Mount Emei is the home of the first Buddhist temple

The tallest of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China, Mount Emei is the home of the first Buddhist temple built in China in the 1st century. Spotted with no fewer than 76 Buddhist monasteries, Mount Emei is not just a place for enlightenment — with spectacular views of the sunrise and endless seas of clouds, it’s a place to completely immerse yourself in China’s natural wonders.

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Emei Shan literally means “Delicate Eyebrow Mountain” — it derives its name from two peaks which face each other and look like the delicate eyebrows of a Chinese classic beauty. The range stretches more than 200km from south to north, with its main peak, Wanfo Top, 3,100m above sea level. Since ancient times, Emei Mountain has been described as “Beauty Under Heaven.”
It is 5km to the top, which takes around 10 hours on foot. If you choose to walk it all, plan for a full day up and a full day down. Monasteries along the way offer reasonably-priced lodging, and there are several comfortable lodges on the summit. Remeber to dress in layers – a 20°C temperature variance between base and summit is normal.

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A full day’s hike to the summit is an unforgettable experience undertaken by many, but minibuses and cable cars are faster alternatives for travelers short on time. Some spend the night to see the sunrise, others quickly turn around and head back.

Nan Ao Island has much to offer tourists

Nan Ao Island is located between the coastlines of Fujian, Guangdong and Taiwan Provinces. The area is composed of the main island and then another 22 smaller surrounding islands, all covering an area of approximately 130 square kilometers (32,000 acres). Nan Ao Island has much to offer tourists: blue skies, white waves, sandy beaches, beautiful mountain scenery, historic temples and parks rich in wildlife.

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Huanghua Mountain is comprised of all the mountains in the west of Nan Ao Island. Without too many disturbances from the outside world, the ecological environment there is quite good for the growth of plants and animals. Now, it is a National Forest Park home to thousands of tropical and subtropical plants as well as approximately forty kinds of national protected wild animals. The rugged strange stones lying here and there in the forest add more primitive interest to the wonder of the park while the cliff carvings showing the art of Chinese calligraphy endow the park with more cultural flavor.

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Another of Nan Ao Islands’ most famous sites are the Song Wells. There are three Song Wells in total; the Dragon Well, the Tiger Well and the Horse Well. Historically, these were used to provide emperors, ministers, soldiers and their horses with drinking water. However, today the wells have begun to sink into the sand on the seashore, although the water from the wells still remains fresh. It is really amazing.
Nan Ao Island’s mountains are commonly praised as ‘pearls above the sea’. The mountain area contains many kinds of botanical plants, which can be found at the National Forest Park of Huanghua Mountain. In the park, visitors are surrounded by the most stunning natural scenery: beautiful flowers, singing birds and awe-inspiring views. So it got another name of ‘Natural Arboretum at Sea in Southern China’. The nearby Bullion Island is also worth a visit, with highlights including a winding, nine-bend bridge and a historical stone-carved statue which is said to guard the bullion and treasure on the island.

Shaoshan Scenic Zone has 82 scenic spots in 7 scenic regions

Shaoshan, 100 km southwest of Changsha, is a mountain village with some fairly beautiful and birth place of the oft-lamented Mao Zedong. The village is adorned with propaganda, loudspeakers blare revolutionary songs and speeches to welcome approaching tourists. But aside from the novelty of being Mao’s hometown, Shaoshan is not much more than a rural Hunan village.

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Shaoshan Scenic Zone has 82 scenic spots in 7 scenic regions. At present, four scenic regions including Former Residence, Dishui Cave, Shao Peak and Qingxi have been developed. Former Residence and Dishui Cave have become National 4A Scenic Spots. To be precise, the most popular scenic spots are, the Former Residence of Mao Zedong, Mao Zedong Square, the Dishui Cave—”the mysterious West Cave” described as “such waters and mountains have fostered great persons”, Comrade Mao Zedong Memorial Museum—one of the 100 national excellent bases for patriotism education, Mao Zedong Relic Museum—a museum to show the great man’ s spirits, and carry out patriotism education and revolutionary traditions education, Research Center of Mao Zedong Thought, a professional library with memorial value—Mao Zedong Library, Stele cluster of Mao Zedong’ s poems “integrated with Mao Zedong’ s artistic essence and presented Mao Zedong’ s insights into literature”, Shao Peak—enjoys the reputation of “comparing with mountains around the world, it is the greatest mountain on the south of the Yangtze River” , Mao Zedong Memorial Garden—a place to integrate history and represent the great man’ s footprints. A large number of new and old outstanding scenic spots attract visitors with their own unique styles and rich cultural legacy, thus Shaoshan becomes a sacred place of red tourism.

