China, China Tourism, China Vacation

May 21, 2014 by  
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People’s Republic of China , is the world’s most populous stateless . China , nearly four thousand years before the PRC , which stretches back a ‘ written history ‘ is. However, drawing on the ideographic about 6000 years ago, the remains of which have been achieved. Constitute the cornerstones of today’s civilization, paper, gunpowder, the compass and printing as well as many of the present invention is based on the origin of ancient Chinese civilization .

People’s Republic of China , both culturally and geographically evokes all sorts of interesting aspects is a tourist paradise . With their red roofs centuries-old temples , vast tea gardens, the world’s third largest river, the Yangtze River as the geographical richness of the southern coast of the world’s most attractive beach examples , Xian city, starting from the historical Silk Road and Great Wall of China as the historical monuments, the Chinese Empire from unique artifacts and symbols with modern skyscrapers in the world … All this and much more appealing to everyone tourism potential of the country affords . China’s capital Beijing, the country’s most important historical value mingled with legends host makes .

The country’s largest historic part and has owned the palace , gardens and mansions and charming Forgotten City ( Forbidden City ) , Temple of Heaven (Temple of Heaven) , the imperial countries remain Summer Palace ( Summer Palace ) and the world’s largest square, Tiananmen Square , Beijing’s are a few examples of the tourism value . Shanghai, with numerous skyscrapers competing with New York at the same time represents the modern face of the country .

Country located in the south of Hong Kong ; A fusion of eastern and western culture rich structure as well as unique beaches, rich vegetation that hosts different types of plants , giddy with sea views and tropical areas is alluring .

Invisible to do
◾ Great Wall of China
◾ Forbidden City
◾ Tiananmen Square
◾ Summer Palace
◾ Kung Fu Show

Try to do
◾ Peking Roast Duck
◾ Steamed Dumpling

Xi’an

Around the hill -surrounded with water and Xi’an, the ancient civilization and the birthplace of one of the most important city in northwest China .

Invisible to do
◾ Terra Cotta Warriors
◾ Horses Museum
◾ Bell Tower
◾ Drum Tower
◾ City Walls
◾ Tang Dynasty Opera

Try to do
◾ Yang Rou Pao Mo
◾ Guan Tang baozi
◾ of Fanjin

China

China

Shangri-la China, Shangri-la Historic Countries, Shangri-la Vacation

March 29, 2014 by  
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The town is split between Tibetan and ethnic Han residents, as well as a fair smattering of Naxi, Bai, Yi and Lisu, with the surrounding countryside entirely Tibetan. While the crass name change in 2001 was a sign of the desire for increasing mass tourism a la Lijiang, the town has got nowhere near Lijiang’s crowds, and it’s still possible to experience the area’s Tibetan heritage and see gorgeous countryside in near isolation.

Zhongdian was renamed Shangrila for marketing reasons. Signs in bus stations still use Zhongdian. There is also a third name in Tibetan, Gyelthang. The original Shangrila, from James Hilton’s novel The Lost Horizon, was a (fictional) hidden paradise whose inhabitants lived for centuries. Hilton (who never went to China) located his Shangri-La in the Kunlun mountains. However, elements of his story were apparently inspired by National Geographic articles about various places in eastern Tibet (including Zhongdian); hence China’s rationale for claiming the name.

Local Khampa Tibetans claim that the name Shangri-la was most likely derived from their word for paradise “Shambala,” by Hilton through exposure to Rock’s writings on the region.

Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains.

Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise, and particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia — a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. In the novel Lost Horizon, the people who live at Shangri-La are almost immortal, living years beyond the normal lifespan and only very slowly aging in appearance.

The word also evokes the imagery of exoticism of the Orient. In the ancient Tibetan scriptures, existence of seven such places is mentioned as Nghe-Beyul Khimpalung. Khembalung is one of several beyuls (“hidden lands” similar to Shangri-La) believed to have been created by Padmasambhava in the 8th century as idyllic, sacred places of refuge for Buddhists during times of strife (Reinhard 1978).

Many scholars believe that Shangri-La is Shambhala, a mythical kingdom in Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which was sought by Eastern and Western explorers.

Shangri-La is often used in a similar context to “Garden of Eden”, to represent a paradise hidden from modern man. It is sometimes used as an analogy for a lifelong quest or something elusive that is much sought. For a man who spends his life obsessively looking for a cure to a disease, such a cure could be said to be that man’s “Shangri-La”.

It also might be used to represent perfection that is sought by man in the form of love, happiness, or Utopian ideals. It may be used in this context alongside other mythical and famous examples of somewhat similar metaphors such as The Holy Grail, El Dorado and The Fountain of Youth.

Various states, geographically and politically isolated from the West, have been termed Shangri-Las. These include Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Tuva, Mongolia, the Tocharian Tushara Kingdom of the Mahābhārata, and the Han Dynasty outpost Dunhuang.

Shangri-la China

Shangri-la China