The Wuzi Hall

On September 8, 2011, in Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Wuzi Hall is the main hall of the Sangye Temple. The three storey hall faces the east, with a floor area of around 6000 square meters. The height of each storey is between 5.5 to 6 meters. Because the storeys are much higher than usual storeys, it appears from the outside that the Wuzi […]

The Sangye Temple

On September 8, 2011, in Historical Relics, Mountain Areas, Museums, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Sangye Temple is located on the foot of the Holly Mountain of Haiburi in the Shannan Prefecture in Tibet, beside the Yarlung Zangbo River. Built in the Tupo Period, it has a history for over a thousand years now. The Sangye Temple is one of the most famous ancient buildings in Tibet because of […]

The West Lake in Hangzhou Travel Tips

On September 7, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Hangzhou, Lakes, Mountain Areas, Temples, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The West Lake Ticket: Lingyin Temple: RMB 30 Feilaifeng Mountain: RMB 35 Yuemiao Temple: RMB 25 Liuhe Pagoda: RMB 20 Hupao: RMB 15 Guozhuang Village: RMB 10 Santan Yinyue: RMB 20 Yuhuang Mountain: RMB 10 Leifeng Xizhao: RMB 40 Sudi Chunxiao: free of charge Quyuan Fenghe: free of charge Pinghu Qiuyue: free of charge How […]

Pinghu Qiuyue

On September 7, 2011, in Hangzhou, Lakes, More Cities, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

Pinghu Qiuyue, literally “the autumnal moon over the calm West Lake”, is one of the ten most famous sights in the West Lake scenic spot. The West Lake is most beautiful and poetic on a moonlit night. The scene is beside the West Lake on the south of Gushan Mountain and on the west of […]

Nanping Wanzhong

On September 7, 2011, in Hangzhou, Lakes, Mountain Areas, Temples, by Jack Li

Nanping Wanzhong literally means “the Chiming of the Nanping Mountain”. Nanping Mountain is situated to the south of the West Lake. The main height of the Nanping Mountain is only several hundred metres high but the mountain range goes on for thousands of metres; it is covered in forests, and the cliffs are steep and […]

One Hundred Beds Museum in Southern China

On September 6, 2011, in Hangzhou, Historical Relics, Museums, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

One Hundred Beds Museum is the first museum in China which specializes in collecting and displaying old beds.  Located in the 210 east street, the museum is also known as “Zhao’s Hall”.  Covering an area of 1200sqm, it collects tens of the essence works of old beds in southern China from Ming, Qing dynasty and […]

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The Colorful Waterfall

On September 6, 2011, in Nature Scenery, Sichuan, Tombs, Waterfalls & Pools, by Jack Li

The Colorful Waterfall, otherwise known as the Luohun Terrace Waterfall, is the most breathtaking waterfall in the Shunan Bamboo Sea. It is located in the Calabash Valley between the Stone Drum Hill and the Stone Gong Hill. The Shuiliao Stream flows down from the cliff beside the valley and form a splendid 4-level waterfall below […]

Longyin Cave

On September 6, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Mountain Areas, Sichuan, Temples, by Jack Li

Longyin Cave is situated on Jiulong Mountain about 980 m above sea level. Around it there are undulating mountains covered in bamboo forests. When wind blows the woods give off a low rustling sound. It reminds people of the roaring of a dragon, so the cave is called “Longyin”, meaning the roaring of the dragon. […]

Water Mirror (ShuiJing) Stage

On September 6, 2011, in Historical Relics, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, by Jack Li

The Water Mirror Stage covers a big area and the eastern part of the stage is often used as the background screen in the plays while the western part, faced with the Shengmu Palace, serves as the proscenium. Under the stage eight large earthen jars functioned as loudspeakers. According to Chinese traditions, when people redeem […]

The Buddhist Relics Tower

On September 6, 2011, in Popular Provinces, Shanxi, Temples, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

The Buddhist Relics Tower is located in Futu Court in Fengsheng Temple. The legend holds that after the death of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, his bone ash formed many shiny beads, which were called Buddhist relics (Shelizi) by his followers. Only one of the beads were buried under the tower, however, when the Qing […]

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