Travel Guide - The Alu Ancient Cave

The Alu Ancient Cave is located within the precincts of Luxi County in Southeast Yunnan China tour deals, 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) from the county seat, and 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the famous Stone Forest and 200 kilometers (124.3 miles) from Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province.

The Ancient A'lu Cave, reputed as "the most wonderful cave in Yunnan", is located in the southeast part of the province and is a group of Karst limestone caves in large scale. In the Song and Yuan Dynasty, one of thirty-seven old wild tribes called " Alu" once lived in the caves, hence the name "the Ancient A'lu Cave", in which is full of various kinds of unique, natural, wonderful scenes. The cave has many specific and strange characteristics, like spring running out of cave, deep river flowing in the cave, long tunnel zigzagging along the cave, sky seeing through the cave. It is a spectacular lime form cave with 3000-metre-long passage accessible to the tourist, including Alu Origin Cave, Jade Pillar Cave, Green Jade Cave and Jade Stalagmite River as well.

Melted with the traditions and customs of Yi nationality, the stalactite in fantastic shapes and colors makes the tourists feel like entering a fairyland. Of these marvelous spectacles, the best are "Roaring Lion", "Lotus Flower Hanging up Side Down", "Flying Dragon Teasing Water Fall", " An Ancient Turtle Looking at Moon", " Crocodile in the air", "Rhinoceros Getting out of See". "Natural Fresco". "King Wei Reviewing His Troops". "Jade Pillar supports Heaven". "Nine Dragons Jumping out of Water". "A-xi Dance in the Moon", etc. These vivid and beautiful sights in the huge cave show the great interest of lively nature and bring tourists imagination to the fullest play China best tours. In the 800-metre-long jade Stalagmite River, the transparent fish and the strange " stalagmite in the water" add the mysterious color to the ancient cave. And the traditional dance performance of Yi gives you a lot of enjoyment while visiting the cave.

Now the Ancient A'lu Cave is opening her warm arms to welcome the guests from all over the world

The Alu Ancient Cave is actually a large complex of grotesque limestone cave groups, which once served as the settlement for one of the wild tribes. It has been reputed as the number one wonderful cave in Yunnan Province, one of the most magnificent and exquisite natural wonders and the palace of underground stone forest garden. It is composed of nine peaks and eighteen caverns. These caves have many specific and strange characteristics, like spring running out of cave, deep river flowing in the cave, long tunnel zigzagging along the cave, sky seeing through the cave. The Alu Ancient Cave is the main cave of the whole scenery, which consists of Dongyuan Cave, Yuzhu Cave, Biyu Cave and Yuzhu Cave China guide.

With an area of 1.5 square kilometers (0.6 square miles), the Alu Ancient Cave Scenic Spot has opened a three-kilometer (1.7-mile) tour route to the public with three land caves and a water cave, covering Luyuan cave, Jade Pillar Cave and an underground 800-meter-long (2,625 ft) Karst River, Yushun River. In the caves are various stone formations resembling bamboo shoots, flowers, curtains and windows. Remarkably true to life, some stand in solitary loftiness, others in clusters. In Yusun (jade bamboo shoot) River, fish glide among the clearances of surrounding stones.

The Alu Ancient Cave was shaped and developed several hundred million years ago. When the old sea in now Yunnan and Guizhou provinces rose and became the land, the massive calcareous material in the sea turned gradually into limestone. Hundreds of thousands of years witnessed the development of caves of different sizes and the formation of today’s marvelous sight.

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Learn something about the Garden of Market in Qingming Festival

The garden was constructed according to the famous scroll painting by Zhang Zeduan, a famous painter in the Northern Song Dynasty—the painting of Market Day During the QingMing Festival is regarded as one of the treasures of the ancient Chinese Arts. This large-scale recreational garden covers an area of 33 hectares, including 8 hectares of lakes with 50 ancient boats and ships and over 400 rooms decorated in the Song Dynasty style, which is the largest collection of Song buildings in the central plain.

The huge painting-- The Market Day During the QingMing Festival, vividly portrays the prosperous scene of the capital of the Northern Song Dynasty, the present Kaifeng China vacation deals. There are numerous buildings like the city gate, the Rainbow Bridge, streets, markets and shops, docks and wharfs. The painting is now kept in the Forbidden City Museum of Beijing.

