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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Chinese Cultural Tourism Festival Opened in Xiangyang

In order to improve the image of Xiangyang, there will be a Chinese 'Zhuge Liang Cultural Tourism Festival, which consists activities concerning culture, commerce and tourism. The festival is held in Xiangyang, Hubei Province in December 3, 2011.

P.S.: Zhuge Liang is a brilliant military counsellor in the state of Shu (221-263 A.D.).

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Travel Tips in Touring the Imperial Palace during Chinese National Day

Chinese National Day, October 1st every year, we can get a short period holiday, usually lasts from October 1st to October 7th, so you can image how many people are there in those widely-known tourist attractions. So if your time allowed, do avoid visiting China during this period of time, while if you have made an integrated arrangement or you would like to see the crowdness in China, well, do come, we will extend our warm welcome.

As for Beijing tour, there is sth. you have to pay special attention, as the capital, it is a holy land in Chinese eyes, quite a number people would like to pay a visit there, and the National Day holiday is definitely a good chance, evey year, there will be large quantity of tourists rushing into Beijing, making accommodation as well as entrance ticket of certain tourist attraction more difficult to get. On the other hand, during this period of time, there will be particularly arranged performande. Take the Imperial Palace for example:

From now on, the Imperial Palace would take measures to limit visitors flow, 80,000 is allowed per day, and booking tickets online would test run, to deal with rapid increase of tourists during the National Day holiday, the opening hour of the Imperial Palace changed from 8:30 to 7:30 from October 1st to 3th. So are you well-prepared for your China tour?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How was Tibet Like Before Liberation?

Tibetan nobles

Tibetan troops

Dalai's palace in the 20th century

Tibetan officials

the serf was forced to stand in the wooden cage on the street of Lhasa for 7 days

serfs wearing fetters to beg on the road

Friday, August 26, 2011

Top 4 Chinese Gardens

When talk about Chinese gardens, gardens in Beijing are most well-known for foreign friends, while Chinese Jiangnan gardens are more famous at home.

Top 4 Chinese gardens include gardens both in North China and also those in South China, namely: the Summer Palace (Yihe Yuan in Chinese);  Emperor Kangxi's Summer Mountain Resort in Chengde (Chengde Bishu Shanzhuang in Chinese); Humble Administrator’s Garden (Zhuozheng Yuan in Chinese) and Liu Garden (Liu Yuan)

1.the Summer Palace: Beijing

2.  Summer Mountain Resort in Chengde: Chengde, Hebei Province

3.Liu Garden: Suzhou, Jiangsu Province

4. Humble Administrator’s Garden: Suzhou, Jiangsu Province

It is easy to find that gardens in North China and South China are in different, those in north are more magnificent and grand, while those in South China are much more gentle and soft, however, they share one similarity that all of them pay special attention to the construction of buildings, those designers would spend much time in make a blueprint to make sure that from every point, the garden can display its charm.

As for me, I am used to soft South China gardens, and I am interested to see sth. different--the magnificent style gardens in North China. If you are planning for a China visit, you can put all these wonderful gardens in your list, they indeed worth a tour, and esp, if you are interested in South China gardens, you can go to Suzhou--a paradise on the earth.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Safeguard Rights in A Different Way

What will you do when your rights is been torted? Go to the law, ask for compensation ......what's your choice?

Look at this man, he does something different from what we've used to in safeguarding his right:

Can you read these Chinese characters? It reads: Volvo is good, but not as good as me.

It happens on August 24, 2011, in Jingde County, Jiangxi Province,  he bought a Volve in May at the cost of 480,000, while there has always been stoppage on the car during these monthes, so he came up with such an idea to express his anger--to lead an ox to pull the Volve.

Do you think it helpful in solving the problem?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Top 8 Chinese Alcohol

History of Chinese alcohol

Long long ago, in ancient China, alcohol was considered sacred, which can only be used in sacrificial ceremonies. Not until the Zhou dynasty did alcohol be deemed as one of the Nine Rites. Years later, with the progress of zymotechnics and brewery, it gradually turns into an ordinary drink, help shaping various Chinese customes concerning alcohol in Chinese daily life.

As for Chinese spirit, Maotai may immediately come into your mind, while despite of Maotai, there are still some other good alcohols, here I will briefly make an introduction of top 8 Chinese spirit:

1. Maotai

It is widely accepted that it is one of the best spirit all over the world and the best alcohol in China, produced in Maotai County, Renhuai City, Guizhou Province. It got fame around the world as early as 1915, in U.S. Panama Pacific International Exposition. While the price is as high as its fame.

