Jan 21, 2015 at 04:05 PM
Like in other parts of China, you can see locals in traditional attire in Beijing too. Though some of the ancient styles being followed in the era of the emperors might not be used frequently these days, but there are some popular styles which are still prevalent and in vogue. A Tang Suit or Tang Jacket is one such popular attire worn by Chinese male. A Tang Jacket has its origin being traced way back in the Qing Dynasty. This traditional Chinese costume is actually a short tunic with high collars and lapels. These lapels are buttoned up in the front. The Tang Jacket became quite popular among every class of people in China in the later years. Chinese male wore these Tang tops in varying style with longer and broader sleeves. Some styles include patch pockets and frog buttons. They wore this top with matching pants. In the modern era, even women wore many different kinds of Tang tops created in different modern styles. Chinese women wore beautiful dresses and adornments in the history made of exquisite materials. Some of these materials and dresses were also influenced by its neighboring countries. Even today, there is no limitation in the kind of beautiful clothing that adorns the locals across Beijing and other parts of China. Be it male or female, you will love to see the excellent fashion sense among the people here. Though in today’s time most people in China wear western cloths like in other parts of the world, but rare view of the locals in traditional attire in Beijing makes you fall in love with their authentic costumes. Moreover, they love to wear and display their traditional costumes during festivals and functions. As such the traditional costumes have definitely played a significant role in the history and culture of China. Even today, you can see people practicing martial arts in the parks in Beijing wearing these traditional tang tops. These loose tang tops serve well for the purpose of practicing martial arts. Some of the popular styles of Chinese attire are famous all over the globe such as Chinese collar, lapels and cross-collar among others.
Jan 27, 2015 at 07:23 PM
The traditional costumes play a vital part in Chinese civilization. The common cross-collar and wrapping the right lapel over the left are some of the basic features of Chinese traditional costumes. Besides, tying with sash and a particular kind of blouse worn with skirt or long gown are other features of Chinese traditional attire. Most of these features have been preserved for thousands of years now. Later, the Chinese Tunic Suit or the Mao suit as it was commonly known was created for men, while cheongsam prevailed for women in China and became a part of Chinese traditional attire. The popularity of the Mao suit was such during the early period of the People’s Republic of China that not only males but females also started wearing Mao suits during that time. In the 1970’s, with China implementing reforms and opening policies, the masses gradually turned to wearing western-style attire. Even in the present time most people in China like to wear modern clothes in their daily lives. But during festivals, religious or other occasion or any event, they do prefer to wear traditional attires only. However, many people belonging to the country’s ethnic minorities wear traditional costumes in their daily lives and these people do play an important role in the traditional Chinese clothing. In the pre-historic times, Chinese clothes were made with animal skins with decorations being done with small stones and animal teeth. The Chinese attires have many other interesting features along with the basic features and patterns. The appearance, cutting, decoration, color and design, are some such things which makes Chinese attires unique and beautiful. All these features which remained a part of Chinese traditional attire have changed over the years with the change in dynasties. However, despite the changes there are many such things which have remained intact till today. The materials used for creating most attire in China are usually silk, cotton and linen. Cheongsam is one of the most popular Chinese attire in the world today. Even the Chinese Tunic Suit is very much in demand among people all over the world. Like the popular historical monuments and the favorite cuisine of China, the traditional attires of Chinese people also lure many till today.
Feb 18, 2015 at 02:31 PM
It is interesting to see people wearing traditional and authentic Chinese attire in Beijing. Male and female have different interesting dresses that most people now-a-days wear on festivals and events rather than using them for regular wear. However, you may see people here and there in their traditional clothes in the streets in Beijing. In the ancient times, distinct styles were followed, many of which is not that popular these days. But there were some styles which have been going on since generations. Among some of the popular Chinese attires of male include a Tang Suit or Tang Jacket, which has its origin in the Qing Dynasty. The tang jacket is kind of a short tunic with high collars and lapels with front-up buttoned. This jacket was popularly worn by every class of people in the past. Moreover, this jacket is still very popular among people in China and in the Chinese fashion world. However, the design and style of the tang jacket has changed and they are now available in many trendy patterns with matching lowers. These tops or jackets are also now made for women in varying designs with exquisite materials. Not just in Beijing but Chinese people all over the country wore such trendy clothes. The Chinese attire and its fashion industry have gained maximum exposure in the recent past and have flourished well. And this is evidently visible in the fashionable apparels that people wear in Beijing and other cities in the country. In fact Beijingers has excellent sense of fashion, which you can see all over the city. Though in the modern China, you will find most people in western wear, but the Chinese love to wear their traditional clothes in every special occasion that comes by in their life including festivals, ceremonies and so on. Moreover, it is definitely a fact that the traditional clothes in China have played a crucial role in the history of the country. Various empires bought various styles and patterns and followed them, which became a trend during that era. Overall, it is interesting to see and know more about the traditional attire of China, which have been a part of Chinese history.
