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23/01/2014

Leisure time in Gulangyu

The island of Gulangyu affordable China tours is a pedestrian-only destination, where the only vehicles on the islands are several fire trucks and electric tourist buggies. The narrow streets on the island, together with the architecture of various styles around the world, give the island a unique appearance. The site is classified as a 5A scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. In fact, the tourist-friendly city’s clean and attractive beaches, botanical gardens, waterfront promenades, and parks — combined with its booming economy and nice weather — have helped earn Xiamen the reputation of having the best all-around standard of living in China.

Situated off the coast of Xiamen City, Gulangyu Island can be reached by ferry from Xiamen City in 5 minutes. Only about a square mile (2 sq km), Gulangyu island’s quirky streets and alleys, tourist shops and restaurants, clean beaches and waterfront views are immensely fun to explore on foot. Unless your main objection is to hit the clubs and fancy restaurants in Xiamen, visiting Xiamen top China tours but to stay on Gulangyu, which is home to a good and cheap hostel, as well as a good supply of mid-range accommodation, will be more delightful. If you’re a fan of wandering back streets and observing daily life like your young fellows, you’ll love this gorgeous and atmospheric island. In addition to becoming a top domestic tourist attraction, the city has also become popular as a party town among young ex-pats. Sometimes referred to as “Shanghai’s little sister,” Xiamen’s thriving nightlife and chic restaurant scene — essentially non-existent ten years ago — has exploded with the region’s fortunes.
Chic architecture and art charming
Owing to historical reasons, the structures remain well-preserved, giving it the nickname of "Architecture Exhibition of Ten Thousand Nations". Besides, Gulangyu is also well known as the “Hometown of Music" and "Island of Pianos".

As a place of residence for Westerners during Xiamen's colonial past, Gulangyu is unique in its undisturbed colonial architecture and 19th century European flavor and for hosting China's only piano museum, giving it the nickname of "Piano Island" or "The Town of Pianos" or "The Island of Music". Music lovers will also appreciate Gulangyu, which—thanks to Christian missionaries—has more pianos per capita than any place in China (about one piano in five homes). There are over 200 pianos on this island popular China tour package. The Chinese name “Gulangyu” also has musical roots, as gu lang means drum waves so-called because of the sound generated by the ocean waves hitting the reefs. Yu means "islet".

Beautiful senery - “Garden on the sea”
Meanwhile, Gulangyu also enjoys the good reputation of "Garden on the Sea", because it is delightful in all seasons, characterised by singing birds and fragrant flowers. Main attractions include Sunlight Rock, Shuzhuang Garden, Yu Park, Bright Moon Garden and Museum. Simply wander around and appreciate the old building at leisure, happiness will rise from your bottom of heart. Some Gulangyu tourist attractions worth noting: the highest point on the island is the view over Gulangyu on Sunlight Rock, which is dedicated to the rebel pirate Koxinga, who famously held out against the encroaching Manchus for years. Located next to the pier is the Xiamen Seaworld, which is home to an assortment of sharks, dolphins, penguins, seals and tropical fish.

When sun is setting over the mesmerising Gulangyu Island, it’s simply romantic even if you just sit there. The mixture of cold ocean wind and warm orange sunshine will decorate the scene to be the most wonderful ever. Ends the day.

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22/01/2014

Shenzhen Phoenix Mountain Forest Park

Phoenix Mountain with the altitude of 376 meters was regarded as the first mountain of Baoan . It is located in the east of Phoenix Village in Fuyong, Baoan District. Phoenix Mountain last minute China travel deals is listed as one of the most well-known Xin’an Eight Views for its gorgeous natural scenery with rich human landscapes since Qing dynasty.

This crescent-shaped Phoenix Mountain looks like a half moon inlaid on the shore of the west sea and the Phoenix Mountain Forest Park looks like a phoenix perching in the middle of the vast Lingdingyang in Zhuhai. Therefore, a spectacular landscape was made up of the sparkling water, splendid mountain, steep hillsides and mysterious caves.

