Wuhou Shrine

Wuhou Shrine, located on Wuhou Street in Chengdu, is a shrine to commemorate Zhuge Liang, the prime minister of the Shu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms period. When it was first built, it was adjacent to the ancestral temple of Liu Bei, Emperor Zhao Lie, and later merged into the Han Zhao Lie Temple in the early period of Ming Dynasty.

The garden area of Wuhou Shrine is located on the west side of Wuhou Shrine. It was originally the tomb of Liu Xiang, the chairman of Sichuan Province during the Republic of China. There are stone archway gate, three cave gate, four square pavilion, jianxin hall, tomb room and other buildings in the area, which is the only cemetery complex in the southwest with the north style. Wuhou Shrine is adjacent to Jinli Old Street and can be visited together.

Wuhou Shrine is also one of the local monuments. There are many tourists, the buildings are well preserved and protected, and they are very antique. The transportation there is also convenient.

Chengdu Wuhou Shrine is an ancient scenic spot, which shows the development of ancient times and human history, and here is the inheritance of the Chengdu Shu Kingdom culture, and there are records of people in the Bashu area. There is not only historical culture, but also many famous Bashu Snacks and Chengdu snacks that are very attractive, and the price is not expensive. There are many accommodations in the surrounding area.

Wuhou Shrine is a must-see attraction in Chengdu. It is the most classic historical landscape of the Three Kingdoms culture and a national key cultural relics protection unit. There is a large courtyard at the back, extending in all directions, and there is a bonsai garden, and a small river whose water scenery is also good!

Suzhou Museum

As we all know, Suzhou gardens are quite famous, but Suzhou has many other highlights for visits except gardens, ancient towns, small bridges, etc. And if you want to really understand Suzhou, visiting the Suzhou Museum will be the best choice. When you go here, you will never feel the dry grass, because it has long been blended with Suzhou’s white walls and tiles, trees, and plants, because it is a landscape and a piece of art.

Founded in 1960, the Suzhou Museum is located in the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom King’s Mansion. It is the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units. It is a complete set of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom historical buildings in China. In 1999, the Suzhou Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government invited the world Chinese architect Mr. Pei Yuming to design the new Suzhou Museum and it completed and opened on October 6, 2006.

The new museum covers an area of about 10,700 square meters. Together with a construction area of more than 19,000 square meters, and the repaired Taiping Heavenly Kingdom King’s Mansion, it features a total area of 26,500 square meters. It is a comprehensive museum integrating modern buildings, ancient architecture, and innovative landscapes.

Winter is the best carrier to come to Suzhou Museum. The light and shadow changes in black and white tones. The lines of colors, the gray elements on the black edges of the white walls, the white sky fragments separated by the outline, the gray roof reflected in the water, and even the transparent light flowing in the space, are the beauty of angular color lines. The structure extended by the triangle is the geometric lines of the building, just like Bach’s music. The basic theme is changing, and the natural and smooth geometric lines are really beautiful!

Beijing Olympic Park

Beijing Olympic Park is located in Chaoyang District, Beijing, at the northern end of the central axis of Beijing City, north to the south bank of Qinghe River, south to Beitucheng Road, east to Anli Road and Beichen East Road, west to Lincui Road and Beichen West Road. With an area of ​​11.59 square kilometers, it embodies the three major concepts of “Science, Technology, Green and Humanities”. It is a new urban area that combines office, commerce, hotel, culture, sports, conference, and residence.

During the 2008 Olympic Games, there were 10 Olympic competition venues including Bird’s Nest, Water Cube, National Stadium, National Convention Center Fencing Stadium, Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Olympic Sports Center Hall, Yingdong Swimming Hall, Olympic Park Archery Field, Olympic Park Tennis Court, Olympic Park Hockey Field. In addition, there are 7 non-competition venues including the Olympic Main Press Center (MPC), International Broadcasting Center (IBC), Olympic Reception Center, Olympic Village (Paralympic Village), etc. It is a comprehensive public activity center including various functions such as sports events, exhibition centers, science and education culture, leisure shopping.

Beijing Olympic Park has two benefits, attracting many people to come here countless times. The first is that there are plastic tracks in the North Park and South Park. The running feel is very good and the knees will not easily hurt. The second is that the park is very large, even if there are many people, you can find a few quiet places.

