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Explore Zhenyuan: the Oriental Venice with Culture of Miao Ethnic Group China



Located on eastern part of Guizhou Province, Zhenyuan has long been an ancient town of the Miao people. Its long history endows the town with many rich and generous cultural relics, making it much like a historic garden. The town covers only an area of 3.1 square kilometers (about 1.2 square miles) but greets you with more than 160 scenic spots including caves, palaces, pavilions, temples and rivers with their unique architecture, exquisite engravings and marvelous natural landscape. Among them are the famous Wuyang River Scenic Area and elegant ancient complex in the the Black Dragon Cave (Qinglong Cave) - beckoning sights not to be missed by any visitor to eastern Guizhou. When your China tours cover Guizhou province, you should never forget to discover Zhenyuan: the Oriental Venice with Culture of Miao Ethnic Group!

Located at the edge of Yunnan-Guizhou plateau, Zhenyuan is sheltered by the mountains. It is a land-and-water transportation center since early times. In 202 BC, the town became a county instituted by Han Gaozu, Emperor Liu Bang, and then in 1956 - the capital of southeast Guizhou Autonomous Prefecture. Cut through by the Wuyang River, the town is divided into two parts: south 'Wei City' and north 'Fu City', which forms a water town. Hence it is well-reputed as the 'Oriental Venice'. It is no wonder that so many China tour operators have arranged the Zhenyuan discovery along their Yangtze River cruises deals to promote sales.



As an historic cultural city, Zhenyuan is rich in tourist resources. With sub-tropical humid climate, annual temperature in Zhenyuan averages 16.4 degree with four distinct seasons. It is therefore an ideal tourist destination all year round. This may be the reason why so many travelers prefer to extend their Shangri-la tour to Guizhou to discover the Miao ethnic groups further!

The Dragon Boat Festival, held on May 25th of every year, is the most ceremonious celebration in Zhenyuan. If you are a culture-lover, and your China tour to Guiyang just falls on to the Dragon Boat Festival, you should never forget to to join the dragon boat racing with the locals.






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Experience Beautiful Xishuangbanna in Yunnan China Further


Ganlanba, which literally refers to royal garden, is the soul of Xishuangbanna. Hundreds of Dai people settle here. Trees bearing coconut, areca, mango and jackfruit decorate the ethnic village, while typical Myanmar pagodas and traditional Dai bamboo buildings are tucked inside the jungle. Besides, the frescos also make these temples worth visiting. It is no wonder that so many China educational tours have stretched their itinerary to Xishuangbanna.


Located in Mengla county of Xishuangbanna, Mengyuan Fairy Land is a fantastic tropical rainforest cave. The cave maintains a temperature of 21 degree Celsius so it is regarded as a fairy land blessed with an eternal spring. So businessmen particularly like to visit Xishuangbanna along their China business travel of Yunnan to refresh their soul and body completely.



Situated inside Xishuangbanna Forest Park, the hotel offers guests a unique opportunity to meet thousands of peacocks living in the Park. This would be a good choice for your accommodation. Grill fish, roast chicken, grilled eggplant, grilled leek, rice stuffed in bamboo, and many more. This may be the reason why so many tour agents have arranged the beautiful Xishuangbanna into their Yangtze River cruises deals to promote sales.


By air: fly to Kunming, and then take another plane to Jinghong airport in Xishuangbanna. The connecting trip takes 45 minutes. Travel at Xishuangbanna: It costs 5 Yuan to take a taxi in the city, 20 Yuan for the trip to and from the airport. Temperature: 13 to 28 degrees Celsius. Jackets are needed when the temperature drops in the morning and at night. These tips would be much helpful for your China tours of Xishuangbanna.



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Discover Xinzheng: The Native Place of Emperor Huangdi in China in Depth



The Chinese pagoda tree, also named "Guohuai" or "Huangdihuai", a feature tree of Emperor Huangdi’s tribe with character of perseverance and straightness, is considered the embodiment of character of people of Xinzheng, Henan. This just show us why the China tours of Chinese history discovery have stretched their itinerary to Xinzheng.

Excavated in 1996 from ancestral memorial remains of the Kingdom Han, 600 meters to the west of the Native Place of Emperor Huangdi, this stele for time-measuring and ancestor worshipping was the first of its kind dated back to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. 3.26 meters in height, 0.45 meters in width and 0.26 meters in thickness, this stele is a proof of the Chinese tradition of worshipping the ancestor, nowprotected as a culture relic of the national class A, laurelled as the No.1 stele of China. It is no wonder that so many travelers prefer to visit the Xinzheng area as an extension to their Yangtze River cruises in order to touch Chinese history.



