Even Today, Zhongdian County remains an untainted natural paradise which retains a mysterious and bewitching quality.Visitors to the Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture are sure to find themselves in a land where mysterious tranquillity pervades every inch of the ever-changing scenery.
Three snow-capped mountains, Meili, Baimang and Haba, tower magnificently over the landscape. The region is crisscrossed by the Golden Sand, Mekong, and Yangtze Rivers. These snowy peaks form a beautiful backdrop whose beauty is a feast to behold. Mirror-like lakes, scattered across the vast expanse of grassland, look like rich jewels inlaid on a beautiful tapestry.Cattle graze leisurely in the meadows, where exotic flowers and luxuriant grass wave at the request of the gentle breeze.In the depths of the surrounding forests is an exotic world of rare birds and animals. If you are searching for places to refresh your body and soul along your China travel, Shangri-La would be a good option for you.
Mother Nature has endowed Shangri-la with bountiful natural wealth, making the land a happy home for the 100,000 Tibetans, Lisus, Naxis and Yis who call the area their home. As is this pristine natural enviroment, these nationalities are all kind, honest, extremely hospitable to outsiders.The lamasery of "Shangri-la" is Guihua Temple, or Songzanlinbu Lamasery in Tibet. The lamasery, with 800 lamas, resembles Butala Palace of Lasha in its layout. The five-story Tibetan style building is covered with wooden carvings and gold-plated copper tiles. You may have a look at the Gallery of Tibetan Religion and Culture in Deqen. To promote deal, many tour company have enrich their China travel service designed for Yunnan area, with ShangariLa added.
In. 1933, English novelist James Hilton wrote a captivating tale of an idyllic settlement high in a secluded mountainous valley. Entitled Lost Horizon, it describes a world often chanted pavilions perched between the high mountains and the fertile Blue Moon Valley. Today, even those who have never heard of Lost Horizon, the words "Shangri-La" evoke images of utopia. Hilton said his readers would not find Shangri-La on any map but suggested that Shangri-La was located in a long valley with "rounded, sad looking hills on either side'' and capped by the "loveliest mountain on Earth". Knowing this would be much helpful for you to fathom the reason why so many travelers prefer to join different kinds of Shangri-la tour despite of fatigue.
It was almost a perfect cone of snow, simple in outline as if a child had drawn it. "Italian-American film director, Frank Capra snapped up the tights to Lost Horizon and cast Ronald Coleman and Jane Wyatt in the 1937 film version. ``I'm sure there's a wish for Shangri-La in everyone's heart Oh, I just wish the whole world might come to this valley, "crooned Wyatt. The film won the 1937 Academy Award for Columbia Pictures . Ronald Coleman and Jane Wyatt in de 1937 film, Lori orison. photo and above South China Morning Post, 29, 1997 Though neither Hilton or Capra ever stepped foot in the region, many speculate that Hilton's Loa Horizon was inspired by a series of articles published from 1924 to 1935 by National Geographic magazine - that included accounts of Joseph F. Rock's expedition of North west Yunnan Province. Looking for affordable China tour package of Shangri-la? Visit http://www.chinatour.com/shangri-la-adventure.htm.
This cenic region lies in Luoping County, which is 228 kilome - ters away from Kunming . It is located where Yunman, Guizhou and Guangxi Provinces meet and where the Nanning - Kunming Railway passes. The region is made up of three parts:the Jiuklong River, the Duoyi River and the Three Gorges of Lubuge. If you are a hiking-lover, Qujing county would be a must-have for your China travel deals of Kunming.
The Jiulong River is situated 20 kilometers northeast of the county seat. 10 - tier waterfalls are compactly grouped in a valley with a length of 4 kilometers and a depth of 200 meters, which forms a spleen - did view. The biggest waterfall is 110 meters wide and 56 meters high, as magnificent as the Huangguoshu Waterfall. The other waterfalls have a width of 40, 30, 20 or 10 meters. There are other scenic points much as the Gaihua Platform. The Beach for Playing, the Green Moon Pool and the Grscent Lake. Losing yourself in the beautiful scenery of the Qujing county would make your China tour of Kunming more unforgettable.
The Three Gorges of Lubuge is located 40 kilometers southeast of the county seat. Lubuge is a Buyi word, meaning"a beautiful Buyi village".Amajor scenic point is the famous Lubuge Power Stastion Dam and its artificial lake. The dam is 103 meters high and the reservoir has a storage capacity of 110, 000 ,000 cubic meters. Up the dam are the Little Three Gorges. The first is the Lion Gorge which is 2.5 kilo - meters long. The second is the Dilu Gorge which is 1.5 kilometers long . The last is the Double Elephant Gorge which is 4.5 kilometers long. The Three Gorges of Lubuge is much lesser than the Three Gorges discovered along Yangtze River cruises.
The Duoyi River lies 33 kilometers southeast of the county seat. Formed by the water from 5 underground springs, the river flows be - tween its green banks for 12 kilometers as if it were a tender Buyi girl. Major scenic points are Sanjiangkou,the waterfall group at Xinzhai Village, the waterfall group at Langwai and Yimushitan. Why not extend your China tours of Kunming to the peaceful Qujing?
