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21/05/2014

Wonderful Travel Experience to Tianzhu Mountain

Tianzhu Mountain is located in Qianshan county, Anqing city. Its highest peak—Tianzhu Peak (1,488.4 meters above sea level)—rises high into the clouds, just like a pillar holding up the sky, hence the name Tianzhu (Heavenly Pillar) Mountain affordable China tours. It is a key national scenic and historical interest site, a national forest park and a national geological park.

The scenic area covers an area of 82.46 square km and consists of eight different parts. The scenery in the mountain, combining the loftiness of the mountains north of the Yangtze River Yangtze River tour with the delicacy of the mountains to the south, can be portrayed as "mighty peaks, queer rocks, tranquil caves and emerald water". There are 42 peaks, each covered by green pines and slender bamboos and strewn with strangely-shaped stones, mysterious caves, flying waterfalls and deep pools. Besides the picturesque natural views, it is also rich in historical sites. They include the Mysterious Valley (known as "the first granite mysterious place"), the Sanzu Temple (the ancestral temple of the third generation of Chinese Zen), petroglyphs in the Ancient Shiniu Cave (i.e. Stone Cattle Cave, known as a wonder of the world), drifting on the Qianhe River (known as "the first drifting on the Yangtze-Huaihe rivers") and Liandan Lake (the third largest man-made mountain lake of China).

Since ancient times, these natural wonders have appealed to many great men of letters, such as Wang Anshi (1021-1086), Su Shi (1037-1101) and Huang Tingjian (1045-1105), who left behind many beautiful poems. The area has also given birth to Cheng Changgeng (1811-1880), founder of Peking Opera, Zhang Henshui (1895-1967), a great master of the chaptered novel, Xia Juhua, queen of acrobatics, and Han Zaifen, a new actress of the Huangmei Opera.

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20/05/2014

Nvshu (Women's Writing): The Only Existent Gender Script

Jiangyong County is located in southern Hunan Province. It is adjacent to Guilin of Guangxi Province affordable China tours in the west and south, and it is subordinate to Yongzhou City. Jiangyong Nvshu is popular in Shangjiangwei area (including Shangjiangwei Town, Tongshanling Farm and some villages nearby), and used to be popular in Xiaopu Town, Qianjiadong Yaozu County, Yunshan Town and Huangjialing County, etc.

Nvshu is passed on from the older generation of the family, via private schools, getang (a singing activity), or self-learning. As almost every local woman knows how to sing Nvshu songs, self-learning is very easy. However, no matter by which means, Nvshu is handed down exclusively by women.

Making Friends with Nvshu

In Jiangyong, male friends are generally called Laogeng and female friends Laotong. Laogeng and Laotong can be passed down to the next generation. In areas where Nvshu is popular, as long as two women are of congenial temper, they can become sworn sisters and Laotong despite their age. They write the association letter, write to each other, and compile songs or books out of their friendship with their own characters top 10 China tours, and spread the songs and keep the books for a life time.

Getang Culture Is the Hotbed of Nvshu While Nvshu Is the Soul of Getang Culture

Nvshu works are mostly long verses. 90% of them contain seven characters, and a few are of five words or uneven length. These works have to be intonated in a fixed deep and pathetic tune. Whenever a Nvshu song is heard, girls, married women and old women would gather together to sing the songs sentimentally. Everyone will be absorbed in the world of female emotions, performing, singing and enjoying themselves. In the homeland of Nvshu, maybe not everyone can write Nvshu, but almost everyone can sing Nvshu songs popular China tour package.

Wedding Is A Concentrated Reflection of the Nvshu Culture

The most representative Nvshu is the Sanchaoshu which is sent to the bride as a wedding gift and the most representative Nvshu song is the wedding song. The grandest, largest and longest Changgetang is Jingetang, Zuogetang, Hegetang, Kujia and Hesanchao during the wedding. In a couple of or dozens of days during the wedding, the female friends of the bride will do needle work and sing Nvshu songs together.

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16/05/2014

Hong Kong Visa Run: What You Need to Know

The Visa run is an indispensible part of living in China and if you’re going to do it it’s better to know what you’re getting into rather than make it up as you go along. This report is based on the experiences of a number of CW reporters and the most recent being my own in July of 2013. This is what we’ve learned first-hand about the visa run. Divided into three parts, we’ll share what we know about getting there, being there, and getting back Hong Kong tour.

Part I - Getting There

Now if you’re as lucky as I was there’ll be someone in the Human Resources department at your company that handles the immigration work for foreign employees. They’ll arrange air travel, accommodations and get you set up with the basics of what you’ll need for your work visa. If you're a student or a backpacker you'll be considerably more on your own. In any case you’ll absolutely need the following:

Your passport
A formal letter of appointment, an invitation or admission letter from a school
Health Check Report
passport photo (at least one, but bring three to make sure)
HK$1,400 to cover the visa fee (for a rushed visa).
Your flight itinerary and accommodation information (for your own use so you’re on time and not lost)
A pen to use at the consulate

Be sure and check here for all the requirements based on what kind of visa you're after. With all that in hand you’re ready to go, double check with your host/school/company before you leave so you get on the plane knowing you have absolutely everything.

A Note on What To Pack

Bring a day’s worth of clothes; you won’t need much more. Pack a sweatshirt, whatever the season is (I’ll explain later). Basic toiletries will be at the hotel so don’t fuss with packing shampoo or a razor for a 48-hour trip. I went light and packed just what my messenger bag could hold along with my camera bag. I brought a larger bag on the second trip to do a little shopping (more on that later Hong Kong travel guide). The idea is to travel light and stay mobile, remember that you’ll be checking out of your hotel at noon the next day so you don’t want a bunch of baggage weighing you down. That and the more stuff you have on you the more you have to keep track of.

Prepare for Takeoff

There are many ways of getting to Hong Kong. The quickest way is to fly direct to the Hong Kong International Airport. Air China, China Eastern Air and Dragonair fly there on a daily basis. Prices vary during the seasons, so check out Ctrip or eLong for flight deals. Spring Airlines, though, has the most consistently cheap flights. Book ahead and you can get fares for as little as RMB1,200 (return, taxes included).

To do the visa run on the cheap, you can fly into Shenzhen with Air China. Shenzhen airport is far from the city, which will add some time to your total journey. The Kowloon - Canton Railway (KCR) terminates right in the center of Shenzhen city - literally - and you can immigrate there. This is the busiest crossing into the SAR, however, so long line-ups are inevitable.

To cut down on immigration time, there are Citibuses that run directly from Shenzhen Airport to Kowloon Hong Kong scenic spots (HK$50). They go through a quieter border and the journey takes more than two hours in total. The other option is to take the boat from Shenzhen Airport (around RMB200), and the journey takes about one hour. You can complete immigration procedures on the boat, meaning you don't have to wait in line.

With your flight booked you’ll now need to get to Pudong international airport. There’s a few ways to get there either by taxi, subway, the mag-lev or by bus. This depends all on your location. I live in the former French Concession so it made the most sense to take the bus at Jing ‘an Temple. This is by far the cheapest and best option if you don’t mind hauling yourself down there at dawn. Buses leave regularly from the underground area right next to subway exit 3 at Jing ‘an Temple starting at 5:30 am. For only RMB20 you’ll get a ride straight to the terminal. You’ll skip all the traffic and reach the airport with plenty of time.

We Have Liftoff

Once you’re airborne either get some sleep if it’s early in the morning or catch up on your reading. We’ve got two and half hours to kill from take-off to landing.

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