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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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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On the eighth day of the fourth month of the lunar calendar (May 12th in 2019), Buddhists in China celebrate Buddha’s birthday, Fódàn (佛誕). It is a public holiday in Hong Kong and Macau. The festival is celebrated across the Buddhist world on different days.
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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.
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Have you ever been in an environment – an office, someone’s home – where you instantly felt uncomfortable? Perhaps the Feng Shui could have been better!
Feng Shui (‘Wind and Water’) is about living in harmony with nature and your surroundings. It is practiced everywhere, in every culture, in different ways, even if you don’t realise it. But what exactly is it?
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