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 […]

Xixi National Wetland Park Travel Tips

On September 8, 2011, in Hangzhou, Nature Scenery, Parks & Gardens, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Xixi National Wetland Park is a new hot tourism spot in Hangzhou attracting tourists all over the world. Visitor can enjoy boating on the rivers, the flowers are beautiful and trees are shady. You can have a good break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Tips: 1. As an ecological park, Xixi can […]

Xixi National Wetland Park

On September 8, 2011, in Hangzhou, Lakes, Nature Scenery, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Xixi National Swamp Park located 5km away from the famous West Lake is a rare urban wetland. Xixi National Wetland Park covers 10.08km2 of which 3.46km2 opens to public. The walking trails are 8km in total which takes 3 hour or so to cover the entire park. Water is the soul of Xixi. 70% of […]

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 […]

Sudi Chunxiao

On September 7, 2011, in Hangzhou, Lakes, More Cities, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Sudi Chunxiao, meaning “Sudi Dam in spring”, is the top of the Ten Sights of the West Lake. Sudi Dam is a three-kilometer long dam that connects the southern and the northern scenic spots. The dam is 36 metres wide. In the Song Dynasty, Sushi, a very prominent Chinese poet, was appointed the governor of […]

Quyuan Fenghe

On September 7, 2011, in Hangzhou, Lakes, Parks & Gardens, Rivers & Gorges, by Jack Li

Quyuan Fenghe means “the lotuses in Quyuan Yard”. It is at the place where Jishajian River flows into the West Lake. In the Southern Song Dynasty there used to be a royal wine distillery where there was a pond. The people working in the distillery raised lotuses in the pond. In summer, the scent of […]

Pinghu Qiuyue

On September 7, 2011, in Hangzhou, Lakes, More Cities, Towers, Pagodas & Grottoes, by Jack Li

Pinghu Qiuyue, literally “the autumnal moon over the calm West Lake”, is one of the ten most famous sights in the West Lake scenic spot. The West Lake is most beautiful and poetic on a moonlit night. The scene is beside the West Lake on the south of Gushan Mountain and on the west of […]

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 […]

Duanqiao Canxue

On September 7, 2011, in Cool Places, Hangzhou, Lakes, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Duanqiao Canxue, meaning “the broken bridge in the snow”, is a very famous sight of the West Lake. Duanqiao, the broken bridge, is on the eastern end of the Dam Baidi and faces the city of Hangzhou. After it has snowed and you stand on Baoshi Mountain and look to the south, the West Lake […]

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