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18/03/2014

Relax in area of Nanli Lake

Hainan is a southland scenic coastline in China. It's warm and beautiful, which attracts numerous visitors at home and from abroad every year. Travelers who come here can not only enjoy the abundant natural scenery last minute China travel deals but also taste the delicious local food which is now famous all over the world. Therefore, Hainan is also called "Hawaii of Orient."

Nanli Lake, a natural water garden, is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Hainan.. With the mild climate and limpid water, this is an excellent bathing place all the year around. Far away from the crowded cities, it is your best choice for relaxation and entertainment.

It's about 30 kilometers to the northeast of Ding' an County and 60 kilometers to Haikou city, about half an hour from Haikou best tours of China to the lake by speedster. Nanli Lake is a natural sea park with total area of 26 square kilometers, water area of 1200ha. 12m average depth, 22-23 C perennial water temperature and 22.5-23.7 C annual average air temperature. The climate is amenity and comfortable.

Nanli Lake is a very stunning traveling resort. The natural beauty of the lake is composed of two parts: pleasant weather and marvelous landscapes. The water of the lake is so limpid and clean as if a mirror that you can see some fishes swimming back and forth in it. Sometimes as the wind grows stronger, beautiful ripples will appear on the lake, very gentle just like Chinese fine silk Silk Road tour. Surrounding the clear water are some green rubber trees and bamboos, the surface of the lake is adored with 13 small islands and 5 peninsulas, which are very different from each others in shape: square, round and long. All of these make the lake an ideal place for rowing boats and fishing, you seem to enter an island country. Many flowers on the islands with the wild animals capering through them. What picturesque scenery!

fine silk. Surrounding the clear water are some green rubber trees and bamboos, the surface of the lake is adored with 13 small islands and 5 peninsulas, which are very different from each others in shape: square, round and long. All of these make the lake an ideal place for rowing boats and fishing, you seem to enter an island country. Many wild flowers on the islands with the hares capering through them. What picturesque scenery!

Entertainments are very rich in here. First, you can enjoy swimming, fishing and bathing all round the year. Second, there are a lot of yachts on the lake, 8 persons per yacht, only ¥80; you can see the panorama of Nanli Lake on the yacht. Third, among the trees and bamboos on the lakeside are luxury hotels, entertainments, arcades and golf course.

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17/03/2014

Get to know China's minority groups

The best place to experience China’s fascinating ethnic minority culture is the remote southwestern province of Guizhou China vacation deals. Cut off from the rest of the country by high mountain ranges, it has always been isolated from the influence of Beijing, and today minority people account for more than one in three inhabitants.

One of China’s poorest provinces, Guizhou is a little-known backwater that rewards exploration. Its hilly landscape is both tricky to cultivate and soaked with persistent rain, but this authentic slice of the Chinese countryside is populated by an intriguing ethnic patchwork of minorities including Dong, Miao, Bouyei, Sui, Hui and Zhuang, plus picturesquely named sub-groups such as the Small Flowery Miao and the Long-Horned Miao.
Festivals and costume in Guizhou

In Guizhou practically every Miao and Dong minority village celebrates a lusheng festival at some point between late October and April. Traditionally a courtship ritual, young girls don the spectacular Miao costume and dance to the lusheng pipes. Bullfights also feature.

During these spirited festivities, the people (mainly the women) are resplendent in traditional costume. Most striking of all are the remarkable silver headdresses worn by Miao girls at the lusheng festivals. There are several Miao subgroups, each of which has its own distinctive costume. The Small Flowery Miao specialise in extravagant bouffant hairdos, while the Long-Horned Miao tie their hair around wooden horns projecting from the sides of the head. The Dong wear splendid indigo-dyed garments. These forms of dress are not merely ornamental; they are an assertion of a cultural identity distinct from mainstream China best tours of China and the relentless consumerism that continually erodes the minorities’ way of life.

