Articles Tagged ‘China’

Postcard Perfect: Wangfujing Market in Beijing

Postcard Perfect: Wangfujing Market in Beijing April 13, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Wangfujing, one of Beijing’s most popular and famous shopping streets, is located in the Dongcheng District of the city. The street has long been known for its commercial activities, having existed since the middle of the Ming Dynasty. Food stalls are densely packed along the street, offering a...

Postcard Perfect: Mountaineering in Sichuan

Postcard Perfect: Mountaineering in Sichuan April 11, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The Sichuan province is one of the major agricultural areas of China, where rice and wheat production is some of the highest in the country. But as can be seen in the photo above, it also offers a glorious landscape, with snow-covered mountains in the winter. In western Sichuan mountainous ranges have...

Postcard Perfect: T’ai-Chi on the Bund – Shanghai, China

Postcard Perfect: T’ai-Chi on the Bund – Shanghai, China March 16, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The Bund refers to a portion of Shanghai’s waterfront that runs along the banks of the Huangpu River. The 52 building and many wharves in this area are some of the most beloved tourist spots in Shanghai, and it’s easy to see why. Art Deco, Gothic, and Romanesque architecture make for beautiful...

Postcard Perfect: Girl in Tajikistan

Postcard Perfect: Girl in Tajikistan February 17, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Tajikistan is a small country sandwiched in between Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China. Most of the population is part of the Persian-speaking Tajik, who shares language and culture with Afghanistan and Iran. The country became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991 and still maintains...

Postcard Perfect: Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, Southern China

Postcard Perfect: Reed Flute Cave in Guilin, Southern China February 10, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Located in the southern tip of China is the city of Guilin, named after the sweetly-smelling Osmathus tree that grows throughout in the area. The city is a hub of tourism and is known for its spectacular scenery. One of the most popular tourist spots is the Reed Flute Cave. This limestone cave is over...

The Great Wall of China in Serious Danger from Mining

The Great Wall of China in Serious Danger from Mining November 9, 2011 | Culture/History, Travel News | Read More
That great wall that many of us want to visit may not be there by the time we get to visit. Yep, all of the changes that have happened in China in the past couple of decades, including the intense development of business and infrastructure, is threatening the country’s most famous landmark. The...

Work On New $3.7 Billion Disney Theme Park in Shanghai Has Begun

Work On New $3.7 Billion Disney Theme Park in Shanghai Has Begun April 27, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
California, Florida, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, and now, mainland China. In a southeastern suburb of Shanghai, work has started on the sixth international Disney theme park. This one will have the largest Magic Kingdom of them all, according to the Daily Mail. It’s estimated that the park will cost...

Ping-Pong Paddle Hotel To Be Built in Huainan, China

Ping-Pong Paddle Hotel To Be Built in Huainan, China April 13, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Holy ping-pong paddle batman. Go ahead, use that one next time you’re in China if this planned hotel is finished being built. Construction has yet to start on the ping-pong paddle shaped hotel in the city of Huainan, China. It will be built as part of a $45.8 million sports complex which will also...

Travel Ban Marks the Third Anniversary of Tibetan Anti-Government Protests

Travel Ban Marks the Third Anniversary of Tibetan Anti-Government Protests March 23, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Thinking of visiting Tibet anytime soon? Keep your eyes peeled on the current situation. According to the Daily Mail, all travel to Tibet in March is banned by the Chinese government, and this could possibly extend into April (and potentially could last up to three months). This ban coincides with the...

China Plans 45 New Airports As Travel Booms

China Plans 45 New Airports As Travel Booms March 3, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Even though 130 of China’s current 175 existing airports lost money last year, they will be going ahead with plans over the next five years to add 45 more airports, according to Yahoo! News. The new airports will be expected to meet the rising tourism boom in the country of over 1.3 billion people. Li...