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Mountain City—Chongqing

  09.22.2011      Yeti      289 clicks      Yangtze River Cruise Travel
Chongqing is known as a "Mountain City". It is a port city situated in the Southeast of the Sichuan Basin between the Yangtze, and Jialing River. It is the largest and most densely populated municipality directly under the Chinese Central Government. It was constructed on mountain slopes. It has a long history with numerous scenic spots and historic sites. Due to the hilly terrain Chongqing is the only major metropolis in china without significant numbers of bicycles. Servicing Western China, Chongqing provides convenient water, land, and air transportation. It is famous for its hot and spicy Sichuan cuisine and world famous hotpot dishes...

Antique Yichang Along Yangtze River

  09.22.2011      fyer      432 clicks      Yangtze River Cruise Travel
Yichang is located at the Eastern entrance to the three gorges. It is an ancient city with a history of more than 4,000 years. Located in the middle of China it is a transportation center that connects Eastern and Western China. Yichang has abundant natural and historic sites. Mountains, caves, stone forests, and waterfalls form picturesque scenes that have brought visitors here for centuries...

Mild Climate of Ningbo

  09.22.2011      Blair      442 clicks      Ningbo Travel
Ningbo, located close to the east coastline of China and the Yangtze River Delta, is suitable for traveling all year round. enjoys sub-tropical monsoon climate featured with temperate and humid weather and four distinct seasons; frost-free of 230-240 days Average Temperature: 16.2 °C (61.2 °F); average high in summer is 32 °C (90 °F), in winter 9 °C (48 °F). The annual rainfall is around 1,500 mm. Spring is warm. Winter is cold and snows sometimes...

Kunming Stone Forest

  09.22.2011      Cherry Feng      574 clicks      Yangtze River Cruise Travel
Located in the Shilin (Stone Forest) County, the Stone Forest Park is 78 away from Kunming. It covers an area of 350 square kilometers and known of its unique aesthetic peaks, grotesque rocks, strange caves, flying-down cascades, mountain lakes and the ethnic culture and customs.The best of the world famous Stone Forests (Shilin) of Kunming are in Lunan County, along the Yangtze river . Due to a process of weathering and erosion, nature has created an art gallery of stone sculpture here...

Giant Panda Reserves near Chengdu

  09.22.2011      tracy      2521 clicks      Yangtze River Cruise Travel
There are about 12 reserves in China dedicated to the conservation of the Giant Panda. There are several Panda Breeding Centers in Sichuan Province. The following centers are currently open and can be reached easily from Chengdu...

Tea Culture in Zhouzhuang

  09.21.2011      Tree      456 clicks      Zhouzhuang Travel
Though not culture in the conventional sense, tea drinking in Zhouzhuang follows very definite, age-old customs that can rightfully be called a "culture", namely, tea culture. The following expressions represent specific tea drinking customs in the city of Zhouzhuang: "Grandma's Tea Drinking", "Spring Tea Tasting", "Full Moon Tea Drinking", "Pleasure Tea Drinking", and " Tea Talking", all of which belong to the tea drinking custom of "Sado South of the Yangtze River" of the city of Zhouzhuang, "Sado" being a reference to the very refined and highly ritualized Japanese tea ceremony (sometimes spelled "Chado"), aka Chanoyu...

Han Dynasty Tomb Museum in Yangzhou

  09.21.2011      Transer      540 clicks      Yangzhou Travel
In the southwest corner of Gaoyou District, outside the town of Tianshan lies the Ming Dynasty Tombs Archeological site. This is a quarry where two tombs from the mid-Western Han Dynasty were unearthed in very good condition. The tombs belong to Liu Xu, known as the Prince Li of Guangling, and his wife. Liu Xu, the son of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.) ,the Emperor of the Han Dynasty. He was assigned to rule the Yangzhou region. Another name "System of the Sons of the Heaven"...

Top Reasons to Visit Wuzhen

  09.21.2011      Oki      760 clicks      Wuzhen Travel
Surrounded by the tenderness of moving water, Wuzhen is an enchanting water town with a history of 1,800 years. It is located on the northern part of the Hangjiahu Plain, west of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.The town contains residences built in different dynasties. Two of its stone bridges were built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and link at right angles. Standing in front of one of these bridges, it is possible to see the other through its arch, hence gaining it the name "a bridge embraced by a bridge, comforting every tourist’s heart, especially as Europeans’ favorite China destination in 2005...

Top Reasons to Visit Zhujiajiao

  09.21.2011      John Wang      626 clicks      Zhujiajiao Travel
There is a 47 square-kilometer fan-shaped town lying in the north of Jiufeng Mountain and by the shore of Dianshanhu Lake. Embed between the lake and mountain, it was called Shanghai’s Venice and the pearl stream by the lakeside of Dianshan Lake. It is Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, one of the fist four major towns in China...

Top Reasons to Visit Fengjing

  09.21.2011      Mircal      485 clicks      Fengjing Travel
Fengjing is a typical ancient water town in Shanghai and is one of the four most popular water towns in South China. It is located about 57 kilometres in the southwest of Shanghai City. Fengjing interconnects five districts and ten towns from Shanghai Municipality and Zhejiang Province. Fengjing Township has a long history of over 1,500 years. During the Ming Dynasty, Fengjing was governed separately by Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces. Recently, Fengjing became a model town of public health and was appraised as an advanced township for building civilized townships in China...