One Day in Qufu: Exploring the Legacy of Confucius

A large crowd of people walking through the gates of the Temple of Confucius in Qufu.

Introduction Qufu (曲阜市, Qūfù Shì), located in Shandong Province, China, holds a special place as the hometown of Confucius (孔子, Kǒngzǐ), one of history’s greatest philosophers. It’s a city where you can dive deep into Confucian culture and wisdom, even in just one day. From the lively Confucius Show to the serene Kong Forest, Qufu offers a unique experience. The star attractions here are the Confucius Temple, the Kong Mansion, and the Kong Forest, all part…

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Capturing Huangshan’s Magic: A Short Trip Guide

Towering trees perched on rocky heights in Huangshan against a beautiful natural background.

Capturing Huangshan or “Experience the Beauty of Huangshan: A Guide to a Short Trip” Introduction Located in the southern Anhui Province of China, Huangshan (黄山), literally meaning the Yellow Mountain(s), is a breathtaking mountain range that attracts millions of tourists every year. The majestic peaks, scenic hot springs, and serene forests are some of the reasons why this mountain range is so popular. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, nature lover, or just looking for a relaxing getaway, Huangshan has something to…

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Discover Pilu Temple’s Beauty and History in Nanjing

Pilu Temple in Nanjing with green Ginkgo included in Annual Nanjing Card

Introduction: Explore the Beauty and History of the Pilu Temple in Nanjing, China Located in Hanfu Street, Xuanwu District (汉府街4号毗卢寺), Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, the Pilu Temple (毗卢寺), is dedicated to the Viroccana Buddha, the supreme deity of Tantric Buddhism. The temple is renowned for its immense merit and virtue in expounding the secret essence of the Buddha’s heart, repenting of karmic obstacles, accumulating the sustenance of good fortune, and promoting the Buddha’s teachings for…

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Explore the High Trail Hike of the Tiger Leaping Gorge: A 2-Day Hiking Adventure in Yunnan, China

A narrow path hugging the cliff edge of the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Background Information about the Tiger Leaping Gorge: Tiger Leaping Gorge is a breathtaking natural wonder located in the Yunnan province of China. It is considered one of the deepest canyons in the world and is a popular destination for tourists and adventurers alike. The Gorge is named after a legend in which a tiger jumped across the Jinsha River (金沙江) at the narrowest point, hence the name “Tiger Leaping”. Jinsha River is a major tributary…

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Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival 2023 (冰雪大世界) – Your Ultimate Winter Destination in China

Sunset at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2023 with the sun shining bright beside an ice building and the ferry wheel in view.

Harbin, located in the northern part of China, is known for its harsh winter and stunning ice and snow festival. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is one of the largest ice and snow festivals in the world, attracting millions of visitors every year. The festival features massive ice sculptures, ice lanterns, and a variety of winter activities such as sledging, and more. The festival is a unique and thrilling experience that should not be missed. Here are some attractions worth checking out during your stay in Harbin: If…

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Maximize Your Hiking Experience: Tips for Using Your Backpack as a Camera Backpack

A painting of a hiker standing on a natural terrain, with a backpack and camera at the ready, in the style of Jean-Honore Fragonard.

If you’re an avid hiker and photographer, you may find yourself in a situation where you want to bring both your hiking gear and your camera gear on the same trip. In this case, using your hiking backpack as a camera backpack can be a convenient solution. Here are some tips on how to use your hiking backpack as a camera backpack: By following these tips, you can use your hiking backpack as a camera…

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