ZhongShan Park Beijing was full of beautiful flowers

There was a holiday today and we coukd not go into the buildings at The Forbidden City, but the 10 yuan entrance fee for Zhangshan park was well worth the ticket price. There were many flowers there ..Blossom and tulips, and pansies, geraniums and marigolds. The colors were beautiful. This is only a small selectionContinue reading “ZhongShan Park Beijing was full of beautiful flowers”

Transport Thief touts Hotel Singles.18311344553…his phone number.. Only use legal Taxis

The transport I got into was behind a red motor bike and it was a one seat and in bad condition…I thought the guy needed money so went with him. He also spoke English.. It was small like this one….just fit one and not good over bumps. I have been told not to use theContinue reading “Transport Thief touts Hotel Singles.18311344553…his phone number.. Only use legal Taxis”

JuYong Pass ..Great Wall China at JeYongshan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juyongguan Juyongguan or Juyong Pass (simplified Chinese: 居庸关; traditional Chinese: 居庸關; pinyin: Jūyōng Guān) is a mountain pass located in the Changping District of Beijing Municipality, over 50 kilometers (31 mi) from central Beijing. The Great Wall of China passes through, and the Cloud Platform gate was built here in 1342 CE. The pass hadContinue reading “JuYong Pass ..Great Wall China at JeYongshan”

Ming Tombs Beijing China

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ming_Dynasty_Tombs The Ming Dynasty Tombs (Chinese: 明十三陵; pinyin: Míng shísān líng; literally “Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty”) are located some 42 kilometers north-northwest of central Beijing, within the suburban Changping District of Beijing municipality. The site, located on the southern slope of Tianshou Mountain (originally Mount Huangtu), was chosen on the feng shui principlesContinue reading “Ming Tombs Beijing China”

Beijing China

English Name: Beijing Chinese Name: 北京 Coordinates: 39°54′50″N 116°23′30″E Municipality: 16,801.25 km2 (6,487.00 sq mile) Elevation: 43.5 m (142.7 ft) Population: 19,612,368 (2010) http://chinatour.net/beijing/ Beijing (pron.: /beɪˈdʒɪŋ/; Chinese: 北京; pinyin: Běijīng, [peɪ˨˩ t͡ɕiŋ˥]), sometimes romanized as Peking[4] (pron.: /piːˈkɪŋ/, /peɪˈkɪŋ/), is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and one of the most populousContinue reading “Beijing China”

Snow in Yangquan China on 19 April 2013

When I woke up on the day I was leaving on the 9.50am train from Wuxin to Beijing, I looked out of the Balcony window to see that it looked wet. Rain I thought and went to get the camera…I took a photo then realised the rain was moving and was a light start ofContinue reading “Snow in Yangquan China on 19 April 2013”

Coal Carving Yangquan China

http://traditions.cultural-china.com/en/16T4948T11005.html   The history of the coal carving can be traced back 6,000-7,000 years. The jet adornments that were unearthed in the cultural stratum at the Xinle ruins in Shenyang, capital city of Northern China’s Liaoning Province, comprise the embryo of coal carving. The jet-carved circlet and lumps sculpted in coal, which were unearthed inContinue reading “Coal Carving Yangquan China”

Peach Blossom Festival Yangquan

This should have been marvelous but alas only a few peach trees were out in full bloom. The blossoming is late this year; It would have been spectacular had the surrounding mountains been full of blossom. http://www.bicc.org.cn/EN/taohua.asp You can see here the walk through the peach trees but the trees do not have any blossoms.Continue reading “Peach Blossom Festival Yangquan”

Hotels in Yangquan and Taiyuan China

There are 5 hotels in Yangquan..this site lists them with links to the hotels for details http://en.yq.gov.cn/col/col4989/index.html http://en.yq.gov.cn/art/2010/6/25/art_4989_156462.html Shanxi Quanmei International Hotel Shanxi Quanmei international Hotel which is invested by the mostfamous Quanmei Food &Beverage Co. Ltd of Yangquan City is an international business four—star hotel toprovide services food &beverage, rooms, entertainmeeting, combine with greatContinue reading “Hotels in Yangquan and Taiyuan China”

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