park with animals like pandas, tigers, and elephants.    Da Ci`en Temple (大慈恩寺 Dàcí`ēn Sì): Buddhist temple with a giant Buddha statue and garden.    Tang West Market Museum (大唐西市博物馆 Dàtáng Xīshì Bówùguǎn): Museum with exhibits on the Tang dynasty`s market culture.    Xi`an Botanical Garden (西安植物园 Xī`ān Zhíwùyuán): Botanical garden with diverse plant species and scenic landscapes.    Shaanxi Children`s Library (陕西省儿童图书馆 Shǎnxī Shěng Értóng Túshūguǎn): Library with children`s books, activities, and events.    Xi`an International Horticultural Expo Park (西安国际园林博览园 Xī`ān Guójì Yuánlín Bólǎn Yuán): Park with gardens, exhibitions, and cultural events.    Yongxing Fang Food Street (永兴坊美食街 Yǒngxīng Fāng Měishí Jiē): Street food market with local snacks and specialties.    Xi`an Silk Road Museum (西安丝绸之路博物馆 Xī`ān Sīchóu Zhīlù Bówùguǎn): Museum with exhibits on the Silk Road`s history and artifacts.    Xi`an Daming Palace National Heritage Park (西安大明宫国家遗址公园 Xī`ān Dàmíng Gōng Guójiā Yízhǐ Gōngyuán): Park with ruins of the Tang dynasty palace and gardens.    Shaanxi Library (陕西省图书馆 Shǎnxī Shěng Túshūguǎn): Library with a vast collection of books, periodicals, and archives.    Xi`an Museum (西安博物院 Xī`ān Bówùyuàn): Museum with exhibits on Xi`an`s history, culture, and archaeology.      Xi`An: 30 More Places to Visit        Xi`an Grand Mosque (西安大清真寺 Xī`ān Dà Qīngzhēnsì): Ancient mosque with Islamic architecture and a tranquil courtyard.    Xi`an Great Mosque (西安大清真寺 Xī`ān Dà Qīngzhēnsì): Historic mosque with traditional Chinese and Islamic architecture.    Xi`an Yongning Gate (西安永宁门 Xī`ān Yǒngníng Mén): Ancient city gate with towers, arches, and historic significance.    Drum Tower Square (西安鼓楼广场 Xī`ān Gǔlóu Guǎngchǎng): Plaza with a water fountain, sculptures, and cultural events.    Xi`an Stele Forest (西安碑林 Xī`ān Bēilín): Collection of stone tablets with inscriptions, calligraphy, and historical texts.    Xi`an Famen Temple (西安法门寺 Xī`ān Fǎmén Sì): Buddhist temple with relics, pagodas, and ancient architecture.    Xi`an Huashan Mountain (西安华山 Xī`ān Huàshān): Scenic mountain with hiking trails, temples, and stunning views.    Big Wild Goose Pagoda North Square (大雁塔北广场 Dàyàn Tǎ Běi Guǎngchǎng): Square with sculptures, fountains, and cultural events.    Gao Grand Courtyard (高家大院 Gāojiā Dàyuàn): Historic mansion with traditional architecture, courtyards, and gardens.    Xingqing Palace Park (兴庆宫公园 Xīngqìng Gōng Gōngyuán): Park with historic ruins, gardens, and cultural exhibitions.    Xi`an Silk Road International Museum (西安丝绸之路国际博物馆 Xī`ān Sīchóu Zhīlù Guójì Bówùguǎn): Museum with exhibits on the Silk Road`s history, culture, and trade.    Xi`an Small Wild Goose Pagoda (小雁塔 Xiǎo Yàn Tǎ): Buddhist pagoda with historic relics, artifacts, and gardens.    Shaanxi Provincial Museum of Fine Arts (陕西美术馆 Shǎnxī Měishùguǎn): Museum with Chinese paintings, sculptures, and contemporary art.    Shaanxi History Museum (陕西历史博物馆 Shǎnxī Lìshǐ Bówùguǎn): Exhibits on Shaanxi`s history, culture, and artifacts.    Xi`an Tang Art Museum (西安唐艺术博物馆 Xī`ān Táng Yìshù Bówùguǎn): Museum with exhibits on Tang dynasty art, ceramics, and sculpture.    Xi`an Beilin Museum (西安碑林博物馆 Xī`ān Bēilín Bówùguǎn): Museum with stone tablets, calligraphy, and ancient inscriptions.    Xi`an Mosque Food Street (西安回民街美食街 Xī`ān Huímín Jiē Měishí Jiē): Street food market with halal cuisine and local specialties.    Xi`an Qujiang Polar Ocean Park (西安曲江北极洋公园 Xī`ān Qūjiāng Běijí Yáng Gōngyuán): Polar ocean park with marine life exhibits, shows, and activities.    Xi`an Xingjiao Temple (西安兴教寺 Xī`ān Xīngjiào Sì): Buddhist temple with historic relics, statues, and prayer halls.    Xi`an Confucius Temple (西安文庙 Xī`ān Wénmiào): Confucian temple with traditional architecture, gardens, and cultural events.    Xi`an Islamic Food Street (西安回民街 Xī`ān Huímín Jiē): Street food market with halal cuisine, snacks, and traditional dishes.    Xi`an Daming Palace National Heritage Park (西安大明宫国家遗址公园 Xī`ān Dàmíng Gōng Guójiā Yízhǐ Gōngyuán): Park with ruins of the Tang dynasty palace and gardens.    Xi`an Sanyuan Palace (西安三原宫 Xī`ān Sānyuán Gōng): Taoist temple with historic architecture, statues, and gardens.    Xi`an Shuyuanmen Ancient Cultural Street (西安书院门古文化街 Xī`ān Shūyuàn Mén Gǔ Wénhuà Jiē): Historic street with traditional architecture, shops, and cultural activities.    Xi`an Huayan Temple (西安华严寺 Xī`ān Huáyán Sì): Buddhist temple with ancient architecture, sculptures, and gardens.    Xi`an Tang Paradise (西安大唐芙蓉园 Xī`ān Dàtáng Fúróngyuán): Cultural theme park with Tang dynasty architecture, performances, and gardens.    Xi`an Qianling Mausoleum (西安乾陵 Xī`ān Qiánlíng): Imperial tomb site with historic artifacts, sculptures, and mausoleums.    Xi`an Great Mosque (西安大清真寺 Xī`ān Dà Qīngzhēnsì): Historic mosque with traditional Chinese and Islamic architecture.    Xi`an Bell Tower (西安钟楼 Xī`ān Zhōnglóu): Historic tower with a bell, drum performances, and city views.    Xi`an Museum of Modern Art (西安当代美术馆 Xī`ān Dāngdài Měishùguǎn): Museum with contemporary art exhibitions and installations.
Xi`An: 20 Kid-Friendly Places to Visit Huaqing Palace (华清池 Huáqīng Chí): Historic site with hot springs, gardens, and pavilions. Xi`an City Wall (西安城墙 Xī`ān Chéngqiáng): Ancient fortification with walkable ramparts and city views. Shaanxi History Museum (陕西历史博物馆 Shǎnxī Lìshǐ Bówùguǎn): Exhibits on Shaanxi`s history, culture, and artifacts. Xi`an Forest of Stone Steles Museum (西安碑林博物馆 Xī`ān Bēilín Bówùguǎn): Stone tablets with inscriptions, calligraphy, and art. Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (大雁塔 Dàyàn Tǎ): Buddhist pagoda with cultural relics, artifacts, and a fountain show. Tang Paradise (大唐芙蓉园 Dàtáng Fúróngyuán): Cultural theme park with Tang dynasty architecture, performances, and gardens. Xi`an Bell Tower (西安钟楼 Xī`ān Zhōnglóu): Historic tower with a bell, drum performances, and city views. Xi`an Drum Tower (西安鼓楼 Xī`ān Gǔlóu): Ancient tower with drum performances and city views. Qujiang Ocean World (曲江海洋世界 Qūjiāng Hǎiyáng Shìjiè): Aquarium with marine life exhibits, shows, and interactive experiences. Xi`an Qinling Wildlife Park (西安秦岭野生动物园 Xī`ān Qínlǐng Yěshēng Dòngwùyuán): Safari park with animals like pandas, tigers, and elephants. Da Ci`en Temple (大慈恩寺 Dàcí`ēn Sì): Buddhist temple with a giant Buddha statue and garden. Tang West Market Museum (大唐西市博物馆 Dàtáng Xīshì Bówùguǎn): Museum with exhibits on the Tang dynasty`s market culture. Xi`an Botanical Garden (西安植物园 Xī`ān Zhíwùyuán): Botanical garden with diverse plant species and scenic landscapes. Shaanxi Children`s Library (陕西省儿童图书馆 Shǎnxī Shěng Értóng Túshūguǎn): Library with children`s books, activities, and events. Xi`an International Horticultural Expo Park (西安国际园林博览园 Xī`ān Guójì Yuánlín Bólǎn Yuán): Park with gardens, exhibitions, and cultural events. Yongxing Fang Food Street (永兴坊美食街 Yǒngxīng Fāng Měishí Jiē): Street food market with local snacks and specialties. Xi`an Silk Road Museum (西安丝绸之路博物馆 Xī`ān Sīchóu Zhīlù Bówùguǎn): Museum with exhibits on the Silk Road`s history and artifacts. Xi`an Daming Palace National Heritage Park (西安大明宫国家遗址公园 Xī`ān Dàmíng Gōng Guójiā Yízhǐ Gōngyuán): Park with ruins of the Tang dynasty palace and gardens. Shaanxi Library (陕西省图书馆 Shǎnxī Shěng Túshūguǎn): Library with a vast collection of books, periodicals, and archives. Xi`an Museum (西安博物院 Xī`ān Bówùyuàn): Museum with exhibits on Xi`an`s history, culture, and archaeology. Xi`An: 30 More Places to Visit Xi`an Grand Mosque (西安大清真寺 Xī`ān Dà Qīngzhēnsì): Ancient mosque with Islamic architecture and a tranquil courtyard. Xi`an Great Mosque (西安大清真寺 Xī`ān Dà Qīngzhēnsì): Historic mosque with traditional Chinese and Islamic architecture. Xi`an Yongning Gate (西安永宁门 Xī`ān Yǒngníng Mén): Ancient city gate with towers, arches, and historic significance. Drum Tower Square (西安鼓楼广场 Xī`ān Gǔlóu Guǎngchǎng): Plaza with a water fountain, sculptures, and cultural events. Xi`an Stele Forest (西安碑林 Xī`ān Bēilín): Collection of stone tablets with inscriptions, calligraphy, and historical texts. Xi`an Famen Temple (西安法门寺 Xī`ān Fǎmén Sì): Buddhist temple with relics, pagodas, and ancient architecture. Xi`an Huashan Mountain (西安华山 Xī`ān Huàshān): Scenic mountain with hiking trails, temples, and stunning views. Big Wild Goose Pagoda North Square (大雁塔北广场 Dàyàn Tǎ Běi Guǎngchǎng): Square with sculptures, fountains, and cultural events. Gao Grand Courtyard (高家大院 Gāojiā Dàyuàn): Historic mansion with traditional architecture, courtyards, and gardens. Xingqing Palace Park (兴庆宫公园 Xīngqìng Gōng Gōngyuán): Park with historic ruins, gardens, and cultural exhibitions. Xi`an Silk Road International Museum (西安丝绸之路国际博物馆 Xī`ān Sīchóu Zhīlù Guójì Bówùguǎn): Museum with exhibits on the Silk Road`s history, culture, and trade. Xi`an Small Wild Goose Pagoda (小雁塔 Xiǎo Yàn Tǎ): Buddhist pagoda with historic relics, artifacts, and gardens. Shaanxi Provincial Museum of Fine Arts (陕西美术馆 Shǎnxī Měishùguǎn): Museum with Chinese paintings, sculptures, and contemporary art. Shaanxi History Museum (陕西历史博物馆 Shǎnxī Lìshǐ Bówùguǎn): Exhibits on Shaanxi`s history, culture, and artifacts. Xi`an Tang Art Museum (西安唐艺术博物馆 Xī`ān Táng Yìshù Bówùguǎn): Museum with exhibits on Tang dynasty art, ceramics, and sculpture. Xi`an Beilin Museum (西安碑林博物馆 Xī`ān Bēilín Bówùguǎn): Museum with stone tablets, calligraphy, and ancient inscriptions. Xi`an Mosque Food Street (西安回民街美食街 Xī`ān Huímín Jiē Měishí Jiē): Street food market with halal cuisine and local specialties. Xi`an Qujiang Polar Ocean Park (西安曲江北极洋公园 Xī`ān Qūjiāng Běijí Yáng Gōngyuán): Polar ocean park with marine life exhibits, shows, and activities. Xi`an Xingjiao Temple (西安兴教寺 Xī`ān Xīngjiào Sì): Buddhist temple with historic relics, statues, and prayer halls. Xi`an Confucius Temple (西安文庙 Xī`ān Wénmiào): Confucian temple with traditional architecture, gardens, and cultural events. Xi`an Islamic Food Street (西安回民街 Xī`ān Huímín Jiē): Street food market with halal cuisine, snacks, and traditional dishes. Xi`an Daming Palace National Heritage Park (西安大明宫国家遗址公园 Xī`ān Dàmíng Gōng Guójiā Yízhǐ Gōngyuán): Park with ruins of the Tang dynasty palace and gardens. Xi`an Sanyuan Palace (西安三原宫 Xī`ān Sānyuán Gōng): Taoist temple with historic architecture, statues, and gardens. Xi`an Shuyuanmen Ancient Cultural Street (西安书院门古文化街 Xī`ān Shūyuàn Mén Gǔ Wénhuà Jiē): Historic street with traditional architecture, shops, and cultural activities. Xi`an Huayan Temple (西安华严寺 Xī`ān Huáyán Sì): Buddhist temple with ancient architecture, sculptures, and gardens. Xi`an Tang Paradise (西安大唐芙蓉园 Xī`ān Dàtáng Fúróngyuán): Cultural theme park with Tang dynasty architecture, performances, and gardens. Xi`an Qianling Mausoleum (西安乾陵 Xī`ān Qiánlíng): Imperial tomb site with historic artifacts, sculptures, and mausoleums. Xi`an Great Mosque (西安大清真寺 Xī`ān Dà Qīngzhēnsì): Historic mosque with traditional Chinese and Islamic architecture. Xi`an Bell Tower (西安钟楼 Xī`ān Zhōnglóu): Historic tower with a bell, drum performances, and city views. Xi`an Museum of Modern Art (西安当代美术馆 Xī`ān Dāngdài Měishùguǎn): Museum with contemporary art exhibitions and installations.
BeiJing City Guide.         Welcome to Beijing!      Discover the vibrant capital city of China, where ancient history meets modernity. Beijing, with its rich heritage, iconic landmarks, delicious cuisine, and bustling streets, promises an unforgettable journey.              About Beijing      Beijing, also known as Peking, is the political, cultural, and educational center of China. As one of the world`s oldest continuous civilizations, Beijing has been the heart of Chinese history for centuries.      Key features of Beijing include its historic hutongs (narrow alleys), ancient palaces, and temples alongside modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. The city is renowned for its role in Chinese history, serving as the capital of several dynasties.              Top Attractions                Forbidden City (Palace Museum): Explore the largest imperial palace complex in the world, with over 9,000 rooms filled with treasures and historical artifacts.          Great Wall of China: Visit iconic sections like Badaling, Mutianyu, or Jinshanling for stunning views of this UNESCO World Heritage site.          Tiananmen Square: Discover the heart of Beijing and witness the monumental Tiananmen Gate, Chairman Mao`s Mausoleum, and the National Museum of China.          Temple of Heaven: Experience the spiritual ambiance of this ancient temple complex where emperors once prayed for good harvests.          Summer Palace: Wander through lush gardens, pavilions, and Kunming Lake at this UNESCO-listed royal retreat.          Hutong Tour: Take a rickshaw ride through traditional hutongs to see local life and visit courtyard homes.          798 Art District: Explore Beijing`s contemporary art scene in a former factory complex filled with galleries, studios, and cafes.          Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple): Admire the impressive Tibetan-style architecture and giant Buddha statue at this active Buddhist temple.          National Museum of China: Learn about Chinese history, art, and culture through extensive exhibitions.                    Culture and History      Beijing is steeped in cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into China`s ancient traditions and customs.                Peking Opera: Attend a live performance of this traditional art form known for its colorful costumes, music, and storytelling.          Chinese Tea Culture: Visit tea houses to sample different teas and participate in tea ceremonies.          Imperial Architecture: Marvel at the architectural marvels of the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven.          Traditional Festivals: Experience festive celebrations during Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival.          Beijing Cuisine: Indulge in local specialties such as Peking duck, hotpot, dumplings, and street food delicacies.                    Dining in Beijing      Beijing offers a diverse culinary landscape, from gourmet dining to street-side snacks.                Peking Duck: Savor the crispy-skinned duck at renowned restaurants like Quanjude or Da Dong.          Street Food: Explore Wangfujing Snack Street for a variety of local snacks, skewers, and sweets.          Hutong Restaurants: Dine in historic courtyard homes serving homestyle Beijing cuisine.          Hotpot: Enjoy interactive dining with a bubbling pot of broth and fresh ingredients.          Dumplings and Noodles: Try handmade jiaozi (dumplings) and la mian (hand-pulled noodles) in bustling noodle shops.          Teahouses: Relax in traditional teahouses and sample regional teas paired with snacks.                    Shopping in Beijing      Discover unique souvenirs, antiques, and modern goods in Beijing`s vibrant shopping districts.                Silk Market: Bargain for silk products, clothing, and accessories at this bustling market.          Wangfujing Street: Shop for international brands, local goods, and Beijing-style snacks.          Panjiayuan Antique Market: Browse through a vast array of antiques, ceramics, and curios.          Hongqiao Pearl Market: Find pearls, jewelry, and electronics at competitive prices.          Dashilar Street: Explore historic Dashilar alley for traditional handicrafts and nostalgic items.                    Practical Tips for Visitors                Best Time to Visit: Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) offer mild weather and fewer crowds.          Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases; use translation apps for communication.          Currency: Use Chinese Yuan (CNY); major credit cards accepted in tourist areas.          Transportation: Navigate the city with the extensive subway system, buses, taxis, and ridesharing apps.          Accommodation: Choose from luxury hotels, boutique guesthouses, or budget-friendly hostels.          Etiquette: Respect local customs, such as using both hands to receive items and addressing people with courtesy.          Safety: Be cautious of pickpockets in crowded areas; keep valuables secure.          Internet Access: Purchase a local SIM card for mobile data; free Wi-Fi available in many public places.          Health and Hygiene: Carry bottled water and practice good hygiene; be aware of air quality during winter.                    Enjoy Your Journey in Beijing!      Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, rich history, and captivating experiences that Beijing has to offer. Whether you`re exploring ancient landmarks or indulging in local cuisine, Beijing promises an unforgettable journey that will leave lasting memories.
Welcome to Beijing! Discover the vibrant capital city of China, where ancient history meets modernity. Beijing, with its rich heritage, iconic landmarks, delicious cuisine, and bustling streets, promises an unforgettable journey. About Beijing Beijing, also known as Peking, is the political, cultural, and educational center of China. As one of the world`s oldest continuous civilizations, Beijing has been the heart of Chinese history for centuries. Key features of Beijing include its historic hutongs (narrow alleys), ancient palaces, and temples alongside modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. The city is renowned for its role in Chinese history, serving as the capital of several dynasties. Top Attractions Forbidden City (Palace Museum): Explore the largest imperial palace complex in the world, with over 9,000 rooms filled with treasures and historical artifacts. Great Wall of China: Visit iconic sections like Badaling, Mutianyu, or Jinshanling for stunning views of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Tiananmen Square: Discover the heart of Beijing and witness the monumental Tiananmen Gate, Chairman Mao`s Mausoleum, and the National Museum of China. Temple of Heaven: Experience the spiritual ambiance of this ancient temple complex where emperors once prayed for good harvests. Summer Palace: Wander through lush gardens, pavilions, and Kunming Lake at this UNESCO-listed royal retreat. Hutong Tour: Take a rickshaw ride through traditional hutongs to see local life and visit courtyard homes. 798 Art District: Explore Beijing`s contemporary art scene in a former factory complex filled with galleries, studios, and cafes. Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple): Admire the impressive Tibetan-style architecture and giant Buddha statue at this active Buddhist temple. National Museum of China: Learn about Chinese history, art, and culture through extensive exhibitions. Culture and History Beijing is steeped in cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into China`s ancient traditions and customs. Peking Opera: Attend a live performance of this traditional art form known for its colorful costumes, music, and storytelling. Chinese Tea Culture: Visit tea houses to sample different teas and participate in tea ceremonies. Imperial Architecture: Marvel at the architectural marvels of the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven. Traditional Festivals: Experience festive celebrations during Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival. Beijing Cuisine: Indulge in local specialties such as Peking duck, hotpot, dumplings, and street food delicacies. Dining in Beijing Beijing offers a diverse culinary landscape, from gourmet dining to street-side snacks. Peking Duck: Savor the crispy-skinned duck at renowned restaurants like Quanjude or Da Dong. Street Food: Explore Wangfujing Snack Street for a variety of local snacks, skewers, and sweets. Hutong Restaurants: Dine in historic courtyard homes serving homestyle Beijing cuisine. Hotpot: Enjoy interactive dining with a bubbling pot of broth and fresh ingredients. Dumplings and Noodles: Try handmade jiaozi (dumplings) and la mian (hand-pulled noodles) in bustling noodle shops. Teahouses: Relax in traditional teahouses and sample regional teas paired with snacks. Shopping in Beijing Discover unique souvenirs, antiques, and modern goods in Beijing`s vibrant shopping districts. Silk Market: Bargain for silk products, clothing, and accessories at this bustling market. Wangfujing Street: Shop for international brands, local goods, and Beijing-style snacks. Panjiayuan Antique Market: Browse through a vast array of antiques, ceramics, and curios. Hongqiao Pearl Market: Find pearls, jewelry, and electronics at competitive prices. Dashilar Street: Explore historic Dashilar alley for traditional handicrafts and nostalgic items. Practical Tips for Visitors Best Time to Visit: Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) offer mild weather and fewer crowds. Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases; use translation apps for communication. Currency: Use Chinese Yuan (CNY); major credit cards accepted in tourist areas. Transportation: Navigate the city with the extensive subway system, buses, taxis, and ridesharing apps. Accommodation: Choose from luxury hotels, boutique guesthouses, or budget-friendly hostels. Etiquette: Respect local customs, such as using both hands to receive items and addressing people with courtesy. Safety: Be cautious of pickpockets in crowded areas; keep valuables secure. Internet Access: Purchase a local SIM card for mobile data; free Wi-Fi available in many public places. Health and Hygiene: Carry bottled water and practice good hygiene; be aware of air quality during winter. Enjoy Your Journey in Beijing! Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, rich history, and captivating experiences that Beijing has to offer. Whether you`re exploring ancient landmarks or indulging in local cuisine, Beijing promises an unforgettable journey that will leave lasting memories.
