CCTV Building

The CCTV building is the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters located near to the Third Ring Road in Beijing’s new Central Business District. The unique design involves two L-shaped towers connected at the top and the bottom to form a continuous structure. At its tallest point the building is 234m high with the two towers connectingContinue reading “CCTV Building”

The Singers of Jingshan Park

As I walked through the Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing  a tree covered hill stood in front of me, on top two colourful Pagondas. This seemed like a great place to view the surrounding area and after taking a look at my city map it would be possible to visit. The area wasContinue reading “The Singers of Jingshan Park”

The Body of Chairman Mao

Getting into Tiananmen Square was hard enough. We joined a large crowd of Chinese people, shuffling slowly forwarded. We waited while people looked at us strangely, pointed at our feet and laughing, not knowing if joining the group was even the right thing to do. Eventually we arrived at a security checkpoint, where our bagsContinue reading “The Body of Chairman Mao”

The Tiger Temple

It has been a while since I have talked about tourism related topics on this blog but after seeing the news from the Tiger Temple in Thailand I couldn’t ignore it. For those who aren’t familiar with the recent news or the Tiger Temple in general I will quickly recap. The Tiger Temple is aContinue reading “The Tiger Temple”

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Everyday thousands of people queue to visit the embalmed remains of former leader Ho Chi Minh. The mausoleum in Hanoi was completed in 1975 after two years of construction and six years after Ho Chi Minh’s death. Even though in his will Ho Chi Minh stated that he wanted to be cremated he body wasContinue reading “Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum”

Death Railway

Riding the Death Railway in Thailand from Kanchanaburi, home of the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. The name comes from the amount of POW’s that died during the construction of the railway over 70 years ago, there are almost 5,000 tombstones in the cemetery at Kanchanaburi alone. It is said that each railway sleeper usedContinue reading “Death Railway”