Feb 22, 2015 at 02:51 PM
When it comes to style, Beijing is one of the most stylish cities in China like its counterparts in the country namely Shanghai and Hong Kong. The youth in Beijing love style and grace and so like to spend a fashionable life. Especially, when we talk about the independent working class Chinese youth, male or female, they always strive to maintain a classy life and live in style in Beijing. Like in other popular cities in the world, the youth in Beijing connects style with grace. However in the present time, the difference between grace and fashion has become unclear and things which once used to be ungraceful are regarded now to be cool and popular. Now anything which is chic is graceful, especially for the youth. The fashionable youth in Beijing like to visit fancy international food joints and renowned cafés for food, while for shopping they go for the branded stuff from popular markets and malls. Ladies love to sale hunt for branded clothes and accessories and flaunt their long socks and silk scarfs. They also visit the theaters often to watch ballets and operas. Relaxed afternoons are mostly spent in the popular chains of international coffee shops either alone or in the company of friends sipping aromatic coffee. Another feature of living in style in Beijing for most youth is to get entertained by playing games like tennis, which is regarded as a gracious sport. For television, the young generation of Beijing depends on youth channels like MTV or Channel V, rather than watching any long series on TV. Youth here also prefer using English while mingling and talking with people. Youth in Beijing also love to hunt for pubs and night clubs and Sanlitun Road in the city is regarded as the most popular street that offer some of the best bars and cafes in the city. You can spend your entire day and night here as many of these cafes and night spots remain open from noon to wee hours in the morning. This road has good option for having lunch or to party hard at night. And many youth love to spend hours in this area as a way of living in style in Beijing.
Feb 10, 2015 at 09:36 PM
Despite the fact that the number of automobiles in Beijing is increasing rapidly, including the rising number of privately owned cars. And the fact that Beijing presents very good means of local transport facilities, you can see many Beijingers commuting on foot, especially to cover short distances. Locals in Beijing love to explore markets on foot, which is why you can see large number of Pedestrians in Beijing since the locals try to avoid the congestion in roads and the heavy traffic jams. You will find Pedestrians in Beijing roaming across markets and streets in the city. Along with locals, tourists also love to explore the city on foot. There are many shopping junctions in the city which you must explore on foot. One such interesting market is the Qianmen market, which is located towards the south of the Tiananmen Square. This is commercial center of Beijing, which has been standing proud since more than 500 years. This market is a good place to purchase interesting Chinese traditional products. This market has been constructed as per the architecture style of ancient emperors who ruled during the Ming and Qing Dynasty. The market hosts many old and famous shops, which represent the Chinese tradition and culture. The Silk Market is another popular market, where you can see large number of Pedestrians in Beijing. Tourists also flock in large numbers here. This is a seven story building, which is full of beautiful silk products including robes, scarves, tops and much more. Moreover, you will also get enough variety of textiles here including cashmere scarves, attires and other useful articles of daily use. Not only this, traditional Chinese handicrafts are also readily available here. This makes the Silk Street much more than mere silk. Other articles like antiques, carpets, paintings, calligraphy, hand-knit outfits, dolls, trinkets, and fine jewelry are also available here. Moreover, the fact that most of the things available here is cheap than that is available at any of the stores in other markets. However, you must remember to bargain for articles here. Pedestrian in Beijing, especially tourists like to explore the different markets in the city and purchase souvenirs to take back home.
Feb 16, 2015 at 10:04 PM
The sight of small kids in Beijing playing and having fun all over the city is very pleasing. You will see beautiful children all over the places; in hutongs, in parks, temples, malls and so on. Most of them will be accompanied by their parents or elders. Beijingers love to enjoy family time and you can see them strolling through gardens and other interesting places in the city with their families. Or you can also see them having shopping around with their dear ones. Beijing is a lovely city and it also receives thousands of travelers every month, many of whom travel with their families and children. The city has many historical places, gardens and other destinations where along with elders kids can also play and have great fun. If you talk about kids in Beijing and their activities the city offers plenty of open spaces for kids to play. On one hand, parents and elders can discover the historical attractions in the city and the children can be delightfully enjoy in the open spaces in most in the parks and monuments in Beijing. Whether you are in the Forbidden City, the temple of heaven or any of the large gardens in Beijing, the children can have equal fun and enjoyment as that of the elders. Moreover, many kids also get fascinated to know about the history and facts associated with the places in the city. In addition, there are many places in the city such as amusement parks, Beijing zoo, Indoor skating rink and Beijing Aquarium among others where kids in Beijing can have great time. Besides, there are many indoor playgrounds where children can play games. Beijing World Park is another good place for kids to have fun in Beijing. Besides, Beihai Park and Jingshan Park are some of the beautiful parks where children can have great fun and enjoyment. These along with many other beautiful parks and gardens in the city also host as places for children in Beijing to play and enjoy amidst nature. The Beihai Park is a historical park built by erstwhile emperors for the royal family to relax and have pleasure while surrounded by lush green trees and a huge lake.
