Beijing Travel Guide, China Destinations, Travel Guide To Chinahttp://www.chinatravel.com/rssRSS-BoardBeijing Extraordinary Grand CanalThu 18 Dec 2014 22:04:00 GMTelyseeshttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/beijing-extraordinary-grand-canal/SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 2024) AND (ServiceType = 44) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBeijing International Music FestivalFri 12 Dec 2014 4:58:00 GMTjenifer fhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/miscellaneous/beijing-international-music-festival/Venue: Beijing Duration: Oct. 11 to Oct. 31 Category: Events and Festivals Beijing International Music Festival, which was firstly held in the year 1998, is an annual grand musical activity approved by the Ministry of Culture and Beijing Municipal government. Since it has been held, the festival has been highly praised by people from all walks of life. Beijing International Music Festival is usually held from Oct. 11 to Oct. 31 every year during autumn, with about 30 performances such as o...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1973) AND (ServiceType = 44) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCDongyue Temple FairSun 30 Nov 2014 19:56:00 GMTfadrihttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/miscellaneous/dongyue-temple-fair/The fair at the Dongyue Temple (Beijing Folklore Museum) is among the most ancient in Beijing whose history dated back to the Yaun Dynasty and culmination was in the following Ming and Qing Dynasties. The Dongyue temple fare is particularly known for its comprehensive range of folk customs and activities. Praying for good fortune is the theme of the Dongyue Temple Fair. During the fair, one see a variety of ornaments inside and outside the temple that carry the Chinese Character 福 (good fortune...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1804) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBeijing City Planning Exhibition HallThu 27 Nov 2014 8:00:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/beijing-city-planning-exhibition-hall/ Overview Beijing is a metropolis with a population of 20.000.000 people which still increases year by year. While its establishment dates back to Liao Empire in 10th century, the city started to develop in 1949 when it became the capital of the newly formed Peoples Republic of China, went through a major facelift before the Olympic Games in 2008 and is now a hybrid of ancient, socialist and modern architecture. Beijing can seem like a chaotic terrain for a foreign visitor with a...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 3892) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBainiao GardenFri 21 Nov 2014 12:09:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/bainiao-garden/ Covering an area of 100 mu, Bainiao Garden is the only center for watching and protecting birds, which simulates natural environment in Beijing. In the garden, there stands a giant bird net with the center-height of 40 meters, covering an area of 220,000 square meters. In the bird net, there are more than 100 species of birds, which contains over 2,500 birds of a great variety, and the number of birds is increasing gradually. Among these 100 species of birds, a great many species belong to na...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5885) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBaimaguan FortFri 21 Nov 2014 2:24:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/baimaguan-fort/ Baimaguan Fort, built during the Ming Dynasty, rests north of Beijing city not far from the Miyun Reservoir of the Great Wall. The fort features more than 500 stunning guard and beacon towers, and the area also boasts famous forts such as Qiangzilu and Gubeikou. Centuries after their construction, however, ruins are all that remain of most of these structures including Baimaguan. Visitor may also visit Baimaguan Fort along with a nearby small town named Fanzipai. Built in the period ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6378) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBeigong National Forest ParkThu 20 Nov 2014 17:07:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/beigong-national-forest-park/ Beigong National Forest Park is located in the mountainous area of the northwest of Fengtai District in Beijing, about 20 kilometers from downtown Beijing. The construction of the park began in October, 2002, and it was approved as the national forest park by State Forestry Administration in December, 2005. With an area of 9.145 square kilometers, Beigong National Forest Park mainly consists of eastern, central and western scenic areas and Beigong mountain villa. In eastern scenic area named ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6449) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBaiwangshan Forest ParkThu 20 Nov 2014 10:41:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/baiwangshan-forest-park/ Covering an area of more than 2000 mu (20 hectare), Baiwangshan Forest Park is located 3 kilometers (about 1.86 mils) north of the Summer Palace. The main peak of Mount Baiwang is 210 meters above the sea level, on which people can have a full view of Beijing City. So, Baiwang Mountain is a good place for people to ascend a height and enjoy a distant view. Besides, the environment in Baiwangshan Forest Park is quiet and beautiful. With the vegetation coverage of more than 95%, Baiwang Mountai...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1363) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCAsian Games VillageThu 20 Nov 2014 9:12:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/asian-games-village/ The Asian Games Village, located on the northern outskirts of the city of Beijing, was built in preparation for the 11th Asian Games, held in Beijing in the fall of 1990. The Asian Games Village is a large building complex equipped with sports facilities including living quarters as well as business and entertainment facilities. The main structure within the Asian Games Village is the National Olympic Sports Center, which consists of a gymnasium, indoor and outdoor courts, a sports stadium...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 2028) AND (ServiceType = 44) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBeijing Red Leaves FestivalTue 18 Nov 2014 6:42:00 GMTjenifer fhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/miscellaneous/beijing-red-leaves-festival/Venue: Beijing Duration: Oct.15 to Nov.7 Category: Events and Festivals Beijing Red Leaves Festival is usually held in Fragrant Hill Park from Oct. 15 to Nov. 7 in Beijing every year. The Fragrant Hill Park is the famous forest park in Beijing, with an area of 160 hectares. During the beautiful autumn, the leaves of the maple trees all over the Fragrant Hill turn bright red, forming an ocean of red leaves. Besides the breathtaking natural scenery, a variety of activities are also held ther...