Lama Temple

Apparently the centre of Tibetan Buddhism in Beijing, the Lama Temple is a popular tourist sight and one that's been on my to-visit list for years.Inside, we passed through several temple halls and courtyards, each with the usual incense burners and Buddhas.There were also Chinese style bell and drum towers.Inside, the Buddhas were particularly golden … Continue reading Lama Temple

Peking University

The most famous university in China, Peking University (known locally as Beida) has a really beautiful campus which was lovely to visit. We went as part of a school trip with the summer school I've been volunteering with.The most beautiful part of the campus has to be the lake and pagoda scene. I also loved … Continue reading Peking University

Mosaic Wanke Mall

After exploring the beautiful Sheng'en Temple, we headed into Changping itself for an evening at the mall.After browsing the shops for a short while, we stopped for dinner at an Italian style restaurant called Babela's Kitchen. The food was pretty decent - although rather awkwardly they didn't bring one of our friend's main course out … Continue reading Mosaic Wanke Mall

Hebei Provincial Museum

Located in the centre of Shijiazhuang (the provincial capital), this fantastic museum has to be one of the best I've visited in China. The building itself is huge, and there were so many exhibitions I had to go on no less than three separate occasions to see everything of interest, and even then I hadn't … Continue reading Hebei Provincial Museum