It Helps You When You Are in China, AirAsia!

On October 11, 2010, in Transportation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

How much is your China Flight tickets for your well-prepared China Tour? Could believe that you can just pay 500 RMB for a flight from Tianjin to Kuala Lumpor? Here it is, AirAsia make your dream come true! AirAsia was established in 1993 and commenced operations on 18 November 1996. It was originally founded by […]

How much is your China Flight tickets for your well-prepared China Tour? Could believe that you can just pay 500 RMB for a flight from Tianjin to Kuala Lumpor? Here it is, AirAsia make your dream come true!

AirAsia was established in 1993 and commenced operations on 18 November 1996. It was originally founded by agovernment-owned conglomerate DRB-Hicom. On 2 December 2001, the heavily-indebted airline was purchased by former Time Warner executive Tony Fernandes’s company Tune Air Sdn Bhd for the token sum of one ringgit. This was after great deliberation as the initial offer was fifty sen. Fernandes proceeded to engineer a remarkable turnaround, turning a profit in 2002 and launching new routes from its hub in Kuala Lumpur International Airport at breakneck speed, undercutting former monopoly operator Malaysia Airlines with promotional fares as low as RM1 (US$0.27).

AirAsia operates with the world’s lowest unit cost of US$0.023/ASK and a passenger break-even load factor of 52%. It has hedged 100% of its fuel requirements for the next three years, achieves an aircraft turnaround time of 25 minutes, has a crew productivity level that is triple that of Malaysia Airlines and achieves an average aircraft utilisation rate of 13 hours a day.

The airline claims ‘No Admin Fee’, but has introduced a number of fees for services that are free on many airlines. Its fees and charges are: seating fee (charged for pre-selecting seats, higher for ‘hot seats’ near the front or exits, with priority boarding), ‘convenience fee’ (a per passenger, per flight charge imposed for all means of payment other than direct debit (only available for customers of certain Malaysian banks)), marked-up airport tax charges, a charge for in-flight entertainment including use of seat-back video, a checked luggage fee (charged by weight, not by piece, with excess baggage charges payable for carrying baggage exceeding 15 kg, if not pre-booked), charges for food, for use of a wheelchair and for amenity kit (pillow, blanket and eyeshade).

On 27 December 2006, AirAsia’s CEO Tony Fernandes unveiled a five-year plan to further enhance its presence in Asia. In the plan, AirAsia will strengthen and enhance its route network by connecting all the existing cities in the region and expanding further into Indochina, Indonesia, Southern China (Kun Ming, Xiamen, Shenzen) and India. The airline will focus on developing its hubs in Bangkok and Jakarta through its sister companies, Thai AirAsia and Indonesia AirAsia. Hence, with increase frequency and addition of new routes, AirAsia expects passenger volume to hit 18 million by end-2007. From September 2007, AirAsia’s Kuala Lumpur hub is fully operated with A320s while Thai AirAsia received its first Airbus A320 in October 2007. Indonesia AirAsia received its first Airbus by January 2008.

In 2003, AirAsia opened a second hub at Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru near Singapore and launched its first international flight to Bangkok. AirAsia has since started a Thai subsidiary, added Singapore itself to the destination list, and commenced flights to Indonesia. Flights to Macau started in June 2004, while flights to Mainland China (Xiamen) and the Philippines (Manila) started in April 2005. Flights to Vietnam andCambodia followed later in 2005 and to Brunei and Myanmar in 2006, the latter by Thai AirAsia.

Just repack your packages, make your Asia come to you! Start from China, and click chinatrveldepot.com for more help.

Repack Your Packages, Travel Asia from China

On October 11, 2010, in Adventure Trip, Tips & Ideas, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

You will find a fantastic exploration around the Asia. Just book a China Flight for the very first beginning of China Tour, then start your Asia trip to Japan, Korea, Thailand and Singapore. When your flight arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport, you will see the big tremendous steel-structure building standing there. Stop 1, Beijing, […]

You will find a fantastic exploration around the Asia. Just book a China Flight for the very first beginning of China Tour, then start your Asia trip to Japan, Korea, Thailand and Singapore. When your flight arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport, you will see the big tremendous steel-structure building standing there.

