Manting Park

Manting Park is located in the southeast of Jinghong City, Yunnan Province. It has hills and rivers, as well as rich ethnic cultural landscapes. It is a natural village-style park and a historic city park in Xishuangbanna. In Manting Park, travelers can go to the vine plant area and the Peacock Garden to see the animals and plants, and they can also visit the Dai and Thai-style buildings, and they can also watch the singing and dancing performances of ethnic minorities in the evening.

Manting Park is about 2 kilometers away from the urban area and is located in the triangle area where the Lancang River and Liusha River converge, covering an area of ​​more than 400 acres. There are more than 500 well-preserved ancient iron sword trees and vegetation. As soon as you walk through the gate, you are attracted by the tropical and exotic scenery. Manting Park is the oldest park in Xishuangbanna. Come here, walk into the magnificent Dai Palace and experience the ancient Dai culture. Regarding the Manting Royal Garden, there is a local saying that in the history of the Dai people, it was once the place for the feudal lords and the chieftains to enjoy the flowers. Legend has it that when Princess Dai came to play in the park, the beautiful scenery of the park attracted the soul of the Princess, so it was named Chunhuan Park, which means “garden of soul” in Dai.

There are 8 scenic spots in Manting Park, including ethnic culture square, vine plant area, tropical orchid garden, peacock garden, release lake, Buddhist culture area, tree planting memorial area, and tea garden culture area. The scenic spot embodies the three themes of “Dai royal culture, Buddhist culture, and Dai folk culture”. You can row boats in the park and see wild bears, boars, pythons, peacocks and various birds. It is open for tourists during the day and has the taste of “Imperial Garden”. In the evening, the “Lancang River•Mekong River Night” theatrical performance and bonfire party are the biggest highlights of the park and are worth watching.

TEDA Aircraft Theme Park

TEDA Aircraft Theme Park is a reconstruction of the aircraft carrier Kiev. The internal facilities and combat equipment of the aircraft carrier have been reset. You can visit and understand the scenes of operations and life on the aircraft carrier, as well as large-scale performances that reproduce the aircraft carrier operations. At the same time, the architecture of the scenic spot and many performances are themed to show Russian customs, which is grand and wonderful.

The park is close to the sea, and the huge aircraft carrier docks on the sea next to the square. The park area is not large. You can walk and play after entering the scenic area. It takes about half a day to visit the scenic area and watch the performance. There are many Chinese and Western restaurants and several cafes in the scenic area, where you can eat and rest, but the price will be higher than outside, you can bring your own food to enter into the scenic spot.

Entering the scenic spot from the parking lot which is located on the south side of the scenic spot, you can first see a piece of Russian characteristic architecture, here is the Russian style street. The street is about one or two hundred meters long. The roads and houses are brightly colored. There are several Russian western restaurants, cafes, and shops that make and sell Russian dolls and other handicrafts. If you are lucky, you can see the production process of the dolls.

After walking through Russian style street, you will come to the square in the center of the scenic spot. There is a uniquely designed building on the east and north sides of the square. After visiting the two buildings, you will come to the aircraft carrier on the seashore. The interior of the carrier has been restored to the scene of service. There are dozens of projects in the ship, such as the combat command center, the intelligence module, the aircraft carrier science and technology museum, the ship development history, the sailor tilt cabin, and the warrior corridor. There are photo displays, artifact displays, and many weapons facilities. In addition, the most popular performance in the scenic spot-Carrier Storm, is held every day on the aircraft carrier, which truly reproduces the intense scenes of the aircraft carrier battle, and it is very exciting and can be watched in the stands outside the aircraft carrier. At the same time, there will be Russian singing and dancing performances every day on the flyover outside the aircraft carrier, which is gorgeous and romantic, and just don’t miss it.

Qingdao

Qingdao is located on the southeastern coast of the Shandong Peninsula. It is the pearl of the Yellow Sea, the classic of architecture of all nations, the famous city where beer is fragrant, and the hot spot for opening to the outside world.

The most beautiful scenery in Qingdao is on the sea far away from land, which can be appreciated by standing in front of the yacht string and sitting on the bow of a wooden sampan.

