Are you reluctant to part with Beijing? Do you feel hard to say goodbye to the Beijing cuisine? Do you want to share every details of Beijing with your family and friends? As to keep those beautiful memories, nothing can be compared with taking the proper souvenirs with you. Words below are for those who [...]
Are you reluctant to part with Beijing? Do you feel hard to say goodbye to the Beijing cuisine? Do you want to share every details of Beijing with your family and friends? As to keep those beautiful memories, nothing can be compared with taking the proper souvenirs with you. Words below are for those who are bothered with picking the right souvenirs in Beijing.
Cloisonné is also called enamel, originated from the old Peking in Yuan Dynasty, became popular during the year of Jingtai in Ming Dynasty (from 1450 to 1456). In Chinese, Cloisonné is Jingtailan, lan means blue. That’s because the main glaze color of cloisonné is peacock blue and sapphire blue.
Where to find: Wangfujing, Nanluoguxiang.
Chinese knotting is the unique traditional handmade folk art in China. One Chinese knot is totally knitted by only one thread. It’s also possible to combine different knots together, as well as the knot and other accessories with lucky patterns. With the variety of the spirits of the orient, cloisonné now is regarded as a symbol of Chinese wisdom and Chinese culture.
Where to find: Wangfujing, Nanluoguxiang.
Peking painted clay figurine
The painted clay figurines of Niren Zhang have been quite popular with young foreigners recent years. Compared with the exaggerated modeling of modern cartoon dolls, Peking painted clay figurine exerts a spirit of original nature.
Where to find: Niren Zhang, B1 No.138 Wangfujing St. Dongcheng district, Beijing
Of all the Beijing cuisine for tourists to try, Peking duck is a must. It is known to the world for its beautiful red color, the tender succulent and the mellow taste. Don’t worry if you want to share the delicacy with your family who are now in another continent, the vacuum-packed Peking duck is a nice choice.
Where to find: BEIJING QUANJUDE QIANMEN RESTAURANT, No.30 Qianmen St. Beijing
Daoxiangcun Dim Sum
Dim sum of Beijing Daoxiangcun can date from the year of 1895. The very first shop was located out of Qianmen , besides Guanyin Temple, started by a boy from Fragrance Drifting Village in Suzhou,. It was the first shop to supply the food from south China. The name of the village is also the Chinese meaning of Daoxiangcun. Pine nuts cakes, shortening cake, sweetheart pastry, honey pie, pecan pie, just choose whatever you want!
Where to find: No.130 Xidan North St. Xicheng district, Beijing
If you buy the souvenirs on the stands alongside the street, you can bargain in most instances. ☺
It’s better to buy the food like dim sums in a formal shop than at a stall. Be careful with the storage condition and guarantee period. ☺
Do not forget the rules of Exit and Entry during shopping. ☺
Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and third longest river in the world only after Nile in Africa and Amazon in South America. Rising high from the Tanggula range in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, it flows for 6,418 kilometers eastward across most southern part of China. Before it empties itself into East Sea in Shanghai, [...]
Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and third longest river in the world only after Nile in Africa and Amazon in South America. Rising high from the Tanggula range in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, it flows for 6,418 kilometers eastward across most southern part of China. Before it empties itself into East Sea in Shanghai, Yangtze River traverses 11 provinces and cities including Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shanghai. Along with the Yellow River, Yangtze River is considered the most important river in China and the cradle of Chinese civilization.
Yangtze River is blessed with many beautiful gorges, big or small. Some gorges are remarkably magnificent, some are intimidatingly precipitous and some are just amazingly beautiful. Most attractive part of the river is the Three Gorges: the Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Thethree Gorges is a 400 mile (650km) stretch of the river starting from Chongqing down to Yichang, Hubei Province. Among this stretch, the Yangtze River winds its way through the limestone cliffs and high mountains above raging rapids. You can select a 5-star international cruise ship or a budget ferry which suite your pocketbook best. No matter which one to choose, you will find a good value for what you get. Have a drink and soak yourself in the magical sights of Yangtze River, which will present diverse layers of landscapes with clean water, vibrating waterfalls and green peaks.