The Phoenix Mountain Forest Park area is divided into three parts: the bottom scenic area, the temple scenic area and the top scenic area.
When you arrive at the bottom tower scenic area which is located at the phoenix mountain’s south foothill, you will see the six-storey “Phoenix Wenchang Tower” made up of blue bricks. There is a stream surrounding the tower and flowing downstream to Zhujiang River Yangtze River tour. The scenery is quiet with the green trees shaking on the banks. Being there is like being in a fairy land.

In the middle temple scenic area, the main part of Phoenix Mountain Forest Park, winding mountain roads and stone paths were built to reach this area. On the cliff left numerous inscriptions of the scholars in ancient dynasties. When you arrive there, you will feel the greatness and talents of our ancestors and will be proud of our Chinese culture.

There is a fairy story about the Phoenix Stone Temple. It tells that in the early Yuan Dynasty, Wen Yinglin who is Wen Tianxiang’s great-grandson, has run away from social upheaval to this place and saw that there was no smoke from the kitchen chimney of the village at the foothill because of the drought, so he gave away a lot of foods to the villagers with relief. One day, wandering about in the Phoenix Stones Area best tours of China, Wen Yinglin visited the wonderful and beautiful mountains and rivers. At night, he dreamed of Goddess of Mercy and was told to build a temple there. Afterwards, he gave the name “Phoenix Stone Temple" to consecrate the Goddess of Mercy. So far, the temple has been preserved for more than six hundred years and rebuilt many times.

Since the temple was built, numerous famous people, including poets, writers, essayist and so on, came here to enjoy the unique scenery, pray to the celestial beings and look for their inspiration in writing. If you go there someday, you may see groups of people who are interested in literature reciting poems or essays and leaving psalms to the others. Besides, there is a mountain cave, described as "A Fairy Cave" because of a legend which tells that a phoenix once had roosted inside. Though, it has been said so without any proofs, people just want to leave the feeling of mystery without getting to the bottom of it. They don’t believe in Gods, but they don’t want to break the beauty of mystery.

The top sunset scenic area consists of nature scenery spots such as “the Bat Cave”, “the Stalactite Lake”, “the Huge Lion Rock” and so on. There is a lookout point called “the cloud top”. When you are standing there, the sky seems quite near as if you can touch it as long as you lift your arms.
Anyway, if you want to know more about one place, you need to go and see it personally. Shenzhen Phoenix Mountain Forest Park popular China tours is the place worthy of visiting that I recommend to you.

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21/01/2014

Sit-in-Coach Tour in China from Being to Lhasa to Shanghai

I do not know whether you know about the sit-in-coach tour or not, if not, I think you may show your interest in this article and you may want to take your try to it as it is a kind of tour way that you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and save more at the same time, it is a huge deal especially for those long China trip tour.

About the sit-in-coach tour, here I’d like to recommend this one for you – a group sit-in-coach tour from Beijing China travel deals to Lhasa to Shanghai within 14 days.

the bund

the bund

Your sit-in-coach tour will start with the Beijing trip within 3 days with the itinerary of visiting the Great Wall and Mingling, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. After that you will take the overnight train to Lhasa top 10 China tours from Beijing to continue your tour with the sightseeing of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkor Street, Yamdrok Lake, Southern part of Tibet Plateau, Tashilumpo Monastery, driving from Shigatse to Shegar to enjoy the Everest Base Camp and appreciate the Everest Sunrise and last peak at Everest. After finishing your Lhasa tour, you will fly to Shanghai to continue your China tour with the amazing attractions in Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou there such as Lingering Garden, Lion Grove Garden,Grand Canal, Old City Gate, Silk Factory, Yu Garden, the Bund, Xintiandi and Former French Concession, the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town and the West Lake. And you will take your departure from Shanghai popular China travel package after you have enjoyed yourself there.

The best time to take this kind of tour is summer time and autumn time, and if you are planning your China tour now, you can take it into consideration or you can read other articles to find more suggestions on touring China. Just click the category of “travel tips”.

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