A Chinese Utopia — Shangri-la

On May 12, 2011, in Tibet, Tips & Ideas, Tours, by Jack Li

Shangri-La is such a wonderful place that it can satisfy the need that you want to have a Tibet tour and enjoy the beauty of the grassland in Inner Mongolia.Shangri-La tour is one of the most famous China tours around the world. Beneath billowig clouds,in China’s far South western Yunnan province, there lies a place […]

Shangri-La is such a wonderful place that it can satisfy the need that you want to have a Tibet tour and enjoy the beauty of the grassland in Inner Mongolia.Shangri-La tour is one of the most famous China tours around the world.

Beneath billowig clouds,in China’s far South western Yunnan province, there lies a place of mystery and legend of mighty rivers and some of the oldest jungles in the world.


It was the British wirter James Hiton’s novel, The Lost Horizon, some 50 years ago, that brought fame to an unknown and uncontaminated place-Shangri-la –a household name. The novel described in great detail the stunnin scenery in the area : the azure sky ,jte breathtaking beauty and the hospitality of unsophisticated people who welcome weary travelers to their homeland.In Tibetan ,Shangri-La means a place of good fortune and luck.

Located in the midst of the three rivers; the torrential Jinsha ,Langcan and Nujiang, Shangri-La is a sacred scenic region with distinguishing features, Scores of years have withnessed of the failure of numberous efforts to seek  out and pinpoint the exact lacation of the dreamland.A few years ago , after years of persistent searching and researching ,the government of Yunnan Province finally declared the discovery of Shangri-la and the lost horizon was recovered in Diqing ,this stunning prefecture in Yunnan Province.

A popularly believed inspiration for Shangri-La is the Hunza Valley in northern Pakistan, close to the Tibetan border, which Hilton visited a few years before Lost Horizon was published. Being an isolated green valley surrounded by mountains, enclosed on the western end of the Himalayas, it closely matches the description in the novel. A Shangri-La resort in the nearby Skardu valley is a popular tourist attraction.

Shangri-La is inhabited by many different ethnic groups, with the Tibetans comprising the majority of the population. There you will have an opportunity to experience Tibetan life and learn about their lifestyle, religion and cuisine. The unique scenery, highlighted by plateaus, together with the fascinating ethnic culture makes Shangri-La very attractive and charming to visit.

Shangri-La is rich in natural resources from valuable herbs to rich mineral deposits (including gold, silver, copper, manganese and many other rare metals) to abundant animal resources (such as golden monkeys, leopards and musk deer). Shangri-La is a land full of natural wonders.

As a Chinese saying goes, “The earliest sunrise is seen in Shangri-La; and the most unique place is also there”. Once you visit, you will fully appreciate the meaning of this saying. In addition, the warm welcome of the residents of this land will make you feel at home.

Without a railway line and with only a small regional airport within its boundaries, Shangri-La mainly relies on its roads as the main means of transportation. The Yunnan – Tibet Road, Sichuan – Tibet Road and Xikang – Tibet Road all pass through there, which really brings more convenience to the local land traffic.

A peaceful ancient town—Xitang

China is a country with a very long history and its demos have been always rich in wisdom that they designed such beautiful architecture and they have taken a good reservation for the historic relic. As a result ,China tour is famous for its historical and cultural heritage also for its wonderful natural scenery,such as […]

China is a country with a very long history and its demos have been always rich in wisdom that they designed such beautiful architecture and they have taken a good reservation for the historic relic. As a result ,China tour is famous for its historical and cultural heritage also for its wonderful natural scenery,such as Lijiang in Guilin Tour .

Among the historical heritage, ancient town is the place which can be a great representation. Commonly , ancient town is always a cradle of some culture and is filled with special and fantastic buildings. The ancient town ,Xitang , is never a execption.

Xitang is famous for its centuries-old history, luxuriant humanistic resources, and exquisite natural scenery. It is regarded as the cradle of ancient Wu and Yue culture. Xitang is level, densely distributed with rivers and has a verytranquil natural environment. Inside the town, there are many well-preserved architectural groups constructed during the Ming and Qing dynasties, which boast a higher artistry and study value, thus being highlighted by the experts at home and abroad studying antique buildings. Through a bird’s-eye view of the whole town, green waves ripple everywhere and every family resides near water. In the morning, water flows beneath bridges, thin mist is like silk, pinkish walls on both banks stand tall and erect and tiled houses are reflected inversely in the water. In the evening, the setting sun shines slantwise, songs come from fishing boats, lamps flicker and the fragrance of wine drifts. The whole old town is like a poem and a picture. In this town, people will feel that they are seemingly in an earthly paradise. It is hard to know that people exist in the picture or picture exists in the heart of people.

