Babic Ervinby far one of the most interesting places in china, especially in fujian province. you can easily spend here three days or even more. a must visit for each traveler. entrance ticket is around 180yuan but can be even more if added addittional services. very beautiful scenery
D31***26Xiamen university is ranked among top 15 beautiful campuses in China. When I saw it its really is. You can see the pictures. It's look like a beautiful scenic views but it's a university full of greenery. There are also few lakes in the university and few beautiful tunnels. I took some shots from the international students dormitory. Top view of the university is really awesome.
Lawrencegreat place to feel the old foochow, many sides alleys branching out from the main lanes, so that one can ventures more to see many hidden galleries, traditional shops, cafes and bakeries... the de facto place to be in fuzhou
One of My Best Trips So Far. Mesmerizing and Unforgettable!
Forbidden City Located in
No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China I visited Forbidden City during the winter season in December 2019 and it was my first-time visit to Beijing, China.
The Palace Museum, as it is now more widely known, is located at the heart of downtown Beijing. And if you ask locals how to get to the world's largest ancient palatial structure, you will always be told "just go downtown and you'll find it." It seems easy to go around the city as long as you are within Beijing's first 5 rings since most of the tourist destinations you'd like to go to are interconnected by their 23 railway systems. Tourists and foreign visitors like me are discouraged to be going around in private vehicles so my colleague and I had to leave our car in the hotel so we can take the public railway transit to get to the train station at Tiananmen Square. Always get your passport handy as there are security checks along the area just outside the train and before going into the Palace Museum or at the Tiananmen Square. Getting inside the Imperial City is only through the Southern Gate, which is also called Wumen, or the Meridian Gate. The Tiananmen, or the Gate of Heavenly Peace, is the monumental entrance under the famous portrait of Mao Zedong to get to the Meridian Gate if you're coming from the south. Forbidden City is normally open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesdays to Sundays, but it closes early at 4:30 pm during the wintertime. We reached Tiananmen Gate at 2:00 pm and we hurriedly secured our tickets so we still have time to go around. Entrance tickets are sold at RMB40 per visitor (priced at RMB60 in Spring and Summer) which can be purchased online, however, my colleague was having difficulty buying the tickets through his mobile phone at that time so we ended up lining at the passport window. The queues are extremely long so it's best to purchase the tickets in advance to avoid wasting time and to spare yourself from the hassle and stress of going through a sea of people at the southern gate. Passports for foreign visitors like me are required for tickets to be issued, and I made sure it is always handy as it is being checked on several occasions before passing through the Meridian Gate. By rule, entering the Palace Museum is only through the south gate (Meridian Gate), and exit through the north (Gate of Divine Prowess). But the entrance gate in the east near the south gate, more popularly known as Donghuamen (East Prosperity Gate), can also serve as an exit point. From the Imperial Garden, it will take 18 minutes to get to Donghuamen, just in time before the gates will close. I highly recommend this exit route because on the way back, you can pass through the Inner Courts, Outer Courts, and the Inner Golden Water Bridges again minus the sea of people and you can take better pictures of the palaces, halls, gates.
Lovely tranquil place to have a stroll. Lots of trees give it shade so great if, like me, you don’t like things too hot! Only cost €3 each to go in, guide leaflet in your language was useful and lots of exotic and weird looking plants and trees. Well worth a visit for an hour or so - really strange to see the “big brothers” of our house plants!A lovely place to walk and browse the many different trees and shrubs with a water pond gallery also. Some different and prettily flowering examples from around the world.
Could do with some TLC and maybe even a little refurbishment in some areas, but reasonably enchanting for a small entrance fee.
This clever design hinges on a centrally placed and bright blue cubic wall whose vibrancy is softened by vertical and horizontal wooden modules. Running through the core of the narrow space, the blue spine facilitates a smooth transition from one layer to another - from a very public and visible front to a semi-public central corridor to private classrooms in the back. The blue steel structure also serves as a play space for the school's students, forming partially visible and partially hidden cavities that kids can crawl up and into or from where they can catch a quick sight of what's going on in the classrooms.
#education #crossingboundaries #qkids #futurelearning #chinesearchitects #bangkoktravel
There’s a hidden paradise in Xiamen city not many people know about. Tianzhu Mountain Forest Park (天竺山森林公园) is located in Haicang district at the last metro station Tianzhushan (天竺山).
