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Lijiang Ancient Town

Lijiang Ancient Town

Lijiang Ancient Town

Located in the China’s southwestern yunnan province, the Lijiang ancient town also called the Dayan County in the middle of the Lijiang Bar with Xiangshan and Jinhongshan in its north, Lion Mountain in its west and dozens miles of fertile land in its northeast. It is famous historical and cultural city in China, and also one of the ancient towns in the world cultural heritage list.

Lijiang Ancient Town

Lijiang Ancient Town

Being an AAAAA level scenic spot, the Lijiang Ancient Town is the hinge of garrison culture and economic communication of the Han culture, Tibetan culture, Bai culture, Naxi since the ancient times and it is the the important town and military strategic position of the southern silk road and the “tea hourse ancient road”. Long-term concurrent blend, concurrent multiple culture and sedimentary deposits of its long history has formed unique national culture represented by naxi ethnic culture. Scenic spots and historical sites can be seen everywhere with various and colorful natural landscape and resplendent brilliant national culture. There also distributes a plenty of characteristics religious buildings around the Lijiang ancient town, including Mahayana and vajrayana Buddhism, Taoism and other religious, of which five temple and north YueMiao are the most famous.

Lijiang Ancient Town

Lijiang Ancient Town

Lijiang ancient town is a famous historical and cultural town with high integrated value and overall value, it embodies the local historical culture and national customs amorous feelings and reflects the essence of social progress at that time. Flowing urban space, drainage system full of vitality, architecture group with unified style, residential building with appropriate measure, cordial and pleasant space environment, national art content with unique style make it different from other famous historical and cultural cities in China. Lijiang ancient town is a significant minority traditional settlements and its existence provides valuable informationfor human urban history research and human national history research, it is precious cultural heritage and even the treasure of China and the world.

First Bend of the Yangtze River

First Bend of the Yangtze River

First Bend of the Yangtze River

Located in between the Shasongbi Village in the south of the Shangri-la county and Lijiang shek kwu Town, the First Bend of the Yangtze River is a famous attraction in Lijiang with an altitude of 1850 meters and 130 kilometers away from the Zhongdian county. It rushes from the “The roof of the world”—Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to Yunnan in Batang county and forms the grandeur of the landscape “three rivers flow” in high mountains and deep gullies on Hengduan Mountains together with the Lancang River and Nujiang River. When rushing into the Shasongbi Village in Shangri-La County, it suddenly comes to a 100 – degree turn to its northeast side to form a rare “V” glyph big bend—this is wondrous spectacle called “ First Bend of the Yangtze River”.

First Bend of the Yangtze River

First Bend of the Yangtze River

The zone of the First Bend of the Yangtze River reaching to the Shasongbi village, it features wide flow of water, green river water and green willows on both sides of the river. It is the best place to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the First Bend of the Yangtze River. Step into the hill on the Shasongbi Village, you can have a birds’ eyes view of the whole First Bend of the Yangtze River.

With the picturesque landscape, the First Bend of the Yangtze River is along the mountain and water, which enjoys the reputation of “Small Jiangnan”. And it is not only the important scenic area in Lijiang, but also the throat key place to enter into the Laojun mountain scenic area and three parallel rivers region. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Shek kwu, Giant Survey and Tacheng Prefecture there.

Travel information: 1) Ticket price: free; 2) Opening time: all day round; 3) Best time to visit: autumn and summer for the pleasant climate in autumn and beautiful flowers in summer; besides, winter also is a good choice for you for its enough sunshine day.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Located in the Yulong Naxi autonomous county, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the most south big snow mountain in the Northern Hemisphere. With its south to north 35 kilometers long, east to west 13 kilometers wide, covering an area of 960 kilometers, this alpine snow area scenery is located at 4000 meters above sea level and it is famous for its danger, oddness, beauty and elegance. As the change of season and weather, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain will be appearing at this moment and disappearing for the next moment to show you a mysterious scene.

Being an AAAAA level scenic spot in China, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a combination of all kinds of natural landscape of subtropical, temperate zone and Frigid Zone to form its unique landscape “sunshine spring white snow”. After the rain and snow days, the snow there will be much whiter, pine much more green to decorate the zoology, such as the green pines and white snow are playing hide-and-seek games.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is also the kingdom of the animal and plant with various ecotypes, and it is the most concentrated area of the alpine flora and fauna growing in the Hengduan Mountains, and it is called the natural alpine botanical garden and modern glacier museum. It is the ideal tourist attraction gathering tourism, mountaineering, exploration, research, holiday and outing.