In the garden, you can boat in the Bian River, stroll along the stone paths, pass through the winding bridges and streets, climb the city walls and enjoy the folk acrobatics, such as shadow play and cock-fighting… all of this will make you feel like you are lost in a dream and striding through time back to the Song Dynasty, more than one thousand years ago.

There are ma ny sites to see in the garden including, the winding Bian River which reflects the scenes of the banks on which stand numerous ancient buildings. Outside the city, you can overlook water flowing under bridges; inside, you can see pavilions and buildings in the misty rain as well as farmers’ houses, wine shops, teahouses and pawnshops. The streets are crowded with peddlers and performing acrobatics or people having a leisurely drink in the prosperous capital city top China tours.

As a living historical culture park, it embodies the features of past time and leads one to appreciation, knowledge, participation and amusement.

As a historical and cultural tour spot, there are science and technology museums, celebrities, Jewish culture and the Memorial Hall for Zhang Zeduan. You can watch many local operas adapted from historical stories from the Song Dynasty, as well as the great evening performance, Dongjing’s Dream, which enables you to appreciate the beauty of the art and culture of the Song Dynasty that is presented in its dancing, music and fashion.

As a scenic spot for folk-custom tours, Chinese authorities have done a lot to preserve folk handcrafts and folk customs. You can see the process of making handicrafts, such as Bian embroidery, paintings for new years, enamel wares, tea ceremony, spinning and weaving, figures made from flour and sugar and folk-custom performances, such as acrobatics, folk arts and performances of birds, fighting cocks and dogs.

As a scenic spot for leisure tours, you can buy various souvenirs of Song style and traditional local snacks in the garden. You can tour along the 3,800 meter Bian River to enjoy the scenery in the garden with boatmen and trackers dressed in Song style clothing. And the three-star houses of Song style are ideal places for you to have a rest and to experience the Song culture further China tour guide.

As a scenic spot for amusement tours, it is unique in that tourists are fully allowed to interact with and participate in the living history park, thus ensuring their enjoyment while visiting the garden. Here, you are not only a visitor, but an actor. For example, you can act as Mr. Right in the competition for marrying Mr. Wang’s beautiful daughter and have the opportunity to enjoy the traditional wedding festivities. And you can be the No.1 Scholar in the imperial examination to bring honor to your ancestors. There is a large amusement hall built in the Song style, where many amusement activities are held, including swings, balance beams and many other amusements.

As an ecological scenic spot, this garden was built and forested according to the Market Day During the QingMing Festival. The whole garden combines natural beauty with historical flavor, thus forming a favorable place to have a true rest and evoke your full energy both physically and spiritually.

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Travel Guide - Four Gate Pagoda

The Four Gates Pagoda is a Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) stone Chinese pagoda located in central Shandong Province China vacation deals, China. It is thought to be the oldest remaining pavilion-style stone pagoda in China. The oldest extant brick-built pagoda in China is the 40-metre-tall (130 ft) Songyue Pagoda of 523 AD.

The Four Gates Pagoda is located at the foot of Qinglong Mountain, near Liubu Village, in Licheng District, under the administration of Jinan City, about 33 kilometers southeast of the city of Jinan proper. The pagoda top 10 China tours is located to the east of the site of the Shentong Temple, which was one of the most important temples in northern China at the time the pagoda was built but is now in ruins.

According to an inscription on a stone tablet which was discovered inside the pagodas ceiling in 1972, the pagoda was "built in the seventh year of the Daye period of the Sui Dynasty". This corresponds to the year 611 AD, near the end of the dynasty. During the Sui Dynasty travel China guide, stone and brick were introduced as material for building pagodas. The Four-Gates Pagoda was built from blocks quarried from a hard local rock. All extant older stone pagodas are sculptured pagodas or columns in the shape of a pagoda. The simple design of the Four Gates Pagoda is typical for one-storey, pavilion-style pagodas: It has a square cross-section delineated by plane side walls. All elements of the structure are symmetrical with four identical sides each facing one of the four cardinal directions. In the center of each wall is a door with straight sides and round arch on top (hence the name). The roof of the pagoda is pyramid shaped. It consists of 23 tiers of overlapping stone slabs and is supported by 5 tiers of stone eaves. The tip of the roof is occupied by a stone steeple. The overall shape of the steeple resembles a box-shaped pagoda which is carved with Buddhist scriptures and sits on its own Sumeru pedestal with stone corner decorations in the shape of banana leaves. The spire of the steeple is made up of 5 stone discs. The total height of the pagoda is 10.4 meters; each side is 7.4 meters long.

