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China Carnival #5: Travel tips, Silk market, Shenzhen

Aug 18, 2009
Shenzhen River

Shenzhen River by {link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/yuan2003/515203183/}yuan2003{/link} @flickr

Welcome to the August 18, 2009 edition of china carnival. We have 6 articles this time. That’s a record high, yeah!

Travel

Surbhi Bhatia presents A Trip to Shenzhen-China posted at The Viewspaper, saying, “Shenzhen is a place that was once known for it’s fishing villages and the export of seafood to the rest of China. The population of Shenzhen now is a mix of people from around the world and Chinese workers who migrate from nearby rural areas to find work in the city.”

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Silk Market by {link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/onion83/2746631041/}onion83{/link}

Zhu presents The Silk Market Experience posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “You can shop for pretty much anything in China nowadays, from cheap Cultural Revolution memorabilias to expensive imported beauty products, from silk embroidered clothes to ivory chopstick. But there is one place Westerners are very fond of: the Silk Market, aka Silk Street (秀水街).”

TripbaseKatie Sorene presents Travel China Like a Pro: 7 Tips from Expert Travelers posted at Travel Blog – Tripbase, saying, “China holds a fascinating allure for adventurers all over the world. But exploring China can be daunting. Get the inside track with these top tips from expert travelers.”

Vichuda presents Tjong A Fie Mansion History posted at Kota Medan Guide, saying, “A prominent home located in the heart of Medan City at Kesawan Square, this beautiful mansion is full of characters and cultures behind its history in Medan. Now, for limited time only, the mansion is opened to visitors for an inside look at the true history of Tjong A Fie, a historic man.”

Tjong-A-Fie Mansion

Culture

Temple Ceiling

by {link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/arielophelia/7906381/}arielophelia{/link} @flickr

Richard Shelmerdine presents Taoism 30 day experiment posted at Richard Shelmerdine, saying, “Hi guys and welcome to my Taoism experiment. I have undergone huge change as a result of studying the Tao Te Ching and other peoples interpretations of it and thought if I really got into it and studied it for a month then I could get a much deeper understanding and leave something online that others could benefit from for a long time to come.”

Health

Gary Mullen presents Health benefits of Chinese Baoding Balls posted at Green Man, saying, “For centuries Chinese Baoding balls have been used to promote many health benefits. This article will explore these benefits, the use of Baoding balls in Chinese alternative therapies and, how to use the balls effectively.”image

Baoding Balls

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of china carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  1. August 19th, 2009 at 14:25 | #1

    Nice list of posts, again!

    I’m curious to read about Shenzhen. Used to go there a lot from Hong Kong…

  2. March 11th, 2010 at 05:10 | #2

    if I really got into it and studied it for a month then I could get a much deeper understanding, I have undergone huge change as a result of studying the Tao Te Ching and other peoples interpretations of it.

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