Beijing snacks include the snacks of many Chinese ethnic groups, such as the Han, Hui, Mongol and Manchurian, as well as imperial snacks from the Ming and Qing dynasties. They taste good and are inexpensive, which makes them very popular among average Beijingers. Along your China tour of Beijing, you should never miss the following snacks.
Sweet ears, or tang er duo, is a fried sugar cake of Islamic origins that gets its name from its shape. Made of flour and sugar, it is served cold and tastes sweet and soft. Many students particularly like to eat the Sweet ears along their educational tours in China of Beijing.
Guan chang, or filled sausage, has been a popular snack in Beijing since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Traditionally, the sausage, a prepared pork intestine, is stuffed with a paste of flour or starch mixed with spices. The sausage is then boiled and cut into cubes or slices to be fried. In some restaurants, minced pork is also used as stuffing. Little bamboo sticks, instead of chopsticks, are the traditional way of eating the filled sausages. No China tour packages of Beijing is complete if the savory filled sausage is missed.
Stir-fried starch knots
Chao ge da, or stir-fried starch knots, is a kind of Chinese pasta. A traditional Muslim snack, it was invented almost 100 years ago. The dough, made from wheat and corn flour, is chopped, boiled in water and then immersed in cold water. Fresh beef or chicken is sliced and stir-fried with oil and seasonings and then stir-fried again with the starch knots and various seasonal vegetables. The final product is a colorful and refreshing dish. Why not extend your China tour deals to Beijing and taste the delicious Stir-fried starch knots?
When Christmas comes, Santa Claus would fly around the world in a sleigh pulled by magical flying reindeer. In the depths of the primeval forest in northeast China, reindeer abound, as does a semi-nomadic tribe that is regarded as the last tribe of hunters – the Ewenki people. If you want to discover ethnic groups in China along your China tours, Ewenki People should never be missed.
Since they have to hunt and feed the reindeer, they have no fixed houses. They use pine wood to pitch a tent, called Cuoluozi, as they move around in the forests. According to their tradition, people in the same clan cannot get married and they have to choose someone from other clans or tribes. When people decide to tie the knot, the girl has to flee to the boy’s Cuoluozi; the old women will braid her hair into two pigtails, as opposed to the eight pigtails before they are married. Many China tour agents have arranged different itineraries to discover Ewenki People.
Khmus people are still an ethnic minority that hasn’t been officially named. They mainly live along the borderline between China and Laos. Isolated by the atrocious conditions, the people maintain their way of life as in the clan society. Discovering the culture of te Khmus would make your China travel deals more fruitful.
When the boy and girl decide to get married, the girl will take the boy to her home. If her parents treat the boy with hospitality, it means he is accepted, but if they ask the boy, ‘What are you doing here?’ the romantic relationship ends. Why not extend your affordable China tour package to the border area and discover the Khmus in depth?
Cross-dressing has a long history in Beijing opera, dating back to Feudal times when women were not allowed to perform on stage. As a result, male opera singers had to perform female roles. It was during what many term “Chinese opera’s golden age” in the 1920s and 30s that women were first allowed to openly make an appearance on stage. Owing to the move toward gender equality among the intelligentsia during that era, some female singers decided to take on male roles – just as male singers had traditionally taken on female roles. If you are a culture-lover, discover the cross-dressing in Beijing Opera would be a great experience along your China travel of Beijing.
What is important to keep in mind is that cross-reading was never thought of as humorous or ironic as in the West. “People didn’t go to the theatre to see men play women’s roles,” accomplished female impersonator Liu Zheng, of the Tianjin Peking Opera Company, said. “Although some audience members might have known that you were really a man, they would not have paid much attention to your gender, forgetting about that during the performance. It was very important that the male be made up to be really beautiful and that his gestures and mannerisms be really feminine.” Many students particularly like to discover how the actors dressed themselves in that way when they are watching the Beijing opera along their China educational tours.
But it was not simply an issue of putting on the opposite sex's garb. “Not many people are really good at it,” Wang Peiyu, of the same company, said. But when asked how difficult it was for her to assume a male persona, she said she had never really given it much thought. “I had 10 years of training, and it was both thorough and systematic,” she said. “I never really thought about my gender when I was performing. I was just playing a part.” It is no wonder that so many China tour agents have arranged the Beijing opera discovery along their itinerary.
During the Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976), traditional Chinese opera was banned, replaced by Madam Mao’s Eight Model Plays, which drew on class struggle and communist exploits during the anti-Japanese war and Chinese civil war as themes. Although traditional Beijing opera was allowed to be performed again in 1978, it has never regained its former popularity. Modern audiences understand neither the historical contexts nor the literary allusions of the scripts. They are also unfamiliar with the highly stylized conventions that can make the genre all but unintelligible to the uninitiated. Why not extend your China travel packages to Beijing and discover the Beijing opera further?
