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28/02/2014

Yi Culture in the Beautiful Puzhehei Yunnan

The famous TV program “Where are we going, daddy?” has captured many Chinese people’s eyes for its novel amuse perspective, meanwhile the place Puzhehei appeared in the program become well-known for its hospitality people and stunning scenery affordable China tours.

Puzhehei in Qiubei is a newly developed scenic spot in Yunnan. Even many people in Kunming have never set foot in it. If you are really tired with the crowds in Lijiang, Dali and Xi Shuangbanna, why not try Puzhehei? It has been called the Unmatched Landscape and Rurality in China by the experts of the National Construction Department. It is a basin scenic area with about 300 peaks surrounding the banks of the lakes. The Puzhehei Scenic Area is 13 kilometers (8.1 miles) northwest of Qiubei County Town, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Minorities Autonomous Prefecture. As a typical karst landscape, the scenic area abounds in beautiful waters and green mountains which are very similar to and even prettier than those in Guilin a href="http://www.chinatour.com/top-10-china-tours.htm" title="top 10 China tours">top 10 China tours. Therefore, Puzhehei is praised as being ‘a unique pastoral scene in China’.
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'Puzhehei’ in the Yi language, means ‘a pond teeming with fish and shrimp. With an area of 165 square kilometers (40,772 acres), the scenic area mostly consists of clusters of limestone peaks, karst caves and natural lakes. Puzhehei Lake, an upland freshwater lake, stands in the center of this area. It is 1,310 acres of clear, sparkling water, and is called ‘Pearl Lake’ by the local people. About 70 lakes of different sizes link together to form a 20-kilometer (12.4 mile) long tourist watercourse. 300 distinct peaks tower over crystal waters; some seem like elegant pagodas while others resemble penholders. Among the peaks there are more than 200 karst caves, of which about 80 large ones can be visited. In the deep, quiet caves, milky stalagmites grow thickly and steles stand in great numbers. Outside, the vast waters are dotted in summer with shining lotus flowers and boundless lotus leaves, enhancing the picturesque scenery. Local girls dressed in folk costumes adorned with jingling silver ornaments and embroidery; row the small wooden boats to send travelers along the winding 21-kilometer water corridor through Xianren Lake, Puzhehei Lake and Luoshuidong Lake popular China tours.

Tourists can take a traditional canoe made by the Yi people to admire the stunning spectacle. Simple cottages in good condition, surrounded with cut bamboo, are situated by the lakes. Five ethnic minorities, the Yi, Zhuang, Miao, Yao and Sani, live nearby and preserve their old folk-customs and cultures. Up till now the local people still keep the habit of holding water with hands to ease the thirst. In the scenic spot there are 312 peaks standing independent from each other, 56 lakes which are clear and without any pollution, 83 all kinds of caves, a great many mus of water lilies which give off faint scents, and original folk customs.

Away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, the Puzhehei Scenic Area offers people a fairyland with a tranquil environment and beautiful scenery.

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27/02/2014

Lianfeng Yunhai Sunrise

I got up early in the morning, about 4 a.m.

Everything was ready, and I walked out of the hotel affordable China travel packages. It was still dark outside. And I heard that the sunrise in Lianfeng was at about five o'clock. So I started right away. I climbed the mountain of primeval forest in the dark alone, a little scared, but luckily, there were some birds twittering in the branches, which made me courage to move on.

Lianfeng Yunhai is one of the top ten attractions in Jiuhua Mountain, next to Jiuzi Rock Scenic Area, and is an important part of the Jiuhua Mountain National Forest Park. The scenic area is known for the majesty, steep, risk and elegant hills there. The main peak is the Lotus Peak, 820 meters above sea level. The mountain is shaped like a penholder, commonly known as Bijia Hill top 10 China tours. The mountainside has steaming cloud and fog all the year around, and shape like a jade belt. Climb to the peak, visitors can ofter see the clouds wonders, hence the name lianfeng clouds. Buildings in the scenic area are on the mountain, with a large-scale Huizhou buildings, park is the hill, mountain is the also the park, green mountains and blue waters.

At dawn, the sun had not risen. I could see the star light of the mountain villages.

When the sun rises, the color of the light changed rapidly. Fields and villages at the foot of the mountain clouds gradually contracted in golden light, dreamy, forming a magical and magnificent landscapes.

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26/02/2014

Maiji Mountain Grottoes, the art treasures behind iron bars

Maiji Mountain Grottoes, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes Silk Road tour, Henan Longmen Grottoes, and Shanxi Yungang Grottoes are together known as China's four greatest grottoes. Mogao Grottoes is known for its murals, Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes are both famous for their stone carvings, while Maiji Mountain Grottoes is unique for its exquisite sculptures, what’s more, it is known as Oriental Sculpture Museum, because there are many caves, perfect statues, and continuing for a long time.

I was so eager to see the Maiji Mountain Grottoes that I get off early in Tianshui on the train to Lanzhou. There is No.34 green bus directly to Maiji Mountain area at the right side of Tianshui Train Station Square, about 1 hour’s drive. It is rather convenient to go to the scenic area, and you can check your luggage at the train station or the visitor center China vacation deals.

Maiji Mountain Grottoes is the caves cut on the hillside cliff. Now the wooden ladders have been replaced into the cement reinforcement steps, so the security has been improved a lot. Unilateral access, usually visitors do not have the chance to jam, and the possibility of danger is small. But walking on the steps and watching the empty abyss under the foot, most of people dare to climb the steps. How dangerous it is to build the grottoes. How great the worker who completed this great project.

Maiji Mountain top 10 China tours is gravel rock, and the stone on the mountain is loose and not easy to craft. Therefore, most of the Buddha status in the caves are clay color Buddha.

These Buddha statuses are really beautiful, but what’s unpleasant is that you have to glimpse of these artistic treasures thought the iron bars.

It should be said that Maiji Mountain Grottoes is really very exciting and beautiful caves. As far as the parts I see, I think they are really can be called the country’s treasure. But the overall weathering damage is still very serious and miserable. The human damage is very serious. So from a certain perspective, I can understand the reason why there are so many iron bars.

I really hope that the cultural workers in the Maiji Mountain come up with a way to protect the relics from further weathering, while still allowing visitors to enjoy the arts.

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