Brief history of Dashilar Located South-West of the Forbidden City, Dashilar (???) was an area of commercial and cultural prosperity for over 600 years during China’s dynasty era, it’s earliest form dating back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Due to it’s proximity to the centre of power, Dashilar became an important trading and entertainment hub. Even today, it’s home to many of China’s oldest stores, amongst… Read more →
Restoration of Temple Restaurant Beijing has come into question as authorities question legality, presenting new challenges to cultural preservation in China as local and foreign business owners seek a sustainable and viable model.
There are different ways China is currently preserving it’s culture and architecture and in this article a comparison between two historic old towns in Yunnan is made; one with a UNESCO World Heritage listing and the other without.