Set up by the Chinese Yan-huang Academy, this stele recorded the brief introductions to the life of Emperor Huangdi and his inventions, his self-giving devotions and his historical contributions which has won the respect of the Chinese people. If you are history-lover, you should never miss discovering Xinzheng along your China tour.

The Memorial Temple of Emperor Xuanyuan Huangdi was established in the Han Dynasty and rebuilt in 1570 A.D. of the Ming Dynasty with the Xuanyuan Bridge built in front of the memorial temple. In 1715 of the Qing Dynasty, Xu Chaozhu, the governor of Xinzheng County, established a stele with inscription of “The Native Place of Emperor Xuanyuan Huangdi” here. In 2000, the memorial temple was approved as one of the key provincial reservations of cultural relics. May you have enjoyed the beauty of China by travel to Shangri-la, but your China trip would be imperfect if you missed discovering Chinese history. Why not start from discovering Xinzheng, the native place of emperor Huangdi in China? It would never disappoint you!



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Explore Drekhu Pastureland in Shannan Area China



As the altitude rises and temperature falls, wheat and Tibetan barley gradually fade away, and the intoxicating fragrance of green grass permeates the air. If you want to refresh yourself in your China tours, a visit to the Drekhu Pastureland, Samye Monastery and Yamdrok Lake are all great recommendations.

Situated in the center of the Shannan prefecture and at an average altitude of 4,600 meters, the roughly 2,150-square-kilometer grassland encircled by mighty mountains is truly a beauty to behold. It boasts an array of wildlife, including wild donkeys, horses, gray ducks, eagles and vultures - you name it. This just show us the reason why so many travelers prefer to visit Tibet after their Yangtze River cruises finished in Sichuan area.



The 70-sq-km Drekhu Lake crowns the prairie's center. It's home to an assortment of treasured wildfowl, including the red-crowned crane. This is no wonder that so many parents have booked the student tours to China of Shannan discovery, offering their children great chances to discover the natural beauty of China further.

The road is quite good, even through the pastureland. Both big buses and small vans can cross it without difficulty. What Shangri-la tour is to Yunnan, Drekhu Pastureland, Samye Monastery and Yamdrok Lake to Shannan area.




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Experience Fanjing Mountain National Nature Reserve in Guizhou Further



The Reserve contains many floral elements and it is rich in plant resources, of which many are unique and grow only in this area of the world. There are altogether more than 800 plants in the Reserve, among which there are 413 species of higher plants and 151 species of tremellas including 15 species under the state protection such as dove trees and Chinese tulip trees. This just show us the reason why so many China educational tours have arranged the Fanjing Mountain National Nature Reserve into their deals.


The Reserve has diversified vegetation and clearly distinguished vertical zones including temperate evergreen coniferous forests, evergreen broad-leaved forests, evergreen deciduous broad-leaved mixed forests, deciduous broad-leaved forests, and coniferous and broad-leaved mixed forests. With the high terrain and temperature, low and short forests are formed in a certain part of the top of the mountain, such as azaleas and Chinese ilexes. Many tour agents also arranged the Fanjing Mountain National Nature Reserve in their China business travel, offering businessmen chances to discover the natural beauty of southwest China.

The dove tree, one of special species of China, is listed in the inventory of plants under the first-grade state protection. During spring and summer, dove trees blossom and their flowers just look like doves. And this forms a peculiar and beautiful picture especially in the sunshine. The Chinese tulip tree is also an ornamental plant. In addition, a Guizhou crape myrtle of a thousand years old is found in Fanjing Mountain. It is 30 meters high with a diameter of about 2 meters. May you are tired of the metropolitan landscape explored along your Shanghai tours, why not refresh yourself in the landscape in southwest China? In this case, Fanjing Mountain National Nature Reserve is good option for you.



With favorable nature conditions, Fanjing Mountain provides an ideal habitation area for rare birds and animals. 304 species of vertebrate were identified here in the Reserve, including 57 species of animals, 173 species of birds, 34 species of amphibians and 40 species of reptiles. And among them Guizhou golden monkeys, clouded leopard, South China tigers and giant salamanders are included as national protected animals. Birds in the Reserve account for 40.19%, and 9 species such as egrets are distributed in Fanjing Mountain National Nature Reserve. May you have enjoyed the natural beauty of China by Yangtze River cruises, but the beauty of China is far more than that. If you want to experience the beauty a China further, pay a visit to the Fanjing Mountain National Nature Reserve would never get you disappointed!