This park is huge! It takes the whole day to walk around the park. There’re three big lakes, temples, bamboo forests and all of these are surrounded by beautiful mountains!
I love this place because here you can really enjoy the nature without the crowd. Even though I went there on Saturday, it wasn’t crowded at all! Perfect place to spend a day!
#mountain #awesomepic #summervacation #xiamen
The Forbidden City (紫禁城 Zǐjìn chéng) was the residence of the imperial family during the last two Ming and Qing Dynasties. Its name comes from the fact that entry is prohibited for foreigners to the palace and its organization is like a small town. The architecture of the complex is impressive, but most of the valuable items such as paintings and porcelain were brought to Taiwan by Chiang Kai-shek (Jiǎng Jieshi in Mandarin) and displayed in the Taipei museum ((Taibei in Chinese) The Forbidden City is located north of downtown Beijing. It is towards the south and a small artificial hill, Coal Hill, is raised north of the Forbidden City to meet the demands of Chinese geomancy, Fengshui (literally wind and water). The Forbidden City is 960m long and 750m wide. The walls are from 7 to 10m high and the moat is 52m wide. During the occupation by the emperors of the last two dynasties for five centuries, no other building in Beijing could not exceed those of the Forbidden City. The Courtyard is paved with nearly 12 million bricks and the Forbidden City consists of about 9,000 rooms. The Forbidden City is also known as the Old Palace (故宫 Gùgōng) but rather refers to the central part of the Forbidden City without the passage between the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiān'ānmén) and the South Gate (Wǔmén). This was the Yongle emperor, who decided to move the capital from Nanjing to Beijing. Construction of the Forbidden City began in 1406 and lasted fourteen years, which is very fast for a building of this size. More than 200,000 craftsmen participated in the construction. Materials came from all over the empire: stone from Beijing, marble from Shanghai, wood from Yunnan and Sichuan provinces and bricks from Shandong. Construction allied to the modern techniques of the time while retaining the aesthetic and symbolic features of tradition. The Forbidden City was more or less cut off from the outside world until 1924 when Puyi, the last emperor, was expelled. The Forbidden City burne
I liked to stay in this hotel and wish I’d stay longer. The room is spacious, clean and very comfortable. The view is just incredible! When you check in they gave me their traditional welcoming cookie, which was the best cookie in my life))
The breakfast was pretty okay, there’s was variety of Chinese and Western dishes, fresh juice, coffee, bread and many more.
There’s a swimming pool, gym and sauna inside the hotel.
The location isn’t so convenient if you want to see the most famous tourist attractions in Xiamen, it takes around 20-30 minutes to get to the center of the city by taxi. But if you just want to chill in Haicang district this hotel is perfect. There’s a huge shopping mall is just about 5-7 minutes walking from the hotel.
#holidayhotel #hotelexperience #china
Xiamen Botanical Garden, also known as Wanshi Botanical Garden (万石植物园) covers an area of 4.5 square kilometers. There’s more than 1.8 million trees and over 4,000 types of flora.
It takes up to 5-6 hours to explore the garden. The most famous areas are: Pine and China Fir Garden, Bamboo Forest, Rose Garden, The World of Cactus, The Hundred Flowers Hall.
Ticket price: 40 Yuan per person
Opening Hours: 05:30 to 18:30
Mount Wuyi is located in Whyishan area of Fujian District. It’s a Easy hike and can be reached by High Speed and normal trains. Tickets need to taken for entry in the Mountain area. There are many areas in the Mountain and can be explored by mountain provided Buses which are free. With rain it’s looks more beautiful as with clouds it’s looks dreamy. there are also River Boar rides which can be taken if weather permits. #hike #hikingislife #wuyi #wuyishan #fujian #travelstories #china #chinalife
Dapingshan Countryside Park (大屏山公园) is located in Haicang District in Xiamen City. Haicang is one of the six districts of Xiamen.
Dapingshan Countryside Park is quite small but really beautiful park. It takes about 15-25 minutes to walk around the park. I like to go there from mid of February to mid of March so you can see Sakura (cherry) Blossom. Everything around turns pink and feels like you’re walking in the fairy tale! It’s a wonderful experience to see Sakura Blossom.
#sakura #xiamen #awesomepic #china #unforgettableexperiences