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Water town seeks individuality by tapping history

When a ramshackle old riverside house in the water town of Sijing in suburban Shanghai’s Songjiang District underwent rehabilitation, dismantled brick walls revealed layers of different structures built ...

October 18, 2017, Wednesday

Quieter, little-known water towns that have escaped tourism trap

SHANGHAI’S famed water towns get unusually crowded on weekends and holidays, giving visitors little space to maneuver and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the quietly flowing rivers. There are bridges ...

October 18, 2017, Wednesday

Unearthing the history and natural beauty of an ancient city

Quzhou is a place that has lots to offer travelers who love to unearth the historical, cultural and social structures of an ancient city....

October 11, 2017, Wednesday

An enigma in a vortex

IT’S extremely difficult to decipher Zhang Ding’s video installation “Vortex” on display at ShanghART Gallery at West Bund. It is the only work in his solo exhibition, and Zhang refuses to give any clue ...

October 11, 2017, Wednesday

Sandy island beaches, seafood and a ghost town

ALTHOUGH Shanghai translates as “city by the sea,” it is not a city for traditional beach lovers. While there are a few manmade beaches in the city proper, you really need to plan a weekend away if an ...

October 11, 2017, Wednesday

Surviving alleyways evoke lifestyle of old Beijing

CHINESE writer Lao She (1899-1966) is best-known for his lively descriptions of ordinary life in Beijing’s hutongs, or back alleys, where he lived most of his life. “I don’t know what paradise looks ...

September 27, 2017, Wednesday

A peek behind the walls on ‘Lane of Iron Lions’

WHAT I love most about Beijing is the city’s rich trove of stories. You don’t have to rub elbows with thousands of tourists at popular scenic sites to discover the inner soul of the capital. Every neighborhood, ...

September 27, 2017, Wednesday

‘Osmanthus forest’ witness to winds of change

COME the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the sweet scent of the osmanthus flowers in Guilin Park will make it one of Shanghai’s most fragrant places. There are more than 1,000 osmanthus trees in the park. In ...

September 20, 2017, Wednesday

An innovative art platform for digital media creativity

ART in the City, a groundbreaking new project launched in 2014 to support art, is presenting “BLAST! 2017” with a cutting-edge explosion of animation, computer-generated videos and much, much more.  The ...

September 13, 2017, Wednesday

Jiaxing appeals to visitors for culture and scenery

JIAXING, in Zhejiang Province, is only an hour’s drive from Shanghai but shows a much slower pace of life. Known for its history, culture and picturesque scenery, the ancient city owes much of its reputation ...

September 13, 2017, Wednesday


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