Archive January 2020

Dongjiao Coconut Plantation, Kingdom of Coconuts

Think of the charming coastal province of hainan, and you’ll see lush coconut groves, turquoise waters and silvery beaches. Dongjiao coconut plantation is known as “coconut kingdom”, “gold coast”, “Marine forest park” and other reputation, is an ideal choice for tourism and vacation. Imagine bathing in a tropical ocean with sweet coconut water trickling down your chin.

Dongjiao coconut plantation is located on the seashore of dongjiao town, wenchang city, hainan province, and is famous for its wide coconut plantation. As the saying goes, wenchang coconut production is half of hainan, the most famous is the dongjiao coconut forest. The plantation is a veritable forest, with more than half a million coconut trees, including red, green, well-bred, short, tall and other varieties. Among them are some short betel nuts, which resemble coconuts so much that hainan people call them “lover trees”. Coconuts are heroes and betel nuts are beauties. These trees not only provide a beautiful background and delicious fruit, but they also act as a shield against frequent typhoons here.

Walking on the tree-lined path among the trees, the special scenic spots give people a sense of enjoyment. The famous “seaside scenery” stamp is set against the coconut river, giving people a sense of quiet nature. At coconut park, you’ll be inundated with a sea of coconuts of different shapes and sizes, including the unique “king of the three branches,” named after the tree’s large boughs. The eastern suburbs are also home to a thriving fishing industry. To ensure safety at sea, facilities have been set up, including an ancient lighthouse to guide passing ships. Also of note is the temple of the shuiwei saint niang, a temple that prays to the believed goddess shuiwei to protect fishermen.

Dazhao Temple, the Wuliang Si

Jokhang temple is the oldest and largest temple in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. Locally, it is often referred to as Yinfo Si because of a rare silver statue of sakyamuni that stands 2.5 meters high.

Founded in 1580 during the Ming dynasty, jokhang temple is the oldest lama-buddhist temple in Inner Mongolia. In 1640 a major reconstruction was carried out, although much of the original architectural style was retained.
The jokhang temple is famous for the visit of Tibet’s third dalai lama in 1586, when he came to inaugurate a silver Buddha statue. As a result, Hohhot became a religious center for pilgrims from all over Mongolia. Another notable event in the temple’s long history was the visit of emperor kangxi in the early qing dynasty.
Jokhang temple is now a famous tourist attraction because of its impressive architecture, spectacular statues, exquisite murals, Musical Instruments and collection of buddhist classics. Among its rich religious treasures, perhaps the most striking are the “three treasures,” the title given to the silver Buddha, the dragon carved on the giant gold pillars on either side of the statue, and the frescoes commemorating the emperor’s visit.
Except for the main hall of jokhang temple, almost all the existing buildings in jokhang temple are han style. The main hall is a lama temple with Tibetan and han architectural styles. It has three parts. The front part is a two-story hall with an empty pavilion on the ground floor; Jingtang (prayer hall) and buddhist hall (worship hall) are the center and rear. The well-preserved silver Buddha exists in the buddhist temple, which has a history of more than 400 years. In front of the magnificent and solemn hall stood a pair of iron lions with their heads held high

5 Great Lakes in China, Taihu Lake, Poyang Lake, West Lake, Chaohu Lake, Dongting Lake

China is a multi-lake country, with lakes all over the country, forming part of the country’s beautiful scenery.

Taihu Lake

Located on the south of Yangtze Delta plain, Taihu Lake is also on the border of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. It is be renowned at home and abroad for the pretty landscape of lakes and mountains as well as magnificent human landscape. Therefore, a large number of tourists are attracted by its fame like swarm.

Tai Lake is fed by Shao Creek and Jing Creek, and then divided into more than 70 rivers flowing into Yangtze River, among which Huangpu River in Shanghai is the main watercourse for draining.The whole water system of Tai Lake includes more than 180 big or small lakes and forms a spider-web through all watercourses. The main stream of Tai Lake water system is Jiangnan Canal which is a part of the famous canal, Jinghang Grand Canal.

For thousands of years, Taihu Lake remains a lot of deserved highlights for traveling. In Suzhou, there are the classical gardens, Yonghui Temple, Tongyi Garden, Xuanyang Cave, Biyun Cave, Yuwang Temple, Baima Temple, Luohan Temple, Suzhou Taihu Lake Wetland Park and Taihu Lake National Resort.

