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Dragon Boat Festival and Travel In China

Dragon Boat Festival and Travel In China

Dragon Boat Festival or Dan Wu Jie 端午节 Introduction The Dragon Boat festival is a traditional festival falling on the 5th day of the 5th month of China’s lunar calendar and has been celebrated in China for over 2000 years. It has only been recognized as a public holiday in mainland China since 2008. The

Travel Survival Guide for Chinese New Year

Travel Survival Guide for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China where the whole country goes on holiday or at least week and families are reunited. It is similar to western Christmas but MUCH bigger and more traditional. Travelling in China during the New Year festival is a great way of experiencing Chinese customs and traditions

A Guide to China’s One Child Policy

A Guide to China’s One Child Policy

One of the biggest influences on Chinese society and people during the last 30 years has been the one child policy. To help you understand this amazing and bewildering country and the people you'll meet during your travels here, I've put together below a travellers guide to China's one child policy. The Basics From 1949

Chinese Tofu or Bean Curd

Chinese Tofu or Bean Curd

Tofu or bean curd as many people call it is a very nutritious and delicious food staple in China that is made from soybeans and water. Along with dishes such as Beijing Duck and Jiaozi, Tofu is one of those great Chinese foods you can enjoy during your travels here. What exactly is Tofu? An

Chinese Tea

Chinese Tea

Travel Guide for Chinese Tea If you plan on travelling to China or just want to know a little more about Chinese culture and daily life, you should learn the basics of Chinese tea. An understanding of Chinese tea will help you make friends with the locals, enjoy one of China’s more refined and relaxing

The Chinese Zodiac Calendar – History, Dates and More

The Chinese Zodiac Calendar – History, Dates and More

In China there is a 12 year calendar that is known in the west as the Chinese Zodiac. This calendar attributes each of the 12 years to an animal so the Chinese Zodiac has 12 animals which are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep (Goat), Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. The year

History of China Timeline for Travel & Tourism

History of China Timeline for Travel & Tourism

Travel and Tourism History of China China’s history stretches back to antiquity and is full earth shaking events and fascinating incidents. The time line below is a record of such events and incidents that relate to tourist attractions or have impacted on travel in China. This timeline is incomplete and is a work in progress,

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Racing Festival

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Racing Festival

Dragon Boat Racing In Hong Kong One of the most exciting, fascination and traditional festivals you can see in Hong Kong is the Dragon Boat Racing Festival that takes place every Spring/Summer. The festival is a series of races around Hong Kong in colourful Dragon boats that are great fun to see. Tradition The festival

China’s Ethnic Minorities

China’s Ethnic Minorities

China is a large country with an incredible diversity in climate, terrain, weather and especially in people. China has 56 officially recognized ethnic groups and a large number of unofficial ethnic groups. Of these 56 groups, the largest group is the Han Chinese who makeup 91.51% of China’s population and the remaining 8.49% are China’s

East Vs West – A guide to Chinese Culture

East Vs West – A guide to Chinese Culture

In so many ways Chinese culture is very different from western culture and these differences can vary from being very obvious to so subtle you barely notice. These cultural differences are a part of the incredible appeal of travel in China and they can often leave you bewildered, confused and angry if you don’t understand

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