Enter the Forbidden City, where emperors ruled ancient China.
Not only visit, but hike to explore, a world wonder — the Great Wall.
In Jiufen, you must visit Jiufen Old Street - stall after stall of food, snacks, and other paraphernalia.
This is a private tour, optimized for you to enjoy every stop on your trip.The same English spelling may represent more than one Chinese last name.To distinguish the differences, meaning of the last names are given wherever possible. To avoid irrelevant hits, add an asterisk (*) immediately following your surname (for example Wang*). Copyright Notice: All contents on this web page are copyrighted.Abbreviated references in text; fuller references at foot of page.Some entries have precise dates, some have a range, and some are approximate - so the ordering is also subjective, but we have attempted to list events in rough chronological order, up to an arbitrary cutoff date of 1700 CE. Apart from many omissions, this selection reflects the interests of the compiler, with incompatible biases towards the early, the underdocumented, and the archaeologically or historically reliable, and specifically relating to maritime and trade history.Not all of this information is reliable - but a few decades ago, perhaps very little of the early history would have been believed by the cynical and Euro-centric, and archaeological discoveries since then have so often validated or exceeded legend that we are not inclined to be too dismissive.