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Travel Experience to Zhaojun Tomb

Zhaojun Tomb is situated nine kilometers (approx. 6 miles) away from Hohhot China vacation deals, on the plain extending from the northern bank of the Dahei River. Also called 'green tomb' after the green grass that grows on it, the tomb is listed among the eight most popular scenic spots in Hohhot. The tomb is a large man-made earthen mound, which is 33 meters (approx. 108 feet) high. It was built to commemorate a great woman named Wang Zhaojun, who was one of the four most beautiful ladies in ancient China, and who sacrificed herself for the unity of China by marrying Khan.

In front of the tomb, bronze statues of Wang Zhaojun and her husband (Khan), depict a vivid picture of them riding horses and talking to each other intimately. The statues are the symbol of the friendly relations between the Han nationality and the Hun nationality top China tours, which was greatly promoted by Wang Zhaojun.

Behind the statues, there are several steles displaying the praises bestowed upon Wang Zhaojun. Among them, the stele marked with the poems of Dong Biwu (a modern revolutionary and a politician) is the most notable one.

Behind the steles, stone stairs and a stone platform are connected with the Zhaojun Tomb. Upon the stone platform you can find a pavilion. The pavilion offers tourists a good position from which to overlook the scenery surrounding the tomb and the far away Mt. Yinshan.

Recently, the tomb area has been developed to include cultural facilities such as a Reception Room, Exhibition Room and Painting and Calligraphy Room. The tomb has now become one of the key cultural relics under the jurisdiction of Hohhot.

The tomb is famous for its spectacular scenery China travel guide. The summer months are mild, and the wild flowers and grasses grow in abundance, creating a beautiful natural picture together with the towering green trees. When autumn comes in September, unlike grasses which shriveled and yellow at this time of the year, the grass growing on the tomb is still green and vigorous.

You can get there either by taking the regular bus or by taxi from Hohhot.

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The Biggest Yardang Landform Group in the world

Famous for its world-acclaimed art treasury -- the Mogao Grottoe Silk Road travels, the weathered frontier fortress, Yumen Pass , and the marvelous desert spectacle, Whistling Sand Mountain and Cresent Moon Spring -- Dunhuang is also endowed with the miraculous and magnificent Yadan landscapes.

"Yadan," which refers to a precipitous hillock in the Uygur language, is a kind of wind-eroded landform. Yadan landforms rise above the flat Gobi Desert, covering a vast area. Due to its eccentric landforms, the hard-to-spot roads, low-lying terrain, strong magnetism and howling sounds made by the wind, the area is also called "Ghost City" by local people.

Yadan landforms, or Dunhuang Ghost City, is 85 km from the West Yumen Pass, extending 25 km from east to west and 1-2 km from north to south. Yadan extends far beyond what is written in textbooks and is a rarity around the world in terms of the scale and configuration.

In geological terms, a "ghost city" is referred to as wind-eroded landforms or Yadan landforms. Triassic, Jurassic and cretaceous sedimentary rocks are washed by rainwater and eroded by wind, and, as time goes by, such dazzling landforms are created. The formation process of the Yadan landforms took 300,000-700,000 years and ranks first in the world in terms of history and content

The buildings located in Ghost City affordable China tours are varied, ranging from 4-5 meters, to more than 20 meters in height, and from dozens of meters to hundreds of meters in length and width, to look like a mediaeval castle. The styles of the buildings inside are elegant and unconventional. There are city walls, streets, multi-storied buildings, squares and sculptures in the castle, all arranged in a picturesque disorder.

On the outskirts of the town, the buildings are sparsely distributed. Inside, however, one can see sand hills scattered randomly in different shapes, some resembling ivory towers, while others look like hay stacks.

Ghost City is divided into southern and northern districts, with every scenic spot within looking magnificent. Many world-famous buildings have their roots in this town, such as the Temple of Heaven in Beijing top China tours, China, the Potala Palace in Tibet, the Arab Mosque and the pyramids in Egypt. Being in Ghost City is like visiting a magnificent museum of architecture.

This unique site has drawn attention from the film industry: Many famous films such as Hero and Legend of the Touch were shot here.

