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Travel Guide - Rawok-tso & The Lhegu Glacier

The old town of Rawok is worth a wander. A road leads into the warren from the north end of the Rawok strip China travel deals . From here you can work your way through to the large chorten, mani wall and small temple overlooking the lake in the southeast of town. The surrounding fields are full of wooden platforms for drying barley.

It’s worth heading north of town and taking the side road southeast for around 6km to the second lake, Rawok-tso. The views here are excellent and it’s a great place for a picnic. It’s a popular location for Chinese tourists, who come to watch the sunrise.

The most popular excursion from Rawok China travel service is to the Lhegu Glacier, 31km from Rawok. It’s so popular, in fact, that you might find your- self racing a convoy of Beijing tourists. The main draw is the stunning scenery, some of the best along the entire southern road. The glacier itself is impressive, especially because it tumbles into a picturesque lake, but most of the ice flow is hidden by the mountain to the north, Retob Kangri (Kangri Karpo). To get full views you’ll have to cross a stream and hike along the moraine for an hour or so.

To get to the glacier from Rawok, follow the road east to Rawok-tso, take the right fork 16km from Rawok and follow this rough dirt road for another 15km. From the car park it’s a 20-minute walk up to views of the glacier, or ride a horse for Y20. With an early start it’s possible to visit the glacier and then continue on to Pasho Tibet tour in the afternoon.

The left branch continues into the border region of Dzayul (Zayu), just 20km from Myanmar (Burma). Foreigners are not allowed on this road.

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Beijing Travel Experience to Summer Palace

The Summer Palace landscape, dominated mainly by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake affordable China tours, covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is under water. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures. Well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural relics, it was among the first group of historical and cultural heritage sites in China to be placed under special state protection.

The Summer Palace, originally named Qingyi Yuan or the Garden of Clear Ripples, was first constructed in 1750. It was razed to the ground by the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. The Government of the Qing Dynasty started to rebuild it in 1886 with funds that it had misappropriated from the Imperial Navy and other sources. Renamed two years later as Yihe Yuan China travel service or the Garden of Health and Harmony, it was supposed to serve as a summer resort for the Empress Dowager Cixi. Known also as the Summer Palace, it was ravaged by the Allied Forces of the Eight Powers that invaded China in 1900. The damage was repairedin 1902. Since the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Summer Palace has undergone several major renovations. Its major attractions such as the Four Great Regions, Suzhou Street, the Pavilion of Bright Scenery, the Hall of Serenity, the Wenchang Galleries and the Plowing and Weaving Scenery Area have been successively restored.

There are over 40 shops scattered in the Palace, mainly at the East Entrance Gate, Zhichun Pavilion, the Long Corridor and the Marble Boat Holidays in China where unique handicraft articles, food, drinks and photographic service for persons wearing court costume are available. The handicraft articles on sale at the shops at Zhichun Pavilion, Wenchang Pavilion and Dehe Garden have the strong features of the Summer Palace. Restaurants and food stores are located at the Marble Boat, Suzhou Street and Dehe Garden. You are welcome to the Summer Palace. Working hours: 08:30 - 16:30 (winter time) 08:30 - 17:30 (summer time)

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What to see in Guangzhou?

Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall
Located on Dongfeng Rd. M. in downtown Guangzhou China travel deals , the memorial hall, an octagonal structure 49 meters high, with a floor space of 3,700 square meters, was the office of the Provisional Government in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It was built in 1931 with money raised by overseas Chinese and Guangzhou residents in honor of Dr.Sun, the pioneer of China's bourgeois democratic revolution.

Sun Yat-sen, born on November 12, 1866 at Cuiheng Village of Guangdong province, was a leading figure in China's revolution against the Qing government and the first President of the Republic. In August 1905, he formulated the Three Principles of the People - nationalism, democracy, and social well-being - which he believed were the guidelines for building a modern China, and as he had proposed, he truly contributed his whole life into the great task.

Chen Family Ancestral Temple
Ancestral Temple of The Chen Family is now the largest and best preserved and decorated ancient architecture existing in Guangdong Province and now the site of the Guangdong Folk Art Museum China travel service. It was designated as an important cultural relic under the State protection by the state Council in 1986.

This ancestral temple was built between 1890 and 1894 during the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing dynasty.It was built with donations of the Chen family then spread in 72 counties in Guangdong province. The temple used to provide lodgings for candidates of the Chen family who came to Guangdong Holidays in China to prepare for imperial examinations in Guangzhou. Hence it was also called the Chen Clan Academy.

Occupying an area of 15,000 square meters, the temple, has a rectangular main building and comprises six courtyards, nine main halls, and nineteen buildings. With an architectural design of traditional Guangdong style, the temple is especially renowned for its beautiful decorations. In the temple, historical figures, legends, and scenes are represented in many art forms, including wood carving, brick carving, pottery carving, stone carving, lime carving, clay sculpture, ash sculpture, brass and cast iron, grotto, new year painting, and so on. These artistic and historical attributes make the temple an important attraction in Guangzhou.

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