Kanas Lake (Kanasi)

On September 8, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Lakes, Modern Architecture, Mountain Areas, Must-sees, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Kanas is a Mongolian word. It means the place of rich beauty and mystery. The Kanas Lake lies in the north of Burqin Country, 180 kilometers away from the town. The lake covers an area of 44.78 square kilometers, which is ten times larger than the well-known Bogota Lake. The deepest part of the Kanas […]

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The Heaven Pool

On September 8, 2011, in China Attractions, Cool Places, Must-sees, Nature Scenery, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

The Heaven Pool is dotted on the mountainside of the Bogda Peak, the highest peak in the east chain of the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang Province. The average sea level elevation there is 1928 meters. Renowned for its cultural value and picturesque lake scene, the Heaven Pool was named as one of the first main […]

Sayram Lake (Sailimu Lake)

On September 8, 2011, in Lakes, Must-sees, Nature Scenery, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

The national level scenic spot Sayram Lake (simplified Chinese: 赛里木湖; traditional Chinese: 賽裡木湖; pinyin:sài lǐ mù hú; literally “Sailimu Lake”) is located in the west of Yining City, Xingjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. The lake in a basin which is located in the north way of the Silk Road and it has 90km to the […]

The West Lake in Hangzhou

On September 7, 2011, in Activities, Hangzhou, Lakes, Must-sees, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

The West Lake is a poem, a painting, a beautiful story. It has overwhelmed both those who live by it and the travelers. The city of Hangzhou is famous for its natural scenery, and most of all, it is famous for the West Lake. The West Lake is one of the most renowned tourist attractions […]

Jinci Temple

On September 6, 2011, in Must-sees, Shanxi, Temples, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

Jinci is a must-see in Taiyuan City. People also say that “Not going Jinci temple when you are in Taiyuan is like not going to the Forbidden City when you are in Beijing.” It situates in 25km away from downtown Taiyuan, Xuanweng Mountain. The Temple is under special protection of the state attracting visitors all […]

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A world wonder worth seeing!

On September 5, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Cultural Experience, Great Wall, Must-sees, by Jack Li

    With the Great Wall of China being one of the Seven Wonders of the World, I had very high expectations of my trip to the Muitianyu section. With the help of China Tours, I was able to book a day visit which picked me up directly from my Beijing Hotel and took me the 70km journey to the wall […]

Four Girls Mountains

On September 5, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Must-sees, Nature Scenery, Sichuan, by Jack Li

Four Girls Mountains is situated in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang region. It consists of four ice-covered mountains, which resemble four beautiful girls who wore white veils. And the youngest girl is slim with a graceful posture. When people mention the Four Girls Mountains, it usually refers to the youngest girl mountain. The local Tibetans worship the Four Girls Mountains, because it was said […]

The Leshan Giant Buddha Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Historical Relics, Must-sees, Sichuan, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Leshan Giant Buddha is a huge stone statue of Maitreya. Visitors can enjoy the best view of the buddha from the river beside it. The stone Maitreya is not only famous for its vividness, but also for its solemn apperance. In addition, since local climate is relatively damp and hot, tourists are suggested to […]

The Leshan Giant Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha is situated in the City of Leshan in Sichuan Province. It was carved on the cliff beside the infall of the Minjiang River, the Qingyi River, and the Dadu River. Built in the Tang Dynasty, it is the biggest stone statue of Maitreya in the world. The height of the Leshan […]

Nuorilang Waterfall

On September 5, 2011, in Must-sees, Nature Scenery, Popular Provinces, Sichuan, Waterfalls & Pools, by Jack Li

The height of Nuorilang Waterfall is 2365 meters. The Nuorilang Waterfall drops 20 meters and is 270 meters wide. It is the widest waterfall in China. Nuorilang in Tibetan means god whose image is tall and majestic. So Nuorilang Waterfall means grand, majestic waterfall. The top of the waterfall is as flat as platform. It […]

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