Stop 1, Beijing, the capital

At the heart of Beijing’s historical centre lies the Forbidden City, the enormous palace compound that was the home of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties; the Forbidden City hosts the Palace Museum, which contains imperial collections of Chinese art. Surrounding the Forbidden City are several former imperial gardens, parks and scenic areas, notably the Beihai, Shichahai, Zhongnanhai, Jingshan andZhongshan. These places, like the Beihai Park are described to be masterpieces of Chinese gardening art, and are popular tourist destinations with tremendous historical importance; Zhongnanhai during the modern era has also been the political heart of various Chinese governments and regimes and is now the headquarters of the Communist Party of China. From Tiananmen Square, which is located right across the Forbidden City, there are several notable sites, such as the Tiananmen, Qianmen, the Great Hall of the People, National Museum of China, Monument to the People’s Heroes, and Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. The Summer Palace and the Old Summer Palace both lie at the western part of the urban city of Beijing; the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site displays a comprehensive collection of imperial gardens and palaces that functioned as the summer retreat for the Qing Dynasty emperors.

Stop 2, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

Hangzhou is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. It is often known as one of the most beautiful cities in China. It has been ranked as one of the ten most scenic cities in China. Although Hangzhou has been through many recent urban developments, it still retains its historical and cultural heritage. Today, tourism remains an important factor for Hangzhou’s economy. One of Hangzhou’s most popular sights is West Lake. The lake itself covers an area of 6 km2 (600 hectares) and includes some of Hangzhou’s most notable historic and scenic places. Adjacent to the lake is a scenic area covering over 50 square kilometres. The area includes historical pagodas, cultural sites, as well as the natural beauty of the lake and hills. There are two causeways across the lake.

Stop 3, Chengdu, Sichuan Province

Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centers, transportation and communication hubs in Western China. According to the 2007 Public Appraisal for Best Chinese Cities for Investment, Chengdu was chosen as one of the top ten cities to invest in out of a total of 280 urban centers in China. People from Chengdu (or Sichuan/Chongqing, in general) tend to eat spicy food. Local specialties include Grandma Chen’s Tofu (Mapo doufu), Chengdu Hot pot, and Dan Dan Mien (literally meaning, “Noodles carried on a pole” (Dan Dan Noodles). All three dishes are spicy. Mapo Doufu and Dan Dan Mien contain Sichuan peppers (huājiāo; 花椒; literally “flower pepper”) to give them additional flavor.

These are the three cities you must see when you are during the China Travel. You can easily get international airlines from Beijing, Chengdu and Hangzhou to any cities in Asia. Just click on chinatraveldepot.com for more information you need.

Here We Go, Walk through Sanlitun Area

On September 29, 2010, in Beijing, Cool Places, Nightlife, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

Here we go, walk through Sanlitun Area for a bottle of beer, or just hang on with friends for shopping and relax while you are in the downtown of Beijing for your China Tour. Sanlitun Area is the most valuable place for foreign people to feel international culture and experience. When your China Flight is landing […]

Here we go, walk through Sanlitun Area for a bottle of beer, or just hang on with friends for shopping and relax while you are in the downtown of Beijing for your China Tour. Sanlitun Area is the most valuable place for foreign people to feel international culture and experience. When your China Flight is landing on the Beijing Capital International Airport, you can just take the Airport Express to get there.

Sanlitun is an area of theChaoyang District, Beijing containing many popular bar streets and international stores. The area has been under almost constant regeneration since the late 20th century as part of a city-wide project of economic regrowth. It currently houses many bars and clubs popular with both expatriates and locals as well as international brand-name stores such as American Apparel, Apple and Adidas. It is notable for housing the largest Adidas store in the world. The Ya Show market is also in the area, a popular destination for tourists wishing to buy counterfeit clothes.

Prior to 1949, the Beijing Legation Quarter was the center of diplomatic activity in the capital. After the foundation of the People’s Republic of China, the government wanted to move the diplomatic district outside the inner city. Sanlitun was chosen as the area where foreign legations and embassies were to be reallocated in the late 1950s. The area was called Sanlitun to designate its location from Dongzhimen gate. With tun meaning ‘locality’, san li meaning ‘three li’ (a li is 0.5 km), the name translates as 1.5 km away (from Dongzhimen Gate).

Sanlitun’s began to grow when, along with the economic reforms of the late 1970s and early 1980s, bars serving expatriates and later locals began to open. International hotels hosted the first bars, but in the 1990s, standalone establishments appeared.

