Suzhou (苏州) was the final destination during our visit to China in 2011. It's situated about an hour's drive (100 kilometres) northwest of Shanghai, and it's home to a culturally-aesthetic center, with centuries-old canals, gardens, and pagodas that have become major tourist attractions over the years. Due to its waterfront layout, Suzhou has been dubbed … Continue reading Destination: Suzhou, China
Wuzhen (烏鎮) is a quaint, historic town situated about an hour's drive (80 kilometres) from Hangzhou. It lies within the triangle of Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou, which are the three largest cities in central-east China and are the most-popular places to check out, given that each point is no more than a two-hour's drive from … Continue reading Destination: Wuzhen, China
Translated as "Yellow Mountain," Huangshan is a notable highlight of the southern Anhui province of China. Millions of tourists flock to the region every year to hike its uniquely-shaped mountains and to take in the sublime views from the top. Even for the least-adventurous out there, they would have a hard time refusing to give … Continue reading Destination: Huangshan, China (Part 2)
With its majestic peaks and lush vegetation, Huangshan (黄山) is a vast mountain range situated in the Anhui province of China. Its spectacular scenery has inspired paintings, literature, and photography for centuries. Without a doubt, Huangshan is a natural wonder, and it's no surprise that it has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site … Continue reading Destination: Huangshan, China (Part 1)
Hailed for its blend of nature and modern living, Hangzhou (杭州) isn't a city to be missed while visiting central-east China. Its large, freshwater West Lake has inspired past artists and poets with its natural beauty, and it's home to a booming Internet industry that has drawn plenty of prospective workers from other parts of … Continue reading Destination: Hangzhou, China
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