Winter Experience in Heilongjiang

On November 25, 2016, in Cool Places, Heilongjiang, Must-sees, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

When the first snow falls in November, Heilongjiang is entering its most charming season. Ice & snow sculptures, snow skiing, snow covered landscape and etc, Heilongjiang in winter is like a pure fairyland composed of ice and snow. Traveling along the route Harbin-Yabuli-Snow Village, you might have the best winter experience in China. Harbin When […]

When the first snow falls in November, Heilongjiang is entering its most charming season. Ice & snow sculptures, snow skiing, snow covered landscape and etc, Heilongjiang in winter is like a pure fairyland composed of ice and snow. Traveling along the route Harbin-Yabuli-Snow Village, you might have the best winter experience in China.

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Harbin

When winter falls in this river-side city, Harbin becomes a world of ice and snow sculpture art. No matter going to Ice and Snow World theme park, the Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, or Ice Lantern Show in Zhaolin Park, all of these choice will offer you the essence of ice and snow culture of this city.

Along the riverside of River Songhuajiang, the Ice and Snow World appears like overnight when winter comes. It is described as the Disney Land in a snow world: magnificent ice castle, which is recognized as the largest ice architecture according to the Guinness Book of World Records, vivid ice sculpture, thrilling ice slides, play ground for curling and skating. When night falls, the pure white world becomes a colorful world in neon. It is worth mentioning that there are several lounges with heating installation for visitors to have a hot drink and take a rest.

The Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is definitely an eye feast for snow sculptures. Every year the snow sculpture artists from Canada, France, Finland, Russia and etc will come here for competition and bring their best works. This year the snow sculpture art expo will last from Dec. 24, 2014 till Feb. 28, 2017 with the theme of Love Stories in Winter.

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Yabuli

Yabuli, a village 190 km from Harbin, is known as Davos in China, which is famous for its world-class ski field. Yabuli Olympic Sports Center and Sunshine Resort are the outstanding representatives of Yabuli ski field. Here you could experience the longest mountain ski run in Asia and various ski runs such as cross-country ski run. You could take a train from Harbin East Railway Station to Yabuli South Railway Station, which locates just in the ski resort area. It takes you only 3 hours to get there. You can also drive to Yabuli within 3 hours. If you are a new learner of skiing, elementary ski runs are prepared for you and you can also hire a private ski couch for instruction. All of the ski resorts have good infrastructure. You can rent ski equipment with affordable price.

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Snow Village

Snow Village is a nick name for Shuangfeng Forest Farm, Mudanjiang City which is 3 and a half hour’s driving from Harbin. Snow Village has the largest snowfall in China with a long snow period of more than 7 months. The snowfall there could reach around 100 cm. With everything covered in thick snow, the houses look like mushroom or cupcake, and the whole village turns into a fairyland. When night falls, the red lanterns are lit along both side of the street which composes the most authentic scenery of northern China countryside. The best time of visiting Snow Village is from late December till early March. In late December the newly fallen snow is perfect for taking photography and in late March the temperature is a litter bit warm for outdoor activities. If necessary, you could also choose to avoid peak season of Spring Festival vacation. There are various snow-themed activities to take part in: skiing, trekking through the snow valley, driving sleigh and etc.

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8 Things You Need to Know before Going to Heilongjiang

On November 25, 2016, in Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Replace bottled water for thermal mug, since the bottled water will be probably frozen outdoors. The lithium-ion battery of cell phone and digital camera will diminished its ability in low temperature conditions. Therefore you need to put digital camera in the camera pad with self heating pad in it. For your mobile phone, you need […]

  1. Replace bottled water for thermal mug, since the bottled water will be probably frozen outdoors.
  2. The lithium-ion battery of cell phone and digital camera will diminished its ability in low temperature conditions. Therefore you need to put digital camera in the camera pad with self heating pad in it. For your mobile phone, you need to put it in the pocket inside your coat.
  3. After long-time use of camera in low temperature, you need to seal it into a plastic bag when going indoors and reopen it when the moisture outside the bag disappears.
  4. The normal shoes are not anti-slip, and what you need is a pair of anti-slip snow boots to gain warmness and stability. In addition, you need wear a pair of sunglasses to prevent snow blindness. If you want to go skiing, it is advisable to wear a windproof jacket. As for the ski goggles, there is no need to buy one, and most of the ski resort can provide the rental service of them.
  5. The best time of visiting Heilongjiang is from middle November to the late March of next year.
  6. The cuisines in Heilongjiang restaurants are usually served in large portion, therefore you don’t have to order too much.
  7. When living in the countryside of Heilongjiang, you may have the chance to sleep in the bed with bed stove (which is pronounced as “Kang” in Chinese, like the European ceramic stove to retain heat). If you feel dry and overheat, you need to drink more water and increase the moisture of the room.
  8. The hard rime-covered tree is a rarely-seen scenery. The secret of capturing this natural wonder is to choose a day which doesn’t have too much sunshine or too strong wind. The glistening world is definitely worth your waiting.

