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Zhongshan Park – Beijing

Zhongshan Park – Beijing

Zhongshan Park Zhongshan is an attractive former imperial park located on the south west side of the Forbidden City. Built as an imperial park in 1420, Zhongshan Park opened to the public in 1914 and has been through several politically motivated name changes. After the hustle and bustle of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City,

Travel and Air Pollution In Beijing & China

Travel and Air Pollution In Beijing & China

Beijing has the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, fantastic food, great shopping and some of the worst air pollution you are likely to come across. How Bad is the Air Pollution in Beijing and China? Extremely bad! On a summer’s day with clear blue skies and excellent visibility the pollution levels

Mausoleum of Mao Zedong

Mausoleum of Mao Zedong

Despite his wish to be cremated, after his death Mao Zedong’s body was embalmed and placed on display in a large Mausoleum just south of Tiananmen Square. His body is now on public display and visited by countless numbers of tourists and local Chinese every year. History The Mausoleum is one of the very few

A Guide to Visiting the Great Wall of China

A Guide to Visiting the Great Wall of China

A Guide to the Great Wall of China The Great Wall of China is an ancient network of walls, earth works and fortifications that stretch from one end of China to the other and cover over 8,000 kilometers. The oldest sections of the wall were built over 2,200 years ago while the newest sections are

Tourist Scams In China & How to Avoid Them

Tourist Scams In China & How to Avoid Them

If you have ever been scammed travelling in China or anywhere else, you’ll know what a disappointing, frustrating and often expensive experience it can be. Bad weather, getting lost, late trains, you name it, I can handle it. These kind of things are all part of the travel experience. Being taken for a fool and

Beijing City Wall &Chaoyangmen Gate

Beijing City Wall &Chaoyangmen Gate

Beijing City Wall &Chaoyangmen Gate In the south east of Beijing right next to the Beijing Train Station are the 600 year old remains of Beijing’s ancient city wall and enormous Ming Dynasty watch tower. A great site to visit during your travels in Beijing if you have an afternoon free. History Since 1271 Beijing

Travel on the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway Bullet Train

Travel on the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway Bullet Train

Travel on the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway Bullet Train With a potential top speed of 380kn/h, the high speed bullet train between Beijing and Shanghai is the world’s fastest scheduled train, the stuff of legends and the holy grail of train travel in China. I’ve wanted to travel on this train ever since the

Why You Can’t Shop in Beijing Now

Why You Can’t Shop in Beijing Now

We all talk about the beauty of the Great Wall and the sheer awesomeness of the Forbidden City but lets face it, shopping is also a big attraction in Beijing and China in general. One of the points that makes shopping in China so much fun is the things we can’t get back home and

Ten Unwritten Rules for Travel In China

Ten Unwritten Rules for Travel In China

Rules such as double checking your China visa, having travel insurance and having a practical budget you can stick to are all pretty obvious.  There are other less formal and obvious but no less important rules that can make a big difference to your travel in China. These rules are the unwritten rules of travel

Beijing Travel – The Temple Of Heaven

Beijing Travel – The Temple Of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven was used by Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties to worship Heaven, offer sacrifices and pray for good harvests and favourable rain. The architecture in the Temple of Heaven is amazing, it’s history enthralling and it’s cultural significance profound. A must see attraction for anyone visiting Beijing. Purpose & Function

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