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One-Day Tour: Classic Chongqing
"At 8:00am your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby ferry station or airport to embark on a day of sightseeing trip in beautiful Chongqing City. As the 4th largest city in China Chongqing is mostly known for Yangtze River cruises. However this is not what Chongqing is all about. Your first stop of this tour will be The People’s Hall of Chongqing a landmark architecture completed in 1954 to memorize China's resistance war and establishment of new government. It is also one of the top 10 classic architectures in 20th century Asia. Then
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Day Tour: Discovering Chongqing
"Your guide will pick you up from your hotel before bringing you to the Chongqing People’s Auditorium; built between 1951 and 1954. It is not only one of the major landmarks of Chongqing but features an axially symmetric layout consisting of four buildings: the main auditorium the east wing south wing and north wing. In total it covers 25000 square meters
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Custom Day Tour: Dazu Rock Carvings
"You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Dazu County of Chongqing to visit those wondrous rock carvings which is an excellent representation of Chinese grotto art for the morning. The work of Dazu grottoes and carvings began in 650 A.D. i UNESCO listed Dazu Stone Carvings as a world cultural heritage site. There are 75 spots of cliff side carvings showcasing more than 50000 statues and over 100000 Chinese characters of inscriptions and epigraphs under preservation. The two major sites among these 75 spots are North Hill (Beishan) and Baoding Hill (Baodingshan). After lunch you will be transferred back to Chongqing city and visit Eling Park a popular vista and the highest spot in Chongqing overlooking the city. Afterwards you will head back to the city center to visit People's Hall of Chongqing which was completed in 1954 to memorize China's resistance in wars and the establishment of the new government. It is one of the top 10 classic Asian architectures in 20th century.
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Traditional medicine

Traditional medicine include herbal teas and remedies based on ingredients soaked in alcohol into glass jars.Snakes and other reptiles, bees and other insects, worms (pupa) of various...
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Funeral

Sometimes on the streets in China you can see people celebrating a funeral.Some musicians make a lot of noice with their trumpets and drums. The mourners wear white dresses or at least a white band...
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Chinese games

Chinese love to play games. What proves it is that e.g. the train station in Pingyao provides games for passangers ;) One of the most popular games is Xiangqi - Chinese chess. In cities, towns and...
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Chinese Toilets

Most toilets in big cities like Beijing and Shanghai are like the west and most are not squats toilets. Just go to a KFC or McDonalds to fine one. But you should always carry your own tissues. They...
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Take a picture with the locals

Many local people like to have their photo taken with western foreigners. I don't know why but they do. Some people find this annoying, especially western foreigners living in China. But I just go...
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Chinese spit

If you hear a loud 'harrrh...' from the behind and a sound of spit hitting the ground - don't be afraid! It is only a local custom. Everyone spits...men...women... In some places it is forbidden - you...
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Social dinner etiquette: Cheers!

My Chinese hosts arranged a wonderful welcome dinner for me. My wine glass was filled, and my interpreter whispered in my ear: "The Director wants to cheer with you". This meant that I was to drink...
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Dealing with the language barrier

Away from corporate offices, hotels, airports, universities and tourist sites, you will find that most Chinese people do not speak a foreign language. As a result, you should learn a few basic phrases...
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AVOID POLUTION WEAR A FACE MASK

CHINA When travelling through China I noticed most people wearing protective face masks. As the polution is extreme this is a really important practice to also do. I already had some protective...
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Tai Chi

Definition from Wikipedia: , is a type of internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. It is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal...
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Chopsticks

When travelling in China, you better get used to eating with chopsticks - even noodle soup is served with chopsticks!I remember the first meal we had in China! I thought to myself: "well, I either...
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Urban Construction Projects

Chinese cities are dramatically increasing in size and economic strength, leading to a boom in massive urban construction projects. These construction projects include infrastructure improvements,...
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Agriculture in the Pearl River Delta

The Pearl River Delta is the low-lying region surrounding the estuary where the Pearl River flows into the South China Sea. The region forms the world's largest urban agglomeration, with about...
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Chinese Kindergarten

Most day trips from Hong Kong to mainland China include a stop at a Chinese kindergarten. On a day when school is not in session, the trip includes a stop at a factory or other cultural attraction....
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Top Things to Do in China

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Forbidden City - The Palace Museum

A very serious advice: Pay attention to every detail of the explanation done by your guide (person or book), during the visit: that way you will find out that "peace and harmony" is the dominant...
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Six Banyan Temple

Liu Rong Si is a cool little temple that is definitely visit-worthy. The immediate block surrounding the temple is full of stores selling Buddhist regalia and incense, and has a laid-back vibe to...
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Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower is a distinct landmark in Pudong. It is said to be the 6th highest tower in the world. The 2nd sphere contains shops, restaurants, (including a rotating restaurant) and a...
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Muslim Quarters

Take your time in this area. The bazaar is a wide area of stalls selling… everything, but around it, China pulses with its best colours and events. The streets and walkways are full of life, and if...
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Window of the World

My wife waited in line for an hour to be turned away at the door of a ride because she wasn't allowed to bring her purse, even though all the other women who entered the ride had purses, and nowhere...
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Harbin Ice Sculptures

The ice sculptures in Harbin are very famous.. Every year in this city is organized an event called Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Even out of the season you can go to the...
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