(Have a group photo in Beautiful Xingping town)
After months of hard working in the office, the whole team of Easy Tour China were rewarded with a delightful trip to Xingping, Yangshuo on August 22-23. During these two days, we had the peaceful and relaxing hours with our lovely colleagues on the most beautiful island of Li River while at the same time enjoying various fun activities to energize the body and mind.
(The old streets and houses in Xingping town)
Approximately 90km away from downtown Guilin, the 1300-year-old Xingping town is home to the epitome of sceneries along the Li River, with limestone Karst mountains and cliffs, still waters, and old villages on the lively countryside with backroads and paths. Xingping is therefore ideal for sightseeing, hiking, biking, camping and bamboo-rafting. We stayed overnight in the riverside guesthouse “Our Inn” on a tranquil island of Li River (can be accessed by ferryboat). Here, we had exciting eating watermelon contest, which offered so much joy and attracted everyone of us to participate in. When night fell, The dazzling stars filling the sky were all our eyes, and totally enchanted us all.
(The watermelon is ready! )
The next morning, we headed for another destination – the world-famous Yangshuo (25 km away). It is, despite the huge popularity of a visit, one of the most worthwhile places China has to offer. It would be so delightful to drench ourselves completely to the natural beauty of Yangshuo, but we had to finish a task first, the orienteering. This fashionable outdoor sport tested both our physical ability and intelligence.
(The stunning scenery along Li River)
(Feel great among the limestone Karst mountains)
When autumn comes knocking, most travelers in China tend to flee to the outdoor world for the pleasant autumn color. China is full of fantastic autumn experience, with places to go to enjoy the stunning fall foliage with genial sunshine and clear sky, and to immerse in the most tranquil yet romantic atmosphere without having to follow the crowds. Here are 5 beautiful destinations to celebrate the autumn season in China.
Deep in the heart of the 4500-meter-high perpetually snow-clad Min Shan Range, Sichuan province, Jiuzhaigou Valley ushered in its autumn season in the late August, with an amazing masterpiece of almost all colors displaying, from green to yellow, orange to deep red reflecting in the clear lakes, ponds and waterfalls, making it the heaven on earth.
Guilin in Southern China is not only world famous for its Karst landscape, but also the Longji Rice Terraces. The terraced fields is a farm engineering wonder created by local the ethnic Zhuang in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Autumn is the best time to visit the terraced fields for the bright color. The entire mountain is covered by the golden color, extending to as far as your eyes can reach, offering a breathtaking view.
Great Wall is a must-visit sight in China, and offers different yet majestic views all year round. October 15 till November 15 Is the best time to experience the autumn scenery of Beijing and Great Wall, when the autumn leaves are at their best – yellow, orange, pink, and red. Mutianyu Great Wall, approximately 70km north of Beijing is considered the best part of Great wall for autumn sightseeing tour, for its densely vegetation and being free of crowds and noise.
There are a lot of opportunities to enjoy the autumn foliage, but how about the red waters? Make time to Panjin, China’s Liaoning Province in early October for this amazing red beach, which is formed by countless alkaline grasses standing one by one stretching to the horizon. Bring your camera to shot some fantastic photos from the wooden pier.
Kanas Lake in autumn reminds us the heaven on earth, and is widely favored by photographers, with picturesque wild landscape dyed with vivid, dramatic colors. Late September to early October is best time for an enchanted autumn scenery of Kanas Lake, when visitors will see the leaves in various colors, peaceful green water, untouched plants and lovely animals embraced by snow-capped mountains…