Best ancient towns in China. Old / Ancient Towns in China              Lijiang Old Town 丽江古城 (Lìjiāng Gǔchéng): Step back in time in the ancient town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved architecture, cobblestone streets, and picturesque canals. Lijiang Old Town is home to traditional Naxi culture and features historic landmarks such as the Mu Palace, the Black Dragon Pool, and the Wangu Tower. Visitors can wander through the maze-like streets, admire the intricate wooden buildings, and experience the vibrant local culture.              Fenghuang Ancient Town 凤凰古城 (Fènghuáng Gǔchéng): Discover the charm of Fenghuang Ancient Town, nestled along the banks of the Tuo River in Hunan Province. Fenghuang is known for its well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty architecture, ancient bridges, and vibrant cultural scene. Visitors can stroll along the cobblestone streets, explore historic temples and ancestral halls, and admire the traditional Miao ethnic minority culture.              Pingyao Ancient Town 平遥古城 (Píngyáo Gǔchéng): Explore the ancient walled city of Pingyao, one of China`s best-preserved ancient towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pingyao Ancient Town dates back over 2,700 years and is known for its well-preserved city walls, historic courtyards, and ancient temples. Visitors can walk along the fortified walls, explore the narrow alleyways, and learn about the town`s rich history and cultural heritage.              Zhujiajiao Ancient Town 朱家角古镇 (Zhūjiājiǎo Gǔzhèn): Experience the charm of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, located on the outskirts of Shanghai. Zhujiajiao is known for its scenic canals, stone bridges, and well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty architecture. Visitors can take a boat ride along the canals, explore historic landmarks such as the Fangsheng Bridge and the Kezhi Garden, and sample local delicacies at traditional teahouses and restaurants.              Xitang Ancient Town 西塘古镇 (Xītáng Gǔzhèn): Discover the beauty of Xitang Ancient Town, a water town known for its tranquil canals, ancient bridges, and traditional architecture. Xitang has been featured in numerous films and is renowned for its picturesque scenery and romantic atmosphere. Visitors can stroll along the cobblestone streets, explore historic residences and temples, and take a boat ride along the scenic waterways.              Wuzhen Ancient Town 乌镇古镇 (Wūzhèn Gǔzhèn): Step back in time in the ancient water town of Wuzhen, known for its well-preserved Qing dynasty architecture, scenic canals, and traditional way of life. Wuzhen is divided into two main districts: the East Scenic Area, which features historic residences and workshops, and the West Scenic Area, which offers a glimpse into rural life along the waterways. Visitors can explore ancient temples, watch traditional performances, and sample local specialties such as Wuzhen rice wine and shadow puppetry.              Shaxi Ancient Town 沙溪古镇 (Shāxī Gǔzhèn): Explore the historic town of Shaxi, located along the ancient Tea Horse Road in Yunnan Province. Shaxi is known for its well-preserved Bai ethnic minority architecture, traditional cobblestone streets, and ancient market square. Visitors can wander through the town`s labyrinth of alleyways, visit the historic Xingjiao Temple, and hike to the nearby Shibao Mountain to see its intricate Buddhist carvings.              Zhaoxing Dong Village 肇兴侗寨 (Zhàoxīng Dòngzhài): Experience the unique culture of the Dong ethnic minority in Zhaoxing Dong Village, located in Guizhou Province. Zhaoxing is known for its traditional wooden houses, ancient wind and rain bridges, and terraced rice paddies. Visitors can explore the village`s cobblestone streets, visit the Drum Tower and the Wind and Rain Bridge, and attend traditional Dong festivals and performances.              Jinli Ancient Street 锦里古街 (Jǐnlǐ Gǔjiē): Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Jinli Ancient Street, a historic street in Chengdu known for its traditional architecture, bustling markets, and vibrant street food scene. Jinli Street dates back over 2,000 years and has been restored to its former glory, with ancient-style buildings housing teahouses, shops, and snack stalls. Visitors can sample local delicacies such as Sichuan hotpot, stinky tofu, and spicy skewers, shop for souvenirs and handicrafts, and enjoy traditional performances such as Sichuan opera and shadow puppetry.              Pingle Ancient Town 平乐古镇 (Pínglè Gǔzhèn): Discover the charm of Pingle Ancient Town, located in Sichuan Province and known for its well-preserved Tang and Song dynasty architecture, ancient streets, and historic landmarks. Pingle is nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Qingcheng Mountains and is surrounded by lush forests, bamboo groves, and tea plantations. Visitors can explore the town`s ancient streets, visit historic temples and ancestral halls, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the Qingcheng Mountains.
Old / Ancient Towns in China Lijiang Old Town 丽江古城 (Lìjiāng Gǔchéng): Step back in time in the ancient town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved architecture, cobblestone streets, and picturesque canals. Lijiang Old Town is home to traditional Naxi culture and features historic landmarks such as the Mu Palace, the Black Dragon Pool, and the Wangu Tower. Visitors can wander through the maze-like streets, admire the intricate wooden buildings, and experience the vibrant local culture. Fenghuang Ancient Town 凤凰古城 (Fènghuáng Gǔchéng): Discover the charm of Fenghuang Ancient Town, nestled along the banks of the Tuo River in Hunan Province. Fenghuang is known for its well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty architecture, ancient bridges, and vibrant cultural scene. Visitors can stroll along the cobblestone streets, explore historic temples and ancestral halls, and admire the traditional Miao ethnic minority culture. Pingyao Ancient Town 平遥古城 (Píngyáo Gǔchéng): Explore the ancient walled city of Pingyao, one of China`s best-preserved ancient towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pingyao Ancient Town dates back over 2,700 years and is known for its well-preserved city walls, historic courtyards, and ancient temples. Visitors can walk along the fortified walls, explore the narrow alleyways, and learn about the town`s rich history and cultural heritage. Zhujiajiao Ancient Town 朱家角古镇 (Zhūjiājiǎo Gǔzhèn): Experience the charm of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, located on the outskirts of Shanghai. Zhujiajiao is known for its scenic canals, stone bridges, and well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty architecture. Visitors can take a boat ride along the canals, explore historic landmarks such as the Fangsheng Bridge and the Kezhi Garden, and sample local delicacies at traditional teahouses and restaurants. Xitang Ancient Town 西塘古镇 (Xītáng Gǔzhèn): Discover the beauty of Xitang Ancient Town, a water town known for its tranquil canals, ancient bridges, and traditional architecture. Xitang has been featured in numerous films and is renowned for its picturesque scenery and romantic atmosphere. Visitors can stroll along the cobblestone streets, explore historic residences and temples, and take a boat ride along the scenic waterways. Wuzhen Ancient Town 乌镇古镇 (Wūzhèn Gǔzhèn): Step back in time in the ancient water town of Wuzhen, known for its well-preserved Qing dynasty architecture, scenic canals, and traditional way of life. Wuzhen is divided into two main districts: the East Scenic Area, which features historic residences and workshops, and the West Scenic Area, which offers a glimpse into rural life along the waterways. Visitors can explore ancient temples, watch traditional performances, and sample local specialties such as Wuzhen rice wine and shadow puppetry. Shaxi Ancient Town 沙溪古镇 (Shāxī Gǔzhèn): Explore the historic town of Shaxi, located along the ancient Tea Horse Road in Yunnan Province. Shaxi is known for its well-preserved Bai ethnic minority architecture, traditional cobblestone streets, and ancient market square. Visitors can wander through the town`s labyrinth of alleyways, visit the historic Xingjiao Temple, and hike to the nearby Shibao Mountain to see its intricate Buddhist carvings. Zhaoxing Dong Village 肇兴侗寨 (Zhàoxīng Dòngzhài): Experience the unique culture of the Dong ethnic minority in Zhaoxing Dong Village, located in Guizhou Province. Zhaoxing is known for its traditional wooden houses, ancient wind and rain bridges, and terraced rice paddies. Visitors can explore the village`s cobblestone streets, visit the Drum Tower and the Wind and Rain Bridge, and attend traditional Dong festivals and performances. Jinli Ancient Street 锦里古街 (Jǐnlǐ Gǔjiē): Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Jinli Ancient Street, a historic street in Chengdu known for its traditional architecture, bustling markets, and vibrant street food scene. Jinli Street dates back over 2,000 years and has been restored to its former glory, with ancient-style buildings housing teahouses, shops, and snack stalls. Visitors can sample local delicacies such as Sichuan hotpot, stinky tofu, and spicy skewers, shop for souvenirs and handicrafts, and enjoy traditional performances such as Sichuan opera and shadow puppetry. Pingle Ancient Town 平乐古镇 (Pínglè Gǔzhèn): Discover the charm of Pingle Ancient Town, located in Sichuan Province and known for its well-preserved Tang and Song dynasty architecture, ancient streets, and historic landmarks. Pingle is nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Qingcheng Mountains and is surrounded by lush forests, bamboo groves, and tea plantations. Visitors can explore the town`s ancient streets, visit historic temples and ancestral halls, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the Qingcheng Mountains.
50 places to visit in GuangZhou. GuangZhou: 20 Kid-Friendly Places to Visit        Canton Tower (广州塔 Guǎngzhōu Tǎ): Enjoy panoramic views of the city from one of the tallest towers in the world.    Chimelong Paradise (长隆欢乐世界 Chánglóng Huānlè Shìjiè): Have fun with thrilling rides and entertainment for kids of all ages.    Chimelong Safari Park (长隆野生动物园 Chánglóng Yěshēng Dòngwùyuán): See a variety of animals up close in this large safari park.    Yuexiu Park (越秀公园 Yuèxiù Gōngyuán): Explore the lush greenery and iconic Five Ram Statue in this historic park.    Guangzhou Zoo (广州动物园 Guǎngzhōu Dòngwùyuán): Visit the zoo to see pandas, elephants, and other animals.    Haizhu Lake (海珠湖 Hǎizhū Hú): Take a leisurely stroll or enjoy boat rides on this picturesque lake.    Guangzhou Children`s Museum (广州儿童博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Értóng Bówùguǎn): Interactive museum with exhibits designed for children.    Chimelong Water Park (长隆水上乐园 Chánglóng Shuǐshàng Lèyuán): Cool off in this water park featuring slides and pools.    Guangzhou Science City (广州科学城 Guǎngzhōu Kēxué Chéng): Learn about science through interactive exhibits and demonstrations.    Baiyun Mountain (白云山 Báiyún Shān): Hike or take a cable car to enjoy stunning views of the city from the mountain.    Guangzhou Ocean World (广州海洋世界 Guǎngzhōu Hǎiyáng Shìjiè): Explore marine life and watch exciting performances at this aquarium.    Guangzhou Library (广州图书馆 Guǎngzhōu Túshūguǎn): Discover a wide range of books and resources in this modern library.    Redtory Art and Design Factory (红专厂 Hóngzhuānchǎng): Explore art galleries and creative spaces in this former factory complex.    Guangzhou Crocodile Park (广州鳄鱼园 Guǎngzhōu Èyú Yuán): See a variety of crocodile species and learn about their habitats.    Haixinsha Island (海心沙岛 Hǎixīnshā Dǎo): Enjoy scenic views and outdoor activities on this artificial island along the Pearl River.    Guangdong Museum (广东省博物馆 Guǎngdōng Shěng Bówùguǎn): Explore the history and culture of Guangdong Province through exhibits and artifacts.    Guangzhou Children`s Park (广州儿童公园 Guǎngzhōu Értóng Gōngyuán): Enjoy playgrounds, rides, and family-friendly activities in this park.    South China Botanical Garden (华南植物园 Huánán Zhíwùyuán): Explore diverse plant collections and enjoy nature walks in this botanical garden.    Guangzhou Sculpture Park (广州雕塑公园 Guǎngzhōu Diāosù Gōngyuán): Admire sculptures and art installations in this outdoor park.    Baiyun International Convention Center (白云国际会议中心 Báiyún Guójì Huìyì Zhōngxīn): Attend events or explore the architectural marvels of this convention center.      30 More Places to Visit in GuangZhou        Shamian Island (沙面岛 Shāmiàn Dǎo): Explore colonial architecture and tranquil surroundings on this historic island.    Chen Clan Ancestral Hall (陈家祠 Chén Jiā Cí): Admire intricate architecture and traditional art in this ancestral hall.    Guangzhou Opera House (广州大剧院 Guǎngzhōu Dàjùyuàn): Attend performances or admire the futuristic design of this opera house.    Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (上下九步行街 Shàngxiàjiǔ Bùxíng Jiē): Shop for souvenirs and enjoy local delicacies on this bustling street.    Guangzhou Museum of Art (广州艺术博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Yìshù Bówùguǎn): Discover contemporary Chinese art in this museum.    Guangzhou Tower (小蛮腰 Xiǎo Mán Yāo): Visit this landmark tower for panoramic views and a revolving restaurant.    Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (六榕寺 Liùróng Sì): Explore Buddhist art and architecture in this historic temple.    Guangzhou Museum (广州博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Bówùguǎn): Learn about the history and culture of Guangzhou through exhibits and artifacts.    White Cloud Mountain (白云山 Báiyún Shān): Hike or take a cable car to enjoy scenic views and explore caves.    Guangzhou Opera House (广州大剧院 Guǎngzhōu Dàjùyuàn): Attend performances or admire the futuristic design of this opera house.    Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (上下九步行街 Shàngxiàjiǔ Bùxíng Jiē): Shop for souvenirs and enjoy local delicacies on this bustling street.    Guangzhou Museum of Art (广州艺术博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Yìshù Bówùguǎn): Discover contemporary Chinese art in this museum.    Guangzhou Tower (小蛮腰 Xiǎo Mán Yāo): Visit this landmark tower for panoramic views and a revolving restaurant.    Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (六榕寺 Liùróng Sì): Explore Buddhist art and architecture in this historic temple.    Guangzhou Museum (广州博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Bówùguǎn): Learn about the history and culture of Guangzhou through exhibits and artifacts.    White Cloud Mountain (白云山 Báiyún Shān): Hike or take a cable car to enjoy scenic views and explore caves.    Guangzhou Flower City Square (花城广场 Huāchéng Guǎngchǎng): Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and floral displays in this city square.    Guangzhou Chimelong Golf Club (广州长隆高尔夫俱乐部 Guǎngzhōu Chánglóng Gāo`ěrfū Jùlèbù): Play golf and enjoy luxurious amenities at this golf club.    Guangzhou Library (广州图书馆 Guǎngzhōu Túshūguǎn): Discover a wide range of books and resources in this modern library.    Guangzhou Opera House (广州大剧院 Guǎngzhōu Dàjùyuàn): Attend performances or admire the futuristic design of this opera house.    Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (上下九步行街 Shàngxiàjiǔ Bùxíng Jiē): Shop for souvenirs and enjoy local delicacies on this bustling street.    Guangzhou Museum of Art (广州艺术博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Yìshù Bówùguǎn): Discover contemporary Chinese art in this museum.    Guangzhou Tower (小蛮腰 Xiǎo Mán Yāo): Visit this landmark tower for panoramic views and a revolving restaurant.    Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (六榕寺 Liùróng Sì): Explore Buddhist art and architecture in this historic temple.    Guangzhou Museum (广州博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Bówùguǎn): Learn about the history and culture of Guangzhou through exhibits and artifacts.    White Cloud Mountain (白云山 Báiyún Shān): Hike or take a cable car to enjoy scenic views and explore caves.    Guangzhou Flower City Square (花城广场 Huāchéng Guǎngchǎng): Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and floral displays in this city square.    Guangzhou Chimelong Golf Club (广州长隆高尔夫俱乐部 Guǎngzhōu Chánglóng Gāo`ěrfū Jùlèbù): Play golf and enjoy luxurious amenities at this golf club.
GuangZhou: 20 Kid-Friendly Places to Visit Canton Tower (广州塔 Guǎngzhōu Tǎ): Enjoy panoramic views of the city from one of the tallest towers in the world. Chimelong Paradise (长隆欢乐世界 Chánglóng Huānlè Shìjiè): Have fun with thrilling rides and entertainment for kids of all ages. Chimelong Safari Park (长隆野生动物园 Chánglóng Yěshēng Dòngwùyuán): See a variety of animals up close in this large safari park. Yuexiu Park (越秀公园 Yuèxiù Gōngyuán): Explore the lush greenery and iconic Five Ram Statue in this historic park. Guangzhou Zoo (广州动物园 Guǎngzhōu Dòngwùyuán): Visit the zoo to see pandas, elephants, and other animals. Haizhu Lake (海珠湖 Hǎizhū Hú): Take a leisurely stroll or enjoy boat rides on this picturesque lake. Guangzhou Children`s Museum (广州儿童博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Értóng Bówùguǎn): Interactive museum with exhibits designed for children. Chimelong Water Park (长隆水上乐园 Chánglóng Shuǐshàng Lèyuán): Cool off in this water park featuring slides and pools. Guangzhou Science City (广州科学城 Guǎngzhōu Kēxué Chéng): Learn about science through interactive exhibits and demonstrations. Baiyun Mountain (白云山 Báiyún Shān): Hike or take a cable car to enjoy stunning views of the city from the mountain. Guangzhou Ocean World (广州海洋世界 Guǎngzhōu Hǎiyáng Shìjiè): Explore marine life and watch exciting performances at this aquarium. Guangzhou Library (广州图书馆 Guǎngzhōu Túshūguǎn): Discover a wide range of books and resources in this modern library. Redtory Art and Design Factory (红专厂 Hóngzhuānchǎng): Explore art galleries and creative spaces in this former factory complex. Guangzhou Crocodile Park (广州鳄鱼园 Guǎngzhōu Èyú Yuán): See a variety of crocodile species and learn about their habitats. Haixinsha Island (海心沙岛 Hǎixīnshā Dǎo): Enjoy scenic views and outdoor activities on this artificial island along the Pearl River. Guangdong Museum (广东省博物馆 Guǎngdōng Shěng Bówùguǎn): Explore the history and culture of Guangdong Province through exhibits and artifacts. Guangzhou Children`s Park (广州儿童公园 Guǎngzhōu Értóng Gōngyuán): Enjoy playgrounds, rides, and family-friendly activities in this park. South China Botanical Garden (华南植物园 Huánán Zhíwùyuán): Explore diverse plant collections and enjoy nature walks in this botanical garden. Guangzhou Sculpture Park (广州雕塑公园 Guǎngzhōu Diāosù Gōngyuán): Admire sculptures and art installations in this outdoor park. Baiyun International Convention Center (白云国际会议中心 Báiyún Guójì Huìyì Zhōngxīn): Attend events or explore the architectural marvels of this convention center. 30 More Places to Visit in GuangZhou Shamian Island (沙面岛 Shāmiàn Dǎo): Explore colonial architecture and tranquil surroundings on this historic island. Chen Clan Ancestral Hall (陈家祠 Chén Jiā Cí): Admire intricate architecture and traditional art in this ancestral hall. Guangzhou Opera House (广州大剧院 Guǎngzhōu Dàjùyuàn): Attend performances or admire the futuristic design of this opera house. Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (上下九步行街 Shàngxiàjiǔ Bùxíng Jiē): Shop for souvenirs and enjoy local delicacies on this bustling street. Guangzhou Museum of Art (广州艺术博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Yìshù Bówùguǎn): Discover contemporary Chinese art in this museum. Guangzhou Tower (小蛮腰 Xiǎo Mán Yāo): Visit this landmark tower for panoramic views and a revolving restaurant. Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (六榕寺 Liùróng Sì): Explore Buddhist art and architecture in this historic temple. Guangzhou Museum (广州博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Bówùguǎn): Learn about the history and culture of Guangzhou through exhibits and artifacts. White Cloud Mountain (白云山 Báiyún Shān): Hike or take a cable car to enjoy scenic views and explore caves. Guangzhou Opera House (广州大剧院 Guǎngzhōu Dàjùyuàn): Attend performances or admire the futuristic design of this opera house. Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (上下九步行街 Shàngxiàjiǔ Bùxíng Jiē): Shop for souvenirs and enjoy local delicacies on this bustling street. Guangzhou Museum of Art (广州艺术博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Yìshù Bówùguǎn): Discover contemporary Chinese art in this museum. Guangzhou Tower (小蛮腰 Xiǎo Mán Yāo): Visit this landmark tower for panoramic views and a revolving restaurant. Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (六榕寺 Liùróng Sì): Explore Buddhist art and architecture in this historic temple. Guangzhou Museum (广州博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Bówùguǎn): Learn about the history and culture of Guangzhou through exhibits and artifacts. White Cloud Mountain (白云山 Báiyún Shān): Hike or take a cable car to enjoy scenic views and explore caves. Guangzhou Flower City Square (花城广场 Huāchéng Guǎngchǎng): Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and floral displays in this city square. Guangzhou Chimelong Golf Club (广州长隆高尔夫俱乐部 Guǎngzhōu Chánglóng Gāo`ěrfū Jùlèbù): Play golf and enjoy luxurious amenities at this golf club. Guangzhou Library (广州图书馆 Guǎngzhōu Túshūguǎn): Discover a wide range of books and resources in this modern library. Guangzhou Opera House (广州大剧院 Guǎngzhōu Dàjùyuàn): Attend performances or admire the futuristic design of this opera house. Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (上下九步行街 Shàngxiàjiǔ Bùxíng Jiē): Shop for souvenirs and enjoy local delicacies on this bustling street. Guangzhou Museum of Art (广州艺术博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Yìshù Bówùguǎn): Discover contemporary Chinese art in this museum. Guangzhou Tower (小蛮腰 Xiǎo Mán Yāo): Visit this landmark tower for panoramic views and a revolving restaurant. Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (六榕寺 Liùróng Sì): Explore Buddhist art and architecture in this historic temple. Guangzhou Museum (广州博物馆 Guǎngzhōu Bówùguǎn): Learn about the history and culture of Guangzhou through exhibits and artifacts. White Cloud Mountain (白云山 Báiyún Shān): Hike or take a cable car to enjoy scenic views and explore caves. Guangzhou Flower City Square (花城广场 Huāchéng Guǎngchǎng): Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and floral displays in this city square. Guangzhou Chimelong Golf Club (广州长隆高尔夫俱乐部 Guǎngzhōu Chánglóng Gāo`ěrfū Jùlèbù): Play golf and enjoy luxurious amenities at this golf club.
A month in China : Modern City Life : tour suggestion from BeiJingBuzzz. Modern City Life Tour of China    Week 1-2: Shanghai and Surroundings      Explore the modern skyline of Shanghai, including the Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower, and Shanghai Tower.    Visit modern art galleries like the Power Station of Art and M50 Creative Park.    Experience Shanghai`s vibrant nightlife and dining scene.    Day trip to Suzhou to explore its classical gardens and water towns.    Visit Hangzhou to see the West Lake and experience tea culture.      Week 3: Beijing      Explore Beijing`s modern architecture, such as the CCTV Headquarters and National Stadium (Bird`s Nest).    Visit contemporary art districts like 798 Art Zone.    Explore modern shopping streets like Wangfujing and Sanlitun.    Experience Beijing`s nightlife and entertainment scene.      Week 4: Hong Kong and Macau      Experience the bustling streets of Hong Kong and enjoy its modern attractions like Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Disneyland.    Explore the modern skyscrapers and entertainment complexes of Macau, including casinos and luxury resorts.    Relax on the beaches of Lantau Island or explore the hiking trails of the New Territories.
Modern City Life Tour of China Week 1-2: Shanghai and Surroundings Explore the modern skyline of Shanghai, including the Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower, and Shanghai Tower. Visit modern art galleries like the Power Station of Art and M50 Creative Park. Experience Shanghai`s vibrant nightlife and dining scene. Day trip to Suzhou to explore its classical gardens and water towns. Visit Hangzhou to see the West Lake and experience tea culture. Week 3: Beijing Explore Beijing`s modern architecture, such as the CCTV Headquarters and National Stadium (Bird`s Nest). Visit contemporary art districts like 798 Art Zone. Explore modern shopping streets like Wangfujing and Sanlitun. Experience Beijing`s nightlife and entertainment scene. Week 4: Hong Kong and Macau Experience the bustling streets of Hong Kong and enjoy its modern attractions like Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Disneyland. Explore the modern skyscrapers and entertainment complexes of Macau, including casinos and luxury resorts. Relax on the beaches of Lantau Island or explore the hiking trails of the New Territories.

