Chinese spring: check it in Beijing!

On March 31, 2015, in China Travel Gossip, by Jack Li

Spring has come to Beijing too! Don’t miss the chance to discover the city in this unique look, which becomes even more valuable as it will last quite briefly. Chinese spring in Beijing city is known to be utmost short. Therefore, these weeks seem to be the very moment to enjoy the authentic smell and […]

Spring has come to Beijing too! Don’t miss the chance to discover the city in this unique look, which becomes even more valuable as it will last quite briefly.

Chinese spring in Beijing city is known to be utmost short. Therefore, these weeks seem to be the very moment to enjoy the authentic smell and nice view of flowers (people leaving in the big city know how rare it may be to catch such glimpses).

Tulips, roses, Chinese flowering crabapples, peonies and cherry blossoms are the real stars of the season. Our tip: combine your visit to some of the Beijing main attractions with a stroll in a park or in a blooming garden, to take some rest in between and to catch some good pictures. Here some suggestions for where to go and how to see many things at once.

spring3

Zhongshan Park is located at the southwest border of the Forbidden City. It used to be an imperial garden and was then turned to a public park. From there on, not only you are at the door of the Imperial Palace, but you can also easily get your way to Beihai Park, on the northwest side of the Forbidden City. Here, by walking through the park, you will quickly reach Jade Flower Island, which in this season doesn’t really betray its name.

Next to the Television Tower, one can also find Yuyuan Park and its well-known cherry garden. Don’t miss the Cherry Blossom Festival, taking place twice during the blooming time, at the end of March and second half of April.

spring1

A further location we suggest you to add your visit list is the Beijing Botanical Garden. You will find different varieties of plants and many flowers species: especially, check the very treasure of this place, the Peony Garden. Your path will also cross several Buddhist temples, a renowned hothouse and a collection of ornamental plants.

During your trip in Beijing you are surely going to discover many more locations matching the beauty of spring time with attractive features of the city.

Check also other interesting China destinations to spend spring time this year!

 

Discover China Giant Pandas and their way of living

On March 26, 2015, in China Travel Gossip, by Jack Li

China main representative animal is surely the Giant Panda. Its survival has been threatened by pollution and environmental changes so far, though lately there seems to be a change for the population to grow bigger again. Apart from their presence in Chinese zoos, panda bears are also hosted and reared in natural reserves, such the […]

China main representative animal is surely the Giant Panda. Its survival has been threatened by pollution and environmental changes so far, though lately there seems to be a change for the population to grow bigger again.

Apart from their presence in Chinese zoos, panda bears are also hosted and reared in natural reserves, such the one in Chengdu. The panda has become the symbol of this city: all possible gadgets with panda ears, shape or color belong to the traditional catalogue of every single shop in the city.

pandas 2

The Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located in Chengdu, the only one in the world being situated in suburban surroundings. It presently hosts over 50 adult pandas and acquires new panda cubs almost every year. Besides the well-known giant pandas, the center is home to some dozens of red pandas as well, to which visitors can get a closer insight thanks to their more lively habits.

The center is committed both to preserve these endangered species and give visitors information on how they are breed and conduct their life. The environment within the park mostly resemble a natural one: pandas are able to wander around in their dedicated sections and feed themselves with bamboo that naturally grows inside.

pandas 1

The giant pandas are considered to be most lazy animals: you had better go in the morning to catch a better glimpse to them and take some good picture. In fact, from noon on they use to retire themselves to sleep in their air-conditioned cages. Pandas’ activity during the day are basically eating and sleeping: they may result as being extremely lazy animals, but it mostly depends on their metabolism in digesting enormous quantities of bamboo. Too say it plainly: they need to eat it lot to gain energy to move around, but, partly as a consequence, also require a great deal of sleeping.

Chengdu Research Base is one of the best location to see pandas from near on and in an habitat mostly resembling their natural one. Definitely not to miss!

 

Cheer up in Qingdao!

On March 25, 2015, in Shandong, by Kate Liu

Imagine this, after a happy swim, you are lying down on the soft beach with a cup of cold beer, enjoying the most pleased summer vacation in your life. Well, all these can be realized in Qingdao!   Lying on the south coast of the Shandong Peninsula, Qingdao is a city of picturesque red-tiled roofs […]

Imagine this, after a happy swim, you are lying down on the soft beach with a cup of cold beer, enjoying the most pleased summer vacation in your life. Well, all these can be realized in Qingdao!