Feb 11, 2015 at 12:33 AM
Beijing has a large number of temples including some which are very popular. These temples in Beijing are frequently visited by local people as well as tourists. Not just the history associated with these temples but the typical Chinese architecture and the folklore related to them make you fall in love with these beautiful landmarks. Among the most popular temples visited by tourists include the White Cloud Temple, the Yonghegong Lama Temple, and the Tan Zhe Temple. These are some of the oldest and most significant temples in Beijing. Talking about the Yonghegong Lama Temple, it is one of the popular temples located in the northeastern part of Beijing. Built in 1694, this temple initially served as the mansion of Prince Yinzhen who later succeeded to the throne and became Emperor Yongzheng. Later, the palace was converted into a lamaist temple in 1744. This temple also serves as the administrative center of Buddhist affairs. This temples opens from 9 am to 4:30 pm and has several highlights which can be explored within the premises. There is a rich collection of cultural relics to look out for along with several sculptured Buddhist statues among other things. There are many good restaurants located nearby this temple and there are few hotels too located in the vicinity for accommodation. The next is the White Cloud Temple known as Baiyunguan in local language. This temple is located in southwest of Beijing and is one of "The Three Great Ancestral Courts" of Taoism school. This temple is also the largest Daoist architectural complex in Beijing. It opens from 8:30 am to 16:30 pm and the primary highlight of this temple is the Chinese Taoism Culture which you can experience here. Located in Xicheng District, there are many restaurants nearby as well as many hotels too. The next is the Tan Zhe Temple, which is the most ancient temple in Beijing. This temple is located in Mentouguou District at a distance of about 30 kilometers from Beijing. This temple opens from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is highlighted by splendid structures, purple magnolia, and courtyards. There are beautiful archways, mountain gates, altars and Buddhist Halls that you can explore here.
Jan 19, 2015 at 03:00 AM
The capital of China Beijing is also the political center of the country along with being the cultural and international communication center. Beijing served as the capital city of six Chinese ancient dynasties. The history of Beijing is quite long and goes back to more than 3000 years. The city is regarded as one of the greatest ancient capitals of the globe. However in the current time, Beijing with years of rapid development has now developed into an international metropolis with a booming economy. The contemporary Beijing has everything for tourists including grand shopping centers along with business centers and finance streets. Moreover, night life and bar streets in Beijing is also widely popular. Talking about Beijing in general, the city has highly efficient but very congested subway system. Beijing also faces severe traffic issues and jams on the road. The city is laid out in a series of grid-locked ring roads to speed up the traffic. However, while on the road, you must be prepared to sit for a long time before reaching your destination, especially during peak times. When it comes to means of commutation, Cycling by far is the best way of exploring the city, especially for the short distances. One can easily borrow a bike from the hotel or other rental companies and start exploring Beijing in general. More so, since the bicycle lanes are divided from the main roads by barriers it makes it very safe to ride them. Moreover, it is also the best way to avoid traffic. Coming to local laws and etiquette in Beijing, you must first understand that English is not widespread in China. It is important to be polite while dealing with locals. Though Beijing in general is extremely safe there can be few pickpockets, which you need to be careful of. Women can walk unaccompanied freely and safely even late at night. There are also less cases of public drunkenness and people here expect modest behavior. For business travelers, it is important to pack plenty of business cards as Chinese consider it to be a mortal sin if you are caught without your business card. In fact, anyone you meet will expect to exchange cards with you.
Jan 23, 2015 at 05:09 AM
The beautiful hoardings in Beijing being placed in different parts of the city is a treat for those who love graphics. These hoarding can be seen in the traffic signals in roads and other prominent places in the city. These billboards portray interesting messages in the form of graphic ads. While in Beijing you will come across many such graphical images in the bus stops, traffic signals, subway stations and so on. Even the malls and markets are full of these unique graphic ads in the city. Beijing has turned into a full-fledged commercial district and like other cities in the world Beijing too is involved hugely into advertising and promotions. The city is a great historical destination and is visited to numerous foreign tourists all throughout the year. There are many interesting attractions and activities to see and enjoy in Beijing. This city surely drives everyone crazy and has been the center of art, culture and politics in China. A visit to Beijing is a must at least once in your lifetime and while in the city do not miss visiting the Great Wall of China.
