Low-cost China Airway for Domestic and Asian Flights

On November 11, 2010, in Beijing, Shanghai, Transportation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

For international flights to China, there are a few airlines for you to choose. The usual Chinese airlines for these routes are Air China, China Eastern Airlines (North America), and China Southern Airlines (Asia, Middle East and Australia). But if you are travelling within China, there are a lot of low-cost airlines for your option. […]

For international flights to China, there are a few airlines for you to choose. The usual Chinese airlines for these routes are Air China, China Eastern Airlines (North America), and China Southern Airlines (Asia, Middle East and Australia). But if you are travelling within China, there are a lot of low-cost airlines for your option. Depends on where you are going, you would better select different airlines. For example, cheap Xi’an Flights are often provided Hainan Airlines. Below is the introduction for several low-cost airlines providing cheap domestic flights in China.

Shanghai Spring International Travel Service (春秋航空). This must be the most well-known low cost airline in China. It led the revolution in Chinese airlines. When it was established in 2004, this airline prompted the idea of letting the ticket be affordable for average people in China. Since then, this airline always provides the lowest price compared with other airlines, as long as it is operating the same route. For example, from Shanghai to Hong Kong, the usual discounted price for other airlines is around RMB 1500 yuan, but the Spring Airline sells the ticket for just RMB 600 yuan. Moreover, the two direct flights leave at 10am or 4pm in Shanghai, and arrive at Hong Kong Airport within 2.5 hours. Even for some flat days, the price can be as low as RMB 300 yuan. Also if you travel to Tokyo from Shanghai, then this airline also provide cheapest ticket for around RMB 1000 yuan. But the service on the flight is far worse than other airlines and any food cost money. If you care about the service and environment on board, then this may not be a good choice for you.

Dragonair (Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited,港龙航空). This airline was established in 1985 and now is the second largest airline in Hong Kong. The flights mainly focus on the Asian countries and mainland of China. The luxury VIP waiting rooms of this airline locate in Hong Kong International Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport and Shanghai Pudong Airport. This is a ideal option if you want to travel to nearby countries in Asia. For example, Dragonair offers at least ten flights to Singapore from Shanghai each day and the price is always the cheapest. The price is usually around RMB 2200 yuan while the normal price of Singapore Airlines is three times of Dragonair Airlines. Another example would the flights from Shanghai to Hanoi. There are at least 12 direct flights of Dragonair each day and the price is around RMB 2000 yuan.

Juneyao Airlines (吉祥航空). This is another new low-cost airline which was established in Shanghai, 2006. The main service is within China, such as from Shanghai to Hu He Hao Te, the capital of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. This direct flight cost only RMB 400 yuan. The flight from Shanghai to Nanning, this airline provides the second cheapest ticket which is just a little bit more expensive than Spring Airlines. Why choose this airline rather than Spring Airlines? One reason is that for this low-cost airline, there are no flight attendants selling or advertising products on the flight and the snacks and drinks are free. Therefore, if you are considering both the price and the service, you will be satisfied with this airline.

Thanks to the competition among airlines and more new airlines, travelling by air has been the first choice for average Chinese. It is possible that you can get a ticket by several hundreds to a long distance away. But the most important thing is to choose proper and cheap online agency to compare and book your air tickets. If you need more information about low-cost flights within China, please check the China Flights section of Chinatraveldepot website.

The Forbidden City Attraction

On November 11, 2010, in Beijing, Forbidden City, Must-sees, by Jack Li

You can travel to the Forbidden City via Beijing subway to Line 1 station Tiananmen Xi, then walk towards Tiananmen Tower to enter the Forbidden City.  Alternatively you can travel to the Forbidden City with China Tours and make the most of your China travel and absorb the most ancient and exhilarating attractions in Beijing. […]

You can travel to the Forbidden City via Beijing subway to Line 1 station Tiananmen Xi, then walk towards Tiananmen Tower to enter the Forbidden City.  Alternatively you can travel to the Forbidden City with China Tours and make the most of your China travel and absorb the most ancient and exhilarating attractions in Beijing.

