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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

Lijiang Travel – The Old Town

Lijiang Travel – The Old Town

Built on a mountainous plateau over two kilometres above sea level, the Old Town is a picturesque ancient city crisscrossed by canals in the heart of Lijiang city in Yunnan province. Lijiang is famous for its mild and comfortable climate and very laid back lifestyle. The Old Town in the heart of Lijiang is one

Lijiang Travel – Mu Palace

Lijiang Travel – Mu Palace

Set in the heart of Lijiang’s Old Town, the Mu Palace was the home of the Mu clan who led the Naxi people and ruled Lijiang for over 700 years. The buildings and grounds are influenced by an attractive mix of Naxi, Tibetan and Han architecture and design. The Mu Palace is a key attraction

A long day at the Summer Palace

A long day at the Summer Palace

Last week while in Beijing, I had a very long and enjoyable day at Beijing’s really cool Summer Palace. Long because the Summer Palace is BIG and takes time to see it properly. Enjoyable because the Summer Palace is just awesome and I had the company of a really nice American couple D and D

Summer Palace in Beijing

Summer Palace in Beijing

The Chinese name for Summer Palace is Yihe Yuan which means gardens of nurtured harmony. Nice name. Don’t be confused by the name, The Summer Palace is not an actual palace, it is more of an imperial garden and lake. The Summer palace site covers 2.2 square kilometres and a lake, Kunming lake, makes up

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