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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!

My Trip to Yunnan Province: Kunming - the base to launch our Yunnan adventure

2010-10-13 | China travel Guide | Comments(3) |   Views:(1135)

My Trip to Yunnan Province: Kunming - the base to launch our Yunnan adventure Kunming is a lovely and temperate city, and by south-west Chinese standards it is very developed. It reminded me a lot of Xi'an; a mid to high-level Chinese city with unique characteristics. Kunming is pleasant place to stay, attracting many people as Xishuangbanna and Lijiang. In short Kunming is the most convenient place to fly to and acclimatise to the thinner air of Yunnan. ...

The future of high-speed rail in China

2010-09-19 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(920)

The future of high-speed rail in China China already has the world's longest high-speed rail (HSR) network with about 6,920 km (4,300 mi.) of routes in service as of July 2010, including 1,995 km (1,240 mi.) of rail lines with top speeds of 350 km/h (220 mph).

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2010 Asian Games in China: Doing for Guangzhou What the Olympics Did for Beijing

2010-09-08 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(1410)

2010 Asian Games in China: Doing for Guangzhou What the Olympics Did for Beijing With the pan-Asian sporting games heading to China in 2010 it is the hope of the people of Guangzhou that these games can do to their city what the Olympic did for Beijing and to a lesser extent what the 2010 World Expo has done for Shanghai. After winning the right to host the games in 2004 (as the sole bidder) the city has been working furiously to give itself a major makeover in time to impress its major neighbours. ...

One Day Shanghai World Expo Experience Tour

2010-09-06 | China travel Guide | Comments(4) |   Views:(1242)

One Day Shanghai World Expo Experience Tour During my business trip in China, I went to visit the Shanghai World Expo although my schedule was very tight. This year it would be a big pity if you did not see the Expo if you had the chance to visit Shanghai. I did not want to miss the big highlight of Shanghai since I have been there. ...

China's Five Great Stone Forests

2010-09-02 | China travel Guide | Comments(1) |   Views:(2151)

China is famous for its stone forests and there are large areas where incredible and strange stone structures shoot from the ground like large ancient trees. These amazing forests rarely leave tourists without a sense of wonderment and awe. It is south China which is home a majority of these amazing destinations, principally in Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan and Hunan. Here are five of the most remarkable:

1. Peaks in Yangshuo, Guilin
 
 
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My 3 days/2nights Highlights Trip in Guilin

2010-08-30 | Life in Guilin | Comments(0) |   Views:(973)

My 3 days/2nights Highlights Trip in Guilin VisitOurChina hosted one family group from Holland to enjoy the highlights of Guilin for 4 days this month. As a travel advisor of VisitOurChina, luckily, I got the chance to be their company and made an in-depth site inspection of the attractions in Guilin, such as the Elephant Trunk Hill, the Seven Star Park, the Reed Flute Cave, the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and the Yao and Zhuang Ethnic Tribes in Longsheng, the Li River, and the West Street in the ancient town of Yangshuo. To be honest, I have lived in Guilin for almost 8 years but still feel that it is just like an emerald waiting to be explored. So here, I would like to share what we have enjoyed in these 4 days with you. ...

China's Top Five Beautiful Lakes

2010-08-26 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(1288)

1. Qinghai Lake: sea in the heart of the land (Qinghai)

Qinghai Lake, literally translated The Clear Lake is located in Qinghai Province; it is China's largest and highest landlocked salt-water lake sitting at 3,195 meters above sea-level and covering an area of 4,583 square meters, with an average depth of more than 19 meters. The lake itself has many estuaries and outlets including The Ganzi River, Shaliu River, Black Horse River and Buha River. Qinghai Lake is famous for its abundance of fleshy, strongly-flavored carp with is caught and barbequed freshly on the edge of the banks of the lake. There are several islands dotted throughout the lake, most of which are home to unique birdlife, hundreds of thousands of wild birds flock to Qinghai Lake in spring.

My Trip to Gansu Province: Dunhuang - a major stop on ancient Silk Road

2010-08-17 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(1084)

My Trip to Gansu Province: Dunhuang - a major stop on ancient Silk Road After about an eleven hour bus trip from Zhangye I finally arrived in Dunhuang. Going to Dunhuang is like sailing thru a vast desert. Along the way there is little to see, but an endless sea of sand. It's amazing how the roads are well-paved! Anyways, arriving there at 7:00 PM doesn't seem late as the sun was still far from touching the horizon. With that in mind, after checking-in, I immediately set out to see the city sites. I found a small local restaurant and tried some of the very hearty local noodles, complimented with skewers of large juicy, peppery lamb. The sun sets so late there and it was well past 8:00 PM before the sun finally sank behind the horizon....