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.
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.
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.
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 →