Feb 16, 2015 at 11:25 AM
Beside 5 star there are also 4 star ,3 star, 2 star hotels in Beijing. Tiantan Hotel is located just east of the well known Temple of Heaven in the southern part of Beijing city. It is a new 4 star hotel with a good view of tourist sites and a pleasant stay. it offers nice facilities and oriental hospitality. Red Wall Hotel is the another 4 star hotel. The hotel is next to the famous scenic attractions like Forbidden City, Jingshan Park. And it is also just 10 minutes away to the Beijing Wangfujing street.As one of the few hotels located at a Subway, the Yue Xiu Hotel is a three star hotel enjoying good popularity among the guests at home and abroad mainly due to its super location. The hotel is across from the southern catholic cathedral (First built in 1703), and next to the Xuanwume subway station connecting you with many places in Beijing. A few minutes walk will take you to Qianmen commercial area, Tiananmen Square, the Great Hall of the people, the Forbidden City and other famous attractions and historical places.Beijing Hademen Hotel is a three-star pointing hotel for foreign tourism, a second-level state enterprise. The hotel has 229 guest rooms of various types, 21 office rooms and meeting rooms and multifunctional halls of various sizes. The hotel is constructed with centralized air conditioner ,fire control,communication system , business center, shopping center ,beauty salon,massage,hairdressing ,laundry,foreign exchange ,taxi ,rent bike, train and plane ticket booking, parking places ,singingand dancing hall, etc.Beijing Lishi Hotel, well located in Beijing well known shopping and tourist district of Dongsi downtown area is a second star hotel.It is quite close to Wangfujing area. Lishi Hotel is within walking distance to Tiananmen Sqaure and China Art Gallery.
Feb 18, 2015 at 11:58 PM
Beijing, one of the most-developed metropolises in China, owns a great wealth of history, culture, art, and science .Museums in Beijing cover accomplishments of Chinese civilization and important events in history, which are great opportunities for discovery for visitors from all over the world. Some of them retain old-style architectural features, and some are modern with advanced technology.China Highlights has listed the top 10 museums in Beijing, with brief introductions and addresses.Beijing Capital museum,its abundant relics have won a high reputation around the world, such as bronzes, porcelain, calligraphy works, and Buddhist statues. Most of the collections were unearthed after the founding of the People's Republic of China, and some date back to the New Stone Age. Three main parts of the museum show the temporary exhibits, the main display, and the fine art collection. Then there is the Stele ofEmperor Qian Long, which is the treasure of the museum. Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution isthe only military museum in Beijing, which was originally built to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1959. A series of weapons and artworks from ancient to modern times are exhibited in the 22 halls of this three-floor museum.National Art Museum of China was dedicated to the collection, research, and exhibition of modern and contemporary artistic works in China. China Railway Museum is a national museum covering railways in China, with plenty of historic and cultural relics collected and exhibited. China National Film Museum is the largest museum in China with the main purpose of showing the history and culture of Chinese cinemas and holding exhibitions of film technology.China Science and Technology Museum is the national museum of science and technology, where permanent and short-term exhibitions are presented.Beijing Museum of Natural History was the first comprehensive museum of natural science in China, when it opened to the public in 1959. It mainly focuses on scientific research and science popularization on some themes, such as zoology and botany. Forbidden city is also one of the most popular museum of Beijing.
Dec 22, 2014 at 06:05 AM
Located in the heart of China’s Silicon Valley in the northwest of Beijing, The Gate City Mall houses a great selection of stores from boutiques to international brands such as Lacoste, Mango, Miss Sixty, Morgan, CK, FCUK, Vero Moda, Esprit, restaurants, cafes, and a really nice movie theatre on the basement floor with half-priced tickets after 9pm. The Gate City Mall is one of the leading fashion shopping centers in the Zhongguancun area. The Gate City Mall is easily accessible by subway as it’s directly connected to Line 10 and 4′s Haidian Huangzhuang station. Besides popular fashion brands like IZZUE, b+ab, CK Jeans, Miss Sixty, FCUK and G-STAR, this shopping mall also provides a wide variety of tasty food of different cuisines and movies at the Jinyi International Cinema.The Malls at Oriental Plaza also holds a great position among the various malls og Beijing.The Malls occupies a total area of 130,000 sq. m. and is an integral part of Oriental Plaza – one of the largest commercial complexes in Asia. Situated in the heart of Beijing, the complex is located between Gold Street (Wangfujing Street) and Silver Street (North Dongdan Street). The Malls is a popular shopping destination for both local residents and visitors alike.Jinyuan Yansha Shopping Mall has a nickname of “Great Mall of China”, mainly due to its total area of 6 million square feet with six floors, 1.5 times the size of the Mall of America. The mall has 230 escalators, over 1,000 shops, restaurant space the size of two football fields, and a skating rink…