Tourism in China: Special for Golden Autumn

On September 9, 2010, in Cultural Experience, Festivals, Guilin, by Jack Li

On the 9.6 million square kilometers, the autumn sceneries are different in every corner of China, for autumn China Tours, a few suggestions are followed. First station: Travel to Beijing. In autumn, the most beautiful spots in Beijing is Fragrance Hill(香山),located in Haidian district. It’s the famous forest park in Beijing, with an area of […]

On the 9.6 million square kilometers, the autumn sceneries are different in every corner of China, for autumn China Tours, a few suggestions are followed.

First station: Travel to Beijing.

In autumn, the most beautiful spots in Beijing is Fragrance Hill(香山),located in Haidian district. It’s the famous forest park in Beijing, with an area of 160 hectares. In autumn, the maple trees are full of red leaves, as red as the firelight. Most of trees were planted in Qing dynasty, and now they are 200 years old. In October to November every year, the leaves turn into red, so October is the perfect season for Fragrance Hill.

Many tourists take their sleep bags and go camping here, enjoy the beautiful night scene and the fresh air.

On Fragrance Hill, there are also other attractions, Fragrance Hill Temple(香山寺), Yanjing Lake(眼镜湖), and so on.

          

Second station: West Lake, in Hangzhou

The West Lake is located in the south of Hangzhou; and Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province.It was the capital of China in the 12th and 13th centuries during the Southern Song Dynasty. And it’s one of the most beautiful cities in China, a world famous garden city. There is a Chinese saying that goes, “Above there is heaven, below there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.” If you want to visit China, West Lake in Hangzhou is a place you would not want to miss. The West Lake is well- known for its beautiful lakes, mountains and other ancient attractions. Being the famed spots, it’s called the paradise. Glittering water, warm sunlight, rainy mountain, soft moon light, are all belonging to the beautiful lake.

There are many other historical sites and scenic spots, including Yuefei Tomb, a tomb for a famous ancient Chinese hero; Six Harmonious Pagoda and many other historical buildings.

To travel in Hangzhou, another famous one you would not miss is the Longjing Tea. It’s a kind of green tea, which is famed around the world. Proper Longjing Tea is good for your health.

Marco Polo, the first westerner to visit Hangzhou in the 13th century, described Hangzhou as “without doubt the finest and most splendid city in the world.” It’s definitely worthy to visit Hangzhou and West Lake.

Third station: Guilin in Guangxi Province

Guangxi Province is located in the south of China, and Guilin is the world famous scenic and historical city. It is located in low latitude, in the subtropical monsoon climate. With the full rainfall and long frost-free period, summer and autumn here are longer than winter period. So the climate will make you feel comfortable.There is a famous Chinese saying goes: the scenic in Guilin is the best in the world(桂林山水甲天下). In Guilin, you can surf on the Li River, sitting on the bamboo raft, and enjoying the local folk.

 

Another attractive scenic in Guangxi Province is Longji terrace(龙脊梯田). It’s 80 miles from Guilin, and lies on the height of 300 to 1000 meters. Terrace is a way to make best use of the land, and a way to protect the environment. From the bottom, the terrace looks like a mountain tower, high and low, one layer by another layer; the lines are put together perfectly.


Autumn is the most beautiful season in the most parts of China, the air’s fresh, the sky’s blue, the scenery is different from north to south of China, china travel will give you a total different new experience.

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