11 10 / 2013
Surrounded by water,Tongli ancient town is divided into seven small islands by 15 river,at the same time,the 49 bridges string the islets as a whole.Standing by the water,known for the water and bridges,Tongli ancient town is currently the best preserved ancient town in Jiangsu Province and has been listed as one of the major thirteen scenic of Taihu .
Food in Tongli Ancient Town
There are many famous food in Tongli,such as the champion hoof, where shrimp cake, three wire spring rolls, sesame paste and eel with whitefish, perch, Mandarin Fish, turtles and other freshwater rivers and lakes cooked dishes.Aquatic plants like wild rice, celery, Brasenia, Ling, lotus root, Mainz Regardless, all have distinctive local characteristics.Snacks have socks at the end cakes, mince honey cake, Mainz treasure cake, Youth League, Min cakes, lard cakes, chicken rice, big meat, bread, fermented glutinous rice cake, malt collapsed cake, smoked fish and others.Visitors can go to the centuries-old shop Masutaka sauce, Gu Xiang Village, South Park restaurant to taste.
Shopping in Tongli Ancient Town
Tongli is rich in aquatic products, aquatic products and native products are the main components of shopping.If you want go shopping , it’s a good chioce go to Ming Qing Street, where there are authentic champion hoof sold.You can not miss Tongli fermented rice cake and jitou rice.
Nightlife in Tongli Ancient Town
Tongli has a very exotic nightlife.The nightlife in tongli is very different with the night in the city.Walking alone in the dim night market street, looked up at the moon, hear your footsteps, step on quartzite, is a unique experience.
Useful Information in Tongli Ancient Town
Joint ticket:80 yuan (Visit the old town district, garden retreat, galleries, Luoxing Zhou, turquoise Gordon Park, Pearl Tower Court, Chen Qubing residence, antiquity Park)
Town district Admission: 25 yuan (can explore the old town district and worship of the Church, Jiayin Hall, farming music Hall, South Park Teahouse)
Package: Low season 40 yuan season 50 (town area + retreat Park)
Package: 35 yuan (town area + pearl Tower)
Address: Tongli Ancient Town,Wujiang,Jiangsu province
09 10 / 2013
Hutong, refers to the lanes and alleys in the main streets of town and village, also means the relatively small streets leading into the inside of residential area. It is an integral part of local transportation. Hutong is a major feature of Beijing, with the famous ones such as Nanluoguxiang, Yandaixiejie, Dongjiaominxiang and Shichahai.
Hutong is the unique ancient alleys in Beijing. There are thousands of Hutong in Beijing, they are distributed around The Forbidden City, and most of them are formed in Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.
Visitors can start the Hutong tour by taking the old traditional rickshaws from Hutong tour starting point which is about 100 meters west of Beihai Park North Gate, and then arrived at the first stop: Drum Tower. As the timekeeping center of the capital, Drum Tower was built in 1272, about 50 meters high. Visitors can the climbed to the Drum Tower, and have a look at the Hutong on both sides of the central axis of Drum Tower, to know more about Beijing’s history, urban pattern and the formation of the Hutong.
After that, visitors can pass through Hutong by taking rickshaws along Shichahai, get off at Yin Ding Bridge, and walk to some Hutongs which are full of Beijing’s folk, guides will tell visitors Beijing’s hutongs and courtyard culture, as well as the traditional way of life at Hutongs. By chatting with the residents, visitors will understand the people’s living habits and customs.
Visitors can also take the rickshaws to the Prince Gong’s Mansion garden, which is also known as “Red House Grand View Garden”. Prince Gong House garden is a large Qing aristocratic family house. It was founded in 1779, covering an area of three hectares, and now it is the best preserved Qing Dynasty palace. Visitors can have a rest in Prince Gong House garden, drinking tea, and eating snacks, as well as enjoy the opera theater.
26 9 / 2013
There are two kinds of attractions in Nanning: the scenery sights and the cultural sights. The scenery sights are mainly the variety of parks in the urban area, most of which are free and open to visitors. There’s no need too much time to wonder around the cultural sights, but visitors can be able to understand the history of Nanning. While there are more attractions in the suburb surrounding Nanning City. Here lists some top attractions in and around Nanning City.
