Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park

Although Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park is also known as the Eastern Suburb Scenic Area, it is very close to the city center. Nanjing people prefer to call Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park the Purple Mountain. Zhongshan is 448.9 meters above sea level. From west to east, there are three major scenic spots: The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, Ming Tomb, and Linggu Temple. Among them, The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and Ming Tomb are must-visit attractions in Nanjing.

The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum is the mausoleum of Sun Yat-sen. You can see Boaifang, tomb passage, mausoleum gate, stele pavilion, sacrificial hall and burial chamber lined up on the central axis from south to north along the steps. The inscription on various buildings in the style of the Republic of China reflect Sun Yat-sen’s ideals. To the southeast of the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Square, there is a music stage, which is a stage that combines Chinese and Western styles.

Ming Tomb

Ming Tomb is the mausoleum of Ming Taizu Zhu Yuanzhang and Queen Ma. You can come to the main building of the mausoleum through tortuous tomb passages. Ming Tom’s ticket includes Plum Blossom Mountain, so you might as well go there in winter, when the plum blossoms are just in bloom.

Linggu Temple

There are not as many visitors as the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and Ming Tomb in the Linggu Temple scenic spot. The original Linggu Temple is now in a corner. The central axis is mainly a series of buildings of the National Revolutionary Army cemetery. However, the only remaining building without beams of Linggu Temple in Ming Dynasty is still on the central axis, don’t miss it. Such a large hall does not need a beam and pillar, it is all made of bricks and stones, and the hall is a cemetery hall.

The environment of Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park is very good. The trees on both sides of the mountain road are connected to each other to form green umbrellas. It is very comfortable to walk on the tree-lined road, not to mention there are many scenic spots to visit, even some only are known to old Nanjing people, which makes Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park undoubtedly one of the most prestigious mountains in Nanjing. If time permits, stay in Nanjing for a while and go to Zhongshan Mountain Mational Park to climb the mountain every day. You can exercise and make different discoveries every day. As long as you don’t enter the paid attractions, the mountain climbing is free.

Qinghai Lake Erlang Sword Scenic Area

Qinghai Lake Erlang Sword Scenic Area is located on the south side of Qinghai Lake and is also the main scenic area of Qinghai Lake. This scenic spot is built by enclosing an area on the south side of Qinghai Lake. There are shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, etc., all of which are unique Tibetan-style buildings. In addition, other entertainment items such speedboats, sand motorcycles, and racetracks are also set up.

The scenic spot is mainly divided into two areas, one is a large square and street next to the road, and many buildings and cruise ship docks are also located here. The other is a narrow-pointed peninsula that is more than ten kilometers deep into the lake, and it is shaped like a sword. This is also the origin of the name of this scenic spot. There are some entertainment projects on the peninsula. To play the Qinghai Lake Erlang Sword Scenic Area, it is generally to walk from the gate to visit the squares and streets by the lake, visit the lake and Tibetan buildings, etc., and then take a cruise to play the entertainment projects in the peninsula area. It takes about 2-4 hours to visit the entire scenic area.

There are two Tibetan-style small streets at the square of the scenic area. There are some Tibetan prayer flags and sculptures around the streets and squares. On both sides of the streets, there are souvenir shops, restaurants, hotels, folk museums, herbariums, and Tibetan tribes. You can visit the exhibition halls and buildings full of Tibetan characteristics. When you walk to the lake from the square, you can see the vast blue Qinghai Lake right in front of you, and a wooden plank road has been built along the lake.

At the west end of the plank road, it is the cruise ship’s pier. Taking a cruise on the lake is the focus of Qinghai Lake Erlang Sword Scenic Area. There are two types of cruise ships. One is a medium-sized high-speed cruise ship with about 90 people. You can cruise on the lake for about 20 minutes, and then transport to the end of Qinghai Lake Erlang Sword Scenic Area. The other is a large cruise ship, which can cruise the lake for about 50 minutes and then return to the square pier. The ship has cafes, restaurants, VIP rooms, etc., which is more gorgeous and leisure.

Hemu Scenic Area

Hemu Scenic Area is located in Burqin County, Altay Region, northern Xinjiang, about 30 kilometers east of Kanasi Lake. It is a small village inhabited by Kazakhs and Tuva people. Generally, when tourists play in the north of Xinjiang, they will play Hemu Scenic Area with Kanasi Lake Scenic Area together.