Nestled in a high mountain valley, Lijiang's charming Old Town has long been a center of Naxi culture and in recent years has become a major tourist attraction. Declared a UN World Heritage site after a 1996 earthquake and developed in the years since with tourism in mind, Lijiang, once a remote backpacker getaway, now attracts more than 5 million tourists a year. If you are just find a peaceful place to travel in your China tour, Lijiang would be the best option for you.
Of course, the tourism boom has changed the city and it's now common to find traditional wooden Naxi houses converted into shops run by Han Chinese who cater to the needs of tour groups. This has changed Lijiang's character, replacing much of its authentic (if occasionally dilapidated) charm with the convenience and relative luxury that the tourism industry requires. Strolling the winding stone streets and alleys of Dayan, the main part of Old Town, is still enjoyable, although it's certainly better during the off season, weekdays and before 8:30am when the tourist groups begin to get started. The villages of Baisha and Shuhe, both part of the Lijiang Old Town UNESCO Site, are somewhat quieter alternatives to Dayan's very well-trod streets. Many businessmen particularly like to visit Lijiang along their China business travel to escape from the bustling world.
The New City, whose flimsy modern buildings fared worse in the earthquake than the old city's Naxi wood and stone houses, is not worth too much time, though hotels tend to be cheaper than in the Old City. Carrying the China map of Lijiang along your trip in case of Beijing lost in the maze.
Beyond Lijiang, the beautiful countryside beckons. Not far from the city you'll find monasteries like the Yufeng Lamasery, Naxi villages like Baoshan Stone Village, Lashi Lake, the spectacular Tiger Leaping Gorge and the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains. Lijiang is also an excellent spot for a few days of relaxation before or after treks in Tibet or eastern Yunnan. This may show us why the China travel deals of Lijiang are hot cakes among travelers.
WALKING through the crowded streets and rows of high-rises, you will see the houses with white walls and black tiles, fine carved windows and well arranged courtyards, it is an ancient silent town called Anting. If you want to trace the ancient atmosphere along your China tour, Anting would be a great option for you.
Sometimes, I guess what I will see when I'm about to turn onto a little path in the town. Perhaps, I'll see some trucks transporting cars to be sold. Then I hear the sound of roaring engines from the Formula One Circuit, mixed with some screams. It is no wonder that many businessmen particularly request to visit Anting along their China business tours to retreat from the bustling world.
I'm always amazed with the name Anting, which literally means a silent pavilion in Chinese. It makes me picture an ancient pavilion that is set near a river in the mountains and rivers, providing shelter for visitors. And now, it has become Shanghai International Automobile City. And for me, when I visualize myself standing in the middle of the pavilion and see the water flowing, I wonder whether I can make the picture come to life with the wind and the clouds. Also, many educational tours in China have arranged Anting into their itinerary.
Such ancient constructions are located throughout the modern city and the modern buildings are constructed like forests. Rows of new cars are exhibited with the sun shining upon them. High-speed trains run through the city like a magnificent silk ribbon. The unique and historical automobile museum corresponds with the electric car test-driving center, just like an old sage keeping watch on a growing young man. Carrying the map of China for Anting area would be much helpful along your trip.
Lisu people warmly welcomed guests on December 22nd during the 2011 Nujiang Kuoshi Cultural Tourism Festival. In Yunnan province, renowned for its perpetual spring-like climate, the Lisu people in Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture are celebrating their most important festival—the Kuoshi Festival. When you are enjoying your China tour packages of Yunnan, if you are lucky enough, you may see the Yunnan's Kuoshi Festival: a joyful celebration of life.
In Lisu language, "Kuo" means "year and "Shi" means "new." For the Lisu, the festival is equivalent to the Spring Festival celebrated by China's majority Han population. Officially, the festival lasted for three days from Dec. 20-24, but the festivities in Nujiang can last for an entire month. Many students particularly like to join in the celebrations of this festival when their educational tours in China come to Yunnan region.
Fugong County, part of the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, has one of the largest concentrations of Lisu people. Early in the morning on the first day of the festival, local Fugong County residents crossed abridge to a nearby river beach in traditional ethnic costumes. By daybreak, the beach was filled with revelers. The county staged a series of competitions and ceremonies for festival-goers, including bamboo-pole climbing and crossbow shooting. If you are a culture-lover, discovering the Yunnan's Kuoshi Festival: a joyful celebration of life would be a must-have along your China tours of Yunnan region.
In perhaps the most enchanting game of the festival, young couples buried themselves together in the beach sand. In this long-standing tradition among the Fugong people, couples first dig a pit in the sand, then friends place them into the pit and "bury" them. The ritual represents the couple's love and devotion to each other and the wish for a long and healthy life, and staying together even in death. At the festival, locals brewed rice wine on the sand. To make the wine, they built campfires and set iron kettles on top of the fire. Then they pounded corn, sorghum, buckwheat or barnyard millet into pieces and steamed them. After the wine is boiled, they used a piece of gauze to filter the wine. When they drink, they prefer two people to share the wine out of one bowl, which is called "heart-to-heart" toasting. This is deemed the highest honor offered by the Lisu people to drink wine, with faces touching faces, and even mouths neighboring mouths. It shows the intimate kinship between hosts and guests. Celebrating the festival with the locals would make your China travel deals of Yunnan more enjoyable.
The Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year, is the most important festival for people in China and other neighboring countries, comparable to Christmas in the West. Family members try every means to get together before the Spring Festival Eve for the celebrations. The festival starts on the first day of the first lunar month – often one month later than the start of the year on the Gregorian calendar – and ends with Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month. Here ‘s the list of 10 most popular activities still prevalent today for the Chinese people to do during the Spring Festival. If your China tours just fall onto Chinese spring festival, the following things should never be missed.
1. Laba porridge
On the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, many families make laba porridge, a delicious porridge made with glutinous rice, millet, seeds of Job's tears, jujube berries, lotus seeds, beans, longan and gingko. Boiling Laba porridge is one way people celebrate the harvest and show appreciation by sacrificing to the ancestors and heaven and earth. To any gourmets, eating the Laba porridge would be a must-do along their China vacation packages of Spring Festival discovery.
2. Cleaning and decoration
Before the Lunar New Year comes, it is a tradition for every Chinese family to thoroughly cleanse the house as well as their clothes, bedclothes and all their utensils in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. People also get debts paid or repaid, hair cut and new clothes sewn or purchased as preparation. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of good fortune, happiness, wealth and longevity. Watching the locals cleaning and decoration would be another highlight along your China travel deals enjoying.
3. Eating Jiaozi
People in northern China will eat jiaozi, or dumplings, for supper on the Spring Festival Eve, as "jiaozi" is homophonous to the word phrase “to bid farewell to the old and usher in the new.” Also, the shape of the dumpling resembles gold ingot from ancient China. So people eat them and wish for money and treasures. Meanwhile, people in southern China eat niangao (New Year cake made of glutinous rice flour) on this occasion, because as a homophone, niangao means "higher and higher, one year after another." No affordable China tour package of Chinese spring festival discovery are complete if eating Jiaozi is missed.
Tangwanghe National Park is home to a Korean pine tree forest. Tangwanghe River is the mother river of Yichun city in Heilongjiang. Follow this river against its current and when you come to the river's source you will be situated firmly within the Tangwanghe National Park. If your affordable China tour package stretch to Heilongjiang area, you should never miss paying a visit to the Tangwanghe National Park.
Tangwanghe National Park, established in 2008, was China's first national park. Under the guidance of the country's Ministry of Environmental Protection and National Tourism Administration, the main function of the park is to act as a nature reserve. Only a small section of the park has been developed for tourism. Many student tours to China have come to the Tangwanghe National Park to get closer to nature.
The diversity and rarity of the park's eco system speaks for itself. It is home to a Korean pine tree forest encompassing over 2000 square kilometers. The number of this pine tree species has declined severely around the world due to massive logging as the trees serve as a high quality building material. Roaming about the Korean pine tree forest are wild animals, such as elk and sable, rarely seen in other areas of the country. Even many businessmen particularly request their tour agents to arrange the Tangwanghe National Park into their China business tours, so as to refresh themselves completely.
In addition to the extravagance of natural wild life, the park also boasts unique landscapes. The most spectacular sight is the granite stone forest, a geographic relic composed of clusters of bizarrely shaped rocks. Other natural attractions include wetlands, waterfalls and last but not least, the Tangwanghe River. 468 meters in length, the river is the life line of the national park. Why not extend your last minute deals for China travel to Heilongjiang area to discover the Tangwanghe National Park?
There is a great variety of different folk dances existing among the Uygur people in Kumul, all of which have a long history and unique characters. The obvious characters can help us easily tell the Kumul dances from other kinds of dances in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. To introduce the folk dances among Uygur people in Kumul, we should first talk about the Mashrap, which is popular among the common Uygur people living in the vast farming and stockbreeding areas. Along your China tour to Xinjiang area, if you are lucky enough, you may see the Maxrap in Xinjiang Uygur.
Max is the only form of a kind of entertaining activity of Uygur people. Mashrap, meaning evening party in Uygur language, is the main form to show the Maqam, folk songs, dances, folk art forms, dramas, acrobatics, games and oratures of Uygur people. It is also a very important way for common people to inherit, pass on and develop the moral power, folk customs, rituals, cultures arts and so on. Mashrap plays an important role in maintaining the Uygur traditions and folk customs. For thousands of years, Uygur people in Kumul perform all kinds of folk arts on the unique Mashrap, so that these art forms can be passed on generation by generation. Watching the locals playing Maxrap in Xinjiang Uygur would be a much interesting experience along your China vacation packages of Xinjiang region.
