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China, Beijing, Dongcheng, Andingmen, Zhonglouwan Hutong, 临9号
The old hutongs [alleys] near Drum Tower are lined with nameless snack shops selling what I call Chinese fast food. One staple is shui jiao, which are boiled dumplings typically filled with pork and fennel. You dip them in vinegar and soy sauce...
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Dongcheng, Beijing, China
“Our umbrellas are a part of our culture that is disappearing,” says Cheng Dehu, the owner of Beijing’s Ruo Shui Tang Oil Paper Umbrella Workshop. As China has modernized at a breakneck pace, most traditional oil paper umbrellas have been left...
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3 Chongwenmen Outer St, ChongWenMen, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
One of my favorite moments in Beijing was sitting around the cozy circular bar at Noodle Bar for front-row action of the chef pulling our noodles by hand. The menu is simple and straightforward: all noodle soup with your choice of brisket, tendon...
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Xicheng, Beijing, China
Young girl with parasol in Tienanmen Square.
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China, Beijing Shi, Haidian Qu, 颐和园宫门前街1号 邮政编码: 100000
What would the Empress Dowager Cixi have said? Here I stand beneath the soaring ceilings of the grand pavilion in Beijing’s Aman at Summer Palace hotel, facing an intricately carved, floor-to-ceiling wooden screen depicting cypress-lined...
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China, Beijing Shi, Dongcheng Qu, 瓷器库胡同2 邮政编码: 100006
Li Qun Duck Restaurant is hidden in a Qianmen hutong. (To find it, follow the ducks painted on the hutong walls!) The restaurant doesn't put on airs, and feels effortlessly authentic despite the fact that pictures of statesman and ambassadors who...
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Most big cities in China, of sufficient age and with sufficient mind to preserve the old, have a bell tower and a drum tower. Usually, these are in the town square or somewhere nearby. In Beijing, they are located on the city's famous center line...
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Donghuashi Beili, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100062
Yunteng Binguan specializes in the cooking of the Yunnan province. The restaurant is hard to find, but their cheese is worth the hunt. It’s like a milk cake of fresh curd topped with fried Szechuan peppercorn. —Fuchsia Dunlop Bldg. 7, Dong Hua Shi...
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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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Beijing, China

Hiking the Great Wall was an amazing experience. What made it even better was going to Simatai, which isn't as heavily visited as Badaling and other parts of the Wall. It's harder to get to and takes more effort to reach, but it's worth it. The...