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Hong Kong City Guide.         Welcome to Hong Kong!      Explore the vibrant city of Hong Kong, where East meets West in a dazzling fusion of culture, cuisine, and modernity. From towering skyscrapers to tranquil islands, Hong Kong offers a captivating experience.              About Hong Kong      Hong Kong is a dynamic city known for its stunning skyline, bustling street markets, and picturesque harbor. As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong has its own unique blend of Chinese and Western influences.      Key features of Hong Kong include its vibrant nightlife, world-class dining scene, and diverse shopping options.              Top Attractions                Victoria Peak: Ride the Peak Tram for panoramic views of Hong Kong`s skyline.          Star Ferry: Take a scenic ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.          Ngong Ping 360: Visit Lantau Island and see the Tian Tan Buddha statue.          Temple Street Night Market: Explore this lively market for street food, souvenirs, and bargain shopping.          Victoria Harbour Light Show: Watch the Symphony of Lights show illuminating Hong Kong`s skyscrapers.          Ocean Park: Enjoy thrilling rides and see marine life at this popular amusement park.          Stanley Market: Visit this waterfront market for arts, crafts, and seaside dining.          Wong Tai Sin Temple: Experience traditional Chinese architecture and visit a popular Taoist temple.          Hong Kong Disneyland: Discover magical attractions and meet Disney characters.                    Culture and History      Hong Kong`s culture is a blend of ancient traditions and modern influences.                Chinese Festivals: Experience traditional festivals like Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival.          Colonial Heritage: Explore historic sites such as the Former British Consulate and Western District Public Cargo Working Area.          Lamma Island: Escape to this laid-back island with hiking trails and seafood restaurants.          Hong Kong Heritage Museum: Learn about the city`s history, art, and culture through exhibitions.                    Dining in Hong Kong      Hong Kong is a food lover`s paradise, offering a wide range of culinary delights.                Dim Sum: Enjoy traditional Cantonese dumplings and tea at famous dim sum restaurants.          Street Food: Try local favorites like egg waffles, fish balls, and roast meat on rice.          Seafood: Feast on fresh seafood at fishing villages like Sai Kung or Lei Yue Mun.          Michelin-Starred Dining: Indulge in gourmet cuisine at acclaimed restaurants around the city.                    Shopping in Hong Kong      Explore Hong Kong`s diverse shopping scene, from luxury boutiques to bustling street markets.                Causeway Bay: Shop for international brands and designer labels in this vibrant shopping district.          Mong Kok: Browse through markets like Ladies` Market and Sneakers Street for trendy fashion and accessories.          Central District: Discover upscale shopping malls and department stores in Hong Kong`s financial hub.          Stanley Village: Find unique gifts, home decor, and clothing at this waterfront market.                    Getting Around Hong Kong      Explore Hong Kong`s efficient transportation network to navigate the city and its surrounding areas.                MTR (Mass Transit Railway): Use the extensive subway system to reach major attractions and districts.          Star Ferry: Take a scenic ferry ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.          Trams: Ride the iconic double-decker trams for a leisurely tour of Hong Kong Island.          Buses and Minibuses: Use public buses or minibus services for convenient transportation.          Taxis and Ride-Hailing: Hail taxis or use ride-hailing apps like Uber for quick trips.                    Where to Stay in Hong Kong      Choose from a variety of accommodations in Hong Kong, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses.                Luxury Hotels: Experience world-class hospitality at luxury hotels in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, or Causeway Bay.          Boutique Hotels: Stay in stylish boutique hotels offering personalized services and unique designs.          Hostels and Guesthouses: Budget-friendly options with shared facilities, ideal for backpackers and solo travelers.          Serviced Apartments: Rent furnished apartments for extended stays and added convenience.                    Practical Tips for Visitors                Best Time to Visit: Visit in autumn (October to December) for pleasant weather and clear skies.          Language: English and Cantonese are widely spoken; use basic phrases for communication.          Currency: Use Hong Kong Dollars (HKD); major credit cards accepted in most establishments.          Etiquette: Respect local customs and traditions; queue patiently and avoid loud behavior in public.          Safety: Hong Kong is generally safe, but be cautious in crowded areas and watch for traffic.          Internet Access: Stay connected with free Wi-Fi available in public areas and cafes.                    Enjoy Your Trip to Hong Kong!      Get ready for an unforgettable journey in Hong Kong, where every corner reveals something new and exciting. Whether you`re exploring iconic landmarks or savoring delicious street food, Hong Kong promises an enriching travel experience.
Welcome to Hong Kong! Explore the vibrant city of Hong Kong, where East meets West in a dazzling fusion of culture, cuisine, and modernity. From towering skyscrapers to tranquil islands, Hong Kong offers a captivating experience. About Hong Kong Hong Kong is a dynamic city known for its stunning skyline, bustling street markets, and picturesque harbor. As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong has its own unique blend of Chinese and Western influences. Key features of Hong Kong include its vibrant nightlife, world-class dining scene, and diverse shopping options. Top Attractions Victoria Peak: Ride the Peak Tram for panoramic views of Hong Kong`s skyline. Star Ferry: Take a scenic ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Ngong Ping 360: Visit Lantau Island and see the Tian Tan Buddha statue. Temple Street Night Market: Explore this lively market for street food, souvenirs, and bargain shopping. Victoria Harbour Light Show: Watch the Symphony of Lights show illuminating Hong Kong`s skyscrapers. Ocean Park: Enjoy thrilling rides and see marine life at this popular amusement park. Stanley Market: Visit this waterfront market for arts, crafts, and seaside dining. Wong Tai Sin Temple: Experience traditional Chinese architecture and visit a popular Taoist temple. Hong Kong Disneyland: Discover magical attractions and meet Disney characters. Culture and History Hong Kong`s culture is a blend of ancient traditions and modern influences. Chinese Festivals: Experience traditional festivals like Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival. Colonial Heritage: Explore historic sites such as the Former British Consulate and Western District Public Cargo Working Area. Lamma Island: Escape to this laid-back island with hiking trails and seafood restaurants. Hong Kong Heritage Museum: Learn about the city`s history, art, and culture through exhibitions. Dining in Hong Kong Hong Kong is a food lover`s paradise, offering a wide range of culinary delights. Dim Sum: Enjoy traditional Cantonese dumplings and tea at famous dim sum restaurants. Street Food: Try local favorites like egg waffles, fish balls, and roast meat on rice. Seafood: Feast on fresh seafood at fishing villages like Sai Kung or Lei Yue Mun. Michelin-Starred Dining: Indulge in gourmet cuisine at acclaimed restaurants around the city. Shopping in Hong Kong Explore Hong Kong`s diverse shopping scene, from luxury boutiques to bustling street markets. Causeway Bay: Shop for international brands and designer labels in this vibrant shopping district. Mong Kok: Browse through markets like Ladies` Market and Sneakers Street for trendy fashion and accessories. Central District: Discover upscale shopping malls and department stores in Hong Kong`s financial hub. Stanley Village: Find unique gifts, home decor, and clothing at this waterfront market. Getting Around Hong Kong Explore Hong Kong`s efficient transportation network to navigate the city and its surrounding areas. MTR (Mass Transit Railway): Use the extensive subway system to reach major attractions and districts. Star Ferry: Take a scenic ferry ride across Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Trams: Ride the iconic double-decker trams for a leisurely tour of Hong Kong Island. Buses and Minibuses: Use public buses or minibus services for convenient transportation. Taxis and Ride-Hailing: Hail taxis or use ride-hailing apps like Uber for quick trips. Where to Stay in Hong Kong Choose from a variety of accommodations in Hong Kong, ranging from luxury hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. Luxury Hotels: Experience world-class hospitality at luxury hotels in Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, or Causeway Bay. Boutique Hotels: Stay in stylish boutique hotels offering personalized services and unique designs. Hostels and Guesthouses: Budget-friendly options with shared facilities, ideal for backpackers and solo travelers. Serviced Apartments: Rent furnished apartments for extended stays and added convenience. Practical Tips for Visitors Best Time to Visit: Visit in autumn (October to December) for pleasant weather and clear skies. Language: English and Cantonese are widely spoken; use basic phrases for communication. Currency: Use Hong Kong Dollars (HKD); major credit cards accepted in most establishments. Etiquette: Respect local customs and traditions; queue patiently and avoid loud behavior in public. Safety: Hong Kong is generally safe, but be cautious in crowded areas and watch for traffic. Internet Access: Stay connected with free Wi-Fi available in public areas and cafes. Enjoy Your Trip to Hong Kong! Get ready for an unforgettable journey in Hong Kong, where every corner reveals something new and exciting. Whether you`re exploring iconic landmarks or savoring delicious street food, Hong Kong promises an enriching travel experience.
ShangHai City Guide.         Welcome to Shanghai!      Explore the dynamic city of Shanghai, where the past and present seamlessly blend together. From historic landmarks to modern skyscrapers, Shanghai offers an exciting mix of culture, cuisine, and experiences.              About Shanghai      Shanghai, China`s largest city, is a global financial hub known for its futuristic skyline along the Huangpu River. The city is a melting pot of cultures and boasts a rich history influenced by its colonial past.      Key features of Shanghai include its iconic Bund waterfront, traditional gardens, vibrant nightlife, and diverse culinary scene.              Top Attractions                The Bund: Walk along the historic waterfront to admire colonial-era architecture and panoramic views of Pudong.          Yu Garden (Yuyuan Garden): Explore a classical Chinese garden with pavilions, ponds, and rockeries.          Shanghai Tower: Ascend to the top of this skyscraper for breathtaking views of the city skyline.          Oriental Pearl Tower: Visit the iconic TV tower with observation decks and a glass-bottomed walkway.          Jing`an Temple: Experience the tranquility of this Buddhist temple in the heart of the city.          Tianzifang: Wander through narrow alleyways filled with boutique shops, cafes, and art galleries.          Shanghai Museum: Discover ancient Chinese art and artifacts in this world-class museum.          French Concession: Stroll through tree-lined streets and explore trendy shops, bars, and restaurants.          Shanghai Disneyland: Enjoy a magical day at the renowned Disney theme park.                    Culture and History      Shanghai`s culture reflects a blend of traditional Chinese heritage and international influences.                Shikumen Architecture: Discover unique stone-gate houses in historic neighborhoods like Xintiandi.          Traditional Arts: Attend a Shanghai opera or acrobatics show to witness local performing arts.          Colonial Heritage: Learn about Shanghai`s past through visits to former French and British concessions.          Tea Culture: Participate in a tea ceremony to experience Chinese tea traditions.                    Dining in Shanghai      Shanghai offers a diverse culinary landscape, from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants.                Xiaolongbao: Try Shanghai`s famous soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung or Jia Jia Tang Bao.          Hairy Crab: Indulge in seasonal delicacies like Shanghai hairy crab (da zha xie).          Shanghai Noodles: Taste savory noodles topped with braised pork or seafood.          Street Food: Explore local markets for snacks like scallion pancakes, pot stickers, and stinky tofu.          High-End Dining: Experience fine dining at upscale restaurants showcasing modern Chinese cuisine.                    Shopping in Shanghai      From luxury boutiques to bustling markets, Shanghai is a shopper`s paradise.                Nanjing Road: Shop along China`s premier shopping street for international brands and department stores.          Tianzifang and Xintiandi: Browse through boutiques and designer shops in these trendy neighborhoods.          Old Street (Nanshi): Explore antique markets and traditional handicraft shops near Yu Garden.          IAPM Mall: Visit a modern shopping complex with luxury retailers and gourmet dining options.          Fake Market (AP Plaza): Haggle for souvenirs, electronics, and clothing at this bustling market.                    Getting Around Shanghai      Shanghai has a convenient public transportation system that includes metro, buses, taxis, and ridesharing services.                Shanghai Metro: Navigate the city using the extensive subway network connecting major attractions and districts.          Public Buses: Use bus routes to reach specific destinations; consider using mobile apps for route planning.          Taxis and Ridesharing: Hail taxis or use apps like Didi for convenient transportation around the city.          Bicycles: Rent bikes from bike-sharing stations to explore parks and scenic areas.                    Where to Stay in Shanghai      Choose from a range of accommodations in Shanghai, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels.                Luxury Hotels: Experience world-class hospitality at luxury hotels along the Bund or in Lujiazui.          Boutique Hotels: Stay in stylish boutique hotels offering personalized services and unique designs.          Hostels and Guesthouses: Budget-friendly options with shared facilities, ideal for backpackers and solo travelers.          Apartments and Rentals: Rent serviced apartments or vacation homes for a comfortable and homely stay.                    Practical Tips for Visitors                Best Time to Visit: Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) offer pleasant weather.          Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases; use translation apps for communication.          Currency: Use Chinese Yuan (CNY); major credit cards accepted in tourist areas.          Etiquette: Respect local customs and manners; avoid public displays of affection.          Safety: Be vigilant of pickpockets in crowded areas; carry copies of important documents.          Internet Access: Purchase a local SIM card for mobile data; free Wi-Fi available in many cafes and public places.                    Enjoy Your Trip to Shanghai!      Get ready to immerse yourself in the energy and excitement of Shanghai. Whether you`re fascinated by history, captivated by the skyline, or indulging in delicious cuisine, Shanghai promises an unforgettable travel experience.
Welcome to Shanghai! Explore the dynamic city of Shanghai, where the past and present seamlessly blend together. From historic landmarks to modern skyscrapers, Shanghai offers an exciting mix of culture, cuisine, and experiences. About Shanghai Shanghai, China`s largest city, is a global financial hub known for its futuristic skyline along the Huangpu River. The city is a melting pot of cultures and boasts a rich history influenced by its colonial past. Key features of Shanghai include its iconic Bund waterfront, traditional gardens, vibrant nightlife, and diverse culinary scene. Top Attractions The Bund: Walk along the historic waterfront to admire colonial-era architecture and panoramic views of Pudong. Yu Garden (Yuyuan Garden): Explore a classical Chinese garden with pavilions, ponds, and rockeries. Shanghai Tower: Ascend to the top of this skyscraper for breathtaking views of the city skyline. Oriental Pearl Tower: Visit the iconic TV tower with observation decks and a glass-bottomed walkway. Jing`an Temple: Experience the tranquility of this Buddhist temple in the heart of the city. Tianzifang: Wander through narrow alleyways filled with boutique shops, cafes, and art galleries. Shanghai Museum: Discover ancient Chinese art and artifacts in this world-class museum. French Concession: Stroll through tree-lined streets and explore trendy shops, bars, and restaurants. Shanghai Disneyland: Enjoy a magical day at the renowned Disney theme park. Culture and History Shanghai`s culture reflects a blend of traditional Chinese heritage and international influences. Shikumen Architecture: Discover unique stone-gate houses in historic neighborhoods like Xintiandi. Traditional Arts: Attend a Shanghai opera or acrobatics show to witness local performing arts. Colonial Heritage: Learn about Shanghai`s past through visits to former French and British concessions. Tea Culture: Participate in a tea ceremony to experience Chinese tea traditions. Dining in Shanghai Shanghai offers a diverse culinary landscape, from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants. Xiaolongbao: Try Shanghai`s famous soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung or Jia Jia Tang Bao. Hairy Crab: Indulge in seasonal delicacies like Shanghai hairy crab (da zha xie). Shanghai Noodles: Taste savory noodles topped with braised pork or seafood. Street Food: Explore local markets for snacks like scallion pancakes, pot stickers, and stinky tofu. High-End Dining: Experience fine dining at upscale restaurants showcasing modern Chinese cuisine. Shopping in Shanghai From luxury boutiques to bustling markets, Shanghai is a shopper`s paradise. Nanjing Road: Shop along China`s premier shopping street for international brands and department stores. Tianzifang and Xintiandi: Browse through boutiques and designer shops in these trendy neighborhoods. Old Street (Nanshi): Explore antique markets and traditional handicraft shops near Yu Garden. IAPM Mall: Visit a modern shopping complex with luxury retailers and gourmet dining options. Fake Market (AP Plaza): Haggle for souvenirs, electronics, and clothing at this bustling market. Getting Around Shanghai Shanghai has a convenient public transportation system that includes metro, buses, taxis, and ridesharing services. Shanghai Metro: Navigate the city using the extensive subway network connecting major attractions and districts. Public Buses: Use bus routes to reach specific destinations; consider using mobile apps for route planning. Taxis and Ridesharing: Hail taxis or use apps like Didi for convenient transportation around the city. Bicycles: Rent bikes from bike-sharing stations to explore parks and scenic areas. Where to Stay in Shanghai Choose from a range of accommodations in Shanghai, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels. Luxury Hotels: Experience world-class hospitality at luxury hotels along the Bund or in Lujiazui. Boutique Hotels: Stay in stylish boutique hotels offering personalized services and unique designs. Hostels and Guesthouses: Budget-friendly options with shared facilities, ideal for backpackers and solo travelers. Apartments and Rentals: Rent serviced apartments or vacation homes for a comfortable and homely stay. Practical Tips for Visitors Best Time to Visit: Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) offer pleasant weather. Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases; use translation apps for communication. Currency: Use Chinese Yuan (CNY); major credit cards accepted in tourist areas. Etiquette: Respect local customs and manners; avoid public displays of affection. Safety: Be vigilant of pickpockets in crowded areas; carry copies of important documents. Internet Access: Purchase a local SIM card for mobile data; free Wi-Fi available in many cafes and public places. Enjoy Your Trip to Shanghai! Get ready to immerse yourself in the energy and excitement of Shanghai. Whether you`re fascinated by history, captivated by the skyline, or indulging in delicious cuisine, Shanghai promises an unforgettable travel experience.
