Longqing Gorge

Longqing Gorge combines the charm of the southern landscape with the majesty of the northern landscape in China. The canyons are tortuous, the river is green, the cliffs on both sides are steep, and the caves, stalagmites and stone pillars are densely covered. It is known as the “Little Li River” of Beijing. In spring and summer, people come here to play and go out; in winter, there is a sea of ice lanterns.

There is a reinforced concrete dam at the mouth of the Longqing Gorge. Inside the dam is a giant reservoir. When the water is full, it will flow out from the side hole spillway and flow straight down to form a spectacular waterfall.

You can take a scenic cruise, walk through the canyon, and feel the wonders of nature. For the Longqing Gorge in midsummer, the air is fresh and cool, and the average temperature is about 6 degrees lower than that of downtown Beijing, making it a great place for summer vacation.

Longqing Gorge has a cold winter climate and a long icing period. Taking advantage of this unique natural condition, the Longqing Gorge Scenic Area holds the ice lantern art festival every winter. Since 1987, the Longqing Gorge Ice Lantern Art Exhibition has become a traditional project of Beijing winter tourism. The Ice Lantern Exhibition is located under the Longqing Gorge Dam between the two mountains. The huge ice waterfall naturally hanging down from the dam is the beautiful background of the Ice Lantern Exhibition. During the Ice Lantern Exhibition, the valleys are dazzling with lights, and the various ice sculptures and snow sculptures are shining and spectacular.

Longqing Gorge not only has beautiful natural scenery, but also has matching amusement facilities. You can take the elevator directly to the cruise ship dock near Baihua Cave. There is also a thrilling wing slide in the scenic area, which can slide from the mouth of Baihua Cave to Cuidao in the center of the lake at high speed. In the vicinity of Baihua Cave, you can take the ropeway directly to the Shenxianyuan in the middle of the mountain. In addition, there are rock climbing grounds, ice climbing bases, bungee jumping, and other thrilling projects in the scenic area. Extreme sports enthusiasts can also find your own happiness here.

Harbin Volga Manor

Volga Manor is located on the original ecological Ashe River in the outskirts of Harbin. It covers an area of more than 600,000 square meters. It is a tourist attraction based on the history of Harbin and the theme of Russian culture. It is a manor which is fully enriched with exotic customs. The manor integrates the functions of sightseeing, leisure and vacation, outdoor sports, exhibitions, research trips, wedding celebrations, etc. It can accommodate thousands of people for dining and hundreds of people for accommodation at the same time.

The manor is built on the Ashe River. The original natural environment is set against different styles of Russian architecture. After more than ten years of hard work, the city’s history, architectural art and wetland beauty are harmoniously integrated, bringing you the feeling of “Manor Listening to the bell in the painting, pushing the window to recall the feeling of Russia”. The restored St. Nicholas Church and the Mini-Ajur Restaurant carry the memories of the old Harbin people. Classic Russian buildings such as the Vodka Fort and Petrov Art Palace are reproduced here. Traditional Russian folk culture such as painting art, sculpture display, folklore experience, Traditional Russian folk culture, music interpretation and Russian cuisine, is reflected here.

In winter, the main goal of the manor is to advocate the destination of Russian-style ice and snow artistic life experience. It integrates Russian-style ice and snow and activities such as castle skiing and castle snow circle into the scenic area, presenting not only the beauty of architecture, but also the real Russian art life.

The Castle Ski Resort here is a special leisure and entertainment ski resort with beginner and intermediate ski trails. Skiers can walk through 3 Russian castles and experience a unique way of skiing in a loop. The ski resort has complete functions, complete facilities, and professional coaches, and it is suitable for family and group skating.

Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden

Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden is located in the Tropical Crop Science Institute of Yunnan Province in Jinghong City, the capital of Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan. It covers an area of 80 hectares and is one of the main attractions in Xishuangbanna Scenic Area. It was rated as an AAA-level scenic spot by the National Tourism Administration in 2001 and is now an AAAA-level scenic spot. The garden is divided into Baicao Garden, Palm Plant Area, Sparse Tree Lawn Area, Fruit Tree Area and Economic Crops Area, etc. There are nearly 1,000 varieties of various flowers and economic plants in the garden. Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden displays the connotation of popular science through tropical flowers and tropical plant landscapes. It is a theme park integrating scientific research, popular science, patriotism education, tourism, leisure, and vacation.

Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden is said to be a platform where tropical plants, especially tropical flowers, are more concentratedly displayed in the world. There are many kinds of plants and flowers in the garden, and all kinds of exotic flowers and plants compete to show their beauty! Visiting Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden is suitable in June and July when the weather is not the hottest. You can see fruits and flowers at that time. At the beginning of September, there is only a half of the flowers left, and there are very few fruits, but it is still the best place for girls to take pictures in Xishuangbanna. The super charming flowers are beautifully photographed. The tropical flower garden also has water currents and the scenery is particularly beautiful. It takes about one to two hours to visit the Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden. Therefore, it is not recommended to take a sightseeing bus, otherwise, you will miss a lot of beautiful scenery.

The ticket for Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden is 40 yuan, and you can enjoy pure natural plants and flowers, breathe in the fresh air, appreciate the beautiful tropical scenery and style, and let people experience the harmony between man and nature.

The Tientsin Eye

The Tientsin Eye’s full name is the Yongle Bridge Tientsin Eye, which connects Hebei District and Hongqiao District across the Haihe River. It is a Ferris wheel for cross-river construction and bridge-wheel integration. It has both sightseeing and transportation functions. The Tientsin Eye is a rare ferris wheel from where you can overlook the scenery on the bridge and it is one of Tianjin’s landmarks. Every night when the lights are on, the colorful lights of the Tientsin Eye are soft and beautiful.

The Tientsin Eye has a diameter of 110 meters, and 48 360-degree transparent cockpits are mounted on the outside of the wheel. Each cockpit can seat 8 people and can accommodate 384 people for sightseeing at the same time. The Tientsin Eye takes 28 minutes to make a full revolution.

The Yongle Bridge Tientsin Eye is magnificent and majestic from a distance during the day. At night, when the neon lights up, it becomes a beautiful scenery on the Haihe River, attracting visitors coming here. There are generally two ways to play the Tianjin Eye, ride or take photos from a distance. The ride on the Ferris wheel is 70 yuan per person. If you want to enjoy it alone, you can also spend 400 yuan to pack a cabin. The Tientsin Eye cabin is air-conditioned, so you can slowly and comfortably watch the surrounding scenery, especially after dark at night, it is shocking.

If you want to shoot the Tientsin Eye, the best location is on the King Kong Bridge on the south side of the Ferris wheel. Standing on the bridge, the River Mouth of three rivers is in front of your eyes, and the soft Tientsin Eye is in front of you, with beautiful buildings on both sides of the Haihe River.

Qing Dao Trestle Bridge

Qing Dao Trestle Bridge is one of the scenic spots of Qingdao Coastal Scenic Area. It is the first batch of national-level scenic spots announced by the State Council in 1982 and the first batch of national AAAA-level tourist attractions.

Trestle Bridge is located on the southern coast of Qingdao’s central city. It is a 440-meter-long sea promenade extending from the land to the sea. The Trestle Bridge was built in the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (1892). It has a history of more than one hundred years and has always been regarded as a symbol of Qingdao. The Huilan Pavilion at the end of Trestle Bridge is a testimony of Qingdao’s modern history.

Trestle Bridge was once a military-only artificial wharf in Qingdao. Trestle Bridge faces Xiao Qingdao across the water, and the north end is connected in a straight line with Zhongshan Road Commercial Street. At the end of Trestle Bridge is a triangular breakwater, and there is an octagonal pavilion with ethnic style, which is called Huilan Pavilion. Inside the Huilan Pavilion, there is a stele without a word. The origin of this stele is still divergent. Now, the pavilion fully displays Qingdao’s unique urban features such as modern history, humanities, and folk customs through thematic exhibitions.

There are chain guardrails and lotus street lights on both sides of Trestle Bridge. Visitors can stroll along the waterfront of Trestle Bridge. When the wind is calm, you can watch seagulls soar freely here. At the end of the bridge, you can also overlook the small Qingdao. On the island, the shadows of trees and greenery are clustered, and a white lighthouse stands tall and majestic. When the tide is high, the turbulent waves hit the breakwater, causing clusters of waves, so you can stop and watch. When the tide is low, the ochre-colored reefs and golden beaches are exposed to the surface. You can walk down the Trestle Bridge and stroll along the beach to catch the sea and collect shellfish.

