Tea Horse Trade Route

The over 1,800 year old Tea Horse Trade Route starts from Simao, a place that has been famous for its Pu’er tea, in southwest China’s Yunnan province. The Tea Horse Trade Route, or simply Tea Horse Road, goes from its southern end to Southeast Asia, connects Beijing from its north and zigzags to Tibet from […]

I visited many palaces in China and the Summer Palace impressed me the most. We went there in the early summer. The weather was comfortable when it was neither cold nor hot. The first impression the Summer Palace left on me was its size. I walked from the early morning until its close time and […]

Nanluoguxiang

It’s quite possible that Nanluoguxiang is one of the most famous Hutong districts in Beijing. Hutongs refer to the old style alleyways where large number of one-story courtyard houses are located in Beijing. Many of these areas are now protected in order to preserve their unique architecture. Nanluoguxiang is one of these places, which has […]