Besides its picturesque scenery, The Three Gorges area has been a rich and fertile land since ancient times. Here people can experience unique and colorful culture. You will find the Tujia Ethnic Minority’s culture enjoyable and interesting. Before marriage, women of Tujia ethnic group sing wailing songs for one month to show their gratitude to parents’ love and care and their reluctance for leaving home. The Jingchu culture, mainly regional culture of Hubei Province and Hunan Province, is famous for its various food specialties, local languages and dialects, and handcrafts, and so on. When you cruise along the Yangtze River or just travel in the Three Gorges area, don’t forget to visit famous historical attractions such as the Ghost City of Fengdu, Guan Yu Temple and the Three Gorges Dam. They are treasures of Yangtze River which will complete and make your trip in china perfect.
To the western 10,000 kilometers away from the North America, there is a beautiful and mysterious ancient country-China. China enjoys long history, vast land and various ethnic nationalities. It boasts of one of the Seven Wonders of the World-the Great Wall, of the world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses, and above all, of the longest [...]
To the western 10,000 kilometers away from the North America, there is a beautiful and mysterious ancient country-China.
China enjoys long history, vast land and various ethnic nationalities. It boasts of one of the Seven Wonders of the World-the Great Wall, of the world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses, and above all, of the longest in Asia, the third largest river in the World, breeding Chinese nation and Chinese Civilization-the Yangtze River.
Yangtze River, the China’s greatest mother river, originated from Tibetan Plateau, the world’s highest plateau, covering over 6,380 km across the eastern, central and western economic areas of China. Its watershed area stretches to 1.8 million square kilometers, accounting for China’s 1/5 land area.
Yangtze River, which is endless in sight, surges from west to east through such provinces as Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shanghai. The different stretches of Yangtze leave the different landscapes across regions, waiting for you to discover and explore.
With the coming of this summer, China National Tourism Administration Organization will come to New York, Washington, and Toronto with Yangtze River tourism enterprises to introduce the magnificent and magical journey of the Yangtze River to the North America.
The Yangtze River is one of the most stunning rivers in the world, with a wide variety of tourist attractions, scenery, and cultures along its length. And admiring the three gorges on a luxurious cruise ship must be the most appealing thing to do for most people, no matter young or old, for the simple reason that a cruise up or down the Yangtze River is something that any tourist to the region wouldn’t want to miss.
A cruise tour will not add much weight to your financial burden, but only to increase your pleasure during the voyage. The voyage itself and the ship’s well-equipped amenities are a part of your enjoyable experience, as well as the interesting destinations along the way. A Yangtze River Cruise will take you through the three gorges and the Three Gorges Dam, offering you the chance to see some of the most unimaginable scenery, not to mention your unique experiences of encountering with China’s rich cultural relics as well as some gorgeous vistas that will forever be treasured up in your memory. You can start now by imagine yourself standing on the deck of a huge cruise ship and enjoying the gentle breeze!
Now, please join us to the Yangtze River to discover ‘the source of the beautiful China’!
Spring has come to Beijing and every tree and every single flower has started is blooming. Birds have begun to sing and teenage hearts are throbbing. Even though my sweetheart does not live in China, the entire atmosphere around me is so romantic and inspiring, so I feel like dreaming of our future evening meals [...]
Spring has come to Beijing and every tree and every single flower has started is blooming. Birds have begun to sing and teenage hearts are throbbing. Even though my sweetheart does not live in China, the entire atmosphere around me is so romantic and inspiring, so I feel like dreaming of our future evening meals and long strolls under the moon. But where will I take him, when he decides to travel to Beijing? Let’s find out more about China travel and the most romantic places in the capital.
Firstly, I will take my medvezhonok (a Russian sweet word for a boy) to the Summer Palace, as it is the most romantic place here. Today, it is opened to everybody as a beautiful park with a complex of colourful ancient buildings surrounded by a lake, yet originally it was a royal garden and a temporary residence of Qing Dynasty emperors. The first reference to this palace is dated from year 1750 B.C. This place charms everyone who visits it. In the park you will find many benches, where old ladies and gentlemen are having a rest, and where young couples,not daring to kiss, are staring at each other with most fiery gazes.There we will have a walk along the lake banks, talking, laughing and enjoying ourselves. You should do it too, as this place just breathes a romantic atmosphere.
Sometimes my medvezhonok acts like a child, so, I will take him to Beijing Happy Valley (Chinese Disneyland) to act like children together! This fabulous place is composed of six themed areas including Firth Forest, Atlantis, Ant Kingdom, Aegean See, Lost Maya and Shangri-La. All the roller coasters there are designed to give you a feeling of freedom, some adrenalin and fuzzy hair.If you get tired of screaming, jumping, walking, running at all these fabulous side-shows, there is a shopping mall with a few cosy cafes inside, where you will be able to eat something, have a rest and comb your hair.