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Discover Shennongjia National Natural Reserve in Hubei Further



The unique geographical location has provided the Reserve with opportunities to preserve precious plants and animals. There are 2,062 species of pteridophyte and seed plants. Among them, 32 species including dove trees, Katsura trees and ginkgoes are under the state protection; 33 species are indigenous Shennongjia plants. Indulging yourself in the captivating scenery of the Shennongjia National Natural Reserve I, you would have an illusion of wondering in a Shangri-la tour.

There are more than a thousand medicinal plants including Magnolia officinalis, Gastrodia elata and Coptis chinensis in the Reserve, so it is called Natural Medicinal Park.In addition, the Reserve is rich in domesticate wild plants and close relative plants. During the period of 1986-1990, 163 crop species are collected such as yangtao, Chinese goosebeery and Hubei Hawthorn, which are of great value for breeding new varieties or improving current species. It is no wonder that so many travelers particularly request their tour agents to arranged the Shennongjia National Natural Reserve as an extension of their Yangtze River cruises of Wuhan region. That sounds a great idea.


It is known that there are 336 species of terrestrial vertebrate, 200 species of birds, 30 species of reptiles and 27 orders of insects that approximately account for 81.8% of the total. 40 species of animals such as golden monkeys, South China tigers, golden eagles and giant salamanders are under the first-grade state protection. White bears, white monkeys and white toad are found in the Reserve now and then. Every year, during the summer vacation, many student tours to China would flock to Wubei to discover the Shennongjia National Natural Reserve.

In addition, Shennongjia is also famous for the sightings of wild, ape-like creatures -- a Chinese equivalent of the Himalayan Yeti or Bigfoot. The stories are interesting, which attracted great attention from scientists at home and abroad. Many scientists have been to Shennongjia National Nature Reserve and got some preliminary results. It is also said that the creatures seem to be able to distinguish between peasants and scientists -- molesting the former and evading the latter. Some businessmen also like to discover the Shennongjia National Natural Reserve to refresh themselves when their China business travel come to Wubei region.





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Top Must-eat Chinese Food along Your China Travel



Chow Mein

In American Chinese cuisine, Chow Mein consists of noodles, meat, onions and celery. It is served as a specific dish at westernized Chinese restaurants. The East and West Coasts of the United States do have some differences in preparation of this dish. On the East Coast, Chow Mein is almost always prepared in the "Hong Kong" style and crispy. On the West Coast, Chow Mein is almost always steamed and soft. When your
Yangtze River cruises finish in Shanghai region, you should never miss tasting the Chow Mein there.

Most restaurants in China cook this dish by deep frying the noodles; the fastest way to obtain the beautiful golden yellow noodles associated with this aromatic dish. Many businessmen also like to eat the savory Chow Mein along their China business travel.


Peking Duck



Now considered to be one of China's National Foods, the Peking Duck is prized for its eloquent taste and stunning presentation. This famous dish can be found at restaurants all around Beijing. Upscale restaurants take this dish so seriously that some even have their own duck farms and use only a special kind of duck for their specific Peking Duck dish. No China tour of Beijing would be perfect if the Peking Duck is missed.


The Quanjude Restaurant, one of the largest roast duck restaurants in Beijing, if not the world, opened its door in 1979. Filled to capacity, Quanjude can serve as many as 5,000 meals a day. Peking Duck is famous for its thin, crispy skin, and its delectable and aromatic meat, which is highly popular among all foreigners, including foreign celebrities and leaders. Many China tours operator have arranged the Peking Duck along their Beijing itinerary to enrich their deals.


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Overwhelming Jiuzhaigou Waterfall Group in Chengdu China



Being the only Chinese scenic spot listed as both the World Heritage Site and the World Biosphere Reserve, the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area lies in Nanping County of Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba in Sichuan Province, at the foot of south Minshan Mountain. Along your China tours of Jiuzhaigou, you should never miss the Jiuzhaigou Waterfall Group:.


As a source branch of the Jialing River belonging to the Yangtze River system, Jiuzhaigou covers 720 square kilometers, and is some 400 kilometers south of Chengdu. With a development area of 140 square kilometers, the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area gains its name from its nine Tibetan villages, centering in Nuorilang and comprising three valleys, namely Shuzhenggou, Rizegou and Zezhawagou. The three valleys are 14km, 17km and 18km in length, respectively. Lose yourself in the Jiuzhaihou and experience the spree like wondering in travel to Shangri-la.



