Archive for August, 2010

Wuzhen

August 26th, 2010 No Comments
Wuzhen

Wuzhen (乌镇) is a historic scenic town located in Zhejiang province, two hours from Hangzhou. Wuzhen displays thousands of years of history in its ancient stone bridges floating on mild water, its stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings. Also, setting it apart from other towns, it gives a unique experience through its profound cultural background.Mao Dun, a renowned modern Chinese writer, was born in Wuzhen, and his masterpiece, ‘The Lin’s Shop’, describes vividly the life of

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Introduction of Chengdu

August 21st, 2010 No Comments
Hot-Pot

Spicy food, overcast skies, and a leisurely existence best describe life in Chengdu. Chengdu’s famous hotpot restaurants will leave you breathing fire, while street vendors on every corner sell spicy “Shao Kao”. Ask anyone in China about Chengdu and they will immediately rave about ’Chuan Cai’, or Sichuan cuisine. The only question they will then ask you is, “Ni pa chi la ma?”, which means, “Are you afraid of eating spicy food?”

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Mt. Qingcheng 3-Day Relaxation Tour

August 20th, 2010 No Comments
Main Entrance of Qingcheng Relaxation Centre

Join in on a 3-day Relaxation Tour to Mt. Qingcheng in the Qingfeng Relaxation Center and experience the wisdom of Taoist Living! Mt. Qingcheng is one of the birthplaces of Taoism, China’s only indigenous religion, and it is still a religious centre sprinkled with caves and shrines venerated by Taoists. Qingfeng Relaxation Center provides the perfect surroundings for physical, mental and spiritual recharge. Nestled in the midst of lush greenery and picturesque mountain views, it offers superior surroundings suitable for the highest of tastes.

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Sichuan Cooking School

August 20th, 2010 No Comments
Cooking_School_In_China

Travel, eat and learn to cook a Chinese banquet at the world renowned professional cooking school : Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Chengdu.

We have organized a thirteen night visit to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in the center of China, where you will learn in a highly professional environment how to prepare over 20 dishes of authentic Sichuan Cuisine.

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How to understand your train ticket

August 18th, 2010 No Comments
Train Ticket description

Just bought your train ticket and wondering how to get through all the Chinese characters on it ? The below picture of a china train ticket translated with details might help you…

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China Train Classes

August 18th, 2010 No Comments
hard-seat

Traveling by train in China is an essential part of any budget China trip. There are four classes – hard sleeper, soft sleeper, soft seat and hard seat. Which one you choose has a big impact on your trip : 2nd class seat : the hard seat (yingzuo 硬座) Section of a train is where most of the passengers can be found. Low-wage workers, migrant workers, many students and others that can’t afford a hard sleeper ride hard seats. Passengers

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