Travel Blogs from Beijing
The modern: If you really want to see a modern city, visit Shanghai. To me, it’s a 21st. century New York City. But, Beijing is definitely keeping up its stride in that direction. There are lots of older traditional neighborhoods and in some areas it may seem that life hasn't changed that much, but the city has made tremendous strides.
The current ...
... site that is a political dichotomy of Chinese communist pride and democratic unrest. One of my earliest memories when I hear the name Tiananamen Square is the iconic image of the lone Chinese protester standing defiantly before a row of tanks presented by Western media outlets. That having been said, you can see from my pictures that the space is huge, and signs of China's communist regime are everywhere - right down to the numerous ...
... 8217;s home holding bay. Thirty minutes ahead of schedule the lady gathered us up for the walk to the platform and off we went, the guide took off like a scalded cat through the heaving mass we scurried after her, just catching up as she swerved into the Croc shop? Wtf? We walked through the store and out the other side by the gate for the platform, well I never. A young lady calmly opened the gate and we were wafted on to the platform before being ...
... to mimic a space where an emperor would dine. It was filled with vibrant gold, bright colors, and exquisite detail. It was beautiful.
Dinner was served family-style. Wei ordered all of our food for us, so we didn’t really know what we were getting into. There was a wide range of food- egg plant, fish, shrimp, beef, broccoli, dumplings, pork, beans, a salad made of flower petals, baby pig ribs, and fresh fruit for dessert. Some of ...
... throughout the nation. ZhongShan Park covers an area of 24 Hectares (60 acres) and is a grand example of classical Chinese landscape gardening. It is also famous for many old cypress trees, some of which are over 1,000 years old.The park also features a concert hall, a large pond, peonies (late spring and early summer), rock gardens, pavilions and colorful long corridors. At the north end, one can go boating on part of the Forbiddem City moat. From there to ...
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