Tag: China

THE SECRET GARDEN OF EMPEROR QIANLONG

Story Challenge: Letter “E”  Frizztext  http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/ E is for Emperor Qianlong*, the Qing dynasty emperor who commissioned a secret garden, the Qianlong Garden, to immerse himself in art pursuits post his 60 years of rule. Emperor Qianlong was the sixth emperor (1711 – 1799) of the Manchu led Qing Dynasty and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China.…

Road Trip in Southeast China…www.tripatini.com

My visits to Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Sanya, cities on the tourist map of China, by air and train were journeys to view the impassive facades of city life. Sanya, touted as the Hawaii of the East, is the winter holiday destination for cold East Europe and Mainland China. The Expressway route to Taizhou, Ningbo and Cixi,…

Taizhou-Green Fields and Oranges

A village near Taizhou in Zhejiang province, the landscape is distinctive from the bustling industrialized environs of China’s economic resurgence. The cultivated fields, village homes and ponds with waddling ducks make it approachable and landed. Emperor Qinshihuang established Huipu Village that later became Taizhou during the Tang Dynasty in 622. In 1994 Taizhou (Tai) was designated a city and…