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

2010-08-17 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(357)

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....

My Trip to Gansu Province: Zhangye - amazing Danxia landform

2010-08-17 | China travel Guide | Comments(13) |   Views:(1306)

My Trip to Gansu Province: Zhangye - amazing Danxia landform Zhangye is a popular travel route for those both domestic and international tourists who want to explore the Silk Road. It was once in ancient times known as Ganzhou and was a famous commercial port on the Silk Road. Merchants from the west kept coming here for trading. Irrigation from the Black and Shandan rivers makes lead to highly advanced irrigation systems. It gained a reputation as lush southern-type fields in the desert. Today zhangye is again experiencing economic growth with tourism and manufacturing leading the way, its famous multi-coloured folding mountains that I saw in a Chinese movie are what first drew me to this oasis in the desert, I wanted to see with my own eyes what made this place to attractive to tourists. ...

My Trip to Gansu Province: Xiahe - green grasslands and blue lakes

2010-08-16 | China travel Guide | Comments(2) |   Views:(695)

My Trip to Gansu Province: Xiahe - green grasslands and blue lakes Xiahe is located in the south-west corner of Gansu province; this tiny prefecture with a population of only 77,000 people offers travellers the chance to enjoy a journey with the most amazing and unique landscapes and travel experiences in China. The region is home to a diverse group of ethnicities including Han Chinese, Mongolians and Tibetans, the Tibetan population accounts for around 78% of the total population giving the region a unique cultural flavour; it is truly the most amazing place that I have ever travelled to in China. ...

Lanzhou of China: low-excitement at high-altitude

2010-08-06 | China travel Guide | Comments(1) |   Views:(607)

Lanzhou of China: low-excitement at high-altitude Lanzhou is the provincial capital of the small Islamic province of Gansu in North-west China, it accounts for 3.5% of China's total population and only 2.3% of its GDP, it is easy to miss on a map, tucked in between Qinghai, Inner-Mongolia and Shanxi, I went there hoping to uncover some hidden wonders in a place that many tourists, both domestic and foreign choose to visit. ...

Unique Experience in Sha Po Tou Desert of Yinchuan, Ningxia

2010-08-02 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(503)

The scenic desert area of Sha Po Tou lies around ninety minutes south-west of the small Islamic city of Yinchuan, Ningxia Province. It is an area seldom visited by foreign tourists, but boasts some most amazing scenery and eerie desert landscapes.  The desert of China always reminds me of the Silk Road in ancient China.

Drag me to hell: My fifty-four hour train journey from Guangzhou to Gansu

2010-07-28 | China travel Guide | Comments(2) |   Views:(473)

Drag me to hell: My fifty-four hour train journey from Guangzhou to Gansu After seeing the doctor in Hong Kong I needed to find my way to North-west China to begin my summer holiday adventures which consist of trekking up and down the province of Gansu to visit Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Wuwei and Zhangye. However, due severe budgetary constraints flying was out of the question, the only other practical means of reaching my destination was subjecting myself to the joys of rail travel. ...

Hong Kong: an attack on the senses

2010-07-28 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(279)

Hong Kong: an attack on the senses After seriously injuring my knee while playing soccer in a university competition in early May and said knee not showing any sign of healing I had to go to Hong Kong to seek expert medical attention, after finding the standard of medical treatment in Guilin somewhere short of satisfactory. It's been a long time since I've visited Hong Kong and this time it left me with a striking impression. ...

Ideal Golf Resort in Guilin-Brief Experience to Guilin Landscape Golf Club

2010-07-23 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(480)

July 22, 2010 Thursday

I received the notice to investigate the Guilin Landscape Golf Resort during my working in the morning. After a short preparation I started the field trip.

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