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[ 3 Jul 2011 | No Comment ]
Qianmen Street

Back in the Imperial days, Qianmen Street (前门大街) was one of Beijing’s main commercial centres. It is also said that with a history spanning over five centuries, Qianmen Street was the first commercial district in the capital. As Beijing evolved into a 21st century city however, Qianmen Street quickly became an anachronism. The area is a symbol of old Beijing and a relic of life in the olden days, for which the new city has little space for. Countless hutong (neighbourhoods of traditional courtyard houses) had already been demolished to …

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[ 15 Jun 2011 | No Comment ]

It is said that a trip to Beijing, China’s capital city, cannot be considered complete without sampling one signature dish that bears the city’s name,  Peking Roast Duck (Bei Jing Kao Ya) – also often simply called Peking Duck. Like many great dishes around the world, Peking Duck spent much of its eight hundred years old history as a staple dish for Imperial China’s upper class and royalties. These days one can find a delicious serving of Peking Duck pretty much in anywhere around the world, from Bangkok to Barcelona. …