Shanghai Museum

Excellent audio guide in English / Chinese. Shanghai Museum was founded in 1952, in the gallery of the old racetrack concession international collections were then installed in the Art Deco building in red brick facing, at the corner of Henan Lu and Yan’an Dong read before being transferred in this building.


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The building, funded in part by donations from overseas Chinese, includes eleven galleries of permanent exhibits, organized on four floors. Structure evokes ding tripod bronze dating from Late Antiquity. It was used to cook food. The museum houses one of the largest collections of Chinese artifacts in the world, rivaling the Taiwan Museum in Taipei. It is by far the best in the country.

On the first floor gallery of ancient bronzes, has one of the finest collections of objects in the world, exposing the rarest pieces: some of the Xia Dynasty (XXI – sixteenth century BC) Such dishes and weapons. gallery of ancient sculptures, on the same floor, this beautiful pottery and bronze sculptures.

Chinese art from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD)...

Chinese art from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), an example of art that survived the Four Olds destruction (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The second stage brings together ceramics from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty. We see beautiful pieces from the Tang Dynasty, ceramic glazed Sancai the three colors, as well as the famous blue and white Ming porcelain. The third floor is dedicated to Chinese prints, reflections of the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing finally. A room together seals jade, ivory, amber and crystal used to affix his signature on letters and contracts.

The room shows the evolution of calligraphy writing, since the oracle inscriptions on tortoise shells, deciphered by oracles, manuscripts developed in the Qing Dynasty. Other rooms are dedicated to the 56 minorities living in China. Admire masks and clothing, while learning the customs of each ethnic group. Adjacent rooms deal with the evolution of numismatics.

The bus in Macao

The ticket costing 2.5 unit of Macao Macao dollar, $ 3 million to go to Taipa and Coloane $ 5 million.

Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, the main street of...

Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, the main street of Macau Peninsula. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The service is provided from 6:45 am to midnight every day. Maps showing bus routes are available at the tourist office.

Initially the ferry, bus No. 3, 3A or 10 lead, via the Avenida de Amizade has Lisboa Hotel and further up the Avenida Almeida Ribeiro, the main street, and Leal Senado Square. 3 takes you to the Chinese border to Portas de Cerco 3A and stops at Praca Ponte de Orta. You can also take the bus to go to the island of Taipa (28A, 21, 21A, 25, 26 and 26A from the center of Macao; 3.30 million), the Coloane (the same bus that go to on the island of Taipa, $ 5 million) and to the Hac Sa Beach (bus 26A; $ 5M).

Liaoning china

Liaoning is a land of contrasts. Fortified cities of the Ming dynasty alongside resorts booming, an imperial palace stands in the center of Shenyang, the bustling provincial capital, and the unknown sections of the great wall along the border of North Korea, the country most reclusive world.

An SVG map of China with Liaoning province hig...

An SVG map of China with Liaoning province highlighted Legend: Image:China map legend.png (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

History and hedonism are associated in this corner of China relatively little visited, we once called Manchuria.

Sun lovers will enjoy the beaches Dalian or majestic buildings from the early XXth century testify to the colonial past of the region. In the evening, the shady streets come alive as people flock to the fish restaurants, bars and clubs. Still unknown, Xingcheng, one of the last four Chinese cities have retained all of its ramparts Ming is also possible by sunbathing and culture.

English: The east gate of Xingcheng's old town.

English: The east gate of Xingcheng’s old town. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Shenyang, the Qing imperial palace, the local version of the Forbidden City, Liaoning recalls that played a key role in the country’s history. The city, which is trying to overcome its recent industrial past, has modern museums, ancient tombs, parks and a beautiful botanical garden.

North Korea’s borders largely Liaoning. A Dandong, visitors can enjoy the pleasant mixture of Chinese and Korean cultures and discover the surroundings, the easternmost section of the Great Wall, is still preserved for tourists.

North Korea

North Korea (Photo credit: Shinsuke JJ Ikegame)

Do not miss:

The relaxed atmosphere of Dalian, a beautiful colonial architecture and beaches.
The Great Wall at Tiger Mountain
A cruise on the Yalu, on the border with North Korea, and the mixture of Chinese and Korean cultures Dandong
The old town and the beaches of Xingcheng, a historic city unknown
The vast verdant botanical garden Shenyang

Visa for macao

The visa for French tourists is not necessary and any person in possession of a valid passport can stay for Macao has 90 days (entry on the territory of Macau requires a visa except for France and all European countries).

Hong Kong skyline from the Peak

Hong Kong skyline from the Peak (Photo credit: xopherlance)

Persons in possession of a Hong Kong Identity Card, a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or Hong Kong Re entry Permit have the opportunity to stay a Macau for a maximum of one year. For travelers who need a visa, this one is obtained in immigration services for a maximum of 30 days. There are three types of visa.

Visa Individual: $ 100 million for unaccompanied persons, with a validity of 30 days. Children under 12 years pay $ 50M.

Visa Family: $ 200 million for couples of the same name, free for children under 12 years.

Group visa: $ 50 million per person for groups of 10 or more