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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

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Tea Leaves
Tea Leaves

Dragon Well Green Tea 龙井茶

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jujube
jujube

Chinese markets have everything!

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Tea Egg
Tea Egg

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

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Fresh steamed dumplings
Fresh steamed dumplings

Hot off the steamer, night market in Kaifeng

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Kebabs
Kebabs

If it fits on a stick it can be grilled

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

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

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Hotpot
Hotpot

A northern special

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The Fragrant Hills, Beijing
The Fragrant Hills, Beijing

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

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Buddha, Hangzhou
Buddha, Hangzhou

In the beautiful grounds of Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou

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Canal outside Shanghai
Canal outside Shanghai

Qibao

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Chinese Garden
Chinese Garden

Yu Family Garden in Shanghai constantly delights

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View from the Great Wall
View from the Great Wall

Autumnal colours from the Great Wall

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

Shanghai

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Chinese Garden
Chinese Garden

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

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

A cold but gorgeous winter's day

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Inside the Forbidden City
Inside the Forbidden City

Beijing Blue, when its there its stunning!

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1933 abbatoir
1933 abbatoir

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

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Shanghai's skyline
Shanghai's skyline

Pudong contains many impressive skyscrapers

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CCTV Headquarters, Beijing
CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

Nicknamed 'the big pants' by the earthy Beijingers

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

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

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

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

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Hangzhou Railway station
Hangzhou Railway station

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

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

The colonial buildings look brilliant in the night sky

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Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

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

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

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

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Li River, Yangshuo
Li River, Yangshuo

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

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Gate of Heavenly Peace
Gate of Heavenly Peace

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

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A blue sky at Beihai
A blue sky at Beihai

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

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Harbin Ice Sculpture Festival
Harbin Ice Sculpture Festival

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

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Pagoda, Kaifeng
Pagoda, Kaifeng
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Pingyao Village
Pingyao Village
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Nanjing old City Gate
Nanjing old City Gate
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Marco Polo Bridge
Marco Polo Bridge
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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

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Suzhou Cafe
Suzhou Cafe

Nice spot to while away some time

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

At M Glam Bar, Shanghai

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Slow Boat Taps
Slow Boat Taps

A Nanluoguxiang haunt

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Russian Cafe, Harbin
Russian Cafe, Harbin

A slice of history with your coffee

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

Art performances, beer

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Great coffee in Pingyao
Great coffee in Pingyao

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

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Arrow Factory Brewing
Arrow Factory Brewing

Beaut tap room and restaurant

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Panda Brew
Panda Brew

One of the many bars in Beijing's hutongs

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Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square

Where every Chinese tries to visit

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Tile feature
Tile feature

China's temples and houses reward closer looks

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Harbin
Harbin

The annual ice festival is beautiful

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Suzhou
Suzhou

Suzhou's canals are always fun

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Beijing's hutongs
Beijing's hutongs

Old style drinking yoghurt

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Chuandixia Village
Chuandixia Village

The village that time forgot

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Bell tower, Beijing
Bell tower, Beijing

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

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Guguanxiangtai
Guguanxiangtai

Beijing's Ancient Observatory features much Jesuit history

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Boxing Cat, Shanghai
Boxing Cat, Shanghai

A nice place to while away some time

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