Miao and Dong New Year festivals take place after the autumn harvest, around the 10th lunar month (late Nov/early Dec). The Miao Sister’s Meal Festival, in villages northeast of Kaili, takes place in the middle of the 3rd lunar month and features the symbolic exchange of gifts between prospective partners. In Yunnan the Dai Water Festival (Buddhist New Year/Songkran) in mid-April, the Naxi Torch Festival in early July (Lijiang) and the Bai March Fair (Dali) are all worth seeking out.
Rural tranquility

The extraordinary architecture of the Dong is another highlight: their tranquil villages popular China tours, hidden away in a landscape of picturesque hills with rice terraces, are marked by striking wooden towers and and covered wooden bridges, know as wind-and-rain bridges.

All China’s minority populations are now guaranteed freedom to retain their language and customs by the Chinese constitution. That isn’t to say that they are on an equal footing with the Han, although this is perhaps less to do with discrimination than the fact that it is difficult for these tradition-bound communities to break the cycle of rural poverty.

China’s Han nationality constitutes around 92 percent of the population and dominates the heartland of the country. Yet, primarily in the west and southwest, there are no fewer than 55 separate ethnic minority groups with their own languages, cultures and costume.

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14/03/2014

Nanhu Lake and Cross- Bridge Rice Noodles

Having originated in Mengzi County of Southwest China's Yunnan Province China vacation deals, the Rice Noodles Crossing the Bridge dish boasts a history of more than 100 years. With continuous renovation by chefs specializing in Yunnan Cuisine , the dish has enjoyed growing fame both at home and abroad, and every visitor to Yunnan should definitely try the famous snack besides taking in the breathtaking natural scenery. There is a beautiful legend concerning the birth of the rice noodles. Legend has it that South Lake(Nanhu Lake) in Mengzi County once boasted extremely beautiful scenery, where a great many literary scholars would work hard to become an official. One of them was a Xiucai (person who passed the imperial examination at the county level in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties) surnamed Yang. Cross-Bridge Rice Noodles originated from Mengzi County, and has a history of more than 100 years. It is said that in Mengzi, there was a small island in a lake called Nanhu. A young man stayed there getting prepared for the national examination. Every day his wife had to pass a bridge when she brought him the meal. But the meal had turned cold by the time she got there. One day, the wife cooked a pot of chicken soup and happened to see that the layer of oil on the soup could keep the soup wanm. And when she put raw slices of fish and meat into it, they were done instantly, and were very delicious. From that time on, she took the soup, meat and rice noodles top China tours, crossed the bridge to bring the meal to her husband. Her husband could have a warm meal every day, hence the name "Across-the-Bridge Rice Noo-dles". It has been more than 80 years since the Bridge - Crossing Rice Noodles spread to Kunming Kunming tours. Nowadays, it is a favourable local food for both domestic and foreign guests due to its excellent material, elaborate preparation skills, unique serving method as well as its rich nutrition. Yang often went to read books at the pavilion located in the middle of the lake. Although his wife would always take him something to eat, Yang was always so deep into his studies that he often forgot to eat. By the time he would remember, the food had already become cold, and thus his health deteriorated. One day, much concerned about her husband, the wife killed a hen, and cooked it in a pottery pot. Then, she took the chicken and soup to her husband. After a while, she came back to clean up. However, what she saw was the food left untouched by her husband who was intently concentrating on his book. With a sigh, she decided to heat it for her husband to eat later, but to her surprise, the pot was still warm when she touched it. Uncovering the pot, she found a layer of chicken oil floating atop the soup, which, together with the pottery container, helped preserve the heat. From then on, she cooked in this way to keep the food warm, and her husband was always able to eat warm food. Later, many people cooked rice noodles in the wife's innovative way, and found it really delicious and fresh. Since Yang had to cross a bridge to reach the pavilion in the middle of the lake, the rice noodles cooked in this way was named "Guoqiao Mixian " (literally "Rice Noodles Crossing the Bridge"). The rice noodle dish contains three parts: the soup, any kind of sliced meat, and rice noodles and fresh vegetables. See more at chinatour.com like Hong Kong travel guide

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