I have read a poem that express his feeling after visiting Xitang where he can release himself. The poem is called Wangjiangnan.

bridged shadow, light smoke surf Health.

Want to water color than the sky, the birds have since cited friends.

Feel strong fall.

Painting Bank of China, Yili unfinished dream.

Wu Yue Liu Nian Wang water, is the most flirtatious light Xitang.

Two three-night!

In my opinion , this poem can describe Xitang exactly.

While twilight up gradually, most people trapped by the tour.Xitang ,with beautiful evening, without nobody’s nuisance, has finally returned to the original in a calm way. Old people sitting in front of each home chat with each other, naughty children play excitedly, cat and dog pace on the road, sometimes birds sing.  Such a peaceful live than bring us calmness and satisfaction. It will give you a illusion that you are living in ancient where you can just live happily without considering the boring .

To me, visiting the ancient town is not for its spots , but what I want is just a feeling , a peaceful feel.

Having lived in big city for a long time, feeling so tired ,do you want to release yourself ? So ,come to Xitang and enjoy natural scene . Such wonderful China tour will you be regretful to miss.

Huangyao Acient Town

On April 22, 2011, in Ancient Houses & Courtyards, Chinese Towns & Villages, Guilin, Tours, by Jack Li

Recent years,with more and more China films introduced into all over the world or foreign films shoot in China,there are an increasing number of foreign felt the fantastic view in China and want to book a China Flight and have a exciting China tour. Huangyao is an ancient water town that has been relatively unknown until Hollywood […]

Recent years,with more and more China films introduced into all over the world or foreign films shoot in China,there are an increasing number of foreign felt the fantastic view in China and want to book a China Flight and have a exciting China tour.

Huangyao is an ancient water town that has been relatively unknown until Hollywood filmed The Painted Veil a few years ago.While watching this film, the wonderful scene supervised me. It has been such describe the Huangyao: “Huangyao town as a millennium collection, have been forgotten in the library quiet on the shelves when people come inadvertently turned this beautiful chapter, Simple and elegant style to conquer the hearts of the people.”

Huangyao Ancient Town, with a history of thousand years, is situated in the northest of zhaoping, Guangxi, China, by the lower reaches of LiRiver and 200km from Guilin. It has long been known as a mini-Guilin for its typical development of karst topography, covering an area of 3.6 square km.

The town is most famous for its mountains with caves, pavilions, temples, ancestor hills, old trees and tablets. Every corner of the town presents a typically Chinese scene and presents a marvelous photo opportunity. Huang Yao was built in 927 B.C. and was a flourishing and wealthy town then.

Crisscrossed by three small rivers and canals the beautiful green water creates reflections of Huangyao’s arched roofs, lofty gables and ancient stone bridges and a poetic atmosphere that feels surreal. Often there are many art students alongside the streets and beside the ponds, drawing and painting, capturing some of the historic scenes there. The exquisite features of Huangyao are centuries old and the residents live as they always have making the town an open-air museum.  Surrounded by mountains on all four sides, Huangyao is fairly difficult to reach and relatively inaccessible with inconvenient transportation conditions- factors which have helped to preserve the ancient houses and architecture.

With only eight streets in the town, not a lot happens here. The elderly town people, who sit on their doorsteps all day watching people go by, are content to smile and wave but want no part of getting photographed, either because of spiritual reasons or missing teeth. But it is the town‘s primitively simple architecture with it grey tiles and stones that capture the attention of both artists and photographers who visit Huangyao. The mountains surrounding the town are all of stone, which have provided rich raw materials for the construction of its houses, doors, bridges, temples and slab-covered streets. With its ancient trees and surrounding environment, Huangyao’s architectural features blend beautifully and compose a landscape in complete harmony between man and nature.

If you have watched the film The Painted Veil and felt  inspired by the typcal scene ,you can go to Huangyao when you have a Guilin tour.

Peking Opera

On February 17, 2011, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, Entertainment, by Jack Li

When you book your China flights and travel to China, there are many wonders and delights that you should take advantage of. If you want to experience traditional Chinese culture then you should make sure you go and watch the Peking opera. Peking opera is sometimes known as Beijing opera. It is a style of […]

When you book your China flights and travel to China, there are many wonders and delights that you should take advantage of. If you want to experience traditional Chinese culture then you should make sure you go and watch the Peking opera.