In the evening I would like to go to Shichahai lake, where we will take a boat, which is a replica of an old Chinese Traditional ark dating to the Song Dynasty 800 years ago. A boatman in a yellow vest and bamboo hat will show us the most beautiful places and a Chinese lady will play the woodwind instrument and sing for us. By the way, this is the best moment to propose.
There are many more wonderful attractions, which can become memorable places for lovers. I hope my sweetheart will take an Air China plane and come here soon. I also hope you were inspired by my story and that you will bring your girlfriend or boyfriend to Beijing to explore romantic places together.
You call yourself beer lovers? Then you are not supposed to be unfamiliar with Oktoberfest, which is the largest folk festival in the world, held annually in Munich, Germany. This festival in the theme of beer begins in September on a Saturday three weeks before the first Sunday of October and always includes October 3rd, [...]
You call yourself beer lovers? Then you are not supposed to be unfamiliar with Oktoberfest, which is the largest folk festival in the world, held annually in Munich, Germany. This festival in the theme of beer begins in September on a Saturday three weeks before the first Sunday of October and always includes October 3rd, German Unity Day. It’s believed by millions of persons that Oktoberfest is the perfect celebration to observe timeless traditions, meet people from all over the world, immerse yourself in new cultures, and eat, drink, and be merry in true Bavarian style. Although beer appears to be the main event of Oktoberfest, lots of visitors come for the many other attractions. If giant Ferris wheels, old-fashioned carousels, and wild roller coasters make your heart swoon, then Oktoberfest holds endless delights for you. Children particularly love the rides with fairytale heroes and spooky ghost trains.
Oktoberfest is indeed an amazing beer gala for us, but maybe it’s not so realistic to stay in Germany all year round if we’re not German citizens. Well, good news is that if you plan a China tour, the Qingdao International Beer Festival will give you a brand new experience of oriental beers and festivals. Let’s dig out more information about this Chinese first and biggest beer festival:
Q: Compared to Oktoberfest, what’s so special about Qingdao Beer Festival?
A: Qingdao is the largest beer production base in China and the Beer Festival provides a great opportunity to show-off the city’s unique characteristics. With its first beer festival taken place in 1991, Qingdao International Beer Festival is the largest beer festival in Asia with international breweries from all over the globe. It is now held once a year on the second weekend of August, and lasts for 16 days. As one of the most important festivals of China, it has a worldwide reputation and attracts millions of people to take part every year. In April of 2006 the festival was praised as the No.1 on the board of “Top Ten Festivals in China” in the Exhibition and Conference Annual Meeting of China.
The slogan for the Festival reads: “Qingdao-Ganbei (bottoms up) with the World!”, indicating the scale of the event. While the 195-year-old Munich Oktoberfest primarily focuses on local breweries, the Qingdao International Beer Festival is open to both Chinese and foreign groups. More than 100 beer brands from all over the world have successfully participated at the event over the past 22 years.
Q: Where to drink?
A: At Qingdao International Beer Town (No.195, Hong Kong East Road). The festival begins with the opening ceremony in this town, followed by 16 days of beer tasting, evening entertainment and drinking competitions, concluding with the final ceremony from the second weekend of August. The area also contains a number of shops and restaurants, catering for a variety of tastes. In 2006, two other venues were added in an attempt to bring the celebrations to a wider audience. One is the Huiquan Plaza with beer tents and activities and the other is Dengzhoulu Beer Street where the Qingdao Beer Museum is located.
Q: Anything to do other than drink?
A: Absolutely! Every year during the festival, daily performances are given at the Beer Town’s Center Theatre, where colorful fountains, hi-tech laser shows and dramatic audio effects wow audiences. However, performances are not strictly limited to the town, with 200 such events taking place across the city. Whether walking on the roads, shopping in the local stores or even when catching a ride in a taxi, you will constantly hear people talking about the festival. It’s highly recommended that you sample the buzz on its streets for yourself. And it’s obvious to see that after 22 years of development, the Qingdao Beer Festival has become part of local people’s daily lives. The Beer Town is divided into north and south parts, respectively for comprehensive and entertainment uses. A big amusement park has been built up. There is a big square in the town, which is the permanent venue for the festival.
Q: How to participate?
A: Just take a Shangdong flights and come! Isn’t it simple?
RIGHT! Just come! You are always welcome in Qingdao!
