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Archive for June, 2018

A Chinese Revolutionary Song Born from the Xingtai Earthquake Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

Xingtai (邢台Xíngtái) is a prefecture-level city in the south of Heibei province. Located only several hours of driving from Beijing, Xingtai is an old city with long history, dating back thousands of years ago. Unfortunately, it is also known as the first city in the short history of the People’s Republic of China to be…

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Dragon Boat Festival History and Customs Posted by on Jun 18, 2018

Dragon Boat Festival History and Customs

Today is the Dragon Boat Festival, which is known in Chinese as the Duanwu Festival (端午节 – duān wǔ jié). This holiday is celebrated every year on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, and although it has only been an officially recognized public holiday in mainland China since 2008, it has been celebrated for thousands…

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Exploring South China – Macau and Zhuhai Posted by on Jun 13, 2018

Exploring South China - Macau and Zhuhai

After spending a few days in Hong Kong, it’s time to head to the other SAR – Macau. Dubbed the “Vegas of the Orient” for its many casinos, the city is also home to a beautiful historic center reminiscent of its days as a Portuguese colony. Once you’re ready to head into the mainland, your…

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Exploring South China – Hong Kong Posted by on Jun 11, 2018

Exploring South China - Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory and former British colony in the south of China. It’s also the perfect place to begin a trip, as Hong Kong is a major transportation hub. With a few days there, you can feast on dim sum, take a day trip to Lantau Island, walk on the Avenue of…

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South China Adventure Posted by on Jun 6, 2018

South China Adventure

China is a massive country with more to see and do than you can experience in one lifetime. When planning a trip to China, a good idea is to focus on one region of the country. In this post we’ll take a look at an awesome South China adventure that you can easily do by…

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