The Forbidden City is located north to the Tiananmen Square.  It is called Gu Gong in Chinese and was the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.  It is the world’s largest palace complex and has many attractions.  We went to visit the The Forbidden City on a cold and mysterious day and it was the first place we went to visit via our China Tour bus.  We got off the bus, outside the gates towards the Forbidden City and walked toward the entrance.  As we walked toward the entrance there was an amazing view behind us.  The scenery was a temple sitting on top of a hill.

I found this view to be fascinating mainly because I have never experienced this kind of scenery before, being from the western world started to feel very much like a tourist taking pictures of the unknown felt quite astounding.  Nevertheless, we carried on walking toward the gate.  We finally entered the main entrance to the sacred Forbidden City the Shenwu Gate (Spiritual Valour).  We walked into the entrance and found the first room of the palace it was almost like a small garden complex which had very strange walls.

I must admit it is very difficult to get lost around the Forbidden City if you don’t have a map to follow your route.  It’s much better that you have a tour guide with China Tours to show you around and give you an explanation of all the palace buildings, you can also ask many questions.  We walked right through the centre of the Forbidden City taking pictures of buildings such as the Gate of Heavenly Purity, Treasure Gallery and the Imperial Gardens, we even found out that the film The Last Emporer was filmed here.  While I’m writing this article I can give you a list of all the buildings and gates to the Forbidden City.

  • Meridian Gate
  • Hall of Literary Glory and & Hall of Martial Valor
  • Gate of Supreme Harmony
  • Hall of Supreme Harmony
  • Hall of Central Harmony
  • Hall of Preserved Harmony
  • Gate of Heavenly Purity
  • Palace of Heavenly Purity
  • Hall of Celestial & Terrestrial Union
  • Palace of Earthly Tranquillity
  • Hall of Mental Cultivation
  • Six Western Palaces
  • Hall for Ancestry Worship
  • Six Eastern Palaces
  • Palaces of Tranquil longevity
  • Treasure Gallery
  • Qianlong Garden & Pavilion of Pleasant Sounds
  • Imperial Garden
  • Moat, Corner Towers and Gates.

This might help you familiarise yourself with the areas in the Forbidden City so that when you plan your trip you can make the most of your day when visiting this great opportunity.

The palace is divided in to two parts.  The Southern section, or otherwise the Outer Court is where the Emperor exercised his supreme power over the nation and then the Northern section, the inner court was where the Emperor lived with his royal family.   You will find that many of these royal architectural greats are painted yellow.  The glazed tiles; decorations in the palace are painted yellow even the bricks on the ground are painted yellow.

Forbidden City

Yellow represented the colour of the Royal family and was the dominant colour of the Forbidden City.  However, there is one exception the Wenyuag library has a black roof.  The reason being is that black was believed to represent water then and could extinguish fire.  As we walked through the city we found out many facts and even found out that the Emperor had 3,000 wives.  We chuckled at this somewhat disturbing fact.  In a good way obviously!  We carried on walking and as you walk to the other side of the Forbidden City you will find the entrance to the Tiananmen Square.  Once you find your way to this entrance you have left the Forbidden City.

Find out more sceneries you can incorporate with your Forbidden City trip with China Tours.

Customize Your China Independent Travel

On November 10, 2010, in Adventure Trip, Tibet, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Travelling independently with china travel seems like an attractive idea to most adventurous westerners. It is best to buy your airline ticket, apply for your visa, book a room on China Hotels, or even get information about the weather before you go. Then what you need next is a customized travel plan. Here are some examples of choices for you. 1.Landscape for avid mountaineers– Mount Taishan and Mount Huangshan There is a great saying to describe the two famous mountains in China,“It is difficult to be mountains for one who has seen the Mount Taishan, and difficult to enjoy Taishan for one who has seen the Mount Huang.” Taishan, which is located in the central part of Shandong Province, is famous for its splendid sunrise and thrilling height over thousands of years. Huangshan, which lies in the southern part of Anhui Province, has a reputation for its sea of clouds, wondrous pines ,unique rocks and hot spring. 2.Purify your exhausted soul–Qinghai-Tibet plateau It is said that Qinghai-Tibet plateau is a place which is closest to heaven. You will be greatly shocked by the endless spectacular sights like snow mountains, monks and priests, yak, migrant birds in Qinghai Lake, Potala Palace, Brahmaputra…… West lake fish in sweet sour source (Xi Hu Cu Yu) 3.Enjoy the native life –Chengdu,Hangzhou,Suzhou and Xi’an Play mah-jong in Chengdu, drink Longjing tea at West Lake, watch Kunqu opera in a sculling boat in Suzhou , taste snacks by the city moat of Xi’an. You can discover Chinese culture and traditions in the different cities and act as the local people do. 4.Go back to the old days of China–Pingyao ancient city in Shanxi Pingyao became famous because of a classic movie《Raise The Red Lantern》 directed by Zhang Yimou. Pingyao used to be the financial centre of China during the Ming and Qing dynasty and there a lot of mysterious tales which are waiting for you to explore. There are also many antiques for sale, if you are interested in collecting, Pingyao will absolutely give you a big surprise. I wish you a pleasant china travel and good luck!

