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Shanghai fireworks – photo-essay and tutorial

The fourth day of the Chinese New Year, the God of Fortune is coming down from heaven to the earth. That is why Chinese people tend to have a lot of fireworks on this day. They believe if the God of Fortune likes the fireworks, he will help them to get rich during the year. All people want to be rich in China. We know that; they want it pretty badly. But who doesn’t, right?

The Ancient Business Town of Hongjiang | A Maze on the Yuan River Banks

Hongjiang (洪江古商城)  is a maze of narrow alleys interconnected via a series of cobble-stone stairs. This ancient town on the banks of the Yuan River (沅江) is one of the three major ancient town of Western Hunan. The now popular Fenghuang in the north acted as a military stronghold, the nearby town of Qiancheng was a regional political center and Hongjiang was a business town.

Ultimate guide to Zhangjiajie

How about spending a few days in a fairytale? Or in a real-life movie? There are some places in the world where it is possible. One such place is called Zhangjiajie, located in the Hunan province in south-central China. Around the city of Zhangjiajie, there are a few fairytale places: the national forest park Wulingyuan, where the movie Avatar was shot; Tianmen mountain with its famous glass planks; and Baofeng Lake with incredible waterfalls;some amazing ancient villages (which I wrote about last time). The most famous among these is definitely Wulingyuan, the birthplace of the movie Avatar.

Pavel Dvorak jr. – interpreter, guide, photographer and bloger. China and Chinese language are my passions since childhood. I have started to study Chinese when I was fifteen years old, I have graduated Chinese studies in Czech Republic. I first came to China in 2009, I have been living in Shanghai since 2012.

mail: pavel@bamboome.sk

address: Shanghai, China