Tag: Beijing

Beijing Summer Palace, a walk through Chinese majesty

One of my favorite spots in Beijing was the Summer Palace (Yíhé Yuán, 颐和园), former royal residence surrounded by a breathtaking landscape mainly constituted by the Kunming Lake and the Longevity Hill. Tower of Buddhist Incense from the boat we ...

Inside the Forbidden City, between myth and reality

As I walked across the Forbidden City's entrance gate in Beijing I was overwhelmed with expectations. I had read a lot about it and seen many pictures, and yet I was lured in by curiosity. Definitely one of the first things I wanted to visit in ...

In Beijing silk factory walking through the process

My stay in Beijing was an alternation between tourist attractions and factories, and as a main station of the legendary Silk Road starting right from China, I visited the government-run silk factory to see silk production process steps, alongside ...

On the Great Wall of China, not the best place for misunderstandings

I book tour guides very rarely, I do it only when I feel going by myself could make me waste time or not properly appreciate what I'm meant to visit. These are the main reasons why I booked a guided tour to go to the Great Wall in Beijing, China, in ...