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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,

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

A Day at the Yulong Hot Springs Resort North East China

A Day at the Yulong Hot Springs Resort North East China

Ever wanted to be outside in -30C temperatures and surrounded by snow while soaking in natural spring waters at 35-40C? Bathing in natural hot springs is one of the best ways to get out, see some of the country and enjoy the winter in North East China In Jilin Province the two best hot springs

Fishing, Fast Trains and Marijuana

Fishing, Fast Trains and Marijuana

An excellent way to get out into the country and enjoy Autumn is to go fishing. The weather last Saturday was delightful so I went fishing with a local friend. My first time fishing in China. The Fishing Spot De Hui (德惠) is a small town around 80 kilometers north east of Changchun city. The

Ski Season Starts at Beidahu – 3 Days of Top Skiing

Ski Season Starts at Beidahu – 3 Days of Top Skiing

Bei Da Hu 北大湖 is one of China’s best ski resorts and THE best (in my humble opinion) in the north east of China. So when the ski season officially kicked off a couple of weeks ago it was the place to be. For three days of glorious skiing!!! Back Ground on Bei Da Hu

Road Trip to China, Russia, Korea Border

Road Trip to China, Russia, Korea Border

What should you do after you’ve wined and dined in Shanghai, hiked the Leaping Tiger Gorge and gotten lost in the Forbidden City? Check out China’s borders. Ideally the border of China, North Korea and Russia. Koreans are one of China’s official 56 ethnic groups and they have their own autonomous region in Jilin Province

Taxkorgan’s Stone City – An Ancient Silk Road City

Taxkorgan’s Stone City – An Ancient Silk Road City

The Stone City of Taxkorgan in Xinjiang Province Taxkorgan’s Stone City is a 2000 year old fortress and city located on a junction of the Silk Road between China and the west. History The history of the Stone City stretches back 2000 years ago to the beginning of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD). At that time

Kashgar’s Old Town

Kashgar’s Old Town

Old Town, the Ancient Heart of Kashgar The Old Town in Kashgar has been the heart of the city for over 2000 years, is a splendid example of an ancient Islamic city and is in the process of being destroyed for safety reasons. History The origin of Kashgar’s Old Town can be traced back to

Kashgar Sunday Market

Kashgar Sunday Market

The Kashgar Sunday Market is a thriving and bustling market open every Sunday for the sale of livestock. Visiting the market and seeing local Uygur farmers engaged in the serious business of buying and selling hordes of animals is eye opening and delightful cultural experience. You have not seen Kashgar until you’ve seen the Sunday

Kashgar Grand Bazaar

Kashgar Grand Bazaar

The Kashgar Grand Bazaar With over 2000 years of history, a mesmerizing selection of goods and a fascinating blend of cultures, Kashgar’s Grand Bazaar is one of Silk Road’s must see attractions. History and Background The history of Kashgar’s Grand Bazaar can be traced as far back as 120BC when the famous Chinese explorer Zhang

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