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1 National Stadium S Rd, Chaoyang Qu, China, 100101
Like millions of other people, the first time I saw Bird’s Nest Stadium (officially known as Beijing National Stadium), was during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration...
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171 Fuchengmen Inner St, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
The Miaoying White Dagoba Temple was built in Yuan Dynasty as the personal temple of Kublai Khan, the grand son of Genghis Khan and founder of the Yuan Dynasty. The Temple is a traditional Chinese temple, with one difference, it contains a...
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3 Xinbi St, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100051
When I first visited Beijing, I was pleasantly surprised by the many innovative works of architecture, such as this, the National Centre for the Performing Arts. Located just a few minutes from the Forbidden City, it is a beautiful building to see...
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3 Hufang Rd, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
While visiting Beijing on a Fulbright over the summer, we were given the opportunity to attend a traditional Peking Opera. Though the show was entirely in Mandarin, it was highly entertaining and lively. The vibrant colors of the venue, coupled...
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1 Tiantan E Rd, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
Admiring China's stunning architecture on a clear afternoon.
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138 Wangfujing St, WangFuJing, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006
This was a bustling alley not too far from the famous Wangfujing Food Street, just a few blocks south of it. Here you can find tons of trinkets and souvenirs from giant antique metal necklaces to stuffed animal pandas. You can even catch free live...
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Dong An Men Da Jie, DongDan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006
After an aimless walk through the calm hutongs in the centre of Beijing, we suddenly came to a crowded night market. It was only one row of food stalls, but it stretched for several hundred meters! Among other things, you can find more unusual...
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Xicheng, Beijing, China, 100006
I felt obligated to visit the Forbidden City while in Beijing as it tops every "must see" list. I sort of wish I hadn't. Even though I went early in the morning it was already mobbed with tourists. After about thirty minutes inside the compound...
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China, Beijing Shi, Dongcheng Qu, 景山前街4号 邮政编码: 100006
There is a saying that the walkway between the tall walls are "the road of the Yin and Yang" - because no matter what time of the day, there is always one side bright and one side in dark shadow. *and don't ask about what happen during the night...
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4 Jingshan Front St, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006
I used to be a docile tourist—get a map and brochure at the entrance, follow the prescribed route, or make a beeline for points of my interest. But one day impatience taught me the rollicking fun of ignorance and discovery. I didn’t...
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China, Shanghai Shi, Xuhui Qu, Fuxing Middle Rd, 1473号复兴中路1473号办公楼
Ugh. I left Shanghai a day too soon. As I was walking through the city on my last day, I came across the Sinan Mansions development, where I saw a team preparing for the Craft Beer Festival. Sure, the former residence of Zhou En Lai is interesting...
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20 Guangdong Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200002
Overlooking the Huangpu River, across from the iconic Pearl Tower, the M on the Bund is worth the visit for the view alone—add beautifully presented, delicious dishes and you have an unforgettable dining experience. Their menu is traditional with...
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China, Shanghai Shi, 黄浦区 WaiTan, 中山东一路18号7f 邮政编码: 200002
When the sun goes down over Shanghai, the real spectacle begins. Make your way to the Bund, the city's historic waterfront, featuring early 20th century European style architecture. If you gaze across the Huangpu River at an area called Pudong,...
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West Lake, Xihu, Hangzhou, China
As a vegetarian i have to say that when i noticed as i was running around West Lake or Xī Hú in Hangzhou that they had tofu on a stick it felt like heaven opened up and the tablets of moses came down. Well ok not so dramatic but it was a nice...
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15 Nanshan Rd, Xihu Qu, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 310000
Leifeng Pagoda (Chinese: 雷峰塔; pinyin: Léi Fēng Tǎ) is a five story tall tower with eight sides, located on Sunset Hill south of West Lake in Hangzhou. Originally constructed in the year AD 975, it collapsed in 1924 but was rebuilt in 2002, since...
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Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China
A few hours from Shanghai, Shaoxing's water-town area is exactly what you would envision China to look like prior to visiting. You can eat at restaurants with local specialties in windows above canals.
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Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China
I went on a weekend trip to Shaoxing, a quaint and picturesque water town a few hours from Shanghai. It's resident's call it the Venice of China, although few people travel the canals by boat because it's a very walkable city. The town has some...
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Chuanbu Alley, Haishu Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 315041
A lovely example of a traditional-style street, the majority of which have long since disappeared from the city. A great place to people watch (like the man diligently grooming his little white dog), try out new and weird-looking snacks (such as...