Category Archives: China

UNESCO Hunt #14 : The Great Wall of China

  UNESCO Sites #438 says: “In c. 220 B.C. under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when ...

UNESCO Hunt #13 : The Temple of Heaven

  UNESCO Site #881 says: “The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th century, is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods. In its overall layout and ...

UNESCO Hunt #5 : Summer Palace in Beijing

  UNESCO Site #880 Says:  “The Summer Palace in Beijing – first built in 1750, is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, ...

UNESCO Hunt #4 : The Forbidden City, China

  UNESCO Site #439 Says: “he Forbidden City in Beijing, with its landscaped gardens and many buildings (whose nearly 10,000 rooms contain furniture and works of art), constitutes a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties.” ...

China Chameleon – Not Another Tourist Shop!

Our travel plans would not be complete without being brought to all those tourist shops that gave commission to the travel agencies/tour guides. We were shuffled from one place to another, all with the same objective of getting us to ...

China Chameleon – Tiananmen Square

Walking around Tiananmen Square. The first official tour started in Tiananmen Square, notoriously popular for the captivating photo of a student standing in front of an army tank. I read that he died when the tank rolled him over. This ...

China Chameleon – Journey from Tianjin .

  Before I begin writing about this journey, I’d just like to say thank you to my blogger buddy Jard who gave me the opportunity to join her to Beijing. This was my first time in China and I had agreed with ...