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China, Beijing Shi, Chaoyang Qu, SanYuan Qiao, E 3rd Ring Rd N, 东三环北路甲2号 邮政编码: 100027
It is said that a trip to Beijing can’t be complete without having a real Peking duck experience. I tried the Peking duck at the biggest Peking duck restaurant in the world—Quanjude (全聚德). This restaurant is assigned by the Chinese authorities to...
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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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Wangfujing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100006
One of my all-time favorite things about China was the candied fruit that was available in every night market. This was in WangFuJing in the very center of the city. Kebabs of grapes, kiwi, plums, crabapple, and much more, all dunked in hot sugar...
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China, Beijing Shi, Dongcheng Qu, Dongsi 10th Alley, 东四十条甲22号南新仓商务大厦1-2层 邮政编码: 100001
You can’t leave Beijing without having Peking duck at Da Dong. I eat the crisp skin first, dipped in sugar. Then I pile the skin, meat, leek, cucumber, and sweet, fermented sauce onto pancakes. I finish by drinking the broth from the carcass. —...
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4 Jingshan Front St, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006
Palace Museum detailing
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11 Beixiangfeng Hutong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
Down a dimly lit alleyway surrounded by traditional Beijing houses and grey tiled roofs is the Li Qun Roast Duck restaurant. Quite an insider spot (Al Gore ate here during his time in Beijing filming "An Inconvenient Truth"), the restaurant is...
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China, Beijing Shi, Xicheng Qu, Yong'an Rd, 永安路临109
We visited this Cloisonné Factory in Bejing after climbing the Great Wall. The upstairs was a great restaurant and downstairs was anything and everything Cloisonné you could imagine. The artists were creating vases in little cubicles and we could...
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Zoo, Xicheng, China, 100044
Traveling to Beijing over the Christmas holiday wasn't exactly my wisest decision. Despite ultra-warm layers, thickly-lined boots, and a massive scarf large enough to protect most of my face, the biting cold stymied my ability to hit all the spots...
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Chaoyang, Beijing, China
Beijing silk shop
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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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10 Anlelin Rd, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100075
The ancient craft of enamel art, also know as cloisonné, is demonstrated through the use of color application to a design that will eventually be baked and polished. All throughout Beijing, this art form can be discovered. A backroom tour through...
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Nanjing West Road, Jing'an, Shanghai, China, 200085
This fellow in Shanghai is using his foot to hitch a ride from the vehicle on his left front.
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People's Square, Huangpu, China, 200000
Yu Garden - This is the traditional Chinese garden, a very large garden. The feel is very zen. Again, I went there in pouring rain, but still very pretty. There are other major sights that you should go once in Shanghai: 1. The Cheng Huang Temple...
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a wonderfully vibrant cosmopolitan city that embodies the future of China http://0dysseusjournal.blogspot.com/2012/11/magnificent-china.html
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188 Huaihai Middle Rd, HuaiHai Lu DongDuan, Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200003
As fresh as possible, selected out for dinner along with a medium live fish, couple 100 grams of live fresh shimp and a dozen clams from water tanks..... Yum! I have had snake before, and this cooking method rendered a slightly tougher meat than I...
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Jing'an Temple, Jing'an, Shanghai, China, 200085
Once in the temple, breathe deeply, close your eyes, and smell the incense. During your visit, you will be surrounded by monks, tour groups, and savvy travelers like yourself. The temple also has its own restaurant that, of course, specializes in...
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My favorite part of Shanghai was the city's energy: the hustle and bustle of the streets was electrifying. Nanjing Road, the main shopping district, was no exception. Although many of the shops sell pricey luxury items, you can find inexpensive...
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417 Xizang S Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
With a name like "Flower, Bird, Fish, & Insect Market," why wouldn't you want to check this out?? Just south of People's Square, this market is practically hidden within an entire city block. There are entrances on each side of the block, and it...
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Liuhekou Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
As a bag designer, I am always researching the 'way we carry' in different cultures. Traveling throughout China, one thing is clear....No matter what you need to get from point A to B....you can do it on a Bike. I snapped this photo while walking...
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Zhongshan East 1st Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000

Along the western side of the Huangpu River, the Bund is a street of two dozen stately heritage buildings. Architecture buffs will find an array of late-19th- and early-20th-century styles here, from Gothic Revival to Art Deco. Among the most...

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Shanghai, China
This picture can't describe the feeling I had when I was in Shanghai, cruising on Hunangpu river, at night... You know, it was one of those moments when you feel happy and complete... You know that it won't last forever and you just enjoy...
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Han Kou Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Taking a stroll towards The Bund at sunrise in Shanghai, you can see, smell, and hear the beginning of the day for many locals. Shopkeepers prepare their goods. Food vendors prepare their food. Residents wash their laundry. A carefully...
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China, Shanghai Shi, Huangpu Qu, 上海老街 邮政编码: 200085
After getting your bearings from atop the world's highest observation deck at Shanghai World Financial Center, visit the other side of The Bund. Meander through the side streets and alleys of Old Shanghai, where you can find city life as it's been...
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249 Fangbang Middle Rd, ChengHuangMiao, Huangpu Qu, China, 200085
Stop in one of the many tea houses for a drink near the City God Temple in Shanghai, then enjoy the surrounding ponds. There are so many koi fish, and occasionally one or two turtles. Look at this one, not bothered by the rest of friends at all....
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650 Gongyuan Rd, Qingpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 201700
This street is next to the Yu Garden (on your way), and store after store are endless gift shop and eateries. I went there in a rainy day, but still - look how crowded it is!
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West Lake, Xihu, Hangzhou, China
I took a weekend trip to Hangzhou, a city of one million an hour outside of Shanghai. The city surrounds West Lake, and the Chinese believe it to be the perfect fusion of people and nature. At the hotel I was staying at, my friend and I got...
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Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Hangzhou is known for its many temples; as the home of longjing green tea, which is prized across China; and for beautiful West Lake. The loveliest way to see West Lake, the subject of countless classical Chinese paintings, is on a boat ride....

