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.

Fragrant Hills Park

Fragrant Hills Park is located in the western suburbs of Beijing. It is a royal garden with mountain forest features. The park is lush and there are many monuments hidden in the forest. It is a viewing spot and natural oxygen bar in Beijing. The “Fragrant Hills Red Leaves” is the highlight of the scenic spot every autumn, and it is well known in China.

Fragrant Hills Park is a great place to feel the golden autumn of Beijing. Every year in the golden autumn season, after the baptism of severe frost, the cockles are all red, and they dye the whole Fragrant Hills to red. Among them, Senyuhu, Yuhuaxiu and Langfeng Pavilion are all great places to view the red leaves. And after the snow in late autumn, the rolling hills are wrapped in silver, and a piece of white is dotted with patches of red haze.

Fragrant Hills Park was founded nearly 900 years ago. As early as the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties, the royal family built the palace in Fragrant Hills. Every summer and autumn, the emperor had to hunt and cool down here. There are many cultural relics and monuments in the park, and pavilions are scattered among the mountains and forests. The temples with the architectural styles of the Ming and Qing Dynasties are not to be missed. In addition, the Shuangqing Villa on the southeast slope of Fragrant Hills Temple is also a must-see.

Fragrant Hills Park is a park with the classical charm. There are mountains, water and classical garden buildings. Visit Fragrant Hills Park and feel the beauty of nature! Red leaves in the mountains are also a big feature in autumn! Autumn is a good season to go to Fragrant Hills Park to enjoy the mountains and wild red maples! There are a lot of photographers here, Fragrant Hills park under the blue sky and white clouds is very beautiful!

Special Tip: The best time to visit Fragrant Hills to see the red leaves is from mid-October to early November, which lasts about a month. During this period of time, the annual Fragrant Hills Red Leaf Festival is also launched here.

Shichahai

Shichahai refers to the three lakes of Qianhai, Houhai and Xihai and their neighboring areas. It has a large and beautiful lake. It is also a famous historic district in Beijing. Many celebrities’ former residences, royal palaces and other monuments are scattered among them. There are all kinds of delicious food close to people’s life. Houhai Bar Street is an old-style resort for the nightlife of Beijing.

When you first arrive in Shichahai, you will be sure to be attracted by the beautiful scenery of the huge lake. In summer, the lake is very cool and the lotus flowers are in full bloom. You can enjoy the lake view by boat. Pedal boats and hand boating can be selected at will. Depending on the type of boat, the fee varies from 40-60 yuan per hour; the sightseeing rocking boat will take you around the lake for about 1 hour, and the boatman will also explain Shichahai attractions.

In winter, the lake is frozen, and the cruise ship will not in operation, but you can come to enjoy the winter scenery. When the ice layer reaches a certain thickness, the Shichahai skating rink will be opened on the lake. The admission price is 20 yuan/person. In addition, it also provides rentals for skates and ice bicycles. It is not expensive, but a deposit of 100-200 yuan is required.

The ancient buildings around Shichahai make the scenic area still retain the characteristics of old Beijing. Whenever night falls, the time for excitement comes. Songs come from many bars around Shichahai, some of Shichahai’s bar singers really sing well. Go to the bar to sit and watch the singers perform, as if you can hear their passion for music from the singing.

Shichahai lies on Nanluoguxiang in the east and Beihai Park in the south. It is not far from Jingshan Park, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Usually, you can visit the Forbidden City or Tiananmen in the daytime, and sit at the Shichahai bar in the evening; if you don’t go to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, and you just like the lake view, you can play at Shichahai or Beihai Park; if you only like to go shopping or looking for delicious snacks, you can go to the Nanluogu next to Shichahai.

The Yellow Mountains

The Yellow Mountains is a world cultural and natural heritage, a world geopark, a national-level scenic spot, a national civilized scenic tourist area, and a national 5A-level tourist attraction. It is an outstanding representative of the magnificent mountains and rivers and splendid culture together with the Yangtze River, the Great Wall and the Yellow River. It has been praised by the world as “the paradise on earth” and “the first mountain in the world”. It is known as the “five wonders” of strange pines, strange rocks, sea of clouds, hot springs and winter snow.

In the Yellow Mountains, there are many peaks and strange stones and forests, and 88 peaks are more than 1,000 meters high. The three main peaks of “Lotus”, “Guangmingding” and “Tiandu” are all over 1800 meters above sea level.

The Yellow Mountains scenic area is located in Yellow Mountains city in southern Anhui. The mountain is about 40 kilometers long from north to south, about 30 kilometers wide from east to west, and has a total area of about 1200 square kilometers. Among them, The Yellow Mountains scenic area covers an area of 160.6 square kilometers, the ground spans 118°01′-118°17′ east longitude, 30°01′-30°18′ north latitude, with the Huangshi in the east, Xiaolingjiao in the west, and the Erlongqiao in the north and Nanda Tangkou Town in the south. It is divided into nine management areas: Hot Spring, Yungu, Yuping, Beihai, Songgu, Diaoqiao, Fuxi, Yanghu and Fugu. The buffer area is 490.9 square kilometers, which is bounded by the administrative boundary of the five towns adjacent to the scenic spot: Tangkou Town, Tanjiaqiao Town, Sankou Town, Gengcheng Town, Jiaocun Town and Yanghu Forest Farm.

The Yellow Mountains has two gates and three cableways up the hill, and the north gate is the Songgu cableway. It is the closest to the West Sea Grand Canyon after you arrive the top of the mountain and it is also the most beautiful area of The Yellow Mountains. There is the Yungu cableway in the south gate, and it is Baieling in the east. There is also the Yuping cableway in the west, which is closest to the “Pine Greeting Guests” after going up the mountain.