Travelling independently with china travel seems like an attractive idea to most adventurous westerners.

It is best to buy your airline ticket, apply for your visa, book a room on China Hotels, or even get

information about the weather before you go. Then what you need next is a customized travel plan.

Here are some examples of choices for you.

1.Landscape for avid mountaineers– Mount Taishan and Mount Huangshan

There is a great saying to describe the two famous mountains in China,“It is difficult to be mountains

for one who has seen the Mount Taishan, and difficult to enjoy Taishan for one who has seen the Mount Huang.”

Taishan, which is located in the central part of Shandong Province, is famous for its splendid sunrise and thrilling

height over thousands of years. Huangshan, which lies in the southern part of Anhui Province, has a reputation

for its sea of clouds, wondrous pines ,unique rocks and hot spring.

2.Purify your exhausted soul–Qinghai-Tibet plateau

It is said that Qinghai-Tibet plateau is a place which is closest to heaven. You will be greatly shocked

by the endless spectacular sights like snow mountains, monks and priests, yak, migrant birds in Qinghai Lake,

Potala Palace, Brahmaputra……

West lake fish in sweet sour source (Xi Hu Cu Yu)

3.Enjoy the native life –Chengdu,Hangzhou,Suzhou and Xi’an

Play mah-jong in Chengdu, drink Longjing tea at West Lake, watch Kunqu opera in a sculling boat in Suzhou ,

taste snacks by the city moat of Xi’an. You can discover Chinese culture and traditions in the different cities

and act as the local people do.

4.Go back to the old days of China–Pingyao ancient city in Shanxi

Pingyao became famous because of a classic movie《Raise The Red Lantern》

directed by Zhang Yimou. Pingyao used to be the financial centre of China during the Ming and Qing dynasty and there a lot of mysterious tales which are waiting for you to explore.

There are also many antiques for sale, if you are interested in collecting, Pingyao will absolutely give you a big surprise.

I wish you a pleasant china travel and good luck!

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Shanghai

On November 10, 2010, in Adventure Trip, Places of Interest, Shanghai, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

I have spent a long time in Beijing doing all of the touristy sights and sampling the great cuisine I thought it was time to try something new, so I logged onto China Tours which helped me find some great idea’s and also booked some really cheap domestic China Flights.  Clearly there are so many […]

I have spent a long time in Beijing doing all of the touristy sights and sampling the great cuisine I thought it was time to try something new, so I logged onto China Tours which helped me find some great idea’s and also booked some really cheap domestic China Flights.  Clearly there are so many organised tourest routes that everyone knows about and goes to im going to speak of a few hidden treasures I found whilst travelling in Shanghai.

The first thing I was really excited to do as soon as I got there, was to visit the most famous landmark which of course is The Bund! Its such a beautifully tastefully renovated building, the architecture is outstanding! Once inside there is so much to do and see my advice is to spend the day meandering from shop to shop!  There are a few that are not be missed:

1. Three on the Bund’s Terrace at New Heights (seventh floor)

2.Brunch or a drink at M on the Bund

3. The HSBC Buildings fully restored lobby

4. A walk through the renovated Art-Deco Peace hotel.

The Bund

Another place that is oftern underestimated is the Moganshan Road art District, this is perfect for all you contemporary art lovers also if you want to sample some of Shanghai’s finest one off art pieces. This recently rejuvenated area has become a thriving epicentre for students and creators alike. Not only is it chocked full of art galleries but cool funky coffee shops and bars…… its a must!

