Filipinos holding ordinary passport are required to obtain a valid visa before entering mainland China. China Embassy in Manila is located at Dasmarinas Village Makati. Its Consular Section however is located at the 2nd and 3rd Floor of World Center in Gil Puyat Avenue. Processing time is normally […]
Beijing is a good alternative to Chengdu if one wants to see a giant panda. The Panda House or Panda Zoo is inside the Beijing Zoo. The Zoo itself has more than 15 exhibition halls – and the Panda Zoo is one of these. Panda House was built […]
The freezing lake immediately caught my attention. The Summer Palace or the Royal Garden is located ten kilometers to the northwest of Beijing and used to be a summer residence of Qing Dynasty emperors and is now a public park. It is an imperial garden famous for its architectural […]
Upon arrival at the Temple of Heaven complex, I noticed people playing cards along the corridors. Some are having dancing exercises at the lawn while others do some sort of martial arts exhibition. And some others are knitting. All these observations made my visit here more interesting. The […]
Immediately after our guide picked us up at the Beijing International Airport in a cold winter day, she brought us to a some-sort-of Chinese breakfast before our tour to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City started. The complimentary breakfast was not good, to my own judgement, or perhaps […]
In the afternoon, we visited Ming Tombs. Ming Tombs is the general name given to the mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). The mausoleums have been perfectly preserved, as well as the graveyards of each of the many emperors. Because of its long […]
The Great Wall of China is perhaps Beijing’s most famous tourist attraction. Not all areas however of the great wall can be visited by tourists. There are only certain designated areas that can be explored. The Great Wall is one of the cultural heritages of China, which is one of the […]
This is the the Beijing National Stadium more popularly known as Bird’s Nest located in Olympic Green, Beijing, China. The Bird’s Nest is always part of any tour package in Beijing. Story to follow.