When you see this Nine Dragon Screen, you have arrived at the Antiquarian (珍寶館) in the Forbidden City. The antiques and treasures were made by the imperial craftsmen using precious material like gold, silver, jade, pearls, and some were tributes from other countries during celebrations.
Hokitika in Maori, means “place of return”. It is a peaceful town on the way to Franz Josef Glacier. Hokitika is the home of the New Zealand jade, the green stone, or pounamu . Continue reading
Taipei is the top destination to travel to Taiwan. It is easy to go around in Taipei with the MRT, exploring the splendor of the city. For a different kind of experience, it is also worthwhile to travel Hualien, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The itinerary covers tourist attractions, places to eat, accommodation in Taipei & Hualien and a pre-wedding photo shoot.
Day 1 – Arrival
The Lu Fung Jade Workshop (如豐琢玉工坊) is my favorite part, where I could process the jade myself! I love the little lane that leads to the workshop. The walls had some not-so precious jade lined up against it and had photos of the jade processing workflow. Continue reading