Art District

Yu Garden and Bazaar is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon, it offers a real look at rural Shanghai and how it has progressed over the last 10 years. Here at Yu Garden you will find many interesting  places to explore and see the whole area has been renovated, in a traditional chinese style with beautifully hand crafted architecture and stunning tiles that reek rural China! I spent a good four hours wandering up and down the idyllic lanes taking in the culture and all the colours, there are also many shops that stock any chinese memorabilia you can think of, chopsticks, jade and wooden Buddha’s its wonderful and very relaxing! If you get tired from walking about I there are many traditional tea shops the most famous of them being the Huxingting Tea House that was inspired by the design in the famous Blue Willow china pattern. Across the way is the entrance to Yuyuan Garden itself where you can follow crowds through a classical Ming garden.

Yu Garden

Airline Ticket to Beijing

Beijing Tours are now more and more popular among foreign travelers. Before you begin your travels to Beijing, there are several tips you need to consider, such as the air tickets, the hotels, the travel routes, and the more. In the following article, I will share some tips about Travel to Beijing. How to buy […]

Beijing Tours are now more and more popular among foreign travelers. Before you begin your travels to Beijing, there are several tips you need to consider, such as the air tickets, the hotels, the travel routes, and the more. In the following article, I will share some tips about Travel to Beijing.

How to buy air tickets to Beijing?

Generally speaking, you can go to the official websites of the airlines, and choose the exact flights which you are looking for and book the air tickets online. For example, you want to set your departure time on 20th November in New York, what you need to do is tap thedate, time, destination, departure into the blank, and then you will get all the information about this flight. Another useful way to book your air tickets is reserving them by travel agencies, for example, China Youth Travel Service, whose official website is www.chinatraveldepot.com. The advantage of doing  this is that you can find competitive prices by comparing different airlines tickets. What’s more, if you are looking for  discounted air tickets, travel agencies are your best choice.

What can you do on the flights?

Most travellers have the same problem, which is they do not know how to spend their time during a flight, especially people who are frequent flyers. If you are travelling to China, you do not need to worry about this as you can spend the flight watching recent movies, listening to songs; relaxing in your chair and enjoying your meals on board. There are more than ten kinds of food, including Chinese cuisine, international food and more.

Where are you going when you get off the air flights?

After you arrive at the airport, the first thing you need to do is to find your hotel if you did not book in advance. In Beijing, it is very easy to find a whole range of hotels, ranging from budget to luxury accommodation. However, if you are not looking to spend a lot of money, I would recommend trying the family hotels or Beijing Courtyard hotels. Courtyard is a typical culture of Beijing. The Beijing Courtyard Hotel has been built on a base of 400 Years of historic construction in Si He Yuan. The spacious guest rooms are shared by the beautiful inner and outer courtyard and patio, and decorated by the antique furniture. They are carved with dragon and phoenix, the symbol of Chinese ancient nobility. There are also plenty of facilities at these hotels, such as air conditioning, desk and chair, hairdryer, mini bar, tea or coffee facilities, television, etc. If you want a lovely and quiet place to live, this hotel will be your best choice. Moreover, some of these hotels provide free daily fresh fruits, flowers, instant coffee and Chinese tea. This hotel is popular for its personalized service; the hotel also offers free breakfast in the dining room. Besides Chinese dishes, guests can also choose to enjoy western favorites. For your convenience, the hotel also provides free internet access in the guestrooms. It will be perfect enjoy moment when you surf the internet, you can also appreciate the ancient, unique buildings. By the way, you can travel in the Beijing ancient Hutong, it is a kind of alleyway, you had better travel this spots by bike or on foot, so that you can have a better view of the local people’ life style, and maybe you will like it.

Well, I think it’s time for you to book your China Flights and join us.

