Daily Archives: February 17, 2012

The Story of Valentines Day

Valentines Day is certainly a boom for greeting card companies, florists and chocolatiers. But long before the mass marketing of chocolate, Valentines Day was still a high point for courtly love.So, how and where did this holiday get its name and start from?Just who is Saint Valentine and why has […]

Top Ski Tips

Gliding down a mountain through virgin powder with the sun glistening on surrounding snow covering peaks, all topped with a deep blue, clear sky, has got to be one of the most incredible feelings on earth…Here are a few tips for skiers of all levels to help you enjoy the […]

A Few Ways to Enjoy Life in Beijing

The Autumn season always brings a lovely scene to Beijing. The vast history and the extraordinary tradition become more illuminated during the the autumn season, with traditional festivals happening and the beautiful sunlight shining down on the city. Here at visit Beijing.com, we’ve recommend several sights for enjoying the autumn […]

the Summer Palace

The history of Summer Palace extends as far back as 800 years. In 115 B.C, when the Jin Dynasty made Beijing–then called Yanjing– its capital, it built an imperial palace that was then referred to as the Golden Hill Palace. The structure still remains on the present site of what […]

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven was initially built in the eighteenth year of the Ming Dynasty (in 1420). Situated in the southern part of the city, it covers an area of 273 hectares. It is a place where Emperors from both the Ming and Qing Dynasties’ traveled to worship and to […]