Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes

Penglai, Where the Immortals Live

Penglai, Where the Immortals Live This is the Olympus in China. Penglai, Yantai, Shandong province is the place where the eight immortals cross the ocean in ancient Chinese myth. Penglai doesn’t enjoy this reputation for no reason. Located on north end of Shandong peninsula, this is city is usually in mysterious mist and its wonder of […]

 

A Palace Playground

Would you rather live in a castle by the sea or a castle by a lake? I always thought I would want to live in a castle by the sea however, upon visiting the Summer Palace in Beijing I am thinking to changing my dream to a castle by a lake. The Summer Palace in […]

The Sound of Xi’an

We all know it, there is a lot more to see in and around Xi’an than the Terracotta Warriors. I’m not saying you shouldn’t go, it’s worth a trip but hopefully not the only place you want to see when you travel to Xi’an. As an ancient capital the city has played an important role […]

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A Quiet Spot in Busy Beijing

On April 16, 2012, in Beijing, Temples, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

Everybody who stops by in Beijing on a China tour might only have time to see the main tourist attractions. But if you have enough time for more, you should take a closer look at the less crowded and maybe even hidden places and there are many of those throughout the city. Of course, you […]

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Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring… and The Palace

On April 12, 2012, in Historical Relics, Temples, Tours, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

There are some highlights on your travel to Beijing which should not be missed. ‘Yiheyuan’ or The Summer Palace (The Palace) is no exception. In order to truly appreciate what The Palace has to offer, be prepared to allocate a large proportion of your day there. This becomes evident when considering that the grounds of […]

Go for a Spring Break in Wuhan

On March 29, 2012, in Festivals, Lakes, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, Travel Info, by Jack Li

It comes to a high time to plan your China tour in the beautiful springtime and open the arms to brace the God’s gifts of nature. Think about going on a nice journey during the Qingming Festival? Don’t you ever forget to put Wuhan into your destination list. Book your China flights to Wuhan now, […]

 

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

On November 18, 2011, in Historical Relics, Tours, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, Xi'an, by Jack Li

Xi’an has lots of Attractions to see. One of these many actions is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Seeing the Wild Goose Pagoda will add memories to your Xi’an tour. If you are staying in downtown Xian the Wild Goose Pagoda will only be 2.49 miles from your Xi’an Hotel. So the Pagoda is in […]

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Thousand-Buddha Cave

On September 8, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

In the middle part of the Tuyugou Canyon, the Thousand-Buddha Cave is one of the top three Buddhism Grottoes in Xinjiang. It started to build at the Jin Dynasty (265-420). It is among the first list of protected cultural relics in Xinjiang autonomous region. In the Jin Dynasty, the Tuyugou Grottoes are important for the […]

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 […]

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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