The Beijing Olympic Park was built specifically for the Beijing Olympic Games. It is the largest urban park in Beijing. It is currently a natural landscape tourist area for citizens and tourists to relax and explore. Take Metro Line 8 to Forest Park South Gate Station and Lin Cuiqiao Station and get off and walk.

Tiananmen Tower

Tiananmen Tower is located at the northern end of Tiananmen Square. It is a symbol of Beijing and China. It is also a must-see for every visitor to Beijing.

On Tiananmen Square, you can see the standing Tiananmen Tower from afar. Ascending the tower, overlooking the entire Tiananmen Square, and the prosperous Changan Street, you will feel that the view is very good. Taking pictures as a souvenir here will make you have a very wonderful sense of crossing time. The interior of the tower is antique, you can visit the meeting room of that year, and there are graphic exhibitions.

Due to the large number of tourists coming here, traffic is often restricted on the Tiananmen Tower. Visitors can complete the visit by going upstairs from one side and downstairs from the other side. After the tour of Tiananmen Tower, Tiananmen Square also has other attractions such as Monument to the People ’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China etc., all of which are well worth seeing and can be visited together. Cross the Tiananmen Tower and continue north along the central axis, you can also purchase tickets to visit the Forbidden City.

It is also worth mentioning that the night view of the Tiananmen Tower is also very beautiful. When the sightseeing lights are lit, the Tiananmen Tower intersects with other buildings on Tiananmen Square, to be very magnificent.

Special Notes:

1. The security check at Tiananmen Tower is very strict. You need to dress appropriately. You need to present your ID card when buying tickets. Taking photos inside the tower is prohibited. Carry-on luggage must be stored. And the charge to store the luggage is around 2-8 yuan according to the size of your luggage. So, just bring less luggage.

2. During the holidays, Tiananmen East and West stations may be under traffic control. You need to get off at one station in advance or later and walk into Tiananmen to visit.

3. To avoid queues, it is best to avoid holidays and choose to go to Tiananmen Tower off-season.

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility

The Chinese Zodiac, also known as the genus, are the twelve animals, including rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The Zodiac is a high expression of savvy and wisdom in traditional culture. It is also the accumulation of knowledge and the source of wealth in the long river of history.

Zodiac Rat

The ox is the most compatible zodiac with rat. Followed by Dragon and Monkey. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac rat is rich and happy, and everything is easy to succeed and enjoy life.

Zodiac OX

The rat is the most compatible zodiac with ox. Followed by Snake and Rooster. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac OX is easy to have good marriage and good relationship with family and a lot of wealth.

Zodiac Tiger

The pig is the most compatible zodiac with tiger. Followed by Horse and Dog. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac tiger is easy to enjoy concentricity in marriage, high morality, successful family business, wealth, prosperity, and a lot of grandchildren.

Zodiac Rabbit

The dog is the most compatible zodiac with rabbit. Followed by pig and goat. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac rabbit is easy to get along with family to have happy life.

Zodiac Dragon

The rooster is the most compatible zodiac with dragon. Followed by rat and monkey. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac dragon also will enjoy good marriage, thriftiness, prosperity, wealth and success and many descendants.

Zodiac Snake

The monkey is the most compatible zodiac with snake. Followed by ox and rooster. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac snake enjoys braveness and wisdom, successful career, fame and wealth, a lifetime of happiness.

Zodiac Horse

The goat is the most compatible zodiac with horse. Followed by tiger and dog. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac horse enjoys respect between husband and wife, happiness and peace.

Zodiac Goat

The horse is the most compatible zodiac with goat. Followed by rabbit and pig. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac goat is easy to enjoy family harmony and gentle temperament.

Zodiac Monkey

The snake is the most compatible zodiac with monkey. Followed by rat and horse. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac monkey enjoys success and wealth, and everything is easy to go smoothly.

Zodiac Rooster

The dragon is the most compatible zodiac with rooster. Followed by ox and dragon. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac rooster is blessed and famous to enjoy utilitarian and prosperity.

Zodiac Dog

The rabbit is the most compatible zodiac with dog. Followed by tiger and horse. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac dog enjoys heaven-made match, and success everywhere, and good fortune.

Zodiac Pig

The tiger is the most compatible zodiac with pig. Followed by goat and rabbit. With these three zodiacs, the zodiac dog enjoys wealth and honor and blessing.