All the houses in Hemu Village are simple log cabins, which are scattered in the valley among the mountains. The local ethnic minorities work in the yard and they look simple and quiet. The Hemu River flows by the village. The water is light blue and very clear. There are grasslands and birch forests around the village with beautiful scenery. In winter, the top of the mountain begins to accumulate snow and become small snow mountains, making the Hemu Scenic Area look like a fairy tale world.

Hemu Village is not big, the main road in the village is about two or three kilometers long, and you can just walk around the village. The observation deck is located on the hillside opposite the Hemu River. On the observation deck, you can take a panoramic view of the village, which is a good place for photographers to shoot large movies.

Hemu, a very beautiful and charming small village, is surrounded by mountains and the pristine natural scenery attracts many people to visit. Hemu Scenic Area is a very beautiful place, the scenery has snow mountains, rivers, wooden houses, grasslands, woods, with a little Nordic style. The vegetation here is lush, the flow of water is slow and clear, the villages with unique styles are scattered among them, the natural scenery is beautiful, and the four seasons are different. You can play horse riding, rafting, hiking. Staying one night here, you can feel the local folk customs and lifestyle. The scenery is nice, the climate is pleasant, the air is fresh, the unique charm of the architectural style is very suitable for taking pictures.

The Dazu Rock Carvings

The Dazu Rock Carvings is a general term for Buddhist rock carvings (grottoes) in Dazu District, Chongqing, including Baoding Mountain, Beishan Mountain, Nanshan Mountain, Shimen Mountain, Shizhuan Mountain, etc., where you can enjoy the preservation stone carving art in the Tang and Song Dynasties. There are as many as 75 caves and more than 50,000 statues. It represents the highest level of grotto art in the world from the 9th to the 13th century AD, and is the last monument in the history of human grotto art.

Among the stone carving groups, Baoding Mountain stone carving and Beishan stone carving are more concentrated. Tickets for Baoding Mountain and Beishan Stone Carvings are sold separately, and joint tickets can also be purchased. And these two scenic spots are more than ten kilometers apart. The remaining three scenic spots in the stone carving group are relatively remote or not yet open to the public.

Baoding Mountain Stone Carvings is located about 15 kilometers northeast of Dazu City. There are 13 landscapes, including Big Buddha Bay and Little Buddha Bay. There are many life scenes and stories in Buddhist scriptures.

Beishan Stone Carvings are located about 2 kilometers north of Dazu City, and were excavated in the Tang Dynasty and ended in the Southern Song Dynasty. The carved Buddha statues in Beishan are small and exquisite, with a variety of postures, showing a transitional style from Tang to Song Dynasty. For example, the Buddha statue No. 53 has both the plump and simple sculptures of the Tang Dynasty and the slender body with the statues of the Song Dynasty.

The Dazu Rock Carvings are Buddhist-themed stone carvings, which are very exquisite and spectacular. Each engraving has its own story, and it is still in color, and is very realistic and even vivid. Especially for the Buddha statues in the stone caves, it is needless to say that the expressions are very charming, even the tassels of the clothes are very special. In short, Dazu Rock Carvings is worthy of a visit.

Chongsheng Temple Cultural Tourism Area

After the restoration and reconstruction of the Chongsheng Temple Cultural Tourism Area in Dali, a millennium ancient temple with the three pagodas as the core that is covering the surrounding 388 acres and the main building area of ​​more than 20,000 square meters is displayed in front of tourists. The reconstruction of the scenic area breaks the stereotype that the scenic spot is difficult to prevent the “seven-year itch” and opens up a practical and feasible way for the sustainable development of the Yunnan tourist scenic spot. The magnificent pagodas of Chongsheng Temple were burnt down in the ancient time, and only the three pagodas were kept intact.

Chongsheng Temple Cultural Tourism Area in Dali, built in the heyday of Nanzhao Buddhism, was the center of the “Ancient Kingdom” at that time, known as the “Buddha Capital”, and was also the largest Buddhist temple and Buddhist cultural center in Southeast Asia at that time. The huge historical value and profound cultural heritage makes it a must-see area for tourists to visit Dali. The three pagodas in front of the temple have also become a symbol of Dali. There is harmony in the changes of the three pagodas, unity in the opposites, with mutual support, and it is natural. The three pagodas are unique in shape, which are soaring into the sky, and look very artistic! The three pagodas of Chongsheng Temple are located 1.5 kilometers north of Dali Ancient City, facing the Erhai Lake in the east and Cangshan Mountain in the west.

Chongsheng Temple is a symbol of ancient history and culture in Yunnan and one of the oldest and most majestic buildings in southern China. In 1961, it was announced as a national key cultural relics protection unit of the first batch by the State Council. The scenery of Chongsheng Temple is very beautiful, the scenic area is very large, and there are many views to watch. Many temple hall buildings are magnificent!

