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24/04/2014

A Visit to the Wuyi Mountains

The Wuyishan Scenic Area is located in northern Fujian Province China vacation deals, on China's southeastern coast. It is a typical Danxia landform, situated on the southwestern slope of the northern section of the Wuyi Mountains. Its main attractions are the Nine-bend Stream and 36 peaks. The stream flows down the mountain in a zigzag way, and the 36 peaks are all of red sandstone. The highest peak is Dawang, standing at the mouth of the Nine-bend Stream, and there are also the Goddess Peak and Fishing Terrace, with their reflections on the surface of the stream forming a contrast of green water and red mountains.

With a humid and warm climate, the Wuyi Mountains are rich in flora and fauna, including several thousand subtropical plant species, rare flowers and trees as well as precious animals.

In the past 2,000 years, famous figures such as emperors, officials and men of letters etc. have come to the mountains to worship, tour or give lectures, leaving 300 historical sites, such as temples, academies, pavilions and towers. At the foot of the mountains, there are remains of a Han Dynasty city and kilns of the Song Dynasty. On the 36 peaks, there are more than 700 places carved with inscriptions.

Tourists can ride a bamboo raft to enjoy the picturesque landscape along the Nine-bend Stream, as reflected in the ancient lines: "The landscape of the Wuyi Mountains is marvelous; it is a fairyland in the human world." Relaxation is guaranteed from a tour of this unpolluted land with blue sky, clear water and fresh air.

The Wuyi Mountains top China tours are outstanding for their combination of natural and man-made sights, serving as one of the precious natural and cultural heritage sites not only in China but also in the world.

Wuyi's historical sites include hanging coffins from 3,800 years ago, the remains of the city of King Minyue of the Western Han Dynasty, and 187 temples of Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian schools, as well as more than 400 sites of cliff inscriptions of poems left by men of letters since the Northern and Southern Dynasties.

The area of the Wuyi Mountains is also one of the places in south China rich in biological resources, with more than 3,000 plant species, including more than 1,000 tree species. Moreover, Wuyi Rock Tea, one of the two famous tea categories of Fujian, is produced here. Entering the Wuyi Mountains, one finds himself in a world of tea. The Wuyi's peaks, shrouded with clouds and mists, only get short period of time in the sunshine, and the soil and water are unpolluted. All these guarantee the quality of Rock Tea. There are more than 100 varieties, and Dahongpao (Red Robe) is the best known among them. Dahongpao Tea grows in Jiulongge near Tianxin Rock. Its output is minimal. For the convenience of tourists, the Wuyishan Scenic Area Administration has made Jiulongge a tourist spot popular China tour package. Tourists can take a bus to the entrance of Jiulongge.

At every resting-place in the scenic area, Rock Tea is available to tourists. A pot of tea is priced differently according to its variety. Sitting on a bamboo stool by a bamboo table in the Wuyi Mountains and sipping Rock Tea, one feels a pleasant sense of relaxation. To let tourists have a better understanding of Wuyi Rock Tea, the scenic area has preserved several tea processing workshops. Tourists can see various procedures of tea processing and also try their hands to experience how tea is processed. In addition, the local people demonstrate tea-serving ceremonies and give song and dance performances to promote the local tea culture.

Tourists will find that a tour to the Wuyi Mountains is worthwhile.

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23/04/2014

Travel Guide - Tibetan Etiques & Taboos

With unique culture and religion, Tibetan people have different ways of behavior in many aspects. There is an old Chinese saying: "Sing the local songs when you get to a local place." So please keep in mind the following Tibetan etiquettes and taboos to make you behave well on your China vacation deals Tibet trip.

1. Remember not to step on threshold when entering the tent or house in Tibet.

2. Speaking or walking the guests and the aged people are always first; calling somebody in name please add "la" behind the name to express respects, remember not tocall somebody in name directly.

3. When visit the Tibetan house (or tent), if you are asked to sit down (remember man sit on the left, woman sit on the right), please cross your legs, do not stretchyour legs forward and face your sole to others; do not glance this way and that.