The Dunhuang Yardang National Geologic Park,(Ghost City" ) situated 180km in the northwest away from Dunhuang City, is the largest one of that kind of Yardang Landform found so far. With the largest scale, it is the most mature in geologic configuration and having the highest value for enjoying, this scenic zone is divided into two parts-the northern and the southern, extending for 25km's long and 18km's wide. It features the unique and wonderful scenes and landscapes of gobi-desert. The most maganificent view is that you can find the“miniature”for many world-famous architectures such as the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the Potala Palace in Tibet, the Arabian mosque, the pyramid and Sphinx in Egypt, the relics of ancient Roman, the beacon towers and so on. It seems as an architectural art museum of the world and delivers many attractions and enjoyments to you. After the shooting of the movie named“Hero ”here, the spactacular views in this“Town of Demons”have attracted thousands of visitors,and now it has been an another hot scenic spot in Dunhuang.

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Xinjiang Dairy - Urumqi

On a sunny afternoon on Monday, July 7, about a dozen of my colleagues from China Radio International and I arrived in Urumqi, the capital of the Silk Road tours Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Our mission for this trip was to learn about the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, Bingtuan in Chinese.

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps is a unique economic and semi-military governmental organization in Xinjiang. Its goals are to promote economic development, ensure social stability and ethnic harmony while consolidating border defense. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of Bingtuan and this one of a kind organization is celebrating the economic, social, diplomatic and other progress that it has made since its establishment.

Although from a bird's eye view, Xinjiang looks like a vast desert that has long been abandoned by men, the region's economy is currently booming with numerous natural resources and agricultural productions. Driving through the streets of Urumqi, you can see apartment buildings and shopping malls being built in every corner.

Urumqi is not only becoming an economic hub but it is also a cultural center as well. You can see people from various different ethnic groups in the city and to my surprise, they all get along with each other.

Even though the capital of Xinjiang is not yet a big economic hub like Beijing or Shanghai affordable China travel packages, Urumqi does have its own charms. There's a sense of relaxation around here. The pace is slower. People aren't running to and fro trying to catching a bus or subway. Instead, they stroll casually down the street and take the time to talk to their friends or neighbors.

From what I have seen so far, I got a feeling that Urumqi is a very tolerant city, especially towards local ethnic minorities. Xinjiang has a large Uyghur population who has their own language. Every sign and every street name is translated into the Uyghur language. From this, I can see the importance of the Uyghur group in this region and the efforts that the local authorities have taken to respect these people.

Once a major hub on the historic Silk Road during China's Tang dynasty and a leading cultural and commercial center in the Qing dynasty, Xinjiang is on its way to regaining its position as a economic center in the region. Officials say that members of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps have gone through numerous hardships including combating the harsh climate and irrigating the land to make this area, which was once a desert, into a habitable place top China tours.

According to Bingtuan officials, the organization has built cities in Xinjiang and established and developed industries such as agriculture, coal mining, oil and natural gas. Recently, it has brought in high-tech irrigation systems that not only are more efficient but also saves water. In the next few days, we will be taking a comprehensive look at the works that the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps is doing in the region and the economic progress they have made.

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Xihai(West Sea) Grand Canyon Hiking Travel Experience

The Xihai Grand Canyon, also commonly referred to as the Magic Scenic Area, is one of the most beautiful sites on Huangshan Mountain China vacation deals. Recently hiking trips through this canyon has becoming extremely popular. The hiking route for hiking through the Xihai Grand Canyon follows a "V" shaped route. The two entrances of this tour, the Walking Fairyland Bridge in the south and the Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion in the north, have an elevation of 1320 and 1430 meters above sea level respectively, while the elevation of the canyon's lowest point, the Tianhai, north of Walking Fairyland Bridge, is just 600 meters above sea level. Beginning at either of the two entrances, a hike through the Xihai Grand Canyon is 9.6 kilometers long and takes approximately four hours. Starting at the entrance, hikers travel downhill deeper into the canyon. Once reaching the Tianhai (Haixin Pavilion), the lowest point of the hike, visitors will then begin to ascend until reaching the exit. Hiking the Xihai Grand Canyon is a bit of an adventure, so visitors are suggested to pace themselves and walk at a comfortable pace.

