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One Year of Videos (Top 10) Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in Culture, Uncategorized

You know, they say time flies when you’re having fun. Well, the last year has gone by in a flash, and I’ve had tons of fun writing and producing videos for Transparent Chinese in that time. Throughout the past year, the blog has seen videos about many different aspects of life in China: festivals, traveling, culture, food, and so much more. A complete list of videos can be found HERE, on our YouTube page. If you’re relatively new to the Chinese blog, and you haven’t been following my video posts over the past year, here are a few of my personal favorites for you to get started with.

A Rainy Day in Beijing

This is the first video I posted to the Chinese blog, and it includes a trip to the Planning and Exhibition Hall in Beijing on a rainy day. Here, you can check out a miniature model of the entire city of Beijing.

It’s So Stupendous, Riding the Beijing Tube

Ever wondered what it’s like riding the busiest subway line in Beijing at rush hour? Well, wonder no more!

Wang Fu Jing Night Market (王府井夜市)

One of the most popular tourist destinations in all of China, Wang Fu Jing features plenty of shopping, and even more eating. Stroll along the Night Market, and check out some interesting snacks, such as silkworms, ostrich, and scorpions.

Taste of a Mule

Speaking of interesting snacks, one of Beijing’s favorite treats is the 驴肉火烧 (donkey meat sandwich). Delicious and cheap, this delicacy makes for a great lunch.

Santa Con Beijing

What happens when 100 Santa Clauses invade China’s capital city? Find out in this short highlight video of the annual Santa Con extravaganza that takes over Beijing every December.

Chinese Valentine’s Day/Night of Sevens Festival (七夕节)

Learn about the history of this ancient Chinese festival, which is celebrated in a fashion similar to Valentine’s Day in the West these days.

From Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu

Hike from the old, unrestored Great Wall at Jiankou to the modern, tourist-friendly section of Mutianyu.

Beijing Roast Duck (北京烤鸭)

China’s most famous dish, the Beijing roast duck was a favorite amongst Chinese royalty in the past, and remains one of the most popular dishes in the entire country to this very day. In this video, pay a visit to Beijing’s finest kao ya dian, Da Dong.


The capital city of the northeast province of Helongjiang (黑龙江), Harbin (哈尔滨) is icy cold in the wintertime. Thanks to its below freezing temperatures, the city plays host to an Ice and Snow Festival every year. In this two part series, join me on a visit to both the ice and snow parks, as well as the tiger park on the outskirts of the city.

Summer Activities

Summertime is tons of fun in Beijing, as you will realize in this short video highlighting some of the more fun activities that can be enjoyed during the warmer months.


There you have it… my Top 10 of the Transparent Chinese videos over the past year. Thanks to all of our readers for your continued support, and I hope you’ll all enjoy the posts and videos in the next year even more!


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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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