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15 days in China

We have just returned from China, after a two weeks adventure in which we traveled over 4,000 kilometers from North to South, explored cities of 20 million people or picturesque villages lost in rice, we went with all possible means of transport , bicycle, scooter, boat, cable car or high-speed trains. We were surprised to find a country not only immense in size and population, but also an organized and modern nation, from infrastructure to education. We believe that the 21st century will indeed be the century of China. China is, after all, the only great civilization to carry on continuously its traditions and cultural heritage for more than 4000 years. China’s huge territory and rich culture leaves a lot to discover and come up with. Be it natural beauty, food, architecture or civilization. We tried to discover as much as possible in our 15 day touring China. Below we…

The ultimate Travel Guide Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the place where “East meets West” and it is such an exciting, lively and vibrant city. It has a great mix of both Western and Eastern, both when it comes to culture, food, shopping, and architecture. It is a city that has “everything”. It is one of the busiest harbor cities in the world and is the most important trading place in Asia. Understanding Hong Kong Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China and has a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign relations and military defense. The city is one of the world’s leading financial, banking and trading centers and also the 3rd biggest international financial center, after London and New York, as it has low taxes and free trade. It is made up of four parts: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and the Outlying Islands. There are over 7…

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…