A small lane known as Nan Jie was demolished in the summer of 2005 to make way for new buildings. However, bars and restaurants continue to operate on both sides of Gongti Bei Lu.

The Village and Nali Mall shopping areas opened in the summer 2008, giving the area many new shops, restaurants, bars and a multiplex cinema.

In April 2008, prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics and as part of an ongoing operation to clean up the city, a major drug bust occurred in Sanlitun and many arrests were made. A total of four bars and clubs were effectively closed, including a notorious bar known for its cheap alcohol and availability of drugs. The police operation was widely criticized for its violence and absence of proper due process. A number of drug dealers as well as a barman are believed to have received the death penalty as a result of this operation.

Sanlitun’s bar street is extremely popular for expatriates and young foreign teenagers to blow off steam, party and drink. They have many bars which have a variety of cheap liquor and fun dance areas. The clubs street of Beijing is a 15min taxi ride away. The main source of underage drinking is from the expat teens from all over the world who indulge in the ability to drink underage without anyone asking for id or checking their age. The nightlife for underage teens is frequently quite unrestricted compared that in the home countries of the foreign teens living as expats in Beijing.

Beijing, the capital city of the raising People’s Republic of China, is showing its prosperities to the entire world.  Go to visit chinatraveldepot.com for more informations on Travel to Beijing, or your personal China Tour!

Hainan Island, A Brand New Place to Enjoy and Relax

On September 27, 2010, in Cool Places, Featured China Stories, Shanghai, by Jack Li

As the China Tours, please book a China flight which the destination will be Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province, China. Since the Chinese government has decided to develop the whole island as an international travel place where can make all visitors fully relax and enjoy. Great changes have taken place in Hainan since it was approved the special […]

As the China Tours, please book a China flight which the destination will be Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province, China. Since the Chinese government has decided to develop the whole island as an international travel place where can make all visitors fully relax and enjoy.

Great changes have taken place in Hainan since it was approved the special economic zone 20 years ago. Today Hainan is undergoing a new round of opening to the outside world at a wider scale, more extensive range and higher level. Construction of Hainan International Tourism Island is to make itself a world-class tropical island leisure destination with international standard service, soundly sustainable eco-environment, distinctive island features, high security and wide popularity among worldwide visitors.

Being the only tropical island-based province of China, Hainan features all-summer-like climate with average yearly temperature of 23.8 degree. Hainan is the second largest island of China, continent area of which is 35,000 sqkm, covering over 2 million sqkm of marine space. The population of Hainan is 8.2 million. Haikou is the capital city of Hainan. In 1999, Hainan started to build itself into an ecological island, the first of its kind in China. Endowed with superior natural environment and exclusive tourist resources, Hainan is reputed by vacationers from home and abroad in general as an island of health, ecology and holidays. Up to date, a complete set of holiday and reception facilities are in full service, a team of well-trained service personnel are in full readiness to guarantee a receiving capacity of 25 million person times on a year. Hainan has become a base for varieties of beachfront resorts including 20 5-star hotels and 65 4-star hotel such as Sheraton, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, Sophia, Pullman and Kempinski. Today Hainan is marching towards its target of a worldly top tourist destination.

Hainan is an ocean-based province in the embrace of boundless waters, featuring exactly the same latitude and climate conditions as Florida, the largest cruiser destination in the world. Hainan and Sanya in general is one of the top 5 cruiser economic regions of China. Currently, the Sanya-based 100000-ton-capacity cruiser wharf has come into operation, cruisers have become another popular tool of access to Sanya. Therefore, you can choose Sanya and Haikou as your cruiser holiday destinations, enjoying your sea-based holidays and passion and romance of Hainan with your business partners, friends or families.

In Hainan Island the seawater temperature hangs at an average 26℃ throughout the seasons and a visibility up to 10 meters. With god-given tourism resources, Hainan is unquestionably an ideal land for vacationers and divers.

Regarded as the best beach in Hainan Province, many internationally-operated hotels have been constructed at Yalong Bay, including the Gloria Resort (the first five star resort in China),Sheraton Sanya Resort, Marriott Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Resort, and Holiday Inn Resorts. Several domestically-operated hotels including Resort Horizon, Mangrove Tree Hotel, and Cactus Resort have also been constructed.

Please make Hainan is one of the stops during your China trip, if you want more information, please click on chinatraveldepot.com.

