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10 Amazing things to do in Hong Kong

“A New York minute is a Hong Kong second” there is a saying you’ll hear all around you. It is a thrilling city of 7 million residents and it’s not hard to see why. Hong Kong teems with energy from the moment you arrive. There are skylines that need to be photographed, there are countless street markets to explore or get lost in, and ferries and boat rides are waiting. It’s pointless to say that it’s impossible to do everything, but there are some experiences that simply shouldn’t be missed. Whether you’re visiting Hong Kong for the first time or the tenth, here are 10 things you absolutely can’t miss. 1.Look up at all the Skyscrapers.  Lift your head and look up towards the sky when walking around the busy streets of Hong Kong, and look at all the spectacular skyscrapers. There are over 7 million people living in Hong…

Enchanting Beauty in Yangshuo, China

From Guilin we took the river cruise to Yangshuo – a town in the heart of some seriously stunning scenery. In Yangshuo, the town itself doesn’t offer much to do. There are lots of tourist stalls and shops, but the real appeal is the surrounding area so during the days, we set about exploring as much of the area as we could. There is the moon cave that look impressive from afar or the bamboo rafting down the river, and we might have done these if we have stayed longer. There’s also a daily night show, which features a light show and a dance display from the director of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. It’s also the only way to see cormorant fishing displays. But by far, the best ways to experience the Yangshuo are via bicycle or motorbike.  These can be hired from almost everywhere.  Even if you’re not…

Cruising on the Li River China

One of the world’s “Top 10 Water Wonders”, the Li River has the most popular and picturesque scenery in China. This is Guilin’s pride and joy: Li River a long winding waterway that cuts through the Guangxi province of Southern China, flanked by unusual hills and clusters of ancient villages. The river flows 437 km down to Guilin city and on to other counties like Yangshuo and Wenzhou. To experience the river at its best, we took a river cruise. Boarding a modern three-storey boat, we cruised through the most scenic section of the river, from Guilin to Yangshuo: a 80km journey that takes just over four-five hours to complete. The Best Times to Visit Li River is suitable for travelling all year round, especially from April to October. The most important thing to know about Li River weather is that it can get very hot, humid, and it rains…

Enjoying Longji Rice Terraces in Guilin

A few hours by bus from Guilin, you’ll find one of the most amazing areas in all of China – the Longji Rice Terraces, aka “Dragon’s Backbone”. The name comes of the resemblance of the layered rice paddies to a dragon’s scales. These magnificent terraces are a man made construction and it began way back in the Yuan Dynasty. It’s a stunning example of human landscape engineering, and perhaps the most beautiful example of terraced rice fields in China. It is a scene of such splendid and breathtaking beauty it has to be seen to be believed. The Longji Rice Terraces refers to several village areas in Longji County. The most popular terraced field areas are around Ping’an Village, where Zhuang minority people live, and in the Jinkeng area, home to the Red Yao. The Ping’an Terraced Fields — Famous and Well-developed Ping’an Zhuang Village Terraced Fields are the earliest…

Top 7 things to do in Guilin

Chinese have a saying: “Guilin’s mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven”. Actually Guilin is home to China’s most amazing scenery. The green peaks reflect on tranquil rivers and waves of water-filled rice paddies ripple across the mountains. This place was the vivid inspiration for centuries of poems, songs, and legends. The summer season until October is the best time to visit. But before we show you the best of Guilin, let’s get something straight. When people say Guilin, they’re really talking about three different places: Guilin (the city), Longji and Yangshuo. These three cities embody Guilin’s beauty and atmosphere. We recommend a day trip to Longji to see the stunning rice terraces then return to Guilin for the night and head to Yangshuo for next 2-3 days. We visited Guilin for two days as part of a 15 Days tour of China. So, below we will show you the…

The ultimate travel guide Zhangjiajie China

A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 ha in China’s Hunan Province, the site is dominated by 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. In addition to the striking beauty of the landscape, the region is also noted for the fact that it is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species. As a relatively unknown destination for Westerners, Zhangjiajie is a small city in China that is the gateway to some of the most stunning natural wonders in the world. If you are like us and enjoy the beauty of nature, then Zhangjiajie definitely needs to be on your bucket list. Or if u are a movie lover than you should know that that the Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar were inspired by Heavenly Pillar in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, which became…

Hiking the Avatar Mountains

There is a unique place in China like no other seen before: The Zhangjiajie Mountains aka The Avatar Mountains. These amazing pillar-like formations are a distinct hallmark of Chinese landscape, and can be found in many ancient Chinese paintings. Beauty and unusual nature of the park are incredible. Mountain peaks and caves, streams waterfalls, rare plants and animals. There is no photo that could show splendor and grandeur of this place. Experience your get in the place is much better than you can imagine. This is a place of wow.Zhangjiajie came into foreigner travelers’ eyes after the movie Avatar. The Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar were inspired by Southern Sky Pillar in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It is easy to see the comparison between Zhangjiajie’s mountains and those of the mythical Pandora. So you, see. While in China, we couldn’t miss this amazing place. The only regret is that we had…

Biking around the West Lake in Hangzhou

It was time to leave Shanghai, so we got back on the superfast train and headed south to Hangzhou, said to be one of the most famous cities in China.  Hangzhou it is best known for the Longjing tea, silk trade and of course the West Lake. With only two nights and one full day in Hangzhou, we decided to skip all other sights and pleasure ourselves with a full day around the famous West Lake. West Lake isn’t just a simple lake. It had influenced poets and painters through Chinese history for its natural beauty and historic relics, and it had also been among the most important sources of inspiration for Chinese Gardens. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens and artificial islands within the lake. Just the perfect place to discover and enjoy on a long September day. The next day, after we arrived, we hired bikes to explore the…

Shanghai – The Ultimate travel Guide

With a population of more than 24 million, Shanghai is China’s largest and most developed metropolis. First it began its rise in the early 20th century, and it is today one of the world’s most important and powerful cities ever since. Shanghai is a booming financial capital, international metropolis, and the new New York. It’s a breathtaking assault on all the senses. Whether you are visiting Shanghai for business or pleasure, these travel guide can help you handle things more easily. Why visit Not that you need so many reasons to visit Shanghai but let’s see few of them: It is a unique city This unicity is coming from its exotic past Shanghai is China’s largest and richest city. So for sure you have many things to discover and enjoy. It easily rivals New York and Paris in terms of modernity. Shanghai’s night scene. As night descends the entire city…

Walking along The Bund in Shanghai

Shanghai, which literally means the “City on the Sea,” lies on the Yangzi River delta at the point where Asia’s longest river (6,300 km) ends its journey into the ocean. Now Shanghai is the largest and wealthiest city in China. With a name synonymous with world trade, it has the largest and busiest port, a grand business district, two large airports, the world’s fastest train (the Maglev), and a network of elevated highways. But until 19 century, Shanghai was a simple small fishing village. In order to understand the real importance and meaning of The Bund you have to know the history of the place. It’s like a novel. History After the first Opium War, the British forced China (by the Nanking Treaty) to open 5 ports, including Shanghai to trade, opening the city to foreign involvement and under their control. The village was soon turned into a city run by…