Stone Gate Temple

On September 9, 2011, in Historical Relics, Mountain Areas, Qingdao, Temples, by Jack Li

Stone Gate Temple is situated in the mountains on the north of the main height Dazhaiding Mountain. It is called Stone Gate Temple because it uses two gigantic stones as the temple gate. It was built in 1166 and it used to consist of the Great Buddha’s Hall, Heavenly King’s Hall, Bell Tower, Drum Tower […]

Qifeng Yishi

On September 9, 2011, in Cool Places, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Qingdao, by Jack Li

Qifeng Yishi means “strange-shaped boulders and rocks.” If you drive along 204 National Road past Dazhushan Mountain, you will see on the southern slope of the mountain a stone turtle climbing towards the peak. Legend has it that it used to be the gold turtle kept in the Yaochi Pool of the Queen Mother of […]

Mayi Nunnery

On September 9, 2011, in China Attractions, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Qingdao, by Jack Li

If you walk uphill from the Stone Gate Stream to the Mayi Mountain, you will see the ruins of Mayi Nunnery before your eyes. According to record, hermits of the old times had stayed here. In the cliff behind the nunnery there is a delicately made stone chamber with an arch door of two metres […]

Zhushan Xiugu

On September 9, 2011, in Activities, Adventure Trip, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Qingdao, by Jack Li

Zhushan Xiugu means “the elegant valley of the mountains.” It lies on the eastern slope of Dazhushan Mountain and is more than one and a half miles long. At the bottom of the valley, a stream flows through and pours into the artificial lake at the foot of the mountain. Walking along the bank of […]

Dazhushan Mountain Scenic Spot

On September 9, 2011, in Activities, Adventure Trip, Nature Scenery, Qingdao, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Dazhushan Mountain is situated on the coast in the southeast of the city of Jiaonan. It is more than 20 kilometres from north to south. Dazhaiding, the main height, is 486 metres above sea level and occupies 65 square km. Being a place of both cultural and natural content, Dazhushan Mountain has long been a […]

Kanas Lake Travel Tips

On September 9, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Lakes, Mountain Areas, Tours, Travel Info, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

The Kanas Lake is 1347 meters above sea level. By climbing up 4000 stairs from the west bank you can get up to the Guanyu Pavillon. You can appreciate the whole picture of the Kanas Lake and its six gulfs from this height. The Kanas Lake is 160 kilometers away from the Burqin County. From […]

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Cloud Sea with Buddhism Light

On September 8, 2011, in Lakes, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

If you get to the Guanyu Pavilion to see the sunrise in the Kanas Lake, you can also witness how the clouds and frogs move slowly. Sometimes the cloud sea are with light similar to Buddhism light in the Mount Emei. Mount Emei is a famous attraction in Sichuan province. In August when it rains, […]

Tuvas Village

Tuvas is an old minority ethnic group. People of Tuvas live mainly by hunting and moving about in search of pasture. For the last 400 years, the Tuvas people have settled in the Kanas Lake. The people are known for their strength and bravery. They are very good at horse riding, skiing, dancing and singing. […]

Changdi Dam

On September 8, 2011, in Lakes, Nature Scenery, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Changdi Dam is in the mouth of the lake to the north of Kanas Lake in Burqin County, Xinjiang Province. The Changdi Dam is well known for there being more than one kilometer of dead wood. There used to be big pieces of driftwood in the Kanas Lake. Then some very strong wind came from […]

Moon Gulf

On September 8, 2011, in Lakes, Nature Scenery, Rivers & Gorges, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Moon Gulf lies within a kilometer to the upper stream of the Wolong Gulf. The Moon Gulf is quite and beautiful. It changes a little bit as seasons change. There is actually a precious pearl in the Kanas Lake. The riverbed of the Kanas Lake is formed by S shape gulfs. One of them is […]