Things I Find Exotic In China

Here we come with a list of things we find alluring in China.
They are distributed around the country and can be seen on a daily bases, yet, they never cease to enchant.

 

Gates
Páifāng

The grandiose gateways are distributed all around, using traditional Chinese architecture, adding beauty to wherever they stand.

 

Guardian Lions
Shíshī

Originated from Buddhism, the stone lions are also popular in other parts of Asia.
They are believed to have protective benefits and are usually represented in pairs.

 

Hand Fans
Zhé Shàn

The charming ancient object even though used worldwide, is strongly associated with Chinese culture.
In the past artists used to hand-paint the fans making them true pieces of art.
There’s also a variation called Chinese dancing fans, which is used in traditional performances.

 

Chinese Pagodas

These beautiful towers are one of those things that come to mind immediately when thinking about China.
In the past they were constructed to store relics, nowadays there are diverse uses for them, including housing temples as one of the most popular.

Things I Find Exotic In China

 

Asian Conical Hats
Dǒulì

Created to protect from the sun and rain, this hats came to be associated with Chinese culture.
They are often spotted in the cities and display the mix of the old and the modern coming together.

Things I Find Exotic In China

 

Parks and Gardens

It didn’t take long for us to notice that the Chinese gardens and parks are a spectacle of beauty.
Not only big and famous ones but every little garden you spot is a work of art, they definitely mastered it.

Things I Find Exotic In China

 

Singing and Dancing Groups

My first time in China was in 2008 and I come back every year since then, I visited and lived in many cities and never went without seeing the dancing and singing groups.
They usually use traditional music, which helps to give a truly Chinese experience for anyone passing by.

 

Taichi
Tàijíquán

T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Tàijíquán) means “the ultimate fist”. It’s an internal Chinese martial art, which means that apart from the physical aspects, it comprises Qi (life force), spiritual, and mental characteristics.
Click here to see our experience in a Taichi class in Shanghai.

Things I Find Exotic In China

 

Roofs

Part of Chinese traditional architecture, the intricate roofs caught my attention for the first time on my trip to the Forbidden City in Beijing.
The amount of detail and colors leave you gaped. Since then, I always pay attention to the alluring roofs in every place we visit in China and I am yet to be disappointed.

Things I Find Exotic In China

 

Lanterns

Symbol of traditional Chinese culture, the gorgeous lanterns are still found decorating the cities.
They give a special air to any ambient and for tourists like us, it brings the real feeling of being in China.

 

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Bangkok Vlog: She’s Back!!! + Vegan Grocery Shopping – Thailand

We are reunited in beautiful Bangkok and it’s time to stock the pantry with delicious vegan food.
It feels great to be back, this city has a sweet spot in our hearts.❤️

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Ton Phon – ต้นผล
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 2/3, Soi Sukhumvit 54, L floor, The Phyll, Bangkok
BTS(skytrain): On Nut station – Sukhumvit line, exit 4
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/J.Tonphon
Open from 9 am to 7:30 pm.

Cheap, delicious, traditional Thai vegan food.

 

Lemon Farm
Organic Grocery Store
Address: 2nd floor, 84, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Watthana, Bangkok
Address in Thai: สุขุมวิท, 84 ซอย สุขุมวิท 55
BTS(skytrain): Thong Lo station – Sukhumvit line, exit
Website: http://www.lemonfarm.com/
Open from 10 am to 9:30 pm.

Great little store with a good range of vegans and organic options.
There are other locations around town.

 

Emporium Shopping Mall
Address: 622 Sukhumvit Road, Watthana, Bangkok
Address in Thai: 622 ถนน สุขุมวิท แขวง คลองตันเหนือ เขต วัฒนา
BTS(skytrain): Phrom Phong station – Sukhumvit line, exit 2
Website: http://www.emporium.co.th/
Opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm

Bangkok Vlog: She’s Back!!! + Vegan Grocery Shopping - Thailand

 

EmQuartier
Shopping Mall
Address: 689, 693 and 695 Sukhumvit Road, Watthana, Bangkok
Address in Thai: 689, 693, 695 ถนน สุขุมวิท แขวง คลองตันเหนือ เขต วัฒนา
BTS(skytrain): Phrom Phong station – Sukhumvit line, exit 1
Website: https://www.emquartier.co.th/

The amazing Gourmet Market and a Veganerie stall are located inside this cool mall.

 

Hang around for more of Bangkok and marvelous Thailand!☀️

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Thailand Vlog: She Left Me Alone In Bangkok + Samui To Bkk Trip

Time to say goodbye to Samui island and head to the big city.
We had loads of fun spending a month at the Gulf of Thailand, incredible experiences that will stay in our hearts forever.
Now it’s time for new adventures in this splendid country.

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

*While in Koh Samui we will add GPS location due some of the roads being nameless and/or numberless.

☛Nathon Pier
Address: Koh Samui (GPS: 9.536171,99.930710)

We paid 390 baht each with airport transfer included, ferry only will cost 250 baht.

 

☛Surat Thani International Airport – ท่าอากาศยานสุราษฎร์ธานี
Address: 73, Maluan, Phunphin District, Surat Thani
Website: https://www.suratthaniairport.com/

Small airport with some interesting traditional snacks that can be a great souvenir.

 

☛Don Mueang International Airport – ท่าอากาศยานดอนเมือง
Address: 222 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Sanambin, Don Mueang, Bangkok
Address in Thai: ที่อยู่: 222 ถนน วิภาวดีรังสิต แขวง สนามบิน เขต ดอนเมือง กรุงเทพมหานคร
Bus: For the bus schedule, you can check the official airport website: http://donmueangairportthai.com/en/381-public-transport
Train service: Hua Lamphong train station is connected with Don Mueang Airport, for more information about trains you can check the official website of State Railway of Thailand: www.railway.co.th
Website: http://donmueangairportthai.com

Asia’s oldest operating airport uses terminal 2 for domestic flights and terminal 1 for international flights.

 

Onnuch Farm – อ่อนนุชฟาร์ม
Food Court
Address: 1770 the Phyll, L floor, Sukhumvit 54, Bangkok
BTS(skytrain): On Nut station – Sukhumvit line, exit 4
Open from 7 am to 8 pm.

 

Ton Phon – ต้นผล
Vegan Restaurant
Address: 2/3, Soi Sukhumvit 54, L floor, The Phyll, Bangkok
BTS(skytrain): On Nut station – Sukhumvit line, exit 4
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/J.Tonphon
Open from 9 am to 7:30 pm.

Thailand Vlog: She Left Me Alone In Bangkok + Samui To Bkk Trip

Cheap, delicious, traditional Thai vegan food.

 

On Nut BTS Surroundings
Address: On Nut station, Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Bangkok
BTS(skytrain): On Nut station – Sukhumvit line

 

The Corner 79
Street Food Market
Address: 127 Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Bangkok
Open from 5 pm to 1 am.

Nice laid-back space.

 

Vegetarian Lifestyle Ningbo – 枣子树 – Jujube Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 2/F Yifu Theater, 16 Liuting Street, Haishu District, Ningbo
Website: http://www.jujubetree.com/
Open from 11 am to 9 pm.

TOP 10 VEGAN Restaurants in Shanghai - China

 

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Stay tuned for more of Bangkok!☀️

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