In short, Chongsheng Temple Cultural Tourism Area has both beautiful natural scenery and profound history and culture, even non-religious visitors can come there to take a visit.

Broad and Narrow Alley

Each city has a place that can best represent it. Broad and Narrow Alley is an ancient street of Qing Dynasty, which is composed of wide alley, well alley and narrow alley, and it is one of the must-see attractions in Chengdu. The three alleys of Broad and Narrow Alley are all parallel. You can walk from one alley to the other and then turn to another alley to continue going shopping.

There are a lot of shops in the alley, as well as a variety of restaurants that gather snacks. Whether it is a large or small store, they all focus on the concept of slow life in Chengdu, which is also the most attractive place in Chengdu. When you come here, you can easily put down your guard, let go of tension, and integrate here in the most natural state of life, not only will you feel the physical satisfaction, but also the spiritual comfort.

The streets are all scented with the smell of food, every snack looks unique, making people want to taste it! The craftsmen inheritors here have various cultures that cannot be materialized. The sugar man is one of them. The cute little dolls rotate the compass and where the pointer stops, sugar master will use the candy to make the corresponding patterns, and the fresh playing method makes the children enjoy themselves.

When you come to Broad and Narrow Alley, you must experience an ear-pick service here. Picking ones’ ears is a unique folk craft in old Chengdu. Everyone who tried it said that it was like a fairy. In Broad and Narrow Alley and Jinli Street, you can see the ear-pick service when you casually walk around. The craft is similar. You must try it here to experience how ecstatic this craft is. After all, it is not easy to experience this kind of experience in other places.

In Broad and Narrow Alley, you can easily see young people who love music sing songs passionately, or hit their notes on musical instruments. If you are interested, you can listen to them quietly to feel more about them.

Beijing Zoo

Beijing Zoo is located in Xizhimenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing. It is the largest urban zoo in China and has a history of more than 100 years. The Beijing Zoo is divided into three areas: east, south and north area. The main entrance of the zoo is located in the east area. In the north area of the zoo, there is the Beijing Aquarium (separate ticket purchase is required).

There are a lot of rare animals such as giant panda, golden monkey, Siberian tiger, white-lipped deer, elk, pony, red-crowned crane, and representative animals from all over the world, such as chimpanzee in Africa, kangaroo, jaguar, Mexican manatee, European bison, etc. The Amphibious Reptile Pavilion is divided into upper and lower floors, exhibiting more than 100 kinds of reptiles from all over the world, including one of the world’s largest crocodiles, the estuarine crocodile. You can refer to the signs in the zoo or the guide map on the official website to choose your favorite venue.

When playing in the zoo, you can also take children to the Science Museum to learn about animals. The Science Museum often holds various science lectures. The specific time and courses can be found on the official website.

The Beijing Zoo is lined with trees and has a large green area, which is very suitable for outings and parent-child activities. Beijing’s “Gu Guo Si Snack” has a branch in the zoo. There is a Beijing clothing wholesale market near the zoo. The National Library, Beijing Planetarium and Zizhuyuan Park are also nearby.

Beijing Zoo is not only a paradise for children but also a favorite place for adults. The area of the scenic spot is very large, it is best to prepare the strategy in advance and arrange the route reasonably. Remember to bring snacks and water to add energy. Choose the best season such as the spring season to take a visit there, you will enjoy yourself in the zoo.

Beijing Happy Valley

Beijing Happy Valley is located in the southeast corner of Sifang Bridge, East Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang District, which is covering an area of 1 million square meters. Beijing Happy Valley has carefully set up more than 120 experience projects, including more than 40 entertainment equipment, more than 50 cultural and ecological landscapes, more than 10 artistic performances, more than 20 themed games and commercial auxiliary projects, making it can meet the needs of different groups of people.

Here, young people can enjoy the stunning experience of the world’s six entertainment devices such as Crystal God Wings and Apollo, and fully feel the romance and mystery brought by Shangri-La’s “Golden Face Dynasty”. The elderly can follow the footprints of the Aegean Harbor and Mayan town, board the soothing Atlantis gathering spaceship, look for historical relics, sort out the veins of civilization, and feel the fantastic humanistic charm of the major theme partitions. Children can walk into the kingdom of ants and learn a lot about the knowledge of society, nature and ecology. They can appreciate acceleration, weightlessness, experience the diversity of vegetation, the fun of art, color, nature, music and sports.

