Tag Archives: Qingming

The flowers that bloom in Yangzhou – tra la!

This past weekend has been the Qingming festival and is a national public holiday, so the DH and I, together with another couple, decided to make the most of the time and travelled south from Beijing to visit the ancient … Continue reading

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Picturesque Pingyao – a glimpse of old China

Last week was Qingming  – aka Tomb Sweeping Day – offices and schools in China closed for three days holiday so that people had time to travel to their ancestral tombs to remember family members who have died, honour their … Continue reading

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