The characteristics of Qingdao are presented in the old streets of the old city in the afterglow of the setting sun, in the mountains and seas filled with sea fog, and the coastline before the onset of wind and rain. You can appreciate the fresh green wisteria of Baihuayuan in early spring, the snowy cherry blossoms in Zhongshan Park in late spring, the goose-yellow ginkgo leaves in Zhongshan Park in autumn and the white peaks of Laoshan in winter.

When you arrive in Qingdao, you cannot miss the first experience by looking for the “red tiles, green trees, blue sea and blue sky” in the first impression. You can enjoy wandering in the exotic atmosphere of the “World Architecture Expo”, enjoy the lingering time next to the century-old church in private, take a cruise across the bright white pagoda on Xiao Qingdao, and have a relax on the May Fourth Square, listen to stories in the birthplace of Tsingtao Beer, and stroll on the delicate and soft golden sand.

Many parks in Qingdao have their own characteristics, and the five most popular parks below are equally exciting. The Signal Hill and Xiaoyushan Park with great location are scenic spots where you can overlook the “red tiles and green trees” of Qingdao; Zhongshan Park, named after the cherry blossoms, is the best place for newcomers to shoot outside; you can pass through Luxun Park when you arrive at the No. 1 Bathing Beach; Taipingjiao Park, which is connected to Ba Da Guan Scenic Area, is a good place for a leisurely stroll.

When you come to Qingdao, you must see the German-style architecture of Qingdao. The charming German-style architecture is really pleasing to the eye. The beautiful red tiles, the rough exterior walls, the exquisite carvings, and the gorgeous glass all silently touch people’s hearts. However, what is even more touching is the vicissitudes and historical rise and fall behind these buildings. They give the buildings a soul and make these cold bricks come alive.

May to October is the best time to travel in Qingdao. July to August is the golden season for swimming and riding waves. At this time, you can experience Qingdao’s customs most. Because the Oktoberfest opens in August, many tourists will gather in Qingdao to enjoy a drink on Midsummer Eve. September gradually enters the autumn season, which coincides with the good seafood season. Crabs, prawns and other seafood are on the market during the season, attracting people to eat. The autumn colors of Ba Da Guan Scenic Area are also very attractive. Standing in the golden sycamore lanes makes you feel like you are in Paris, France.

Ming Tomb

Ming Tomb is the mausoleum of Ming Taizu Zhu Yuanzhang and Queen Ma in the Zhongshan Scenic Area. The magnificent tomb represents the achievements of architecture and stone carving art in the early Ming Dynasty. It also directly influenced the shape of the Ming and Qing emperors’ tombs.

The overall layout of the tomb area is divided into two parts, one is the winding mausoleum road, and the other is the main building of the tomb, which is the burial site of Zhu Yuanzhang. The main building of Ming Tomb’s bedroom includes Wenwu Fangmen (namely the main entrance), Xiangdian, Fangcheng, Minglou, and Baoding (namely Chongqiu), which are all arranged according to the traditional central axis and built with walls. Ming Tomb’s mausoleum layout design and Fangcheng Minglou, Baocheng Baoding and other architectural forms created a precedent for the construction of the Ming and Qing emperors’ mausoleums in China, and was hailed as a milestone in the history of the development of Chinese imperial tombs.

The mausoleum road is 2400 meters long, with deep twists and turns, which changes the straight pattern of the traditional Chinese imperial tombs. And the mausoleum road is divided into two sections: Shixiang Road and Wengzhong Road. The stone sculptures on both sides are a highlight. There are 12 pairs of tall stone beasts and 2 pairs of civil officials and military generals. The stone carvings are chiseled from a single piece of stone, with simple shapes, clear patterns and exquisite craftsmanship. In autumn, the ginkgo and red maple here are very charming, attracting a large number of tourists who love photography.

Xiangdian is also called Xiaoling Hall. It was originally the place where Zhu Yuanzhang and Empress Ma were dedicated to the gods. The original hall has been destroyed. Now it is the Ming Tomb historical materials showroom. Fangcheng is a huge building in front of Xiaoling Baoding. The exterior is built with large stones and the bottom is Sumeru seat. The Ming Tower is above Fangcheng. The original yellow-tile roof was destroyed and later repaired. Follow the trails on the left and right sides of Fangcheng to reach Ming Tower. To the north of Fangcheng is Baoding, which is also known as Baocheng, and it is about 400 meters long and is the residence of Zhu Yuanzhang and Queen Ma’s palace. Enter through the arch in the middle of the Fangcheng, you will find there is a circular arch tunnel inside. Climb 54 steps to get out of the tunnel, then outside is the southern wall of Baoding. Below Baoding is the underground palace of Zhu Yuanzhang’s tomb. No excavation was carried out.