Beijing Happy Valley is composed of seven cultural themed areas including “Fjord Forest, Aegean Port, Lost Maya, Shangri-La, Dessert Kingdom, Atlantis, Happy Hour”, etc. Through thematic cultural packaging and story interpretation, the building and sculpture, Gardens, murals, performances, entertainment and other forms, it shows visitors a colorful earth’s ecological environment and regional culture. The world’s classic civilization and creative wisdom are selected in the park, and more than 50 theme landscapes, more than 10 themed performances, more than 30 themed rides, more than 20 themed games and commercial auxiliary facilities have created a mysterious and dreamy world. More than 300,000 square meters of greenery and 80,000 square meters of lake surface give Happy Valley a good ecological environment; seven major theme areas give Happy Valley a unique humanistic temperament; the international and domestic double standards of safety testing, humanized service support and intelligence information system of the whole garden gives Happy Valley world-class quality. It is a great place to enjoy a holiday with your family.

Prince Gong’s Mansion

Prince Gong’s Mansion is an antique attraction within the Third Ring Road of Beijing, and it is also the largest royal palace in China in the Qing Dynasty. Although the overall scale has reached 60,000 square meters, on the whole, it consists of two parts of the mansion house and the garden. If you don’t enjoy it carefully, you can finish visiting it in less than an hour. And it is near other attractions such as Shichahai where you can experience the city and bar culture directly in the neighborhood.

Prince Gong’s Mansion is a very well-preserved palace building complex in China, with more than 30 various types of architectural complexes, which are characterized by elegant layout and extraordinary style. The whole is divided into two parts, the mansion house and the garden, with the mansion in the front at the south and the garden in the back at the north. The structure and architecture of the entire royal palace are also well preserved. The first half of the building is quite temple-like, and the back garden part is lively.

The mansion house covers an area of about 30,000 square meters, and is composed of multiple courtyards running through a strict axis. It is divided into three roads in the middle, east, and west.

Middle Road: The main buildings of Middle Road are Yin’an Hall and Jiale Hall. The roof of the hall is made of green glazed tiles, which shows the majesty of Middle Road and is also a manifestation of the identity of the prince.

East Road: The front yard of East Road once became the actual Princess Palace.

West Road: The courtyard of West Road is small and exquisite.

The garden is located in the north of the mansion, also known as the Cuijin Garden. It covers an area of more than 28,000 square meters and has 31 ancient buildings. At that time, Prince Gong built a garden and mobilized hundreds of skilled craftsmen. After its completion, it is the essence of the garden art of the existing royal palace in Beijing. The theme of the whole garden is clear.

In short, when you are visiting Beijing, Prince Gong’s Mansion seems to be a must visit, because this royal palace is a royal palace in China that is the most complete preserved.

The Yellow Mountains

The Yellow Mountains combines 800 million years of geological history, integrating peaks and forest landforms and glacial relics. It also has rich and typical geological landscapes such as granite modeling stones, granite caverns and fountain pool stream waterfall. The front mountain rock mass is sparse, multi-spherical weathering, and the mountain is thick and spectacular. The back-mountain rock mass is densely packed, multi-column weathering, and the mountain is steep, forming a geomorphic feature of “the majestic font mountains and the beautiful back mountains”.

The Yellow Mountains ecosystem is stable and balanced. The plant community is intact and vertically distributed. It has one place for alpine marshes and alpine meadows. It is a gathering place for green plants. It is known as the “treasure house of East China Plant” and “natural botanical garden”. The forest coverage rate of the scenic spot is 84.7%, the vegetation coverage rate is 93.0%, there are 1805 species of higher plants, including Yellow Mountains pine, Yellow Mountains rhododendron, Magnolia parviflora, manglietia fordiana, Chinese yew, southern hemlock and so on. There are 28 species of plants that were first discovered in The Yellow Mountains and named after The Yellow Mountains.

The Yellow Mountains are located in a subtropical monsoon climate zone with deep valleys and vertical climate changes. Local topography plays a dominant role in climate and forms a special mountain monsoon climate. The average annual precipitation of the mountain is 2369.3 mm, the average annual rainy day is 180.6 days, the snowy day is 32.9 days, the foggy day is 259 days, the strong windy day is 118.7 days, the annual average temperature is 7.9 °C, and the longest rainless period is 40 days. The scenic area is densely forested and there are many waterfalls. The air quality is maintained at Grade I all the year round. The daily average concentration of air PM2.5 is 5 μg/m3. The concentration of air negative oxygen ions is stable at 20,000/cm3 for many years. Therefore, The Yellow Mountains is also called “natural oxygen bar”.