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 3446) AND (ServiceType = 16) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCYipinqing TeahouseFri 14 Nov 2014 8:21:00 GMTfadrihttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/restaurant/yipinqing-teahouse/Yipinqing Teahouse is one of the largest teahouses in Beijing, with the total business area of 800 square meters and a large parking lot. It is located on Fangzhuang Food Street in Fengtai District, close to Carrefour Supermarket Fangzhuang Branch. Yipinqing Teahouse is a great place to enjoy tea and meet friends, enabling us to stay away from city bustles and enjoy a peaceful mind. The teahouse is beautifully decorated with bamboo curtains, proving an antique atmosphere. Calligraphy and painti...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 3445) AND (ServiceType = 16) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCLaoshe TeahouseThu 13 Nov 2014 15:41:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/restaurant/laoshe-teahouse/ Laoshe Teahouse is named after the famous writer and artist Mr. Laoshe. Built in 1988, Laoshe Teahouse covers a business area of more than 2,600 square meters at present. It is a multi-functional teahouse in which people can read books, have meals and enjoy performances. In this antique environment, people can not only feel and experience traditional Beijing culture, but also appreciate a wonderful performance everyday, which is a combination of various outstanding Chinese arts, such as Pekin...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 3301) AND (ServiceType = 16) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCLiqun Roast Duck RestaurantThu 13 Nov 2014 10:39:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/restaurant/liqun-roast-duck-restaurant/ General Information Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant was located in a small quadrangle courtyard in the depths of the ancient Hutong, which was opened in 1992 by Zhang Liqun who had worked as a chef in Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant for many years. Liqun Roast Duck Restaurant wins well-deserved reputation for its superior quality and good faith. Boasting good taste, its price is more affordable than that of those time-honored roast duck restaurants. In order to ensure the quality, Li...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 571) AND (ServiceType = 15) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCLiulichang Antiques StreetWed 12 Nov 2014 9:26:00 GMTchinatravelhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/shop/liulichang-antiques-street/The Liulichang Culture Street, a few minutes' walk from the south of Hepingmen Subway Station is a great place for shopping in terms of both variety and atmosphere. The street is thought to have originated from Qing Dynasty, which is evidenced by the ancient wooden architecture lining either side of the street. Products sold here include jewelry, antiques, and ancient calligraphy and paintings. Enjoy the pleasure of bargaining when you decide to buy something....]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1934) AND (ServiceType = 44) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCLamps and Lanterns Fair of the Lantern FestivalWed 12 Nov 2014 3:02:00 GMTfadrihttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/miscellaneous/lamps-and-lanterns-fair-of-the-lantern-festival/In the past during the Lantern Festival (the 15th day of the First Chinese Lunar Month) each year, traditional lantern fairs were held in places like Changdian where people played with various beautiful lambs and lantern riddles. Now many other locations such as the Cultural Palace of Working People, Yuanmingyuan, or Winter Palace, and Zizhuyuan or Garden of Purple Bamboo also offer lamps show. Apart from the old flowery lanterns, many new modern colorful lights are introduced. Another kind of l...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 3402) AND (ServiceType = 16) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCKang Ling Xuan TeahouseWed 12 Nov 2014 1:03:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/restaurant/kang-ling-xuan-teahouse/ Kang Ling Xuan Teahouse is situated in the central part of the scenic spot, Shicha Lake. It is in No. 21 (backyard) of Yaer Hutong (Yaer Alleyway) near the Yinding Bridge. Kang Ling Xuan Teahouse is an old but beautiful quadrangle courtyard in old Beijing style. The courtyard is clean and neat, with pavilions, tea tables, grape trellis, fish tanks, flowers, birds and pomegranate trees. In front of the house, there is a winding corridor extending around, creating elegant and quiet scenery. Thi...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6072) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCYunju TempleWed 12 Nov 2014 1:00:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/yunju-temple/ Located in Fanshan District, southwest of Beijing city, Yunju Temple is about 70 kilometers from the downtown area of the city. The whole scenic spot covers an area of over 70,000 square meters, including not only the temple, but also the scripture caves and pagoda groups. These great historical treasures play a very important role in the Chinese Buddhism culture. On March 4th, 1961, Yunju Temple became one of the tourist attractions, which were earliest to be under state-level protection in ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 64) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe CCTV TowerWed 12 Nov 2014 0:56:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/the-cctv-tower/ The CCTV Tower or the China Central Television Tower is a well-known attraction in building, known for providing a birds eye view of the whole city thanks to its staggering height. The tower itself is close to Yuyuantan Park and the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. The towers construction began in January 1987 and was completed in 1994. The tower was opened to the public in October of the same year. Fast Facts Address: East Third Ring Road, Guanghua Road, Beijing Central Business ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6094) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCFour Famous Churches in BeijingWed 12 Nov 2014 0:51:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/attraction/four-famous-churches-in-beijing/ 1. The South Church Xuanwumen Catholic Church The South Church is located on the famous Xuanwumen Avenue, facing the north. Because there is a huge painting of the Immaculate Conception hanging on the wall behind the pulpit, the church is also called The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. Its construction was ledby Johann Adam Schall von Bell, a German missionary, on the former site of a small scripture hall, and became the first formal Catholic church in Beijing. In 1652, when the chur...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 2026) AND (ServiceType = 44) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBeijing Chrysanthemum ExhibitionTue 11 Nov 2014 4:39:00 GMTjenifer fhttp://www.chinatravel.com/beijing/miscellaneous/beijing-chrysanthemum-exhibition/Venue: Beijing Duration: Nov. 1 to Nov. 21 Category: Events and Festivals Beijing abounds with various kinds of chrysanthemums. With the chrysanthemum cultivation history of nearly one thousand years, chrysanthemum was selected as the city flower of Beijing in 1986. Each year, there are chrysanthemum exhibitions in many famous parks in Beijing, among which, the chrysanthemum exhibition in Beihai Park is the most popular. During the cool autumn, a large number of chrysanthemums are in full ...]]>