The Drum and Bell Tower in Beijing

The Drum and Bell towers are situated at the northern end of the central axis of the Beijing Inner City to the north of Di’ anmen Street. The Drum Tower was built in 1272 during the reign of Kublai Khan, at which time it stood at eh very heart of the Yuan capital Dadu. At […]

Amazing Jiankou Great Wall in Beijing

The Jiankou Great Wall (Arrow Lock) is located in Huairou County, 73 km north from Beijing City. It connects with the Mutianyu Great Wall 10 km to the east, and with the Huanghuacheng Great Wall to the west. This section was built in 1368 during the period of the Ming Dynasty.It is built of large […]

Where Three Great Asian Rivers Meet

Far away from the smog and crowds of China‚Äôs east coast cities is Yunnan Province. Though it has a few cities of its own, the southwestern province is geographically diverse, with the Tibetan plateau rising in the north and west, and subtropical lowlands steaming to the south. Edging towards the northwest of the province is […]