The essential guide to the Great Wall of China

The essential guide to the Great Wall of China

There's no sight in China more famous than the ancient Great Wall, a structure that not only has a deep cultural and historical significance for Chinese people, but has also fascinated foreigners since they first stepped foot on the Silk Road. For centuries, it has been said that the Great Wall of China is so mighty that it can be seen from the moon, and while this is most definitely not true, the wall it one of the few man-made structure to be visible from a low orbit around the planet. Man... [ read more ]

The most stunning modern buildings in Shanghai

The most stunning modern buildings in Shanghai

The China of the past, with its temples, small villages and shapely mountains is not quite the entire story, although this is the China that many travelers come to see. This country has a fascinating history and culture, that's obvious, but there is another side to China too - the modern, high-tech, glaringly innovative one. Shanghai has many historical haunts, but it is also a great destination for fans of modern architecture. The skyline of Pudong, the side of Shanghai east of Huangpu Rive... [ read more ]