Qingdao Railway Station is not far away, and it takes only 10 minutes to walk to Trestle Bridge. When you get off the train and walk out of the station hall, you can see Trestle Bridge that extends into the sea.

Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenic Area

Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenic Area refers to the area along the Qinhuai River with the Confucius Temple as the center, including streets and lanes on both sides of the bank, residential buildings, nearby historic sites, and scenic spots.

This area has been one of the more prosperous places in Nanjing since ancient times, and it is also a must-see for many tourists who come to Nanjing. Here you can not only see the historical buildings of the ancient capital Nanjing, but also eat authentic Qinhuai snacks. Here you can go deep into the streets or go boating on the Qinhuai River, and experience the local customs on the river from different perspectives. At night, colorful lights are lit up everywhere in the scenic area, which is extremely brilliant, and “Night Park Qinhuai” is even more wonderful.

The cuisine of Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenic Area is also a major feature. There are teahouse restaurants and street food, among which the “Qinhuai Eight Wonders” are worth trying. This area is also a lively commercial area, with various shops, featuring characteristic traditional souvenirs and fashionable gadgets. You can choose some favorite items as souvenirs.

If you want to go boating in the Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenic Area, you can board the boat at the pier opposite to the Confucius Temple. There are scenic spots explanation on the boat, and you can admire the scenery and learn about historical stories at the same time.

In general, the scenery and quaint buildings on both sides of the Qinhuai River are very distinctive. At present, the Confucius Temple Qinhuai Scenic Area, with the Confucius Temple as the center and the integration of temples and streets, is the cultural activities center that is integrating culture, tourism, shopping, and services together, and it is well worth a visit.

Qinghai-tibet Plateau Wildlife Park

Qinghai-tibet Plateau Wildlife Park is a zoo with beautiful scenery and it is located in Xishan of Xining. There are more than 200 animals in captivity in the park. Although the number is not much when compared with zoos in other cities, there are snow leopards, Procapra przewalskii, desert cats, wild yaks and other unique animals of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which are rare in other cities. Whether in the grasslands, lakes, or at the foot of snow-capped mountains, there are Tibetan wild donkeys everywhere. It takes about 3-4 hours to watch them all.

The most important thing in the park is the wild animal breeding area. The plank road has been built here. Visitors can watch the beasts up close on the plank road. There is a little distance from the gate of the park to the plank road. You can also choose to take a car, which costs about a few Yuan. You can also choose to take a battery car when visiting the herbivore area and rare bird hall, but the distance is not too far.

The aquarium in the park charges a separate fee and you can watch some marine animals. However, the scale of this aquarium is not large and cannot be compared with aquariums in many cities. There are also children’s amusement projects such as carousels and bumper cars in the zoo, which is suitable for children to come and play.

Because Xining does not produce altitude sickness, Qinghai-tibet Plateau Wildlife Park has become a place where most people can get more intimate understanding and contact with plateau creatures. In addition to ordinary small animals, the most famous and most anticipated animals here are the various plateau-specific animals. Tickets to the Qinghai-tibet Plateau Wildlife Park are not expensive. If you have enough time, it is suggested that you take a visit here.

Nalati Tourist Scenic Area

The grasslands of Nalati Tourist Scenic Area are subalpine meadow plant areas, which is one of the four major grasslands in the world. It is located on the northern slope of the Nalati Mountains. It consists of the following three parts: the aerial grassland, the river valley grassland, and the Nalati National Forest Park. The total planned area of the Nalati Tourist Scenic Area is 960 square kilometers. The scenic area is composed of high mountain grassland sightseeing area, Kazakh folk customs area and tourist living area from south to north.

Nalati grassland has been a famous pasture since the ancient times. With flat river valleys, high peaks, deep gorges, lush forests, and grassland stretches, they are combined with local Kazakh folk customs to become a resort for sightseeing, excursions, scientific investigations, leisure and entertainment, and summer resorts.