Chinese Zodiac Story

The Jade Emperor wanted to select 12 kinds of animals as representatives, and he sent the gods to tell the animals about this matter, and set the time to go to the Heavenly Hall to run for elections of the zodiac. Those who came earlier was to be ranked in the front.

The cat and rat at that time were still good friends. The cat loved to sleep but he also wanted to be chosen, so he told the rat to call him when he went to select the zodiac. But the rat forgot, but he went to the OX and said that he got up early and ran very fast, so told him to take him to go to the Heavenly Hall. The OX promised. At that time, the dragon had no horns, and the Rooster had the horns, the dragon said to the Rooster that you were already very beautiful, and there was no need for the horns, and asked the Rooster to borrowed the horns to him, the Rooster listened to the flattery of the dragon and felt very happy, and he lent the horn to the dragon, and called the dragon to remember to return to him on time after the selection of the Zodiac.

When it came to the time of selecting the zodiac, a lot of animals have arrived at the Heavenly Hall, but the cat was still sleeping. The rat sat in the back of the ox and after arriving there, he jumped ahead and then the Jade Emperor said rat came there earliest and ranked the rat in No.1 in the list of the Zodiac, and the ox ranked No.2, the tiger No.3, the rabbit No.4.

The dragon came late, but he was very big. The Jade Emperor saw him at a glance and found him so beautiful and then let him rank fifth. Then the snake in the back said: “I am sixth!”; horse and goat were also here, but they let each of them to be 6th. The Jade Emperor felt that they were so politely and let them rank seventh and eighth.

The monkey was originally behind, but he jumped on his own, and he took the clouds in the sky and jumped to the front, and then was ranked at the ninth; then the rooster and dog and pig were also selected. After the competition, the cat woke up and the rat just came home. Then it is chased by the cat from then on. This is the story about the Chinese Zodiac.

The Year of the Pig

The year of the pig is one of the 12 zodiac years in the Chinese calendar. When the year of the AD is divided by 12, the remainder of the result is 3, then it is the year of the pig. The formula is that the number of the year÷12=a quotient, and the remainder is 3. For example: 2007÷12=167······3, then the year of 2007 is the Year of the Pig. For example, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043, 2055, 2067, 2079, etc. are the years of the pig. It comes back every twelve years. The pig is the last zodiac and ranks 12th among all the 12 Chinese zodiacs, and it is called the “pig time” between 21:00 p.m. to 23:00 p.m.

The zodiac pig is regarded as a symbol of boldness, modesty, simplicity, and peace of mind. There is a good auspicious meaning of living and working in peace and contentment and being well-fed and well-clothed.

The Chinese Zodiac is not only integrated into the life of the Chinese people with ordinary living spirits, but its natural habits have been endowed with many cultural meanings, from animals to the gods, the Zodiac accepts respect and worship. Only the combination of natural creatures and cultural deities constitutes a complete impression of the zodiac animals.

People summarize the advantages and disadvantages of the zodiac animals, and use their imagination to sum up the characteristics of the zodiac in the Chinese traditional customs.

The characteristics of the people who were born in the years of the pig are as follows: hey are docile, helpful, low-key, diligent, enthusiastic, optimistic, at the same time, they are childish, stubborn, materialistic, short-sighted.

The character of a man who is born in the Year of the Pig is that he is dedicated, gentle, trustworthy and calm; the woman who is born in the Year of the Pig is very energetic and sociable. People born in the year of the pig are most compatible with those born in the Year of the Tiger, Year of the Rabbit or Year of the Goat, and are least compatible with those born in the Year of the Snake and the Year of the Monkey.

The Year of the Dog

The year of the dog is one of the 12 zodiac years in China. It is the 11th animal in the Chinese zodiac. From 19:00 to 21 p.m., it’s the “dog time”. When the year of the AD is divided by 12, the remainder of the result is 2, then it is the year of the dog. The formula is that the number of the year÷12=a quotient, and the remainder is 2. For example: 2018÷12=168······2, then the year of 2018 is the Year of the Dog.

The origin of the zodiac dog is as follows: It is said that when the Jade Emperor chose to select twelve animals as the zodiacs, all animals wanted to be the zodiac and be the god. Animals tried to show their strengths and wanted to prove that they were powerful assistants to human beings in front of the Jade Emperor. Not only that, animals also wanted to position themselves in front, so they are arguing who contributed the most to humanity.

