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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:(1536)

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:(1345)

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:(2097)

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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China's Top Five Beautiful Lakes

2010-08-26 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(1395)

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:(1223)

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:(3341)

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:(1858)

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:(1554)

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. ...