Continuing our tour of China’s architectural and cultural heritage our next stop is the province of Gansu.
A glimpse into the cave dwellings of the Loess Plateau in northern Ningxia province.
On our trip around China the next stop was Pingyao, the heart of Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture. An investigation into the architectural styles and relative levels of preservation of the Qiao family compound, Shuanglin temple and the old Pingyao city and city wall.
Taking a closer look at the Mongolian yurt and how it is constructed whilst visiting the Inner Mongolian grass plains on our motorcycle trip around China.
Recently completing a 146 day motorcycle trip around China allowed me to visit many of the unique cultural and architectural sites this amazing country has to offer. Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be writing in more detail about these sites, so stay tuned!
Stopping off in Manzhouli for a day – a border town between Russia and China – and wandering it’s streets viewing the interesting and slightly bizarre mix of Russian-influenced architecture and follies.
A day spent wandering around historic Harbin. Whilst much of the European and Russian style architecture has been preserved much of it is falling into disrepair.
230km north-east of Beijing, away from the smog amongst more green and mountainous surroundings lies a prefecture-level city called Chengde. Chengde is best known for it’s Qing Dynasty Mountain Resort. This is where the Qing Emperors spent many of their summer months, surrounded by trees and lakes escaping the oppressive heat of the Forbidden City. The palace grounds are situated… Read more →