China Travel Stories

 

Alice's Tour Journal: Enjoy Quietness in Scenic Baofeng Lake, Zhangjiajie

What impresses me most of this Zhangjiajie tour is Baofeng Lake. It is so tranquil that I felt my mind got totally relaxed. I forgot the busy working days and the disturbing city scenes, when I finally reached these water and mountains, and got into this beautiful landscape painting. It is a lake hidden and surrounded by a succession of mountains. We climbed on the steep road, went through the n ...
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Silvia's Hiking along Golden Whip Stream, Zhangjiajie

Before I came to Zhangjiajie city, I have been told that by one of my prior clients Golden Whip Stream was her most favorite place in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Wondering what is the attraction to her. Actually it's different with my imagination. What I expected was “hiking”, which means the road along a stream is bumpy like mountain road. When I came to there, I found that the road is ...
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Cathy's Travel Stories: Walkway alongside Guigu Cliff on Tianmen Mountain

Can you image a path suspends on a cliff more than 1,400m above sea level? We took a short trip to experience the road in the sky at the end of February, 2012. The road in the sky is also called the Plank Road alongside Guigu Cliffs. It is located on the Shifou Mountain (also called Tianmen Mountain), Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province. Tianmen is the highest peak in the Wulingyuan Mountains and i ...
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Sonja's Winter Tour in Ancient City Pingyao

Pingyao ancient town is only 1.2 hour’s away from Taiyuan by train; we take a local rickshaw to our hotel around 6pm. The weather is colder and driver said there’ snow around tomorrow which makes We were surprised to see the well-preserved old town, with narrow lanes flanking with Chinese shops in old style, stone-plated road without any modern architecture. At that time I understand why some ...
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Cathy's Travel Story: Marvel at Hanging Temple of Mount Heng, Datong

Hanging Temple or Hanging Monastery is one of the impressed sites on my trip to North of China at the end of 2011.The temple, about 65 kilometers from Datong city, was built into a cliff near Mt.Hengshan over 1500 years ago. It is notable not only for its location on a sheer precipice but also because it includes Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian elements. The structure is kept in place with woode ...
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Sarina's Travel Journal: Yan Family Courtyard of Bai Minority in Xizhou, Dali, Yunnan

Bai Ethinic Minority group is an attraction in Dali, Yunnan. Yan Family Courtyard in Xizhou is the most representative of Bai-style residence. The breathtaking architectural style will give you a strong impression.                               &nb ...
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Sonja's Hiking Journey along Mutianyu Great Wall in Nov 2011

After seeing the touristy & crowded Badaling Great Wall section, Mutianyu Great wall section becomes my favorite sections of the Great Wall in Beijing. It is around 85km from city Beijing, featuring beautiful natural landscape with dense wooded; the wall itself is original and well-preserved. We planned to walk up the great wall along the stone steps, which would take around 40 minutes hikin ...
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