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Know More about Roast Duck— the Most Famous Chinese food

On November 10, 2010, in Beijing, Featured China Stories, Restaurants, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

Everybody knows Beijing Roast Duck. People who Travel to Beijing could never miss this delicious Chinese food. Now, before you go on Beijing Tours, I’d like to tell some information about how to roast and how to eat this dish. Different ways to roast a duck Hanging furnace and stewed furnace are two main ways […]

Everybody knows Beijing Roast Duck. People who Travel to Beijing could never miss this delicious Chinese food. Now, before you go on Beijing Tours, I’d like to tell some information about how to roast and how to eat this dish.

Different ways to roast a duck

Hanging furnace and stewed furnace are two main ways to make a roast duck.

Quanjude Roasted Duck Restaurant is one of the well-known restaurants that using hanging furnace in Beijing. And its founder is called Yang Quanren, started from running live chickens and ducks business. After enough accumulation of money, he opened up Quanjude Roasted Duck Restaurant and hired a roast-duck cook from Qing Dynasty empirical palace. Then the cook used professional roast methods from the palace to make this famous roasted duck.

Department of Quanjude says, hanging furnace has a hole but no door. And fuel materials are all woods of fruit trees. Because woods like that burn long and have no smoke. The cook needs to change ducks position regularly when roasting ducks. This can make roasted ducks roasted thoroughly. Certain time later, ducks look jujube red, crisp cortex, outside coke while inside tender and smells fruit fragrant.

While, Cheap Square is another famous roasted duck restaurant but using stewed furnace. Compared to the fame of Quanjude, it has a longer history of 600 years. This method stems from China Southern Area, featured as Ducks unseen naked flame. Initially, ducks were roasted by charcoal fire and hot furnace wall. It requires professional skill to keep the temperature well. Ducks from stewed furnace look and taste tender and fresh. Now, most of are roasted by electric stew furnace.

In fact, most of roasted duck restaurant use the hanging furnace method nowadays. Ducks from stewed furnace taste fresher and have more juices while ducks from hanging furnace taste faint scent.

Different ways to eat

The wonderful taste from Beijing Roasted Ducks originates from two main reasons: one is the roasting methods; the other refers to special ways to eat.

Have you ever tasted roasted duck directly? Wow, you must feel very oily if you have tried. It is not the right way to have this delicious food. Right ways are:

General one: Use chopstick to pick a little sweetened soybean paste and wipe it on a lotus cake, then put several slices of duck on it, place several green onions, cucumber and turnip, finally rolled up lotus – leaf – like pancake. Please make sure you have rolled the pancake from the bottom, left and right side so that juices will not float out. This is the most common eating.

Another one with different: Garlic puree adds soy sauce, which can be equipped with radish and so on. Garlic puree can decrease grease. Roasted duck with these tastes fresh fragrant even add a bit more spicy flavor. It is very unique.

Third one (most suitable for women and children): If you don’t like to eat onion and garlic, you may like to eat the crispy duck skin dipped in thin white sugar.

Some professionals suggest, ways above can keep acid-base balance in body, lower cholesterol levels and help our digestion progress.

By the way, there are so many roasted duck restaurants in Beijing that have different levels. If you eat at first time or love roasted duck very much, you’d better choose the famous roasted duck restaurants such as Quanjude and Cheap Square.

I think you can get an unforgettable experience in China Tours from roasted duck.

Top 10 Attractive Destinations in China for American

On November 10, 2010, in Adventure Trip, Cool Places, Guilin, Shanghai, Tips & Ideas, Xi'an, by Jack Li

Recently, Asia has been the most popular destination for American’ outbound tourism. China is one of the top 10 countries’ in the world that has attracted the American market. There are several reasons such as: business tourists on china travel are increasing rapidly with the rise of economic exchanges; frequent exchanges of U.S. immigrant families; […]

Recently, Asia has been the most popular destination for American’ outbound tourism. China is one of the top 10 countries’ in the world that has attracted the American market. There are several reasons such as: business tourists on china travel are increasing rapidly with the rise of economic exchanges; frequent exchanges of U.S. immigrant families; and Americans are interested in China having a long history and strong eastern culture connotation. Considering this situation, these are the top 10 attractions in China Tours for American tourists.