Nanjing, a Past-Capital but Still Young

On September 27, 2010, in Cruises, Travel Info, Yangtze River, by Jack Li

If you have travelled in Beijing or Shanghai in China, just try some brand new cities during your travel to China. Nanjing is one of the perfect choices for you to book a China flight. Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province, China, and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture. Located in the lower Yangtze River drainage basin […]

If you have travelled in Beijing or Shanghai in China, just try some brand new cities during your travel to China. Nanjing is one of the perfect choices for you to book a China flight.

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province, China, and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture. Located in the lower Yangtze River drainage basin and Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has always been one of China’s most important cities. It served as the capital of China during several historical periods and is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Nanjing was the capital of the Republic of China before the Chinese Civil War in 1949. Nanjing is also one of the fifteen subs in the People’s Republic of China’s administrative structure, enjoying jurisdictional and economic autonomy only slightly less than that of a province. Nanjing has long been a national center of education, research, transport networks, and tourism. The city will host the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.

With an urban population of over five million (2006), Nanjing is the second largest commercial center in the East China region, after Shanghai. It has been ranked fourth by Forbes magazine in its listing of “2008 Top 100 Business Cities in Mainland China”, seventh in the evaluation of “Cities with Strongest Comprehensive Strength” issued by the National Statistics Bureau, and second in the evaluation of cities with most sustainable development potential in the Yangtze River Delta. It has also been awarded the title of 2008 Habitat Scroll of Honor of China, Special Award of UN Habitat Scroll of Honor and National Civilized City.

Purple-Gold Mountain or Zijin Mountain is located on the eastern side of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, Its peaks are often found enveloped in mysterious purple and golden clouds at dawn and dusk, hence comes its name “Purple Gold Mountain”. A small mountain with an area about 20 square kilometres (4,900 acres), Purple-Gold Mountain is a mountain related to many historical events of both ancient and modern China. More than 200 heritage and scenic tourist sites are located in or around the mountain, among which include three national historical sites, nine provincial historical sites, and 33 prefectural historical sites.

Purple-Gold Mountain has 621 species of vascular plants, from 383 genera, 118 families (including 78 cultivated species). Located in or close to the hillside of Purple-Gold Mountain, there are about a dozen national research institutes and universities.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum (中山陵) is situated at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) in Nanjing, China. Construction of the tomb started in January 1926 and was finished in spring of 1929. The architect was Lu Yanzhi, who died shortly after it was finished.

Visit Nanjing, it is a totally fresh experience, different from Beijing and Shanghai. Just click on chinatraveldepot.com to get more information.

Take it as a Place to Visit: Terminal 3 of Beijing capital International Airport

On September 27, 2010, in Transportation, Travel Info, What's Our Specialist Say?, by Jack Li

Airport is an essential place for people are going abroad or arriving to their destinations via airlines. People are in and out, taking their suitcases. Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 is the biggest single-structure air-hub in the world. It will become the first place you will visit during your trip to Beijing. Construction of Terminal […]

Airport is an essential place for people are going abroad or arriving to their destinations via airlines. People are in and out, taking their suitcases. Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 is the biggest single-structure air-hub in the world. It will become the first place you will visit during your trip to Beijing.

Construction of Terminal 3 started on March 28, 2004, and was opened in two stages. Trial operations commenced on February 29, 2008, when seven airlines, namely British Airways, El Al Israel Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Shandong Airlines and Sichuan Airlines moved into the terminal. 20 other airlines moved into the terminal when it became fully operational on March 26, 2008. Currently, it mainly houses Air China, Star Alliance, and other domestic and international flights.

Terminal 3 is larger than London Heathrow Airport’s 5 terminals combined with another 17% to spare. Terminal 3 of the BCIA is currently the second largest airport passenger terminal building of the world. Its title as the world’s largest was surrendered to Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 (over 1,500,000 m²) on October 14, 2008.

A 98.3-meter monitoring tower stands at the southern end of T3, the highest building at the airport. The roof of T3 is red, the Chinese color for good luck. The terminal’s ceilings use white strips for decoration and to indicate directions. Under the white strips, the basic color of the ceiling is orange with light to dark tones indicating where a passenger is inside the building. The roof of T3 has dozens of windows to let in daylight. Light angles can be adjusted to ensure adequate interior lighting. However, interior lighting in itself is sufficient for comfortable reading. Many traditional Chinese elements will be employed in the terminal’s interior decoration, including a “Menhai,” a big copper vat used to store water for fighting fires in the Forbidden City, and the carvings imitating the famous Nine-Dragon Wall (Jiulongbi).

