Corner Towers of the Forbidden City

At each corners of the walls surrounding the Forbidden City, you will find 4 towers that resemble Chinese temples. These are far from being any religious building. These towers were constructed as defence facilities alongside the lofty walls, the gigantic gate towers and the moat. Built in the 1420 during Yongle Emperor’s reign, they are

Sunset at the Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is an iconic religious structure of China. It can be seen in magazine covers, postcards and travel agency pamphlets. I have been to the Temple of Heaven at least 4 times and it has never failed to amaze me. I may have already seen the ins and outs of the temple

Quiet Side of Beijing Part 1

Beijing is one of the most crowded cities to be in China. It is pretty difficult to avoid big crowds of tourists especially when visiting a very famous site like the Forbidden City or the Tiantan Temple. Everywhere you stand, you’ll be surrounded by the wrath of the tourist crowds and it may be most

Snapshot: Jinshanling

I have been to China quite a number of times with my parents. Every single time when we are in Beijing, one of the items on the itinerary will always be a visit to the Great Wall of China. Whenever you join a group tour, the only section of the wall that they will always