Jiuzhaigou is famous for its ancient and mysterious scenery, encompassing snow-capped mountains, forest, grasslands, waterfalls, streams, and lakes. Colorful lakes and various waterfalls are special scenes in Jiuzhaigou, with the first scene as the Pearl Shoal, the most beautiful lake as the Five Flower Lake, also known as the Peacock Lake, the largest lake as the Long Lake and the smallest lake as the Five Color Pool. These four scenes are the most splendid ones in Jiuzhaigou. What Shangri-la tour is to Yunnan, Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu travel.

Reputed as the first scenery in Jiuzhaigou, the Pearl Shoal Waterfall is located above Jinghai (Mirror Sea) and beneath Jinlinghai (Gold Bell Sea) in Rizegou. It is the most beautiful site in Jiuzhaigou, with an altitude of 2,433 meters and a height of 21 meters. On the top of the waterfall, it measures 162.5 meters in width. With a fall of 40 meters, the waterfall has a shape of the crescent. It surges down from the Pearl Shoal with a thunderous sound, splashing up sprays of waves. The Pearl Shoal Waterfall is one of the distinctive waterfalls in China. It is no wonder that so many China educational tours have come to Jiuzhaigou to discovery its beauty.





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Captivating Qiandao Lake(Thousand-islet Lake) in Hangzhou China


Located in Chun'an County of Zhejiang Province, the Qiandao Lake is among the first 44 national scenic spots proclaimed by the State Council, and also the largest national forest park at present. It is a man-made reservoir formed during the construction of Xin'anjiang Hydropower Station in 1959. Along your China tour of Hangzhou, you should never miss discovering the Qiandao Lake(Thousand-islet Lake) along your trip.

With 81% of the area covered in forests, Thousand Islets Lake (Qian Dao Lake) is a pure lake with clean, fresh air. It is a young lake formed in 1959 as a result of the construction of New Anjiang Hydroelectric Power Station. It is a beautiful lake with 1078 islets showing different views in different seasons. The Qiandao Lake(Thousand-islet Lake)b would be definitely a highlight along your China tours of Hangzhou.



It is a rich lake abounding with fish and surrounded by trees, tea, mulberry (the food of the silkworm) and other fruit trees. Qian Dao Lake is also a delightful lake with many activities including enjoying the natural scenery and local culture, observing wild animals and taking part in many exciting activities. After your Yangtze River cruises finished in Shanghai, you could extend your trip to Hangzhou to see the Qiandao Lake(Thousand-islet Lake) by high speed trains.

Thousand Islets Lake (Qian Dao Lake) lies in Chun'an County, about 150 km (93 miles) west of Hangzhou City and is 140 km (87 miles) southeast of Mt. Huangshan. It is a resplendent pearl in the classical golden route of Hangzhou-Thousand Islets Lake-Mt. Huangshan and has become popular all over the world. Why not extend your Yangtze River cruises of Shanghai part to Hangzhou to see how beautiful the Qiandao Lake(Thousand-islet Lake)?




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Take a Jolly Steam Train Trip to Discover Sichuan


The steam train represents the industrial revolution, and the scene of them in Jiayang of southwest China's Sichuan Province may cure nostalgia for people reminiscing about the good old days. Many travelers prefer to extend their Yangtze River cruises of Chongqing part to other popular tourist destinations of Sichuan area like Chengdu, Daocheng area.

Every day, sounds of rhythmic "ding-dang""ding-dang" are heard from the steep mountains in Jianwei County of Sichuan's Leshan city. An old-fashioned steam train staggers its carriages along Mt. Leshan on a narrow trail, blissfully indicating its presence to the outside world. After your Yangtze River cruises finished in Chongqing, you could get to other Sichuan region by trains easily.



Until now, the small old steam train is still the only means of transportation connecting the old mining area with the outside world, and it is the only steam train carrying passengers running on such a narrow trail. Why not extend your Yangtze River tour of Chongqing part to other destinations of Sichuan by train? That sounds terrific!

Built alongside the mountain, the railway features a narrower trail, with more turns and steeper gradients than the modern railway. The width of its trail is only half of the modern trail, and its turnings make up more than a half of the whole journey. The small train has a speed of 20 kilometers per hour, and it takes two and a half hours to make a return trip. It is no wonder that so many travelers prefer to enjoy their China tour to Chengdu by trains. That sounds a good idea.




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Explore Heilongjiang River in Northeast China Further


Songari River is the largest tributary of the Heilongjiang River, with a total length of 1,657 kilometers and a drainage area of over 550,000 square kilometers. Its source, the Heaven Lake, has beautiful scene and has been an important tourist resort all through the ages. The primitive forests can be seen everywhere in the Songari River valley, the forest region with largest area in China. May you have discovered the beauty of Yangtze River along your Yangtze River cruises, while if you want to discover the river in northeast China, visiting the Heilongjiang River would be the best choice for you.

