Are you bored with the Palace Museum and want to find something special to know? Here are four special museums in Beijing City. You may not only see something interesting, but also experience something unique. Beijing Police Museum Located in an antique Western-styled building, formerly a Citibank branch, the museum is home to all kinds [...]
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Children’s day is a chance for us adults to remain our childhood. In the past time, when there is no TVs, computers, or any video games, traditional toys, such as Chinese yo-yos, Iron Hoop Rolling and Jigsaw puzzle, were our best friends. With hundreds years of history, those traditional toys are not only for fun, [...]
New York-based writer and photographer Jennifer Pinkowski’s photo takes us to Beijing, where she went in 2007, and to the ancient neighborhoods first established under Kublai Khan. The color of the pinwheels contrasts with the subject matter – these are public bathrooms, whose smell Jennifer hasn’t forgotten.
The second Rape Flower Festival in Changgou is hold from May 28th to June 15th, 2011, in Changou Town, Fangshan district. The Beijing’s largest rape flower field, about 133.3 hectare (329.5 acre) , takes you only 1 hour to catch the spring from the city center. The rape flower in north China always blossoms [...]
In China, children are celebrated yearly on June 1. The whole country celebrates with cards, presents, special foods, parades, and other activities. Although schools remain open, children do not attend class and are free of homework.
Dragon boat festival, also known as Double Fifth Day, falls on the 5th day of the 5th month of Chinese lunar calendar. It is one of the traditional festivals in China, which has more than 2,000 years of history. Traditionally, it is in memory of a great patriot poet, Qu Yuan, of the State of [...]
The Ministry of Railways will implement the real-name system for purchasing tickets for HSR trains starting from June 1, 2011. And from today, you need to use your identity card to buy the tickets of HSR which run after June, 1st. In order to help you get used to the new system as soon as [...]
Air-conditions cannot be with you all the time! How to keep away from the outside heat while travelling in Beijing? Only parasols and fans are not always helpful. Coca-Cola or ice-cream may be useful. BUT you are in Beijing! Why don’t you choose the unique traditional way to comfort yourself in the great summer? Instead [...]
Did you see the spring is coming? There is an old saying in China that one can never know when spring is coming until seeing the kite in the sky. Kite flying is a traditional with nearly 3,000 years history and still plays an important role in Chinese culture today. Now, Chinese don’t only fly a kite in spring, but also [...]
Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed railway(HRS), the world’s fastest railway, is coming! Today is the first day of the one-month trial run. Construction began on April 18, 2008, and a ceremony to mark the completion of track lying was held on November 15, 2010. The line is scheduled to be put into commercial service on June 20, 2011. [...]