Lovers in the Middle of Sayram Lake

On September 8, 2011, in Ethnic Group Flavors, Islands, Lakes, Nature Scenery, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

There are four basement islands in the east side of Sayram Lake. The main land is 32 meters higher than the lake and it covers an area of 105 hectares. Some temples were built in islands. In a legend, Sayram Lake was beautiful grassland Lovers int he Middle of Sayram Lake in the past. A […]

Spruce Meadow

On September 1, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Ethnic Group Flavors, Nature Scenery, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Spruce Meadow is also called “the third kingdom to die for love”. At the height of 3240 meters above the sea level, it is a sacred land to people of Naxi nationality. The legend has that you can go to “the third kingdom of Jade Dragon”. According to the record of Dongba, “the third kingdom […]

Olive Dam

On August 29, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Ethnic Group Flavors, Yunnan, by Jack Li

In Thai language Olive Dam (Ganlanba) means “Meng Han”, and Han has the meaning of roll something up. The legend holds it that once when the Shakyamuni Buddha came to Olive Dam to sermon, his followers spread cotton cloth on the ground to welcome him. After he walked away, they rolled up the cloth, and […]

Shigatse

On August 26, 2011, in Cultural Experience, Ethnic Group Flavors, Popular Provinces, Tibet, by Jack Li

Shigatse, the 2nd largest city in Tibet about 300 kilometres from Lhasa. The Tibetan people call it “Shege Tse”, meaning “the manor of fertile soil”. Here, Yalu Tsangpo River converges with Nianchi River at a height of 3,836 meters above sea level. Shigatse enjoys 3,233 hours of sunshine per year, even more than Lhasa. The […]

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Small Water Village

On August 24, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Ethnic Group Flavors, Lakes, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The Small Water Village is in the north of the Lugu Lake. The village is surrounded by hills in three directions and faces a valley in the north direction. The Small Water Village is the last village along the Lugu Lake in Yunnan Province. The boundary line of the Yunnan and Sichuan is at the […]

JinzhuZhuang Village

JinzhuZhuang Village is famous for golden bamboo groves and is regarded as the first of the thirteen villages of Longji. 80 families and 450 people live in JinzhuZhuang Village, which is a typical village of the Zhuang nationality and is known as “the first village in BeiZhuang”. In 1992, JinzhuZhuang Village was accredited as a […]

Huangluo Yao Village

Huangluo Yao Village is located along the Jinjiang River. Here live 60 families and 400 people, who are all HongYao nationality. The women here all wear long raven hair. You can see women whose hair can brush against the surface of road everywhere. The longest hair is as long as 1.81 meter, so this village […]

Jieba Village

On August 16, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Ethnic Group Flavors, Tibet, by Jack Li

You will be a little amazed when you arrive at Linzhi, even if you have been to Lhasa or Mount Everest. The unsophisticated and archaic primitivity is also a point where lead people into the interesting part of Ba Songcuo Lake. Tibetans who live in Gongbu Jiangda County are called “Gongbu People”(means people who live […]

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Dali

On August 11, 2011, in Dali, Ethnic Group Flavors, Must-sees, by Jack Li

The full name of Dali is Dali Bai nationality autonomous prefecture, a member of the first group of 24 history and culture cities. It has a long historical standing and wins the title of “Literate City”. The landscape of Dali is beautiful. Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake are national natural reserves and Dali is one […]

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The Xingping Town

On August 11, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Ethnic Group Flavors, Guilin, by Jack Li

The Xingping Town is a little town in the Guangxi Province of China. It occupies the northeast part of the Yangshuo County, one of the most famous tourist destinations in China. The town is 25 kilometers away from the Yangshuo County. It is known for its beautiful hills and rivers. Thanks to the natural forces […]

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