Travel

July 7th, 2016
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...
July 6th, 2016
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...
July 6th, 2016
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...
July 6th, 2016
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...
July 6th, 2016
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...
July 6th, 2016
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...
July 6th, 2016
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...
July 6th, 2016
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...
July 6th, 2016
This would be the last day in the hotel. My entire trip was planned to be done without any formal tour guides or excursions. The only slight exception was that the hotel offered, through its tour desk, a daily trip...