Have you heard of traditional Chinese weaving?
Several regions around China are famous for their woven products, including Shandong, Ningbo and Longshan. You’ve probably seen them at temple fairs or for sale on the street around tourist sites. But what do you know about this beautiful art form?
Read on to learn more, including how you can try this traditional craft for yourself!
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Chairman Mao said you’re not a hero until you’ve climbed the Great Wall. (That means some of us living in Beijing are heroes several times over!)
The Wall is an essential pilgrimage for both Chinese and overseas visitors, and one of the nicest parts to visit is Mutianyu.
But what makes Mutianyu so special, and how do you get there on public transportation?
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If only walls could talk, those at Prince Gong’s Mansion would have a lot to say!
This fascinating location, tucked down a side street near Beihai Park has seen so much drama, intrigue and plot twists it could become its own soap opera! And yet few people have heard of it, and even fewer have time to explore the storied courtyards for themselves!
Read on to learn more about this must-visit site, and how you can get all the inside stories on our next Hidden Histories walk and talk event!
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The dragon boat festival (端午节 duān wǔ jié) is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar (June 7th in 2019). But what is it, where does it originate, and how is it celebrated?
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In our previous article (‘Visit Xiaopu Art Village’; linked below) we looked at one part of the Songzhuang Art District – an area so large that it has to be divided up into sections if we’re to cover it properly! In this article we focus on one road with lots of interesting businesses in particular.
Continue reading “Visit Songzhuang Art District : Part 2 – Art Factory Road”