Western Qing Tombs

These tombs are in Yixian County, 110 km south-west of Beijing. If you didn’t see enough of Dingling, Yuling, Deling, well, there’s always Tailing, Changling, Chongling and Muling – the latter four being part of Xiling.

The tomb area is vast and houses the corpses of the emperors, empresses and other members and hangers-on of the royal family. The tomb of Emperor Guangxu (Chongling) has been excavated – his was the last imperial tomb and was constructed between 1905 and 1915.

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Exotic Street in Yiwu

The Exotic Street in Binwang Commercial & Trade Area of Yiwu City is an amazing place. It will make you feel you are abroad if you are a Chinese or at home when you are from outside China. Wandering on the street, you can choose to have French dish, Russian Cuisine, Arabic flavor, Japanese sushi, Brazil barbeque, American steak…
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Several dozen of foreign restaurants from different countries are gathering here. When dark falls and the  neon lights is neon, groups of Arabs in white gown leisurely site there chatting, and listening to Arabic music. It makes one feel like in the stories of Arabian Night.

Tianjin Goubuli Baozi

Goubuli Baozi,Tianjin Food

Goubuli Baozi,Tianjin Food

Goubuli is a famous brand of baozi from Tianjin. Founded in 1858, it is one of China’s longest established brands. Guobuli has the alarming literally translation ‘dogs won’t touch them’ or ‘dog doesn’t care’.

Several explanations have been offered for its unusual name; the most popular is that it comes from a childhood nickname of the founder, Gao Gui You. Given to protect Gao from bad luck, his parents nicknamed him Gou Zi, or “Doggy” when he was young. The child grew up to become an accomplished chef whose steamed dumplings were very delicious. His buns were so popular that the customers would have difficulty getting his attention. Thus, there was a joke amongst his customers that Gou zi ignores us, hence the name “Goubuli”. Over time, the bun became widely known as “Goubuli Baozi”.

Goubuli Baozi Restaurant,Tianjin

Goubuli Baozi Restaurant,Tianjin

So, whatever you taste in Tianjin, Goubuli is an essential part of you visit, just like Peking roast duck for Beijing tour.