Cats and dogs are closely related to humans. Cats thought that dogs ate too much, and they just lied at the door and had nothing to contribute. The dog thought that the cat only ate well all day long, and did nothing, but just did chanting and scaring to the little mouse, and also had nothing to contribute. They argued endlessly, so they went to the Jade Emperor to evaluate. The cat skillfully told the Jade Emperor that he would eat his own food and catch the mouse. His contribution was bigger than that of the dog. The dog thought that the cat won with a disgraceful lie, so he chased the cat. Taking advantage of the opportunity of the cat to avoid it, the dog quickly went to the Heavenly Palace to line up with the rooster to select the zodiac. The rooster flew quickly and ran to the front of the dog. This is also why the zodiac rooster ranks ahead of the zodiac dog in the list of Chinese Zodiac.

The zodiac dog is regarded as a symbol of being witty and intelligent, sincere and brave, dutiful and trustworthy, self-sacrifice and righteousness. There is a good auspicious meaning of being healthy and safe all the year and bringing peace and tranquility.

The Year of the Rooster

The rooster is the 10th animal in the Chinese zodiac. It is the time of the rooster from 17:00 pm to 19:00 pm. When the year of the AD is divided by 12, the remainder of the result is 1, then it is the year of the rooster. The formula is that the number of the year÷12=a quotient, and the remainder is 1. For example: 2017÷12=168······1, then the year of 2017 is the Year of the Rooster.

Regarding the origin of the chicken zodiac, it is like this: the rooster king always seeks to prevail over others, and it stirs up trouble all the time and like fighting and brawling. When the Jade Emperor selected the zodiac, he considered whether it made contribution to human beings or not, then of course the rooster king could not be selected. One night, the rooster king couldn’t figure out anything about it. He couldn’t sleep, and flew straight to the Heavenly Palace. He came to the Jade Emperor and cried to the Jade Emperor and said that he evokes all beings every day, but he failed to be selected as the zodiac. He couldn’t understand why. After the talk, the Jade Emperor thought that the merit of the King of Rooster was really great, so he took off a flower in front of the hall and wore it on the head of the rooster king to show the award. After the rooster king woke up, he found a red flower on his head, so he wore it to see the four kings in the heaven. The four kings recognized the red flower and knew that the jade emperor valued the rooster king, so the rooster king was allowed to participate in the zodiac competition.

On the day of selecting the zodiac, the rooster and the dog got up at the same time, and they went in. When they almost arrived at the Heavenly Palace, the rooster was afraid of the dog to surpass it, and flew to the front. The dog rushed to catch up and never caught up, and the result was that the dog was ranked after the rooster in the list of Chinese Zodiac.

The zodiac rooster is regarded as being brave and aggressive, determined to make progress, to resolve the problem, and it is the symbol of peace and auspiciousness. There is a good auspicious meaning of home’s stability and couple’s harmony.

The Year of the Monkey

The monkey is the ninth animal in the Chinese zodiac. From 15:00 P.M to 17:00 P.M, it is the time of the monkey. When the year of the AD is divided by 12, it is a quotient without remainder, then it is the year of the Monkey. The formula is that the number of the year÷12=a quotient. For example: 2016÷12=168, then the year of 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. The year of the monkey also includes the following years: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052, 2064, 2076, 2088, etc.

For the monkey was selected for the zodiac, there is a folk story that the tiger recommended it to the heavenly king. At that time, the tiger had already been selected for the zodiac, and once the tiger entered the hunter’s net, the monkey rescued it. The tiger was grateful and should recommended monkey as a zodiac. Although there is no unified statement about the origin of the Zodiac monkey, the monkey gains human identity and love with its witty, agile and lively image.

The zodiac monkey is regarded as a symbol of freedom, agility, intelligence, wisdom and courage. There is a good auspicious meaning of exorcism to subdue monsters and bringing happy years to humans.

The advantage of those person who were born during the years of the Monkey are that they have strong enterprising spirit, stubborn personality and like competition, and they are optimistic and confident. They are kind, and are able to get along with people. They are talented with a good mind, and they are lively and flexible. They are very determined. They are smart, brave, self-appreciative and capable! They are always winners, because they are never satisfied, and they are highly talented, have a strong learning ability, never waste any time in their work, and they are quick to respond, and can handle any urgent and complicated tasks and things calmly and clearly.