Ming Tomb is a very nice place. The stone elephant road inside is very beautiful, especially if you go there in autumn, you can see the captivating fallen leaves. It is very worth visiting.

Qinghai Provincial Museum

Qinghai Provincial Museum is located at Xinning Square in Xining City. Although it is not a large provincial museum, it is also a good place to learn about Qinghai’s history and cultures of various ethnic groups. In addition, there are exhibition explanations on Tibetan Buddhism and Islamic cultural systems in the museum, which is very helpful for later travel around Qinghai.

The museum mainly has two floors, but the first floor is now rented by some units, and there are also shops selling handicrafts and other souvenirs. Occasionally there will be temporary exhibitions on the first floor, so you can visit them if you encounter them. The permanent exhibition area is located on the second floor and is mainly divided into two parts, namely the Qinghai Historical and Cultural Relics Exhibition and the Qinghai Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition. It takes about one and a half hours to stroll through the two exhibition halls.

The Qinghai Historical and Cultural Relics Exhibition is a chronological exhibition of the history of Qinghai. Follow the indicated passage to visit, and you can see the historical relics of Qinghai from ancient times to the present. The exhibition is divided into two parts: prehistoric civilization and historical relics. The Zhasak silver seal of the Qing Dynasty and the largest bronze weapon unearthed in China-the bronze spear are all treasures in the collection. There are also many quiet and beautiful potteries from the Majiayao culture in the northwest. You can learn about the story behind them according to the instructions.

The Qinghai Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition showcases the culture and customs of many ethnic groups in Qinghai. There are many models, sand tables, etc. that show Qinghai’s many festivals, etiquette, singing and dancing and other arts and culture. In addition, there are many cultural relics of Tibetan Buddhism in the museum, such as thangka, mandala, etc. Among them, the gilt bronze statue of Guanyin gifted by Emperor Yongle in the Ming Dynasty is the treasure of the entire museum. You can learn about it.

In Qinghai Provincial Museum, you can learn about the connotation and art of Tibetan Buddhism, and it can also offer help for your travel to other religious sites.

Sayram Lake

Sayram Lake, known as the “clean sea”, is located in the northern Tianshan Mountains in Bole City, Boltala Mongolia Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, close to Huocheng County, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture. The lake surface is 2071 meters above sea level, 30 kilometers from east to west and 25 kilometers from north to south. With an area of 453 square kilometers, the water storage capacity is 21 billion cubic meters, the lake water is clear and transparent, and the transparency is 12 meters.

The lakeside of Sayram Lake is a vast grassland. The lake is clear and blue, and the scenery is beautiful. It is one of the famous scenic spots in Xinjiang. Every year in June and July, the flower viewing season arrives. At that time, wild flowers blooming on the lakeside grassland are a must-see.

The area of Sayram Lake is very large, and the highway around the lake is about 60 kilometers. The scenery around the lake is very charming. Most of visitors here come from Urumqi, arrive at the lake in the afternoon, stay at the lake after watching the sunset, and enjoy the sunrise and the daytime view of the lake next day, then go to Huocheng, Yili and other places to play.

In the process of circumnavigating the lake, there will be some cultural relics, such as Genghis Khan Point General, Film and Television City, etc. These cultural buildings stand quietly beside the lake on the plateau, with a sense of sadness and vicissitudes. In addition, there are also herdsmen who provide horse riding services, and you can ride horses to the hills to overlook the lake.

The sunrise of Sayram Lak, the sky after the rain, and the rainbow are very beautiful, which look like the fairyland, the beauty is spectacular, the fun is interesting, the cost performance is super high. It is really a great choice for travelling.

Tips for playing Sayram Lake:

  1. When riding a horse in the local area, it is best to prescribe the full price in advance, otherwise sometimes the time will be significantly longer than the time introduced by the horseman, and an extra fee will be charged.
  2. The temperature in Sayram Lake area is low, even in summer, it will be relatively cold at night, it is recommended to bring more clothes to keep warm.

