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Wet Hot Chinese Summer Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

Beijing Olympics 2008

Summer (夏天 – xià tiān) is in full swing in China. All across the country, dudes are letting their bellies hang out to cool off and ladies are swimming in the sea with their face-kinis on. The beaches are packed, as are popular tourist sights such as the Great Wall and Jiuzhaigou National Park. Summer…

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A Day in the Park Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

Going for a boat ride is popular.

Spending time in local parks is a huge part of Chinese culture. Since most people live stacked on top of one another in massive high-rise apartments, parks are the perfect place to get some fresh air, spend time with family and friends, and have some fun. Summer is in full swing, and parks all across…

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Summer in Qingdao Video Posted by on Jul 14, 2016

Summertime, and the livin's easy.

Qingdao is one of the most popular places to visit in China in the summer months. Tour its beaches, historic churches, and beer festival in this short video.

Summertime in Qingdao Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

People mountain, people sea.

Summer is here, and that means people all over China are heading out on family vacations. One of the most popular places in the country for a summer trip is Qingdao (青岛 – qīng dǎo). Located on the east coast in Shandong province, this city is famous for its beaches, seafood, and of course, Tsingtao…

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Qufu – Hometown of Confucius Posted by on Jul 11, 2016

The largest Confucius Temple in China.

While exploring Shandong province, history and culture lovers should be sure to include a stop in Qufu (曲阜 – qū fù), hometown of Confucius (孔子 – kǒng zǐ). The ancient philosopher, teacher, and politician was born in 551 BC and has remained influential in Chinese culture ever since. In Qufu, you can visit the Three Confucian Sites,…

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