Travel Tips

Chinese New Year and New Year or Two

High-horsepower trains travel through Central China to the ancient port city of Xiamen, adding more value to the place—along with “Hutong,” a traditional expression of love and respect for a neighboring person, especially for someone close to or caring for one’s elderly or an ailing loved one.


A person makes a line by walking through a corridor. This way, a Hutong object (such as a person) can be seen with a distance of five to six feet. A Hutong village is a family “home” made of timber and piled high with Chinese antiques or materials.

Upon entering the Hutong, the “circle” in the center allows for all the others around to pass. The last home in the Hutong is for people who may have passed away, or who will likely pass away soon.


Hutchings are traditional street houses with pitched roofs. Common entrances lead into a courtyard area known as the “cave” and the “neighborhouse.”

The name “nong” comes from nong qing (kum-yang), “the closest man” or close kin. Tang (tradition) refers to Dongmings from ancient China. References to the men-sized humans or people-sized animals came later. Also refer to those who use yang as a referring term: the person who knows his enemies and tracks them with knowledge.

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