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China’s Attractions on the World Culture Heritage List

On June 17, 2016, in China Travel Gossip, by Kate Liu

Shanxi Mount Wutai Mount Wutai is and the moung Putuo, mount Jiuhua and Mount Emei named as ‘ China’s four famous mountains of Buddhism’.The gold Wutai,silver Emei,copper Putuo and iron Jiuhua.It named the five buddhist holy land i the world same as the Nepal,Lumbini Garden,India,Sarnath,BodhGaya and Kushinagar. It listed in to the list on June […]

Shanxi Mount Wutai

Mount Wutai is and the moung Putuo, mount Jiuhua and Mount Emei named as ‘ China’s four famous mountains of Buddhism’.The gold Wutai,silver Emei,copper Putuo and iron Jiuhua.It named the five buddhist holy land i the world same as the Nepal,Lumbini Garden,India,Sarnath,BodhGaya and Kushinagar. It listed in to the list on June 26th2009.

Jiangxi Sanqing Mountain

The Sanqing Mountain shows a landscape of unique granite modeling and thrilling combination.It created a beautiful landscape and a natural marvellous.It named as ‘the most beautiful mountain of China’ by the magazine ‘the China national geographic’.And geologists from home and aboard all think it is the most beautiful granite on the western Pacific.It listed in to the World Heritage List on July 8th 2008.

 

Fujian Tulou

The Tulou was appeared at the end ofdynasty Song and became mature on Ming Qing and the Republic.It was named as ‘eastern castle’ ‘the miracle building’and ‘the uniquemodel’ because of its long histrory,various stypes,grand scale,ingenious structure and abundant connatation.It listed in to the World Heritage List on July 6th 2008.

Kaiping the towers and the ancient village

Kaiping is loocated at the southwest of Zhu river.Its number of tower has ever reach over 3000 and now keep 1833.It is very precious because of the elegant building and various style.It listed in to the World Heritage List on June 28th 2007 for special.

 

South China Karst

Karst that is karst landform. It is born in the land form of lomestone and dolomite.The karst of Chian is consist of Yunna Shilin,Guizhou Lizhi and Chongqing Wulong.It has the characteris of grang scale,various stypes and abundant biological.It listed in to the World Heritage List on June 27th 2007 .

 

China’s Attractions on the World Culture Heritage List

On June 16, 2016, in China Attractions, by Kate Liu

Chengjiang Biota Chengjiang Biota located in Yunnan Chengjiang Tianmaoshan,the intact early Cambrian paleontological fossil. It covers 16 categories and over 200 species fossil.She reeppeared the magnificent landscape and the original characteristics of living animals vividly Marine life 530 million years ago.It provides the theoretical evidence for the study of earth’s early time for the 53.7 […]

Chengjiang Biota

Chengjiang Biota located in Yunnan Chengjiang Tianmaoshan,the intact early Cambrian paleontological fossil. It covers 16 categories and over 200 species fossil.She reeppeared the magnificent landscape and the original characteristics of living animals vividly Marine life 530 million years ago.It provides the theoretical evidence for the study of earth’s early time for the 53.7 million life origin, evolution, and ecology and so on.It listed in to the World heritage on July 1st2012.

Yuan on all site

The yuan dynasty capital city ruins located in Xilin Gol League of Inner Mongolia,about 20 kilometre beside the Plain Blue Banner and the north bank of Shandin river. The city as the wonderful combination of central plains farming culture and the nomadic culture was named beauty as Pompeii of Itally created by the northern horseriding ethnic..It listed in to the World heritage on July 29th2012.

Hangzhou West Lake Culture landscape

The Hangzhou West Lake Culture landscape located in Zhejinag Province,it covers an area of 3322.88 hectares.The landscape adhering the principle ‘unity of hraven and human’and became more and more perfect during the 10 centuries. It became a landscape of abundant element,unique design,long history and dignified culture.It listed in to the list on June24th 2011.

China Danxia

Danxia landform is a special landform that has unique geomorphic feature and the red soil.Someone call it ‘rosiness cloud’or ‘crimson sunglow’.It mainly consist of red malmstone and conglomerate ad shows the surrounding of oxidation of continental lake basin deposition in the dry climate.It listed in to the list on August 1st2010.

Songshan ‘heaven and earth’the ancient building group

“Heaven and earth”contain the Shaolin temple buildings,the eastern han dynasty three que,Zhongyue temple,pagoda in songyue temple,the temple in Huishan,Songyang academy land star observation platform. It go through Han,Wei, Tang,Song,Yan,Ming,Qing and is a building has the longest history,the most style,the abundant culture building.It listed in to the list on August 1st2010.