April is the Qing Ming Festival. We five sisters go for a spring walk. We take with us kites to fly. Oldest sister has a butterfly kite, Second sister has a green dragonfly. Three sisters play with a ‘loving couple’ star kite. The two star kites are shining, Smiling on the man working in the [...]
April is the Qing Ming Festival.
We five sisters go for a spring walk.
We take with us kites to fly.
Oldest sister has a butterfly kite,
Second sister has a green dragonfly.
Three sisters play with a ‘loving couple’ star kite.
The two star kites are shining,
Smiling on the man working in the field
And the woman who waves,
All the colors are wonderful and beautiful.
– Chinese folk song
Above is a Chinese folk song originated from Hebei Province, depicting a scene of young girls flying Chinese traditional kites in early spring when the grass start to sprout out of the earth. It’s been admitted that China has produced much of the world’s great art and inventions, but few in the West know about the Chinese kite. In ancient times, Chinese call their kites Zhi Yuan (paper eagle), and the original kites were indeed made in the shape of birds like eagles. Afterwards, creative kite-makers developed a dazzling array of other birds, dragons, fish and insects; warriors and goddesses; musical kites and fighting kites, etc.
Kites tell tales of ancient and intricate civilization. Traditionally, kites mirror the hopes and dreams of the people who make them: ancient Maori bird-man kites were sacred links to the gods; Guatemala’s kites, brilliant as stained glass windows, transport souls to heaven; America’s kites were early aviation experiments. And Chinese kites are of no exception – these stunning kinetic sculptures are structurally ingenious and artistically rich, expressing cultural and symbolic meaning. The Chinese kite is more than a toy. They have been used as tools of warfare, to scare ghosts, wish for a child and honor the dead. It is a window into the lives and souls of a people.
Where to see Chinese kite?
When speaking of Chinese traditional kites, the city of Weifang is a place that you wouldn’t want to miss out. It’s located in the Shandong Peninsula and is a world-renowned city for its various kinds of exquisite kites, which are among the best ones in China. So kite lovers from different countries visit Weifang just for not missing the Weifang International Kites Festival. It’s held each year from April 20th to 25th and draws thousands of visitors. Plan a Shangdong tour and come to Weifang before April 20th, just take your time to admire countless kites in the blue sky! At Weifang Kite Museum, you can see all the works that had won prizes in previous Kite Festivals, also you would be amazed by the various kinds of gorgeous kites in this world’s biggest kite museum.
What can we do at the Weifang Kites Festival?
During the Kites Festival, there will be various activities including, the Grand Opening Ceremony, the World Kite Championship, the Weifang Kite-fiying Competition, the Ten-thousand people Kite-flying Performance, the Luminous Kite-flying Performance in the evening as well as other activities. Visitors are free to see the kite museum, folk performances and the folk tourism village. Meanwhile, it will bring people a lot of fun to eat, live and recreate with the local farmers.
Where to buy kites in Weifang?
At Yangjiafu, 15 kilometers to the north-east of Weifang City. It’s considered to be the hometown of kites where people can buy all kinds of exquisite and beautiful kites of great quality.
Where, how and when do you usually have your morning cup of coffee? And do you have it at all? I remember waking up every day in Tenerife and going eating to a café which was 500m away from my apartment. A nice cup of coffee and a piece of cake was just about one [...]
Where, how and when do you usually have your morning cup of coffee? And do you have it at all? I remember waking up every day in Tenerife and going eating to a café which was 500m away from my apartment. A nice cup of coffee and a piece of cake was just about one euro, which is 8 Yuan. A cup of normal coffee in Beijing cost approximately 15 Yuan. Beijing is known for cheap prices, but where are they exactly? Let’s get to know more about China travel, China tours and food in the capital.
When you go to a cafes in Beijing, the first thing you should pay attention to is a big, blue stand which is usually placed near the exit. If you cannot find it, just run away from this place, as they have not passed the standards of quality. The rest of restaurants have the B standard which still makes them good. I have never seen A standards even though they exists, small cafes are usually much cheaper and the food there is more delicious .If you want to eat really really cheap, you should go to student canteens, most of them are open for everyone ,or you should just go somewhere outside the centre.In Beijing you will find many local fast-food restaurants, which serve Chinese cuisine. The food there is much tastier than Mc Donald’s and not so bad for you.
