Travel Thursday: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Travel Thursday is a weekly bookish meme that combines two of my favorite things: reading and traveling. The goal is to choose a book that took you somewhere new (or somewhere you’d like to visit again)!

I would love to read more about everyone else’s literary travels as well! So here are some general guidelines for Travel Thursday if you’d like to participate!

The Rules:
  1. Every Thursday (or any Thursday you want to participate), choose a book that features somewhere you’d like to travel to! It could be somewhere you’ve never been before or somewhere you’d like to visit again.
  2. Include a description of the location and why you’d like to visit!
  3. Link back to me so I can find new blogs to follow (and add new places to my travel bucket list)!

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

  • Author: Lisa See
  • Year of publication: 2005
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Setting(s): 19th Century China
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, Paperback | Barnes & NobleĀ®

I read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan several years ago now, but it’s one that has stuck with me and is easily one of my favorite books of all time.

The novel takes place in 19th century China. I know that the places and cultural traditions described in the book would be very different in modern times, but it still really inspired me to want to go to China and learn more about the various cultures and languages there.

Here are some photos of some of the places I’d like to visit in China, inspired by some of the locations mentioned in the book!

Hunan travel | China, Asia - Lonely Planet
Hunan, China (Photo by Lonely Planet)
Gaomiao Temple, Zhongwei Gao Temple
Gaomiao Temple, Zhongwei Gao Temple (Photo by Visit Our China)
Things to See in Hunan, China: Land of the Avatars | TravelSquire
Hunan, China (Photo by Travel Squire)

Since the majority of the book takes place in the Hunan region of China, I focused on that area for the travel photos. It looks like such a beautiful place! I’d love to make it there someday.

I wonder… Where in the world will my next book take me?

Leave a comment below describing your most recent literary travels!

One thought on “Travel Thursday: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

  1. I recently read A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende, which is set mainly in Chile. That is a place I would love to explore! I can’t wait to travel again.


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