Travel

If you were ever wondering how to pass the time at Taiwan/Taiyuan (TPE) airport, we have a suggestion. Depending upon the class of service and how you’ve booked your ticket on EVA Airways, their passenger lounge is absolutely the best...
This page list the Chinatowns covered in Chinatownology. The current list has 35 Chinatowns in 19 countries spread over Asia, Europe and USA. Asia China Taiwan Hong Kong Macau Burma Indonesia Japan Laos Malaysia Pakistan Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam Europe...
Today would be a double barreled day of Beijing tourism, punctuated by a huge lunch.   Our first stop was The Temple of Earth (also referred to as the Ditan Park) was constructed in 1530 by Emperor Jia Jing during...
No.2A Qianmen Main Street, Chongwen District, Beijing, China Firstly, I wanted you to know that there are actually two railway museums in Beijing. If you want to see the history and the details of China’s vast rail history, you should...
Today, The Forbidden City would be our target. It is actually called the Palace Museum, since the entire compound is technically a museum, but Forbidden City sound more romantic and mysterious and was so named because for over 600 years, only dignitaries...
Although most of the visit would be headquartered on the far west side of Beijing, for the three days that we’d be seeing the sights in the historical district, we stayed at the Red Wall Hotel, conveniently located near the...
The tour guide explained to us that after the morning visit to the Great Wall, we’d make a series of stops. This is not unusual. On almost every tour of any part of China, you’ll wind up lengthening your excursion...
I think overall, this is the only ‘must see” place in Beijing. It is a huge garden and lawn and wooded complex, home to The Temple of Heaven. This is where the emperor regularly came to acknowledge the gifts of...
OK, sometime, it’s good to be a kid again, or at least act like one. Our intrepid group of local friend and I decided to hit one of Beijing’s amusement parks, There are several, the largest of which closed before...