The soil in the Songari River valley is fertile, and it abounds in soybean, maize, broomcorn, wheat, flax, cotton, apple, sugar beet and other crops. It is also a large fishing water of freshwater. The main products include the carp, crucian, Huso dauricus and other fish. In addition, local inhabitants use ice to sculpt various ice lanterns, which are the fine folk artworks with special characteristics. The breathtaking Heilongjiang River would offer you totally different ideas with Yangtze River discovered along your Yangtze River tour.



The total length of the Wusuli River is 905 kilometers, with a drainage area of nearly 187,000 square kilometers. The soil of the Wusuli River is fertile, primitive forests can be seen everywhere, a great deal of minerals are held in the area, and it abounds in soybean and broomcorn. In addition, the aquatic resources are very rich, including the special local products of salmon, huso sturgeon, bighead fish, sturgeon and dongzhu (a kind of pearl), etc. This may just show us the reason why so many people who have enjoyed the charm of Yangtze River along Yangtze River cruise, but they also prefer to discover the beauty of rivers in northeast China further. In this case, the Heilongjiang River is highly recommended.


Along with the frequent commercial intercourses with Russia in recent years, China successively opened 7 ports to carry out commercial trade with Russia. The freight of 1990 alone was up to 400,000 tons, so these ports can bring significant economic benefits to the two countries every year. Many businessmen prefer to discover the northeast China when their
China business tour come to Heilongjiang area.





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My Excursion to Qinghai: Full of Surprises and One Miracle in China


When I accepted an invitation to the neighbor's wedding the next day, I didn't know it would be at 5:30 am. We waited outside for the groom to arrive from another district. No ceremony was held. Only a huge breakfast was served to women in one room and men in another. If you are searching for China travel destinations to refresh your soul, Qinghai would be a good option for you.

On the way to the next destination, I gave my seat to a woman with a toddler. Trying to keep balance, I put my notebook on the upper shelf with my gloves and a thangka painting. When I got off, I forgot my notebook, which contained the notes of several interviews, phone numbers, information about my hotel in the provincial capital Xining, and of my return flight to Beijing. One can imagine my distress. Check the
China weather before you head to Qinghai and then plan your trip.



Two days later, when I reached Xining, I rushed to the bus station, hoping to find that silver gray bus. A security guard said without its license number there was no hope of tracing it, as buses have irregular schedules. Sometimes it pays to be a foreigner, as the guard introduced me to a wonderful woman in charge. "Don't worry, within 48 hours your notebook will be here," said the woman named Wei Suxia. But, I was leaving the next morning. Carrying the China maps of Qinghai along with you would be much helpful.

After several calls and patient explanations, she finally traced the bus, which was based in Jainca county, an hour and a half's drive from Xining, and convinced the driver Ma Jianxiong and his assistant Zhao Ersa of the notebook's importance. Good hearted Ma and Zhao took the day off and drove to Xining to hand the precious notebook to me. This was such a miracle and the most touching surprise of my eventful trip. Lost yourself in the boundless grassland in Qinghai as you enjoyed in your Shangri-la tour.



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Magnificent Grottos on the Stone Clock Mountain China



The Grottos on the Stone Clock Mountain lie on the branch peak of Shibao Mountain 25 kilometers to the southwest of Jianzhou County, the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. If you are searching for China travel destinations to discover Chinese grottoes, paying a visit to the Grottos on the Stone Clock Mountain would never get you disappointed!

The Grottos on the Stone Clock Mountain are also called the Jianchuan Grottos. The Stone Clock Mountain is a branch peak of Shibao Mountain, and it is so named because some rocks look like clocks. It is surrounded by continuous mountain ranges with luxuriant trees, fantastic peaks and oddly shaped rocks. The grottos had been gradually chiseled and sculpted since the Nanzhao (local regime in Yunnan Province from 700~900 during the Tang Dynasty) to the Dali (during the Song Dynasty). The grottos are located at the foot of the mountains, sixteen of which have been found, distributed in the Stone Clock Temple, the Lion Pass and the Shadeng Village. This may just show us the reason why so many student tours to China have stretched their itinerary to the Grottos on the Stone Clock Mountain.



The Stone Clock Temple has eight grottos, which are the largest ones with the richest contents and the highest artistic level among the Jianchuan Grottos. The first grotto is 1.34 meters high and 1.7 meters wide. The eaves outside the grotto were carved into three tiers. Inside there is a plane seat with nine figures on it. Yi Mouxun, the king of Nanzhao, was seated dignifiedly on the dragonhead chair in the middle of the seat. Many tour agents have arranged the Grottos on the Stone Clock Mountain in their China business tour in order to enrich their travelers’ travel experience.

