VOC's Travel BLOG
Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!
If you think Guilin scenery is more natural, no more cultural or historical, there is a place which you must see. It is Daxu Ancient Town, which is located to the southwest of Guilin, on shore of the Li River. It takes about 40 minuets by driving from Guilin. So, many Guilin citizens like to diver car to enjoy weekend in this area. In the mean time, Daxu town now is a big town in Guilin area, and its market is very famous, many people just go to Daxu town on purpose during market time. But it is a little hard for me to count the date, as the market date is based on Chinese lunar calendar. P.S.: In Chinese, Xu means local market, so, Daxu means big local market, very cute name for the ancient town.
In the remote Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, lies a fairyland with picturesque sceneries. From generation to generation, four nationalities (Yao, Zhuang, Miao and Han) lived and worked here happily. There locate large-scale and gorgeous Longji Terraces; there are also pure and rich ethnic customs between the mountains and rivers. For thousands of years, people have been working hard and thriving here, continuously explaining the true meaning of life. Old and mysterious legends, beautiful love stories, splendid history... Get closed to Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guilin, listen to the folk singing and dance with the ethnic groups. In the "Fantastic Guilin" Ethnic Show in Guilin Lijiang Theater, the fiery passion and poetic romance of the local people, has being depicted.
Hangzhou is praised as "the House of Silk" for long and its long history of silk was showed by the excavated 4700-year-old silk fabrics from Liangzhu Town, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Bai Juyi, a famous poet of Tang Dynasty, once wrote poems to describe the high standard of Hangzhou silk. Hangzhou now produces 14 categories, more than 200 varieties and more than 2000 designs of silks every year. Hangzhou silk is always made with novel designs, well-arranged flowers and vivid figures. Therefore, the silk of Hangzhou is awarded frequently and has been sold to more than 100 countries and districts.
On 14th April, I got the chance to take a boat cruise along the Li River and Four Lakes, it is a new boat cruise for the travelers to 360°explore Guilin city. The government tries to handle the boat cruise as water bus, then travelers can board the boat at any moment with their convenience. So, there is one more way to discover Guilin.
According to Chinese culture, Qingming Festival (known as Tomb Sweeping Day) is both a Chinese solar term and a festival which falls on the 105th day after the Winter solstice. It is said that Chinese traditional Qingming Festival originated
According to Sichuan Institute of Historic Relic Archaeology, a large-scale prehistoric settlement site-Maiping Relics Site has been confirmed on March 30. Maiping Relic Site is by Dadu River of Hanyuan County, Ya'an City, Sichuan Province, which is on the only route of Chinese Ancient South Silk Road (a route of Chinese Ancient Silk Road).
Marvelous Yuanyang/Hani Terraced Fields (Yuanyang/Hani Titian) --- Beauty in Remote Mountains of Yuanyang, Yunnan Province
The 20th Shanghai Peach Flower Festival will be on stage on March 26 with the theme on new Pudong, peach flowers and Expo. By that time, five attractions will be launched: Datuan Peach Garden, Nanhui Peach Village, Xinchang Peach Garden, Binhai Peach Blooms Land and heqing Organic Garden.
- Guilin/Yangshuo Li River Cruise by Speedboat-by Gerard
- Guilin/Yangshuo Li River Cruise by Speedboat-by Elizabeth
- A Trip to the Dong Minority Area, Part Ⅱ-by Gaas
- My Trip to Gansu Province: Zhangye - amazing Danxia landform-by Cris
- A Trip to the Little Zhangjiajie - Lotus Mountain-by Nancy
- A Bite of China---Story of Chinese New Year’s Cake-by consulting china
- A Bite of China – Our Mountains and Glutinous Rice-by Alison
- My Trip to Gansu Province: Zhangye - amazing Danxia landform-by Rachelle
- My Trip to Sanya-by andy putra imaji
- My Trip to Gansu Province: Zhangye - amazing Danxia landform-by Vivien