An indoor garden is constructed in the T3 waiting area, in the style of imperial gardens such as the Summer Palace. In T3, a tunnel landscape of an underground garden has been finished with plants on each side so that passengers can appreciate them inside the mini-train.

To help passengers go to the right terminal, the airport provides free inter-terminal shuttles between T3 and Terminals 1 and 2 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The buses set out every ten minutes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and every 20 minutes during other times.

Beijing Capital International Airport is served by the Airport Express Line of the Beijing Subway. The 28.1 km line runs from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2 and then to the city with stops at Sanyuanqiao and Dongzhimen. It was opened on July 19, 2008, in time for the 2008 Olympics. A one-way trip takes approximately 16–20 minutes.

Being one of the most impressive international airports, Terminal 3 of BCIA will bring you the fantastic China flight experience and Beijing travel duration.

Airline Travel Insurance

On September 17, 2010, in Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

For years, China Flights (CF) has covered millions of travelers throughout the world. As one of China’s leading providers of travel insurance and assistance services plans, CF has been helping travelers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coverage provided through CA is easy to buy and with 24-hour emergency travel services it’s even […]

For years, China Flights (CF) has covered millions of travelers throughout the world. As one of China’s leading providers of travel insurance and assistance services plans, CF has been helping travelers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coverage provided through CA is easy to buy and with 24-hour emergency travel services it’s even easier to use.

Air travel insurance in Air China, often called flight insurance, is essentially a short-term life insurance policy. It covers the policyholder in the case of accidental death during the boarding, flight, and deplaning of a single flight, and must be purchased prior to departure. If an accident occurs, benefits are distributed to the policyholder’s beneficiary. Once the trip is over, and the policyholder deplanes, the policy is null and void. Air travel insurance may be purchased as a single policy or as part of a blanket travel insurance policy that includes such products as travel health insurance, baggage insurance, and trip cancellation insurance. Several major travel insurance underwriters. The advent of the Internet has made it especially easy to purchase air travel insurance. Several flight insurance companies allow you to purchase policies online via a simple one-page form.

In order to cater for the new need of travelers for accident insurance of airline travel, a life-insurance company in China has introduced a brand-new insurance product—an electronic guarantee plan for airline travel, which is a combination of accident insurance for airline flight and travel inconvenience insurance, and designed for domestic travelers of scheduled flight of China Eastern Airlines by Cathay Life and Cathay Properties & Casualty. This inexpensive product insures accident insurance for air travelers with 0.6 million RMB as well as compensation with 600-1000 RMB for flight cancellation ,flight delay and baggage delay .

A related person in charge from Cathay Life said ,’’This combination replaced the traditional sales model by paper. Tourists could buy this product through the website or booking hotline of China Eastern Airlines, and insurance information will be displayed in the route list of electronic air-ticket for passengers, which is convenient to apply for reimbursement. After effecting an insurance, travelers can verify insurance policy via website of TravelSky Technology Limited, insurance company and customer service telephone number.If travelers have any questions about policy or payment of claims, just call  one of the underwriters for more information .”

You’ve probably been enticed to buy travel insurance directly from your airline or online travel agency. It seems relatively cheap and easy, but what kind of protection do you actually get? As with all things, you get what you pay for. Airline-sold policies, even if underwritten by a major travel insurer , is the same thing as buying insurance directly from the travel insurer underwriting the policy. For instance, buying insurance from the airline and you won’t get protection if your airline goes belly up. And in general, pre-existing medical conditions needed to be covered.

Like other forms of insurance, the decision whether to purchase air travel insurance in China Airlines is a personal one. To some extent, this insurance plays upon travelers fear of flying. Someone who would never think of insuring a single car trip (even if you could buy that kind of policy), buys a flight insurance policy because of the public’s uncertainty about flying. This type of insurance also often duplicates standard life insurance coverage. Only you can decide whether air travel insurance is right for you. Just make sure to research the various products and overages and make an informed, rather than an emotional, decision.