BeiJing City Guide.         Welcome to Beijing!      Discover the vibrant capital city of China, where ancient history meets modernity. Beijing, with its rich heritage, iconic landmarks, delicious cuisine, and bustling streets, promises an unforgettable journey.              About Beijing      Beijing, also known as Peking, is the political, cultural, and educational center of China. As one of the world`s oldest continuous civilizations, Beijing has been the heart of Chinese history for centuries.      Key features of Beijing include its historic hutongs (narrow alleys), ancient palaces, and temples alongside modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. The city is renowned for its role in Chinese history, serving as the capital of several dynasties.              Top Attractions                Forbidden City (Palace Museum): Explore the largest imperial palace complex in the world, with over 9,000 rooms filled with treasures and historical artifacts.          Great Wall of China: Visit iconic sections like Badaling, Mutianyu, or Jinshanling for stunning views of this UNESCO World Heritage site.          Tiananmen Square: Discover the heart of Beijing and witness the monumental Tiananmen Gate, Chairman Mao`s Mausoleum, and the National Museum of China.          Temple of Heaven: Experience the spiritual ambiance of this ancient temple complex where emperors once prayed for good harvests.          Summer Palace: Wander through lush gardens, pavilions, and Kunming Lake at this UNESCO-listed royal retreat.          Hutong Tour: Take a rickshaw ride through traditional hutongs to see local life and visit courtyard homes.          798 Art District: Explore Beijing`s contemporary art scene in a former factory complex filled with galleries, studios, and cafes.          Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple): Admire the impressive Tibetan-style architecture and giant Buddha statue at this active Buddhist temple.          National Museum of China: Learn about Chinese history, art, and culture through extensive exhibitions.                    Culture and History      Beijing is steeped in cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into China`s ancient traditions and customs.                Peking Opera: Attend a live performance of this traditional art form known for its colorful costumes, music, and storytelling.          Chinese Tea Culture: Visit tea houses to sample different teas and participate in tea ceremonies.          Imperial Architecture: Marvel at the architectural marvels of the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven.          Traditional Festivals: Experience festive celebrations during Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival.          Beijing Cuisine: Indulge in local specialties such as Peking duck, hotpot, dumplings, and street food delicacies.                    Dining in Beijing      Beijing offers a diverse culinary landscape, from gourmet dining to street-side snacks.                Peking Duck: Savor the crispy-skinned duck at renowned restaurants like Quanjude or Da Dong.          Street Food: Explore Wangfujing Snack Street for a variety of local snacks, skewers, and sweets.          Hutong Restaurants: Dine in historic courtyard homes serving homestyle Beijing cuisine.          Hotpot: Enjoy interactive dining with a bubbling pot of broth and fresh ingredients.          Dumplings and Noodles: Try handmade jiaozi (dumplings) and la mian (hand-pulled noodles) in bustling noodle shops.          Teahouses: Relax in traditional teahouses and sample regional teas paired with snacks.                    Shopping in Beijing      Discover unique souvenirs, antiques, and modern goods in Beijing`s vibrant shopping districts.                Silk Market: Bargain for silk products, clothing, and accessories at this bustling market.          Wangfujing Street: Shop for international brands, local goods, and Beijing-style snacks.          Panjiayuan Antique Market: Browse through a vast array of antiques, ceramics, and curios.          Hongqiao Pearl Market: Find pearls, jewelry, and electronics at competitive prices.          Dashilar Street: Explore historic Dashilar alley for traditional handicrafts and nostalgic items.                    Practical Tips for Visitors                Best Time to Visit: Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) offer mild weather and fewer crowds.          Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases; use translation apps for communication.          Currency: Use Chinese Yuan (CNY); major credit cards accepted in tourist areas.          Transportation: Navigate the city with the extensive subway system, buses, taxis, and ridesharing apps.          Accommodation: Choose from luxury hotels, boutique guesthouses, or budget-friendly hostels.          Etiquette: Respect local customs, such as using both hands to receive items and addressing people with courtesy.          Safety: Be cautious of pickpockets in crowded areas; keep valuables secure.          Internet Access: Purchase a local SIM card for mobile data; free Wi-Fi available in many public places.          Health and Hygiene: Carry bottled water and practice good hygiene; be aware of air quality during winter.                    Enjoy Your Journey in Beijing!      Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, rich history, and captivating experiences that Beijing has to offer. Whether you`re exploring ancient landmarks or indulging in local cuisine, Beijing promises an unforgettable journey that will leave lasting memories.
Welcome to Beijing! Discover the vibrant capital city of China, where ancient history meets modernity. Beijing, with its rich heritage, iconic landmarks, delicious cuisine, and bustling streets, promises an unforgettable journey. About Beijing Beijing, also known as Peking, is the political, cultural, and educational center of China. As one of the world`s oldest continuous civilizations, Beijing has been the heart of Chinese history for centuries. Key features of Beijing include its historic hutongs (narrow alleys), ancient palaces, and temples alongside modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. The city is renowned for its role in Chinese history, serving as the capital of several dynasties. Top Attractions Forbidden City (Palace Museum): Explore the largest imperial palace complex in the world, with over 9,000 rooms filled with treasures and historical artifacts. Great Wall of China: Visit iconic sections like Badaling, Mutianyu, or Jinshanling for stunning views of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Tiananmen Square: Discover the heart of Beijing and witness the monumental Tiananmen Gate, Chairman Mao`s Mausoleum, and the National Museum of China. Temple of Heaven: Experience the spiritual ambiance of this ancient temple complex where emperors once prayed for good harvests. Summer Palace: Wander through lush gardens, pavilions, and Kunming Lake at this UNESCO-listed royal retreat. Hutong Tour: Take a rickshaw ride through traditional hutongs to see local life and visit courtyard homes. 798 Art District: Explore Beijing`s contemporary art scene in a former factory complex filled with galleries, studios, and cafes. Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple): Admire the impressive Tibetan-style architecture and giant Buddha statue at this active Buddhist temple. National Museum of China: Learn about Chinese history, art, and culture through extensive exhibitions. Culture and History Beijing is steeped in cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into China`s ancient traditions and customs. Peking Opera: Attend a live performance of this traditional art form known for its colorful costumes, music, and storytelling. Chinese Tea Culture: Visit tea houses to sample different teas and participate in tea ceremonies. Imperial Architecture: Marvel at the architectural marvels of the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven. Traditional Festivals: Experience festive celebrations during Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival. Beijing Cuisine: Indulge in local specialties such as Peking duck, hotpot, dumplings, and street food delicacies. Dining in Beijing Beijing offers a diverse culinary landscape, from gourmet dining to street-side snacks. Peking Duck: Savor the crispy-skinned duck at renowned restaurants like Quanjude or Da Dong. Street Food: Explore Wangfujing Snack Street for a variety of local snacks, skewers, and sweets. Hutong Restaurants: Dine in historic courtyard homes serving homestyle Beijing cuisine. Hotpot: Enjoy interactive dining with a bubbling pot of broth and fresh ingredients. Dumplings and Noodles: Try handmade jiaozi (dumplings) and la mian (hand-pulled noodles) in bustling noodle shops. Teahouses: Relax in traditional teahouses and sample regional teas paired with snacks. Shopping in Beijing Discover unique souvenirs, antiques, and modern goods in Beijing`s vibrant shopping districts. Silk Market: Bargain for silk products, clothing, and accessories at this bustling market. Wangfujing Street: Shop for international brands, local goods, and Beijing-style snacks. Panjiayuan Antique Market: Browse through a vast array of antiques, ceramics, and curios. Hongqiao Pearl Market: Find pearls, jewelry, and electronics at competitive prices. Dashilar Street: Explore historic Dashilar alley for traditional handicrafts and nostalgic items. Practical Tips for Visitors Best Time to Visit: Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to October) offer mild weather and fewer crowds. Language: Learn basic Mandarin phrases; use translation apps for communication. Currency: Use Chinese Yuan (CNY); major credit cards accepted in tourist areas. Transportation: Navigate the city with the extensive subway system, buses, taxis, and ridesharing apps. Accommodation: Choose from luxury hotels, boutique guesthouses, or budget-friendly hostels. Etiquette: Respect local customs, such as using both hands to receive items and addressing people with courtesy. Safety: Be cautious of pickpockets in crowded areas; keep valuables secure. Internet Access: Purchase a local SIM card for mobile data; free Wi-Fi available in many public places. Health and Hygiene: Carry bottled water and practice good hygiene; be aware of air quality during winter. Enjoy Your Journey in Beijing! Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, rich history, and captivating experiences that Beijing has to offer. Whether you`re exploring ancient landmarks or indulging in local cuisine, Beijing promises an unforgettable journey that will leave lasting memories.
The US / UK / West’s economic war on China. If only the West would learn from China the way that China learns from the West.    The difference between the American Dream and the Chinese Dream ?  The Chinese Dream is being built while the American Dream is pure Hollywood (just a dream / fiction). One can only ever be for a few while the other is for all. Is it money or people that is the fundamental value ?    Western `freedom` is a system where the majority will be poor, to pay for spreading that `freedom` (control / global hegemony) worldwide. The neo-colonial nations aim to keep the rest of the world down - and this supremacist agenda has caused endless wars and famines worldwide.    The difference between the West and China is that China thinks long-term and innovates, while the West just tries to cling onto its `supremacy` and is hence declining.    The West`s economic detachment is the first step to a hot war.    With Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson ...
If only the West would learn from China the way that China learns from the West. The difference between the American Dream and the Chinese Dream ? The Chinese Dream is being built while the American Dream is pure Hollywood (just a dream / fiction). One can only ever be for a few while the other is for all. Is it money or people that is the fundamental value ? Western `freedom` is a system where the majority will be poor, to pay for spreading that `freedom` (control / global hegemony) worldwide. The neo-colonial nations aim to keep the rest of the world down - and this supremacist agenda has caused endless wars and famines worldwide. The difference between the West and China is that China thinks long-term and innovates, while the West just tries to cling onto its `supremacy` and is hence declining. The West`s economic detachment is the first step to a hot war. With Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson ...
The DaMing Buddhist temple, YangZhou, JiangSu province. With China Walking Tour ...        The DaMing Temple (大明寺) in YangZhou, JiangSu province, is a renowned Buddhist temple with a rich history dating back over a thousand years. It is one of the key cultural and historical landmarks in YangZhou and holds significant importance in Chinese Buddhist heritage. Here is more information about the DaMing Temple:    History and Origins:  Establishment: The DaMing Temple was originally built during the Southern Dynasties period in the 5th century AD, making it one of the oldest temples in Jiangsu province.    Significance: It was initially established by the ruler of the Liang Dynasty, Emperor Wu, as a center for Buddhist teachings and practices.    Architectural Features:  Main Hall (Mahavira Hall): The temple`s main hall is the Mahavira Hall (大雄宝殿), a grand and majestic structure that enshrines statues of Buddha and other important figures in Buddhism.    Pagoda: The temple complex also includes a historic pagoda, known as the Yunyan Pagoda (云岩塔), which is a designated national treasure and an iconic symbol of Yangzhou.    Cultural Heritage:  Influence: Throughout its history, the DaMing Temple has played a pivotal role in the development of Buddhist culture, attracting scholars, monks, and pilgrims from across China and beyond.    Renowned Monks: The temple has been associated with several influential Buddhist monks and scholars, contributing to the spread of Buddhism and the exchange of knowledge.    Attractions and Highlights:  Yunyan Pagoda: The pagoda within the temple grounds is a must-visit attraction, offering panoramic views of Yangzhou from its upper levels.    Historic Artifacts: The DaMing Temple houses various Buddhist artifacts, scriptures, and relics, providing insights into the region`s religious and cultural heritage.    Modern Significance:  Cultural Site: Today, the DaMing Temple remains an active Buddhist temple and a popular destination for tourists, scholars, and pilgrims interested in exploring China`s Buddhist traditions.    Tourist Destination: Visitors can immerse themselves in the serene atmosphere of the temple complex, admire its architecture, and learn about its historical significance.    Location:  Address: DaMing Temple, No. 1 Taicheng Road, Hanjiang District, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.  The DaMing Temple in Yangzhou stands as a testament to China`s enduring Buddhist legacy and serves as a living link to the region`s ancient past. Its blend of architectural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual significance makes it a captivating destination for travelers seeking to explore Jiangsu`s historical treasures.
With China Walking Tour ... The DaMing Temple (大明寺) in YangZhou, JiangSu province, is a renowned Buddhist temple with a rich history dating back over a thousand years. It is one of the key cultural and historical landmarks in YangZhou and holds significant importance in Chinese Buddhist heritage. Here is more information about the DaMing Temple: History and Origins: Establishment: The DaMing Temple was originally built during the Southern Dynasties period in the 5th century AD, making it one of the oldest temples in Jiangsu province. Significance: It was initially established by the ruler of the Liang Dynasty, Emperor Wu, as a center for Buddhist teachings and practices. Architectural Features: Main Hall (Mahavira Hall): The temple`s main hall is the Mahavira Hall (大雄宝殿), a grand and majestic structure that enshrines statues of Buddha and other important figures in Buddhism. Pagoda: The temple complex also includes a historic pagoda, known as the Yunyan Pagoda (云岩塔), which is a designated national treasure and an iconic symbol of Yangzhou. Cultural Heritage: Influence: Throughout its history, the DaMing Temple has played a pivotal role in the development of Buddhist culture, attracting scholars, monks, and pilgrims from across China and beyond. Renowned Monks: The temple has been associated with several influential Buddhist monks and scholars, contributing to the spread of Buddhism and the exchange of knowledge. Attractions and Highlights: Yunyan Pagoda: The pagoda within the temple grounds is a must-visit attraction, offering panoramic views of Yangzhou from its upper levels. Historic Artifacts: The DaMing Temple houses various Buddhist artifacts, scriptures, and relics, providing insights into the region`s religious and cultural heritage. Modern Significance: Cultural Site: Today, the DaMing Temple remains an active Buddhist temple and a popular destination for tourists, scholars, and pilgrims interested in exploring China`s Buddhist traditions. Tourist Destination: Visitors can immerse themselves in the serene atmosphere of the temple complex, admire its architecture, and learn about its historical significance. Location: Address: DaMing Temple, No. 1 Taicheng Road, Hanjiang District, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The DaMing Temple in Yangzhou stands as a testament to China`s enduring Buddhist legacy and serves as a living link to the region`s ancient past. Its blend of architectural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual significance makes it a captivating destination for travelers seeking to explore Jiangsu`s historical treasures.
The new GuangZhou BaiYun railway station. With WilleneBusinessLifestyle ...
With WilleneBusinessLifestyle ...
WanFeng Forest Scenic Area, GuiZhou. With LiangPei Vision ...
With LiangPei Vision ...
First day in ShangHai (2). With Dan and Lyn ...            Bonus films - the ShangHai metro, with KING KWESI ...        Gym time - with Sabrina in China ...
With Dan and Lyn ... Bonus films - the ShangHai metro, with KING KWESI ... Gym time - with Sabrina in China ...
First time in ShangHai. With Flora and Note ...        Bonus films - A weekend in ShangHai : with luisa reus ...        Spring Festival in YuYuan, ShangHai : with Zina ...
With Flora and Note ... Bonus films - A weekend in ShangHai : with luisa reus ... Spring Festival in YuYuan, ShangHai : with Zina ...