Peking opera is sometimes known as Beijing opera. It is a style of traditional Chinese theatre which makes dance, acrobats, vocal performance, music and mime combine to put on an amazing show.

This art form arose during the 18th Century and was fully recognised by the mid 19th Century. It was also extremely popular during the Qing Dynasty and is now regarded as one of the cultural treasure that China has to offer.

There are four main types of performers involved in Peking operas. It is the elaborate and vibrant costumes that make the performers the main focal point once they are on stage. The performers manage to exploit the skills of speech, song, dance and combat that are portrayed in a way that is both symbolic and suggestive, rather than realistic. The nbso online casino reviews skill of the online casinos performer is ultimately analysed on the charisma of their movements and presence on stage. Performers stick to a selection of conventions in order to help the audience follow the plot of the story. The movements that the performers make have layers of meanings behind them which means that they must be in time with the music. The music within the Peking opera can be divided into two different style groups: the Xipi and the Erhuang. The main melodies include percussion patterns, arias and fixed-tune melodies. The collection of the Peking opera is thought to be over 1400 works now and these are all mainly based upon folklore, Chinese history and contemporary life.

In recent years, however, Beijing opera have made an effort to revamp the opera in order to try and increase audience numbers. They have tried to do so by improving the quality of performances, performing new and original plays and by attempting to adapt new performance elements. This has been met with mixed success.

So, make sure that you travel to Beijing and experience an old Chinese tradition of Peking opera.

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The Great Wall – Mutianyu

On January 18, 2011, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, Great Wall, Must-sees, by Jack Li

When on your China Travels make sure you book a china tour that takes to the Great Wall of China. It is a must-see attraction when in China and it is simply magnificent. One section of the wall that I would recommend you seeing is the Mutianyu section.  At the weekend, I went with a […]

When on your China Travels make sure you book a china tour that takes to the Great Wall of China. It is a must-see attraction when in China and it is simply magnificent. One section of the wall that I would recommend you seeing is the Mutianyu section.  At the weekend, I went with a group of friends and was blown away by the views that you can see from the wall.

The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is located in the Huarou County which is 70km Northwest of Beijing. This section is connected with Jiankou which is situated in the west and Lianhuachi which is situated in the east. This section is said to be the best preserved part of Great Wall and it used to be used as the northern barricade defending the tombs and the capital. It is thought to be built in the mid-6th century which commenced on the foundation of the wall of northern Qi. This was under the supervision of General Xu Da during the Ming dynasty. It was rebuilt in 1569, and most of the wall is well preserved still today. The wall itself was built, mainly, with Granite. The Mutianyu section is 7-8 metres in height and the top is 4-5 metres wide. When you compare this section to others on the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section posses unique character.

My Friends and I on the Great Wall of China

When I went, there was quite a big group of us and we went by online casino minibus which took about an hour to get there and after going out the night before, it gave some people the chance to sleep! We went to the section of the wall called Mutianyu (also known as the ‘fun’ section) and it took us just 40 minutes to walk up to the Great Wall from the tourist area. The walk up mainly consisted of all stairs and I mean steep stairs! Obviously, this was when people split up due to pace of climbing those stairs. I was one of the first ones on the wall and I was simply taken back as soon as I got there. The wall just goes on for miles and you see the watchtowers on the top of the small mountains that are so far in the distance. As it was a Sunday and it was January, there weren’t many other tourist around so we were mainly the only ones on the wall which was really pleasant. We took a picture of the ones who made it on the wall first and then took a massive group photo once everyone had made it.. The best bit of going to the wall had to be the way we got back down again. We got to toboggan back down, even though you’re hands felt like they were about fall off as you went down, it was so much fun.

You can visit http://www.mutianyugreatwall.com to find out more information on this section where it will have details on opening times, costs and how to get there.

So don’t hesitate and book your china flights today and prepare to see breathtaking views that will blow your mind whilst standing on one of the wonders of the world!

