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 →
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.
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!