A girl from a fishing village who became a goddess has travelled all over China and the world. Her devotees live in more than 20 countries and millions make pilgrimages to her temples. Who is she and why is she so revered?
By Ilina Tatiana (edited by Nic Doering)
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Just thirty minutes away from Beijing by high-speed railway, Huailai (怀来) is a small town halfway between the capital and Zhangjiakou. The local government is promoting the numerous vineyards in the area, but there is also a still-hidden gem to be discovered: Jimingyi (鸡鸣驿), a walled former post station. Its name means ‘rooster’s crow post station’ and its main claim to fame is that Emperor Guangxu and his aunt Cixi sheltered there for a night as they fled the Eight Nation Alliance during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. It makes a nice day out from Beijing, especially if you want to see an ancient town that hasn’t become a tourist trap.
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‘Great Wall Hero’ is the Beijing Municipal Culture and Tourism Bureau’s annual global marketing campaign. This year, the theme was Beijing by Night, and five different routes were chosen to showcase the city in the late afternoon and evening. Cultural Keys helped design the ‘Beijing Through Culture’ route, which takes in some of the city’s cultural highlights.
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This August CK was lucky enough to visit Guizhou, a province in China’s southwest that isn’t on the more well-known tourist trails. Guizhou is mountainous and heavily forested, leading to its reputation for clean air, and the development of its many minority groups.
See some of the pictures we took during our trip below. For more, check out our social media accounts, listed at the bottom of this article!
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It’s Guizhou Week at Cultural Keys! Join us here on our WeChat account and across our social media to learn more about Guizhou!
As part of our trip to Guizhou we were invited by the International Mountain Tourism Alliance to attend the 2022 Asian Mountain Tourism Promotion Conference, which aims to reshape and develop the mountain tourism market after COVID-19.
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