Skiing at Nanshan Resort

On January 17, 2011, in Beijing, Cool Places, Must-sees, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

During your china travel, don’t forget to check out the most famous seasonal sports in Beijing which is skiing. If you are into sports activities or just want to try out skiing or snowboarding for fun, then Travel to Beijing as there are lots of sports activities you can do there. The Nanshan Ski Resort […]

During your china travel, don’t forget to check out the most famous seasonal sports in Beijing which is skiing. If you are into sports activities or just want to try out skiing or snowboarding for fun, then Travel to Beijing as there are lots of sports activities you can do there. The Nanshan Ski Resort is one of the best ski resorts in Beijing and the ski resort usually starts to open around the end of November or whenever the years winter season starts.

Nanshan Ski Resort is one of the biggest and popular ski resorts in Beijing. It is located in the south of Miyun Country, 62 km from Siyuan Bridge, Beijing.  As a resort of four seasons, it offers such tourist activities such as skiing, water skiing, grass skiing, sliding and gliding. In this picturesque resort, visitors are offered skiing in the winter, hiking in the spring, swimming in the summer and fruit-picking in the autumn. This resort is suitable for all seasons and these activities focus on sports while giving consideration to sightseeing at the same time.

Intermediate Skiing Slope

If you are a first time skier then don’t worry as there is a skiing school at the resort as well. The skiing school boast more than 70 excellent instructor and the snowboard school has introduced the LTR system from Burton, USA.  The skiing instructors also speak various languages for different kind of tourists. The Resort is also very safe to ski and snowboard around as there are lots of fences around and there are ski patrol officers constantly wondering around all the time. There are also a lot of different ranges of slopes for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders as well so there is always everything for everyone to do during their skiing and snowboarding trip.

If you do not have any skiing gear on you as well then don’t worry and the Ski Resort can rent out everything from ski gloves to the ski equipment. They also rent out lockers for visitors that want to ski for a day. The prices for the skiing gear are all priced reasonably and not too costly. There are also a lot of food area in the Ski Resort and the food they serve are all delicious but it is quite pricey as well. There are the Terrace Restaurant and pub that supplies the western food, coffee and beer. The Nanshan Restaurant and the Dahuatang Chinese serves north-eastern style restaurant and there is also a hot snack bar which supplies Chinese food and snack.

Map of Nanshan Ski Village

Opening Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Telephone: 8909-1909

They also accept International Credit Cards.

So come on over and book your Beijing Flights now and get your winter fun started while it still last!

Local Snacks in Beijing

On December 20, 2010, in Beijing, Featured China Stories, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

When you Travel to Beijing, the one thing you must do is to try their local snacks as there are some of the most unique and delicious food that you can only find in Beijing. During your China Tours, make sure to go to some of the street stalls or restaurant to try out the […]

When you Travel to Beijing, the one thing you must do is to try their local snacks as there are some of the most unique and delicious food that you can only find in Beijing. During your China Tours, make sure to go to some of the street stalls or restaurant to try out the snacks. You won’t miss any of them as they are located everywhere in the streets and restaurants in Beijing.

Here are some famous local snacks and where you can get them:

Soybean-flour Cake (Lv Da Gun)

Soybean-flour Cake (Lv Da Gun)

This bean-flour cake, or Lv Da Gun in Chinese, is one of the longest-established snacks in Beijing. It is mainly made up of soybean flour and at the end of the preparation, the bean-flour cake rolls in the soybean flour, which in turn will look like a donkey rolling over in dust. Its features are smelly, glutinous and it has a thick smell of soybean flour. Most of the local people remember its nickname instead. Bean-flour cakes are available in snack restaurants in Beijing.

Address: No.12. Nancaiyuan, Xuanwu District.

Open Time: Daily 10.00am to 10.00pm

Phone: 86-10-63547846

Average cost: RMB 30-80 per person.

Wonton (Huntun)

Wonton (Huntun)

Most of you would already know what wonton is, but if you don’t then this is brief information about these famous wontons. Wontons which are also called Huntun in the Mandarin pronunciation, is a type of dumpling commonly found in a number of Chinese cuisines. Each region of China has its own variations of wonton, examples include Beijing, Sichuan, Hubei, Jiangnan, Jiangxi, Guangdong (Cantonese), Fijian etc. Like any other form of wrap, wonton wrappers can be made at home from fresh dough and the fillings are typically made up of mince pork, coarsely diced or whole shrimp, finely minced ginger and onions, sesame oil and soy sauce. These wontons are very delicious and once you tried it, there is no turning back as it does get very addictive.

Address:  No. 1, Lungfusi Fore Street, Dongcheng District.