4. You should accept the Hada (Khata) with both hands. While presenting the Hada you should bend your body forward and hold the gift higher than your head with the hands.While offering tea, wine or cigarette, you should offer them by both hands and any fingers do not tough inside of the bowl.

5. Do not touch, walk over or sit on any religious texts, objects or prayer flags in monasteries top China tours.

6. Do not use the paper with Tibetan words to rub (clean) things or use as toilet paper.

7. Don't touch Tibetan people's heads especially those of the children.

8. When the host presents you a cup of wine, you should dip your ring finger in the wine and flick the wine into the sky, in the air and to the ground respectively toexpress your respects to the heaven, the earth and the ancestors before sipping the wine. The host will fill the cup, and you take a sip of the wine again. Afterthe host fills your cup again, you have to bottom it up.

9. Tibetans do not eat horse, dog and donkey meat and also do not eat fish, shrimp, chicken and eggs in some areas, so please respect their diet habits; throw thebones into fire is forbidden in Tibet.

10. Do not be mouthful when eating food, and do not make noises when eating or drinking.

11. It is not polite to clap your palms and spit behind the Tibetan people.

12. Tibetan people stretch out their tongue to say hello to you. Also it is a courtesy to put their hands palm in front of breast.

13. Do not smoke in monasteries and temples. Also it is banned to touch the statue of Buddha and religious articles and take pictures of them. In addition, all should walk clockwise (not in the Bon temples popular China tours).

14. Seeing any dagobas, monasteries or Mani piles, please go around them clockwise (not of the Bon); do not cross the fire and Mani piles.

15. Don't revolve the prayer cylinders or wheels anticlockwise.

16. Eagles are the sacred birds in the eyes of the Tibetan people. You should not drive them away or injure them. On the outskirts, you could not drive or disturb the sheep or cows with red, green or yellow cloth strips on.

17. Since more and more tourists are going to Tibet, more and more Tibetan people get used of seeing the western people with jeans, sun glasses and some of them withshorts (It is prohibited to wear shorts among the Tibetans.), the above rules are not obeyed so strictly as before. But we still suggest you take the above advicesand remember the Tibetant facts on etiquettes and taboos to behave well in your China trip to Tibet and Lhasa.

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22/04/2014

A golden Eco-tour route-Hiking in Hamugu-A full view of Shangri-la

Where is Hamugu
Located in the Northwestern Yunnan Province, Hamugu is only about 6 km to the west of Shangri-la town China vacation deals. It is a small village with 40 traditional Tibetan families who have bundled their savings to build a lodge for ecotourists drawn by the Napahai wetlands nearby.

Activities
Horse riding. Hiking
Here is an excellent hiking designed in Hamugu include a good look at the ancient city and the most snow mountains in Shangri-la. After breakfast, depart from the village of Hamugu, passing the Kingan gorge, It may takes 4 or 6 hours to arrived at Diji grassland, which is the first camp site you meet in the Hamugu Country Park top 10 China tours. there have a good look at a panoramic view of the Dukezong ancient city. If you go ahead and clime about 4 hours, you can reach the Jisha flowered pastureland at an elevation of about 4100 metres, and have a good look at the Meili Snow Mountain, Haba Snow Mountain, Jade dragon Snow Mountain, and so on.

Home visit
Villagers will invite visitors to taste family-made Yak butter tea and other traditional dishes. Tourists will also explore the caverns and hermit caves in the cliffsides around the village, hike around the pastures, visite the village’s holy mountain popular China tours, where gold miners supposedly dug for gold, yet found none.

other Notes
1. The area lie at elevation between 3200 and 4419 meters. Those with high blood pressure or heat disease, and the aged or weak should select an appropriate route and proceed with caution.
2. All people entering the indigenous conservation area must have a guide.
3. The eco-tourism area contains trails that are slippery when wet. Hikers and horse packers must exercise great caution on these trails. It is safer not to ride horses when heading down slope.
4. Do not pick wild fruits or fungus. Beware of poisonous plants and fruits.
5. It’s cold in this area, and temperature changes soon, pls bring sufficient warm clothing, rain gear, water and sunscreen etc.
6. No littering! Keep local water clean! Avoid any pollutants such as detergents.)

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