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Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:28:50 PDTGomar Monastery (Gomar Gompa) is a 400-year-old Tibetan monastery in Qinghai in western China.
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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:19:26 PSTChina's skywalks have been in the news recently. These mega-expensive, architectural wonders are a symbol of the new, confident China. However, the skywalk at Yuntaishan in Hunan Province hit the headlines when the surface panels of glass cracked, leading to frightening scenes for the tourists walking along it at the time.
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:11:03 PSTThe highest bar in Beijing, this exclusive, 80th floor bar affords a view that extends all the way from Tiananmen Square to the nearby mountains.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:06:27 PSTThe Longgang National Geological Park Skywalk is world's longest glass-bottomed cantilever skywalk. it opened in 2015 and measures an impressive 26.64 meters (87.4 feet).
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 02:29:55 PDTXiaolongbao is the signature dish of Shanghai - a plump dumpling crammed with juicy pork mince and a shot of meaty broth.The name xiaolongbao comes from the bamboo steaming baskets, xiaolong, the buns (bao) are prepared in.Originally from the suburb of Nanxiang in Shanghai, xiaolongbao can be found all over the city. One recommended restaurant to try them is the Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung, which has a reputation for serving up some of the most superior buns in town.The buns are usually filled with minced pork though a variety of fillings can now be founded including vegetarian varieties.The buns are tweaked and pinched at the top to give them their distinctive shape. [...]
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 02:38:44 PSTBy Christopher KL Lau Many well-meaning social and business entrepreneurs are now finding ways in their business models to both run a sustainable business and to give back to society, in their own little way. This is a current trend which is sweeping the world of business; to not only make a profit but to help lift others out of poverty at the sametime. One of these successful social ventures is the Hong Kong based, "Portovelo". The idea is the brainchild of founder Lavina Tien, who was inspired by her love of both travel and charity.Via her journeys throughout the world, she saw much beauty in the different peoples and cultures she encountered yet she also saw much suffering and poverty. This was especially true in off-the-beaten-track developing nations such as Nepal, Cambodia and Tanzania where she witness extreme poverty which hindered the social and economic development of those respective nations. Being empathetic and compassionate, she decided to make a stance and help those in need in her own little way. Tien was also alarmed by the stark and staggering statistics about child poverty, about 600 million children in the world today live on less than a dollar a day and often have to drop out of education to work and support their families.More than 1 billion children are severely deprived of essential needs required to survive, grow and develop. These include needs like basic food and nutrition, access to clean water, healthcare, shelter and education. Touched by what she saw and armed with a Harvard Business Degree, she set up Portovelo which makes simple yet attractive slip on sneakers for sale around the world. Each sale of a shoe will go towards purchasing 15 meals for deprived children. Purchasing one of these shoes is not only a fashion statement, it also will help feed a child and maybe change their circumstances forever. Portovelo also work closely with specific NGOs to help their dream become a reality; hence their partnership with the well known Flourishing Futures NGO in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Everytime a pair of shoes is purchased, the profits will provide 15 meals to a hungry child in their care. This will be of great relief to Flourishing Futures as it provides food assistance to families living below the poverty line. Poverty and hunger are a marked part of everyday life in Mongolia and these children often do not know when their next meal will be. Having regular meals will allow them to have the energy and strength to fully participate in either work and education to the best of their ability. Portovelo also keep their eye on current news affairs and with the recent disasters in the Philippines, Portovelo donated a portion of all their sales proceeds to the World Visions' emergency food relief program in the Philippines, for all purchases at the end of 2013. With Portoveolo, Lavina Tien is making a huge difference, one slip on sneaker at a time! [...]
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:14:04 PDT哈尔滨国际冰雪节To celebrate the 30th Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival the event is bigger than ever this year.Over 7,000 laborers worked around the clock helping the artists produce the hundreds of ice sculptures at Sun Island, Zhaolin Park and "Ice and Snow World".The huge ice sculptures in the "Ice City" were produced using 180,000 cubic meters of ice from the Songhua River and 150,000 cubic meters of snow.The Harbin Ice Festival opened on January 5th and runs for several weeks.Other big snow festivals around the world include the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan and Canada's Quebec City Winter Carnival. The Shangri-La Hotel in Harbin is the city's most luxurious hotel to stay during the Ice Festival. images © Daniel AllenHotels in Harbin China Job SearchBooks on China and BeijingBeijing Personals [...]