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BeiJing 北京 and TianJin 天津 videos

BeiJing city, the capital of China, lies with BeiJing municiality, like a small province. BeiJing has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and sections of the Great Wall of China. However, a rich architectural and cultural heritage is combined with many modern features. With two huge international airports, BeiJing is well connected with the world and a popular tourist destination.

XuanWu Park 宣武公园, BeiJing 北京. The small(ish) and little-known but perfectly-formed park in south west Beijing.
The small(ish) and little-known but perfectly-formed park in south west Beijing.
GuBei Water Town, by the Great Wall of China, north of BeiJing, plus SiMaTai Great Wall night walk. Near SiMaTai Great Wall ...      SiMaTai Great Wall night walk ...
Near SiMaTai Great Wall ... SiMaTai Great Wall night walk ...
BeiHai Park 北海公园, BeiJing – beautiful slideshow. A film by kinabaloo.com ...
A film by kinabaloo.com ...
Hiking the Great Wall 长城 of China in the snow. A great film of the Great Wall north of Beijing, including `wild wall`, accompanied by great music (踏古 (Ta Gu) by Lin Hai, `Walking into Ancientry`, with Chinese lute (pipa)).    We [mum, dad - videographer - and son and daughter, from Singapore] hiked 3 sections of the Great Wall in winter, without any guides after studying blogs and posts by fellow hikers.     All these sections are different. From the unrestored GuBeiKou Great Wall where we were the only people around, to the wonderful JinShanLing, where the climb is steep and every direction gives you good photo opportunities, to the restored MuTianYu where we hiked in heavy snowfall.     We stayed at local farmhouses on both nights, dined with the locals and hitched rides to nearby bath-houses. Temperature ranged from -5 deg C (day) to -12 deg C (night). Winter daybreak is at 7am and the sky becomes dark by 5pm so one has only 10 hours of daylight, so plan your travelling and hiking schedules carefully.    This once-in-a-lifetime experience was captured on video and we would like to share it with you. The feelings just can`t be described - you need to experience it first hand.    Take only memories, leave only footprints and kindness ...        A wonderful animation combining traditional Chinese painting and dance - don`t miss it !        踏古-林海  作曲:林海  视频作者:中国传媒大学动画学院
A great film of the Great Wall north of Beijing, including `wild wall`, accompanied by great music (踏古 (Ta Gu) by Lin Hai, `Walking into Ancientry`, with Chinese lute (pipa)). We [mum, dad - videographer - and son and daughter, from Singapore] hiked 3 sections of the Great Wall in winter, without any guides after studying blogs and posts by fellow hikers. All these sections are different. From the unrestored GuBeiKou Great Wall where we were the only people around, to the wonderful JinShanLing, where the climb is steep and every direction gives you good photo opportunities, to the restored MuTianYu where we hiked in heavy snowfall. We stayed at local farmhouses on both nights, dined with the locals and hitched rides to nearby bath-houses. Temperature ranged from -5 deg C (day) to -12 deg C (night). Winter daybreak is at 7am and the sky becomes dark by 5pm so one has only 10 hours of daylight, so plan your travelling and hiking schedules carefully. This once-in-a-lifetime experience was captured on video and we would like to share it with you. The feelings just can`t be described - you need to experience it first hand. Take only memories, leave only footprints and kindness ... A wonderful animation combining traditional Chinese painting and dance - don`t miss it ! 踏古-林海 作曲:林海 视频作者:中国传媒大学动画学院
BeiJing walking tour. With Walk East ...
With Walk East ...
The ‘Meet In Beijing’ Arts Festival 相约北京美国主宾国. Every spring, this festival takes place in the capital city as a meeting of artists of all kinds from China and countries worldwide, a cultural exchange covering everything from music - classical, pop and more - to dance, exhibitions and drama, ... expect the unexpected  : )  In 2016, the festival runs from April 25 to May 30. Now in its 16th year, the festival will bring together nearly 400 Chinese artists and more than 400 international artists from 25 countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain and France. Canada will be this year`s guest country of honor.  As a taster, here are two wonderful performances from 2014 - first, a steel band in ChaoYang Park, second an unusual `quartet` at the National Center for the Performing Arts (don`t miss this if you love music) ...        Live more !
Every spring, this festival takes place in the capital city as a meeting of artists of all kinds from China and countries worldwide, a cultural exchange covering everything from music - classical, pop and more - to dance, exhibitions and drama, ... expect the unexpected : ) In 2016, the festival runs from April 25 to May 30. Now in its 16th year, the festival will bring together nearly 400 Chinese artists and more than 400 international artists from 25 countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain and France. Canada will be this year`s guest country of honor. As a taster, here are two wonderful performances from 2014 - first, a steel band in ChaoYang Park, second an unusual `quartet` at the National Center for the Performing Arts (don`t miss this if you love music) ... Live more !


ShangHai 上海 videos

ShangHai is known for dynamism, style, and its international, modern aspects, yet has historical features too, such as the famous Bund along the HuangPu River, with its colonial era architecture. On the other side of the river lies the futuristic looking PuDong district which has quickly made ShangHai a leading financial center. Yet the city also has many traditional places too, such as the beautiful YuYuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and ZhuJiaJiao water town.

