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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…

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…