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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!

Lijiang – a place to slow down your pace

2013-05-07 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(261)

Unlike such metropolises as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Lijiang, located in the northwestern part of Yunnan province, often leaves an impression of tranquility and mildness on you. As people nowadays are living a busy and fast life, facing great stress from time to time, Lijiang no wonder now enjoys great popularity among visitors. And here is something leisurely you can try in your trip to Lijiang. Staying in this city can slow down your pace of life, purify your heart and dispel your worries.

Famous Festivals of Chinese ethnic minorities in the first half of a year

2012-03-07 | Cultures | Comments(2) |   Views:(94)

 
 
The Tibetan New Year is the most important festival in a year for Tibetan people. The formal celebration starts from the first day of the first month in Tibetan calendar and lasts for 15 days, but preparations are usually made one month early. As a way of welcoming the New Year, all the men and boys have to have their head shaved, correspondingly, women and girls will wash and comb their hair. An overall house cleaning is always needed before the festival, but the cleaning of ceiling and chimney should be done on auspicious days such as the dates of 3, 5, 7, 9, etc.

8 TOP CHINA TOURIST DESTINATIONS

2011-01-13 | China travel Guide | Comments(1) |   Views:(1254)


TOP1  BEIJING - Capital of China

Capital of China, blend of glorious ancient past and exciting modern development.
Visit World Wonder Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Summer Palace;
See Special Siheyuan residence complex and experience Hutong tour in rickshaw;
Enjoy the famed Peking Opera, martial arts, and acrobatics at the night time;
Wander along the Wangfujing Street and taste Beijing Roasted Duck.

My Trip to Yunnan Province: Shangrila – the most beautiful place in Yunnan

2010-10-24 | China travel Guide | Comments(1) |   Views:(415)

Travelling to Shangrila is like travelling into a postcard, it is beautiful and inspiring in a way a big city could never be. The air is so clean and so strikingly blue and the people are remarkably friendly in a way that is refreshingly genuine and contrasts sharply to Lijiang.

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My Trip to Yunnan Province: Lijiang – getting lost in the ancient city

2010-10-18 | China travel Guide | Comments(1) |   Views:(911)

My Trip to Yunnan Province: Lijiang – getting lost in the ancient city As a beautiful city full of tourists; the old Lijiang city is certainly a beautiful sight, particularly of an evening the Black Dragon Palace, the Snow Mountain and the Mu Castle are the pick of the sights. We travelled from Dali to Lijiang by bus and it proved to be a beautiful and amazing journey higher up into the plateaus of northern Yunnan, the amazing twists and turns revealed the landscape as well as a large Chinese army base! My brother and father had an interesting toilet experience which left them nothing short of revolted; I revealed that I had seen worse but that served little to comfort them. Many of the toilets on the road from Dali to Lijiang are pay per use, which guarantee at least a basic level of hygiene. ...

My Trip to Yunnan Province: Dali - the kingdom of the Bai ethnic minority

2010-10-13 | China travel Guide | Comments(1) |   Views:(537)

My Trip to Yunnan Province: Dali - the kingdom of the Bai ethnic minority Dali Airport is a modern construction as its roads. There are two cities: the old and the new city. Unlike many other cities in China, the cities are separated by several kilometres. Dali was once a kingdom, home to some 22 kings; today it is home to the Chinese ethnic minority known as the Bai People who can be distinguished by their brightly coloured clothing and their bright culture which includes lots of singing and dancing. ...

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

2010-10-13 | China travel Guide | Comments(3) |   Views:(495)

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. ...

Budget Travel to Yunnan and Tibet of China This Summer

2010-06-24 | China travel Guide | Comments(1) |   Views:(517)

Budget Travel to Yunnan and Tibet of China This Summer Entering June, it's possible to imagine a deep blue sky and plateaus covered in tall grass blowing in the wind, this is one of the most special and most untouched parts of China. One wishes that they could awake amongst the grand and looming mountains amidst a field of lush grass next to a river. Let's go to the beautiful western China! ...