VOC's Travel BLOG
Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!
Close to the Heaven – travel in western Sichuan and Yunnan
Last summer, I had a self-driving travel with my parents to western Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in China. We departed from Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi Province, and passed the places including Chongqing, Chengdu, Wenchuan, Daocheng, and then returned from Shangri-La, Dali, and Kunming. We drove some 5,400 kilometers in 15 days. That’s really a trip of a lifetime!
The most special travel experience–self-driving
The most impressive place - Seda Wuming Buddhism Institute
The most beautiful sites – Potatso National Park and Yading Scenic Area
When listening to the word "Shangri-La", travelers may have a Chinese and Tibetan mystical picture in mind, where paradise, harmony and happiness are the only words acceptable to use with. It is a perfect hiking place in northwestern Yunnan, for which an altitude preparation is required for beginners; Shangri-La is a marvel for tourists looking for some pure landscapes far away from the outside world. Compared to a "Garden of Eden", analogies and references of the name "Shangri-La" are often used when talking about life-long quests, perfect places, el dorados, and fountain of youth or other paradises. Potatso National Park is a place which you can not miss in Shangri-La.
When you start your park tour, you will take the park’s bus with local guide until the Shudu Lake, and then you can choose to walk or to take a boat to continue your tour. We chose to walk because it was closer to the nature. The weather of that day wasn’t very good, it rained from time to time, but the air in the park was fresh. If you are lucky, you can see animals like squirrels, woodpeckers, even wild boars!
This self-driving tour was one of the best travel experiences in my life. Go traveling is not only discover the world, but also relieve stress and relax yourself. So what are you waiting for? Just get ready and start your trip!
--by Tina Zhou (VisitOurChina)
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