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If you are in Shaoshan, there is one thing that you should not miss. That is Braised Pork of Mao Family. It is said that Chairman Mao thought highly of it after having a taste. The authentic restaurant of Mao Family in Shaoshan is particular about the cooking methods which are quite complicated. This dish is a kind of stimulation to your eyes and gustatory sense. It looks golden and shining; it tastes fat but not greasy.

Potala Palace was originally built more than 1,300 years ago

Potala Palace was originally built more than 1,300 years ago in the 7th century. Because of the damage made by a war, the structure was rebuilt in the 17th century by the Fifth Dalai Lama. Repeated repairs and expansions until 1645 finally brought the palace to its present scale.

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The marvelousPotala Palace is made of wood and stones. The walls are all made of granite, and the roofs are all made of wood. The overhanging eaves, the upturned roof corners, the gilded brass tiles and pillars all inscribed with Buddhist scriptures, bottles, and makara fish as well as the gold-winged bird decoration the roof ridges contribute much to the beauty of the hip-an-gable roofs.
The building measures 400 metres east-west and 350 metres north-south, with sloping stone walls averaging 3 m. thick, and 5 m. (more than 16 ft) thick at the base, and with copper poured into the foundations to help proof it against earthquakes. Thirteen stories of buildings – containing over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues – soar 117 metres (384 ft) on top of Marpo Ri, the “Red Hill”, rising more than 300 m (about 1,000 ft) in total above the valley floor.

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Potala Palace has the implementation of pre-integrated ticketing system restricted, limiting the number of visitors is 2,300 people a day (about 700 individual tickets), after 17:00 every day, it sells the next day and later tickets, the pre-sale ticket limited 4 per person, you must line up for tickets one day in advance, certificate and identity card number must be provided, according to the sequence of queuing, ticket marked on the card the next day’s tour time, buy enter ticket with your ID card in the gate of Potala Palace.

Maoming is a famous litchi production base in China

Maoming is a famous litchi production base in China. The Genzi Litchi Cultural Tourist Area is situated in Genzi, a small town in Maoming. Fang Ji Island, also know as Chicken Island, is the largest island in the city. It covers an area of 1.9 sq km and has clear sea waters, beautiful coral reefs and scuba diving. The delicious local foods are also worth recommending. Huazhou Baiqie Chicken, Genzi Beef Rice Noodle and Xinyi Huaixiang Chicken are the most popular local dishes in the city.

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Show the chicken island and lie in 21.23 degrees of north latitudes, the east passes 111.00 degrees, lie the south ocean of Dianbai county sideways, possession rich to congratulate the intersection of harbour and the intersection of mouth and the southwest, from rich to congratulate, go the intersection of island and 8 of quay, it is the intersection of Guangdong and east that lead to Zhanjiang, island that Beibu Bay must pass, the top of highest peak on the island shines from 15 sea miles of solar energy beacons, guide the vessel to sail safely.

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Enjoying a subtropical monsoon season, the local weather is moderate with an annual average temperature of no less than 22℃ (72℉). It is a green city all the year round. The rainfall of a year lies between 1530-1770 millimeters (60-70 inches).

There is a legend surrounding the Fisher Girl in Zhuhai

The Zhuhai Fisher Girl Statue is the landmark of Zhuhai city, located at the coast of Xianglu Bay. The nearby mountains, open sea views and modern condominium skylines and the huge sculpture, stone bridges over the sea forms leisure scenery.

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There is a legend surrounding the Fisher Girl. The daughter of the Southern Sea Dragon King was attracted by the fantastic scenery in Xianglu Bay, and she decided to stay there as a common fisher girl. Gradually, she fell in love with an honest and good-natured man called Hai Peng. Hai Peng wanted her magical bracelet as a token of her love, which she then gave. However, without this bracelet, the fisher girl would be destined to loose her immortality and die. Hai deeply regretted this and he decided to try to bring her back to life. He eventually found an herb that could help people to repossess the living. Everyday he watered the herb with his own blood and in the end; the fisher girl regained her life. They then lived happily ever after.
The fisher girl is a beautiful statue by the sea, gracefully raising a bright pearl with both hands high in the air. It is said that she spreads bright light to the world, donates treasure to Zhuhai people. It stands nearly 9 meters high and weighing 10 tons, designed by a Chinese sculptor Panhe based on a touching local legend.

Namjagbarwa Peak is the highest mountain in Nyingchi Prefecture

Namjagbarwa Peak is the highest mountain in Nyingchi Prefecture, Tibet. It ranks 16th among the highest mountains above the sea level with an elevation of 7782 meters.

