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Jiuzhaigou - China's Mystic Waters
Added: 2009-09-29 15:37:05


Article by Edward Hoagland (Published in March 2009 issue of National Geographic)

Jiuzhaigou means "valley of nine villages," because it once harbored nine, but other numbers are more significant now. About 80 hotels are clustered cleanly at the mouth of a Y-shaped, 20-mile-long valley in the Min Mountains of central China, where 280 buses wait to shuttle this day's 18,000 or so visitors up the very pretty route, past a chain of flower-colored, ribbony lakes and fingery waterfalls, underneath escarpments chevroned with maple, spruce, or bamboo forests cut by the talus of old landslides.

Photograph by Michael Yamashita (National Geographic)
Foreign Capital to Boost Rural Tourism in Southern China
Added: 2009-09-19 22:11:33


South China's Guangdong Province has been seeking foreign funds and co-operations to construct more "farms" and other speciality scenic spots to boost rural tourism industry.

The 'farms' for sightseeing and other tourist projects will be located in Qingyuan, Zhaoqing, Shaoguan, Yunfu, Jieyang, Meizhou and Chaozhou in the province's mountainous areas.

"The countryside and village tourism industry has great potential," said an official from Guangdong Provincial Administration of Tourism yesterday.

View on the Pearl River. (c) Manfred Leiter, tropicalisland.de
Xiamen has a new rural tourism spot - