How to Spend Your Day in the Palace Museum?

So I spent a day tour here, exploring the world’s largest palace complex. As mentioned in my previous post, there are 3 major routes you can do the tour. My whole day is reserved for this lovely palace, I fully engaged myself to find out the hidden gems. Alright, I did not exactly follow the recommended routes, skipping … More How to Spend Your Day in the Palace Museum?

7 Tips on visiting The Palace Museum (Forbidden City)

The Palace Museum (formerly Forbidden City/ Imperial Palace), no doubt is the highlight of the trip, especially if you are paying very first visit to Beijing, China. But…you will also find this magnificent palace is always busy and crowded, tour groups come and go, whistling noise everywhere like this: Oh darn…this is so annoying, right? … More 7 Tips on visiting The Palace Museum (Forbidden City)

Cuandixia – The Mountain Village with Distinctive Character

About 90 kilometers from downtown Beijing, there lies an ancient mountain village, addressed as Cuandixia (爨底下). The village has a history of about 500 years, built during the Ming dynasty and Ching dynasty. I never knew this distinctive character “爨” (pronounce as cuan4) until I did my search for Beijing trip. Hence, I decided to make a … More Cuandixia – The Mountain Village with Distinctive Character

The Adventure of Gubeikou Wohushan Great Wall

Looking for Great Wall hike without paying any entrance fee? Yes, you can! Introducing another worth hiking Great Wall – Gubeikou Wohushan (古北口卧虎山)! Providing another choice for those wild Great Wall lovers, absolutely FREE! ‘Wohu’ means ‘Crouching Tiger’ as the mountain looks like two tigers, one lying on its back while the other lies on its … More The Adventure of Gubeikou Wohushan Great Wall

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jinshanling Great Wall

There is a popular saying, “You are not a good man if you never been to the Great Wall”! I’m pretty sure that the Great Wall is in your bucket list if you are going to visit China. There are a number of Great Wall sections to explore, I have chosen Jinshanling (金山岭) and Wohushan (卧虎山) during my trip … More 7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jinshanling Great Wall

Solo Travel: Visit Attractions in Beijing City Centre by Subway

I’ve always wanted to travel alone, hence I made my first solo trip to Beijing. Travel in Beijing is easy and convenient with public transport, especially subway and bus. The fare for subway costs only RMB 2 for a journey on one line while the bus fare is dirt cheap. Do get a traffic card and load it with some … More Solo Travel: Visit Attractions in Beijing City Centre by Subway

2-Day Life Experience in a Chinese Rural Village

I had an incredible experience staying in a Chinese rural village – Hexi Village (河西村). It was in autumn, the weather was cold on the outskirt. The journey to the village from downtown Beijing took about 3 hours that day, taking a fully occupied bus all the way long to the village was a suffering experience. No … More 2-Day Life Experience in a Chinese Rural Village