Poyang Lake

Located in the north of Jiangxi Province, at the southern bank of the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River, Poyang Lake is regarded the largest fresh water lake in China. It is an overflow lake with a characteristic of taking in and sending out water in the light of seasonal variations. Poyang Lake shows a unique picture that it is a lake when inflowing water is adequate

Poyang Lake is abundant in biological resources. There are more than 90 kinds of fishes. 10 kinds of fishes are of greater industrial value,such as carp, crucian carp, chub, bighead carp, herring, grass carp, Elopichthys bambusa and white fish. Besides,there are 102 species of aquatic plant and 280 species of birds.

Every November, thousands of birds fly in from Siberia, Mongolia, Japan, North Korea, and the northeastern and northwestern regions of China. Poyang Lake is considered by many to be the largest bird sanctuary in the world. Poyang Lake Bird Protection Area is a sanctuary for many rare species of birds. These migratory birds spend the long winter in Poyang Lake together with the native widgeons, egrets, and mandarin ducks, leaving gradually as the weather starts to warm in March.

West Lake

Hangzhou West Lake is a manmade freshwater lake which is separated into five sections by three causeways. It occupies 60 square kilometers in which locates over 60 state cultural relics. The West Lake was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

The best of West Lake’s scenery is the 10 Classic Poetically Name Scenic Areas. Each of the 10 scenic areas are named using four Chinese characters and the names were first established in the Song Dynasty and continued into the Qing Dynasty.

Measuring 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) in length, 2.8 kilometers (1.7 miles) in width, and 2.3 meters (7.5 feet) in average depth, the lake spreads itself in an area totaling 6.5 square kilometers (2.5 square miles). Embraced by mountains on three sides, the West Lake knits itself into the North Inner Lake, the Yuehu Lake, the West Inner Lake, the South Lake and the West Outer Lake by the fabric of the Bai Causeway, the Su Causeway and the Yang Causeway. Between the North Inner Lake and the West Outer Lake lies the largest natural island called the Solitary Hill. In addition, three man-made islands stand in the West Outer Lake: the Lesser Paradise Island, the Mid-lake Pavilion, and the Ruangong Islet; and two famous pagodas by the lake: the Leifeng Pagoda to the south and the Baochu Pagoda to the north.

Chaohu Lake

Covering a circumference of 400 kilometers, the Chaohu Lake is located in the middle of Anhui Province.It is famous for its bird-nest-like profile.,hence the name Chaohu Lake (Nest Lake). Chaohu Lake belongs to the Yangtze River water system. The water of Chaohu Lake flows out from Chao County to Yangtze River via Yuxi River.

Cover an area of 820 square kilometers,it is the fifth largest fresh-water lake in China . It is reputed as the Oriental Geneva for its location in the Golden Triangle of Anhui. It is the perfect rice production area for its good water system.

The Chaohu Lake is famous for its landscape. The two main islands are the Gushan Island and the Laoshan Island.They are like two jewels which embedded into the middle of the lake.

When touring on the island, it feels like stepping into a fairyland. There are three hot springs surround the lake, namely Bantang Spring, Fragrant Spring, and Tangchi Spring. Bantang, Tang Pool and Fragrant Spring are the three most celebrated hot springs around the lake. Bathing in the hot springs is good for your health. It can cure several kinds of diseases, for example, skin disease.

Dongting Lake

Dongting Lake is located in the northern part of Hunan Province and the south of Jingjiang River. It covers a land area of 2,820 square kilometers and is the second largest freshwater lake in China. The name of Hunan and Hubei Provinces are derived from their location to this lake. Dongting Lake has been a famous hot tourism attraction in Hunan Province by its magnificent view, clear water, surrounded picturesque scenery and historic sites.

The beautiful scenery of Dongting Lake has attracted many people visiting there. This lake is in a vast size and in the far side the lake and the sky merges as one color. It is surrounded by green mountains in three sides and opens a huge mouth in the north. Under the glow of the sunshine, a breeze comes across; you see green waves shine near to the far side. You can enjoy different unique views at the four seasons. Within the Dongting Lake Scenic Area, there are many attractive and famous scenic spots such as the grand Yueyang Tower, the charming Junshan Island, Chenglingji, Du Fu’s Tomb, Qu Yuan Temple and so on.