Chinese people just love to eat meat! Sometimes there is no single dish without meat in a whole restaurant. I am a vegetarian and in the beginning it was so very difficult to find something to eat, as almost nobody speaks English here. So, I was in trouble. After a while of starving to death I learned how to say “without meat” in Chinese. It will be 不要肉or buyaorou. So it is very useful, even though there are not so many places where you will find many dishes without meat. So, be prepared to it.
If you eat together with Chinese people, you should know that there is NO YOUR PLATE, everything is COMMON. So, do not be surprise when they try to take something from your plate. I, personally, think that it is more romantic and I always feel like being a part of a big family. Usually, they offer many things and share them, so you will leave the cafe with your stomach stuffed.
Another important thing which I want to emphasis is about bird flu. There have been several outbreaks of bird flu in recent years, so sometimes you do not even know whether the meat is ok. I would not recommend eating chicken when the certain outbreaks occur.
I hope you will travel to Beijing one day and explore everything yourself, even though Chinese cuisines are different from European, they are tasty and indeed very healthy, so you will enjoy it.
The tiny trees and toy houses in twilights became bigger and more real. I was sitting next to the window in an airplane of Air China and thinking about my new adventure in a completely foreign country. I did not travel to Beijing before, so I was incredibly terrified and thrilled. I could not help meditating upon this [...]
The tiny trees and toy houses in twilights became bigger and more real. I was sitting next to the window in an airplane of Air China and thinking about my new adventure in a completely foreign country. I did not travel to Beijing before, so I was incredibly terrified and thrilled. I could not help meditating upon this subject, even though every thought made me feel even worse.
I was born in Russia and brought up there. I will not say I come from a rich family, yet we could afford everything we wished. So, after graduating from high school, I decided to go to Europe, where I was living for about one year. I passed IELTS exam there and could have applied for any university in any country I wanted. I did not even think about going to China, since I was told that all people there lived in squalor and all buildings were about to go to ruins. I did not like the communism either, as I thought that communists were too strict, rude and just unpleasant people. Yet my mom insisted on me studying in China. So, I was sitting in an airplane, weeping, eating a chocolate bar, trying to calm down and was about to start a new life.
Unexpectedly, our plane arrived to Beijing on time. In Spain I was told that Chinese people are always late, yet surprisingly from my own point of view, Spanish people are the ones with bad time management .The first building I saw there was a recently build, huge, convenient and just very beautiful airport full of Asian people who were very good-looking and wearing really expensive clothes. From the terminal where we got off to whereour luggage was, we were brought by a modern, high speed train which was absolutely clean and did not even have a driver. I had never seen anything like this before and was pleasantly shocked. I took my bags and nervously went to the passport control. In spite of the fact that I am a pretty young woman who at some borders was considered to be a terrorist, I was not questioned by these communists, who were thought to be terrible, and let in the country very easily. Moreover, later one girl in a very friendly manner helped me to get a taxi and explained to the driver where I was going. I felt delighted, as I did not expect such a nice attitude from a local person.
I was sitting in a taxi and thinking about my new adventure again. The radio was broadcasting popular Chinese songs, the driver was singing out of tune, skyscrapers were passing by and I was enjoying the entire atmosphere around me. I did not consider China to be awful anymore. Then I realized how much prejudice I had and how wonderful this country was. I felt like wanting to get to know much more about China travel.
More and more people are attracted to travel in China, a mysterious Asian country with over 5,000 years history. According to statistics, there are 57.72 million inbound visitors who spent at least overnight last year. China is a beautiful country, with plenty of tourist resources. Grap the pretty season and take China flights to explore [...]
More and more people are attracted to travel in China, a mysterious Asian country with over 5,000 years history. According to statistics, there are 57.72 million inbound visitors who spent at least overnight last year.
China is a beautiful country, with plenty of tourist resources. Grap the pretty season and take China flights to explore the beauty of China.
In general, sightseeings in China can be divided into four parts, the northern part of China, south regions of the Yongtze River, the southern part of China, and Tibet and Xinjiang. You will enjoy various China tours when you start your trips in China.
The northern part of China is often described as crude and masculine. Architectures and scenery there are of exclusively features. In Harbin, there is Ice Engraving Festival every year. Visitors would see themselves in a palace made of ice. To people who is fond of Kongfu, Henan Province shall be a great place to go. Shaolin Monastery is ranked the first Buddhist temple in China, with thick Kongfu atmosphere attracting visitors both domestic and exotic. Beijing, the capital of China, also the ancient capital of two dynasties lasting about 600 years (since 1421), reserves lots of historical sites. Standing in front of those ancient parks, temples and architectures, you would be impressed by the wisdom of people in the past.