Surrounded by the hills in the Xihai Area, the Xihai Grand Canyon is the best place to view the bizarre rock formations of Huangshan Mountain. A hiking tour into this canyon follows stone steps, mountain roads, tunnels, and bridges. As the most beautiful and deepest part of Huangshan Scenic Spot, the Xihai Grand Canyon top 10 China tours has never failed to inspire visitors.

When hiking through the Xihai Grand Canyon, the scenery constantly changes as visitors go deeper into the canyon. Hiking down the stone steps that cling to the precipices, visitors are surrounded by breath-taking surroundings that make photo taking elementary. It is almost impossible to take a bad photo in this area. The Xihai Grand Canyon is known for its ancient pines and bizarre rock formations. The ancient pines are growing from crevices of rock, and because of this, they are unable to grow straight and tall as they would if they were growing in flat soil. This combined with wind and weather, have twisted these pines into living sculptures. The rock formations in the Xihai Grand Canyon have also taken on bizarre forms. Due to millions of years of wind and rain, the rocks have been worn into shapes resembling ancient sages and mythological creatures. Surrounded by this gallery of nature's art, visitors cannot help but be spellbound. For visitors wanting to get the best experience on their tour it is recommended that they stay overnight at a hotel on Huangshan Mountain and get up as early as 4:30 to catch the amazing sunrise from the mountain before beginning their hike.

It is recommended that visitors hiking into the Xihai Grand Canyon travel China tour guide according to their physical ability. This area can be dangerous, especially to the elderly and young children. There is no mode of transport in or out of the canyon other than your own two feet, so this must be kept in mind before a hike is planned. It is highly recommended that visitors only take what is absolutely necessary when hiking into the Xihai Grand Canyon. Porters are available, but they cost money to have them come along. In many parts of the canyon there is no cell-phone signal, and getting aid to hikers is difficult, so it is important that hikers are prepared for any situation before heading out.

Although taking a hiking tour through the Xihai Grand Canyon is a workout, it is defiantly worth it. The views are amazing and because this area is so inaccessible, the area is fairly untouched. Most visitors hiking through the canyon will not see another human until they exit it at the other end. It is a great way to get in touch with nature, and experience some of the most beautiful scenery on earth.

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Longquan Kilns and Site of Celadon Kiln at Longquan

Celadon is a type of pottery having a pale green glaze, originally produced in Longquan city China travel deals, Zhejiang province, China. The first making of Celadon in Longquan begins in the Jin Dynasty (265-376 B.C.). The Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 B.C), the most important dynasty in Chinese porcelain history, also brought prosperity in celadon production and appreciation. By theSouthern Song and Yuan Dynasty (1127-1368 B.C), Longquan Celadon entered a most prosperous period during which the skill of making celadon had reached a new height and gradually formed a comprehensive celadon kiln system centering on Longquan town

The porcelain of Longquan ware represented a great school of southern celadon that arose in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). It was manufactured in fairly vast areas in the southwestern part of East China's Zhejiang Province. The sites of former celadon kilns and workshops are found throughout the counties of Lishui, Suichang, Yuehe, Qingtian, and Longquan on the upper Oujiang River, with Longquan as the production center. There were also many kiln sites in Pucheng along the Songxi River in the northern part of East China's Fujian Province.

Since Longquan County was under the administration of Chuzhou top 10 China tour packages, some records referred to Longquan kilns as Chuzhou kilns, and Longquan celadon as Chu ware. The region was rich in materials for porcelain manufacture: good-quality porcelain clay; purplish gold earth containing metal ore for preparing glaze ingredients; inexhaustible pine firewood; and plenty of water from the many rivers.

Despite mountainous barriers, the Oujiang River was navigable throughout the year, crossing Lishui and Qingtian to Wenzhou and Yongjia to reach the sea. Longquan celadon made rapid progress in the Song Dynasty due to its close contacts with commercial cities and towns as well as with foreign trade. It had a good market in different parts of China and dozens of other countries and regions.

Archaeological workers investigating Longquan China tour guide celadon producing areas discovered the sites of 300-plus porcelain kilns and workshops. The center of ancient Longquan porcelain was around Dayao in Liutian Town, where the workers made scientific excavations at selected spots. During the Song Dynasty, the "dragon" kilns, 50 to 80 meters long, yielded close to 10,000 bowls and other vessels at one firing.