 Qingdao

Lying on the south coast of the Shandong Peninsula, Qingdao is a city of picturesque red-tiled roofs nestled between green hills and blue sea. The mild climate, the bathing beach, and Mount Laoshan make Qingdao a popular health and holiday resort, particularly in summer when visitors come here for sightseeing and escaping the heat. Qingdao is also an industrial city and a major foreign trade port. Its mineral water, wine, and excellent Tsingtao Beer are world-famous. The concrete pier is the symbol of the city. It was originally a wooden structure built in 1890 during the reign of the Emperor Guang Xu of the Qing Dynasty. Ten meters wide and stretching four hundred meters into the sea, the pier ends in a colorful two-story octagonal building, the Wave Stopping Pavilion (Huilange). With its carved beams and painted eaves, this romantic pavilion is an enchanting sight by moonlight.

 

Qingdao is rich in seafood, including fish, prawns,shell fish and sea weed as well as local foods from other areas. Yunxiaolu is a major restaurant area. Qingdao explodes with regional and international deliciousness. By virtue of its seafront location, seafood rightfully dominates the menus. Well-known dishes include “sea cucumbers stewed with shallots”, “stewed salted fish” and “celery with creamy soup”. However, the most famous thing is the Tsingtao Beer. Tsingtao Beer has a pleasant aroma and a well-balanced taste. It has high-malty flavor and well-hopped character. Tsingtao is produced with spring water from Laoshan, a mountain area famous throughout China for the purity of its water.

 

Come to Qingdao with your family or friends. Hanging, shopping, eating, drinking or swimming, either can entertain you and give you an unforgettable experience!

 

Guangzhou: a precious spot at Pearl river delta

On March 24, 2015, in China Travel Gossip, by Jack Li

There is an interesting legend about the origin of Canton city, from Chinese people mostly known as Guangzhou. It tells about a group of four goats, lead by a ram of divine origins, which reached this pleasant place by the delta of the Pearl River and brought here rice seeds in their mouths. Thanks to […]

There is an interesting legend about the origin of Canton city, from Chinese people mostly known as Guangzhou. It tells about a group of four goats, lead by a ram of divine origins, which reached this pleasant place by the delta of the Pearl River and brought here rice seeds in their mouths. Thanks to this, they ensured the sustenance of the population in this area and blessed its future growth.

Guangzhou 1

Guangzhou people are really much interested in good food, and possibly strange one. Guangdong region is one of the few places in China where you can still find dog meat, together with other weird specialties. But don’t be afraid to try the local food: there is a huge variety of typical dishes, which are really worth tasting. You will notice that people in Guangzhou actually spend long time sitting down at the table, just to enjoy food, tea and the pleasure of chatting.

The city is really welcoming both for elderly people and for young students. If you take a stroll along the Pearl riverside you pass by gardens and residential houses with seniors practicing Taichi, but also catch a sight of the magnificent gate of the Sun Yat-sen university. The campus and its park are pretty much enjoyable for taking a walk as well.

The river is the very center of the town life. A river bus service is available to pass from one side to the other or reach other city spots. One can also take a river cruise in order to see the most of the buildings on the riversides from a privileged perspective: such a view at night is quite breath-taking.

Guangzhou 2

Guangzhou is also home to one of the greatest Chinese festivals of flowers, the Spring Festival Flower Fair. Traditional habit in Guangzhou is to give fresh flowers and potted plants as gift for Chinese New Year. So on the days preceding it, the city alleys get completely full with flowers markets and decorations. The city itself really changes its look to host this special event. A must-buy for this celebration is the kumquat plant: its fruits resemble small tangerines, its orange color is really appreciate and the name “kum” means gold in Cantonese. This really much reflects the saying “No flower fairs, no Spring Festival”.

Guangzhou 3

 

Inner Mongolia: on the trail of adventure

On March 19, 2015, in China Travel Gossip, by Jack Li

Starting point for a trip in the uttermost impressive region of Inner Mongolia surely is its capital city, Hohhot. From there on you can find a wide range of tours through its breathtaking steppe and desert, that will let you experience new adventures a bit far from the most beaten tracks. Hohhot is a glowing […]

Starting point for a trip in the uttermost impressive region of Inner Mongolia surely is its capital city, Hohhot. From there on you can find a wide range of tours through its breathtaking steppe and desert, that will let you experience new adventures a bit far from the most beaten tracks.