Forbidden City

Also known as the Imperial Palace, located in the centre of Beijing, north of Tiananmen Square. In the center of Tiananmen Square there is an ancient wall that hangs the portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong. It was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It served as the home of the Emperor and his household, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

The Great Wall

In ancient China, the Great Wall was built 2000 years ago and was completed in 1368 during Ming Dynasty. Generally, it used to be for the military defense. The most famous Great Wall areas in Beijing are the Badaling Great Wall (the most representative one), Mutianyu Great Wall (unique building style and military defense facilities) and the Slot (Jiankou, famous wild Great Wall).

Terracotta Warriors

Located in Xi’an ancient city, Shanxi Province. The thousands of terra cottas were used for burial with the first ruler in the Qin Dynasty. What’s most amazing is that terra cottas have different facial expression and clothes at the different levels of the army.

Landscape in Guilin

Located in Guilin city, Guangxi Province, China’s southern area. It is famous for excellent Karst landform in the world, so much that its beautiful scenery has been printed on RMB 20yuan. The best view point is in Yangshuo, suburbs of Guilin.

The Potala Palace

Situated on the Hongshan Hill in Lhasa, Tibet. It means “the Sacred Palace of Buddhism” in Sanskrit and the palace once was the bedchamber of Dali Lama in Tibetan Buddhism and now is a museum. It is also famous for solemn white wall and palace of red within.

The Bund

Located in Shanghai. It is the best place to witness historical buildings of Shanghai’s richest because it was home to Shanghai’s most influential business people during 1700s to 1800s. The HSBC Building once was called as the most luxury building between Suez Canal and Bering Strait.

Jiuzhaigou Village

It is a nature preserve in Sichuan Province. Jiuzhaigou is known for its sublime scenery and represents the beauty of Chinese rich landforms.

Wolong Nature Reserve

Located in surburbs of Chendu, Sichuan Province. It is the largest panda nature reserve in China and is devoted to prevent extinction of pandas. Tourists can watch panda’s natural habit, help researchers feed them and play with these lovely pandas.

Three Gorges Dam

Built on Yangtze River. It could be considered as a new eighth wonder of the world due to size alone. It is the largest dam in the world and has the largest hydro-power station. The best way to enjoy it is by ship along Yangtze River in which you can watch other scenic spot during the sailing.

Hongkong

Except those wonderful nature and history attractions, Hong Kong could be the representative of modern China even Asia and it is the shopping paradise as most people regarded. Maybe you just want to Travel to Guangzhou.

Except those wonderful nature and history attractions, Hong Kong could be the representative of modern China even Asia and it is the shopping paradise as most people regarded. Maybe you just want to Travel to Guangzhou.

Best Choice for Tour Vacations in China

On November 10, 2010, in Adventure Trip, Beijing, Cultural Experience, Must-sees, by Jack Li

Foreign travelers may have more interest in china travel, for here they can enjoy the historical sites, the scenery, and more. However, for most new comers, they have no idea where to start when  making  their itinerary, and so I will share some of my experience with you, and hopefully it will help you when […]

Foreign travelers may have more interest in china travel, for here they can enjoy the historical sites, the scenery, and more. However, for most new comers, they have no idea where to start when  making  their itinerary, and so I will share some of my experience with you, and hopefully it will help you when you are booking your China Tours.

The itinerary which I recommend to you is from  Beijing to Pingyao to Datong to Taiyuan; it is featured by its cultural heritages. Pingyao, Datong and Taiyuan are cultural cities in Shanxi Province, which is located in the west of China. You can either fly there or take a train, it is up to you…

First stop: Beijing

It is well-known that Beijing is the capital of China, and a famous tourism city. A lot of travelcompanies have attracted millions of tourists  all around the world. However, the most popular travel destinations in China are no longer the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. Now people want to explore the ancient Hutongs and Beijing is famous for its Hutong Cultural. It is said that there are more than one thousand of Hutongs in Beijing, and each of them has their own names, some are named by Chinese heroes’ name, some are named by local people, in my point of view, it is more interesting to travel to these Hutongs than going shopping. Yesterday, I visited one of the famous Hutongs in Beijing, which is called Houhai, and I am sure you have heard about it. Here, you can appreciate the peaceful Beijing Hutong culture, but also enjoy yourselves in the unique bars.

