Places in China: Tongli

A while back a couple of my friends and I went for a one-day trip to Tongli (同里) – a town located in Wujiang District of Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province. It is an old town, supposedly one of the six most famous old towns of Jiangnan.

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My Two-Day Trip to Wuhu

Recently, I went for a two-day trip to Wuhu, a city in Anhui Province. I had been wanting to get out of Nanjing for quite some time, but I was busy with graduation and all that stuff.

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Places in Nanjing – Xuanwu Lake

Xuanwu Lake Park is one of the most popular places in Nanjing and one of the biggest tourist attractions here. Supposedly, it is known as “a bright pearl of Nanjing”. It’s not only a place of interest for people visiting the city, but also for the residents who come here to cool down during a […]

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Places in Nanjing – Meihua Mountain

Spring in Nanjing is very short – some people say it’s only around two weeks and then it immediately turns into summer. Currently, it’s definitely spring – it got warmer, birds are chirping in the morning and flowers blossoming. At that time, people go out in groups to admire the beauty of flowers, the most […]

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My Trip to Tai Shan

In one of the previous posts, I mentioned China’s Five Sacred Mountains and how I wanted to see all of them. Well, last month I went to one of them – to Mount Tai, which is the eastern of the Sacred Mountains and is considered the most important one of them. So I went there […]

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China’s Five Sacred Mountains

There are five mountains in different parts of China that are called “The Five Sacred Mountains”. I’ve been to two of them and I plan to write about them in the future, but I think before that some introduction is in order.

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Places in Nanjing – Qixia Mountain

Qixia Mountain (栖霞山 Qīxiáshān) with Qixia Temple (栖霞寺 Qīxiásì) inside of the complex, is, in my opinion, one of the best tourist attractions of Nanjing and one of my favorite places in the city. It is particularly famous for its autumn scenery when the leaves of maple trees turn red. I have visited the area […]

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Places in Nanjing: Nanjing Eye Pedestrian Bridge

Two days ago I visited the Nanjing Eye Pedestrian Bridge (南京眼步行桥 or 南京眼 in short) with a group of friends. I visited it once before – a few years ago, precisely in November of 2014. At that time, it had only been open for a few months and was mostly empty.

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