The Beijing Zoo – The panda hotspot

Known for being one of the oldest zoos in China, this zoo in Beijing still ranks high in the list of people’s favourite places to visit. About Spreading over a massive 220 acres, this zoo is one of the largest animal enclosures in China and has over 450 types of animals, along with about 500…

The Classical Gardens of Suzhou – Historical green lands

Located in Suzhou, these gardens are a pride of China and historians claim that its existence can be dated back to the 4th century.   About There are more than 50 classical gardens in the country and of them all, there are 9 gardens which stand out the best, namely, the Couple’s Garden Retreat, the…

The Bell Tower of Xian – A mighty building with a rich history

The Bell Tower is one of the best looked after towers in China, standing 118 feet tall and stretching out to all parts of the town around. History Built in the late 1300s, this wooden tower was funded by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang for the sole reason of protecting his lands and getting prior warnings of…

Yellow Crane Tower – An Icon of Wuhan

The city of Wuhan has been affectionately referred to as ‘the Chicago of China’, out of the many things the city has to offer, one of the most unique, is the Yellow Crane Tower. Introduction The Yellow Crane Tower had existed in many forms ever since AD 223. The current one was built 1981 and…

Huangyaguan Great Wall – The Not-As-Great Wall of China

The Huangyaguan Pass as it is commonly referred to is situated in the Tianjin province of China and is one of the district’s most popular tourist attractions.   Background The Huangyaguan Pass was first built by the Northern Qi Dynasty which existed around 1400 years ago. Later on, the wall was extensively repaired by the…