2. Fenjiu

Produced in Xinghua Village, Fenyang Couty, Shanxi Province, it enjoyed a history of more than 1,500 years.

3. Luzhou Laojiao Tequ

Produced in Luzhou, Sichuan Province.

4. Wuliangye

Produced in Yibin, Sichuan Province.

5. Jiannanchun

Produced in Mianzhu, Sichuan Province.

6. Xifengjiu

Brewed in Liulin, Fengxiang County, Baoji City, Shaanxi Province.

7. Gujing Gongjiu

Produced in Bozhou, Anhui Province.

8. Dongjiu

Brewed in Zunyi, Guizhou Province.

You know him? Li Bai, also written as Li Po, a well-known poet in Tang Dynasty, loves drinking much.

 How many kinds of Chinese spirit have you tasted before? Any other Chinese beverages?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Highest Starred Hotel All Over the World

1. Park Hyatt Shanghai (5-star)--Shanghai

Situated on 79 to 93 floor of Shanghai World Financial Center (492 m high), making the hotel also one of the highest hotel all over the world. The price of each room : from 2,500 yuan/night.

2. The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong (5-star)--Hongkong

Situated at 102-118 floor of International Commerce Centre, it is the highest hotel so far. It is cool to have a bird's-eye view of the Victoria Harbour. The price: appoximately from 3039 yuan/ night.

3. Burj Al Arab (5-star)--Dubai

The hotel is at a height of 320.96 m, it resembles a sailing boat, hence the name. At the height of 210 m, there is a tennis court, there are totally 202 rooms, all of which are suites, the size ranging from 170-780 sq. m, unbelievable? Price: from 6975 yuan/night.

4. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (5-star)--Dubai

There are two buildings of Jumeirah Emirates Towers, one is an office buiding as high as 350 m and the other one is 305 hotel. It is situated at the heart of Dubai, modern and perfectly mix luxury together with business hotel. Price: from 1189 yuan/night.

5. The Address Downtown Dubai (5-star)--Dubai

The Address Downtown Dubai is located at the heart of Dubai, nestled Burj Khalifa--the highest building of the world, the largest shopping center--Dubai Mall is right staying next. Price: from 1746 yuan/night. 

6. Swissotel The Stamford (4.5-star)--Singapore

It enjoys wonderful geographic location, at a height of 226 m, including 73 floors. Price: from 1067 yuan/night.

7. Baiyoke Sky Hotel (3.5-star)--Bangkok

Baiyoke Sky Hotel is situated at the heart of Bangkok, it is in a height of 304 m, the most magic is that the top of the building can rotate from 10 am to 10 pm. Price: from 459 yuan/night.

8. Centara Grand at CentralWorld (4.5-star)--Bangkok

The most well-known point of Centara Grand at CentralWorld may be the outdoor "red restaurant" on the top of the building, you can enjoy your dinner while appreciated fantastic scenes of Bangkok. Price: from 735 yuan/night.

9. Marriott at Renaissance Center (4-star)--Detroit

The Marriott is situated among the complex of Renaissance, crouded by 4 office buildings. The appearance of the hotel is like a piston, which is as high as 221 m, the 71 and 72 floor are the Coach Insigna restaurant. Price: from 1197 yuan/night.

10. The Westin Peachtree Plaza (3.5-star)--Atlanta

The Westin Peachtree Plaza is located in the center of Atlanta, close to Georgia World Parliament Center and Olympia Park. The design of the hotel is a little bit similar to Marriott at Renaissance Center in Detroit. Price: from 546 yuan/night.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Look at the Earth from Outer Space

How is the earth look like from space? Have you ever considered such a question? Though we have to stay on the earth for a whole lifespan, few of us can tell correctly the image of the earth, I'm afraid.

Look at these pics by a Japanese astronaut, will you believe what come into your eyes?

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge--the longest suspension bridge in the world

Niagara Falls in the winter, is it frozen?

the Forbidden City (in Beijing--a must-see in China travel)

Lake Pukaki in New Zealand 

Desert in Iraq, more like an oil painting

the Dead Sea in Israel

Istanbul Turkey--the throat of transportation from the east to the west

The Grand Canyon in the U.S.

Beijing-- capital of PRC, find the bird's nest?

International Space Station

Soichi Noguchi--the astronant
Have you ever considered that from another angle, the earth can demonstrate such a different view? Mysterious, charming and pleasant!