Friday, May 31, 2013

Yuyuan Gardens - Shanghai

Yuyuan is the most famous garden in Shanghai. It is located in the heart of Shanghai's Old City. It's called garden "Yuyuan" as "yu" means "peace and health" - a place of peace and comfort in the heart of busy Shanghai. 
This classic Chinese garden dates back to the Ming Dynasty. It was first built as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan to please his parents in their old age.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Bund - Shanghai

The Bund is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. The most famous and attractive sight is at the west side of the Bund - the 26 buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. 
The 1,859 yards long flood-control wall, known as 'the lovers' wall', is located on the side of Huangpu River from Huangpu Park to Xinkai River, and was once the most romantic corner in Shanghai in the last century. 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Reed Flute Cave - Guilin's Majestic Fairyland

Reed Flute Cave got its name in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) for the numerous reeds growing outside of the cave. Local children liked to carve the reeds into flutes. Even today, children can be seen around the cave's entrance offering to sell the reed flutes they made. What makes Reed Flute Cave so spectacular are the stalactites, stalagmites and columns that can be found inside the cave. The formations were created over thousands of years by dripping water.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Elephant Trunk Hill - Symbol of Guilin

Rising over 180 feet above the water, Elephant Trunk Hill is a spectacular limestone karst hill with a naturally-shaped cave at the bottom.  The hill that stands majestically on the western bank of the Li River, looks like a huge elephant dipping its trunk into the Li river to quench its thirst.  It is extraordinarily beautiful at dusk.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Li River at Dawn

The Li River, one of China's most famous scenic areas, was listed as one of the world's top ten watery wonders by the America National Geographic Magazine.

The Li River boasts the largest and most beautiful scenic area in China and attracts thousands of visitors each year. The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like a masterpiece. The landscape is decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and is lined with bamboo. A poem says: "The river is a green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hair-pins".

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Ancient City Wall of Xian

The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xi'an is its ancient City Wall. It is the most complete ancient city wall in China and one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world as well. 

Xi'an was originally a walled city, and even today the massive wall divides the city into the inner part and the outer part. 

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spectacular Tang Dynasty Show in Xian

Xian used to be the capital of the Tang Dynasty when China was at its peak time. The glorious life at the time was admired and explored by many westerners, especially the royal or emperor’s life in palace. 

Tang Dynasty Show is a representative re-exhibition of the lifestyle of the emperor and his family in palaces. It is a magnificent show of dancing and singing that thoroughly 
expresses the power and glory of Tang Dynasty.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Xian's Terracotta Warriors and Horses

The Terracotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archeological find of all times. It has put Xian on the map for visitors from around the world.  In 1987, it was listed by UNESCO as one of the world cultural heritage sites.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tiananmen Square

Most people visit Tiananmen Square on their way to the Forbidden City.  
Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world. The square can hold over one million people. 

Check out Tiananmen Square at night!

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Monday, May 20, 2013

116 Couples Tie the Knot in Hangzhou - May 19, 2013

Group Wedding at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou in celebration of the university's 116th anniversary.
All are graduates of the university.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Temple of Heaven - UNESCO World Heritage Site

It is China's largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. First built in 1420, the 18th year of the reign of Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), it was enlarged and rebuilt during the reigns of the Ming emperor Jiajing and the Qing emperor Qianlong. 

The Temple of Heaven -  UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 
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The Forbidden City

Now officially renamed as the 'Palace Museum' ('GuGong' in Chinese, meaning simply 'old palace').  The Forbidden City is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world, and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Great Wall cable car rides at Badaling and Mutianyu

Check out another exciting way to see the Great Wall.
Badaling Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall

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Harley Davidson in China

Enjoy the photos celebrating Harley Davidson's 110th anniversary at China's 5th National Rally  --  click on the link that follows....

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival - Visit China this June

Come to China and explore the traditional folk customs of this interesting festival. This year, the Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 12th. This colorful holiday in China starts from June 10th - 12th. 

