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 […]

The Dian Lake

On September 2, 2011, in Kunming, Lakes, Must-sees, Nature Scenery, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The Dian Lake, also named Kunming Lake or Kunming Pool is a big lake in the Province ofYunnan in China. Regarded as the “Pearl on Plateau”, the Dian Lake is the center of the Kunming scenic site. The Dian Lake is in the southwest of Kunming along with West Mountain tothe west of the lake, […]

Badaguan Convalescence Area Travel Tips

On September 2, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Qingdao, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Badaguan Convalescene Area is one of the most famous attractions in Qingdao. There are many fancy villas dotted in the area. But all the villas are not open to public except for the Huashi Villa. You can only enjoy the gorgeos exteriors of them. As for the Huashi Villa, please remember that you can […]

The Diaoyutai Villa of Qingdao

On September 2, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Historical Relics, Qingdao, by Jack Li

The No. 8 on the Shanhaiguan Avenue is the Diaoyutai Villa of Qingdao. It is called “the Diaoyutai Villa” because many Chinese and foreign political leaders stayed there during their visit to Qingdao (There is a famous hotel in Beijing called “Diaoyutai”, and it is used for receiving political leaders all over the world.). The […]

The Huashi Villa

On September 2, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, More Cities, Qingdao, by Jack Li

The Huashi Villa is one of the most renowned attractions in the Badaguan Convalescence Area. The whole villa covers an area of 0.3 hectare, with a floor area of 753.7 square meters. Built in 1932, the architectural style of it is one of a kind. The architect of the villa, a Russian named Gerasimov, combined […]

The Princess’s House and the Songs’ Garden

On September 2, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Historical Relics, More Cities, Qingdao, by Jack Li

The No. 16 in the Juyongguan Avenue is the elegant Princess’ House. Established in the 1930s, the building occupies an area of 1,000 square metres, with a floor area of 721.98 square meters. The typical Denmark style building looks like an exact realistic version of those buildings described in Andersen’s fairy tales. The exquisite house […]

The Second Bathing Beach

On September 2, 2011, in Activities, Beaches, More Cities, Qingdao, by Jack Li

The Second Bathing Beach, also known as “the Taiping Bay Beach”, is located next to the Huashi Villa in the Badaguan Convalescence Area, along the Taiping Bay. The bathing beach was developed by the German governor of Qingdao in the Republican period of China, when Qingdao was a colony of Germany. After the People’s Republic […]

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