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City wall, Beijing, 北京

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Kebab seller, Kaifeng
Kebab seller, Kaifeng

A young Muslim vendor cooking some great 串

Tea Leaves
Tea Leaves

Dragon Well Green Tea 龙井茶

jujube
jujube

Chinese markets have everything!

Tea Egg
Tea Egg

茶叶蛋 , eggs steeped in tea and maybe some Five Spice: beautiful

Fresh steamed dumplings
Fresh steamed dumplings

Hot off the steamer, night market in Kaifeng

Kebabs
Kebabs

If it fits on a stick it can be grilled

A Qufu speciality
A Qufu speciality
Dai-style potato balls
Dai-style potato balls

My favourite are from a family-run restaurant near the Minorities University, Beijing

Hotpot
Hotpot

A northern special

The Fragrant Hills, Beijing
The Fragrant Hills, Beijing

Looking over Beihai Park towards the Fragrant Hills, from Jingshan Park.

Buddha, Hangzhou
Buddha, Hangzhou

In the beautiful grounds of Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou

Canal outside Shanghai
Canal outside Shanghai

Qibao

Chinese Garden
Chinese Garden

Yu Family Garden in Shanghai constantly delights

View from the Great Wall
View from the Great Wall

Autumnal colours from the Great Wall

West Lake, 西湖, Hangzhou
West Lake, 西湖, Hangzhou
Spring
Spring

Shanghai

Chinese Garden
Chinese Garden

Chinese garden design delights with its clever use of angles and perspectives

Great Wall on a clear blue day
Great Wall on a clear blue day

A cold but gorgeous winter's day

Inside the Forbidden City
Inside the Forbidden City

Beijing Blue, when its there its stunning!

1933 abbatoir
1933 abbatoir

Nowdays called 1933 Old Millfun, this was a working abbatoir, and is a great building, newly restored

Shanghai's skyline
Shanghai's skyline

Pudong contains many impressive skyscrapers

CCTV Headquarters, Beijing
CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

Nicknamed 'the big pants' by the earthy Beijingers

Húxīntíng - 湖心亭 - Shanghai
Húxīntíng - 湖心亭 - Shanghai

Tea house in the middle of Yu Gardens / Old City complex

Fish-eye view of Shanghai's Pudong
Fish-eye view of Shanghai's Pudong

Dusk, looking out from the Captain's Bar, Shanghai

Hangzhou Railway station
Hangzhou Railway station

Since the mid 2000s China has invested heavily in high-speed trains and stunning new railway stations

The Bund- or 外滩 - at night
The Bund- or 外滩 - at night

The colonial buildings look brilliant in the night sky

Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

One of the great Ming dynasty structures, the Temple of Heaven (天坛), Beijing

Stone Arch, Old Summer Palace
Stone Arch, Old Summer Palace

Picturesque old stone arch, in Yuanmingyuan, Old Summer Palace, Beijing

Li River, Yangshuo
Li River, Yangshuo

Karst mountains provide the scenic backdrop to the rural tourist town of Yangshuo

Gate of Heavenly Peace
Gate of Heavenly Peace

Literally, the Tiananmen - 天安门 - with a soldier ensuring the peace.

A blue sky at Beihai
A blue sky at Beihai

Looking towards the National Performing Arts Centre, Beijing, nicknamed 'the egg'.

Harbin Ice Sculpture Festival
Harbin Ice Sculpture Festival

Held in late December until early February, Harbin's Ice Festival is stunning

Pagoda, Kaifeng
Pagoda, Kaifeng
Pingyao Village
Pingyao Village
Nanjing old City Gate
Nanjing old City Gate
Marco Polo Bridge
Marco Polo Bridge
Lazy beer at Dai restaurant
Lazy beer at Dai restaurant

There is a classy Dai restaurant hidden on one of the backstreets in Shanghai with Dai food

Suzhou Cafe
Suzhou Cafe

Nice spot to while away some time

For all the tea in China
For all the tea in China

At M Glam Bar, Shanghai

Slow Boat Taps
Slow Boat Taps

A Nanluoguxiang haunt

Russian Cafe, Harbin
Russian Cafe, Harbin

A slice of history with your coffee

Long Time No See, Qufu
Long Time No See, Qufu

Art performances, beer

Great coffee in Pingyao
Great coffee in Pingyao

Lots of French have come here so there's real coffee

Arrow Factory Brewing
Arrow Factory Brewing

Beaut tap room and restaurant

Panda Brew
Panda Brew

One of the many bars in Beijing's hutongs

Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square

Where every Chinese tries to visit

Tile feature
Tile feature

China's temples and houses reward closer looks

Harbin
Harbin

The annual ice festival is beautiful

Suzhou
Suzhou

Suzhou's canals are always fun

Beijing's hutongs
Beijing's hutongs

Old style drinking yoghurt

Chuandixia Village
Chuandixia Village

The village that time forgot

Bell tower, Beijing
Bell tower, Beijing

This district is disappearing before our eyes, but is still great

Guguanxiangtai
Guguanxiangtai

Beijing's Ancient Observatory features much Jesuit history

Boxing Cat, Shanghai
Boxing Cat, Shanghai

A nice place to while away some time