On the left and right sides sit Zheng Hui and Du Guangting face to face, both wearing hats with short wings and uncut jade, and boots. On the right side of Yi Mouxun stand three persons who respectively hold a sword, fan, and tail with a long handle. On the left side of him stand two persons who respectively hold a box in both hands and a red vine cane. Searching for China city guide for Grottos on the Stone Clock Mountain? Visit http://www.chinatour.com.



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Explore Hongai Village: Where the Dalai Lama Lived


Life is getting better in the poor village where the 14th Dalai Lama was born and the local government has rebuilt the birthplace that pilgrims freely visit. Wang Ruoyao, Chen Guozhou and Li Na report. Sterile farmland, a terrible climate and harvest failures - this describes the harsh life that Lhamo Thondup, later given the title of Dalai Lama, and his extended family lived in a high plateau village. If you want to experience the life of Dalai Lama along your China tour, paying a visit to Hongai Village is highly recommended.

His parents worked hard year after year, but their efforts were often ruined by severe hail or drought, the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso recalled in his autobiography, which was published in 1991. He spent four years living in the remote village formerly known as Taktser, which is located on the eastern fringe of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, until he was identified in 1939 as the incarnation of the deceased 13th Dalai Lama. It is no wonder that so many China educational tours have arranged the Hongai Village along their itinerary, offering students chances to know the life of Dalai Lama.


Twenty years later, the Tibetan spiritual leader fled Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, and has been living in exile for more than half a century. In a speech the 75-year-old Dalai Lama delivered last Thursday in the Indian hill town of Dharamsala, he alleged that he would resign his political role and devolve his formal authority to an elected leader. Carry the
China maps of these area before heading to the Hongai Village.

Renamed "Hongai," the village is now home to 274 residents, including 44 Tibetan families and 25 Han families. It is administered by Shihuiyao Township in Ping'an County in the northwestern province of Qinghai. For generations local residents have made a living by growing highland barley and potatoes. Even today, Hongai Village is among the most impoverished villages in less-developed Qinghai. Check the China weather before heading to the Hongai Village in order to ensure a pleasant travel.



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Get Close to Macau: A City of Dreams in China



I'm in Hong Kong for a few days of work and R&R before heading back to KC. Monday I took the day off and headed to Macau, the Vegas of the East, so see what all the hubbub is about. If you want to experience the modern architecture and eastern architecture in one city along your China tours, a visit to Macau would be your best choice.

Macau is a former Portuguese colony, a city of just over half a million. It's long been China's Sin City, a place where gambling was allowed and call girls easy to find. But in recent years it's undergone a facelift as casino developers attempt to recreate Vegas in the South China Sea. Big casino hotels boasting brand names like Wynn, MGM and Sands have popped up. There's a move toward family-friendly entertainment and world-class convention facilities. Searching for the China city guide of Macau? Visit www.chinatour.com.



Curious about the results, I hopped on board one of the many ferries plying the HK-Macau route. As an aside, let me tell you how fabulous Hong Kong's mass transit is. I'm staying in a business hotel on the eastern side of the main Hong Kong Island. The ferry leaves from the western side. But after a 10 minute walk to the subway and 20 minutes in the cleanest subway car I've ever seen, I was buying my tickets to Macau. (That's not quite true – I paused briefly at the Starbucks above the subway stop). Carry the China maps of Macau would be much helpful to find ways along your trip.

After an hour on the ferry I was in Macau, along with seemingly a million Chinese, Indonesia and Pilipino tourists. Some were single men obviously out for a good time. Others were couples. And lots were families. Check the China weather of Macau before planing your travel there.






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Impressive Grottos of Tuoshan Mountain in Shandong China



The Grottos of Tuoshan Mountain are situated on Tuoshan Mountain, six kilometers southwest of Yidu County, Shandong Province. If are having your business travel to China of Shandong, paying a visit to the Grottos of Tuoshan Mountain is quite worthwhile.

Tuoshan Mountain is a famous mountain on the Shandong Peninsular containing a great number of temples and pagodas. The grottos are mostly distributed on the cliffs, southeast of the main summit. Aligned from north to south are five grottos and one niche with a total of 638 Buddha statues, big or small. It is no wonder that so many student tours to China have come to Tuoshan Mountain in Shandong.