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Tourist Guides: Travel Tips on Plateau

On September 15, 2010, in Tips & Ideas, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Areas of more than 3000 meters’ height above sea level are usually called plateau areas. When you travel on plateaus, it is easily to get altitude sickness because of hypoxia. Such as when you Travel to Tibet or Tibet Tours. There are kinds of altitude sicknesses. Here are some solutions. What shall I do when […]

Areas of more than 3000 meters’ height above sea level are usually called plateau areas. When you travel on plateaus, it is easily to get altitude sickness because of hypoxia. Such as when you Travel to Tibet or Tibet Tours. There are kinds of altitude sicknesses. Here are some solutions.

What shall I do when sleep out of breath?

It is lack of oxygen on plateau and tourists will breathe urgently and cannot sleep well. So prepare a thicker pillow to help yourself relieve the sickness. You can also choose to sit asleep.

Is it right to uptake oxygen as soon as I come up to plateau?

It is not a good choice to uptake oxygen as soon as you climb up to plateau. It will decrease your ability of plateau’s adaptation. However, if you have severe altitude sickness and a poor health, you had better uptake oxygen in time especially at night to get a good rest and keep energy.

How to take good care of our skin on plateau?

You should take skincare products of higher level of SPF/PA. It is should daubed enough on gender skin, such as the skin of nose and ears, where easily get sunburned and desquamated. It is better to daub suntan lotion once in about one or two hours in case of sweat weakening functions. Lipstick is necessary as well.

Besides, to keep the mood mild is good for skin care. Take more fruits and vegetables on plateau. Remember to wash your face before sleep and do not after getting up. If longtime spent outside and too poor condition to wash face for as long as ten days, you had better not wash. The ash on your face is of the protective function. Daubing some ghee is a good choice.

Should I wear my contact lenses?

Contact lenses should be kept clean but it is full of sands on plateau. So you had better wear your glasses. It is of less relevance between contact lenses and plateau altitude.

Is it common of having fever and hard learning when on plateau?

The blood pressure on plateau is higher than on plains, so the feel of fever is common and the body temperature should be higher as much as 0.5 to 1 centigrade. If the fever is accompanying with other discomforts, you have to see the doctor as soon as possible. If it is checked as a cold you should get back to the plains to receive treatment.

Having a hard learning is caused by the hypoxia. Do not worry too much about this.

Could I drink on plateau?

You had better not to drink on plateau especially for the elders more than 40. drinking will burden the heart and blood vessels and aggravates the altitude sickness, what is more, it will cause the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases such as intracerebral hemorrhage.

Except for these advices, you should be sure to keep warm and careful of heatstroke. Take the loose and warm clothes outside. It has a heavy difference between day-night temperatures on plateau, the temperature of morning and evening is lower. The height is increase one 1000 meters, the temperature is decreased about 6 centigrade. So take the coat or sweater outside even in summer. To keep the body dry is also important. At the same time, the sun of plateau is severe. Remember to take essential embrocation and drink much water. If somebody has heatstroke, carry him to cool and ventilated place and lay him down with raising his shoulder and head. Meanwhile take off the patient’s coat and use the cool towel to wipe his body to lower his temperature. When the patient is awake, let he drink enough water.

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Himalayas- Such a Holy place

On September 14, 2010, in Adventure Trip, Cool Places, Must-sees, by Jack Li

China has beautiful scenery, with mountains and ranges, highlands, plains, basins, and hills. The highlands and hillregions account for 65 percent of the country’s total land mass. If you have time, you can come to china travel .There are so many choices that you can make. Once you make your China Tours , many kinds of […]

China has beautiful scenery, with mountains and ranges, highlands, plains, basins, and hills. The highlands and hillregions account for 65 percent of the country’s total land mass. If you have time, you can come to china travel .There are so many choices that you can make. Once you make your China Tours , many kinds of adventures that are waiting for you. Don’t lose the good chance!
There I want to introduce the Himalayas, which were located in Tibet (A Chinese autonomous region since 1951). If you are an adventurer like adventure, you can come to the Himalayas. There are excellent scenes that you can image.
   The colossal Himalayan Mountains form a border between the Indian subcontinent and the rest of Asia. The Himalayas are the world’s tallest mountains, towering more than five miles above sea level. Himalaya means “home of snow” because the tallest peaks of the Himalayas are always capped with snow.
The Himalayas include Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Everest rises 29,028 feet above sea level on the border between India and Nepal. No plant life grows near the mountain’s peak due to powerful winds, extremely cold temperatures, and a lack of oxygen. Many adventurous people attempt to climb Everest every year. Often their venture ends in sickness or death. Most people are unable to breathe 20,000 feet above sea level because there is not enough oxygen in the atmosphere. A person will suffer brain damage when they are unable to breathe. Strong winds and frigid temperatures make the climate even more rigorous. Clearly the peak of Mount Everest is a place for only the heartiest of people.

