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History of Islam in Shanghai
Apr.24

History of Islam in Shanghai

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Shanghai has had a Muslim presence since as early as the late Song Dynasty and early Yuan Dynasty (1341-1868). Muslim officers and soldiers of the Yuan army brought their families and settled permanently in Songjiang, Jinshanwei and Jiading district. Two thousand Muslims of the Hui community settled permanently in Jinshanwei to strengthen the coastal areas. Now the Hui communi...
History of Islam in Guangzhou
Apr.18

History of Islam in Guangzhou

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History of Islam in Guangzhou Islam in Guangzhou has mostly arrived through trade since the Tang Dynasty in the late 7th century. For thousands of years, Guangzhou has been an important trading centre and commercial gateway to southern China. Arab traders came to this famous port city and stayed, and a led to the development and spread of Islamthroughout China. The Arabic mer...
History and Islam Culture of Hong Kong
Apr.05

History and Islam Culture of Hong Kong

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Islam has been a part of Hong Kong for several hundred years with a growing Muslim population that exceeds 200,000, and 30,000 or so are believed to be Hong Kong citizens. Islam's origin in Hong Kong go back as far as the nineteenth century when Europeans trading in the South China Sea brought South Asian sailors and merchants to Guangzhou, Macau, and Kowloon and made a ho...
High Times in Shenzhen - Shenzhen's Tallest Skyscrapers
Apr.02

High Times in Shenzhen - Shenzhen's Tallest Skyscr...

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The dizzying ascent of China’s economy over the past thirty years has been actualized in the country’s skyscraper craze. According to the US-based Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat , the Middle Kingdom has topped the charts for the last ten years. Staggeringly 2016 saw a new record, the completion of 84 buildings that are taller than 200 meters – the height that defi...
Top Attractions in Xining
Mar.28

Top Attractions in Xining

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Xining is the capital city of Northwest China’s Qinghai province and one of the most diverse cities in China. Historically, Xining was one of the most important cities on the Silk Road for over 2000 years. The city is located on the eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet plateau, and the upper reaches of Shuang Shui River. As a multi-ethnic city, local traditions and customs are influe...
Capture Xinjiang Delicacies at Friday Gourmet Bazaar in Shanghai
Mar.01

Capture Xinjiang Delicacies at Friday Gourmet Baza...

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We are always busy for the annoying work on weekdays, especially in Shanghai, one of the most flourishing but stressful cities in China. It is very necessary to get away from all the blues and enjoy a relexing trip. A Friday Gourmet Bazaar around Huxi Mosque will be the best choice, where is a bustling shopping market filled with very local Xinjiang items. Located on Aomen Roa...
The Art Lover’s Guide to Hong Kong
Feb.24

The Art Lover’s Guide to Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is a city for art lovers, no doubt about that. The heady and eclectic mix of East and West finds its way into art, both avant-garde and accessible. Hong Kong isn’t just a focal point in the region, as art collectors flock to the city for Art Basel, putting it right on the map for world art. You certainly don’t have to be a serious art buyer to appreciate Hong Kong, f...
Shenzhen Has More History Than It Appears
Feb.02

Shenzhen Has More History Than It Appears

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The “30-year-old Metropolis” moniker gets bandied around so much we imagine Shenzhen arrived from space and landed in a desert. True, what had constituted Bao’an County, just north of Hong Kong , had been but a spattering of fishing villages three-and-a-half decades ago. True too, the population has bounced from 30, 000 to over 12 million in this short time. But this phenomena...
Explore the Sacred and Holy Meili Snow Mountain
Jan.04

Explore the Sacred and Holy Meili Snow Mountain

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According to the famous saying: "One should do at least two things out of impulse in his life: to forget yourself in a relationship and to go on a trip without a plan". (Andy Andrews "The Travelers Gift" ) So if bored with the deadening daily routine why not set out for one off impulse journey to escape the reality of life? Meili Snow Mountain is an ideal ...
Top 10 Things To Do In Hong Kong
Dec.29

Top 10 Things To Do In Hong Kong

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Although Hong Kong has only a total land area of 1106 square km, it's population is over 7.3 million! It's a financial and transportation hub where the east meets the west. The streets are teeming with life at all hours of the day so whether if you’re looking to shop, to party, to sightsee, or to meditate, I’m sure there is something for you in Hong Kong. Here are the ...