Travel information: 1) Opening time: 9:30 a.m. -16:00 p.m. 2) Ticket price: 105 RMB/adult for the mountain entering fee and 80 RMB/adult for the ancient city maintenance; 3) Playing duration: 1 day; 4) Best time to visit: autumn and winter. With the annual average temperature of 11.3 ℃, the average temperature of the coldest month of 3.0 ℃, the average temperature of the hottest month of 17 ℃, the annual precipitation of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is about 1000-1200 mm and the rainfall there mainly concentrated from June to October 6 which accounts for 80% of total rainfall.

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Being one of the narrow canyons in the world, the Tiger Leaping Gorge is located on the Jinsha River between the Lijiang Naxi autonomous county and the Zhongdian County in the northwest of the Yunan province. Featuring 16 kilometers, the altitude of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Peak in the south bank of the Tiger Leaping Gorge is 5596 meters, and the altitude of the Zhongdian Snow Mountain in the north bank is of 5396 meters, with the middle width of the river is only 30 ~ 60 meters. The Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three parts: upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, middle Tiger Leaping Gorge and down Tiger Leaping Gorge. For the elevation of the upper entrance is of 1800 meters, down entrance is of 1630 meters and both sides of the mountain and river differs from 2500 ~ 3000 meters. The steep valley-side slope makes it grand sight.

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

The upper Tiger Leaping Gorge is the narrowest part which is only 9 kilometers away from the Tiger leaping gorge town beside the road; the middle Tiger Leaping Gorge feature big river face fall and it is only 5 kilometers away from the upper Tiger Leaping Gorge; and the down Tiger Leaping Gorge has a great and deep valley with the depth of 1 kilometer and it is near the entrance of the Tiger Leaping Gorge, where it is the best place to visit the majestic view of the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Travel information: 1) Ticket price: 50 RMB/ adult; 2) Opening time: 9:00 a.m. ~18:00 p.m. 3) Playing time duration: 2 days; 4) Best time to visit: spring time and summer time as they are suitable for hiking and the temperate then are moderate and you can see beautiful flowers here and there, besides, about 20 days after the Mid-autumn festival, the plateau there is covered with the autumn scenery; 5) Do remember to keep warm there as the day and night temperature difference is very big and ladies should prepare for sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses because of the dry climate and strong ultraviolet radiation.

Dongguan Giant Mosque

Dongguan Giant Mosque

Dongguan Giant Mosque

Dongguan Giant Mosque is a famous architecture in Xining which is located in the Xining Dongguan Street Road. Covering an area of 11,940 square mwters, the ontology of the hall in Dongguan Giant Mosque covers an area of 1,102 square meters, among which the north and south building are of 363 square meters for each. Dongguan Giant Mosque has been damaged for many times in history, and constantly been built, the existing building is rebuilt in 1913 with reconstruction and expansion in 1946 and rebuilt in 1979, it is one of the great mosques in northwestern China. Sitting in the west and facing in east, the construct of the mosque is grand, and it features the architectural features of the classic architecture and ethnic style in our country. Inside the hall everywhere and the whole great temple is of primitive simplicity and elegance, solemn, which is full of rich islamic characteristic. It is a provincial cultural relics protection units.

Dongguan Giant Mosque

Dongguan Giant Mosque

Having a history of more than 500 years, the Dongguan Giant Mosque can accommodate 3000 people for weeks in its middle hall with its area of nearly 1102 square meters, and the hall is decorated with Tibetan fractions of brassy gold vase. Dongguan Giant Mosque is not only a religious activity sites for Muslim masses, and alsohighest institution of higher learning for islamic classics study. Since Dongguan Giant Mosque was built, it has been the imortant place for a vast majority of muslims in Xining region for weekends and meetings. As the important attration for tour visiting, it has attracted numerous visitors to here for sightseeings.

Travel information: 1) Opening time:8:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m. in winter and 8:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m. in summer time; 2) Ticket price: 25 RMB/adult all the year round. 3) Best time to visit: May as there is a Qinghai Tulip Festival at that time at Xining.

