Mirror Sea

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

Go down along the mountain road, you will arrive at a large valley. In the valley, many trees and grasses grow and a small river quietly flows through it. The Mirror Sea is situated at the end of the river. The both sides of the valley are high mountains. When autumn comes, the colors of […]

Jiuzhai Valley

Situated in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Nationality autonomous area, JiuzhaiValley is one of the most famous spot in Sichuan province. Being composed of nine villages is the reason why it is known as Jiuzhai (Nine Villages) Valley.  It is said that the god who was in charge of vegetation owned nine brave, kind and […]

Black Dragon Pool Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Kunming, Tours, Travel Info, Waterfalls & Pools, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Black Dragon Pool has been famous for the water, the pool and the maidenhair tree, which are called “three wonders”. There has opened up a “Dragon Spring Watching Plum Garden” which covers an area of over 400 mu (26.67 hectares) since 1990s. Over 100 species gather in the garden which is divided into Art Plum […]

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Black Dragon Pool

On September 5, 2011, in Kunming, Nature Scenery, Waterfalls & Pools, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Black Dragon Pool is at the foot of Five Old Men Peak of Longquan Mountain in the northern countryside of Kunming City. According to the Book of Former Han·Gnas-yig, there was Black Water Temple in the northwest of Dian Lake County, Yizhou County, which means the Black Water Temple in Han Dynasty is today’s Black […]

The Dian Lake Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Kunming, Lakes, Tours, Travel Info, Yunnan, by Jack Li

It is difficult to ask the way into downtown areas of Kunming because most people in Kunming speak with a different dialect. Therefore, it is inconvenient to communicate with them. Furthermore, many citizens in Kunming are from other places outside Kunming, so they actually don’t know roads of Kunming very well. However, if you ask […]

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Hall of Pure Trinity

On September 5, 2011, in Kunming, Temples, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Hall of Pure Trinity is a Taoist temple which is located in the mountain side of West Mountain in Kunming. It was originally an imperial palace for short stays away from the capital in hot summer days for Liang Wang in Yuan Dynasty. Then it was transformed into Pavilion of Jade Emperor in the beginning […]

Temple of Magnificent Pavilion

On September 5, 2011, in Kunming, More Cities, Temples, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Temple of Magnificent Pavilion is located in the mountainside of West Mountain in Kunming, Yunnan Province. When you climb on Huating Mountain, you can see bamboo in uniform rows and pine tree shade along the passageway. In the immense forest, a pavilion decorated with china blue hides among pine and cypress, which is the door […]

Haigeng Park

On September 5, 2011, in Kunming, Lakes, Parks & Gardens, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Haigeng Park was built in the early years of 1960s, in the south of the “Spring City” Kunming in Yunnan Province and at the bank of “Pearl of Plateau” Dian Lake. It is about 10 kilometers away from the center of Kunming and the transportation there is very convenient. “Haigeng” means the dyke of the […]

Guanyin Mountain

On September 2, 2011, in Kunming, Lakes, More Cities, Nature Scenery, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Guanyin Moutain is in the central part of the Dian Lake west bank, which is about 18 kilometers from West Mountain. It is a stone mountain standing abruptly. It is not very high but very cliffy. The shape of the mountain is quite unique like a flying phoenix. Taking a boat on the Dian Lake, […]

White Fish Mouth

On September 2, 2011, in Kunming, Lakes, Valleys and Scenic Spots, Yunnan, by Jack Li

White Fish Mouth Scenic Spot is located in the west bank of the Dian Lake, 30 kilometers away from Kunming. It looks like a peninsula sticks into the Dian Lake. There are exuberant trees and bright and clean lake water, creating a beautiful environment. When the flood season comes, silts come from the west and […]