The highest mountain peak is Qomolangma (Everest), the highest in the world, 8,848 meters above sea level; the lowest point is the Turban Basin, 154 meters below sea level. There are many people that from allover the world that has been conquers the mountain. Do you want to have a try?
China abounds in natural resources. It leads the world in many proven mineral deposits; No country in the world boasts more wildlife than China. Tibet is bordered on the south by Myanmar, India, Bhutan and Nepal, on the west by India, on the north by Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Qinghai province, and on the east by Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. The capital is Lhasa. If you are convenient, you can make your Tibet Tours. They will give you pleasant answer.

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Great Wall of China Facts and Anecdotes Behind

On September 14, 2010, in Cultural Experience, Featured China Stories, Great Wall, Must-sees, by Jack Li

If you Travel to Beijing, you must have heard a saying about the Great Wall, from your Chinese friends or saw it in the tourism booklet in China Hotels. It is “He, who has never been to the Great Wall, is not a true man”. But do you have any ideas about the resource of […]

If you Travel to Beijing, you must have heard a saying about the Great Wall, from your Chinese friends or saw it in the tourism booklet in China Hotels. It is “He, who has never been to the Great Wall, is not a true man”. But do you have any ideas about the resource of this popular saying? It was firstly said by Mao Zedong or Chairman Mao, who was the first Chairman of P.R.China. Besides his leadership, he is also a widely known poet who wrote 129 poets in total. This saying was from one of his poems Qing Ping Le · Liu Pan Mountain (清平乐·六盘山). He wrote this poet in October, 1935, when he led the Red Army to the destination of Long March (12,500km) in Liu Pan Mountain.

However, the Great Wall whose major part was built in Qin Dynasty (221 BC. to 207 BC.) is from Shan Hai Guan (山海关) as the east point to Jia Yu Guan (嘉峪关) as the west point. It is not within the area of the Liu Pan Mountain. Some people doubt that the Great Wall mentioned in Chairman Mao’s poet is a virtual one. While other people think that it refers to the old Great Wall of Warring States period (475 BC. to 221 BC). Anyway, the official explanation is the Great Wall which is usually referred by visitors.

Back to Qing Dynasty when the Great Wall was being built, another legend happened and began to be spread generations by generations. On the wedding day, the husband of Meng Jiang Nv (孟姜女) was arrested by a group of ferocious soldiers without any reasons. Then he was taken to the construction site of the Great Wall, doing harsh labor work. This woman, Meng Jiang Nv, was so heartbroken that she decided to go out and search for her husband in the construction site. Despite the dangerous journey and harsh weather, she was supported by the spirit of love and finally succeeded to arrive at the construction site. However, horrible news was waiting for her that her husband was already dead and his body was buried under the root of the wall. She cried for three days and nights and the Bodhisattva were moved by her. A part of the Great Wall was collapsed and her husband’s body appeared. Finally this couple met each other, however, one was alive and the other was not breathing anymore. Although it is an old story, it presented us a real but cruel process of building it. When you touch the blocks on the Great Wall, you may feel that these stones are the witness of thousands of such sad stories during that period of history.

Another anecdote or issue about the Great Wall emerged in this decade. A long-time belief was that it is only the human work visible by eyes on the moon. However, it has been turned out that this is a rumor and scientific evidence proved it.

When you are on the Great Wall, you might notice the fact that there is a tower-like structure every certain distance. This is the ancient Beacon Towers used for reporting the emergency invasion of enemies. The Beacon Towers were already used for transferring signals before the Great Wall was built. There are also Beacon Towers built in other places, such as some western cities located on the old Silk Road. But most of them are on the Great Wall, especially during the Han Dynasty (202 BC. to 220 AD).

If you are not enough with the Great Wall in Beijing, you can Travel to Xi’an or other cities in Shanxi province for more ruins of not so well-known great walls built in ancient time.

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