Kunmbun Monastery

Kunmbun Monastery

Kunmbun Monastery

Loacted in Huangzhong County which is 25 kilometers south of the Xining city, the Kunmbun Monastery is our country’s famous lama temple, tsongkhapa birthplace of co-founder of shamanism in Lamaism , and also the activity center of northwest Buddhism. Features the grand scale, it has more than eight hundred halls in its prosperious time, and it is one of the famous six big lama temple in our country ( The remaining five temples are Tibet sera monastery, drepung monastery, tashilhunpo monastery, ganden monastery, and gansu LaBuLengSi), it enjoys a high reputation throughout the country and southeast Asia.

Kunmbun Monastery

Kunmbun Monastery

Having the history of more than 400 years, the Kunmbun Monastery was built according to the mountain and it is composed of daikin watt temple, jin temple, DaJingTang, large kitchen, nine rooms halls, big waves, ruyi pagoda temple, taiping tower, the bodhi tower and many palaces, oratories pagoda temples to make it an ancient building group featuring impressiveness and Tibetan art style.

Kunmbun Monastery

Kunmbun Monastery

Xining although is located in the northwest China, the climate is relatively stable, especially the summer climate is cool, which makes it a natural summer resort. Xning city belongs continental plateau semi-arid climate, and its highest elevation is 4394 meters, 2275 meters above sea level in the city center. And it features low air pressure, long sunshine day, strongsolar radiation, therefore, when traveling there, you should pay attention to prevent unscreen, and as the day and night temperature difference is big, so you should also pay attention to keep warm at night. Annual average temperature is 3.2 ℃, January average temperature is 8.9 ℃, and the average temperature of 17.2 ℃ in July.

Travel information: 1) Opening time: 8:00 a.m. -17:00 p.m. 2) Ticket price: 80 RMB/adult; 3) Best time to visit: Summer time. Xining has been called “the summer capital in China,” as climat in summer there is cool and pleasant, but other seasons are cold with big temperature gap between day and night. 4) Do remember that no photo taking in the Kunmbun Monastery.

Bird Island of Qinghai Lake

Bird Island

Bird Island

Bird Island is located in the northwest corner of the Qinghai Lake and it is divided into East Lake and West Lake. When you are walking along it, you can hear birds singing with various sounds from a further distance. Standing on the deck, you see all kinds of birds playing between the sky and the lake; some spread the wings to fly, sweeping one by one white mark across the sky; some chases each other, leaving silver ripples on the water surface; and some bathing on the shore lazily under the sun. How lovely and beautiful scene!

The main reason that Bird Island is the ideal home for birds breeding is that it has a unique geographical conditions and natural environment, which features flat topography, moderate climate and three sides around the water. Quiet environment, flourish water grass, various fish make it the natural place that the birds live and thrive. Those talent birds choose different landform and ecological environment here to build their homes according to their own habits and hobbies.

Bird Island

Bird Island

Beautiful Bird Island in Qinghai Lake is the birds’ paradise and the birds’ heaven, and also a marvel of the Qinghai Plateau. This beautiful and splendid Bird Island scenery and the peculiar waterfowl life have attracted many tourists to come here for sightseeing and caused many people longing and yearning for it. Management station for the Bird Island has been set up in the island, and it has been classified as natural reserve areas.

Travel information: 1) Ticket price: 115 RMB/adult in peak season from May to October and 75 RMB/adult in the slack season from November to April; 2) Best time to visit: May to July are the best time and November to February are the best time to view the whooper swans; 3) Ways to go there: take the buses at 7 a.m. with the price of 130 RMB/adult.

Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake, located in the northeast of Qinghai plateau and northwest of the Xining city, is the largest inland lake in China and also the largest salt water lake in China. Qinghai lake covers an area of 4456 square kilometers, the circumference around the lake is more than 360 kilometers, which is twice larger than that of the famous Tai Lake. The Qinghai Lake features long east and west and narrow north and south, which shows oval shape. Qinghai lake’s water on average is about 19 meters deep with the maximum depth of 28 meters, storage capacity of 105 billion cubic meters, 3260 meters above sea level, which is higher than two Mount Tai.