Maxrap is the name of a dancing and entertaining activity form, meaning the mass entertainment event that a lot of people take part in to entertain themselves. The main part of it is dancing. Maxrap can be classified according to different criteria. One classification is sing and dancing Maxrap, the game Maxirap and the rap Maxrap. Another classification is the parlor Maxrap, the greeting Maxrap and the harvest Maxrap. The most common one is the harvest Maxrap. All parts of Kumul have their own Maxrap with similar features and a similar style. However, the most typical one is the Doulan people. The Doulan Maxrap is bold, intense and unres Train ed. In the Doulan Maxrap, everyone will seize the opportunity to enjoy the dancing. Playing games is an essential part of Doulan Maxrap, the most commonly-seen of which is Grabbing Belt. Usually, it need two person to lay this Grabbing Belt. One person should try to whip the other one with the belt; however, the other one should try to grab the belt while avoiding the whip. The one who has the belt in his/her hands has the right to choose his/her partner in the game. Many students show their great interest to the Maxrap in Xinjiang Uygur when their educational tours in China come to Xinjiang region.
People can hold the Maxrap in the courtyard, or under the grape trellis, or in the orchard, or just on the grassland. The number of people taking part in it can range from ten or twenty, to several hundred. Even more than a thousand people are ok. No matter how many people are there, everyone takes the Maxrap as a big event. Decided by the host and the organizers, they can hold the Maxrap either during the day or in the evening. At the appointed time, people come to the Maxrap, greet each other, shake hands with each other and take seats according to the order. Everyone immersed in the happy and harmonious atmosphere. Why not extend your China business tours to Xinjiang region and watch the locals playing Maxrap in Uygur as a way of get closing to Xinjiang folk culture? That sounds quite interesting.
As Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai famously wrote, "Go to Yangzhou in March, in the mist of the flowers of spring". During the time of Li Bai, mention of Yangzhou evoked images of prosperity and romance. Today, much of the city's heritage is still alive within its narrow lanes and well preserved family gardens situated in the old town area. If your China travel service designed by your tour agents just fall into March, Yangzhou would be a must-visit along your trip.
Hundreds of cobbled stone lanes sprawl outwards from the center of Yangzhou's seven square kilometer old town area like tree roots; heading in different directions, overlapping with one another, linking together a number of historical residences along the way. The largest and most visited of these lanes is Guandong Street. It is no wonder that so many China educational tours have arranged the Yangzhou stop along their itinerary, offering students chances to touch spring of China.
Over 1000 meters in length, the street was once a business hub where people would come to buy their daily supplies, including food and small furniture. Thankfully, this tradition is still alive today, as tourists can find almost every kind of local specialty food and handicraft on offer here. Many China travel agencies have arranged the Yangzhou tours launched in March for travelers.
Small, homey eateries selling steamed buns, sticky rice balls and bean curd snacks open their doors to neighbors and friends living nearby while also welcoming tourists at the same time. A light meal usually costs about ten to twenty yuan; a price as friendly as the places themselves. Less in number but equally popular are the workshops run by generations of craftsmen which appear around every corner of the street. Yangzhou was a cradle of artists in times past; workshops dedicated to embroidery, paper cutting and lacquer work once flourished here. Carrying the related China maps of Yangzhou area proves quite helpful for you.
The whole scenic area of Tianzhu Mountain is 333 square kilometers and belongs to be the first batch of national key scenic areas and national forest parks. The whole scenic area is comprised of 45 peaks, 17 ranges, 18 cliffs, 14 rocks, 25 grottoes, 86 unique stones, 18 waterfalls, 17 springs, 7 villages, 2 temple building complexes and more than 100 types and 1000 kinds of plants. Along your China travel packages of Tianzhu Mountain, the following scenic spots should never be missed.
Tianzhu Mountain is the perfect show of ancient culture of Anhui province. It is the solemn land of Taoism and Buddhism as well as the original sites of Foguang Temple and Shangu Temple in Tang Dynasty. There are also the quintessential cliff inscriptions for calligraphic exercise; especially the cliff inscriptions of Shiniu Grotto are ranked the first both in quality and quantity of calligraphic works. The ancient cultural relic of Xuejiagang reappear the primitive look of Neolithic age Many people comment the beauty of Tianzhu Mountain is featured with the magnificence of Huangshan Mountain and the serenity of Lushan Mountain. It is full of the strange pine trees and odd stones, flying waterfalls and flowing springs, deep canyons and grottoes as well as the ancient cottages. There are also many rare treasured plant species as well as the seldom-seen animals like raccoon dogs, lyrebirds and giant salamanders. These are also the attractive part of Tianzhu Mountain Scenic Area. No last minute deals for China travel to discover Tianzhu Mountain are complete if the above mentioned scenic spot is arranged in the schedule.
There are 42 famous peaks of Tianzhu Mountain. The most famous one is its main peak, Tianzhu Peak, which is also named Chaoyang Peak, Siming Peak, Hejia Peak, Wanbo Peak and Sunzi Peak. Today, the Poetic Cliff of Tianzhu Mountain is well preserved, but the poems of Wang Anshi were stolen, and the original sites of these poems are the square carved pits at present. Tianzhu Peak looks like a huge column standing between heaven and earth. It is extraordinarily splendid and magnificent. There is also a Mystery Valleyunder the Feilai Peak of Tianzhu Mountain, and the travelers name it One Excellence of Tianzhu Peak. The Mystery Valleyis roughly 2,500 meters or 3,000 meters long. The whole valley is comprised of 54 diverse grottoes, and these grottoes are interconnected closely and naturally. The grottoes have windows, backyards, doors, stone ladders and stone fences. Tianzhu Mountain is quite beautiful and marvelous. In 1982, it was approved to be the first batch of national-level tourist attractions. Even many educational tours in China of Anhui province discovery have arranged the Tianzhu Peak exploration into their itinerary in order to practice the students’ persistence.
