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Huanghuacheng Great Wall Posted by on Jul 31, 2017

Huanghuacheng Great Wall

A great day trip out of Beijing is a visit to Huanghuacheng Great Wall (黄花城 – huáng huā chéng) – the “Yellow Flower Wall.” The name for this section of the Great Wall comes from the wild flowers that bloom here in the summer. It’s also known as the “Water Great Wall” (水长城 – shuǐ…

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A Short Trip to Chengde (Video) Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

A Short Trip to Chengde (Video)

What can you do with a short trip to Chengde? With just a day or two there, you can do a bit of temple hopping, see the famous Summer Mountain Resort, and dig in to a sizzling plate of the local specialty – venison. Check out some highlights of a short visit to this historical…

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A Short Visit to Chengde Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

A Short Visit to Chengde

You’re probably familiar with the Summer Palace in Beijing, but did you know that the real summer palace is actually in a city called Chengde (承德 – chéng dé)? While Chinese emperors and their families definitely spent some time at the sprawling complex in the capital, the heat got so intense there during the summer…

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Best Places to Visit in China in the Summer Posted by on Jul 19, 2017

Summer is here, and it’s a great time to travel in China. Sure, it’s a busy time of year, but that’s always the case in the world’s most populous country. In my 5+ years of living in China, I ended up doing most of my traveling during the summer months. Here are a few of…

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Directions and Locations in Chinese (Part Three) Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

Taking the Beijing Subway

We’ve already learned so much about directions and locations in Chinese through the first two posts. Go back and read them if you haven’t already, as you’ll need the language learned in those for this final post. Part One gave a list of places and common location words, and Part Two teaches how to ask…

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