China

San Antonio Museum of Art Rocks With New Chinese Acquisition

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Texans like to say that “everything is big in Texas.” But the latest six-and-a-half-ton acquisition by the San Antonio Museum of Art gives credence to the familiar saying.

The city of Wuxi, China, gave the city a 12-foot Taihu rock to help promote Chinese art and culture in the Alamo city. The massive rock was installed in the pavilion behind the museum prior to the recent unveiling. 

Visiting China? Here Are 5 Traditional Festivals You Must Experience

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Thinking of traveling to China anytime soon? Whether for business or pleasure, this culturally rich country of over 1.4 billion people has a lot of amazing attractions on offer. Not in the least of which are the various spectacular festivals the country hosts throughout the year. Each festival is steeped in historically rich traditions and draws large crowds from locals and tourists alike. 

Teaching English in China: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming

I’ll never forget stepping off the airplane for the first time at the Beijing airport and thinking to myself “What the *#@&$ did I just get myself into?” I didn’t know a lick of Mandarin other than ni hao, and prior to leaving I probably couldn’t have found Xinjiang, the province that was to become my new home, on a ma

Story of China Connects History to Present

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China: a place both ancient and modern, well known and unknown, distant, different: a powerful contemporary nation that is still little known and even less understood by most people in the west.

Visiting Marco Polo's Favorite City in China

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Hangzhou, the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China, is home to more than 8-million residents and located just 50 minutes from Shanghai by high-speed train.

Xixi Wetland Park. From Visiting Marco Polo's Favorite City in China
Xixi Wetland Park (above and below)

A Geek in China

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For every fan of kung fu, steamed dumplings, Confucius, and giant skyscrapers, A Geek in China is a hip, smart and concise guide to the Middle Kingdom. 

Top Five Destinations to Start a Jiuzhaigou Tour

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Located in southwest China, the Jiuzhaigou Valley, which is a dreamlike tourist area being famous for its 6 beauties: green lake, banked waterfall, colorful forest, snowy peak, Tibetan culture, and blue ice, attracts millions of tourists every year. 

Stunning Jiuzhaigou
Stunning Jiuzhaigou

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Your Family

by Culinary Spelunker / Feb 08, 2016 /
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Welcome to the year of the monkey! February 8th marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, celebrated by people throughout the world, especially in China. The 15-day festivities are a time to come together with family, express gratitude, and look forward to another year. In some ways, it’s like the American version of Christmas, New Year’s, and Thanksgiving Day all rolled into one, long celebration.

10 Things You’ll Learn as a First-Time Traveler to China

by farwestchina / Jul 12, 2014 /

10 Things You’ll Learn as a First-Time Traveler to China

10 Things You’ll Learn as a First-Time Traveler to China

 

Up Close and Personal with the Terracotta Army

by Adrian Landsberg / Mar 13, 2014 /
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A HALF DAY SEEING THE TERRACOTTA WARRIOR MUSEUM IN XIAN, CHINA

“Hi there.”

Oh no, not another guide trying to sell me his services, I turned around to give another resounding no but was greeted by…

“Don't worry, I'm not a guide.”

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