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Ian’s Spring Festival Tour in Guizhou with ETC Group

The dragon came tearing down the lane accompanied by flames and the beating of gongs. Upon reaching our hotel it was momentarily halted by the owners offering rice wine and red envelopes containing crisp bank notes. After dancing through the hotel the dragon retreated to the street where it commenced a battle with the hotel owners who, using homemade bamboo flame-throwers, showered the 6 men con ...
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Katherine’s Late Summer Tour to Guizhou Ethnic Villages

At the end of August, I was honored to have a charming tour to Congjiang County of Guizhou Province with my colleagues. This Guizhou Tour really opened my eyes and let me have a new understanding of what an authentic village tour in China is really about. For a feast for the eyes on Guizhou tour, a trip to Jiabang Rice Terraces is necessary. Located 80 km away from Congjiang, Jiabang Rice T ...
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Coco’s Adventure to Zhangjiajie, Fenghuang & Red Stone Forest

Earlier this month, Peicy (Sales colleague) and I were honored to attend the 2016 International Travel Agencies Conference on China Inbound Tourism held in Zhangjiajie, and explored a lot amazing spots in and around Zhangjiajie through its well-organized familiarization tour. And come back with inspiring and informative insights.We keep traveling to all kinds of destinations in and around China, ...
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Alice's Fantastic Journey to Shangri-La (Early November, 2015)

My Yunnan journey started at Kunming, with two stopovers at Dali and Lijiang, continued through the Tiger Leaping Gorge, and finally reached the dreamland of Shangri-La.There are regular buses (coaches) from Lijiang to Shangri-La departing every half an hour. The journey takes 4 ~ 5 hours, and is scenic and dramatic with gorges, rivers, mountains, waterfalls, terraced fields… We were told to ...
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Immerse in the Tranquility of Small Goose Pagoda &Xian Museum

At the end of the year, I was received a reward with a delightful tour to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Xian. Ancient capital City Xian was my first stop. It gripped me soon after I set foot on the land. Many places there retained their ancient names, like Hanzhong (汉中), Xianyang (咸阳), Lintong (临潼)… which were very important military, cultural or political towns during China’s Qin Dynast ...
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Ursule’s Stroll in the Classic Suzhou Gardens

Located 100 km away from Shanghai (it takes only half an hour from Shanghai to Suzhou by high speed train, which runs every ten minutes or so), Suzhou is a beautiful garden city with a history of about 2500 years, and today known as the "Venice of Orient". In December, I had a joyous day tour in Suzhou and was very pleased to find canals, arched stone bridges, and low, white washed houses with b ...
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Wandering around Town God Temple of Shanghai

If you want to experience the old and local parts of international metropolis Shanghai, Town God Temple or Chenghuang Miao (城隍庙) is one of the best choices. Our last stop in Shanghai was just wandering around the Town God Temple, which really impressed us with its old Shanghai flavor.      Town God Temple is a Taoist temple built in 1403, during the Yongle era of the Ming ...
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