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Mount Lao, The Most Visited Mountain in East Coast of China

Peak of Laoshan or Lao Mountain in Shandong, China. Pagoda en la cima de la Montaña Laoshan.

Laoshan Mountain or Mount Lao (Shan means mountain) is a the most visited mountain in the east coast of China. Its rocks are shaped by ancient glaciers and it is one of the places that gave birth to Taoism. On the road up to the entrance of the mountain you can see some sculptures and small religious buildings related to this. Unfortunately because of the time that day, the people who came with me and I couldn’t go and take

Common Days in Images

Starfish in China

To talk about common days in China is to talk about something new and different. Every day you can discover new things. For the Chinese people these things may be ordinary and just part of their daily routines. In this post I share some images I took here in China in 2011. Click on a picture to see it, once opened use the arrow keys on your keyboard to browse back and forward. If the captions are not fully disclosed,

Gate of Heavenly Peace

Beijing. Gate of Heavenly Peace or the Tian'anmen

Known as the Gate of Heavenly Peace or the Tian’anmen, this monument is the main political icon of the country. Here it is where the People’s Republic of China was officially declared. The Chinese coat of arms depicts this same monument. The hung painting on the top of the entrance is a portrait of Mao Zedong, who officially declared the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. He also was the political and philosophic leader of the country and the

Suzhou

Suzhou, water way, river, channel and boat

There is an old Chinese saying that states “Heaven has the Paradise and the Earth has Hangzhou and Suzhou”. Certainly Suzhou is a beautiful city. It was founded in 514 B.C. and it is called the Venice of China. You can take a look the following pictures and guess why. I hope you enjoy.   Click on a picture to see it, once opened use the arrow keys on your keyboard to browse back and forward. If the captions are

A Journey to the Past

Zhujiajiao

It has been there for at leas 1700 years. Today it has been absorbed by Shanghai’s borders. Nevertheless, it still has its picturesque style and remote and ancient villa feeling. It is call Zhujiajiao. Don’t ask me to pronounce it, see my pictures instead. I was there more than a month ago, but by looking at the pictures I took, I felt as traveling through time once more. Zhujiajiao main streets are rivers that can be navigated on small boats, just

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