Opening Time: Daily 10.00am to 9.00pm

Phone: 86-10-64060668

Zhajiang Mian (Fried Sauce Noodles)

Zhajiang Mian

Zhajiang Mian or fried sauce noodles is a northern Chinese dish consisting of thick wheat noodles topped with a mixture of ground pork stir-fried with fermented soybean paste. In Beijing cuisine, yellow soybean paste is used, while in Tianjin and other parts of China, sweet noodle sauce, hoisin sauce, or doubanjiang may be used to place the yellow soybean paste. Some Chinese restaurant may refer to Zhajiang Mian as “brown meat sauce noodles” or “noodles with fried bean and meat sauce”. It is sometimes referred to as the “Chinese spaghetti” in the west, which is symmetrical to the Chinese calling spaghetti Bolognese “western Zhajiang Mian”.

Address: No. 29, Chong Wen Men Wai Street.

Opening Time: Daily 10.00am to 9.00pm

Phone: 86-10-67056705

Baked Bean Cake (Ha Ma Tu Mi)

Baked Bean Cake

Baked Bean Cake or Hu Ma Tu Mi in Chinese is a well-known local snack in Beijing and it is very delicious. It is named after its bean filling and in the process of preparation; the cake is split on top of the bun for the bean filling to pop out.

Address: No.1, Lungfusi Fore Street, Dongcheng District.

Opening Time: Daily 10.00am to 9.00pm

Phone: 86-10-64060668

Average Cost: RMB 10-30 per person.

Jiao Quan (Fried Ring)

Jiao Quan

Jiao Quan (Fried Ring) is also a household snack in Beijing. It is a snack that is commonly had with baked cake or soybean milk. In Beijing, there was a Jiao Quan King, a former cook in Nanlaishun Restaurant. He is so talented and his skills was just amazing that each Jiao Quan that he made was the same shape and has a perfectly golden skin.

Address: No.1, Lungfusi Fore Street, Dongcheng District.

Opening Time: Daily 10.00am to 9.00pm

Phone: 86-10-64060668

Average Cost: RMB 10-30 per person.

So if this has inspired you to go to Beijing and fill you stomach with all these delicious snacks, then book your China Flights now and enjoy!

Suzhou Food & Restaurants:II

On December 13, 2010, in Featured China Stories, Must-sees, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

Suzhou food is a complete paradise when on your china travel for gourmets.  The Suzhou cuisine features slightly sweetness in taste with fresh seasonal vegetables as one of its raw materials.  The vegetable and fish dishes are particularly famous here so when you are away from your China Hotels in Suzhou try out some of […]

Suzhou food is a complete paradise when on your china travel for gourmets.  The Suzhou cuisine features slightly sweetness in taste with fresh seasonal vegetables as one of its raw materials.  The vegetable and fish dishes are particularly famous here so when you are away from your China Hotels in Suzhou try out some of these restaurants.

First I will give you an example so that you know what specific dishes are important custom for locals to eat, these are specific dishes according to the changing seasons.  Biluo Xiaren (Quick fried shrimp with biluochun tea) this dish is sampled in the spring and Xigua Ji (Young chicken wrapped in watermelon rind and steamed) this is very popular in the summer.  Maybe autumn is the time most yearned for by population, because it is time to enjoy the delicious steamed crabs and nutritious Bafei Soup (barbell soup).  As well as these famous dishes, Songshu Guiyu (mandarin fish, stewed and fried) which was praised Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty  (1644-1911) is considered to be the ultimate Suzhou dish, and it is highly recommended that you try it during your visit.

Following on there are a number of recommended establishments where you will be able to sample these famous dishes, Here is some of the restaurants:

Old Brand Restaurants

 

Song he Lou

Song He Lou (Pine and Crane Restaurant)

Having more than 200 years’ history, good and authentic Suzhou cuisine here is noted worldwide. The Songshu Guiyu cooked here is highly recommended.

Recommended dishes: Songshu Guiyu, Qingchao Xiaren (fried shrimp meat), Gusu Luya (spicy marinated duck), Yinyu Chuncai Tang (silver fish and water shield soup), Xiehuang Doufu (bean curd with crab roe), Xiangyou Shanhu (stir-fried mud eel)

Xie He Cai Guan (Xiehe Restaurant)

It is a very traditional restaurant cooking Suzhou Cuisine with reasonable price.