The No.3 Grotto is the principal part of the Grottos of Tuoshan Mountain, and has the longest history and largest number of some of the biggest carvings. The grotto is 2.5 meters deep and has a Buddha statue seated at its center on a one-meter-tall base carved in the Northern Zhou Dynasty (557-581). Flanking the Buddha are 3.94-meter-tall statues of Bodhisattvas of the Sui Dynasty (581-618) style. Searching for China city guide of Shandong? Visit Chinatour.com.

The No.1 Grotto was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The Buddha carving is elegant and calm with a well-padded face and a naked upper body in the Tang style. The No.2, No.4 and No.5 grottos are relics of the Sui and Tang Dynasties that provide important material references for the study of Buddhist art of that period. Carrying the China maps of Shandong would be much helpful for you.



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Explore Mount. Gangrenboqi: The First Sacred Mountain of Tibetan Ethnic Group


Gangrenboqi is located on the west of Tibet. It earned the reputation of the third highest point in the world because its average elevation is above 4,500 meters. Gangrenboqi Sacred Mountain (elevation of 6,656 meters) was labeled as the first sacred mountain by Tibetan ethnic group. Gangrenboqi Mountain peak is often surrounded by white cloud and is very difficult to get a glimpse of its true looks. If you are searching for China city guide for hiking, head to Tibet for the Mount. Gangrenboqi, the first sacred mountain of Tibetan ethnic group.


The peak is covered with snow all year round. The vision and mind power is shocking when you ascend the peak. The distribution of the four walls of the peak is in bright symmetry and the round crown resembling pyramid. To date, it is still an unconquered mountain. Gangrenboqi is perceived as the Sacred Mountain by most people. Even some business travel to China have stretched their itinerary to the Mount. Gangrenboqi: the first sacred mountain of Tibetan ethnic group.



At the same time, it was perceived as the centre of the world by Hindu, Tibetan Buddhism, Tibet primary religion Ben and Gumaona Buddhism. Gangrenboqi's meaning is "Sacred Mountain" in Tibetan and 'Hindu Lord's Heaven" in Sanskrit. It was also the origin of Ben Buddhism. For the best time to visit China Tibet, it falls into September.

You may think you have discovered different places of China by Yangtze River cruise, Beijing travel, Guilin travel, Yunnan travel, while never miss Tibet, the holy land in China, which is another must-visit place in your China travel. Discover Tibet from the Mount. Gangrenboqi: the first sacred mountain of Tibetan ethnic group!






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Explore Scientific Secrets in Magic Performances China


Most people like watching magic performances and they often feel surprised and excited at those intricate items. In fact, magic is not that mysterious. Frankly speaking, it cannot exist without specially designed props, carefully arranged performance, trained handling skills and scientific principles of acoustics, optics, electrics, chemistry, mechanics and color. Many students particularly like to watch the magic performances along their educational tours in China.


The performer(s) take the opportunity, sell the dummy and look one way and row another to divert audiences' attention so as to make use of their wrong impression of hearing and vision and produce many wonderful visions before them. When your Yangtze River cruises come to Shanghai, you should never miss watching the terrific magic performance there.



Performing ways of magic vary a lot, which all fall into the following categories -- make something out of nothing, turn something into nothing, reverse broken things to their original whole, transfigure instantly, mix the false with the genuine, quick transposal and so on. No matter which kind of performing way is employed, all magic performances involve application of certain scientific principles. Even some businessmen like to watch the terrific magic performance along their business travel to China in order to refresh themselves.


The value of magic performance lies in the surprise it creates and all the changes must be out of the expectations of the audience. Besides the skills with hands, the success of a magic item also requires special design and careful arrangement. Magic performances can broaden viewers' vision and trigger their interest in science. If you are finding China travel destinations for magic performance discovery, head to Beijing and Shanghai. They would never get you disappointed!





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Great Shennong Stream, a Must-have along Yangtze River Cruise



Shennong Stream is one of the most important ports of call for Yangtze Three Gorges tour. It is a 60-kilometer tributary of the Yangtze River, originates in the southern part of Shennongjia Natural Reserve and joins the Yangtze in Hubei's Badong County. The crystal clear and unpolluted water flows swiftly. Along your Yangtze River cruises, chances are offered to drifting along the Shennong Stream.



A tour by sampan is just like a shooting arrow. One exciting sport played here is "Gliding in Water". The section of the river earmarked for this game is twenty kilometers long and passes along the Mianzhu, Yingwu and Longchang Gorges. One rides a boat starting in a branch of the Shennong Stream and glides past the four-kilometer-long Mianzhu Gorge and then enters the main stream of the Shennong. The boat glides over the cobble-strewn river bed, its bottom often banging against the stones. It is not without risk yet exhilarating. It is thrilling to battle with the nature. Drifting along the Shennong Stream would definitely a must-have along your Yangtze River tour.