Video : China : ShangHai 上海 as seen from the Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠塔 The Oriental Pearl Tower lies in PuDong, next to the HuangPu River and on the opposite side of the river from the Bund.
The Oriental Pearl Tower lies in PuDong, next to the HuangPu River and on the opposite side of the river from the Bund.
Video : China : Memories of the ShangHai 上海 World Expo 2010 (8) 1. Shanghai pavilion 2. State Grid (light show) 3. Russia 4. Asia and Americas 5. Europe 6. Europe and Africa 7. Human Footprint (history and ecology) 8. Food Street 9,10,11 Dance and music (including Tunisia, XinJiang and Inner Mongolia) 12. China pavilion and overview
1. Shanghai pavilion 2. State Grid (light show) 3. Russia 4. Asia and Americas 5. Europe 6. Europe and Africa 7. Human Footprint (history and ecology) 8. Food Street 9,10,11 Dance and music (including Tunisia, XinJiang and Inner Mongolia) 12. China pavilion and overview
Video : China : A walk through ZhuJiaJiao 朱家角 water town ZhūJiāJiǎo is an ancient water town now situated in the outskirt of ShangHai municipality.  The town has 36 beautiful bridges dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
ZhūJiāJiǎo is an ancient water town now situated in the outskirt of ShangHai municipality. The town has 36 beautiful bridges dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Video : China : The BeijingBuzzz video awards 2011 – special mention 2 – video StudyAbroadUSAC - Study Abroad, in ChengDu and ShangHai
StudyAbroadUSAC - Study Abroad, in ChengDu and ShangHai
Video : China : FunFancie’s ShangHai, part 2
Video : China : GuangZhou 广州, ShangHai 上海 and ShenZhen 深圳 in beautiful time-lapse A film by Pryadko Artem and Shishkovski Dmitry
A film by Pryadko Artem and Shishkovski Dmitry


GuangDong 广东 : GuangZhou, ShenZhen videos

The GuanYin of Mount XiQiao, FoShan, GuangDong
The GuanYin of Mount XiQiao is a colossal statue in NanHai District of FoShan, GuangDong. This monument stands 62 m (203 ft) tall, and sits on a 15 m pedestal, making a total height of 77 m (253 ft). GuanYin is the bodhisattva of compassion in Buddhism. With The Hutchinsons ... The pepper stuffed with minced meat is a signature dish of the Hakka cuisine called `niang`, a descriptive word of the method of preparing the food. It`s also common among other minority ethnic groups in southern China. The wide varieties of vegetables used for niang range from different kind of tofu to eggplants, bitter gourd, okra to even the spongy shell/skin of pomelo.
Why it is far better to live in China – don’t miss it
Real prosperity. With Rafa Goes Around! ...
ZhuHai city walk, GuangDong
With Walk East ...


YunNan 云南 : LiJiang, DaLi, Tiger Leaping Gorge videos

LiJiang 李江 and the Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡, YunNan province
Beautiful place; lovely film ...
Tiger Leaping Gorge 虎跳峡, YunNan province – slideshow video
60 kilometers north of LiJiang in south west China. The gorge is about 15 kilometers long and passes the 5,600m high Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
A trip to LiJiang  丽江 and XiShuangBanNa 西双版纳, YunNan province
LiJiang is primarily home to the NaXi ethnic minority. XiShuangBanNa is close to the border with Myanmar.
LaShiHai Wetland, near LiJiang, YunNan
云南丽江 | 拉市海 With Walk EastWalk East ...
KunMing city night walk, YunNan province
With REC ShangHai ...
Beyond the Mountain – a visit to one of China’s poorest areas- LiangShan in YunNan province
With filmmaker Ryo Takeuchi (He ZhiMeng 和之梦). Moving, uplifting, human spirit, humility, improvement, inspiring - don`t miss it ...


SiChuan 四川 & ChongQing 重庆 : ChengDu, EmeiShan, JiuZhaiGou, LeShan videos

Buddhism in SiChuan 四川, including EMeiShan and LeShan Giant Buddha
Beautiful YangShuo, plus Pot Stickers
With Living Asian ... Bonus film - Kids Park, ChengDu ...
ChengDu 成都 Cosplay – video
Filmed in the summer, 2013 ...
Wedding photos at beautiful JiuZhaiGou 九寨沟
`Nine Villages Valley` in SiChuan province ...
LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛 scenic area, SiChuan province
The Giant Buddha, which is around 70 meters in height, was carved out from the hill during the Tang dynasty (618–907). It took 90 years to complete. The LeShan Giant Buddha is part of the Mount Emei Scenic Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area has exceptionally diverse vegetation, ranging from subtropical to sub-alpine pine forests. Over time, additional temples established nearby making this an important place in Buddhism. There is a lot to see and explore. Slideshow (with some great photos) :
Hot pot, transportation and more, in ChongQing 重庆
Two CGTN Travelogue episodes with Megan Zhang. Megan looks at the history and modernity of ChongQing hot pot and the modern transport links that connect together this city in the mountainous hills ...


GuangXi 广西 & GuiZhou 贵州 : GuiLin, YangShuo, HuangGuoShu videos

A trip to YangShuo 阳朔, GuangXi province – video
At one time just the little sister to GuiLin, today YangShuo has become a global village. YangShuo has been influenced by many years as a magnet for backpackers from the world over, though it still has the charm of a small south-China town. It nestles among beautiful natural scenery along the Li River, and has exciting outdoor activities, wonderful dining and an energetic nightlife.
MaLingHe valley, GuiZhou
YangShuo, GuiLin and the Li and YuLong rivers, GuangXi province


ZheJiang 浙江 : HangZhou, NingBo, WuZhen videos



JiangSu 江苏 : SuZhou, NanJing, ZhouZhuang videos

20 places to visit in and around NanJing, JiangSu province
Places to visit in and around NanJing Dr. Sun Yat-sen`s Mausoleum (中山陵) - Zhōngshān Líng Description: Dr. Sun Yat-sen`s Mausoleum is a memorial site dedicated to the founding father of the Republic of China, located at the foot of Purple Mountain. Visitors can climb the grand staircase to reach the mausoleum, explore the surrounding parkland, and pay homage to Dr. Sun Yat-sen at his final resting place. Confucius Temple (夫子庙) - Fūzǐ Miào Description: Confucius Temple is a historic complex dedicated to the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius. The temple features traditional architecture, tranquil courtyards, and cultural relics, as well as bustling markets, teahouses, and street performances. Visitors can experience the vibrant atmosphere and pay tribute to Confucius` teachings and legacy. Nanjing City Wall (南京城墙) - Nánjīng Chéngqiáng Description: Nanjing City Wall is one of the best-preserved ancient city walls in China, dating back over 600 years. Visitors can walk or cycle along the wall`s ramparts, gates, and watchtowers, enjoying panoramic views of the cityscape and surrounding scenery. The wall offers insights into Nanjing`s rich history and architectural heritage. Xuanwu Lake (玄武湖) - Xuánwǔ Hú Description: Xuanwu Lake is a scenic freshwater lake located in the heart of Nanjing, surrounded by parks, gardens, and historic landmarks. Visitors can take leisurely boat cruises, stroll along lakeside promenades, and enjoy recreational activities such as cycling, picnicking, and birdwatching amidst serene natural surroundings. Jiming Temple (鸡鸣寺) - Jīmíng Sì Description: Jiming Temple is a renowned Buddhist temple perched on the slopes of Purple Mountain, offering panoramic views of Nanjing. The temple complex features ancient pagodas, halls, and gardens, as well as cultural relics and religious artifacts. Visitors can explore the tranquil grounds, attend Buddhist ceremonies, and admire the temple`s architectural beauty. Nanjing Museum (南京博物院) - Nánjīng Bówùyuàn Description: Nanjing Museum is one of China`s largest and most comprehensive museums, showcasing the history, art, and culture of Nanjing and the Jiangsu province. The museum`s extensive collections include archaeological artifacts, fine art, ceramics, and cultural relics, as well as interactive exhibits, educational programs, and temporary exhibitions. Presidential Palace (总统府) - Zǒngtǒng Fǔ Description: Presidential Palace is a historic complex serving as the former official residence of Chinese presidents. The palace features traditional Chinese architecture, landscaped gardens, and historical exhibitions, offering insights into China`s modern history and political developments. Visitors can explore the ornate halls, courtyards, and memorial halls, as well as attend cultural events and performances. Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge (南京长江大桥) - Nánjīng Chángjiāng Dàqiáo Description: Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is a landmark bridge spanning the Yangtze River, connecting the districts of Pukou and Xiaguan. The bridge offers panoramic views of the river, city skyline, and surrounding landscapes, as well as opportunities for sightseeing, photography, and enjoying the scenic riverfront. Porcelain Tower of Nanjing (南京瓷塔) - Nánjīng Cítǎ Description: Porcelain Tower of Nanjing is a historic pagoda renowned for its exquisite architecture and ornate porcelain decorations. Originally built in the 15th century, the pagoda was reconstructed in the 21st century and now serves as a cultural landmark and museum. Visitors can admire the pagoda`s intricate design, learn about its history, and enjoy panoramic views from the top. Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum (明孝陵) - Míng Xiàolíng Description: Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum is the final resting place of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the founder of the Ming Dynasty, and his empress. Located at the foot of Purple Mountain, the mausoleum complex features grand gateways, sacred pathways, and ancient stone sculptures, as well as serene forested surroundings ideal for contemplation and reflection. Nanjing Drum Tower (南京鼓楼) - Nánjīng Gǔlóu Description: Nanjing Drum Tower is a historic landmark dating back to the Ming Dynasty, located in the heart of Nanjing`s city center. The tower once served as a military command post and timekeeping facility, and today houses a museum showcasing Nanjing`s cultural heritage. Visitors can climb to the top for panoramic views of the city and learn about the tower`s history and significance. Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty (明孝陵) - Míng Xiàolíng Description: Xiaoling Tomb is the burial site of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and his empress. Located at the foot of Purple Mountain, the tomb complex encompasses grand gateways, pathways, and scenic gardens, as well as historical artifacts and sculptures. Visitors can explore the serene surroundings, pay respects to the Ming Dynasty`s founder, and learn about imperial burial customs. Nanjing Museum of Paleontology (南京古生物博物馆) - Nánjīng Gǔshēngwù Bówùguǎn Description: Nanjing Museum of Paleontology is dedicated to the study and exhibition of fossils and prehistoric artifacts. The museum`s collections include dinosaur fossils, ancient plants, and geological specimens, as well as interactive exhibits and educational programs exploring Earth`s natural history and evolution. Nanjing Presidential Palace (南京总统府) - Nánjīng Zǒngtǒng Fǔ Description: Nanjing Presidential Palace is a historic complex serving as the former official residence of Chinese presidents. The palace features traditional Chinese architecture, landscaped gardens, and historical exhibitions, offering insights into China`s modern history and political developments. Visitors can explore the ornate halls, courtyards, and memorial halls, as well as attend cultural events and exhibitions. Jiming Temple Scenic Area (鸡鸣寺风景名胜区) - Jīmíng Sì Fēngjǐng Míngshèng Qū Description: Jiming Temple Scenic Area encompasses the historic Jiming Temple complex, as well as surrounding parks, gardens, and cultural landmarks. Visitors can explore ancient temples, pagodas, and stone inscriptions, as well as enjoy scenic walks, cultural performances, and panoramic views of Nanjing`s skyline. Mochou Lake Park (莫愁湖公园) - Mòchóu Hú Gōngyuán Description: Mochou Lake Park is a scenic parkland surrounding Mochou Lake, offering a tranquil retreat amidst Nanjing`s urban landscape. Visitors can stroll along lakeside promenades, admire seasonal flowers and gardens, and enjoy recreational activities such as boating, fishing, and picnicking. The park also features cultural attractions, pavilions, and historic sites. Nanjing Drum Tower (南京鼓楼) - Nánjīng Gǔlóu Description: Nanjing Drum Tower is a historic landmark located in the heart of Nanjing`s city center, dating back to the Ming Dynasty. The tower once served as a military command post and timekeeping facility, and today houses a museum showcasing Nanjing`s cultural heritage. Visitors can climb to the top for panoramic views of the city and learn about the tower`s history and significance. Porcelain Tower Site Park (瓷塔遗址公园) - Cítǎ Yízhǐ Gōngyuán Description: Porcelain Tower Site Park is a historic site commemorating the location of the former Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, a renowned pagoda destroyed during the Qing Dynasty. The park features archaeological remains, cultural exhibits, and reconstructed pagoda foundations, as well as landscaped gardens, sculptures, and panoramic views of Nanjing`s skyline. Nanjing Botanical Garden (南京植物园) - Nánjīng Zhíwù Yuán Description: Nanjing Botanical Garden is a vast botanical reserve featuring diverse plant collections, themed gardens, and natural habitats. Visitors can explore walking trails, greenhouses, and scenic viewpoints, as well as participate in educational programs, workshops, and gardening activities. The garden also hosts seasonal flower shows, plant exhibitions, and cultural events throughout the year. Qinhuai River Scenic Area (秦淮风光带) - Qínhuái Fēngguāng Dài Description: Qinhuai River Scenic Area is a historic waterfront district renowned for its cultural heritage, scenic landscapes, and traditional architecture. Visitors can take leisurely boat cruises along the river, explore ancient streets and alleys, and admire historic landmarks such as Confucius Temple, Nanjing City Wall, and Zhonghua Gate. The area also offers opportunities for shopping, dining, and experiencing Nanjing`s vibrant nightlife. Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall (南京大屠杀纪念馆) - Nánjīng Dàtúshā Jìniànguǎn Description: Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall is a somber memorial dedicated to the victims of the Nanjing Massacre during World War II. The memorial hall features historical exhibits, documentary films, and testimonies from survivors, as well as educational programs and activities promoting peace, reconciliation, and remembrance.
NanJing 南京 night walk
JiangSu province. With Walk East ... NanJing city wall walk ...
The beautiful Humble Administrator’s Garden 拙政园
An exemplary example of classical Chinese garden arts that aspires to the harmony of people and nature. ZhuoZheng Yuan, SuZhou, JiangSu province. At 52,000 square meters, it is the largest garden in SuZhou. A beautiful short film ...


ShaanXi 陕西 : Xi'An, Terracotta Warriors, HuaShan videos

Beautiful HuaShan 华山 trip
Mount Hua mountain is located near the city of HuaYin in ShaanXi province, about 120 kilometers east of Xi`A, and one of the Five Great Mountains of China.
The beautiful JinSi Xia 金丝峡 scenic area, ShaanXi province
A trip to the wonderful, natural getaway of JinSi Xia (JinSi Canyon), ShaanXi province in central China ...
HuaShan 华山 mountain from the air
HuàShān is located near the city of HuaYin in ShaanXi province, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of Xi`An. It is one of the Five Great Mountains of China, and has a long history of religious significance. The highest peak is 2,155 metres (7,070 feet).


ShanXi 山西 : PingYao, YunGang Grottoes, WuTaiShan mountain videos

This is beautiful ShanXi 山西 province …
ShānXī province lies to the west / south-west of HeBei and BeiJing. The capital is TaiYuan. This film focuses on the plethora of impressive ancient sites and natural wonders; these include : * JinCi Temple 25 kilometers (16 miles) south west of TaiYuan, noted for its Song dynasty paintings and architecture. Founded about 1,400 years ago and expanded during the following centuries, this site has a diverse collection of more than 100 sculptures, buildings, terraces and bridges. * The Ancient City of PingYao is a UNESCO World Heritage Site near TaiYuan. Once a great financial center of China, it is noted for its preservation of many features of northern Han Chinese culture, architecture and way of life during the Ming and Qing dynasties. * The YunGang Grottoes, its literal translation being the Cloud Ridge Caves, are shallow caves near DaTong. There are over 50,000 carved images and statues of Buddhas and Boddhisatvas within these grottoes, ranging from 4 centimeters to 7 meters tall. This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of 252 caves noted for their collection of 5th and 6th century Buddhist grotto sculptures and reliefs. * Mount WuTai Shan is the highest point in the province. It is known as the residence of the bodhisattva Manjusri, and as a result is also a major Buddhist pilgrimage destination, with many temples and natural sights. Points of interest include Tang Dynasty (618−907) era timber halls located at NanChan Temple and FoGuang Temple, as well as a giant white stupa at TaYuan Temple built during the Ming Dynasty (1368−1644). * Mount HengShan, one of the `Five Great Peaks` of China, is also a major Taoist site. * The Hanging Temple (XuanKong Temple) is located on the side of a cliff, 75 meters (245 feet) up, and has survived for 1400 years despite earthquakes in the area. * The Pagoda of FoGong Temple built in 1056 during the Liao dynasty. It is octagonal with nine levels (five are visible from outside), and at 67 meters (220 feet) in height, it is currently the tallest wooden pagoda in the world and also the oldest fully wooden pagoda in China. * HuKou Waterfall on the Yellow River. At 50 meters high it is the second highest waterfall in China. ~~~ A very beautiful film - don`t miss it ... A veritable masterclass in video shooting, storytelling, editing and sound mixing.
The YunGang Grottos 云冈石窟
The caves, full of beautiful Buddhist art, are located near DaTong in ShanXi province, north east China (west from Beijing), and date from the 5th century. Buddhism came to this area via the northern Silk Road that linked Xi`An with Kashgar
The ancient cities of ShanXi province
With Walk East ...


HaiNan 海南 : SanYa, HaiKou videos

SanYa, HaiNan
With Walk East ...
Fun trip to HaiNan 海南 and YunNan 云南 provinces
University exchange to SanYa University 三亚 大学 (SānYà DàXué), HaiNan, plus a trip to south YunNan ...
A stay in tropical SanYa 三亚, HaiNan 海南 island
Filmed in 2007


HeBei 河北 & ShanDong 山东 : QingDao, ShanHaiGuan, TaiShan videos

Coming soon – the BeiJing Winter Olympics 2022 加油北京
BeiJing and the surrounding HeBei province (YanQing and ZhangJiaKou). Begins Friday, 4 February, 2022, to 20th February. `Together for a Shared Future 一起向未来`. With Rafa Goes Around! ...
Scenic QingDao
With Walk East ...
ShanHaiGuan 山海关, HeBei province
ShānHǎiGuān, `Mountain Sea Gate`, close to QinHuangDao. Where the Great Wall of China meets the ocean ...


