A Special Suzhou along the Grand Canal

The Grand Canal was once notorious in Chinese history, because the emperor Yang of Sui Dynasty built it for his self entertainment. Then as historians came to realize its great value in enhancing communication between the north and the south and promoting the economic development of the whole country, it regained reputation and status in […]

A night tour to Houhai

Houhai, located in Di’anmen Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, is famous for its noisy bars and restaurants today. But few people know that it was historically home to court officials and the city’s elite due to its proximity to the Forbiddent City. Last month, a friend of my roommate, Miranda Zhang came to Beijing. After work, […]

The Summer Palace Tour

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 […]