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Tibet: Train journey to Lhasa


This is the second in a series detailing a trip to Everest Base Camp (Tibet), which started in Beijing and an ass-busting walk along The Great Wall  (1). My travelling companions and I, suitably chuffed from our successful exertions,  flew to Xining for some preliminary acclimatisation. Beijing is not much over 40 metres above sea level … Continue reading

On Tour: The Great Wall of China


What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, or in my case, what happens in Beijing stays in Beijing is one of those clichés that is used with a bit of a nudge and a wink to describe a trip with one’s predominately male friends who tend to think of themselves as legendary party animals. Wanting … Continue reading

The Chinese on a personal level: White man in China


I went to China in 2011 by way of Hong Kong. I met up with a friend of mine I had met in Vietnam who was living in Hong Kong; he offered to show me around. Hong Kong, of course, is China: “one government, two systems”–although the Hong Kong citizens have different passports. I crossed … Continue reading

Changzhou, China


In Changzhou there is a historical theme park called Yancheng ChunQiu Land. It is a beautiful park built up to illustrate a part of Chinese history called Spring and Autumn period. From around year 770 BC to 476 BC there was a period in Chinese history called Spring and Autumn period. During this time the … Continue reading

China unearths ancient palace ruins near terracotta warriors


China has unearthed the ruins of an ancient palace near the tomb of the country’s first emperor that was already famed for its terracotta soldiers, state media said on Saturday. The discovery is the latest at the mausoleum, which dates back more than two millennia and became one of the greatest modern archaeological finds after … Continue reading

Zhu jia jiao: A watertown in Shanghai


If you want to visit an ancient watertown in the outskirts of Shanghai, Zhu jia jiao is just the right place for you. There are nice canals running through the town, and the best way to explore the city is by taking a boat trip along the canals. It is a very relaxing ride in … Continue reading

Bodies in Motion (Chris H Lynn)


Bodies in Motion is a video in the “Reconstructing Seventeenth Century Chinese Landscape Painting” series, by Chris H. Lynn. Set in Nanjing.

Night Bridge (Chris H Lynn)


Night Bridge is a video in the “Reconstructing Seventeenth Century Chinese Landscape Painting” series, by Chris H. Lynn

Morning Fisherman – Nanjing, China (Chris H Lynn)


Morning Fisherman is a video from the “Reconstructing Scenic views from Seventeenth Century Chinese Landscape Painting” series, produced by Chris H. Lynn Location: Xuanwu Lake, Nanjing, China

China to build £3bn theme park in Tibet


Authorities in China have begun work on a £3-billion development aimed at luring more tourists to Tibet. It will see the construction of a theme park, a commercial district and a residential area on the outskirts of Lhasa, the capital of the troubled region, according to Chinese state media. In an attempt to highlight the … Continue reading

A visit to Shaoxing


Shaoxing is a smallish city in Zhejiang province about 200 km south east of Shanghai. Shaoxing is today mostly known for its fabric manufacturing. It is a nice city surrounded by beautiful scenery. There are plenty of things to do and see in the area. The highlight in the area is the East Lake (Dong … Continue reading

Off The Beaten Track – Beijing: Episode 5 “The Market Collector”


Anne Gonschorek and Jessica Dowse show a China beyond the guide books. Join them to meet interesting characters and learn about Chinese culture first hand.  

Off The Beaten Track – Beijing: Episode 4 “The Rickshaw Driver”


China Radio International’s chief explorers Anne Gonschorek and Jessica Dowse show a China beyond the guide books. Join them to meet interesting characters and learn about Chinese culture first hand.

Off The Beaten Track – Beijing: Episode 3 “The Veggie Musicians”


China Radio International’s chief explorers Anne Gonschorek and Jessica Dowse show a China beyond the guide books. Join them to meet interesting characters and learn about Chinese culture first hand.

Off The Beaten Track Beijing: Episode 2 The Street Food Vendor


China Radio International’s Anne Gonschorek and Jessica Dowse show a China beyond the guide books. Join them to meet interesting characters and learn about Chinese culture first hand. https://vimeo.com/40498162

Off The Beaten Track Beijing: Episode 1 The Fortune Teller


China Radio International’s chief-explorers Jessica Dowse and Anne Gonschorek show a China beyond the guide books. Join them to meet interesting characters and learn about Chinese culture first hand. https://vimeo.com/41137103

Hong Kong Avenue Of Stars


January 31st 2011: The Avenue of Stars is a salute to eminent Hong Kong film workers for their devoted contribution to local and world theatres. With many visitors to Hong Kong being fans of Hong Kong’s movies, the Avenue of Stars also serves as a tourist attraction. It was opened to the public and visitors from … Continue reading

Chengdu China Giant Panda Breeding Base


July 29 2010: The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a non-profit organisation engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism. It’s go.al is to be a world-class research facility in all these areas The Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987, with six giant pandas rescued from the wild. … Continue reading

Exploring the Ancient Sites and Streets of Wenshu Temple and Beyond


Published at eChinacities online magazine Many visitors come to Chengdu for the temples, the shopping, the restaurants and sightseeing. Wenshu Temple and surrounding area has all that and more. Lined with quaint buildings in the ancient Chinese architectural style, each part of this fascinating area has its own feel and its own culture, yet it … Continue reading

Chengdu’s Tibetan Quarter – Gateway to Tibet


Published at eChinacities online magazine Many consider Chengdu to be the gateway to Tibet, so it is only reasonable that visitors to Chengdu would want to visit the Tibetan Quarter. Chengdu’s Tibetan Quarter, or Little Lhasa, is located in the south-west of Chengdu, near the First Ring Road. It is in close proximity to two … Continue reading

Jiading Confucius Temple in Shanghai


Jiading is an ancient town located in Jiading District, about 20 kilometres northwest of Shanghai. On the southside of Jiading, in South Street, is the famous Confucius Temple, known locally as Jiading Kongmiao. It is one of the biggest and best preserved temples in Eastern China. It also serves as the Jiading Museum, and provides … Continue reading

Shanghai China Nights


While there is much to see in Shanghai, these night time shots of the city’s lights, including from helicopter, rooftops and restricted locations, are particularly spectacular. Shanghai has grown from a small fishing and textiles town, to become one of the largest cities on Earth, with a population of over 20 million people. This important … Continue reading

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