Hohhot is a glowing city, as much colorful and lively by day as by night. The streets resounds from the sound of music and market places, you will be able to find delicious snacks and typical food at every corner. If you are searching for some more relaxing spots, the city parks and small alleys may be the place for you. Qingcheng Park is a nice location for walking, paddling, go for a ride on the carousel or try its main attraction, the giant wheel. The view from up there is simply astonishing: check the city landmarks from above and pick where to go next.

Hohhot 1

It is not a long way to reach the temple of Five Pagodas, the most renowned one in town. Its relaxing atmosphere and colorful courtyard will let you loosely wander and catch some gorgeous snapshots of Mongolian traditions.

To the city highlights undoubtedly counts the Da Zhao Temple too. It is the largest one in Hohhot and displays a wonderful collection of both dragon sculptures and musical instruments.

Hohhot 2

You should also not be missing the Great Mosque of Hohhot. It is located closer to the Muslim quarter, northern from Da Zhao Temple, and can be reached from there in 10 minutes walking. Its structure is magnificent and stands out against the surroundings. You can surely check it from high on the giant wheel as well! Around the Great Mosque, the entire place is crowded with plenty of small bazaars and restaurants and filled from the smell of typical food stalls.

Hohhot offers some really amazing scenic spots and interesting historic and cultural sites. If you would like to explore the unspoilt landscapes surrounding the city, take part at a daily tour to the desert or a horse ride in the step. These are experiences that truly remain!

 

A pilgrimage to Qufu Shandong

On March 11, 2015, in Shandong, by Kate Liu

You can’t be strange to Confucius, a renowned philosopher, politician and educator in ancient China whose system of belief involving philosophy, politics and ethics (subsequently known as Confucianism) has exerted profound influence on Chinese culture, was revered as the Sacred Model Teacher for Ten Thousand Generations by Chinese emperors. He built up a system of […]

You can’t be strange to Confucius, a renowned philosopher, politician and educator in ancient China whose system of belief involving philosophy, politics and ethics (subsequently known as Confucianism) has exerted profound influence on Chinese culture, was revered as the Sacred Model Teacher for Ten Thousand Generations by Chinese emperors. He built up a system of philosophical thoughts with Ren——“love other people” as its basic virtue, which he considered as the first and highest criterion of man’s behavior and the core of morality. “Treat others the way you want to be treated”, a famous saying you must have heard of, which tells you the wisdom of getting along with others. Do you want to have a deeper understanding of the great man’s thoughts and his legendary life? Then Qufu is your destination!

 Qufu

Located in southwest of Shandong province, Qufu is the birthplace of Confucius, and it served as the capital of the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn Period. It is famous for the “Three Cons”— the Mansion, Temple and Cemetery of Confucius, which enjoys a worldwide fame as a traditional Chinese cultural site. In 1994, they were listed as world cultural heritage sites.

As the heritage sites embodying the core value of traditional Chinese culture—Confucianism, the property areas cover all the necessary elements for demonstrating its historical values and setting. The Temple reflects the paramount position of Confucianism in traditional Chinese culture. The Cemetery, as a graveyard for Confucius and his descendants, provides integral and most important material evidence for the development of the Kong Clan. The Kong Family Mansion, as the office and residence for the direct descendants of Confucius, testifies to the eminent status enjoyed by the Kong family in traditional Chinese society because of Confucianism.

 

Come and have a pilgrimage in Qufu! By watching these historical pavilions, towers, halls and archways, by listening the legends of the great men, by experiencing the grand “Confucius Ceremony” if lucky, you can gain a unique trip full of pleasure and wisdom.

 

Chengdu: “pandas’ city” with all the makings of a good life

On March 10, 2015, in China Travel Gossip, by Jack Li

At first sight Chengdu may look like the typical newly developed, industrial Chinese city. But do not let yourself be deceived by its appearance, cause behind its skyscrapers and modern houses lies a city of warm-hearted people and friendly traditions. In Chengdu, life seems to flow with a slower rhythm: people tend to take their […]

At first sight Chengdu may look like the typical newly developed, industrial Chinese city. But do not let yourself be deceived by its appearance, cause behind its skyscrapers and modern houses lies a city of warm-hearted people and friendly traditions.

In Chengdu, life seems to flow with a slower rhythm: people tend to take their time and enjoy little things, like walking down the river, sitting in parks or just amusing themselves with chatting, eating, drinking tea and playing Mahjong. In a way, everything here makes you more appreciate the small pleasures of life.

