Posts Tagged ‘Zhejiang’

Visit Quzhou, a historic and cultural city, from Shenzhen

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Quzhou, a historic and cultural city in western Zhejiang Province, is expecting more travelers from Shenzhen and other Pearl River Delta cities with the opening of more flights to the city. Quzhou has more than 1,800 years of history and is now a State-level historic and cultural city. Find out more in the Shenzhen Daily article Historic city invites SZ travelers.

Photo gallery – ancient water town of Nanxun

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Nanxun Town (南浔镇) is an ancient water town located in Eastern China’s Zhejiang province. It is one of the most well-preserved ancient towns in the region and is known for its cultural heritage – you can explore it in the China Daily photo gallery The water township of Nanxun.

For insights into some other ancient Chinese water towns see Shaoxing – the Venice of China and 1,000 year-old Zhujiajiao water town.

Temples of Putuo Mountain and Ningbo

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Putuo Mountain is an island in Zhoushan prefecture of Zhejiang Province, and is one of the four sacred mountains in Chinese Buddhism. It can be reached by boat from the major cities of Ningbo, also located in Zhejiang Province, and Shanghai. James Baquet continues his excellent series of Shenzhen Daily articles on Chinese temples with stories of his visits to temples and other sites on Putuo Mountain and temples in and around Ningbo:

For previous articles in James Baquet’s series of articles on Chinese temples see Hangzhou’s Jingci Temple and Exploring Shenzhen’s Temples.

Ningbo’s ancient street restored

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

After three years of renovation, an ancient street in Ningbo city in eastern China has opened to welcome visitors from home and around for an authentic experience of traditional local culture. Find out more in the CNTV Culture Express story Taste old flavor of Ningbo.

Hangzhou’s Jingci Temple

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

West Lake is the most famous feature of Hangzhou, capital city of eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. I had the pleasure of a very brief visit in 2009 and hope to return again to experience more of this delightful city. James Baquet introduces another of the city’s features in his Shenzhen Daily article Jingci Temple, Hangzhou.