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The most mysterious thing is that at each end of the Himalayas two peaks stand on the mysterious tectonic knots: at the eastern end stands Namjagbarwa (7,782 meters), the world’s 15th highest peak, and at the western end Nanga Parbat (8,125 meters), the world’s ninth highest peak.
Namcha Barwa is in an isolated part of southeastern Tibet rarely visited by outsiders. It stands inside the Great Bend of the Yarlung Tsangpo River as the river enters its notable gorge across the Himalaya, emerging as the Dihang and becoming the Brahmaputra. Namcha Barwa’s sister peak Gyala Peri 7,294 metres rises across the gorge 22 km to the NNW.

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In Tibetan, Namjagbarwa means a “long lance piercing into the sky.” The sky-scraping Namjagbarwa Peak, with its majestic appearance, precipitous shape and unpredictable climate, has been an ambitious aim of mountain-climbing organizations from various countries, and was only conquered recently by a Sino-Japanese climbing team in 1992.

Dinghu Mountain is known as the living nature museum

Dinghu Mountain is known as the living nature museum and a green treasure house in the north tropic. It is one of the four famous mountains in Guangdong Province as well as the Danxia Mountain, Xiqiao Mountain and Luofu Mountain. The mountain is located in Dinghu District, 18 Kilometers to Zhaoqing City, in the Dayunwu Mountain Range.The mountain originally called The Top Lake Mountain acquiring as a lake on the top of the mountain. Later a folk story said that the Yellow Emperor was succeeded in defeating Chi You and founded a tripod, so people changed the name to Dinghu Mountain to memory the Yellow Emperor.

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There are countless very impressive Scenic Spot. It must be pointed out that the water in Mountain Dinghu is very beautiful.

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Besides the rich plant and animal species, the deep and serene gorges, cold and clean waters and the scenic areas also make the Dinghu Mountain well-known to home and abroad. Heavenly Brook-Qingyun Scenic Area includes the Hundred Buddha Cave, green trees surrounded by clouds, flying waterfalls of the Dragon Pond, Double Rainbows and so on. The Dinghu-Tianhu Scenic Area features the Black Dragon Playing Pearls, Dragon Mother Borrowing a Vessel, Exploring the Heavenly Lake, and so on; and Yunxi-Laoding Scenic Area has the traces of bottle gourds, Water Curtain Cave, Dragon Hidden in the Ancient Pond, White Clouds Embracing Ancient Trees, etc.

The Zanda soil forest landscape in the feet of Himalayan Mountain tops

    Zanda county through the forest soil ditch, ‘pocket’ instantly presented in front of this town is empty and serene, has been walking along the bare soil Street, soon will be able to see that statue in Torrington Square has a symbolic significance elephant sculpture, sculpture next to the Tuolin Si Ali area people’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

 
    The clay forest, formed by erosion of water, is called in Geology “the Level Terrane Physiognomy”. It is the sediment stratum, composed by sandstone and clay. Because the Level Terrine and sandstone are of quality easy to develop upright, the valley is deep with canaliculus can reach 100 to 200 meters.

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    The Zanda soil forest landscape in the feet of Himalayan Mountain tops, in Zanda County of Ali Prefecture, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Resulted in the geographic changes throughout the Himalayan orogeny, the landscape forms a distinctive and magnificent scenery.

The Rongbuk Monastery is located at the northern foot of Mt. Everest

The Rongbuk Monastery is located at the northern foot of Mt. Everest. The monastery was originally built in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama. The area where Rongbuk Monastery was built that had been used by monks and hermits for meditation for over 400 years. The monastery is located 5,000 meters above sea level near the north side base camp of Mount Everest, making it the highest monastery in the world. It is a monastery of the Nyingma sect of Buddhism. It now houses about thirty monks and nuns, but in the past it housed as many as 500. Hermitage meditation caves dot the cliffs around the monastery, and many stones carved with prayers and sacred symbols line the paths to them.

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    Travel Tips of Rongbuk Monastery
    Besides the Tibet Entry Permit, you must further apply for Alien Trable Permit, which is issued by the Local Public Security Bureau(PSB) of Tibet to travel Mt. Everest area.
    The best season to go is the periods between April and May, along with early September and late October, among which less than 20 days are actually fine. So keep a very close eye on the weather changes there if you want to climb.
    It is about 8 km. (4.97 mi.) to the Everest Base Camp and a good point to appreciate the scenery there at dawn and dark.

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    There is a hostel in Rongbuk with 100 beds, a dinning room and a store, where tourists and mountaineers may have cooked food and instant food, even beer.
    300 meters (980 feet) south of the monastery is the famous Rongbuk Glacier. A distance of 10 kilometers (6 miles) lies between the monastery and Everest Base Camp.