The Sangye Temple

On September 8, 2011, in Historical Relics, Mountain Areas, Museums, Temples, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Sangye Temple is located on the foot of the Holly Mountain of Haiburi in the Shannan Prefecture in Tibet, beside the Yarlung Zangbo River. Built in the Tupo Period, it has a history for over a thousand years now. The Sangye Temple is one of the most famous ancient buildings in Tibet because of […]

Sayram Lake Travel Tips

On September 8, 2011, in Cultural Experience, Ethnic Group Flavors, Festivals, Lakes, Travel Info, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

Accommodation: You can get accommodations in some hotels around the lake. The temperature is low here and visitors need to add clothes timely. Diet: You will taste some special dishes here like boiled in clear soup mutton, roasted mutton and milk tea. Best Time to Visit Sayram Lake: In the end of July and the […]

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Lovers in the Middle of Sayram Lake

On September 8, 2011, in Ethnic Group Flavors, Islands, Lakes, Nature Scenery, Xinjiang, by Jack Li

There are four basement islands in the east side of Sayram Lake. The main land is 32 meters higher than the lake and it covers an area of 105 hectares. Some temples were built in islands. In a legend, Sayram Lake was beautiful grassland Lovers int he Middle of Sayram Lake in the past. A […]

Sayram Lake (Sailimu Lake)

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

The national level scenic spot Sayram Lake (simplified Chinese: 赛里木湖; traditional Chinese: 賽裡木湖; pinyin:sài lǐ mù hú; literally “Sailimu Lake”) is located in the west of Yining City, Xingjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. The lake in a basin which is located in the north way of the Silk Road and it has 90km to the […]

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 […]

How to find the perfect present at the Beijing markets

On September 7, 2011, in Beijing, China Travel Gossip, Shopping, by Jack Li

      When you travel to Beijing, the markets are the perfect opportunity to get some little knick-knacks to take back home to your friends and family. However, amid the choice you have to sort out the winners from the binners.  Markets are located everywhere in the city and just a short walk away from a subway station and are highly […]

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