Month: April 2010

Istanbul Turkey : Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary

Istanbul Turkey : Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary

It was a while ago last August, but I never got around to summarizing my wonderful trip to Istanbul to…

9 years ago
Hangzhou Trip Summary – 2-3 Days Suggested Travel Itinerary

Hangzhou Trip Summary – 2-3 Days Suggested Travel Itinerary

Though it seems like I’ve done quite alot in Hangzhou, I was only there for a weekend. But, that was…

9 years ago
Mausoleum of General Yue Fei @Hangzhou & the Israelites

Mausoleum of General Yue Fei @Hangzhou & the Israelites

General Yue Fei, a military general who fought for the Song Dynasty armies against the Jin, has risen to an…

9 years ago
Qiang Wang Temple @Hangzhou

Qiang Wang Temple @Hangzhou

On the east side of the West Lake, not too far away from the new West Lake Museum, is a…

9 years ago
Lingyin Temple @Hangzhou – Temple of the Soul’s Retreat

Lingyin Temple @Hangzhou – Temple of the Soul’s Retreat

Lingyin temple goes by many translated names – Temple of the Soul’s Retreat, the Temple of the Hidden Immortals, and…

9 years ago
Hangzhou – Song Dynasty Town Performance

Hangzhou – Song Dynasty Town Performance

Looking for an over-commercial Song dynasty atmosphere? look no further than Hangzhou’s Song Dynasty Town which is a bizarre attempt…

9 years ago
Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

China is warming up to environmental protection and the concept of wetland parks. Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou is…

9 years ago
Qing Hefang Jie – Hangzhou’s Old Style Shopping Street

Qing Hefang Jie – Hangzhou’s Old Style Shopping Street

Hefang street (河坊街) is a bustling shopping street in Hangzhou said to be designed in an “old” Song dynasty style…

9 years ago
Heavenly Wind at Wushan Hill (Wushan Tianfeng) – Hangzhou

Heavenly Wind at Wushan Hill (Wushan Tianfeng) – Hangzhou

Heavenly Wind of Wushan Hill (吳山天風), on the east side of West Lake, is one of the declared ten attractions…

10 years ago
Hangzhou – Lei Feng Pagoda

Hangzhou – Lei Feng Pagoda

On the southern side of Hangzhou’s West Lake, the tall Lei Feng Pagoda overlooks the lake. Dating back as a…

10 years ago
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