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Gongshu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Snapshot from speed train leg of our trip from Shanghai to YongKang. The scenes of rigid city fade to a collection of farmland and winding rivers in the lowlands in this area.
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Xiacheng, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
The design of most Park Hyatt hotels is supermodern. But for its first resortin China, the brand looked back in time for inspiration. On the shores of the Dong Qian Lake in the province of Zhejiang, the Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa was...
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219 Zhongshan 5th Rd, Yuexiu Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510000
This is one of many shopping streets we encountered in Guangzhou, China. If you've never been to China or the Far East before, you must visit a shopping street at night. I have never in my life seen neon lights so bright and plentiful! Also,...
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China, Guangdong Sheng, Guangzhou Shi, Liwan Qu, Shamian S St, 1号白天鹅宾馆 邮政编码: 510140
On an island in the Pearl River this hotel is elegant and claims to have hosted presidents who have visited the city. I have enjoyed each of the 9 visits I have made to this hotel...the service is excellent.
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Sha Mian Nan Jie, Liwan Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 510140
Shamian Island was a former port where Europeans used to live during the Qing dynasty. The island is filled with colonial mansions and old buildings with tree lined avenues and a park that offers respite from the crazy busy streets of Guangzhou....
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I fell in love with the clothing and asked to take a picture. No problem, but I had to give up my toy doll key chain I had purchased at the Huangguoshu Waterfall to the baby.
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13 Fensiting Hutong, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100007
Ningxia is a region that borders Inner Mongolia. The food reflects the desert and grassland terrain. Go to the restaurant at the Ningxia Hotel for fantastic steamed mutton with wild herbs. Instead of the rice you’d find in southern China, here you...
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168 Fangbang Middle Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
After a rough couple of hours of haggling with your friendly shopkeepers at Yu Yuan, you might have found yourself with faux Dr. Dre Beats, pearls, one too many China T-shirts, a shopping hangover and quite an appetite. Luckily, Din Tai Fung is...
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Tumen Shangquan, Lianhu, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
We call this yang rou pao mo. It's a bread and lamb stew. It has a terrific smell and a terrific taste. Have a try, or your trip to Xi'an will be worthless.
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Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Seeing the amazing light show of the building around the water's edge in Hong Kong from the Star Ferry
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After browsing strings of pearls of every shape, size, and color, I picked the ones I liked and the shopkeeper here made them into a necklace for me. I got to pick the clasp and knotting style, too. This is shop No. 29 on the third floor in the...
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524 Fuzhou Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200002
After a delectable meal of steamed pork dumplings at a traditional Shanghainese restaurant, the owner took my friends and I to the back to show us his studio. He had sheets of rice paper and hundreds of fans with beautifully precise calligraphy.
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1881 Bao'an S Rd, CaiWuWei, Luohu Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518000
The Penthouse on the 38th floor of the Grand Hyatt is my favorite bar in Shenzhen. The views are unreal, and the bar itself is comfortable, chic, and well-managed.
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100 Chongqing S Rd, Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Walking the streets of Shanghai can be quite a head turning event with numerous hot pots steaming and cooking all sorts of savory delights
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Dongzhimen Inner St, DongZhiMen, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100007
After visiting the Yonghe (Lama) Temple in Beijing, stop and enjoy fresh made dumplings. This gem is located at Beixinqiao 1st alley, which is near the Beixinqiao northeast station exit. You will love the variety they offer (and the price). If I...
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Jingsi Road Shangquan, Shizhong, Jinan, Shandong, China, 250000
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Si Fang Lu, ZhongShan Lu ShangQuan, Shinan Qu, Qingdao Shi, Shandong Sheng, China
A restauranteur on the market street went with us to buy the ingredients and then prepared them for a small additional fee. Tsingtao beer is available for cheap (you can drink it out of a plastic bag for takeaway). The food is filling and...