On the 22 November 2021 10:34 today, we welcome 小雪  in which as wintery season settle in for China –People’s Republic of China as cold air descends for the twentieth solar term Xiaoxue in which begins today in which during this time the North-western winds usually frequents the Ancient Post Modern civilisation Continent that is China- People’s Republic of China in which that season of小雪 ends on seventh of December 2021….. Astronomically The traditional Chinese calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. Xiǎoxuě, Shōsetsu, Soseol, or Tiểu tuyết is the 20th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 240° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 255°. It more often refers in particular to the day when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 240°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around 22 November and ends around 7 December.

During the “light snow” period, the north ushered in cold days. As the cold air descends south, the temperature of the Jiangnan Water Village is cooling in a large area. …….小雪节气 does not mean that there will be a small amount of snow…….. In some years, the first snow in winter will be ushered in “Lidong”. …….. It is recommended to go outdoors and get more sunshine; eat a balanced diet and add clothes in time. The cold winter is coming, are you ready? 

Houhai is a lake and its surrounding neighbourhood in Xicheng District of central Beijing, China. Houhai is the largest of the three lakes, along with Qianhai ‘Front Lake’ and Xihai ‘Western Lake’, that comprise Shichahai, the collective name for the three northernmost lakes in central Beijing Houhai is the largest of the three lakes, along with Qianhai ‘Front Lake’ and Xihai ‘Western Lake’, that comprise Shichahai, the collective name for the three northernmost lakes in central Beijing. Since the early 2000s, the hutong neighbourhood around Houhai has become known for its nightlife as many residences along the lake shore have been converted into restaurants, bars, and cafes. The area is especially popular with foreign tourists visiting Beijing and is also often visited by the expatriate community and the younger generations of locals.

Historically The artificial lake of Houhai was built during the Yuan dynasty, and formed part of the ancient waters of the dynasty. The area was gentrified by the Yuan, and was exclusively reserved to the royal family. Built in the Yuan winter capital of Dadu, today it is located in the center of Beijing. It faces the Forbidden City, and today is renowned as a place of relaxation for Beijingers, and for its nightlife

Also the street network of Houhai was created during the Yuan dynasty. The Yuan’s 787-meter long Nanluogu Lane is considered one of the oldest hutongs in Beijing, located in one of its oldest neighbourhoods. Many buildings are very old, and exhibit the traditional Beijing architectural features… for the November in the early winter; there is no trace of the hustle and bustle of the alleys in the narrow alleys of Houhai. Being in it, it seems as if your thoughts are flying to the horizon with the birds in the sky….

Imagines credits are of the Forbidden city –Imperial Palace –Beijing – China- People’s Republic of China also from the Series Weibo北京卫视上新了故宫 Treasures in the Forbidden City…

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