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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.