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:53:39 PSTMesh, one of Beijing's top night spots, is located inside Opposite House, a 99 room hotel which is part of a large high-end shopping development in Sanlitun called The Village.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:58:47 PDTThe Bomb Shelter Bar in the basement of the Red Capital Residence is a bar with a difference.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:13:52 PDT端午节It's Dragon Boat Festival (Duānwǔ Jié) season soon (the fifth day of the fifth lunar month).Dragon Boat races will be occurring all over China including a Dragon Boat festival in Shanghai and similar events in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.Some of Hong Kong's popular Dragon boat races are held in Stanley, though the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival takes place off the East Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in Victoria Harbour from 21st to 23rd June this year.The 2012 event drew over 400,000 spectators who watched 5,000 athletes compete in teams from 21 countries.The big event is the Lee Kum Kee IDBF Club Crew World Championships for men and women's teams including juniors, seniors and even cancer survivors' teams.Dragon Boat races are popular in Hong Kong where there are estimated to be around 50,000 active paddlers.Prior to this, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (Tuen Ng Festival) will take place on 12th June at various locations including Aberdeen, Discovery Bay, Stanley, Sha Tin, Tai O on Lantau, Cheung Chau and Tai Po.Useful LinksHong Kong Extras© Beijing-Visitor.com align="left" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://rcm-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/cm?t=beijing-visitor-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1554883954&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="align: left; height: 245px; padding-right: 10px; padding-top: 5px; width: 131px;">Hotels in Beijing China Job SearchBooks on China and BeijingBeijing Personals [...]
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:54:00 PSTLocated in the luxury Kerry Hotel in the foreign embassy area of the Chinese capital, Centro is right up there as one of Beijing's top night spots.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:54:12 PSTModernista Old Cafe and Tapas bar is quickly earning itself a reputation as on of Beijing's top night spots.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:54:35 PSTThe fairly recent Haze is one of Beijing's top nightclubs. Haze is a trendy duplex: two floors, bar and cafe on top and basement dance floor below.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:14:18 PDT聖若瑟修院及聖堂The baroque St Joseph Seminary Church in Macau was built by the Jesuits on Mato Mofino hill between 1746 and 1758.After the Jesuits were expelled from Macau in the 18th century by order of the Marquis of Pombal back in Portugal, the building was taken over by the Lazarists (Congregation of the Mission).The church is approached via a flight of granite steps leading to the central door under a "broken" arch.The interior of the church is lavishly decorated with the dome reaching 19m.The church a holy relic of a piece of bone from St. Francis Xavier, who was active as a Jesuit missionary in Goa, Macau and later Japan.St Joseph Seminary ChurchRua do Seminario, MacauTel: 853 8399 6699Hotels in MacauChina Job SearchBooks on China and BeijingBeijing Personals [...]
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:54:59 PST人民武装警察The Beijing police force has a long history. The Beijing Police Academy was founded in 1901 on the Japanese police model and had Japanese trainers. Before then local, poorly trained police police were paid for out of the public coffers.Nowadays Beijing's police force is under the control of the Ministry of Public Security.The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) is China's national police force (with the exception of Hong Kong and Macau) and it operates Public Security Bureaus, akin to police stations in other countries but with many more powers throughout China.Ministry of Public Security police wear blue uniforms and have been armed since 2006 with a locally made 9mm double-action revolver.The People's Armed Police is another arm of China's police force (with the exception of Hong Kong and Macau) and is a paramilitary gendamarie, somewhat on the lines of Italy's Carabinieri, the Guardia Civil in Spain and the Guarda Nacional Republicana in Portugal.PAP policemen wear olive green uniforms and are armed with pistols and carry a whistle (see photograph below).Visitors interested in the history of Beijing's and China's police force should visit the Beijing Police Museum in the Foreign Legation Quarter.Hotels in BeijingBooks on China and BeijingBeijing Personals [...]