Recommended dishes: Qingchao Xiaren, Xiangyou Shanhu, Jiang Fang (braised pork), Xiefen Doufu

Address: No.15, Fenghuang Jie, Canglang District, Suzhou City

Bus routes: You 2

Opening hours: 10:30~21:00

Average cost: CNY 50~CNY55 per person

 

Shijia Restaurant

It has more than 200 years’ history, especially famous for its Bafei Tang..

Main restaurant:

Address: No.18, Zhongshi Street, Mudu Town, Suzhou City

Bus route: Buses No.502 and 69 and the tourist special route No.4 can take you there.

Opening hours: 11:00~14:00   17:00~21:00

Average cost: CNY50~CNY70

Second location:

Address: No.15-1, Jinshan Road, Mudu Town, Suzhou City

Bus route: Buses No.502 and 69 and the tourist special route No.4 go there.

Opening hours: 11:00~14:00   17:00~21:00

Average cost: CNY60

 

De Yue Lou

 

De Yue Lou (Deyue Restaurant)

Resulting from four hundred years of culinary experience, De Yue Lou serves dozens of famous and authentic dishes to visitors both from home and abroad.

Recommended dishes: Songshu Guiyu, Deyue Tongziji (deyue spring chicken), Qingchao Xiaren, Xiefen Doufu (braised crab meat with bean curd)

Address: There are two restaurants located on Taijian Nong. One is at No.43 and the other one is at No.8. Bus route: Tourist special route No.4 and regular buses No.1, 2, 8, 9, 32, 38, 68, 102 and 103 can get you there.

Opening hours: 11:00~14:00   17:00~21:00

Average cost: CNY100 per person

Wumen Renjia

Recommendation: Xiangyou Shanhu, Qingchao Xiaren, Tangzhou (sweet gruel), Babao Ya (duck stuffed with the eight treasures)

Address: No.31, Panru Xiang, Pingjiang District, Suzhou City

Average cost: CNY50~CNY70 per person

So when you’re on your travels and this account has inspired you to Suzhou then check out China Tours by clicking here.  Good luck!

Wonderful Resorts for Chinese Lunar New Year

On December 7, 2010, in Adventure Trip, Beaches, Cultural Experience, Tours, by Jack Li

The Chinese Spring Festival is coming in one month and a half. And now it is the busy time for many people to arrange their New Year trips. For foreign people, there are several different types of destinations to visit. Beijing Tours—this could be the top choice. Because it has most top attractions in China. […]

The Chinese Spring Festival is coming in one month and a half. And now it is the busy time for many people to arrange their New Year trips. For foreign people, there are several different types of destinations to visit.

Beijing Tours—this could be the top choice. Because it has most top attractions in China. The must-go attractions are: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall- Badaling Section, and Ming Tombs. Visiting old Hutong is an essential tour part as well. Obviously, Travel to Beijing is to experience Chinese history & cultures then understand it better. Other ancient cities like Beijing are Xi’an in Shaanxi province, Pingyao in Shanxi province and Luoyang in Henan province.

Sanya Tours—if you do not want to stay at cold cities, Sanya is your first choice. Since China government and Hainan province planned to build it as an international tourism city, facilities and services there have improved so much. Located in the most south side in Hainan, Sanya is the only tropical seashore tourist city in China, rolled up sun, sea, sand, climate, forest, animal, hot springs, caves, pastoral, and customs into one. Must-experience activities are Yalong Bay diving, surfing or just swimming, Coral Reefs Nature Reserve (best place to see amazing coral reefs) and Coconut Dream Corridor (Seashore Scenic Avenue). Trips there can be exiting, relaxing and cozy.

Harbin Tours—another extreme weather province (cold with ice and snow). People in different countries or with different hobbies make different choice. It is the best place for your China winter tours. And must-see or join activities are Harbin Ice Lantern, churches, skiing in Yabuli resort and experience Russia custom in Harbin. You can also go to China Snow Town located in Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang province as well.

While, before your Lunar New Year travels in China, you’d better know a little about the following two festivals:

Spring Festival– the first traditional holiday of the year for Chinese people. In the past, when the Chinese people used the lunar calendar, the Spring Festival was known as the “New Year.” It falls on the first day of the first lunar month, the beginning of a new year. After the Revolution of 1911, China adopted the Gregorian calendar. In order to distinguish the lunar New Year from the New Year by the Gregorian calendar, the lunar New Year was called the Spring Festival (which generally falls between the last 10 days of January and mid-February). The Eve of Spring Festival, or the lunar New Year’s Eve), is an important time for family reunions. The whole family gets together for a sumptuous dinner. Some families stay up all night, “seeing the old year out.” The next morning, people pay New Year calls on relatives and friends, wishing each other good luck. During Spring Festival, various traditional activities are enjoyed in many parts of China, notably lion dances, dragon lantern dances, land-boat rowing and stilt-walking.

