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NANJING CITY – ANCIENT CAPITAL AND WITNESS OF CHINESE HISTORY

Published on Kwiecień 29, 2011 By admin

It’s another busy spring morning in Nanjing. Loud crowds are spilling out of the train station. Traffic is as usual hectic and nobody is paying attention to my pathetic pidgin Chinese enquiry about the nearest bus station. They just cut me off with their constant ‘Dimbudong’ – ‘I don’t understand’ curt answer. So I decide […]

HUANGSHAN MOUNTAIN (YELLOW MOUNTAIN) “The loveliest mountain in China”

Published on Marzec 1, 2011 By admin

When you talk to Chinese people they often mention the Mt Huangshan – home to several Taoist temples and place of pilgrimage. Combined with James Cameron’s interview about his latest film ‘Avatar’ and him admitting that Mt Huangshan was the inspiration behind his “Hallelujah Mountains” I became adamant I had to scale the sacred peaks […]

PUTUOSHAN – BUDDHIST ISLAND BETWEEN SEA AND SKYE

Published on Luty 5, 2011 By admin

With its mountain scenery, dark forests, rocky coastline and white, sandy beaches, Putuoshan (literally Mount Putuo) is a slice of paradise and one of the biggest buddhist centres of the South Sea. It is a tiny island some 140km from Shanghai and full of contrasts. A place of pilgrimage for some, idyllic and relaxing getaway […]

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME – TONGLI TOWN IN CHINA

Published on Styczeń 30, 2011 By admin

Tongli is one of the best preserved water-towns in China with a history of more than 1000 years. Located on the eastern shore of Taihu Lake it is full of little islands joined by forty nine bridges in different styles and sizes encompassing fifteen rivers. It’s very touristy especially during weekends and national holidays but […]