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by chris
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Epic Vacations: China’s Best Train Journeys
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Epic Vacations: China’s Best Train Journeys

4) The Most Beautiful High-Speed Railway in China: Hefei to Fuzhou Bullet Train This bullet train route was just completed in June of this year, so hop on if you want to be one of the first to experience it. Starting in the provincial capital of Hefei and ending on the coast in the provincial capit...
by chris
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Epic Vacations: China’s Best Train Journeys
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Epic Vacations: China’s Best Train Journeys

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” If you agree with Robert Louis Stevenson, one of the all-time great travel writers, then a train trip through China is probably calling your name. With the peak of summer holidays coming up, try one of...
by chris
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There's more to American food than burgers and french fries
Replies: 0
Views: 268

There's more to American food than burgers and french fries

Take the words "American" and "food", and you have the ingredients for a popular misconception: In the United States the cooking lessons ended once the burgers, French fries and ketchup hit the table. Of course, that thinking is as simplistic as thinking chicken chow mein is the ...
by chris
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: French Food Market Lafayette Gourmet Opens First Beijing Store
Replies: 0
Views: 156

French Food Market Lafayette Gourmet Opens First Beijing Store

French food supermarket Lafayette Gourmet has just opened its first store in China, with a flagship Beijing store located on the fifth floor of Galeries Lafayette department store in Xidan. China Retail News claims that: "All ingredients and food sold in this supermarket are directly shipped fr...
by chris
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazing apricots in Beijing's Pinggu
Replies: 0
Views: 272

Amazing apricots in Beijing's Pinggu

About an hour and half out from downtown Beijing proper, Beizhai village located in Nandulehe, Pinggu district, will welcome crowds of tourists this month to visit for their tasty apricots. The local government has launched a one-month tourism and culture event, beginning on June 16, to promote tour...
by chris
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right at home with flowers in Beijing
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: Right at home with flowers in Beijing

Initially, reforestation was only about planting poplars, but now green-space design focuses more on growing trees of different kinds and heights. "The benefit is that we can see various flowers and trees in residential communities and public areas. People think it's important that their living...
by chris
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right at home with flowers in Beijing
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Right at home with flowers in Beijing

Smarter residential landscaping means we can savor the spring season without joining the crowds at formal public gardens, Xu Lin discovers. While visitors are flocking to parks and scenic spots to enjoy the springtime in full blossom, many people are enjoying easy access to beautiful flowers in thei...
by chris
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 10 places to see spring flowers in Beijing
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Top 10 places to see spring flowers in Beijing

5 Zhongshan Park (tulips) Every year in spring, Zhongshan Park holds an international tulip exhibition which features tens of thousands of tulips arranged in many themes. The best time to see them is from April 15 until May 10. Ticket price: 10 yuan during the tulip exhibition / 3 yuan otherwise. A...
by chris
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 10 places to see spring flowers in Beijing
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Top 10 places to see spring flowers in Beijing

4 Panggezhuang (pear blossoms) Panggezhuang, a village in Daxing district, has been famous for its delicious pears for centuries. The village used to be the designated peach supplier to the imperial family during the Ming and Qing (1368-1911) dynasties. Every year around April, the mountains are co...
by chris
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 10 places to see spring flowers in Beijing
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Top 10 places to see spring flowers in Beijing

3 Dajue Temple (Magnolia flowers) Dajue Temple, 20 kilometers west of the Third Ring Road, is home to Beijing's oldest magnolia tree. Magnolia flowers in the temple are stunningly beautiful, and last much longer than those inside the city. The best time to see magnolia flowers is early April. Ticke...

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