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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!

10 things to avoid in China with respect to Chinese Culture

2011-07-08 | Cultures | Comments(2) |   Views:(2749)

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:(1880)

 
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:(1422)

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:(1222)

Dear friends,

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

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Tomb Sweeping Day/Qingming Festival of China

2010-04-02 | Cultures | Comments(1) |   Views:(3704)

Tomb Sweeping Day/Qingming Festival of China According to Chinese culture, Qingming Festival (known as Tomb Sweeping Day) is both a Chinese solar term and a festival which falls on the 105th day after the Winter solstice. It is said that Chinese traditional Qingming Festival originated...

Spring Festival-the most important festival in China

2010-02-05 | Cultures | Comments(1) |   Views:(1393)

Spring Festival-the most important festival in China We have many kinds of customs in China during Spring Festival (new year in Chinese lunar calendar). Usually, we stick New Year scrolls on the gates, hang laterns at the door, set off firecrackers and have dumpling dinner on New Year's Eve. We stay up late or all night on New Year's Eve, which we call Shousui (to keep the passing year and welcome the new year). Then we pay new year calls on the first day of the new year and visit our relatives and friends....

Winter Solstice Festival-Chinese Winter Is Coming

2009-12-24 | Cultures | Comments(3) |   Views:(2022)

Winter Solstice Festival-Chinese Winter Is Coming The Chinese Winter Solstice Festival has come this year. It is a festival even equivalent to the New Year in the past, telling people that the winter days have come formally.Origin of the Festival...