Feilai Peak located on the westernmost point of Longyinhuxiao Cliff is the third highest peak. It has an altitude of 1424 meters. The whole peak is a huge rock, there is a huge stone on the top of the peak seemingly flying from afar, so this stone is also named Fei Lai Shi(Stone Flying From Afar. This stone looks like a crown wearing on the top of the peak, and many a visitor arriving at Feilai Peak is quite marveled at this stone and also worried how to do if the stone falls down from the top. Why not visit these scenic spots when your Yangtze River cruise come to the Anhui region China? It would reward you more than expected!
Located 22km east of Shangri-La, Potatso is the first national park in mainland China. In Tibetan language, Patatso means reaching the opposite side of the lake by boat under the help of deity. Bitahai Lake and Shuduhu Lake are two major parts of the park. Besides these two lakes, forest, marsh, valley, alpine meadow and so on can be seen in the park. All major spots are connected by walkable plank which offers a closer distance for travelers to experience the natural environment. If you only have time for one attraction in your China vacation deals of Shangri-la, it should be Potatso Park.
As the highest lake in Yunnan, Bitahai Lake is 3,500m above the sea level. Covering an area of about 159 hectares with an average depth of 20m, Bitaihai Lake is famous for its limpid water and its beautiful scenery which is set against the mountains and with forests surrounding it. In ancient Tibetan language, Bita means the area heavily covered with trees. In order to enrich their China vacation packages of Yunnan, many tour companies have a rraged the Potatso Park in their itinerary.
One can find century-old pines and cypresses grow around the lake, in which the water is crystal clear. In the lake there is an islet covered by cedars and azaleas. In spring, when the withered azalea flowers fall into the lake and are eaten by fish, the fish seem to be unconscious and almost drunk. They float on the surface with their abdomen facing the sky. Around the lake are virgin forests - ideal habitat for rare animals including red-footed pheasant, silver pheasant, wide bull, leopard and lynx. Extending your Shangri-la tour to the Potatso Park would never fail to be a terrific experience to you.
Clear water, lovely fish, herds of cows and sheep, and surrounded by lots of primitive forests is the truly description of Shudu Lake. The lake water is so limpid that people could see Shudu cracked-stomach fish produced in the lake whose color is golden and there is a crack line along its stomach. 'Shu' means cheese in Tibetan and 'Du' has the meaning of stone. It has a legend that in ancient times, an eminent monk roamed from place to place, one day, he arrived here. The herdsmen supported and treated him with cheese. The eminent monk was glad to see that the cheese of the pastureland of Shudukang is as strong as stone, so he prayed 'wish the cheese here is as strong as stone forever'. From then on the name of Shudukang came into being. Why not book a China tour to Shangri-la and witness the charm of Potatso Park with your own eyes?
Yuzhu Peak, with the altitude of 6,178 meters, is located in the east part of Kunlun Mountain. Yuzhu Peak is at the common boundary of Golmud and Yushu in Qinghai Province. To any trekking-loves, conquering the Yuzhu Peak would definitely the most exciting thing along their China tour packages of Tibet.
Yuzhu Peak is covered by snow all year round and there are also many glaciers. Around the main peak are about 20 snow mountains with the altitude above 5400 meters. To its north is Xi Da Tan with the altitude of 4,300 meters, and most glaciers are hanging glaciers. Get over Kunlun Mountain and get to the south side of Yuzhu Peak, where there are different landforms. Even some businessmen particularly request their tour agents to arrange the impressive Yuzhu Peak in their China business tour in order to enrich their travel time.
The 10-meter end of glacier is an ideal place for training mountaineering. The road conditions on the northern side are relatively challenging, and all three glaciers on the slope lead to the summit, requiring good mountaineering skills. All these traits make Peak Yuzhu an optimal destination for both professional and amateur mountaineers. Many China travel agencies have arranged different kinds of tours to discover Yuzhu Peak upon the needs of hiking-addict travelers.
The climate of Yuzhu Peak area belongs to the continental climate. The yearly average temperature is five below zero, and the lowest temperature could be thirty below zero. Due to its geographic location, the east Kunlun Mountain becomes the dividing line of the different climates between the south and the north of western China, and the location also causes the complexity of the climate of Yuzhu Peak. The route of the south slope of the peak is mainly snow slope. Base Camp is located at the altitude of 5040 meters, and Camp One is at the altitude of 5600 meters. Watching the impressive Yuzhu Peak on the rain would be a much interesting experience along your China tour of Tibet.