Drifting on the local "peapod", you'll be able to enjoy not only the beautiful scenery along the River, but also see cliff-wallows swishing in the air, groups of monkeys sporting among the trees, shoals of fish swimming in the clear water, as well as ancient coffins in the rocky crevices left by the Ba people, and Shennong colorful pebbles. No tour package for Yangtze River cruise is complete if drifting along the Shennong Stream is not arranged in their itinerary.



It is newly opened to the outside world, and it has been considered as the highlight of the entire trip. Like the neighboring Lesser Three Gorges in Wushan County, the ancient plank path runs along the river, mysterious ancient coffins suspended high on the cliff, wild monkeys running under the primitive trees and bushes. Dark green clear water, dark green trees, dark green mountains along the stream stretch and disappear into faraway. Why not book the Yangtze River cruises and enjoy the exciting drifting along the Shennong Stream?









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Explore Suona -- Eight-Eyed Monkey with the Bad Rap China



The suona or Chinese oboe, sometimes called a trumpet, is the loudest Chinese instrument, and as it is passionate and lively it frequently sets the rhythm and beat for a band. It is the musical mainstay at weddings, celebrations, parades and funerals. If you are lucky enough, you may see the locals playing Suona along your China tours.

It has earned the reputation, unfairly, as a rustic, low-class instrument because of its often piercing loud sound. The suona, in fact, is capable of subtlety, of plaintive, sentimental performances. It also can create a brilliant sound of hundreds of singing birds. All this depends on which size the suona and how it is played, of course, but the reputation stuck. Many students particularly like to learn to play suona with the locals along their student tours to China.



“The distinctively loud and high-pitched sound of suona was perfect for outdoor performances. It had been used for festival and military purposes and currently is widely used in traditional weddings and funerals in the countryside of North China,” says suona performer Hu Chenyun from the Shanghai Chinese Music Orchestra. “That gave people an impression that it was not a decent instrument, but only created some bustling noise.” It is no wonder that many culture-lover businessmen like to enjoying the Suona performance along their business travel to China.

The suona was originally introduced to China from Central Asia, developed from Central Asian instruments such as the “surnay” or “zurna,” from which its Chinese name probably derives. A musician playing an instrument very similar to a suona is shown in a drawing on a Silk Road religious monument in what is now the western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, dating back to the third to fifth century AD. Along your Shangri-la adventure, you may see the ethnic groups playing Suona ceremoniously.


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Explore the Beautiful Spring City Kunming China



Kunming is situated at the high plateau of the eastern part of Yunnan Province. To the south is the biggest Dian Lake of Yunnan Province. It belongs to the subtropical plateau monsoon climatic zone; the annual average temperature is 14.7°C and the yearly precipitation is 1024 mm. It is rich in phosphorus, salt mine and quartz and other such mineral resources as mirabilite, iron, bauxite, copper, coal, etc; it is also rich in ground water and geothermal energy resources. If you are searching for a good places with favorable climate all year round for your China travel, Kunming has much to offer.

In the field of industries, priority is given to the development of machinery, metallurgy, textile and building materials, among which the industries of smelting nonferrous metals and tobacco processing form one of the main production basis of their kinds in China. The productions of machine tool, optical instruments and meters, electrical machinery, cigarette, phosphorus, phosphate fertilizer, the melting of lead, copper and zinc have captured an important share in the domestic market. This just show us the reason why the China travel deals of Kunming are so popular among travelers.



In agriculture, paddy rice, oil, flue-cured tobacco, sugar cane, fruits, sericulture and live pigs are produced in abundance. Fresh water fishery is cultivated in the Dian Lake.Kunming City has a good transport service in traffic and has been linked with more than 30 cities, domestic and abroad, by air. Also, Kunming is a favorable destination for student tours to China

Kunming City is China's famous historic cultural city. Because it's evergreen everywhere like spring all the year round with flowers blooming everywhere, the city is known as "City of Spring" or "City of Flowers". It is indeed a well-known site for sightseeing and a summer resort. The Dian Lake and the Stone Forest are the two State Major places of historic interest and scenic beauty. There are also such beautiful sites as "Black Dragon Pond" and "Tranquility Hot Spring". You will also have the opportunity to savour such traditional local specialities as the Yunnan Ham, Cured Chicken, Long Across the Bridge Rice Noodle, Fragrant Tea Sending Forth Delicate Fragrance far and Near, Steam Pot Chicken and the Whole Chicken Banquet, etc. Why not squeeze some time and relax yourself in a China tour of Kunming and discover the Spring City in depth?




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