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12/02/2014

Tomb Quest: Walk into the Luoyang Tomb Museum

There are many monuments in Luoyang last minute China travel deals, such as White Horse Temple and Longmen Grottoes. These are relics on the ground, but today, I will show you a scenic spot under the ground, that is the Luoyang Tomb Museum, which is located in the east of Zongtou Village, northern suburb of Luoyang City. Luoyang had been the capital of eight dynasties of ancient China, as well as the first slave state. Archaeologists found a lot of ancient sites and thousands of ancient tombs when did a research in Luoyang, unearthed hundreds of pieces of cultural relics, and Luoyang Tomb Museum was just build on the basis of these sites top China tours. There are two serials exhibition in Luoyang Tomb Museum: the typical ancient tombs and the Northern Wei imperial tombs.   Tourist Information: Tickets: free to visit, but you must have a valid identification. Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-16: 00 p.m. Transportation: take the No. 83 bus at the train station stop, and get off at the Luoyang Ancient Art Museum. tags:travel to China, China tourism

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11/02/2014

A Fishing Tour in Winter

Winter swimming, snow sightseeing, skiing, these are common winter activities for a winter China vacation deals. Or are you expecting a special tour this winter? Then how about a winter fishing tour at this season? That should be a unique tour to be expected.

Winter fishing at the cold and icy outside is actually a sacred thing to do. It not only requires courage, luckiness and perseverance, also it needs wisdom that you should know how and where for fishing. Winter fishing has become one of the traditions in many places in China, like Mongolian, Xinjiang and provinces in northeast China. They pay highly attention to the activity of winter fishing, as winter fishing not only affects their winter food storage, also winter fishing as been an important part of their cultures. Now here let’s figure out where to experience the spectacular of winter fishing in China.

Traditional winter fishing at Chagan Lake(查干湖)
Chagan Lake, located in Jilin Province top China tours, is one of the ten largest fresh water lakes in China. It covers an area of 420 square kilometers. It is the largest inland lakes and one of the famous fishery production bases in Jilin Province. Chagan Lake means “White lake” in Mongolian language. This lake abounds in fishes like big-head fish, carp, chub and many other types of fish.

Every year from the late of December to time before Spring Festival is the prime time for large scale winter fishing at Chagan Lake by Mongolian people. Winter fishing culture in Chagan Lake begins thousand years ago and has been handed down by local people. They consider winter fishing a way to communicate and gratitude with the nature.

When going out for winter fishing, Mongolian people will dress up with their beautiful traditional costumes to show respect for this activity. And before the activity, they would hold sacrifice ceremony to the lake. This mysterious ceremony is considered as the way to communicate with the lake. After the sacrifice, they start cutting holes in the icy lake and put fishing net into the lake. When fishing nets being dragged out, every people are excited at those dancing fishes. Those piles of frisky fishes suddenly drive away the coldness, and people are all amazed by the grand scene of thousands fishes.

Winter fishing at Jingpo Lake(镜泊湖)
Jingpo Lake at Mudanjiang City of Heilongjiang Province popular China tour package is another place where people can enjoy the fun of winter fishing. Jingpo Lake is the largest volcanic lava barrier lake in the world. Winter fishing in Jingpo Lake has been an important activity for the local Shaman people. They hold serious sacrifice ceremony to the Lake god before the winter fishing. After the ceremony, dancing traditional Manchu dances and drinking wine will be performed. And the sacred fishing start when fishing horn rang up.

At Jingpo Lake Scenic Area, there is winter fishing festival held every year. During the festival, tourists can watch the icy fishing performance, and can experience winter fishing by themselves. Also they will have the chance to taste the fresh fish from fishing nets.

Winter fishing at Ulungur Lake(乌伦古湖)
Ulungur Lake at Fuhai County of Xinjiang is the largest natural fishery production base in northern Xinjiang. Winter fishing at Ulungur is the traditional icy sport for local Kazak people. Though the icy layer at the lake is as thick as 50 centimeters which is difficult for winter fishing, local Kazak people still heep down the tradition and they think winter fishing is way to pursue for good fortune.

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10/02/2014

Explain the Zen Music Shaolin Grand Ceremony with pictures

Zen Music Shaolin Grand Ceremony is a virtual performance at the foot of Songshan Mountain China travel deals, Henan Dengfeng City. It is said that the performance has won a lot of honor. Music is the best way to express the conception of Zen because Zen does not pursue characters but mind, as well as sudden realization.

I went to see this play when travelling in Songshan Mountain, though it was rain heavily, and cold, but no matter in terms of music or lighting effect, it was really excellent, awesome! So I recorded it and share with you all… I know little about Zen Buddhism, so there may be seldom caption of the picture, just some brief of every chapter for you to enjoy and reference.

Music is the best way to express the conception of Zen because Zen does not pursue characters but mind, as well as sudden realization. The melody of Zen from the valley is combined with various kinds of sound from the nature, such as the sound of water, wind, forest and insect, and all these kinds of sound form a fabulous harmony of Zen. The performance is a visual and aural feast which includes music, light, dance, kungfu, and so on. What is more attractive is that the performance is held on the site which is the origin of Zen and kungfu, therefore, each artistic element owns its particular annotation of background and become unique. You can imagine yourselves sitting on prayer mats around the brook in the wind, watching the water, hearing the music of Zen and appreciating the performance, with your mind easy and relax. In the night, you can escape from the worries and business in the modern cities, even conduct mediation.

The first chapter: water music

Divided into two sections: 1. Mountains Zen Meditation; 2. Tread Water Songs

The performance China best tours was started from water, and we meditated with the monks: Bodhidharma's figure appeared, girls came out, music of lime, noise of mountains, and dialogue between the monks and secular… everything turn into cool Zen in the sound of stream, and flow into our hearts…

The second chapter: wood music

Wooden fish is a Buddhist instrument, but the composer turns it into music. Multi-part wooden fish playing the growth process of Shaolin monks: naughty boy, strong young, cultivating old... the legendary shepherdess was coming: herding sheep. The song breaks the meditation of wooden fish, bringing beauty to this pure land of Buddhist. So Zen has the interpretation of secular...
Look, the monks were hardly practicing wooden fish, rolling or turning in circles, but the wooden fish in the hands still was rhythmic beat.

The third chapter: wind music

Formed by the “Temple Bell” and “Mountain Wind”
Suddenly we came to realize that great beauty of the world, which is the display of martial arts, and also the picture of mountains and rivers Yangtze River tour.

Intermezzo “flower water", zither playing…

The fourth chapter: light music

Seasons, seasonal cycling in music; Cold Mountain, temple, tower shadow, moon, passing by...

The fifth chapter: stone music

Collect Songshan Mountain stone and made into wonderful musical instruments to play the harmony tones of heaven and earth. The chanting of Shaolin monks is solemn and soothing. This is a chant between Zen and nature, the chant of love to life, and the chant of the praise of all things!

Below, the appearance of the Shaolin hosted, and the scene is a grand luxury. I do not know whether the reality is also such like that?

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