The Lantern Festival– falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, the night of the first full moon following Spring Festival. Traditionally, people eat sweet dumplings and admire lanterns during this festival. Sweet dumplings, round balls of glutinous rice flour with a sweet filling, symbolize reunion. The tradition of admiring the lanterns emerged in the 1st century and is still popular across the country.

Design your trip? You can take this China Tours for reference.

Inspirational ideas and information on sightseeing in China

On December 7, 2010, in Beijing, Featured China Stories, Must-sees, Shanghai, Xi'an, by Jack Li

When you have booked your China travel you would agree there is many tourist attractions in China to see thanks to its vast territory, beautiful landscapes, long history, splendid culture and realize you wont be able to visit them all especially when there are 99 state – class historical and cultural cities, 750 national – […]

When you have booked your China travel you would agree there is many tourist attractions in China to see thanks to its vast territory, beautiful landscapes, long history, splendid culture and realize you wont be able to visit them all especially when there are 99 state – class historical and cultural cities, 750 national – class cultural relics and places of historical interest, and 119 major scenic spots, 19 of which are listed as world Natural and Cultural Heritages and all accessible from your China Hotels.

This article is designed to give you some ideas of places to visit when in China.  From the long history and brilliant culture of China which can be traced in the ancient ruins and relics just to name a few:  Beijing, Xi an, Nanjing, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Hangzhou, and Anyang are the seven ancient capitals.  Here you will find that you can follow the traces of Confucius, Qin Shi huang, and Genghis Khan to admire the extensive and profound Chinese culture.

Chinese Art

China is known for its beautiful landscapes.  Some of the most famous are the Lijiang River in Guilin, the Five Mountains, the Three Gorges along the Chang Jiang River, and the water scenes in Southern China.  There noted tourist attractions include Mount Huang Shanin Anhui Province, Mount Emei in Sichuan Province, the Huanggoushu Waterfall and Limestone Caves in Guizhou Province, the Stone Forest in Yunnan Province, the Grasslands in the inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and the frost – covered tress in Jilin Province in winter.

Chinas folklore is especially attractive.  There are more than 40 yearly festivals and every ethnic minority group have its own festival.  China is also famous for its special arts such as Beijing Opera, acrobatics, songs and dances and calligraphy painting.  With a long coastline, China has many fine ports and coastal areas which are a choice destination for tourism.  China has established a number of national holiday resorts, thus offering more choices for the vacationers.

China has seen a rapid development in tourism and a great improvement in tourist facilities such as accommodations, food, shopping and recreation so that you will enjoy the best service during your stay in China.

Sight seeing cities in China

China is a multi religious country and is the third largest country in the world next to Russia and Canada.  Sightseeing in China represents the vast diversity of the country.  The landscape of China shows diversity ranging from the major cities to rural areas and from a wide range of terrain to fascinating hills.

Great wall of China

A country of Eastern Asia China is bordered by East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea and South China Sea.  It is sandwiched between North Korea and Vietnam.  Mainly sightseeing in China are its four cities that are popular all over the world and attract thousands of tourists every year.  Sightseeing in China gives you an ultimate idea about its significant cities and their attractions.  Here is some examples of cities to visit in China:

Sightseeing in China Beijing

Located at the northern tip of the roughly triangular North China Plain that open to the south and east of the city.  Beijing is one of the six ancient cities of China.  It is the political, economic, cultural as well as educational centre of the country.

Hong Kong

Located on the eastern side of the Pearl River Delta on the south eastern coast of People’s Republic of China facing the South China Sea in the south and bordering Guangdong Province in the north, Hong Kong is one of the highest population density regions of the world.  Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories.

Shanghai

Located on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai is the largest city of China and the eighth largest in the world.  Shanghai is regarded as the city of modern economy of China.

Xian

Nestled between a flood plain created by 8 surrounding rivers and streams, Xian is the largest and most developed city in the central to northwest China.  Xian is also among one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

So when you’re in China don’t forget to check out one of these top travel destinations.  If this account has inspired you to come to China then click China Flights.

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