Since we compare the nothern part of China as a masculine, then the southern regions of the Yangtze River must be a beautiful and soft girl. Suzhou and Hangzhou are said to be the paradise in real life. Plenty of beautiful and touching fairy tales are originated here. You can relax yourself under the oiled paper umbrella, along the cobble-clear river, and smelling the flowers’ fragrance. Architecture in Anhui Province has its own style, in which you may find the harmony between human and the nature.
The scenery in the region of the Three Gorges is still too great to be neglected. The sublime dam itself is a place worth to visit, not to mention those ecological parks there.
The third part of Beautiful China is the southern part of China. Warm in all seasons, flowers are seen everywhere. Yunnan is a place said to be the arcadia for lovers. You may wanna stay there for a couple of days with your love, with nothing to disturb you.
Lijiang and Dali are particularly beautiful and tranquil. Each year, painters, photographers, and bands would go there to find inspiration.
The fourth part of Beautiful China is Tibet and Xinjiang, regions with thick atmosphere of religion. You may have a glimpse of the glamourous Potala Palace, but do pay attention to the altitude reaction. The Mountain of Flames, ancient city cites, and Heaven Lake of Tianshan Mount are only instances among numerous places we strongly commend you to go. People who have ever been there are all impressed by the gorgeous and splendid scenery, as well as the special local customs. You won’t be disappointed.
Beautiful China is always a nice option for tourism and vacation. No matter which part of China you are interested in, there will always be surprises for you during your activities.
Have you ever been to Guilin? If not, please find your China flights to experience its charm. Guilin’s unique topography had left a deep impression on many people who had visited Guilin, so how about you? I am sure that once visiting this charming city, you would find that there is so many surprises waiting for you [...]
Have you ever been to Guilin? If not, please find your China flights to experience its charm. Guilin’s unique topography had left a deep impression on many people who had visited Guilin, so how about you? I am sure that once visiting this charming city, you would find that there is so many surprises waiting for you to discover on your Chian tour.
Guilin is regarded as the most picturesque city in China. Two crystal-clear rivers, Lijiang River and Peach Blossom River, meander through the city, which are encircled by hills. The two rivers are likened to be green silk ribbons, while the dramatic hills seem like emerald hair-pins.
So the rich nature resources have long been taken as the inspiration for artists and painters. And innumerous inscriptions and poems eulogized its beauty in the history of China. No wonder that it is widely spreaded that “east and west, Guilin landscape is best”.
Then, what to say in Guilin? Well, the classical attractions include the “Three Hills, Two Caves and One River”, which refers to Diecai Hill, Fubo Hill and Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave and Seven-Star Cave, and the world-renowned Li River. Whether you would like to take a relaxing vacation or plan to have a wonderful sightseeing, you will be exceptionally surprised by what Guilin has to offer.
For those who love delicious foods, it is also a paradise! The most popular local snacks include the rice noodles (mifen), nun noodles, chestnut glutinous rice dumplings (banli zong), stewed duck with gingko, lotus-leaf duck and stewed duck with ginger. Especially, Guilin rice noodles have long enjoyed fame. The rice noodles are round, thin and flexible, the soup fresh and fragrant and the meat very tasty.
As for its weather, it is really pleasant to go in sping! Guilin sits in a subtropical monsoon zone with a warm and moist climate, which is moderate all year round. The average temperature all year round is 19°C(66F) and the best time to travel here is between April and October.
You could hardly wait to have a visit? Don’t worry about the trouble to get there. Actually, Guilin is a well-developed tourist city with convenient transportation facilities. You can enter the city by air, train, long-distance bus or ship and get around the city by bus, taxi or bicycle.
As a tourism city, Guilin has many hotels, including more than 30 five-star hotels, 100 four-star hotels, and 200 three-star hotels, which can satisfy your varified needs. For those who have a limited budget, hostels are good choices. They are quite economical and convenient, which are especially suitable for backpackers. Hostels provide simple but basic facilities at a budget price. Besides, Holiday Villages & Houses are widely available here. Most of these are well-equipped and located near tourist attractions in Guilin’s surrounding areas. Therefore they are the perfect place for leisure and sightseeing.
Travelers can take advantage of affordable deals by making good plans before you go. You can find comprehensive informations with China Travel Depot. Enjoy it and surely you’ll never regret every single moment.