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Visit to Xizhou Ancient Town

There is a mysterious corner in the southwest of our country with banyan, well and age red flagging stone road, that is Xizhou Ancient Town China vacation deals.

Xizhou located in the north of 18 miles distance of Dali, with its east is Erhai and west is Mount Cang, it is a quaint and rustic town with thousands years history. Here are the Bai ethnic vernacular dwellings, the winding ancient alley, and the aged stone roads are scattering around Xizhou town. All of these changes have occurred over a long time span and shows a relaxing picture. I am really enjoying all of these which can make me forget trifles.

The Bai ethnic architecture groups are so impressive. They are not only quaint and rustic but also simple and practical, and it carved in excellent craftsmanship. Its wood carving, stone carving and brick carving are extraordinary that other places’ carved products can’t be compared. Among these three kinds of carving, wood carving and stone carving are the most famous. According to record, during Ming and Qing Dynasty, many craftsmen were called into the Palace because of their extraordinary craftsmanship. Therefore, there are many famous carving of architecture in Beijing were their masterpieces. Dali wood carving is exquisite and skillful that you will not find any cracks. Stone carving in Dali top China tours is particularly favorable because it is a good place of stone production. A very ordinary stone carved by craftsman, it will showed a elaborate decoration on the carved wood, like scenery with hills and waters, birds and flowers.

Starting from Dali ancient town, and waiting the bus leaving for Eryuan along the Dali Road (from Dali to Lijiang) in the east gate of Dali. It takes about 6 yuan to Xizhou with less than half an hour.

The most popular in Xizhou is Sifang Street. Different peddlers with local dress are filled in the small street, they chat about their own fair which gives a special sense of life.

There are a lot special Bai ethnic architecture group of Ming Dynasty popular China tour package, Qing Dynasty and different periods. The most representative architecture are “Seven Feet Study”, Yuangyuan Compound of Qing Dynasty, Zhuaojunting Compound, Yanzizhen Compound……

Yanzizhen Compound situated in No.1 of Fuchunli at Sifang Street in Xizhou Office, which was constructed by national capitalist Yanzizhen in 1919. The Compund cove a n area of 2478 square meters, the whole compound is simple, elegant and graceful. It is the major scenic spot of Xizhou folk custom tour, also is the third key protection units.

Although Xizhou is an ancient town, it is also a place many tourists know; therefore it is also international in some aspects. For example, hand drawn ads and all kinds of tips in the walls of both sides of street have Chinese-English bilingual, it is quite interesting.

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Late Fall in Beijing: fall in love with the golden city

It is just half a month late, winter will arrival in Beijing China travel deals. This week, the cold air make north people just want to stay in bed, expecting warm air to come soon.

People living in Beijing, always say, the most beautiful season here is autumn. For me, the first time to Beijing in autumn, I quite agree with the point. Comparing with the famous red leaves on Xiangshan, I love the golden color blanked in every corner of Beijing better.

In some communities, roads, parks of Beijing, there always grows maidenhair trees top 10 China tours. When late fall coming, the yellow leaves of the maidenhair tree dances with the wind, forming amazing scenes. The most famous spots for appreciating golden maidenhair trees are the Diaoyutai Gingko Road and Sanlitun East Five Street. In each late fall, photographers and citizens come here.

If you like the golden color, hurry up and walk out you house to the near by parks, roads to appreciate the beauty, before the leaves of maidenhair trees have all fell down.

I went into the Red Scarf Parknot popular China tours far way from my hotel. There were not so many maidenhair trees, but the golden color just made me feel like in a forest.
Red Scarf Park is free for charge, and is located at the northeast corner of Red Scarf Bridge in Dongsihuan. The transpiration here is very continent that many local buses stop here.

With the back ground of blue sky, the yellow color was a little dazzling.

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In summer, it's time for crayfish

People in Hefei, like me, sometimes struggle when asked about the best local cuisine. But at this time of the year, the answer is easy. Nine out of 10 locals will say: "Try the crayfish food court and you will not be disappointed!"

Considered a must in summertime life in Hefei China vacation deals, crayfish begins to appear in markets in spring, usually in March. The popular crayfish food court is in Ningguo Road, which is dotted with about 20 restaurants serving crayfish cooked in five or six different ways.

Before 2000, the street was an ordinary mix of small Internet cafes and grocery stores. Then a crayfish restaurant named Lao Xie, owned by a man surnamed Xie, moved to the street and attracted many guests for the tasty crayfish it serves.

At that time, the restaurant was no more than a sidewalk snack stand. During weekends, there were so many guests that the restaurant had to put extra tables along the roadside and serve outside.

"Summer, especially May and June, is the best time to taste crayfish," said Zhang Jiaping, now also an owner of the store.

The city has hosted a weeklong Crayfish Festival every May or June since 2002. During that week, most crayfish restaurants would put seats and tables on the roadside, so visitors and locals can make new friends while enjoying crayfish and beer. This year the festival will begin in early July.

Most crayfish restaurants start getting busy at around 6 pm, and things are hopping until about 4 in the morning. Midnight may be the most popular hour to enjoy crayfish. Zhang fondly recalls last year's football World Cup, when fans gathered at crayfish restaurants and stayed up late to watch the games. The restaurant put up two TVs, one inside and the other outside top China tours, so people could have crayfish and beer while watching football.

"When the street first flourished with crayfish, there were only two ways of cooking: spicy, or not spicy," Zhang said, "Nowadays people's taste varies a lot."

Today the options include fried, braised, stewed and very spicy. The red, well-cooked crayfish are served in a basin with sour sauce and spicy sauce for dipping. Most people would prefer spicy options, as this is reckoned to be the classic taste of crayfish.

Eating crayfish is considered to be quite an effort, because very likely you will get your hands messy with the gravy. Watch out for your clothes! Most restaurants now provide guests with plastic gloves to help you keep clean during the gluttony popular China travel package .

Cold dishes served with the crayfish have also become more varied, including honey lotus root and tofu mixed with preserved eggs to balance the spicy taste of crayfish. And many crayfish restaurants such as Lao Xie have been refurbished with air conditioners, well-decorated seats and private booths.

This year, crayfish did not appear in the markets until mid-April because of the cold weather. When I left the food court at 8 pm on April 23, the street has just begun its busiest time as more people walked into the neon lights to enjoy the night's summer delicacy.

The street awaited another sleepless, spicy night.

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