Liutian Town reportedly had 72 kilns in full-time operation, indicating a flourishing porcelain trade. Unearthed were simple and crude rectangular workshops, large and small brick-covered grounds for washing raw materials, and many hard stone pestles (club-shaped instrument) and iron implements for pounding china stone, as well as rectangular earthen ovens. In addition, the remains of potters' huts were found in the living quarters.

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Have a good time in Ocean Park

If you are in Hong Kong Hong Kong tour packages and looking for a place to spend time with the kids and family, you don't have to look any further, Ocean Park in Hong Kong is just the answer to your wishes. The Ocean Park in Hong Kong is a place that combines fun with education. It not only serves as a pacifier for your kids, but also promises to keep them engaged; and as far as the rest of the family is concerned, they are sure to be well entertained too.

The Ocean Park of Hong Kong is a theme park located in the Hong Kong Island of the Hong Kong territory in the southern end. The entire park covers an area of about 870,000 Sq Meters and falls in a mountainous region. The Ocean Park in Hong Kong opened its doors to the public in the year 1977, on the 10 th of January.

The larger part of the Ocean Park of Hong Kong sprawls over the Nanlang Mountain affordable China tours, while the rest is spread across the Huang Zhu Keng Valley. Being one of the largest ocean parks in the world, the Ocean Park in Hong Kong has two entrances linked to each other by a cable car. The two entrances are the main Entrance and the Tai Shue Wan Entrance. This oceanarium also boasts of housing the largest a€?marine theatre' in the world.

The Ocean Park in Hong Kong, however, is not just about marine life exhibits. There are also plenty of amusements and attractions in the form of a Giant Panda Exhibit, a Butterfly House, a Bird House, a Flamingo Pond, amusement rides like the adrenalin rushing a€?Abyss Turbo Dropa€? and many more non-fishy things. The other rides in the park are Dragon Roller Coaster, Mine Train, Flying Swing and The Eagle. The marine attractions include the Goldfish Pagoda, the Shark Aquarium, the Ocean Theatre, the Pacific Pier, the Sea Jelly Spectacular, the Atoll Reef, a three-storey aquarium and a lot more.

The marine and animal life of Ocean Park top 10 China tour packages In Hong Kong - comprises of Pandas, rare and exotic birds, sea lions, penguins and killer whales a€“ in regulated environments coinciding with their natural habitats. The other incentives that you can avail of at the Ocean Park in Hong Kong aside of the diverse marine exhibition, is a spectacular bird's eye view of the South China Sea, the Repulse Bay, Aberdeen and Deep Water Bay. The other incentive comes in the form of the cable car, which serves not just as a useful means of conveyance within the park, but also as a a€?joy-ride' of sorts. In short, the Ocean Park in Hong Kong is an ideal family getaway that is small enough to cover in the course of a day and large enough to keep you excit

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Travel Guide - Li Hongzhang’s Former Residence

Li Hongzhang, who styled himself Shao Quan, was born in Hefei China vacation deals in 1823. His highest official title was governor-general of Zhili (now Hebei province) and Northern Minister concurrently. He held key posts for forty years, traveling far and wide across East Asia and West Europe. He was in charge of both the domestic affairs and foreign affairs of the Qing Dynasty. He founded the Huai Army and initiated the Westernization Movement. He was referred to as “the first man to advocate the open-door policy in China.” He died in 1901 in Beijing and was buried in Hefei. The houses that belong to the Li family occupied a huge place. This former residence, which is about 2000 square meters (about 21.5 thousand square feet), is only part of them. The houses are typical late Qing style. Li's former residence opens to public since September 27, 1999. His former residence is located on the Huaihe Road (the mid-section) of Hefei. The entire building looks magnificent with carved beams and rafters. It is the largest existing and best preserved former residence of a VIP in Hefei. It is a key cultural relic site under the protection of Anhui provincial government.

Li Hongzhang
Li Hongzhang, who styled himself Shao Quan, was born in Hefei in 1823. His highest official title was governor-general of Zhili (now Hebei province top 10 China tour packages) and Northern Minister concurrently. He held key posts for forty years, traveling far and wide across East Asia and West Europe. He was in charge of both the domestic affairs and foreign affairs of the Qing Dynasty. He founded the Huai Army and initiated the Westernization Movement. He was referred to as “the first man to advocate the open-door policy in China.”