Second stop: Shanxi Province

Shanxi is located in the west of China, and it only takes six hours to get there if you are on your journey by train, and if you go there by flights, it will be more convenient and faster.

Datong is the second largest city in Shanxi, and is known by the locals as the coal capital for a good reason. Datong coal is everywhere: tons of it powering the whole of Shanxi and other cities beyond, piles of it chugging along the roads around town in Soviet style off-blue trucks, smears of it discovered on a face-wiped handkerchief. The city is one of China’s most polluted and not only asthma sufferers should think twice before spending any amount of time in the city. Industrial and economic development has bounded in great leaps since the communists came to power in 1950, and huge swathes of the city have been altered into concrete. Despite all this travelers still have a few huge incentives to visit Datong, incentives that are all related to the town’s ancient past.

Pingyao is one of the world cultural heritages, and is well-known as the ancient city. Pingyao ancient city is a typical country of rural countries in North China—simple and steeped in ancient tradition. What’s different is that this country is linked firmly to a certain prosperous time in Chinese history. It played an important role in the economic development of Shanxi during Ming and Qing Dynasties. Popular local staple food in Pingyao is mainly wheaten products like noodles and clay over rolls.

Taiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi Province. Located in the center of the province, it is also the political, economic and cultural center of Shanxi.Taiyuan is a city bounded on three sides by mountains. It has a long history and in ancient times was an important military town. At present, Taiyuan is one of China’s heavy industrial cities and account for more than half the national coal mining output.

After all I have mentioned above, are you going to join us and find more funs here? Act now and book a China Flights.

The Most Famous Beach in China

On November 10, 2010, in Adventure Trip, Beaches, Must-sees, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

If you are planning your China Tours and would like to spend your vacation on the beautiful beach of China, then you have many choices. The top three famous beaches in China is as follows. Plan your china travel beforehand and enjoy a nice journey in China. 1. Beihai Silver Beach Beihai Silver Beach is […]

If you are planning your China Tours and would like to spend your vacation on the beautiful beach of China, then you have many choices. The top three famous beaches in China is as follows. Plan your china travel beforehand and enjoy a nice journey in China.

1. Beihai Silver Beach

Beihai Silver Beach is located at the southeast side of Beihai City, about 10 kilometers from the urban area. It is honored as the ‘Oriental Hawaii’ with a total area of 38 square kilometers. It got its name from its fine, soft and silvery quartz sand which shines like silver under the sun. Overall, Beihai Silver Beach stretches 24 kilometers and varies in width from 30 to 300 meters.

Because of its natural advantages, the beach is regarded as the most ideal resort for beach bathing and sports in the southern region of China. Besides the blue sea, the silver beach and the sunshine, there is a Beihai Silver Beach Park with comes complete with all the tourist facilities. There are many interesting activities that you can do here in Beihai Silver Beach,such as playing beach volleyball, driving a beach kart, taking a boat out and diving under the sea. If you are looking for something more extreme, you can also try parachute jumping.

2. The Sanya Yalong Bay Beach

The Sanya Yalong Bay Beach is located in the southern most provinces, Hainan Province in China. It is 25 kilometers east of the tropical seaside tourist city, Sanya. With the extend of 7 km, the Sanya Yalong Bay Beach covers an area of 18.6 square kilometers and it is one of the most famous scenic spots in Hainan Province with the honor” the No. 1 Bay in China”.

The climate in Yalong Bay is temperate with the average temperature of 25.5 C all year-round. Sanya. The scenery of Yalong Beach is amazing with endless rolling hills, serene gulfs, clear blue sea and silvery sand beaches. You can fully relax with the tropical fish swimming around and the clear water reflecting the blue sky and the white clouds. There are many shops, restaurants, and hotels near by. With the perfection of facilities, thousands of travelers are attracted by its resorts, seaside parks, deluxe villas and golf courses. What is more, it becomes a good place for people who conduct matches. For example, the new Silk Road model show of China, the top level model contests is said to be hold there.