 

China’s Attractions on the World Culture Heritage List! Have you ever been to any of them?

On June 15, 2016, in China Travel Gossip, by Kate Liu

China’s Attractions on the World Culture Heritage List! Have you ever been to any of them? The United Nations proposed to protect world heritage in 1972,the purpose of it is to protect the essence of heritage and further used by mankind reasonably on the base of protection.The world heritage including:World Culture Heritage,World Natural Heritage,World Culture […]

China’s Attractions on the World Culture Heritage List! Have you ever been to any of them?

The United Nations proposed to protect world heritage in 1972,the purpose of it is to protect the essence of heritage and further used by mankind reasonably on the base of protection.The world heritage including:World Culture Heritage,World Natural Heritage,World Culture and Natural Heritage,World Culture Landscape,Human oral and non-material heritage masterpiece.The place be listed into “The World heritages are very attractive because of the unique value and always become tourism hit. Now follow me to visit the great palaces in China and count how many have you been to already?

     The Silk Road began in ancient China and match the commercial trade routes among Asia ,Africa and Europe.It is a main roan among economy,political and culture communication. The initial function of it is transport the silk and be named the Silk Road.It listed into the World Culture Heritage on June22nd 2014.

The Grand Canal of China

The Grand Canal of China consist of three parts–Jinghang canal ,Suitang canal and Zhedong canal.Its length is 2700 metres and cross over ten latitudes in the world. Through much of the southeast coastal and great plain,flow to Huang River,Huai river,Chang river,Caoe river,Qiantang river,Hai river.It listed into the WCH on June 22nd2014.

Hong River Hani Terrace

The Hani terrace has a history of 1300years as the miracle of agriculture created by hani local people.The scale of terrace is very big even continuous the whole south coastal of Hong River. The water resource here is very abundant and the air here is very moist.The changing fog make the terrace and valley very mavellous.On June22nd 2013,it listed in to the WCH list.

XinJiang Mountain Tianshan

Xinjiang Mount Tianshan is one of the seven global mountains and the largest mountain in the temperate arid regions of the world.Also it is the largest east-west mountain in the world.Its length is 1760 kilometers about three quarters of Mount Tianshan.It lies cross the whole Xinjiang and some of the area of     Kashi,Akesu,Yili,Boertala,Bayinguoleng,Cangji,Wulumuqi,Tulufan,Hami and so on.It is the natural dividing line of Junggar Basin and Tarim Basin and the unique logo of Xinjiang.It listed in to the World heritage on June21st 2013.

 

An Intoxicating and fascinated place—-Hangzhou

On June 12, 2016, in Hangzhou, by Kate Liu

The South is dear to me, The scenes stay in my memory. Over the waves the sun glows, redder than fire, And the spring water flows, as blue as sapphire. How can I not the South desire?                             Bai Juyi (Tr. Zhao Yanchun)               The South has always been connected with watery town, pristine village, […]

The South is dear to me,

The scenes stay in my memory.

Over the waves the sun glows, redder than fire,

And the spring water flows, as blue as sapphire.

How can I not the South desire?

                            Bai Juyi (Tr. Zhao Yanchun)            

 

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The South has always been connected with watery town, pristine village, beautiful scenery and every other thing that is praised in innumerable Chinese poetry. If you can ever visit one place in the South, Hangzhou will be the best choice. It is “the most the most distinguished and beautiful city in the world” in the eyes of Marco Polo.

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If you are tired of the bustling modern life, Hangzhou is a place to enjoy the leisure and freedom you are longing for. If you want to take nice photos, Hangzhou won’t let you down. This picturesque city is full of beauty and fine views. The clear and soothing water in the West Lake makes everyone feel refreshed. Every summer, lots of lotuses blossom in this best known attraction of Hangzhou. Next to the lake is the Duanqiao Bridge where Bai Niangzi and Xu Xian fell in love at the first sight– one of the most romantic tales in China! Maybe you can have a romantic encounter with someone!

Just come to Hangzhou and find out more!

 

 

How to use“i-xihu”?

On June 3, 2016, in China Travel Gossip, by Kate Liu

First, you should make sure that your cellphone supports WiFi connection. Second, find an option of “settings” and click “WiFi”. Then, you will see “i-xilu” in the list. After clicking it, you will see two input boxes for your cellphone number and Internet password. There is an option of getteing passward. Input your cellphong number […]

First, you should make sure that your cellphone supports WiFi connection. Second, find an option of “settings” and click “WiFi”. Then, you will see “i-xilu” in the list. After clicking it, you will see two input boxes for your cellphone number and Internet password. There is an option of getteing passward. Input your cellphong number here and click this button. After a whle, you will receive a message with an internet passward. Now input the passward and i-xihu is avaliable for you.

