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Macau’s Historic Old City

Macau’s Historic Old City

Historic Old City In Macau The historic centre of Macau or the Old City is the area were the Portuguese first settled in 1557 when they made Macau a colony. The Old City was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005, making it China’s 31st heritage site. There are 22 buildings and eight squares

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

Xian City Wall

Xian City Wall

Xian City Wall Xian is a fascinating city with the Terracotta warriors nearby, loads of attractions in the city itself AND is completely enclosed by a wall and moat fortress system. This wall is the oldest and best preserved city walls in China and a must see when you travel to Xian. The wall itself

Huangshan City (Tunxi)

Huangshan City (Tunxi)

Travel Guide to Huangshan City (Tunxi) Hangshan City is a small city (by Chinese standards) located at the base of China’s famous Huangshan Mountain in the south of Anhui province. For most tourists, Huangshan City is just a transit point and gateway barely noticed on the way to the mystical cloud shrouded peaks of Huangshan

Hongcun Village

Hongcun Village

Hongcun Village (name in Chinese characters 宏村) Hongcun Village is an ancient village full of winding lanes around an hour north west of Huangshan City in Anhui province. Surrounded by creeks, waterways and lakes, Hongchun is a charming example of Qing Dynasty architecture and way of life. History Hongcun Village was founded during the Southern

Huangshan City Old Street Hostel

Huangshan City Old Street Hostel

Old Street Hostel In Huangshan City (Tunxi) With a second floor balcony overlooking Huangshan City’s (Tunxi) picturesque old street, cheap clean rooms and great staff, the Old Street Hostel is the best place to stay in Huangshan City. Location & Getting There The Old Street Hostel is not far from the train station and the

Beijing Travel – The Forbidden City

Beijing Travel – The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing is an enormous Imperial Palace that was the home of 24 Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors from 1420 to 1912. With spectacular architecture and grounds on a scale hard to imagine, the Forbidden City is stunning to see and walk through. A trip to the Forbidden City

Beijing Travel- Tiananmen Square

Beijing Travel- Tiananmen Square

Tianmen Square is the cultural, spiritual and political center of China and an exciting spot to see when you travel through the Beijing. From Tiananmen Square you can visit sites like the Forbidden City and Mausoleum of Mao Zedong that are only a short walk away, watch the hordes of Chinese and foreign tourist who

Weddings and Travel to an Ancient Chinese Kingdom

Weddings and Travel to an Ancient Chinese Kingdom

Several months ago I was browsing through a list of China’s 41 World Heritage Sites that includes famous travel spots such as the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. I was surprised to see that most of the sites where travel spots I’d never been to and many that I had never even heard

No Club for Forbidden City – Top China Travel Site

No Club for Forbidden City – Top China Travel Site

World Heritage Travel Site Not For Sale In China Warning – this post is a bit of a rant because because the Forbidden City is a priceless historical site and one of THE top travel destinations in China. We are fortunate enough that the Forbidden City is open to the public for a small fee

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