Scenic Splendor of China »

[6 May 2010 | Comments Off on Top 6 Villages/Towns in China w. Google Earth Links | 4,421 views]
Top 6 Villages/Towns in China w. Google Earth Links

Quite a few of my foreign friends complained to me that despite the huge size of China, most of Chinese cities and towns look similar no matter where they go. I can’t argue about this and feel sad as well. Fortunately, there are still some remote places where the evil of so-called modernization failed to prevail.

Today I will present you the top 6 most beautiful villages/towns in China.

Carnival »

[2 May 2010 | 2 Comments | 291 views]
China Carnival is Today’s Featured Carnival at blogcarnival.com

I am happy to announce that China Carnival is selected by The Blog Carnival Team as today’s Featured Carnival at blogcarnival.com. It is now put up at the top of its homepage.

Obviously, most credit of this honor should be given to you carnival participants. Thank you, my peer bloggers! And Happy May Day — Bloggers of the World, Unite!

Travel »

[26 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Attractions in Shanghai Besides World Expo 2010 | 2,478 views]
Top 10 Attractions in Shanghai Besides World Expo 2010

I know some of our readers are planning to visit Shanghai for World Expo 2010 (Big Picture by Boston.com). Despite some congestion, overcrowded pavilions and long queues right now, I am sure the Expo will be one of unforgettable events in your life time. However, as the largest and wealthiest city in China, Shanghai has many other attractions you might not want to miss.

Travel »

[25 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Kaleidoscopic Shanghai Through the Lens of Wolfgang Staudt | 195 views]
Kaleidoscopic Shanghai Through the Lens of Wolfgang Staudt

I was searching for images for an upcoming post about attractions in Shanghai when I found these stunning images by a German photographer – Wolfgang Staudt – on Flickr. I’d like to share with you here:

To view all 171 (as of 04/24/2010) Shanghai tagged images by Wolfgang Staudt on Flickriver.

Museum »

[22 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Lotus and Crane Rectangular Pots: Spirit of New Era | 760 views]
Lotus and Crane Rectangular Pots: Spirit of New Era

This pair of pots are relics unearthed in 1923 at the Great Tomb of King of Zheng State in Xinzheng, Henan Province. Their design and patterns are almost identical to each other. One of them is now at its home province – Henan Museum; the other one is at The Palace Museum in Beijing.