Continuing our tour of China’s architectural and cultural heritage our next stop is the province of Gansu.
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 →
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!
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.
Apologies to those who follow this site for the lack of postings these last few weeks. I’ve been preparing for an event called The Great Ride of China, a tour of China with my boyfriend Buck on the back of a motorbike. We will be visiting every province on the mainland, riding a total of around 30,000 km and spending… Read more →