The Big Banyan Travel Tips

On July 18, 2011, in Guilin, Travel Info, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Situated in Yangshuo County, Guilin in Guangxi Zhuang nationality autonomous region, the Big Banyan is over 1500 years old and measures 17 meters in height and over 7 meters in circumference. The shade of the big old banyan covers more than one mu (about 667 m2). Such a weather-beaten banyan is regarded as a holy […]

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The Big Banyan Tree Park

On July 18, 2011, in Guilin, Nature Scenery, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Located in Gaotian District of Yangshuo County, Big Banyan Park is on the bank of Jinbao River. On the opposite side of the river there is a narrow passage through the middle of a stone hill, making Big Banyan Park also known as Chuanyan Big Banyan. 7.5 kilometers away from Chuanyan Village, Gaotian District and […]

The Big Banyan

On July 18, 2011, in Cool Places, Guilin, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Seven kilometers east of the County of Yangshuo, visitors will find a prominent and towering tree known as the Big Banyan Tree. It has survived wind and rain over centuries since it was planted during the Sui Dynasty (581-618). It is also famous because the Chinese movie The Third Sister Liu was partly filmed here. The […]

Beijing Botanical Garden Travel Tips

On July 18, 2011, in Beijing, Parks & Gardens, Travel Info, by Jack Li

A National AAAA Tourist Attraction, Beijing Botanical Garden is a national popular science base of forestry, a national science education base for wild plants protection, a National Youth Science and Technology Education Base and an ideological education base of the central state organs. It is one of the first complex of quality parks in Beijing. […]

Beijing Botanical Garden

On July 14, 2011, in Beijing, Other Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Beijing Botanical Garden is located between the Xiangtan Park in Haidian district and the Jade Spring Mountain (near the Wofo Temple), it was built under the approval of the State Council in 1956.  It is an extensive botanical garden, popularizing knowledge about plants among its visitors. As well as exhibiting species of plants long know […]

Beihai Park Travel Tips

On July 14, 2011, in Beijing, Parks & Gardens, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

If the visitors choose a sunny day to visit Beihai Park, they can enjoy the beauty of enchanting scenery and reflections in the water. Standing on the White Dagoba of the Jade Islet, visitors can have a panoramic view of the Beijing city. The whole park is divided into two sightseeing districts; visitors need to […]

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Carefree Garden

Carefree Garden is a delightful hidden spot standing on the east end of Beihai’s coastline. It was originally the site of Ninghe Temple in the Ming Dynasty and rebuilt into a garden in 1757 during Qianlong’s reign. In the summertime, magnificent trees provide visitors with a refreshing lushness and shade. The water of Beihai trickles […]

Jingxin Chamber

On July 14, 2011, in Beijing, Historical Relics, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Jingxin Chamber (previously known as Jingqing Chamber), covering a total area of 4,700 m2, is on the north shore of Beihai Park with The Hall of Heavenly Kings on its right. It was built in 1757 under Emperor Qianlong’s rule and served as a study room for the crown prince. Water flows over and around […]


Jade Islet

On July 13, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Qionghua Islet (Jade Islet), with a height of 32.3 meters and a circumference of 913 meters, is otherwise known as Qiong Islet. The islet also gets the name of White Pagoda Mountain because of the white Pagoda that stands at its tip. Qionghua means beautiful jade, so the islet has come to be known as […]

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Beihai Park (Beihaigongyuan )

On July 13, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Beihai Park is located in inner Beijing, west of Jingshan Mountain and northwest of the Palace Museum. The park covers 71 hectares with water area of 583 mu (38.8 hectares) and land area of 480 mu (32.2 hectares). It was the Outer Palace in the Liao, Jin and Yuan Dynasties then served as the imperial […]

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