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2016 Year in Review – Culture and Travel Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

A Guide to Telling the Time in Chinese

If you’re a fan of Chinese language and culture, 2016 has been a good year. We’ve covered tons of topics this year, including plenty of posts heavy on new Chinese vocabulary and important grammar. This blog is about more than just learning new words, though – it’s also about diving into Chinese culture and exploring…

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Summer in Qingdao Video Posted by on Jul 14, 2016

Qingdao is one of the most popular places to visit in China in the summer months. Tour its beaches, historic churches, and beer festival in this short video.

Summertime in Qingdao Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

Summer is here, and that means people all over China are heading out on family vacations. One of the most popular places in the country for a summer trip is Qingdao (青岛 – qīng dǎo). Located on the east coast in Shandong province, this city is famous for its beaches, seafood, and of course, Tsingtao…

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Qufu – Hometown of Confucius Posted by on Jul 11, 2016

While exploring Shandong province, history and culture lovers should be sure to include a stop in Qufu (曲阜 – qū fù), hometown of Confucius (孔子 – kǒng zǐ). The ancient philosopher, teacher, and politician was born in 551 BC and has remained influential in Chinese culture ever since. In Qufu, you can visit the Three Confucian Sites…

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Shandong Adventure – Mt. Tai and Qufu Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

While it’s not exactly one of the most famous places in China, Shandong province has a lot to offer visitors. This coastal province located on the Yellow Sea is home to one of the nation’s four great culinary traditions (Lu), its most famous beer (Tsingtao), its most sacred mountain (Mt. Tai), and even Confucius himself. Take…

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Hiking Mt. Tai Posted by on Jul 5, 2016

China is home to countless world-famous sites – the Great Wall, Terracotta Army, and the skyline of Shanghai all come to mind. While all of these are manmade attractions, the country also boasts an incredible array of natural wonders – raging rivers, seemingly endless grasslands, and plenty of towering mountains. Of all the peaks in…

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Highlights of Shandong Province Posted by on Jun 23, 2014

Take a video journey through eastern China’s Shandong province. Climb Mt. Tai, the holiest Taoist mountain in the country, visit the home of Confucius for a lesson in history and culture, and then head to Qingdao to hit the crowded beach, feast on seafood, and get crazy at the annual beer festival. 泰安 – tài’ān…

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