By the way, you must feel regret if you miss the unique seafood in Yalong Beach. The

crystal and pearl ornaments there are quite tasty. And there is a Museum of Sea Shell and a butterfly valley where you can appreciate all kinds of shells and butterflies.

3. Bathing beaches in Qingdao

The bathing beaches in Qingdao Province also the one with good reputation. It is one of the nine famous beaches in Qingdao for it is the largest one in Qingdao with 580 meters in length and 40 meters in breadth.

Wave in the bay is just suitable enough for entertainment at sea. The swimming bath facilities make it quite convenient for you to swim in the sea. The beach is free of charge. With the cooling down of the weather, it needs some courage to go swimming in the open air for it is in north China. But it is quite enjoyable to swim in the sea at dusk of summer.

With more and more tourists choose China as their destination, it is better to book your China Hotels in advance. Hope you enjoy your vacation in China.

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The Most Beautiful Resorts in China

On November 10, 2010, in Adventure Trip, Cool Places, Must-sees, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

If you have time to travel around China, which kind of places would you like to visit? There are many beautiful places in China and the scenery is unforgettable. If you want to make your China Flights more memorable, here are the most beautiful resorts that you should not miss during your China Tours. 1.    […]

If you have time to travel around China, which kind of places would you like to visit? There are many beautiful places in China and the scenery is unforgettable. If you want to make your China Flights more memorable, here are the most beautiful resorts that you should not miss during your China Tours.

1.    Xishuangbanna

Xishuangbanna is a beautiful and fertile paradise which is located in the Yunnan Province in the southwestern part of China. It is famous for its mysterious tropical rainforests, wild animals and minority customs. As a result, it is often called “The Kingdom of Animals,” “The Kingdom of Plants,” and “the Gene Depository.”

The view that you must see is from the Aerial Garden and the One Tree Forest. The aerial garden has one aerial corridor which is as long as 500 hundred meters in the tropical forest. You can enjoy the amazing scenery of this paradise whilst walking “up in the air”.

The One Tree Forest consists of a big-leaf banyan tree with the height of 28 meters, making up the history of 900 years. It covers an area of 120 square meters and acts as both a fence and a green protective screen. The branches of the tree hang down into the earth, and it covers more area as it grows old. And so the scenery of this forest is something not to be missed by tourists coming to Xishuangbanna in the Yunnan Province.

2.    Stone Forest in Guilin

There is another famous spot in the Yunnan province with the name: Stone Forest. It covers an area of 400 square kilometers (96,000 acres) and it is divided into several scenic areas with names like Greater Stone Forest, Lesser Stone forest, Outer Stone Forest, Underground Stone Forest, Stone Forest Lake and Da Dieshui Fall.

There is a local saying in Guilin: ‘If you have visited Kunming without seeing the Stone Forest, you have wasted your time”. It is true that this magnificent and strange landscape makes it one of the most important attractions in the Yunnan Province.

3. Jiuzhai Vally

Located in the north of the Sichuan Province, Jiuzhai Vally is a famous spot which is dotted with more than 100 gorgeous lakes. In 1992, it became an UNESCO world heritage site.

The most beautiful of all the lakes is The Five-Flower Lake. As a shallow multi-coloured lake whose bottom is littered with fallen tree trunks, the lake becomes the signature of the Jiuzhai Valley. The water is so clear that you can see the trunks clearly. The water appears in different colors from yellowish to green, to blue. And it is amazing to come here and see the sun shining on the lake.

4.    Beihai Silver Beach

Beihai Silver Beach is located at the southeast side of Beihai City, about 10 kilometers from the urban area. It got its name from its fine, soft and silvery quartz sand which shines like silver under the sun. It is honored as the ‘Oriental Hawaii’ with a total area of 38 square kilometers. Overall, Beihai Silver Beach stretches 24 kilometers and varies in width from 30 to 300 meters.

Besides the blue sea, the silver beach and the sunshine, there is a Beihai Silver Beach Park with comes complete with all the tourist facilities. There are many activities that you can do here,such as playing beach volleyball, driving a beach kart, taking a boat out and diving under the sea. If you are looking for something more extreme, you can also try parachute jumping.

Of course, there are many other famous Chinese Resorts. If you want to know more about China, why not go to china travel for more information.

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