Moller Villa

The Moller Villa, one of Shanghai’s architectural marvels, was built by Swedish shipping tycoon Eric Moller and completed in 1936. Legend has it that Jewish Eric Moller came to Shanghai in 1919 empty-handed and made his fortune here by winning large sums at the horse races, culminating in the construction of this fantasy home for […]

Maijishan Grotto

Maijishan grottoes, which are one of the four biggest grottoes in China. Located Southeast of Tianshui on a 142 meter high hill, Mt. Maijishan got its name from its natural shaped which looks just like a “wheat-pile hill”. There are 194 existing caves, in which are preserved more than 7,200 sculptures made from terra cotta […]

Gong’s Mansion

Prince Gong’s Mansion is one of the most ornate and extravagant royal residences in Beijing. My friend and I visited it last Sunday. The mansion is located north of Shichahai Lake in the western part of central Beijing. It was built in 1777 by imperial minister He Shen during the reign of Emperor Qianlong in […]