Just thirty minutes outside of Beijing by express train, Tianjin showcases beautiful locations and architecture from a wide swathe of Chinese history. Go from the Confucian temple to grand European streets to river walks all within minutes in Tianjin.
We personally have been to Tianjin several times, and each time we go, we find something new to enjoy. For your pleasure, here are a few of our favourite shots from my last few visits that will perhaps inspire you to go there for yourself if you haven’t already!
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The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) is holding an exhibition to celebrate Spring Festival. Alongside paintings, sculptures and paper cuttings of oxen, you can also appreciate paintings on the theme of spring and vitality by both Chinese and international artists including Ansel Adams, David Hockney and Qi Baishi.
Read on to find out more about the exhibition and how to book!
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The final part of Spring Festival, the Lantern Festival (Yuánxiāo jié 元宵节) falls this year on February 26th, the fifteenth day of the celebrations. Although it’s not a public holiday, it is still widely celebrated, especially in southern China and among the diaspora.
What’s this holiday all about and how can you celebrate it? Read on to find out!
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The Year of the Ox is here! What does it hold in store? And what is the standing of the ox in Chinese culture? Find out in our article all about the ox!
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Chinese people around the world are ready for the lunar new year, also known in Chinese as Spring Festival 春节 Chūnjié – the Year of the Ox! As it’s celebrated according to the lunar calendar, in 2021 it falls tomorrow, February 12th.
Read on to take a look at the origins of, and stories behind, one of the world’s most celebrated holidays!
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