Great Wall 长城

Perhaps the most recognizable symbol of China and its long and vivid history, the Great Wall of China actually consists of numerous walls and fortifications, many running parallel to each other. Originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang (c. 259-210 […]

Forbidden City 紫禁城

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served […]

Zhujiajiao Water Town 朱家角

Zhujiajiao, a well preserved water town, locates 45 km from the city center of Shanghai. It was a trading hub for the surrounding towns and villages since Ming Dynasty and now it becomes a relaxing and cozy escape from the […]

King’s Joy Restaurant 京兆尹餐厅

King’s Joy , across to Lama Temple, is a upscale restaurant specialized in vegetarian food.  The chef, Pan Jianjun, is a former Buddhist disciple from a monastery in Jiangxi province. Pan was encouraged by his master to promote vegetarian eating in the world outside. […]

Tianzifang, Shanghai 上海田子坊

Tianzifang  (Chinese: 田子坊) is an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area at Taikang road in the French Concession area of Shanghai, China. It is now home to boutique shops, bars and restaurants. interested in […]

Terracotta Warriors 兵马俑

The Terracotta Army (Chinese: 兵马俑; literally: “Soldier-and-horse funerary statues”) is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 […]

Peking Duck 北京烤鸭

Peking Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the imperial era. The meat is prized for its thin, crisp skin, with authentic versions of the dish serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced […]