Thousand-island Lake

On September 6, 2011, in Hangzhou, Islands, Lakes, More Cities, Mountain Areas, Tours, by Jack Li

Thousand-island Lake is situated in the Chunan County of Zhengjiang Province. The lake is called Thousand-island Lake, because there are 1078 islands in total in the lake. It is 129 kilometers far from Hangzhou and 140 kilometers far from Huang Mountain. It is a pearl on the golden tour line, which includes Hangzhou, Thousand-island Lake […]

Seven-Star Cave

On September 6, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Guilin, More Cities, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Seven-Star Cave is a vast limestone cave complex in Seven-Star Park. The cave derives its name from the fact the main karst limestone peaks roughly resemble the stars of the Big Dipper constellation. The earliest exploration of the Seven-Star Cave dates back to the Tang Dynasty about 1,300 years ago. The cave has a year-round […]

Cattle Gorge

On September 6, 2011, in Guilin, More Cities, Nature Scenery, Rivers & Gorges, by Jack Li

Cattle Gorge is located downstream of Mopan Dock. The Gorge draws its name from the multitude of rocks that take the shape of oxen and horses. At this location, Lijiang River splits into two minor rivers running in opposite directions, cutting the river islet into three smaller islets. Drawing inference from the vivid travel notes […]

Solitary Beauty Peak(Duxiu Peak)

On September 6, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Guilin, Mountain Areas, Nature Scenery, by Jack Li

Solitary Beauty Peak is located in Guilin Prince City and is an integral part of the Prince City scenic area. People always describe it as the South Tianyi Column. The name derives from the renowned quote from Southern Dynasty (420-589) literature, ‘none can surpass this solitary peak in beauty’. The peak is also known as […]

The Lijiang River (in Guangxi)

On September 6, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Guilin, Mountain Areas, Rivers & Gorges, by Jack Li

Situated in the east of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in Southern China, the Lijiang River Scenic Area is the world’s largest and most beautiful karst landscape, inducing innumerable literati to revel in its beauty throughout the ages. Part of the scenery along the Lijiang River is printed on the back of the newly issued 20 […]

Drepung Monastery Travel Tips

On September 6, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Tibet, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

1. Visitors need some medicine to prevent the altitude reaction. 2 The delicious foods here are: Lhasa Zanba, Lhasa buttered tea, Best Time to Visit Drepung Monastery The best time to visit Lhasa is the summer and spring because the temperature is moderate, neither cold nor windy. The city is warm throughout the whole year […]

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Drepung Monastery (Zhebingsi)

On September 6, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

Drepung Monastery is on the south slop of Genpeiwuzi Mountain which is ten kilometers away from Lhasa. It is built in 1416 by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden (1397–1449), one of Tsongkhapa’s main disciples, and it was named after the sacred abode in South India of Shridhanyakataka. Drepung Monastery is one of six Tibetan Buddhism Temples […]

The Western Hills Forest Park Travel Tips

On September 6, 2011, in More Cities, Parks & Gardens, Tours, Travel Info, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The Western Hills Park is a must-visit of the local people at the beginning of spring. Longmen is the top of the Western Hills and also the best place to view Dianchi Lake. Besides, the famous Chinese musician, Nie Er, is buried here. The plank road leading to Longmen only allows two people walking abreast. […]

Victoria Harbour Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Activities, Hong Kong, Modern Architecture, More Cities, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Victoria Harbour is the first harbour in China and the third in the world. Rank after to American’s San Francisco and Brazilian’s Rio de Janeiro. The Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbor situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. The name of the harbour comes from the queen’s name of British. […]

Victoria Harbour(Weiduoliya Gang)

On September 5, 2011, in Hong Kong, Modern Architecture, More Cities, by Jack Li

Before Victoria Harbour was named ‘Victoria Harbour’, it was called Harbour of Hongkong or Hongkong Harbour. Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. It is hailed as Pearl of Orient, one of three most famous natural harbours, and one of the most stunning […]

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