VOC's Travel BLOG
Our Travel Blog is where we share our real life travel experiences with you. We also provide information on Chinese culture, Chinese cuisine, and much more. We hope that this information helps you in some way, whether it be in designing a China tour, or just gives you interesting information on a new and exciting place.
Top 1: Medog Walking Track - experience an ancient county by foot
Although it has been winter time in China, the climate of Guilin is still temperate, ranging from 28 degree centigrade to about 12 degree centigrade. Long heard about Lipu, which was renowned for its huge and delicious Lipu Taros, we decided to have a rural life experience tour last weekend.
One of my good friends in Guilin is a man from Belgium, an unassuming, softly-spoken man who has one discerning feature: his love of photography and his desire to make 'custom photo tours' one of the principle reasons for travelling in China.
Taking photos while travelling is not a new concept, indeed photography has been an inseparable part of travel since commercial touring began; the new phenomenon is tourists visiting a region with the express purpose of capturing the environment through a lens. Guilin is a perfect example; a easily accessible tourists destination, which has not been over-developed and a wide-range of locations perfectly suited to photography: Li River, Longsheng's Longji Rice Terraces, Yangshuo's vibrant West Street and rural landscape surrounding it, or simple the amazing karsts that are dotted all throughout the city of Guilin and its surrounding counties.
I have been fortunate enough to gain a multitude of difference experiences while living in China; everything from being at the opening of the Beijing Olympics to being thrown up upon by an old woman at a bus-stop; this weekend I physically tasted a new phenomenon, DIY cake construction.
There are many popular and classic hiking tous in China, such as Mount. Everest hiking, Three Gorges hiking, Great Wall hiking, Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking, and Li River hiking is highly recommended because you can enjoy its fantastic river and mountain landscapes while walking along the beautiful country road. Last weekend VisitOurChina had a wonderful one day Li River hiking tour and we'd like to share with you our experience.
Chaozhou is a popular tourist destination but it is also so much more than that. The small prefecture of Chaozhou has over several hundred years developed a culture and way of life that is almost unrecognisable to other parts of China. For those who are visiting Guangdong (Canton) Province it is defiantly worth visiting Chaozhou and experience what feels like another country.
Travelling to Shangrila is like travelling into a postcard, it is beautiful and inspiring in a way a big city could never be. The air is so clean and so strikingly blue and the people are remarkably friendly in a way that is refreshingly genuine and contrasts sharply to Lijiang.
- The ancient town of Xitang - A wonderful afternoon of original China town, coffee and great songs-by Ellen
- Three Gorges – Getting addicted to someplace I used to know-by Thomas
- A Bite of China – Transformation from Soybean to Tofu-by ajeet singh
- 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