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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!

Weizhou Island

2011-10-28 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(226)

 
As an avid traveler I find great joy living in a large country like China. With an incredible variety of terrain and an equally diverse cultural landscape, the amount of traveling possibilities is seemingly endless. While I certainly cannot claim to have been to even half of the more famous cities and sites, I have at least been to some of the key regional destinations such as Beijing in the north, Chengdu in the west, Shanghai in the east, and of course, Guilin in the south. However, of all the locations I have personally traveled to in China, my favorite is probably the least known of all: Guangxi Autonomous Region’s Weizhou Island (涠洲岛).

Chinese Tea and Culture

2011-10-27 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(273)

One of the primary reasons I was drawn to China was for its traditional culture. Since I began studying Chinese language and history, I have acquired a great deal of appreciation and interest in this country’s cultivated arts and time-honored ways of life. An aspect I’m particularly fond of, as mentioned in my last story, is one of the enduring ancient arts that can still be enjoyed today: tea. 

My Trip to the Guilin Tea Institute

2011-10-24 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(285)

 
Last Friday I had the privilege of visiting the Tea Science and Research Institute of Guilin, Guangxi (广西桂林茶叶科学研究所). Through a friend of a friend, a couple of my buddies and I were able to spend a beautiful autumn afternoon on a special tour of the Tea Institute’s facilities and fields. What’s more, as a self-proclaimed tea enthusiast, I was particularly excited for the outing and could not have thought of a better way to enjoy the local scenery and weather.

Yulong Bridge Bamboo Rafting Scenic Spot, Yangshuo

2011-10-19 | China travel Guide | Comments(2) |   Views:(295)

 
Around 11 km apart from the county seat of Yangshuo, the Yulong Bridge Bamboo Rafting Scenic Spot at Yulong Village of Baisha Town, the first and only tourism observation in China set up by the World Travel Organization on July 26, 2005, is also known as the highlight section for bamboo rafting in Yangshuo. Built in 1412, Yulong Bridge is the biggest single-arched bridge in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the origin that the name of the picturesque Yulong River comes from.

Namtso, a holy pearl on plateau

2011-10-12 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(173)

 
As a travel lover, I never plan to stop my steps of experiencing amazing wonders in person. That’s why I started for Tibetan Autonomous Region and spent my time there from September 19th to October 1st in spite of the possible high altitude reaction.

Six Popular Fruits in South China

2011-09-30 | China Food | Comments(2) |   Views:(521)

 
Fruit is an eternal topic for most people, no matter when and where. Spanning a wide latitude of nearly 50 degrees between the Torrid Zone and the North Temperate Zone, China is endowed with much advantage in fruit planting. Leave some common fruits such as apple and banana aside, some growing in South China are probably fresh to westerners:

Top 10 destinations of China in the autumn - tracing the most colorful sceneries of the season

2011-09-23 | China travel Guide | Comments(2) |   Views:(401)

 
Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan Province is a key national natural reserve that listed into the world heritage sites with five wonders, colorful forest is one of which. Owing to the unique ecosystem and a temperate climate in the area, autumn is Jiuzhaigou Valley's most intoxicate season with a riots of colors mirroring in the bright blue waters reflecting the clear blue sky and bright white clouds. Cordially crowned as a fairyland on earth, the valley is an authentic enormous color kingdom with its highlight- the Wuhua Lake (五花海, colorful lake), which is the proud and essence of the valley that blended light yellow, blackish green, mazarine, dark blue … into a single water area.
 

Mid-Autumn Festival, happy date with the moon is coming

2011-09-07 | Cultures | Comments(0) |   Views:(323)

The hot summer has faded away with the ending of August, cool breeze in the early morning just implies the arrival of autumn, the time for people to look forward to the Mid-autumn Festival (中秋节, Zhongqiu Festival in Chinese), the only grand traditional festival of Chinese in the second half of the year, and after which just following the popular outing season with the pleasant climate in the autumn prime.