Mountain Areas

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 […]

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 […]

Thousand-island Lake

On September 6, 2011, in Hangzhou, Islands, Lakes, More Cities, Mountain Areas, Tours, by Jack Li

Thousand-island Lake is situated in the Chunan County of Zhengjiang Province. The lake is called Thousand-island Lake, because there are 1078 islands in total in the lake. It is 129 kilometers far from Hangzhou and 140 kilometers far from Huang Mountain. It is a pearl on the golden tour line, which includes Hangzhou, Thousand-island Lake […]

Solitary Beauty Peak(Duxiu Peak)

On September 6, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Guilin, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Solitary Beauty Peak is located in Guilin Prince City and is an integral part of the Prince City scenic area. People always describe it as the South Tianyi Column. The name derives from the renowned quote from Southern Dynasty (420-589) literature, ‘none can surpass this solitary peak in beauty’. The peak is also known as […]

The Lijiang River (in Guangxi)

On September 6, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Guilin, Mountain Areas, Rivers & Gorges, by Jack Li

Situated in the east of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Southern China, the Lijiang River Scenic Area is the world’s largest and most beautiful karst landscape, inducing innumerable literati to revel in its beauty throughout the ages. Part of the scenery along the Lijiang River is printed on the back of the newly issued 20 […]

Tianbao Village

On September 6, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Chinese Towns & Villages, Mountain Areas, Sichuan, by Jack Li

It is said that Tianbao Village was built in 1862 by the Qing government as a fortress to prevent the armies of Shi Dakai, a rebel general, to march into Sichuan. It was built along the edge of cliffs. It may seem dangerous if you look down; but as the saying goes, “It is safer […]

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. […]

The Reclining Buddha Mountains

On September 6, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Parks & Gardens, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The Reclining Buddha Mountains, known as the Western Hills, form the basis of the Western Hills Forest Park. Because the mountains look like a Buddha who was lying and resting himself from far away, they were named the Reclining Buddha Mountains. People also refer to them as the Western Hills since they are located in […]

Four Girls Mountains Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Sichuan, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The three main attractions in Four Girls Mountains are Changping Ditch, Shuangqiao Ditch and Haizi Ditch.  Meanwhile, Changping Ditch has been developed as an attraction for many years.  It contains forests, gorges and Snow Mountain.  Horses are the main transportation in the scene spot.  Compared with general appreciation, visitors prefer the involved trip in Changping […]

Shuangqiao (Two Bridges) Ditch

On September 5, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Popular Provinces, Sichuan, by Jack Li

The Four Girls Mountains are composed of three attractions, including Shuangqiao Ditch, Changping Ditch and Haizi Ditch.  Meanwhile, having an elevation of 3840m, Shuangqiao Ditch is the most intensive and attractive one.  The ditch gets its name because two bridges which intend to facilitate local people’s egress are constructed inside the scene spot.  One of […]

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