The Chinese Lunar New Year is less than a month away. As the most important festival in China, it is an ideal time for family and friends to get together, pass on prayers to ancestors and reward the children in our midst with red envelopes.
Guizhou Province, in southwest China, is widely known as an ideal destination for travelers wishing to explore its rich resources, beautiful scenery, waterfalls and mountains. And while winter might not be the best season to visit the province, it does have something unique to offer.
The coastal city of Xiamen, in southeast Fujian Province, has long been a favorite destination among Chinese hipsters, who have playfully been christened as wenyi qingnian.
Imagine walking through an ancient city, then climbing a gate tower to take in a panorama view of the city and its more than 600-year-old walls. You can hear the city's heartbeat in the air.
About 1,000 years ago, rumors spread that dragon bones were found around Zhoukoudian Town in Beijing. Dragon bone powder was believed to be a magical potion that healed wounds. A mountain in Zhoukoudian was called Longgu Mountain, meaning the Mountain of Dragon Bones.
Quzhou is a place that has lots to offer travelers who love to unearth the historical, cultural and social structures of an ancient city.
The National Day vacation may be over but that won’t bring an end to travel-hungry culture vultures looking for more enlightenment. And, with the curtain of autumn well and truly open, tourists looking to take in the beautiful sights, sounds and smells of nature, Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province, is expecting another cavalcade of visitors to view its blooming flowers, colorful leaves and vibrant hues.
Of all the celebrated ancient watertowns of China, Nanxun in the city of Huzhou, Zhejiang Province, may not rank high in familiarity, but its low profile doesn’t diminish its special nature.
At a "silent" restaurant in Lijiang, Yunnan province, two-thirds of the staff is hearing-impaired or mute. According to Zhang Yushou, the owner of the restaurant and veteran of the food and beverage industry, a hearing-impaired waiter working in his cafeteria in 2012 inspired him to open the unusual restaurant.
An imperial garden in downtown Beijing's Beihai Park opened Thursday to tourists after a restaurant that had operated for 60 years was moved out as part of the city's campaign to protect its cultural heritage.