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Visiting China

The Beijing Chrysanthemum Festival is perfect for Asian dating

If you plan to be in Beijing any time between September 26th and November 16th of this year, be sure to set some time aside to check out the Beijing Chrysanthemum Festival, which is an ideal event for Asian dating!

Orange chysanthemums

Every fall, this fascinating festival takes place, allowing visitors and locals to enjoy the fine autumn weather and view thousands of colorful flowers on exhibit.

The chrysanthemum is one of China’s four traditional flowers: there is a long history of chrysanthemums in China, but in the early 20th century, the flowers began to decline.  This festival was actually founded in an effort to revitalize an interest in the traditional culture of the flower.

Why is this festival so great for Asian dating?  First of all, what girl doesn’t love flowers?  Take her to a festival dedicated to flowers and it’s a done deal!  On top of that, you’ll enjoy the exhibit and will learn a lot about China’s flower culture.

If this is something that interests you, make plans now.  Although you can view and even purchase chrysanthemums in several parks throughout the city, your best bet is in Beihai Park, which is known for its serene and unparalleled staging for the festival.  You’ll also want to check out the display at the International Flower Port.

You won’t need to purchase tickets in advance, but it will be helpful to check the weather before you go because the festival is primarily outside.

Chinese dating and the art of fine photography

A perk of Chinese dating is that you may get to take a trip to China at some point.  China has a rich history and culture, and its first and largest fair focusing on fine art photography opened this past weekend in Shanghai.

Fine art photography

The Photo Shanghai fair features more than 500 different works from photographers all over the world; however, there is one exhibit that is drawing a significant amount of attention in particular – the piece belongs to Zhang Kechun and features a 40-foot-high Buddha head sitting in the center of an open pit coal mine.

Why is this photograph drawing so much attention from the Chinese public?  Perhaps it is because coal mine bosses are pretty much reviled in China; they are seen as corrupt, greedy, and operating without any regard for the safety of their employees.  Buddha, on the other hand, is a highly revered icon.

Perhaps the Buddha is there to protect the coal miners: according to Kechun, the coal mine owner depicted in the photo left the mining industry to become a monk.

“They dig coal every day, and suddenly one day they realize ‘What I do isn’t too good,’” Kechun explains.  “So they came up with a way to redeem themselves. So they chose to believe in Buddhism.”

This fine art photography fair is particularly important because the medium didn’t emerge in China until the 1990s.  Previously, the Chinese Communist Party viewed such art as propaganda and it was essentially banned.

If you want to be on the cutting edge of culture while Chinese dating, consider looking into and learning more about Chinese fine art photography.

Has Asian dating brought you to China? How to follow the laws

Are you doing a little Asian dating?  If so, your experiences may bring you to China at some point, which can be very exciting!  However, if you’re planning on traveling to China, it is important that you understand that the laws in China can be very different from those in the West.

Visiting China

So, when Asian dating brings Westerners over to China it is important to stay well-behaved – this means following the rules you do know and remaining respectful as well as using your common sense.  But, there are some things to keep in mind as well:

  • Register your place of residence immediately.  This can be a hassle, but it is essential.  You are required to register where you are staying within 24 hours.  When staying in a hotel, this is usually done for you, but if you are staying with friends or relatives, the onus is on you.
  • Always have your passport with you.  This may be hard to do, especially if you are doing something in which it could get lost or ruined, but it is essential.  Make a few photocopies of it and keep the real thing in the hotel safe.  You may or may not ever be asked to show your ID, but if you do, it is better to be safe than sorry!
  • Make sure your visa doesn’t expire.  There can be huge financial repercussions if your visa expires or you might be held indefinitely in a foreigner center, which is much like a jail.  If your visa is set to expire, renew it right away.  If it does expire, head to the nearest visa office and explain the situation as quickly as possible.
  • Be wary of outdated laws.  When laws become outdated they aren’t repealed like in the West – they stay on the books and are simply ignored.  However, this means they can be enforced anytime, so be careful.  One in particular: restricted hotels.  Sometimes, foreigners are not permitted to stay in some hotels, but usually larger establishments in city centers are properly permitted.

Just remember, stay on your best behavior and you’ll do just fine!

Dating Asian singles? Consider a visit to Beijing

Millions of visitors flock to Beijing every year to see the capital of China, making it one of the most visited cities in the country, so why not take a trip there while dating Asian singles?

The vibrant jumble of neighborhoods, districts, and sights has a long and rich history that goes back more than 3,000 years.  It is also a city that was seemingly transformed almost overnight as officials prepared for the 2008 Olympics.

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Within the city’s borders, the perfect mixture of old and new abounds.  Gone are many of the lively old alleyway neighborhoods known as hutongs, and in their place stand glittering towers reminiscent of soaring diamonds.

Situated in the city’s northwestern suburbs at the feet of the Western Hills, the Beijing Botanical Garden is a great place to visit when dating Asian singles, especially in the spring when the peach trees are blooming.  The garden is also home to China’s largest plant collection, a state-of-the-art greenhouse, and a variety of different gardens.

The ancient observatory dating back to the time of Genghis Khan is also a sight to see.  To China’s ancient imperial rulers, interpreting the heavens and stargazing was the key to maintaining power.  Records of observations at this site date back more than 500 years, making it the world’s longest documented astronomical viewing site.

Taking in the historic charm of the city is an essential aspect of any trip to Beijing, but doing a little shopping never hurts.  The quaint old street of Liulichang, also known as “Antiques Street,” was built during the Ming Dynasty and now features a multitude of small shops, boutiques, and galleries.  Over the years, the street became the meeting place for intellectuals and today is a prime shopping spot for art, books, antiques, and local treasures