Two fun-seeking American friends visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, two of Beijing’s most well-known locations.
Produced in cooperation with Tripfilms.
For many tourists visiting Beijing, the Forbidden City, a celebrated ancient palace, is not to be missed. However, there is a place in Beijing that's even 10 years older than the Forbidden City. Here, not only can you savor fine food, but also experience the ancient Chinese art of Kun opera performed in its original way.
The Forbidden City has served as the residence of Chinese emperors for two consecutive dynasties, spanning almost 600 years. It is a place of many stories having witnessed the rise and fall of many political movements but nowadays its doors are opened to visitors from around the world. On this episode of Chinese Touch we will explore the history of one of China's most famous sites, the Forbidden City.
Zhouzhuang village is a picturesque village near the eastern cities of Shanghai and Suzhou. It has a 900 year history and is well known locally for its traditional architecture. On this episode of Chinese Touch, we will explore this beautiful village that has been one of the best kept secret destinations by the locals, that is also quickly becoming an international tourist hotspot .
Also known as the Three Star Mound, this archeological site in China's Sichuan province date back 3000 years, and revealed artifacts that were several hundreds years ahead of those found along the Yangtse River. Who were the people of the Three Star Mound? Can they help unravel the mystery of the Chinese origin? On this episode of Chinese Touch we'll learn about the significance of the Sanxingdui archeological site and how it can change what the textbooks teach of Chinese history.
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