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08/12/2014

Get to know Yangtze River Yichang Travel

Yichang
Formerly known as Yiling, Yichang affordable China travel packages is an ancient city with a history of 1,000 years. It is the dividing line between the upper and mid-lower reaches of the Yangtze River. There are more than 340 scenic spots with 42 priority places. Yichang is an important place in tourism in China. From here visitors can set out to see beautiful natural scenery of Yangtze in the Three Gorges and the man made Three Gorges Project. Added to this are well-preserved ancient battlegrounds of the Three Kingdoms Period, Sanyou Cave and local customs and folkways of the Ba ethnic people.

Sanyou Cave
This beautiful cave is in the cliffs of the northern Peak of Xiling Mountain, 6.2 miles northwest of Yichang. It was visited by three poets, Bai Juyi, Bai Xingjian, and Yuan Zhen during the Tang Dynasty and Bai Juyi wrote a preface in memory of the occasion. The cave has also been visited by Su Xun, Su Shi, and Su Zhe and is thus a well-known spot. It overlooks a deep valley and the cliffs are hundreds of feet high. It is warm in winter and cool in summer and dotted with stalactites. Poems and essays by many writers abound in the cave.

Natural Pagoda
On the northern bank of the Yangtze River Yangtze River tour south of Yichang is Natural Pagoda, built by Guo Pu of the Jin Dynasty. It underwent repair in the reign of Emperor Qian Long of the Qing Dynasty. Some 137 feet high, it is a seven-storied octagonal structure of bricks and tiles. The pedestal is also octagonal. There are eight vivid statues of Dvarapalas, or guardian deities. Visitors may ascend the tower to take an overall view of Yichang city.

Golden Lion Cave
Situated at the mouth of the Xiling Gorge, the limestone cave is 10.5 miles from Xiaoxita, Yichang County. It is 6,080 feet deep and there are three layers. The cave is one million years old and the limestone has taken on grotesque forms. A piece shaped like a lion attracts particular attention and is very lifelike. The cave is known as the number one cave of the world.

White Horse Cave
White Horse Cave is several hundred feet east of Sanyou Cave and visitors are taken there by boat across a body of water, at the front of the cave. In it there are grotesque stalactites and one in particular is shaped like a horse, but is bigger than two ordinary horses, and very lifelike.

Gezhouba Lock
Situated at a place where all tributaries flow into the Yangtze River, Gezhouba China Holidays is the biggest lock in the Yangtze. The dam is 1.5 miles long and 230 feet high and is a magnificent project. Began in 1970, it was completed in 1988. There are power generating units, a ship lock, a flood sluice and a lock to clear sand. Visitors can see for themselves how the water levels rise and fall and may visit the lock by boat.

China Sturgeon Aquarium
The aquarium is in Shuixita town, Yichang. The China sturgeon is under first category protection by the state. It is a contemporary of the dinosaur with a history of 140 million years, a living fossil. The sturgeon measures up to 13 feet long, weighs over 1,102 pounds, and is known as the king of fish in the Yangtze River. The aquarium now rears the fish by artificial means.


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05/12/2014

Tube-shaped silver earrings tailor-made for Va women in Yunnan

There is a special ethnic group living on the amazing Awa Mountain affordable China tours, that is, Va. With bold trait, women of Va have special tastes for accessories---big-sized tube-shaped silver earrings.

Women of Va ethnic group ardently love wearing tube-like earrings, broad bracelets and fine rattan hoops, symbolizing the bold, strong and unconstrained characters of Va people. The big-sized silver earrings, necklaces, beads, bones of birds and shell-made necklaces, multifarious, look lustrous and dazzling. The aged ladies prefer wearing tube-like earrings which are about five cm in length and carved with decorative pattern on the tip. Some women insert fragrant flowers and money in the earrings which are convenient for payment in the fair.

Va people call themselves "Awa" today. Though Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) has witness different nicknames of Va ethnic group Shopping in China, they have been called by a joint name "Vazu" (Va ethnic group) since the foundation of China in 1949. The meaning of Va ethnic group is "people living on the mountains".

The main inhabitant of Va is on the southwest of Yunnan province, such as Ximeng County (西盟), Cangyuan County(沧源), Menglian County (孟连)and Gengma County(耿马).

Situated between Lantsang River Yangtze River tour and Salween River, Va areas lay mainly on the south of Nushan Mountains. It is a mountainous place, so you can hardly see plat lands here, so it is called Awa Mountain. With complex climate atmospheres in the mountainous area, it is abundant in economic forests. Deep in the jungle inhabit wild lives such as elephants, tigers, leopards, deer, bears and boars.

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04/12/2014

A visit to primitive forest of Ailao Mountain

Ailao Mountain in Xinping County Public China Holidays is an appealing place with fascinating green.

The mountain looks dark green from a distance. The paths in the mountain is underneath the tall trees and thick leaves. It looks dark in the mountain with shelters of towering trees. Some mosses grow on the trunk, telling people that the trees are still in the swaddling of the nature. The ground is soft with thick leaves lying on it.

Looking upon through the upon leaves, you may see the sunshine. The mountain in the section of Xinping is a core area for the Ailao Mountains, and it is also a well-preserved primitive forest. The forest covers about 73.44 percent of the total area in the county, about 4.223 square kilometers.

Many years ago when the horse caravan was still moving on the path in the forest Trips to China, some special products such as bronze, grains, herds and teas have been delivered out of the area, while some yarns, cloths and salts were transported here. Nor far from the path, there was a manor of a former minority hereditary headmen. The construction style of the manor combines the wooden carving with some traditional Chinese calligraphy, painting and landscape art.

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