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Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!

The Chinese Spring Festival of Rooster

2017-01-26 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(538)

China is an ancient agriculture country, where the agricultural cycle is much in sync with the seasons of nature. New Year is always considered by Chinese people as the starting point of a new life. The turn of the year is a time when Chinese people show their gratitude to heaven above, nature and ancestors for the past year, it is also a time when they reunite with family members and pray for the blessings of a successful year ahead.

A brief introduction of traditional Chinese Painting

2016-08-29 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(608)

Chinese PaintingA traditional Chinese painting is made from rice paper, ink, water, brush and pigment. And a complete traditional painting is composed of 4 parts: pictures, calligraphy, poem and seal.



Gorgeous dressing, beauty of Miao women

2015-07-07 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(236)

Miao women's dressing

Miao, which is one of the 55 ethnic minorities in China, make great value of their cultures concealed in clothing. Some Miao still keep their customs such as wearing ethnic clothes, singing folk songs, and celebrating their festivals. Especially for the clothing, Miao women would spend large percent of money on gorgeous clothes and various silver accessories.

A Bite of China II - Heart's Message, a way of transmitting Chinese food cooking

2014-05-09 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(216)

Every recipe of Chinese food is so special and magical that cannot be easily learned. The transmission of culinary skills, no matter in remote mountain villages or in bustling cities, still follows the traditional way of teaching orally and understanding tacitly. Each delicacy is the result of culinary skills passing on from generation to generation, or transmitting from one to another.

A Bite of ChinaⅡ-Honey, As Sweet As Staying with Family Members

2014-04-25 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(170)

After two years the second season of the documentary television series A Bite of China began to bring us to the paradise of Chinese food again from April 18 on. Some faithful audiences joked that the first episode Footsteps of the second season not only made them mouth water but also moved them to tears. Actually I was also moved by the family love reflected in the stories behind foods of various kinds, especially by the parts concerning sweet honey.

Festivals of Chinese Ethnic Minorities

2014-03-28 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(280)

China is a country with vast land and composed by 56 ethnic groups. Except the Han nationality which accounts for approximately 91.51% of the total population of China, other nationalities only accounts for 8.49%, and consequently the other 55 are called minority nationalities. Though the population of the other 55 ethnic groups is much fewer, their varied festivals account for about 70% of the total amount of China’s festivals, and these colorful festivals constitute an important part of Chinese culture and lives.

Mahjong Culture in Different Cities of China

2014-02-13 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(300)

As a quintessence of Chinese culture, Mahjong has a very long history and favored by hundreds of thousands of people in China, especially in Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Changsha, Kunming, etc. Nowadays, Mahjong has been internationally introduced into many other countries, but basically it stays in Chinese people, so Mahjong can be the card of Chinese. 

The Very Special "Po Hui Festival" of Miao Ethnical Minority in China’s Guangxi Province

2014-01-16 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(208)

People generally know Guilin but ignore other beauties of Guangxi Province. Actually, Guangxi offers so much more than just Guilin. The Miao Ethnical Minority villages in Rongshui County, Guangxi Province, has the very interesting “Po Hui Festival”(a popular activity for the locals to wish for good harvest through the reed-pipe wind instruments) every year, which is a kind of non-material cultural heritage that originates from nature and showed by dances, songs and various activities.