Natural landscape of the Lake qinghai lake scenic area include Qinghai Lake, bird island, sea heart mountain, sand island, three stone, silurian sword; Lakeside landscape water grassland area includes Riyue Mountain, Daotang River, small north lake, Buhua River, Yueya Lake, hot springs, Cuoda Lake, Xia Geer Mountain, Gold and Silver Grassland, etc. Qinghai lake has a number of Chinese highest honor and it is the national AAAAA level national natural scenic spot.

Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake

The Qinghai Lake is frozen in December every year with the ice period of 6 months and ice thickness of more than half a meter. There are five islands in the lake, among which the sea heart mountain is the largest..The bird island is located in the western part of lake with an area of 0.11 square kilometers, and it is the breeding interest-bearing place of more than 10 kinds of migratory birds including bar-headed goose,fish gulls and cormorants, reaching a number of more than 100,000.

Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake

Travel information: 1) Opening time: 24 hours; 2) Ticket price: 100 RMB/adult; 3) Playing duration suggestion: 2 days; 4) Best time to visit: July and August is the best time to go to Qinghai lake because you can view a field of rape flower there, and the annual cycling race is held at that time.

Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre

Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre

Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre

Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre is located in the China Nanjing Jiangdongmen street. It is the place for the Jiangdongmen massacre sites and the cemetery of the victims during the Nanking Massacre caused by the Japanese forces of aggression against China. To mourn the victims of the Nanjing Massacre, the Nanjing people’s government built the memorial in 1995 and expanded it in 1995. Covering an area of 30,000 square meters with the building area of 5000 square meters, the building adopts the gray marble to make it grand and solemn, which is a specific history gallery showing the “Nanjing Massacre” catastrophic tragedy in a comprehensive technique combining the historical data, cultural relic, architecture, sculpture, film and television. The left side of its gate is engraved the its hall name “The Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders” written by Dengxiaoping. The display there is divided into three parts:square display, osseous remains display and historical data display. And the square display is made up with three exterior display fields: mourn square, memorial square and graveyard square.

Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre

Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre

The remembrance of the past is the teacher of the future and history is any guide to create the future. Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre now is an importance place to pray for international peace and international historical cultural exchange, at the same time it also is “the national patriotism education base” of primary and secondary schools, the national youth education base and the .national patriotism education demonstration base.

Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre

Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre

Travel tips: 1) Opening time: 8:30 a.m. -16:30 p.m. and close on Monday. 2) Ticket price: free. 3) Best time to visit: all the year round. 4) Playing time suggestion: 1-2 hours. 5) Ways to go there: take the No.37 city public bus to the Jiangdong memorial hall door station or take the No.78 city public bus to Yushu village station.

Linggu Temple

Linggu Temple

Linggu Temple

Linggu Temple, located in 1.5 kilometers east of the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing city, is also called Jiang Shan Temple and it is now in Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum.

Linggu Temple once was one of the Jinling 48 scenes featuring winding path leading to a secluded spot, and pine forest. In its east area, there is the plum blossom dock with green plum which is blossom in the early spring whose flowers are numerous as snow and also flowery. However, all of beautiful scenery have been destroyed by the warfare in Qing Dynasty and what have been maintained is only the stele titled “Ling Gu Shen Song” by the Qianlong in Qing Dynasty. Linggu Temple nowadays, most of them are rebuilt in the Tongzhi Emperor period, though the scale is not so large than the before one, it is also one of the famous attractions in Nanjing with wonderful scenery and it has been renamed as the “Linggu Park” since the foundation of the country.

Linggu Temple

Linggu Temple

Covering an area of 500 hectares, the Linggu Temple is mainly composed of Red Mountain Gate, soldier’s arches, Wuliang Palace, Songfeng Pavilion, Linggu Tower, Baogong Tower, Pipa Street and other buildings.

Walking along the Linggu Temple, you can see the red walls, yellow tiles, green pines, luxuriant forests, and you can also sense birds singing and the sweet smell of the flowers in the quiet environment as it is the wonderful scenery of the Linggu Temple in deep autumn. Temple courtyard now sets into a total of three layers, among which the west is the Mahavira Hall with the Buddha statue in the middle of hall and the Goddess of Mercy and ksitigahba Buddhisattva in its both left side and right side and also 18 Lohans arranged on both sides of the hall; east once was Guanjian Hall but has changed into the memorial hall of the Xuan Zang mage. Go for a visit there to discover more interesting and wonderful scenery.

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