Category: China

More Museums, Old Street, and YuYuan Gardens in Shanghai 

More Museums, Old Street, and YuYuan Gardens in Shanghai 

Shanghai has a lot of amazing sounding museums, and as everyone knows, we love a good museum. We choose two of the remain museums to spend a few hours in each. Our first choice was Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center.

We choose this museum because we were quite impressed with Shanghai as a city. It is well laid out, thoughtfully planned, and they are planning for more growth in the future. This museum displays the past, present and future of the city plan.  We were quite impressed with the public transportation system in the city and how they plan to grow as this city of 24 million people continues to grow.  Continue reading “More Museums, Old Street, and YuYuan Gardens in Shanghai “

Tulou Villages of Fujian 

Tulou Villages of Fujian 

We travelled up the coast from Guangdong to Fujian to see one of the unique architectural features of southern China, the Tulou. These ‘earth houses’ are large multi-family dwellings, like a condominium with a courtyard. The round Tulou are especially notable. During the Cold War, Americans seeing satellite images of the Tulou though they were missile silos or fallout shelters.  Continue reading “Tulou Villages of Fujian “