Mount Everest

On August 26, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Tibet, by Jack Li

Mount Everest, or “Mount Qomolangma”, is situated in the Himalayas Mountains stretching along the border of China and Nepal. The sea level elevation of Mount Everest is 8844.43 meters, making it the highest mountain in the world. Many mountaineers had tied but failed to climbed the mountain until the year 1953, some of them even […]

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Mount Shisha Pangma

On August 26, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Tibet, by Jack Li

Mount Shisha Pangma is located in the middle of the Himalaya. The name of the mountain means “a place with awful and fickle climate” in Tibetan language. It is the 14th highest mountain in the world with a sea level elevation of 8012 meters. Among all the mountains that are higher than 8000 meters in […]

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Karoula Glacier

On August 26, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Tibet, by Jack Li

Karoula Glacier, a wondrous masterpiece of nature, lies on the southern slope of Mount Naiqinkangsang, one of the four highest mountains in Tibet. On its top is an ice cap with gentle slopes, and at its bottom two ice tongues in the shape of hanging glacier. The one on the east measures 3 kilometres in […]

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Nam Lake

On August 26, 2011, in Lakes, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Tibet, by Jack Li

The meaning of Nam Lake in Tibetan language is “Sky Lake”, which is one of the three sacred lakes. The lake is at the altitude of 4718 meters, 70 kilometers long from west to east and 30 kilometers wide from south to north, with an area of 1920 square kilometers. It is the biggest lake […]

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Mount Hengshan Travel Tips

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Other Regions, Shanxi, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Generally speaking visitors don’t need to get overnight accommodation while visiting Mount Hengshan. If you need to put up at the scenic spot area, you can choose a hotel near the parking lot or a local farmer’s house. There are parking places both in the Hanging Temple and on the mountain side, charging 5 yuan […]

Beiyue Temple

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanxi, Temples, by Jack Li

Beiyue Temple is also known as Hengzong Hall, Zhenyuan Hall or Yuanling Hall, and it is commonly called Chao Hall for short. The gorgeous old temple is located half way up the mountain side south of Tian Feng Peak with abrupt cliffs at its north end and a deep valley in front of it. Built […]

Mount Hengshan

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Mount Hengshan (meaning persistence), also known as Mount Changshan (meaning everlasting) in Shanxi Province is one of the Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism in China. Legend holds that about 4,000 years ago when Emperor Shun made a cruise hunting across the country, he title the mountain “North Great Mountain” for its lofty peaks and grand […]

Mian Mountain Travel Tips

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Shanxi, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Main Mountain belongs to the typical temperate continental monsoon climate. The feature of the climate is warm but a large temperature difference between winter and spring. The average temperature from June to October is 22°C. The annual rainfall is about 540 mm and mostly concentrates in summer. Best time to visit Mian Mountain Mian Mountain […]

Overline Bridge

On August 25, 2011, in Activities, Mountain Areas, Popular Provinces, Shanxi, by Jack Li

Overline Bridge is an over 300m long bridge which is just 20m far from the mountain’s top.   But the distance between it and the bottom is more than 300m.  Connecting the rock trench to Mosi Tower, the whole bridge is nearly a 75—degree cliff.  Its breathtaking extent performs equally with the ThousandFeetBuilding on Hua Mountain.  […]

Daluo Palace

On August 25, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Palaces, Shanxi, by Jack Li

Daluo Palace, since ancient times, has many wonderful tales. It was said that the Daluo Palace was the fairyland which Jie Zitui had seen in Jin Kingdom during the Spring and Autumn Period. Another tale is that the daughter of Emperor Tang Gaozu had practiced Taoism in the palace. Chinese Taoism thinks the heaven immortals […]

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