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Climbing experience to Zhenjiang Jiao Hill

Jiao Hill lies in the Yangtze River, 4.5 kilometers (about 2.8 miles) to the northeast of Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province affordable China tours. It is 71 meters (about 233 feet) above the sea level and covers an area of 38 hectares (about 94 acres). As one of the famous "three hills" of Jingkou District, Jiao Hill is distinguished by its abundant steles and stone inscriptions, so named the "Hill of Calligraphy."

The temples and pavilions of Jiao Hill complement one another to create a scene that gives the impression that the temples and pavilions are actually being wrapped by the was a solitary mount on the Yangtze river ,Floating majestically on the river center,it'sshapes are manifold,in sunshine and in rain ,In terms of wondrous beauty,it is unrivalled

According to chronicles the hill stands 190 chi(63.3metres)high and it's width is 620 steps ,although JinShan,jiaoshan and beigu have historically been referred to as "the Three hills in jinkou(nowzhenjiang),jinshan however, has always been known as the crown of zhengjinang's fainous scenery

Reccords vary as to when the Jinshan Temple top 10 China tours originated One record says that it was built in early eastern Jin Dynasty.Yuan Dynasty scholar Yuji wrote in his Wangshaouge ji(journals of Longetivity chamber):" In the hill there is a Buddhist temple of the JinDynasty ,built in the time of Emperor Ming ." Scholar Zhao Mengfu,However,wrote that the temple was constructed in the time of Emperor Yuan.

Another record says that the temple was built in the Liang Dynasty,for eminent Liang monks said that in the fouith year of the Tianjian period Liang Emperor Wu arrived at Zexin Si(River Center temple) and inaugurated the water ,Land and air dharma Assembly In his chronicles,Jinshan's monk yuanji wrote that the Assembly was organized in the Tianjian period of the Liang Dynasty,as an imperialedict ordered the holding of such a congregation , which fuither brought fame to Jinshan

But there were also sayings that the Temple was built in the Tang dynasty ,The Xhan Fu Tu Sutra mentions :"The Temple started construction in the time of the Tapas Master Beitoutuo of the Tang ,Dynasty "The book XinHai Zhilue Registers, The Venerable Master lingtan was the grandson of Dajian and also an descendant of E mpress Wu zetian A man of supernatrual ablitym he went to live in the S erpent Cave on the peak of the Hill top 10 China tours,where he achieved superior meditation ,Later he tamed the serpent ,Which subsequently went out to the sea ,And this was the beginning of the opening up of Hill by the Chan clan .

Jiao Hill is located in the middle of the Yangtze River, 4.5 kilometers northeast of Zhenjiang. It was originally named "Qiao Hill". A hermit named Jiaoguang in the East Han Dynasty (25-220 AD) once lived here, which is how the hill got its name now. It is also known as "Fuyu Hill" (which means Floating Jade Hill in Chinese) as it is covered with greeneries which make it look like a piece of floating jade on the river. Seventy-one meters above the sea level, the hill covers an area of thirty-eight hectares. There are many temples on this hill. Dinghui Temple, first built in the Eastern Han Dynasty (194-195 AD), is the largest and the oldest one of them. It is also among the oldest temples in China. It was originally named Puji Temple and Jiaoshan Temple in the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368 AD). It was constructed around 210 AD. It has 98 halls, 3000 monks and 18 additional temples beside it during the Ming Dynasty (1368 ¨C 1644 AD) when it reached its golden ages. A pair of stone lion dated from the Ming Dynasty (1368 ¨C 1644 AD) guards the temple gate and a tablet written "Dinghui Temple in Jiao Hill" was hung above the gate. Daxiongbaodian Hall is the main building in this temple. It is magnificent and grand with an ornately painted and carved ceiling, red pillars, and cool stone floors. Statues of Sakyamuni, Akshobhya and Amitabha are enshrined inside, with eighteen arhats lined up on both sides. In front of the hall are two 1000-year-old ginkgo trees. There is a well named Dongling Spring in the west county yard in the temple. It is believed that it was the well from which Jiaoguang got water. To the southwest of Dinghui Temple is Huayan Pavilion, which is 2-story-high. People can enjoy the night sceneries on the full moon night. On its eastern, southern and western sides, one can enjoy the scenery of the Yangtze River. Jiao Hill is also known as a "Hill of Calligraphy". It contains a famous Forest of Tablets which include over 460 stone tablets inscribed in the handwriting of some of the best known calligraphers in China in the 1400 years ago.

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