 

A stuff in West Lake scenic area introduced that, “Though i-xihu has adopted the most advanced equipment, as a pilot project, if you have any advice, welcome you call us. The telephone number is 0571-87179609. We will send your feedback to our administrative department so as to improve our service. ”

 

In different areas, the signal of i-xihu differs. For your convience, I have collected some experience from a great many Internet users for your reference,

 

Yue Fei Temple: the signal in the area is gerally good. Mobile browser, QQ, We-Chat and even downloading APPS are avaliable. There are in total 13 wireless access points, each of which could enable 40 people to use it. Besides, Yue Fei Temple launched a new APP— Shadow Company. Inside Yue Fei Temple, only if you scan QR code, you could tour the temple under the phonic guide of Shadow Company.

 

Beishan Road: there are 9 wireless access points and the whole area enable about 360 people use the Internet at the same time. The signal in the Night of Beishan is best and outside this area it much weaker. The signal locations are set in the monitoring posts. More close to it, the signal will be stronger. The signal is much influenced by the number of users, weather and environment. So if you are lucky, you can search out WiFi signal near Bai Causeway.

 

Lingyincuiwei Garden: the internet speed is fast. At a distance of 150 meters to the gate of Zhenglai Mount, you can search out WiFi signal but the signal is weak.

 

Children’s Park: the internet signal is strong, expecially nearby square and amusement area while the signal is weak at the back of the mountain.

 

 

Free WiFi — “i-xihu” Opens up in West Lake scenic area

On May 25, 2016, in Hangzhou, by Kate Liu

Do you remember the “i-hangzhou”? Owing to it, Hangzhou became the first city offering free outdoor WiFi.   Now, more welfare is coming for Hangzhou citizens! On the third anniversary of West Lake successfully applying for the list of world heritage, West Lake scenic area and Huashu corporation together have launched free WiFi pilot projects […]

Do you remember the “i-hangzhou”? Owing to it, Hangzhou became the first city offering free outdoor WiFi.

 

Now, more welfare is coming for Hangzhou citizens! On the third anniversary of West Lake successfully applying for the list of world heritage, West Lake scenic area and Huashu corporation together have launched free WiFi pilot projects in Yue Fei Temple, Beishan Road, Lingyincuiwei Garden and Children’s Park, handing down the traditional warm services of free cake and free tea.

 

The internet speed is cool? A reporter interviewed many citizens and received such replies as “The Internet speed is really fast.” A senior high school student interviewed was sitting in a bar and kept browsing webpages. She said, “In West Lake scenic area, you can freely use the Internet anywhere and its speed is much faster than that in some stores.”

 

From now on, when you are enjoying the beautiful scenery beside West Lake, if you open up WiFi in your cellphone, you will find “i-xihu” in WiFi networks. Once you finish the registration, then you can use it freely.

 

“where to go” & “what to see”in China

On May 16, 2016, in Forbidden City, Tips & Ideas, Tours, by Kate Liu

Exceptional China Destinations and Attractions When it comes to choosing “where to go” & “what to see” for your next trip to China there’s no compromise on getting it right. So take a look at our destination guide to help you make the right decision. Exceptional China Destinations and Attractions When it comes to choosing […]

Exceptional China Destinations and Attractions When it comes to choosing “where to go” & “what to see” for your next trip to China there’s no compromise on getting it right. So take a look at our destination guide to help you make the right decision.

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Have Fun Drinking, Appreciating and Making Wine in YanTai

On May 9, 2016, in Shandong, by Kate Liu

As the times progress, Chang Yu Wine is always advancing as well. It didn’t limitthe business within wine making but penetrate into other relative fields for further development. Recently, the first international city of wine in Asia- Chang Yu Wine Culture Museum has been open to public. The Museum not only provides the wine made by professional […]

As the times progress, Chang Yu Wine is always advancing as well. It didn’t limitthe business within wine making but penetrate into other relative fields for further development. Recently, the first international city of wine in Asia- Chang Yu Wine Culture Museum has been open to public. The Museum not only provides the wine made by professional sommelier, but also lets the visitors experience the some production procedures like bottling and labeling.

The most popular and famous wines exhibited in the museum are Koyac Brandy, Riesling, red rose white wine and Vermouth. Besides, as the most precious treasure of the museum, there exhibits three buckets dating back to more than 100 years. On the second floor, there are three kinds of wine of master, accessible to purchase.

Also, the visitors can make their original souvenir wine by their own photos. The various kinds that you can choose from exceed 20 including brandy, wine, sparking wine. The price ranges from 48 to 100 RMB. So when you come to Yantai, how about dropping by Chang Yu Wine Culture Museum and having a cup of oriental wine? You will never forget the taste that contains more than 100 years’ history.

 
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