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Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!

Wedding Customs of Ethnic Minorities in Guangxi

2011-11-25 | Cultures | Comments(2) |   Views:(1367)

As one of China's five ethnic autonomous regions (Guangxi, Tibet, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia - equivalent to five provinces), Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is in fact the habitation of many Chinese ethnic groups, including the Han and 11 indigenous ethnic minorities among which the Zhuang accounts for majority. Having been being influenced by the outside world, more than more youth generation of the minorities are accepting modern lifestyle and concepts, fortunately, their peculiar ethnic customs are still well passed on in their remote hometown. In this post we would like to discover some traditional wedding customs in Guangxi.

Chinese Tea and Culture

2011-10-27 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(1036)

One of the primary reasons I was drawn to China was for its traditional culture. Since I began studying Chinese language and history, I have acquired a great deal of appreciation and interest in this country’s cultivated arts and time-honored ways of life. An aspect I’m particularly fond of, as mentioned in my last story, is one of the enduring ancient arts that can still be enjoyed today: tea. 

Mid-Autumn Festival, happy date with the moon is coming

2011-09-07 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(1373)

The hot summer has faded away with the ending of August, cool breeze in the early morning just implies the arrival of autumn, the time for people to look forward to the Mid-autumn Festival (中秋节, Zhongqiu Festival in Chinese), the only grand traditional festival of Chinese in the second half of the year, and after which just following the popular outing season with the pleasant climate in the autumn prime.

10 things to avoid in China with respect to Chinese Culture

2011-07-08 | Cultures | Comments(2) |   Views:(2705)

For many western countries, China is the extreme representation of otherness. Starting from this idea, many of our unconscious cultural behaviors can pop up when living or traveling in the country, sometimes irritating or even offending Chinese people without willing to. In order to avoid such embarrassing situations and experience the best moments in China sharing with the locals, here are the 10 most important things to pay attention not to do with respect to Chinese culture, all coming from personal experiences during my one year and a half living in China as a French student, teacher and Website English Editor in Visitourchina.com.

Happy Lantern Festival !

2011-02-16 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(1836)

 
With the flowing away of time, the jubilant Spring Festival (Chinese Lunar New Year) 2011 is stepping into the end and Chinese people will welcome another important traditional festival – Lantern Festival (February 17, 2011).

Happy Chinese New Year 2011!

2011-01-30 | Cultures | Comments(2) |   Views:(1381)

The coming Year 2011 would be the year of lovely rabbit, whose image can be seen everywhere in China during the  Chinese New Year 2011 holiday, as a tradition to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival, the most important and ceremonious festival in China.

Christmas Greetings from VisitOurChina!

2010-12-24 | Cultures | Comments(2) |   Views:(1179)

Dear friends,

This is our warm season's greetings from VisitOurChina.com, your friends in China!

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