Every year from June to September, the Nalati tourist scenic area is green, and there are wild flowers in full bloom. The climate is very suitable. The river valleys, mountains, deep gorges, and forests complement each other. In summer, Kazakh herdsmen come to alpine meadows, set up a yurt, and graze cattle and sheep. Summer is also the most beautiful season on the grassland. After June of each year, large groups of livestock move in and enter the golden season of the grassland. Folklore activities are often held here so you can experience the Kazakh folk customs.

The Nalati prairie is located in Xinyuan County, Yili, Xinjiang. This is also the most beautiful place in Yili. Everywhere is beautiful landscape and blue sky. Flocks of cattle and sheep are on the grass, which is very impressive. There are also various wildflowers. The beautiful grassland scenery, snowy mountains, wildflowers, forests, canyons, cattle, and sheep make up a beautiful picture with a panoramic view.

Chaotianmen Square

Chaotianmen Square is located in the northeast of Yuzhong District, Chongqing, at the top of the Yuzhong Peninsula. It is located at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Jialing River. Standing on the square, you will feel that the scenery of the two rivers and the three places is panoramic.

At the front end of Chaotianmen Square, the green water of Jialing River merges with the yellowish-yellow Yangtze River; to the east is the magnificent Chongqing Grand Theater in Jiangbei District; to the west is the brilliantly lit Nanbin Road in Nan’an District. The square is also a leisure place for local citizens. When the weather is good, many people fly kites here.

Today, the local government is preparing to make this one of the “new Chongqing” signs, an internationally fashionable area. The pier near Chaotianmen Square is the starting point for a night tour of the two rivers.

Many tourists will be really shocked by the spectacular view of Chaotianmen. What is shocking is not the dignity of the millennium ancient capital like Beijing and Xi’an, nor the pioneering fashion of Shanghai and Shenzhen, but the people, the living people themselves here. It interprets the most noisy and busy life, and also raises the human fireworks.

Chaotianmen is one of the nine gates in Chongqing. It is one of the nine tributaries of the Yangtze River. The Jialing River merges into the Yangtze River and runs towards the East China Sea. There are tens of thousands of people coming and going here every day, and the most spectacular sight is also the flow of goods and the sight of people busy for life. Walking from shoulder to shoulder, walking up and down the stone steps in Chongqing, and rolling equipment on the dock accompanied by the roar of the whistle. Chaotianmen Wharf is also the most important starting point for visiting the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. People sitting in Chaotianmen Wharf watching the bustling have a real feeling in the world.

Xizhou Ancient Town

Xizhou Ancient Town is located 18 kilometers north of the ancient city of Dali, facing the Erhai Lake in the east and Cangshan Mountain in the west. Xizhou Ancient Town is an important town where the Bai people live. There are the best-preserved and best buildings of the Bai people. These folk houses are decorated with carved beams, overlapping arches, angled cornices, gatehouses, photo walls and gables. The colorful decorative arts of the houses fully reflect the architectural talent and artistic creativity of the Bai people.

Xizhou Ancient Town is famous for Yang Pinxiang’s House, Yan Family Courtyard, Hou Family Courtyard, etc. It not only maintains the characteristics of traditional Bai houses, but also combines Chinese and Western architectural techniques. Historically, Xizhou Ancient Town was a military center in Nanzhao, with a relatively developed culture, and it had exported many famous people from all walks of life to the country.

When you first come to Xizhou Ancient Town, the first thing you can see is the two big green trees with thick leaves and branches in the village. The Bai people believe that the big green tree is a symbol of village prosperity. It is the Feng Shui tree that the ancient Bai village should have its own. This tree usually forms a group activity center for the villagers together with the stage. The two trees at the end of Xizhou Ancient Town are very old. Whenever autumn comes, there is full of snow-white herons, which is a unique landscape of Xizhou Ancient Town.

Xizhou Ancient Town is hailed as the first town of the Bai nationality. It is the largest community of Bai nationality in China. It is backed by Cangshan Mountain and faces the Erhai Lake. With a superior geographical location, the town is full of traditional dwellings with ethnic characteristics, which are well preserved and it is a good place for tourists to experience local ethnic customs. The costumes, languages, food, music, dances, folklore, etc. which are represented by the Bai nationality, have a strong national customs and historical and cultural atmosphere. They are very valuable for tourists and are the most representative window for understanding the culture of the Bai nationality.