• China
  • The Forbidden City – Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing (Peking)

    1. Outstanding Universal Value (What does the UNESCO say about the property? Why is it worth your visit?) 2. Practical Information 2.1 How to get there? 2.2 How to buy ticket? 2.3 Opening hours and suggested length of visit 2.4 Audio guide 2.5 Other tips 3. Highlights (What you should absolutely not miss during your visit?) […]

    The Forbidden City – Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing (Peking) was last modified: November 23rd, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Schynige Platte – Top of Swiss Tradition

    The Schynige Platte is a small mountain ridge and a viewpoint in the Bernese Oberland and belongs to the Schwarzhorn group. It is one of the first mountains I visited when I arrived in Switzerland about 5 years and I can still clearly remember its botanical garden, where I saw the Edelweiss for the first […]

    Schynige Platte – Top of Swiss Tradition was last modified: October 9th, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Trift Bridge Hike – A prestigious viewpoint for those with a head for heights

    The Trift Bridge (Triftbrücke in German) is one of the most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges in the Alps, and on it, you’ll have a commanding view of the Trift Glacier with its ice tongue and of the milky turquoise glacier lake. Unfortunately, in order to reach it, you have to hike on a T3 (mountain […]

    Trift Bridge Hike – A prestigious viewpoint for those with a head for heights was last modified: September 24th, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – Eiger Trail

    1. Outstanding Universal Value 2. The North Face of Eiger 3. Why take the Eiger Trail? 4. Practical tips 5. What to expect on the trail? 1. Outstanding Universal Value This is part of a series of posts dedicated to the exploration of Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, a UNESCO World Heritage site covering an entire area […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – Eiger Trail was last modified: September 9th, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Harder Kulm – Top of Interlaken

    Interlaken, a city I’ve passed numerous times but only got the opportunity to explore during my most recent travel. In this post, I’ll first introduce to you the Harder Kulm – Top of Interlaken, and then I’ll talk a bit about my holiday there. 1. Harder Kulm 1.1 How to get there 1.1.1 Hike 1.1.2 […]

    Harder Kulm – Top of Interlaken was last modified: September 2nd, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – from Grosse Scheidegg to First

    This is part of a series of posts dedicated to the exploration of Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, a UNESCO World Heritage site covering an entire area of 82,400 ha. The next few paragraphs will be about the site’s universal value (the reason why it is inscribed on the World Heritage list) and a brief introduction to various […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – from Grosse Scheidegg to First was last modified: August 4th, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – Schilthorn – Piz Gloria

    This is part of a series of posts dedicated to the exploration of Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, a UNESCO World Heritage site covering an entire area of 82,400 ha. The next few paragraphs will be about the site’s universal value (the reason why it is inscribed on the World Heritage list) and a brief introduction to various […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – Schilthorn – Piz Gloria was last modified: July 25th, 2020 by Dong
  • Croatia
  • Historic City of Trogir (2) – the Kamerlengo Fortress & Benedictine Monastery of St. Nikolas

    As the UNESCO comments: Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings […]

    Historic City of Trogir (2) – the Kamerlengo Fortress & Benedictine Monastery of St. Nikolas was last modified: May 4th, 2020 by Dong
  • Events
  • Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari & Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus

    1. Why these exhibitions? 2. Practical information 2.1 Palazzo Vecchio 2.2 The itinerary of “Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari” 2.3 Opening hours 2.4 Admission fees 2.5 Other important information and tips 3. Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari 3.1 Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) Franco Zeffirelli’s funerary ceremony 3.2 Copy of the Battle […]

    Leonardo da Vinci and Florence: Tracking Down the Battle of Anghiari & Selected Pages from the Codex Atlanticus was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Dong