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Historical Video Tour of China Posted by on Apr 14, 2014

For history and culture buffs, this a perfect tour to follow in China for 7-10 days. In the capital, explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the National Museum, and the Great Wall. Then head to Luoyang, where you’ll be in awe of the Longmen Buddhist Grottoes. From there, it’s off to Xi’an to walk the…

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Datong City Wall and Huayan Monastery Posted by on Aug 16, 2013

In the final video for our mini-series on Datong in northern Shanxi province, we visit the recently restored City Wall and the recently renovated Huayan Monastery.  With these historical structures being transformed and made into tourist attractions, Datong hopes to shed its image as the “Coal City” while bringing in more tourist RMB. 大同 –…

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A Day in Datong Posted by on May 15, 2013

Explore the old city of Datong in China’s Shanxi province in this short video. An overnight train from Beijing will get you there in just over 5 hours. Check out the old neighborhood and the newly rebuilt City Wall, in addition to some other places of interest such as the Drum Tower, Grand Mosque, and…

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An Old, New, Old City – Datong (大同) Posted by on Apr 7, 2013

In the northern part of Shanxi province, not far from Inner Mongolia, you’ll find the city of Datong (大同 – dà tóng). Thousands of years ago – during the Han Dynasty circa 200 BC – it was known as Pingcheng (平城 – píng chéng), and it would eventually become the capital of the Northern Wei…

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Better Know a… Province (Shaanxi) Posted by on Mar 3, 2013

From the southeast coast of China and Zhejiang province, we’re moving inland this time to explore Shaanxi province (陕西省 – shǎn xī shěng). This province holds a special place in Chinese history and culture, as it was the site of the capital for many of China’s ancient dynasties. Its current capital city was once the…

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Xian (西安) – City Wall (城墙) Posted by on May 29, 2012

Xi’an is one of the oldest cities in China, dating back over 3,000 years. One of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, and also the east terminus of the Silk Road, this city is rich in Chinese history and culture. In this short video, stroll along the ancient City Wall, and go around the…

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