Chengdu 3

The strong point of the city is made up by the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, situated at the edge of town. Visitors willing to see these lazy, though so much cute animals in a location almost resembling their natural habitat, may find the right place here. The park is hosting more than 50 adult giant pandas and panda cubs, together with several red pandas.

Beside the Panda Base, the city centre is also really much worth visiting. Some particular areas of town, like the ancient street of Jinli, let shine through how the city may have once looked like. Plenty of traditional temples, parks and picturesque streets let the visitor finally take a break from everyday life’s busyness and indulge in some rest for the soul.

A visit to Jinli ancient street actually combines the chance to delve into this atmosphere, not least by tasting some great local food from the snack stalls along the way, and to visit Wuhou Shrine, a temple of historical significance, which inside hosts a museum with the relics of the Three Kingdoms of China.

chengdu 4

If one would like to take a look at Chengdu inner-city parks too, the Wangjiang Park is well worth seeing. Though it apparently does not belong to the typical touristic hotspots, this park definitely deserves a visit. By taking a stroll inside the park, one can gain an insight into Chinese traditional, leisure-time habits: lots of elderly people juggling, practicing Taiji or playing instruments use to gather and spend some time together here. Middle of the park is the Wangjiang pavillon: from up there one can catch a great view of the river and the surroundings, which is particularly amazing in the sunset light.

Take a chance to visit Chengdu and its surroundings!

 

Yunnan: exotic landscapes, adventurous trips and much more

On March 10, 2015, in China Travel Gossip, by Jack Li

It is not obvious that one knows about cities and local customs of a certain destination, before he travels there. Hitting the road and experiencing it on the spot is surely the best way to learn it truly. Yet South China may sound like an exotic place. You will discover in fact it is, though […]

It is not obvious that one knows about cities and local customs of a certain destination, before he travels there. Hitting the road and experiencing it on the spot is surely the best way to learn it truly. Yet South China may sound like an exotic place. You will discover in fact it is, though in a unexpected, far more interesting way as you may think it to be.

Kunming, the county seat of Yunnan region, is a nice starting point to get ready for the more adventurous moments that such a trip can offer. It is a most beloved city from Chinese tourists: next to its pretty gardens and parks one can also enjoy taking a stroll in its huge shopping alleys.

From there on you can head to the rice terraces located in the southern county of Yuanyang. Usual transport means in Yunnan are long-distance buses: they are cheap and you may be most flexible by planning when and where to leave for another destination. Bus travelling makes you really experience the amazing beauty of southern China landscapes. On the way to Yuanyang, southern from Kunming, and even more by travelling to Xishuangbanna, you will be surrounded by green mountains, rice fields and banana plantations. If you stay at least two days in Yuanyang, you may enjoy watching sunrise and sunset on the rice terraces.

Yunnan1

Not to tell about the starry sky at night, absolutely the clearest and brightest one ever.

Proceeding on your way south, you will reach the most exotic region of Xishuangbanna. Its capital city Jinghong is the best spot to take cruises on the river Mekong and start for amazing jungle tours, visits to ethnic minorities villages and tea plantations.

yunnan2

Apart from its natural treasures, Yunnan also has some of the most beautiful cities, like the ancient town of Lijiang. The old city centre has been declared UNESCO cultural heritage: along its alleys and squares one can find plenty of traditional small shops selling typical food and handmade souvenirs. Lijiang is also well-known for its famous scenic spot on the Black Dragon Pool (Heilongtan), one of the most picturesque landscapes you will ever see in China.

From Lijiang on it is not a long way to come to Dali. Train connections between the two cities are really efficient, you can travel fast and be there in a couple of hours. Dali town has a much more relaxed atmosphere. The inner city resembles a precious stone in its beauty and it is still surrounded by the ancient town wall.  Dali is also a nice place to go souvenirs shopping, but one can also stroll about and find a good coffee-place or a bakery to sit in. The three pagodas from the Tang Dynasty make up the most interesting monument outside the old town. The central one is over thousend years old. They are though all really good preserved and show the best of Dali’s ancient Buddhist tradition.

Once you start your trip in Yunnan you will be surely eager to see more!

 
Page 1 of 11
deeply.xyz - For Sale | Undeveloped

The domain name
deeply.xyz
is for sale!

DNListed by
Protection

Covered by our Buyer Protection Program

Learn more

Fast

Get this domain in less than 24 hours

Learn more

Safe

Safe payments by Adyen

Learn more