GanSu 甘肃 and NingXia 宁夏 : JiaYuGuan, DunHuang, YinChuan videos

QingTongXia Yellow River Grand Canyon
BingLing Temple 炳灵寺 Grottoes, YongJing, GanSu province
A beautiful series of grottoes filled with Buddhist sculpture carved into natural caves and caverns in a canyon along the Yellow River. It lies just north of where the Yellow River empties into the LiuJiaXia Reservoir.
JiaYuGuan 嘉峪关 – the western end of the Great Wall of China
Plus DunHuang oasis and ZhangYe DanXia GeoPark, all in GanSu province.


HuNan 湖南 and HuBei 湖北 : WuLingYuan, ZhangJiaJie, FengHuang videos

ZhangJiaJie 张家界 National Forest Park, HuNan province
TianXin Park, ChangSha 长沙, HuNan province
TianXin Park is a scenic spot with classical gardens within an ancient city wall. The city wall was constructed in the year 202 AD. The TianXin Pavilion is a key feature of the park, which was developed in 1924 and now occupies an area of 30,000 square meters.
A trip to ZhangJiaJie 张家界, HuNan province
A beautiful National Forest park and renowned scenic area. Includes the world`s longest cable car ride (7 km), up through the clouds ...


AnHui 安徽 : HuangShan, HongCun videos

HuangShan (Yellow Mountain), AnHui 黃山 (Scenic China Special, 2018 – 2)
HongCun, AnHui province
HongCun 宏村 and MuKeng Bamboo Forest 木坑竹海
Step back in time with Tim and Glo as they visit HóngCūn, in the historical HuiZhou region of southern AnHui province, near the south west slope of Mount HuangShan, plus the close-by MuKeng Bamboo Forest. The architecture and features of the approximately 150 residences that date from the Ming and Qing dynasties are among the best of their kind in China. One of the largest residences open to visitors, ChenZhi Hall, also contains a small museum. Together with nearby XiDi, the village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Scenes from the film `Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon` were filmed on location here.


JiangXi 江西 and FuJian 福建 : XiaMen, WuYiShan, JingDeZhen videos

YiChun, JiangXi province
With Walk East ...
Four seasons in FuZhou
Provincial capital of FuJian province ...
Beautiful XiaMen 厦门 …
XiàMén is a coastal city in FuJian province, east / south east China.


HeNan 河南 : ShaoLin Temple, LongMen Grottoes, ZhengZhou videos

ZhengZhou 郑州, HeNan province
One of the `Eight Great Ancient Capitals` of China. Great music in this beautiful film ...
ZhengZhou 郑州 workout
Provincial capital of HeNan province. Fit for life ...
ZhengZhou night walk
China`s ancient capital - a 3,600 year-old yet modern city in HeNan province. With Walk East ...


West China : Tibet 西藏, QingHai 青海, XinJiang 新疆 videos

XinJiang – the real truth …
With Angelo Giuliano and Brian Berletic. They also discuss China`s infrastructure and the development of XinJiang, Tibet, etc. ... In depth ... The West likes to trumpet `individualism` - but is this really for the elite to divide the people, an excuse for the lack of infrastructure, and that if one is poor, it is your fault ? Compared to China`s development and poverty alleviation, what has the West achieved over recent decades ? There are around 200,000 Chinese students in UK alone. China has 120 million outbound overseas tourists each year. There are 850,000 expats living and working in China. XiaoMi sells more smart phones than Apple. Etc. - Reality versus fake news. As for Western MSM, the more ridiculous the bias, the more obvious it becomes. In China, the people are family; in the West, the people are merely livestock.
Tibetan Buddhist music and landscape – Alan
Alan Dawa Dolma sings one of the most beautiful Tibetan Buddhist songs called Laydrei (Karma), in her angelic voice ...
XiaMen, FuJian province, Urumqi, XinJiang province, and DunHuang, GanSu province
A few of the great China videos by Stick2r ...


North China : LiaoNing 辽宁, HeiLongJiang 黑龙江, JiLin 吉林, Inner Mongolia 内蒙古 videos

Evening Walk in Dalian’s Oriental Water City
With Gecko Walks ...
YanJi 延吉 city, YanBian, JiLin province
Near the border with Korea in north east China, the city has a large ethnic Korean population.
Harbin Snow and Ice Festival 2018
In HeiLongJiang province. Runs to the end of February, approximately.


China 中国 videos

Why we love to live in China
Planning war on China – the succinct version
Fearing China`s rise, and especially its basic premise that all its citizens are family, not merely livestock, the elite rulers of the West have for some time been trying to undermine China through destabilization of its periphery - Tibet, Hong Kong, XinJiang and TaiWan. Simultaneously, a huge amount of propaganda has been broadcast in the West to proffer false tales and coerce the public to demonize China. From Obama`s `pivot to Asia`, and before, the West has been cranking up a military encirclement of China, and that includes destabilizing China`s neighbors in South East China - Thailand, Myanmar, etc. The aim is to undermine the whole region, ASEAN, and particularly the `Belt and Road Initiative` (BRI) that China has created to build up the region in common prosperity, plus trade with Europe, the Middle East, Africa and beyond. The `West`, particularly the US, UK and Australia, are doing their utmost to undermine the region. Economically, for sure; but also militarily. Plus, via backing all manner of separatists and front groups both in China and all of S.E. Asia.
Encounters in China …
With China Icons ...

Music and dance videos

Won’t be fooled again …
`Meet the new `boss`; same as the old `boss`` ... (and who`s the real boss ?) How long will this go on ... till most can see : that they`ve just been fooled again ... Only less than 1% of those who `represent` us work for us; the rest work for the less than 1%.
ChongQing  重庆 musical fountains night shows
Chinese Spring Festival flash mobs, 2019
ChengDu ... WuHan ... ShenZhen ... BeiJing ... XiaMen ... Ruyuan Yao Autonomous County, GuangDong ... ChangSha ...
Dong Dong Dong – JoySide (music)
Indie rock band from BeiJing, 2016. This song featured in our recent MiuMiu GuitarGirl videos post. Many have asked about the band and the song - so here is the original video I gave you real love But you want more A music gem ...
Songs from the ShangHai 上海 World Expo opening concert
A selection of the songs and fireworks ...
Typical evening activity in China
All Chinese cities and towns re full of public spaces and parks that fill with dance and exercise and joy every evening ...
 

Food videos

The lemon and coconut in Chinese cooking
With DianXi XiaoGe ... Bonus film - wild bamboo shoots - with Wild Girl ...
Chinese food made with the lotus
它出淤泥而不染,濯清漣而不妖,一池荷花,一桌菜 | 野小妹
YunNan food tour
With Mark Wiens ...

Art, architecture and crafts videos

Movie videos

Mount YanDang 雁蕩山, WenZhou, ZheJiang province
YanDangShan, in a micro movie. YanDang Mountain is known for its natural beauty, arising from its many vertical rock faces and pinnacles, lush forests and bamboo groves, streams with clear water, waterfalls and caves. The area also hosts numerous temples and shrines, many built inside caves. A good place for hiking. YanDangShan lis near the east coast of China. The rail station here lies between WenZhou and NingBo; the journey from ShangHai is about 4 hours. A very beautiful film ...
Coming together – the Chinese New Year 中国新年
Also known as the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year on the mainland lasts one week. Preparations will already be under way and include a spring clean and adding festive decorations. New Year`s Eve and New Year`s Day are a time for family reunions, and for many this means travelling home from the city to the countryside. Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries and China-towns around the World. GōngXǐ FāCái 恭喜发财 ! The first film, `Coming Together`, is from Malaysia - enjoy ... The Spring Festival is about a new year, a new beginning. A time of renewal, and hope and a fresh start, a time of good-will. For example, fireworks, apart from being a joy to all, are to scare away bad spirits. One can see this symbolize the breaking of old habits of thought – a spring clean of the mind. A new year is a new chance for a better life – if you will take it. Keep your eyes open, heart abundant, and strive for a better world. Help others on their journey whenever you can and always share a smile. It may help another, but it will certainly be good for you. As the second film says, it is love that brings us closer to happiness. Above all, the Spring Festival is a time for family. Next 4 films : 1: `Going Home` ... 2: A touching song about life and friendship (forget the sub-titles, just watch the video). `Beautiful Snow County is my Home` ... 3: `Family Portrait` (from Malaysia) - a wry look at family life in the digital age ... 4: `Don`t be tied to the past, but don`t tear it up` ... Two 2017 CNY songs from the M Girls (Malaysia). They have released a CNY album every year since 2001 ... 2011 flash-back - CNY fireworks in BeiJing ... Lion Dance in Malaysia (2017) ...
SiChuan 四川 province – “The power of Nature”
A charming micro movie that takes you to some of the many beautiful places in SiChuan province ...

Documentary videos

Planning war with China – part 3
Bonus film - Biden`s UN speech, with The GrayZone ... Bonus film 2 - with Going Underground, RT...
China in the age of Xi – documentary
A look at how current president Xi JingPing has guided China over the last five years, the ideas behind the changes, and the future direction.
Train stations in China
With Rafa Goes Around! ...

Geopolitics videos

On Taiwan, China’s rise and Western hegemony
August 1st 2022. With The New Atlas - Brian Berletic and Angelo Giuliano ... Orsis Rutherford The problem with the US is that 90% of the population could not find Taiwan or The Ukraine on a map. I went to China in 2015 and I discovered an amazing country with a blend of tradition and modernity. People looked happy and I felt safe. AloofMicrobe `Be humble. Admit you know nothing about China. Start from zero and start building up a real understanding.` Probably the best advice I`ve had my entire life - and I`m 63 years old! Thank you so much, both of you. Love and peace, from London. ashley mistletoe As a Taiwaneses, I can vouch for everything you said about Taiwan, history, politics.. very surprised that you nailed so much details. To add a few more facts: 1. Right now in Taiwan it`s a hostage situation: people don`t want to go to war with China but this government is doing america bidding and for us it`s just disgusting, hateful yet there`s nothing much we can do... 2. This government brainwashes the less informed population, controls media and public opinions with a massive cyber force that`s silencing and suppressing opposition. It`s despicable that they have the shame to brag about democracy. 3. NO ONE IN TAIWAN WANTS A WAR, not even the heavily propagandized, except the very few brainwashed extremists. Those in power such as Ms. Tsai never mind bleeding our blood but trust me they will be the first to fly away the moment smell of war approaches. 4. I`ve heard over and over again that parents told their kids to surrender when the war breaks out. I remember vividly one of them said, `Who are we fighting for? Tsai Yinwen?` followed with an angry sneer. THIS GOVERNMENT IS A DISGRACE. Nancy Barra Brian, you represent the best of young Americans. Your critical thinking and analytical skills are amazing and I hope people like you can lead the United States to a new era in the future. In the meantime you are helping a lot of people to think beyond what mass media is proyecting. Angelo Giluino is also a great thinker and analyst. Gav Munro As a Brit in China I agree with Angelo 100% about the sense of humility that we should have. I was someone who questioned why things were the way they were in China, thankfully the more I tried to understand China the quicker I grew out of it. There`s a much said phrase here that `When I landed in China I could write a book about it, after 10 years I could write a leaflet on it, after 15 years I can barely write half a page about it`. That`s the reality. China is an enigma, it`s not to be `advised` but to be respected and studied. It`s brought it`s poorest into a middle class at a rate of knots. The west is vilifying China not to China`s determent but to their own. They could learn so much from China`s rise. Their elites choose not to tell the people the real story. That`s the real tragedy. Bonus film - with Richard Wolff ... Bonus film - with Garland Nixon ...
XinJiang and the Uighurs – fact and fiction
With The New Atlas ... Bonus film ...
On Taiwan (August 2022)
With The New Atlas, Brian Berletic and Angelo Giuliano ... With Carl Zha ...

China is a vast and diverse country with a rich history, stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and bustling cities. Here's a comprehensive travel overview for visitors:

Historical and Cultural Highlights:

The Great Wall of China: One of the most iconic landmarks in the world, the Great Wall stretches over thousands of kilometers and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Forbidden City (Palace Museum), Beijing: This ancient imperial palace complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offering a glimpse into China's imperial past with its grand halls, courtyards, and gardens.

Terracotta Army, Xi'an: Discovered in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army is a collection of thousands of life-sized clay soldiers, horses, and chariots buried with the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.

The Bund, Shanghai: This waterfront promenade along the Huangpu River is lined with historic buildings, modern skyscrapers, and offers stunning views of the city skyline.

Potala Palace, Lhasa: Located in Tibet, the Potala Palace is a symbol of Tibetan Buddhism and the former residence of the Dalai Lama. It's renowned for its stunning architecture, intricate artwork, and sacred relics.

Natural Wonders:

Yangshuo and Guilin: Famous for their picturesque karst landscapes, these regions offer stunning scenery with limestone peaks, crystal-clear rivers, and traditional villages.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Known for its towering sandstone pillars, this UNESCO World Heritage Site served as inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie "Avatar."

Jiuzhaigou Valley: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jiuzhaigou is famous for its colorful lakes, waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks, offering breathtaking natural beauty year-round.

Modern Marvels:

Infrastructure: China has the best high-speed rail network, subway systems and road system.

Shanghai Tower: This skyscraper in Shanghai is one of the tallest buildings in the world and offers panoramic views of the city from its observation deck.

Beijing Olympic Park: Visit the site of the 2008 Summer Olympics, including the iconic Bird's Nest Stadium and the Water Cube, now repurposed as a water park.

Culinary Delights:

Peking Duck: A famous dish from Beijing, Peking Duck features crispy duck skin served with thin pancakes, spring onions, and hoisin sauce.

Dim Sum: Originating from Guangdong province, dim sum consists of bite-sized portions of various dishes served in bamboo steamers, such as dumplings, buns, and rolls.

Practical Tips:

Visa: Most visitors to China require a visa. Make sure to check the visa requirements for your country before traveling.

Transportation: China has an extensive transportation network, including high-speed trains, domestic flights, buses, and subways. Apps like WeChat and DiDi are useful for navigating cities and ordering taxis.

Language: Mandarin Chinese is the official language, but English is not widely spoken outside of major cities and tourist areas. It's helpful to learn a few basic phrases or carry a translation app.

Currency: The currency in China is the Chinese Yuan (CNY or RMB). Credit/debit cards are widely accepted in urban areas, and at ATMs, but it is advisable to carry cash for smaller purchases and in rural areas. For longer visits, consider AliPay or WeChat for mobile payments.

China offers a wealth of experiences for visitors, from ancient wonders and cultural treasures to modern marvels and culinary delights. Whether you're exploring historic landmarks, immersing yourself in natural beauty, or savoring the diverse cuisine, China has something to offer travelers of all interests.

Accommodation Options:

Hotels: China offers a wide range of hotels to suit every budget, from luxury international chains to budget-friendly options and boutique accommodations. Major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou have numerous hotel options catering to different preferences.

Hostels: Hostels are a popular choice for budget travelers, especially in cities with a thriving backpacker scene like Beijing, Xi'an, and Chengdu. They offer affordable dormitory beds as well as private rooms and often provide communal spaces for socializing.

Guesthouses and Homestays: In rural areas and smaller towns, guesthouses and homestays provide an opportunity to experience local culture and hospitality. These accommodations range from simple rooms in family homes to cozy guesthouses in scenic locations.

Flights to and within China:

International Flights:

Major Airports: China is served by several major international airports, with the busiest ones being Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN).

Airlines: Numerous international airlines operate flights to China from destinations around the world. Major carriers include Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and Emirates, among others.

Popular Routes: Popular international routes to China include flights from major hubs such as London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, and Sydney.

Visa Requirements: Visitors from many countries require a visa to enter China. It's important to check visa requirements and obtain the necessary documentation well in advance of your trip.

Domestic Flights:

Domestic Airlines: China has a well-developed domestic air travel network, with several airlines offering flights to destinations across the country. Major domestic carriers include Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, and Spring Airlines.

Popular Domestic Routes: Popular domestic routes connect major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Xi'an. Flights between these cities are frequent and relatively affordable, making air travel a convenient option for exploring different regions of China.

High-Speed Trains vs. Flights: In addition to domestic flights, China has an extensive high-speed train network that connects major cities. When planning your travel within China, consider factors such as travel time, cost, and convenience when choosing between flights and trains.

Booking Flights: Flights within China can be booked directly through airline websites, online travel agencies, or through travel agents. It's advisable to book tickets in advance, especially during peak travel seasons and holidays.

Practical Tips:

Baggage Allowance: Check the baggage allowance and any restrictions imposed by the airline you're flying with, especially if you plan to travel with oversized luggage or sports equipment.

Airport Transportation: Major airports in China are well-connected to city centers by airport shuttle buses, taxis, and in some cities, metro lines. It's advisable to research transportation options in advance to ensure a smooth journey to and from the airport.

Flight Delays and Cancellations: Flight delays and cancellations can occur, especially during inclement weather or peak travel periods. Stay informed about your flight status and be prepared for potential changes to your travel plans.

By considering these factors and planning accordingly, you can make the most of your flight experience when traveling to and within China.