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:34:12 PST哈尔滨国际冰雪节The 29th Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival opens in Heilongjiang Province with a spectacular opening con Saturday January 5th, 2013 and lasts for around one month.The hundreds of ice sculptures at Sun Island, Zhaolin Park and "Ice and Snow World" are built from blocks of ice taken from the Songhua River by around 15,000 workers and designed by local engineering students and increasingly by artists from around the world.The ice sculptures in the "Ice City" in Harbin are illuminated at night with multi-colored lights embedded in the ice and also by laser shows.Firework displays are also part of the attraction along with swimming contests in pools in the frozen Songhua River, ice climbing contests and ice restaurants where customers eat hotpot in restaurants built from blocks of ice.Nearby Yabuli Ski Resort is another pull for the nearly 1,000,000 visitors expected to arrive for the winter period.Other big snow festivals around the world include the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan and Canada's Quebec City Winter Carnival. The Shangri-La Hotel in Harbin is the city's most luxurious hotel to stay during the Ice Festival. images © Daniel AllenHotels in Harbin Hotels in BeijingChina Job SearchBooks on China and BeijingBeijing Personals [...]
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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:34:57 PSTLong Life Garden in Kowloon, Hong Kong is a shop specializing in traditional Chinese herbal medicines.
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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:35:22 PST筇竹寺Qiongzhu Temple or Bamboo Temple is located on Yu'an Mountain, 12km north west of the city of Kunming in Yunnan Province.The temple originally dates from the 13th century and is a Chinese Zen temple. The temple and statues you see today mostly date from the reconstruction work of the Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty after a devastating fire destroyed most of the original structures.Qiongzhu Temple is known for its 19th century sculptures of the 500 Buddhist arhats or luohan (Buddhist adepts freed from the cycle of death and re-birth) sculpted by the renown Chinese artist Li Guangxiu and his five disciples. The art work proved too much for the artist's contemporaries and patrons and was his last commission.The clay statues, which took seven years in the making are beautifully painted and capture various personalities and states of human existence: the young and the old, the healthy and the sick, the happy and the sad.Some of the statues ride waves like surfers on one wall of the temple and are particularly grotesque: one has arms longer than his body, another eyebrows reaching down to his chest.Qiongzhu Temple is also known for its fine setting with ancient cypress trees and the grounds also contain a vegetarian restaurant for visitors. The main hall of Qiongzhu Si contains a 14th century stone tablet recording the diplomacy between Imperial China and Yunnan in Chinese and Mongolian script.Hotels in BeijingChina Job SearchBooks on China and BeijingBeijing Personals [...]
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:35:40 PST香港小型巴士Hong Kong's Public Light Buses are a quick and easy way to get around Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories. Hong Kong's Public Light Buses (PLBs) are also known as Maxicabs or Green Minibuses (GMB) to differentiate them from the red Private Light Buses, which are unregulated and can run on their own routes and charge their own fares.A total of 4350 Public Light Buses are allowed to operate in Hong Kong and they can carry a maximum of 16 passengers. Public Light Buses operate on fixed routes with fixed fares on a timetable. The destination of the bus is shown on the front in both Chinese and English.The Octopus Card, as well as cash, is accepted on all of Hong Kong's Public Light Buses. Many of the buses are now LPG vehicles, with plans to phase in electric buses in future. Most of the buses carry advertising.By law passengers are obliged to wear seat belts on Hong Kong's Public Light Buses. Some of Hong Kong's Public Light Buses run 24 hours. When you want to get off the bus call out to the driver: "Next stop please!"Hotels in Hong Kong Books on China and BeijingHong Kong Personals [...]
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:35:51 PSTThe Made in China restaurant is the centerpiece of the delicious haute cuisine on offer at the Grand Hyatt Beijing Hotel.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:36:06 PSTGreen T. House, founded by celebrity chef Ms. Zhang Jin Jie (aka JinR) as a Beijing teahouse in 1997, has become a beacon of Beijing's haute cuisine eateries. The beautifully prepared dishes all feature tea in some form.
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