Three Gorges Museum

Three Gorges Museum is located on the west side of Chongqing People’s Square. The museum houses tens of thousands of various cultural relics such as Bashu bronzes and sculptures of the Han Dynasty, showing the development history of this mountain city. In the exhibition hall “Magnificent Three Gorges”, a large number of physical objects in the Three Gorges Reservoir area were collected, and the original appearance of the Three Gorges was reproduced.

The funnel-shaped circular dome directly above the museum building resembles a huge dew-holding tray, taking the meaning of “the water of the Three Gorges from heaven”. The outer wall is composed of a large area of blue glass and quaint sandstone. The blue glass symbolizes water, while the sandstone outer wall represents the mountain.

The Three Gorges Museum is divided into four floors, and is mainly composed of 360-degree round-screen movies, 4 basic exhibitions and 6 special exhibitions.

The 360-degree digital screen on the first floor shows the natural scenery and humanistic style of the Three Gorges before the reservoir is impounded, and it is a permanent commemoration of the appearance of the Three Gorges. The “Magnificent Three Gorges” exhibition hall collects a large number of objects in the Three Gorges Reservoir area, which truly reproduced the original appearance of the Three Gorges.

On the second floor, “Far Ancient BaYu” shows the ancient civilization of Chongqing and traces its 3000-year cultural roots. “Chongqing·City Road” shows Chongqing’s urban changes in the past 100 years with a large number of cultural relics.

On the third floor, the “Chongqing Great Bomb Half-View Painting Exhibition Hall” reproduces the historical events of the Chongqing Great Bomb through modern technological means and sculptures, oil paintings and other forms. “Years of War of Resistance Against Japan” shows the contributions and sacrifices of the city of Chongqing and the people of Chongqing for the War of Resistance against Japan with many detailed materials.

Thousands of precious cultural relics are displayed in the exhibitions of calligraphy and painting, porcelain, coins and sculptures of the Han Dynasty on the fourth floor. The Southwest Ethnic Folk Customs Hall showcases the folk customs and culture of various ethnic groups in the Southwest.

Shuanglang

“The scenery of Dali is in Cangshan and Erhai Lake, and the scenery of Cangshan and Erhai Lake is in Shuanglang.” Shuanglang is famous for its invincible lake view. Sunlight is refracted through the clouds on the lake, forming the “Erhai God Light”, which is accompanied by the beautiful Cangshan Mountain as the background. It is the best lens that photographers want to capture.

The main attractions of Shuanglang Town in Dali are two islands: Yuji Island and Nanzhao Fengqing Island. On the island, it is very pleasant to see the lake and the fishermen rowing and fishing. There are many buildings with different styles in the town of Shuanglang, which is a great attraction. If you don’t stay, you can also appreciate them outside.

The Shuanglang town is located on the northeast coast of Erhai Lake, close to the rippling Erhai Lake, from where you can overlook Cangshan Mountain and it is gathering the essence of Cangshan and Erhai Lake scenery in one place. The main scenic spots in the town, Yuji Island and Nanzhao Fengqing Island, are good places to watch the sunset. It is very pleasant to raft on the lake in the evening. To play Shuanglang, it is recommended to stay overnight. In the evening, go boating on the lake and see the light and shadow, which will be very enjoyable.

The Shuanglang town, a term full of fantasy for countless people, is a fishing village where many people choose to avoid the world, a place that many people call the Peach Garden lie paradise. In this place where it is called the first town of the Cangshan and Erhai Lake Scenery, you can see some laws of Chinese-style development of tourist towns. It is simple and complex, elegant and secular, quiet and restless. This is like a desire field, everyone is very proud, and everyone is very frustrated. The best experience in Shuanglang is to look at those inns near the sea. It is definitely the most beautiful scenery. Its biggest feature is quietness. The blue sky and white clouds of Shuanglang are very pure and beautiful, with nice scenery, pleasant climate, fresh air and suitable temperature. It is a good place for leisure and vacation.