Why people love to visit China:

For a multitude of reasons, ranging from its rich history and culture to its breathtaking natural landscapes and delicious cuisine. Here are ten reasons why China is a popular destination for travelers:

Rich History and Culture: China boasts a civilization that dates back thousands of years, with a wealth of historical sites such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Terracotta Army. Visitors can explore ancient temples, palaces, and traditional villages, gaining insight into China's fascinating history and culture.

Great Wall of China: One of the most iconic landmarks in the world, the Great Wall of China stretches thousands of kilometers across northern China. Visitors can hike along its majestic ramparts, marvel at its breathtaking views, and learn about its significance in Chinese history.

Modern Cities: China is home to dynamic and modern cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, where visitors can experience the pulse of contemporary China. From towering skyscrapers and bustling markets to vibrant nightlife and cutting-edge technology, these cities offer a glimpse into China's rapid development.

Scenic Landscapes: From the towering peaks of the Himalayas to the picturesque karst mountains of Guilin, China boasts an incredibly diverse range of landscapes. Visitors can explore stunning natural wonders such as the Yellow Mountains, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and Jiuzhaigou Valley, each offering its own unique beauty.

Culinary Delights: Chinese cuisine is renowned worldwide for its variety, flavor, and complexity. Whether it's dim sum in Guangzhou, Peking duck in Beijing, or hot pot in Sichuan, visitors can indulge in a diverse array of mouthwatering dishes that reflect the country's regional diversity and culinary heritage.

Traditional Arts and Performances: China has a rich tradition of performing arts, including Peking opera, Chinese acrobatics, and traditional music and dance. Visitors can attend performances at theaters and cultural venues across the country, experiencing the beauty and grace of these ancient art forms.

Shopping and Markets: China is a shopper's paradise, with bustling markets, modern malls, and vibrant street stalls offering everything from silk scarves and antiques to electronics and souvenirs. Visitors can haggle for bargains at markets such as Beijing's Silk Street, Shanghai's Yu Garden, and Guangzhou's Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street.

Tea Culture: Tea plays an integral role in Chinese culture, and visitors can immerse themselves in the country's rich tea traditions. From the tea plantations of Hangzhou's Longjing Village to the tea houses of Chengdu's People's Park, travelers can sample a wide variety of teas and learn about the art of tea brewing and appreciation.

Festivals and Celebrations: China celebrates a variety of traditional festivals throughout the year, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the country's vibrant cultural heritage. From the colorful lantern festivals of Chinese New Year to the dragon boat races of the Dragon Boat Festival, these celebrations showcase China's rich customs and traditions.

Hospitality and Warmth of the People: Chinese people are known for their hospitality and warmth towards visitors. Whether it's sharing a meal with a local family, chatting with vendors at a street market, or receiving a warm welcome at a traditional guesthouse, travelers to China often appreciate the friendliness and kindness of the people they meet.

These are just a few reasons why people love to visit China. With its blend of ancient traditions and modern innovations, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse cultural experiences, China offers something for every type of traveler to enjoy.

But it doesn't stop there! Here are some additional reasons why people love to visit China:

Incredible Architectural Marvels: China is home to some of the world's most impressive architectural wonders, including the ancient city walls of Xi'an, the modern skyscrapers of Shanghai's Pudong district, and the futuristic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Visitors can marvel at these engineering feats and witness the country's architectural evolution.

Panda Conservation: As the home of the giant panda, China offers opportunities for visitors to see these adorable creatures up close. Panda reserves such as the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Wolong National Nature Reserve allow visitors to observe pandas in their natural habitat and learn about conservation efforts.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: China has a long history of traditional medicine, including acupuncture, herbal remedies, and tai chi. Visitors can explore traditional medicine markets, visit herbal medicine shops, and even experience treatments such as acupuncture and massage at specialized clinics.

Cultural Festivals: In addition to traditional festivals, China also hosts a variety of cultural events and celebrations throughout the year. These may include folk music and dance performances, art exhibitions, and international film festivals, providing visitors with opportunities to immerse themselves in Chinese culture.

Martial Arts: China is the birthplace of martial arts, and visitors can learn about various styles such as kung fu, tai chi, and qigong. Many martial arts schools across the country offer classes and workshops for visitors of all skill levels, allowing them to experience the discipline and philosophy behind these ancient practices.

Ancient Silk Road: China played a central role in the ancient Silk Road trade route, which connected East and West. Visitors can explore historic Silk Road cities such as Xi'an, Dunhuang, and Kashgar, where they can see well-preserved artifacts, visit ancient ruins, and learn about the exchange of goods and ideas that shaped civilizations.

Ethnic Diversity: China is home to 56 recognized ethnic groups, each with its own unique culture, language, and traditions. Visitors can explore ethnic minority regions such as Tibet, Xinjiang, and Yunnan, where they can experience traditional festivals, sample local cuisine, and learn about the customs and lifestyles of these diverse communities.

Natural Hot Springs: China has a wealth of natural hot springs scattered across the country, offering visitors a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. From luxurious spa resorts to rustic outdoor pools, there are hot spring destinations to suit every preference, providing a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Dynamic Nightlife: China's major cities come alive at night with vibrant nightlife scenes, including bustling night markets, trendy bars and clubs, and colorful street food stalls. Visitors can experience the excitement of cities like Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou after dark, exploring neon-lit streets and enjoying live music and entertainment.

Ease of Travel: With modern infrastructure, efficient transportation networks, and increasing tourism services, traveling in China has become more accessible and convenient for visitors from around the world. Whether by high-speed train, domestic flights, or well-developed road networks, getting around China is relatively easy, allowing visitors to explore its diverse attractions with ease.

These additional reasons highlight the depth and variety of experiences that await travelers in China, making it a truly captivating destination for exploration and discovery.

UNESCO World Heritage sites:

China is home to a significant number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, each offering unique cultural, historical, and natural significance. Here are some of the most notable UNESCO World Heritage sites in China:

The Great Wall: This iconic symbol of China is one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. Stretching over 21,000 kilometers across northern China, the Great Wall is a remarkable feat of ancient engineering and a testament to China's rich history.

The Forbidden City, Beijing: Also known as the Imperial Palace, the Forbidden City is a vast complex of palaces, courtyards, and gardens that served as the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is one of the best-preserved examples of traditional Chinese architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.

The Terracotta Army, Xi'an: Discovered in 1974, the Terracotta Army is a collection of thousands of life-sized terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. This archaeological marvel is considered one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.

The Mogao Caves, Dunhuang: Located along the ancient Silk Road, the Mogao Caves are a complex of Buddhist cave temples containing exquisite murals, sculptures, and artifacts spanning over a thousand years of Buddhist art. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, the caves are considered one of the most important repositories of Buddhist art in the world.

The Potala Palace, Lhasa: Perched atop Marpo Ri hill in Lhasa, Tibet, the Potala Palace is a majestic fortress-like complex that served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. With its stunning architecture, intricate artwork, and religious significance, the Potala Palace was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994.

The Summer Palace, Beijing: Built in the Qing dynasty as a royal retreat, the Summer Palace is a vast imperial garden complex featuring pavilions, temples, bridges, and a large artificial lake. It is renowned for its harmonious blend of natural beauty and architectural splendor and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998.

Mount Tai, Shandong Province: Mount Tai, also known as Taishan, is one of China's Five Great Mountains and has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for over 3,000 years. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, Mount Tai is revered for its cultural, religious, and natural significance.

The Classical Gardens of Suzhou: Suzhou is famous for its exquisite classical gardens, which are masterpieces of Chinese garden design dating back to the 11th century. These gardens feature intricate landscaping, pavilions, water features, and rockeries, and have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.

The Old Town of Lijiang, Yunnan Province: Lijiang's old town is a well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, with narrow cobblestone streets, wooden buildings, and traditional Naxi architecture. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997, the old town of Lijiang offers visitors a glimpse into China's rich cultural heritage.

The Fujian Tulou: Fujian Tulou are traditional earthen dwellings built by the Hakka and Minnan people in the mountainous regions of Fujian province. These unique communal residences are characterized by their circular or rectangular shapes and thick rammed-earth walls. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008, the Fujian Tulou are a testament to traditional Chinese architectural ingenuity and communal living.

These UNESCO World Heritage sites represent the rich cultural, historical, and natural heritage of China and are must-visit destinations for travelers seeking to explore the country's diverse and fascinating attractions.

Chinese culture

Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest and most influential, spanning thousands of years of history and encompassing diverse traditions, customs, beliefs, and practices. Here are some key aspects of Chinese culture:

Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism: These philosophical and religious traditions have profoundly influenced Chinese culture. Confucianism emphasizes moral values, social harmony, and filial piety, while Taoism promotes living in harmony with the Tao (the Way) and achieving balance in life. Buddhism, introduced to China from India, has also played a significant role in shaping Chinese spirituality and culture.

Family and Filial Piety: Family is highly valued in Chinese culture, and filial piety, the respect and obedience towards one's parents and elders, is a core virtue. Family gatherings, especially during festivals like Chinese New Year, are important occasions for strengthening familial bonds.

Language and Calligraphy: The Chinese language, with its intricate characters, is central to Chinese culture. Calligraphy, the art of writing Chinese characters with brush and ink, is not only a practical skill but also a revered form of artistic expression.

Cuisine: Chinese cuisine is celebrated worldwide for its diversity, flavors, and regional variations. Each of China's provinces boasts its own culinary specialties, influenced by factors such as geography, climate, and cultural heritage. Popular dishes include dumplings, noodles, Peking duck, and Sichuan hotpot.

Arts and Crafts: Chinese culture has a rich tradition of arts and crafts, including painting, pottery, porcelain, silk weaving, embroidery, and paper cutting. Traditional Chinese painting, often featuring landscapes, flowers, and birds, emphasizes harmony, balance, and simplicity.

Festivals and Celebrations: Chinese festivals are vibrant and colorful celebrations that reflect the country's cultural diversity and heritage. The most important festival is Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival), which marks the beginning of the lunar new year and is celebrated with fireworks, dragon and lion dances, family reunions, and feasting.

Traditional Medicine and Martial Arts: Traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbal remedies, and qigong (breathing exercises), is deeply rooted in Chinese culture and philosophy. Similarly, martial arts such as Tai Chi and Kung Fu are not just physical disciplines but also embody principles of health, spirituality, and self-defense.

Cultural Symbols: Chinese culture is rich in symbolism, with certain objects and motifs carrying specific meanings. For example, the dragon symbolizes power, strength, and good fortune, while the phoenix represents beauty, grace, and prosperity.

Overall, Chinese culture is characterized by its richness, diversity, and enduring traditions, which continue to shape the lives of people both within China and around the world.

Ancient Philosophy and Literature: Chinese culture has a deep tradition of philosophy and literature dating back thousands of years. Classic texts such as the "I Ching" (Book of Changes), "Dao De Jing" (Tao Te Ching), and the works of Confucius have had a profound impact not only in China but also on global thought.

Performing Arts: Traditional Chinese performing arts include various forms of opera, such as Peking Opera, Cantonese Opera, and Kunqu Opera, each characterized by elaborate costumes, stylized gestures, and unique vocal techniques. Traditional Chinese music, with instruments like the guzheng (zither), pipa (lute), and erhu (two-stringed fiddle), also holds a special place in Chinese culture.

Tea Culture: Tea holds significant cultural importance in China, where it is not only a popular beverage but also a symbol of hospitality, etiquette, and social harmony. Traditional tea ceremonies, such as the Gongfu tea ceremony, emphasize mindfulness, respect for nature, and the art of brewing and enjoying tea.

Lunar Calendar and Festivities: The Chinese lunar calendar, which is based on the cycles of the moon, is used to determine traditional holidays and festivals. Besides Chinese New Year, other important celebrations include the Lantern Festival, Qingming Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day), Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival (Mooncake Festival), and Double Ninth Festival.

Etiquette and Social Norms: Chinese culture places great emphasis on etiquette and social propriety. Concepts such as "saving face" (maintaining dignity and reputation), hierarchical relationships, and the importance of indirect communication are deeply ingrained in Chinese society.

Education and Scholarly Tradition: Education has always been highly valued in Chinese culture, and the pursuit of knowledge and scholarship is esteemed. The imperial examination system, which dates back to ancient times, was a rigorous system for selecting government officials based on their literary and intellectual abilities.

Modern Cultural Influences: In addition to its rich traditional heritage, Chinese culture continues to evolve and adapt to modern influences. The rapid development of technology, media, and globalization has led to the emergence of new cultural phenomena, trends, and forms of expression, contributing to China's dynamic cultural landscape.

These aspects, among others, contribute to the richness and complexity of Chinese culture, reflecting a civilization with a long history of innovation, creativity, and resilience.

China's geography

China is known for its diverse geography. Here are some key points about China's geography:

Size and Shape: China is the fourth largest country in the world by land area, covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers. It stretches from the eastern coast of the Pacific Ocean to the western border with various Central Asian countries.

Mountains: China is characterized by several major mountain ranges, including the Himalayas in the southwest, the Tian Shan in the northwest, and the Kunlun Mountains in the west. Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, is located on the China-Nepal border.

Plateaus: The Tibetan Plateau, often referred to as the "Roof of the World," is located in southwestern China. It is the highest and largest plateau on Earth, with an average elevation exceeding 4,500 meters (14,800 feet).

Rivers: China is home to several major rivers, including the Yangtze (Chang Jiang), Yellow River (Huang He), Pearl River (Zhu Jiang), and Mekong River. These rivers play a significant role in China's agriculture, transportation, and economy.

Deserts: The Gobi Desert is situated in northern China, while the Taklamakan Desert is located in the northwest. These deserts are important geographical features, influencing weather patterns and serving as barriers to human movement.

Plains and Coastal Regions: China has extensive low-lying areas, particularly along its eastern and southeastern coasts. These regions are highly populated and are centers of economic activity, including major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

Climate: China's climate varies widely due to its large size and diverse geography. The country experiences a range of climatic conditions, from arid and semi-arid climates in the northwest to humid subtropical climates in the southeast.

China's infrastructure

China's infrastructure is among the most extensive and rapidly developing in the world, reflecting the country's economic growth and urbanization. The Chinese government has made significant investments in transportation, energy, telecommunications, and other sectors to support economic development, improve living standards, and enhance connectivity both domestically and internationally. Here's an overview of China's infrastructure:

Transportation: High-Speed Rail (HSR): China boasts the world's largest high-speed rail network, with thousands of kilometers of track connecting major cities across the country. High-speed trains, capable of reaching speeds of up to 350 km/h (217 mph), offer a fast, efficient, and comfortable mode of transportation for millions of passengers daily.

Expressways and Highways: China has an extensive network of expressways and highways, facilitating the movement of goods and people across the country. Major highways like the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway link key economic regions and urban centers.

Urban Transport: China's cities are served by modern urban transport systems, including subway/metro systems, buses, and taxis. Major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen have extensive subway networks that provide convenient and affordable transportation for residents and visitors.

Ports and Shipping: China has some of the world's busiest and most advanced ports, including Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, and Shenzhen. These ports play a critical role in global trade, handling massive volumes of containerized cargo and facilitating maritime transportation along China's coast and international shipping routes.

Aviation: China has seen rapid growth in its aviation sector, with major airports in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou serving as key hubs for domestic and international air travel. The country has also invested in the expansion and modernization of airports to accommodate increasing passenger numbers and air cargo traffic.

Energy and Utilities: Power Generation: China is the world's largest producer and consumer of electricity, with a diverse mix of energy sources including coal, hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, and solar power. The country has invested heavily in expanding its power generation capacity to meet growing demand and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Renewable Energy: China leads the world in renewable energy investment and deployment, with ambitious targets for expanding renewable energy capacity. The country is a global leader in wind and solar power, with vast wind farms and solar photovoltaic installations contributing to its clean energy transition.

Water Infrastructure: China has invested in the construction of dams, reservoirs, and water diversion projects to manage water resources, mitigate flooding, and provide water for irrigation, industry, and urban areas. Notable projects include the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River and the South-to-North Water Diversion Project.

Telecommunications and Information Technology: Telecommunications: China has a vast and rapidly growing telecommunications network, with widespread coverage of mobile phone and internet services. Major telecom operators like China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom provide voice, data, and internet services to millions of users across the country.

Internet Infrastructure: China is home to one of the world's largest and most active internet user populations. The country has invested in the development of internet infrastructure, including broadband networks, data centers, and internet exchange points, to support the rapid growth of online services, e-commerce, and digital innovation.

Urban Development: Smart Cities: China is investing in the development of smart cities, leveraging technology and data to improve urban management, infrastructure efficiency, and quality of life for residents. Pilot projects and initiatives are underway in cities like Hangzhou, Shenzhen, and Chengdu to deploy smart transportation, energy, and public services.

Urban Planning and Construction: China's rapid urbanization has led to the construction of new cities, residential developments, and infrastructure projects. Urban planning and construction efforts aim to create sustainable, livable cities with modern amenities, green spaces, and efficient transportation systems.

Challenges and Future Directions: While China's infrastructure has made impressive strides in recent decades, the country still faces challenges such as environmental sustainability, infrastructure quality and safety, and equitable access to services. The Chinese government continues to prioritize infrastructure development as a key driver of economic growth and social development, with ongoing investments in upgrading and expanding transportation networks, energy systems, and urban infrastructure. As China's economy evolves and urbanization continues, infrastructure development will remain a critical focus area for ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth in the years to come.

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