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Desert City on the Silk Road Saved

 Yueyaquan Crescent Lake in Dunhuang - Silk Road

This ancient oasis city was in danger of disappearing.  Luckily the government stepped in to save the day!  

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Dunhuang is included in our historic Silk Road Discovery.  We have scheduled tour departures in June, July, August, September and October.  

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Yuanjiajie Scenic Area

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan - Yuanjiajie is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys. Unique in their shapes and covered with pine trees, these rocks resemble a vivid Chinese painting. The area is reachable from the Tianzishan Scenic Area (Emperor Mountain) by bus in 40 minutes. Added to this scene is an array of amazing lesser peaks and grotesque rocks, each standing in the valley and possesses its own peculiar shape.
There are only two ways that lead to the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area: One is from the Golden Whip Stream via Luanchuanpo to the Back Garden; the other is the Bailong Elevator. By this super elevator, tourists can ascend to the top of a peak to get a commanding view of its famous scene - Shenbingjuhui (lit. God's Force Rally), the scene is also nicknamed the Fields and Gardens of the Heaven for its beautiful trees, ethnic houses and paddy fields on the high mountains.
The foremost attractions in this area include: Back Garden, breathtaking Mihun Stage and the First Bridge under the Sun. Yuanjiajie lies between Huangshi Village (yellow stone stronghold) and Tianzi Mountain (Emperor Mountain). From Zhangjiajie National Forest Park there are approaches to the Yuanjiajie.
The northern part of Yuanjiajie Scenic Area is the essential tourist route. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day Is Just Around the Corner

Take your mom to exotic China!
Our Mother's Day Specials expire on May 15, 2013 

Tibet Discovery - TT082113
  China Culture Discovery - TC091713
  Shangri-La Discovery - TK100613

Tibetan Prayer Wheels
Traditional Chinese Courtyard in Pingyao
Zhuang Minority Girl in Longsheng

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Close to nature.....visit "Shi Du"

Shi Du – the Ten Crossings are located about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing, on the upper reaches of the Juma River. To get from Zhangfang Village to Shi Du, it is necessary to cross the Juma River 10 times, which is how the spot got its name.
The scenic spot is filled with sparkling streams, marshy swampland and gushing springs.  Adventure seekers can try horseback riding or bungee jumping.  The earliest bungee jumping facilities in Beijing were built here, with one platform at 48 meters and another at 55 meters.
In Shi Du Scenic Spot, you can never miss the opportunity to climb mountains, play in the waters and ride horses.
Shi Du has the highest peak, Donghugang, the best water in Xihugan and the longest chain bridge in Gushanzai.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Update on the bird flu virus from the China National Tourist Office - Los Angeles

07 May, 2013

H7N9 Bird Flu Virus - 
- As a result of the transparent dissemination of information by the Chinese government, you may be aware from news sources that certain parts of eastern China have been affected by the H7N9 bird flu virus. While investigation is ongoing and significant progress has been achieved in determining the cause of the outbreak, the Chinese government continues to work very closely with the World Health Organization in stopping the spread of the virus. The government's prompt and proactive implementation of health safety measures have yielded positive results. In fact, the director of the influenza division at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described the dramatic slowdown in the number of new cases in Shanghai as "very encouraging."

The World Health Organization has not issued an advisory limiting travel to and from China. It is watching the situation closely and "does not recommend any travel restrictions." Equally, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) "does not recommend that people delay or cancel trips to China."  

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mother's Day is 9 Days Away !

Take your mother on a breathtaking, picturesque adventure 
through  China's Yunnan Province.

Surprise her with our Shangri-La Discovery Tour - TK100613 
and you'll receive a savings of $200 per person 
if you reserve this tour by May 15, 2013.

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Giant Panda Research Center Chengdu
Li River - Guilin

Huating Temple - Kunming

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

5-Star Century Legend Inaugural Voyage on May 18th, 2013

Cruise down the mighty Yangtze River on the 5-star Century Legend Cruiser

Enjoy a $150 per person savings if you reserve our 
Yangtze Downstream Discovery - Tour Code:  TYD092113 by May 31, 2013

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