Mangkam Cakalho Nature Reserve
The nature reserve is animal type with an area of 185,000 hectares. The main protection objects are Yunnan golden monkeys and virgin forest. Mangkam Cakalho Nature Reserve lies by Mangkam Mountain at the sea level of 3,500 to 4,500 meters, where is cool and the plantation and the vegetation are protected well. Though the topography of the nature reserve is high and rugted, the transportation there is convenient for the Yunnan-Tibet Highway passes through it. If you are enjoying your China travel of Tibet with your children, the Mangkam Cakalho Nature Reserve would be a great option for you.
The Mangkam Cakalho Nature Reserve is the world's largest dwelling area of Yunnan golden monkeys. It is said there are only nearly 1,000 Yunnan golden monkeys in the world now, however, more than 600 live in Mangkam Nature Reserve. . Besides Yunnan Golden Monkeys, 59 wild animals are listed under state and Tibet Autonomous Region key protection. Over 5,000 senior plants, 39 of which have been listed as wild plants under state key protection, grow in Tibet. The region also boasts 798 species of vertebrates and 2,305 species of insects. After searching on the internet, you could see that there are many China travel packages of Mangkam Cakalho Nature Reserve that designed for family tours.
Qiangtang Nature Reserve
The Qiangtang National Nature Reserve focused on steppe ecoregion and alpine rare animal species. Tibetan antelope is one of the most distinct species in the region. The allure of Shahtooshi and its economic value have attracted armed poachers, the most fierce threat to Qiangtang, to the area. Before 1996, poachers hunted over 4000 Tibetan antelopes every year. No China travel service designed by any tour company of Tibet natural landscape discovery are perfect if the sublime Qiangtang Nature Reserve is missed.
After 1997, the Tibet Forestry Department, in cooperation with conservation organizations such as WWF Nagchu, began promoting and organizing anti-poaching patrols in seven counties in Nagchu and Ngari prefectures. In addition, international organizations have taken action to stop trade of animal products and markets, which has also contributed to help control the illegal poaching in Qiangtang. As a result of such efforts, illegal poaching has been greatly reduced. Based on actual cases and reported figures, illegal poaching of antelope has been reduced to under 400 per year and armed large scale hunting has been controlled. Why not book the hot last minute deals for China travel and discover the Qiangtang Nature Reserve on your own?
Travellers to Tiber often espy strings of tiny flags hanging down from trees or the eaves of buildings, or fluttering on mountaintops. Made of paper or cloth and inscribed with religious incantations, they are known as “prayers' streamers” or wind and horse streamers” because they also bear horse patterns. Along your China tours of Tibet, you would see many Wind-Riding Streamers on the way.
A wind and horse streamer is about 10cm square and inscribed with patterns with a strapping stud in the centre. The stud has auspicious symbols inscribed on its back and ix surrounded with the likenesses of its four divine protectors; the roc, dragon, tiger and lion. Many students particularly like to hang the Wind-Riding Streamers to the line when their China educational tours come to Tibet area.
These five animals are portrayed in different gestures, but they look heroic and awe inspiring. On some of the streamers the patterns of roc, dragon, tiger and lion are replaced with their names in the Tibetan language. The flags come in white, yellow, red and green colours to symbolize the four direction of universe. In the Tibetan language, “wind” means “dragon”, and “horse” meant. Many businessmen also like to lie the Wind-Riding Streamers to the line along their China business tour to Tibet so as to pray for good luck and health.
According to ancient Tibetan history books, the wind-riding horse flag was invented by Kongze Chiyai Jambo. “Kongze” is the Tibetan transliteration of“Confucius”, and “Chiyai Jambo”, meaning “Master of Wisdom”, is a title the Tibetans bestowed on Confucius. Knowing this kind of background would be much helpful for understanding something seen along your China vacation packages of Tibet.
Legend has it that in his lifetime, Confucian had served in a variety of positions such as shaman, historian, master of ceremony, and fortune teller; it was probably he who had drawn the likeness of horses and cattle on paper and burned them as sacrifices to the deceased, a practice which found its way to Tibet. No last minute China travel deals to Tibet area is complete if hanging the Wind-Riding Streamers to the line is missed.
In the beginning the Tibetans, too, burned the horse-patterned streamers as sacrifices to the dead; later they learned to let the streamers flutter in the wind so that the wing-riding horse could fly into the sky freely---a habit which has something to do with the Tibetan tradition of celestial burial, by which bodies are cut up and fed to birds of prey. Why not take a China travel to Tibet and discover the colorful Wind-Riding Streamers in depth?
3. Gannan Grassland
The Gannan Grassland is located within Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwestern Gansu Province. The grassland covers an area of over 2.5o million ha, primarily within Gansu’s Maqu, Xiehe and Luqu counties. Luqu is a town on the fringe of Tibetan-Qinghai Plaetau with green alpine meadows in the west and the Tao River in the east. Two third of Luqu county is suitable for grazing livestock, like sheep and yak. Along the Tao River. No affordable China tour package to Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture are complete if the boundless Gannan Grassland is missed in their schedule.