1 Detian Waterfalls
Detian Waterfall is located at Shuolong Township, Daxin County, the border of Guangxi and Vietnam. It is a national special attraction. It is the largest transnational waterfall in Asia, while the fourth largest transnational waterfall in world. The scenery of Detian Waterfalls change with the season, beautiful and magnificent!
2 Yangmei Ancient Town
Yangmei Ancient Town is located at the downstream of Zuojiang River. The town is surrounded by the river, about 30 kilometers from the Nanning City, with convenient transportation. Take boat from Nanning, upstream along Yongjiang River, into Zuojiang River, then arrived at the Yangmei Ancient Town, a well-preserved ancient town.
3 Qingxiu Mountain Scenic spot
Qingxiu Mountain is 5 km southeast of Nanning City, on the bank of Yongjiang River.
There is a tall pagoda on the top of the scenic spot, which is well known as the “giant lung of Nanning”. The mountain is covered by all kinds of trees. Thanks to the climate in Guangxi Province, the mountain is green for nearly all the year around. Besides the beautiful landscape, there are some historic sites like Dong Spring and sculpture carved in the Xieqing Cliff.
4 The Daming Mountain
Daming Mountain is lying in the northeast of Wuming County, 104 kilometers away from Nanning. The mountain runs from northwest to southeast with 100 kilometers in length and 25 kilometers in width. The main peak of Daming Mountain is the highest peak in south-central Guangxi with an altitude of 1764 meters. Due to the special conditions of topography and clime, there is a large natural ecological system, including more than 1700 species of plants and more than 40 species of animals in the mountain. It is a natural zoological and botanical garden.
5 Nanhu Lake Park (South Lake Park)
Nanhu Lake Park is a comprehensive aquatic amusement park combined with water landscape sub-tropical gardens scenery, with the total area of 191.92 hectares, of which land area of 90.12 hectares of water area of 101.8 hectares. There are Ling Mingrui and Wei Baqun Baise Uprising Museum, bonsai garden, orchid garden, flower garden, children’s playground, water amusement and other recreational facilities. There is also Nanhu Square, famous tree Exposition and other attractions around the park. It is a good place for tourists sightseeing, as well as an important place to hold the cultural activities in major festivals.
24 9 / 2013
In Guangzhou, Fresh tropical fruits, herbal tea, soup bases, Guangzhou embroidery, Guangzhou porcelain, Guangzhou wood carvings and Lingnan bonsai are famous local specialty. When shopping in Guangzhou, you must be sure to shop around and bargain to buy cheap things, so that you can appreciate the fun of shopping. It is more fun to wander in various shopping street, experiencing the cultural customs in Guangzhou while shopping.
Drinking the herbal tea is a lifestyle in Guangzhou. Herbal tea is a kind of oral Chinese patent medicine, and tastes a little bitter and sweet, with the function of clearing away the summer heat, such as the Wong Lo Kat, Guilinggao, Shiqi herbal tea etc. It is an essential summer drink for many Cantonese families. There are also many herbal tea shops in Guangzhou streets.
There are two kinds of Cantonese moon cakes: salty and sweet moon cakes, and the most representative moon cakes are the ones produced in Lin Heung Tea House, Guangzhou Restaurant, Pan River Restaurant, Tao Tao Ju, Fun Cake house, etc.
Guangzhou embroidery, Suzhou embroidery, Hunan embroidery, and Sichuan embroidery are regarded as the “four famous embroideries in China”. Guangzhou embroidery is not only has the characteristics of skillful knitting and elegant designs, rich colors and decorative.
Guangzhou porcelain is dated back to Ming Dynasty, and is also known as Canton woven gold polychrome. Guangzhou porcelains are the arts and crafts painted and fired in a variety of white porcelain ware, with a strong oriental feature, mostly using our tapestry patterns, and known as its bright brilliant color, so it is a unique breed of glaze polychrome in China.
Guangzhou woodcarving is known for its exquisite craftsmanship and delicate carvings, and can be divided into two types: architectural decoration and furniture carving. Most architectural sculptures are made of camphor wood, such as the halls flower couch, doors, windows, screens, case of God, and so on. The screen, beams, doors and windows in Chen Family Temple Guangdong Folk Art Museum reflect the characteristics of Guangzhou woodcarving. As for the furniture carving, the mahogany furniture and camphor chest is the most famous and typical ones.