Dujiangyan Scenic Spot

Dujiangyan Irrigation System is located on the Minjiang River in the west of Chengdu Plain, in the west of Dujiangyan City, Sichuan Province. Dujiangyan Irrigation System is not only a world-famous ancient Chinese water conservancy project, but also a famous scenic spot. The Dujiangyan Irrigation System has beautiful scenery and many cultural relics and monuments, including Fulong Temple, Erwang Temple, Anlan Cable Bridge, Yulei Pass, Lidui Park, Yulei Mountain Park, Lingyan Temple, Puzhao Temple, Cui Yue Lake, Dujiangyan Irrigation System water conservancy and other projects.

In 1982, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, as an important part of the Qingcheng Mountain-Dujiangyan Irrigation System scenic spots in Sichuan, was approved by the State Council to be included in the list of the first batch of national scenic spots. Due to its long history, large scale, reasonable layout, scientific operation, and harmonious integration with the environment, the Dujiangyan Irrigation System has a prominent universal value in history and science. Therefore, Dujiangyan Irrigation System has been identified as a world cultural heritage. On May 8, 2007, the Qingcheng Mountain-Dujiangyan Irrigation System tourist scenic spot in Chengdu was officially approved as a national 5a-level tourist scenic spot by the National Tourism Administration.

Qingcheng Mountain is a famous historical mountain and a national key scenic spot in China. In 2000, it was included in the World Heritage List as a World Cultural Heritage with Dujiangyan Irrigation System. It is located in the southwest of Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Sichuan Province, in the northwest of Chengdu Plain, in the Qingcheng Mountain-Dujiangyan Irrigation System scenic area, 68 kilometers from Chengdu and 16 kilometers from Dujiangyan Irrigation System downtown. Qingcheng Mountain is close to the Minshan snow mountain, facing the western Sichuan Plain. The mountain forest is verdant and evergreen.

Dujiangyan Irrigation System is the greatest water conservancy project in Chinese history. It has defended the Chengdu for thousands of years and created a rich city. If you come here to travel, it is recommended to arrange a two-day and one-night itinerary, so that you can fully enjoy the Qingcheng Mountain, Dujiangyan Irrigation System and other attractions, and you will not be tired.

Suzhou

What is Suzhou? She is a thousand-year-old city with a long history and the most vibrant and dynamic modern city; she is the Jiangnan water village, and the vast and beautiful Taihu Lake; she is a world-class exquisite garden and the traditional dwelling; she is the first mountain Tiger Hill, and the Hanshan Temple; she is Kunqu opera, criticism, silk and Su embroidery.

Suzhou is like a brilliant pearl that is embedded in the fertile soil of the Yangtze River Delta. She is adjacent to Shanghai in the east, Jiaxing and Huzhou in the south, Taihu Lake in the west, and the Yangtze River in the north. Suzhou has an area of ​​8488 square kilometers and an urban area of ​​about 1650 square kilometers.

Suzhou is one of the eight major scenic tourist cities in China, with beautiful lakes and mountains and rich cultural landscapes. There are 538 cultural relics protection units, including 34 at the national level, 85 at the provincial level, and 18 national intangible cultural heritage. The ancient city of thousands of years, ancient towns of water villages, classical gardens and the scenery of Taihu Lake are the biggest features of Suzhou tourism.

The ancient city of Suzhou was built in 514 BC, and it has been more than 2,500 years ago. The ancient city covers an area of 14.2 square kilometers. It is located in the water network. The streets are built along the river and the buildings are built next to the river. Up to now, it has basically maintained the double chessboard pattern of “parallel land and water, adjacent river street”, forming front lanes and back rivers.

Suzhou Garden is the pride of Suzhou people. There are more than 60 well-preserved classical gardens. Among the four famous gardens in China, there are Humble Administrator ’s Garden and Lingering Garden in Suzhou. Humble Administrator ’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Huanxiu Villa, and Net Master, Lion Grove Garden, Garden of Cultivation, Lotus Garden, Pavilion of Surging Waves, Retreat and Reflection Garden are included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

The ancient water towns in Suzhou are a model of Jiangnan water towns. Among them, Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Mudu, Jinxi, Jiaozhi, and Fengqiao are typical. These ancient towns retain a large number of Ming and Qing dynasties’ old houses, quaint street markets, long water lanes, winding rivers, clear water and light bridge shadows, and the water village style of “the sedan walks through the door, the boat passes at home” are true portrayals of the ancient water town of Suzhou.