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Exploring Beijing Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

Beijing is the capital of China (北京是中国的首都 – běi jīng shì zhōng guó de shǒu dū). This huge city is home to over 20 million people, making it the 2nd biggest city in China behind Shanghai. Beijing is China’s political, economic, and cultural center (北京是中国的政治经济和文化中心 – běi jīng shì zhōng guó de zhèng zhì jīng…

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Visiting the Mutianyu Great Wall Posted by on Jul 18, 2018

Visiting the Mutianyu Great Wall

Pretty much everyone who comes to China hopes to see the Great Wall on their trip. Chairman Mao himself once famously said “You aren’t a real man until you’ve climbed the Great Wall” (不到长城非好汉 – bù dào cháng chéng fēi hǎo hàn). From Beijing, there are many different options for walking along one of the…

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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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Exploring China’s Landmarks Posted by on May 25, 2017

Earlier this month, we posted a vocabulary list of some famous Chinese landmarks. It really helps to know the Chinese name, as many local people will simply give you a blank stare if you ask them where the Forbidden City is. For a closer look at a few of them, here are some more detailed posts…

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Famous Places Around China Posted by on May 22, 2017

Famous Places Around China

China is a country full of impressive places, both man-made and natural. One could spend an entire lifetime exploring here and not even come close to seeing it all. Join us on a short tour around some of China’s most famous places while learning the names for them in Chinese in this 2-minute video:

25 Famous Chinese Landmarks Posted by on May 17, 2017

25 Famous Chinese Landmarks

In a country as massive as China, there’s lots to see. You could spend an entire lifetime exploring the Middle Kingdom and not see it all. That being said, there are definitely some places you’ll want to put higher on your China bucket list than others. Here are 25 famous Chinese landmarks and their names…

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Day Two in Beijing (Video) Posted by on Nov 17, 2016

The first of three days in Beijing was a big one, packing in a bunch of sights in the historic city center. This 3-day journey through the Chinese capital must roll on, however, regardless of how tired you are! In Part Two of the video tour, we climb the Great Wall, stroll the Wangfujing night…

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