17 9 / 2013
One of Chinese traditional festival: Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner, which will fall on 19th Sept this year. As one of the most important part of the festival, moon cake is one kind of Chinese food eaten to celebrate the festival.
Typical moon cakes are round or rectangular pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 4–5 cm thick. A rich thick filling usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs.
Now let’s have a look at how to make it.
Ingredients: plain flour, red bean, pine nuts, convert syrup, maltose (without, changed into syrup), salt, SOAP and water, peanut oil.
The practice of moon cakes just as the pictures showed below:
16 9 / 2013
According to reports Kunming will become the fifth city in China to offer the 72 hour Visa free transit to foreign travelers. Confirmations are still to be made as to when this policy will commence. The Visa free transit will no doubt further boost Kunming’s tourism and open up further opportunities for foreign visitors to visit one of China’s most popular destinations.
13 9 / 2013
Located at Junction of north Fujian and Jiangxi Provinces, Mount Wuyi, or Wuyishan is among the first group of China’s top tourist cities. In Dec 1999, Mount Wuyi was listed as the world natural and cultural heritage by the UNESCo World Heitage Committee, making Mount Wuyi the fourth natural and cultural heritage in China, and the 22nd such heritage in the world.
With a pleasant climate, fascinating scenery, abundant products, time-honored history and rich tourism resources, Wuyishan is a famous tea, grain and timber production center in China. The main scenic zone of Mount Wuyi has an area of 60 square kilometers, and the peaks are about 350 meters above sea level on average. With Danxia landform, Mount Wuyi enjoys a reputation of “green waters and red peaks” and “exquisite scenery on earth.” Please see our tour packages to Wuyi Mount, join us!
12 9 / 2013
1. Ciqikou Ancient Town
Located on the west of the Jiālíng River centre, Ciqikou ancient town is worth to visit if you curious about old Chongqing. It is an old Chinese town with traditional style buildings and local flavor food. Most of the buildings can date back to Ming dynasty and were restored for tourists. Its name derives from it is a town prospered from the porcelain trade. You can lose yourself in its peaceful and quiet lifestyle of Sichuan countryside.
Entrance Fee: CNY 5
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
How to get there: take Bus No. 215 and get off at Tongjiaqiao Station, a taxi costs about Y30.
2. Dazu Rock Carvings
Dazu Rock Carvings is China’s famous ancient stone art dating back to 7th century AD.It contains all the cliffside carvings in Dazu County. Dazu County, located in the southeast of Sichuan province,is known as ‘the county of rock carving’.The sculptures and carvings in Dazu County are mainly influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. As one of the World Heritage Site, Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing some 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs.
Entrance Fee: CNY 120
Opening Hours: 09:00-16:00
How to get there: There are long-distance buses to the Dazu Rock Carvings both from Chongqing and Chengdu.
3. People Liberation Monument
Located at the intersection of Minzu Road, Minquan Road and Zhourong Road, the People’s Liberation Monument is considered as the Chongqing’s landmark.It was first built to inspire Chinese people in the past,but now it is the commercial center of the Yuzhong District in Chongqing.It’s a gathering place for shopping Malls, fancy restaurants and hotels,and other entertainments.
Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: There are many buses can take you to People Liberation Monument, including Buses No. 413, 418, 481, 301, 303, 215, 103, 104, 111, 112, 122, Tram No. 401, 402 or 405.
4. Three Gorges Museum
Located in the west part of the People’s Square of Chongqing, Three Gorges Museum is not only specified museum of Three Gorges but also a museum of chongqing’s history and art.The first floor is mainly about the Three Gorges including a model of the dam.On the upstairs,It shows the culture of southwest China’s minority with a collection of over 170,000 pieces of cultural relics..
Entrance Fee: CNY 40
Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00
How to get there: take Bus No. 145 and get off at the Great Hall of the People Station
5. Southern Hot Spring Park
Located at the foot of Jinyun Mountain on the north side of the Jialing River, Southern Hot Spring Park is the foremost garden park of Chongqing.With hot springs, harming natural scenic spots and cultural relics,the park attract numerous tourists every year.The park has 110 bathrooms and 3 swimming pools.Here is an ideal place for relaxation.Besides hot springs, you can enjoy a great view with temples, hills, water, woods, springs, gorges, caves and much else besides.
Entrance Fee: CNY 6
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take Bus No. 611 or take the minibus from Nanping Station to the Southern Hot Spring Park, Chongqing