4. Ruoergai Grassland in Sichuan
Ruoergai Grassland is located in the north of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province, and borders Maqu, Luqu of Gansu Province. It is on the east edge of Tibet-Qinghai Plateau with an altitude between 3000 and 3600 meters. Why not extend your Yangtze River cruises to Ruoergai Grassland when your cruise come to Sichuan region.
Ruoergai Grassland is said to be the fourth largest grasslands in Chinao. Ruoergai Grassland belongs to the kind of alpine meadow, also one of the China’s three largest wetlands, covering 10436.58 square kilometers. The best time to view the wildflowers of Ruoergai Grassland is between July and early September. Ruoergai Grassland is neither the greenest nor a fertile grassland, but what catches my eyes and makes my excited is its numerous wild flowers. It is no wonder that so many travelers particularly like to extend their Yangtze River tour of Sichuan region to the beautiful Ruoergai Grassland. That seems make sense.
5. Hulun Buir Grassland
The Hulun Buir Grassland is situated within the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region with a total area of over 93,000 square kilometres. It is named the Hulun Lake and the Buir Lake. It is reputed as the most beautiful grassland in Inner Mongolia as well as one of three most beautiful grasslands in the world. Enclosed with over 3,000 rivers, 500 lakes, the Hulun Buir Grassland reasembles a huge natural green carpet. In summer, the Hulun Buir Grassland presents a peaceful and harmonious idyllic scene. No affordable China tour package of Chinese grassland discovery is complete if the charming Hulun Buir Grassland is missed.
6. Xilin Gol Grassland
The Xilin Gol Grassland is situated within Xilin Gol in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The Xilin Gol National Nature Reserve was set in 1985 and took prt in the International Man and Biosphere Reserve Network in 1987 to protect its environment and plateau grassland ecosystem. There are great number of rare wild animals here, including swans, the red-crowned crane and bustards. The grassland is home to the biggest nature reserve ecosystem of its type in china. Many students particularly like to watch the sheep eating grass on the grassland along their student tours to China in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
7. The Ordos Grassland
The Ordos Grassland is located 12 kilometers west of Hanggin Banner in Ordos, 430km west of Hohhot. The grassland, with and area of 600 square kilometers, consists of over 100 Mongolia yurts. The whole grassland is divided into song and dance area, entertainment area, accommodation area, fete area, Mongolian folk area and so on. Wondering on the The Ordos Grassland would be a terrific experience along your China vacation packages to Hohhot.
You also have the chance to take part in the traditional activities of Mongolia such as wrestling, horse riding, toxophily etc. The green grass wafts under the blue sky, and white sheep hides among the grass, appearing while wind blowing. The Ordos Grassland is like hovering lannerets always with warm greeting to the friends from all corners of the world. This may just show us the reason why so many businessmen like to visit the Ordos Grassland along their China business travel to relax themselves greatly.
10.Salt and Pepper Spareribs
Jiao yan pai tiao, or "salt and pepper" short ribs. Down south, it's a style of cooking you're more likely to see with shrimp or squid, but it is excellent with pork, too. Pork short ribs are dredged in a mix of flour, salt, and pepper and quickly flash fried. Salt and Pepper Spareribs is the hot cake among students when there are enjoying their student tours to China of Shanghai.
11.Shanghai smoked fish
We already love their clothes, but another reason we love Shanghai Tang is because of their modern interpretation of the classic Shanghai liangcai (cold dish) Shanghai smoked fish, offered on their weekend brunch menu at the café. Delicately fried, the cold fish is bathed in a sweet and savory brown sauce and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds. It is no wonder that so many travelers particularly request their tour agents to arrange the Shanghai smoked fish in the meals of their China travel packages of Shanghai. This may just show us the reason why Shanghai smoked fish is a must-have to many food-lovers when their Yangtze River tour come to Shanghai.
12.Babaofan (Eight-treasures rice pudding)
It is a traditional sweetmeat of Chinese meal, especially prevailing in the south of China. Use sticky rice and eight dry and fresh fruits including sweet-scented osmanthus, red Chinese date, lotus seed, longan, etc. as the main material, so it is called eight-treasures rice pudding. Braize the sticky rice mixed sugar, lard, sweet-scented osmanthus, then pour them into a ware which holds red Chinese date, lotus seed, longan and so on to braize again. After it is cooked, pour sugar halogen juice on it, then the delicious Babaofan is completed. It is cate to welcome the tourists and to celebrate festivals. The appetizing Babaofan (Eight-treasures rice pudding) is my favorite when I am enjoying my Yangtze River cruise of Shanghai part.
13. Eight Delicacies in Hot Sauce
This is one of the most famous Shanghai local foods. It uses eight different raw food fried with delicious hot sauce, makes it tastes hot and sweet. In the famous Lv Bo Lang Restaurant in Yuyuan Bazaar, the best and the most traditional Eight Delicacies in Hot Sauce can be found here. Why not take a China travel to Shanghai and taste this luring Eight Delicacies in Hot Sauce Shanghai?
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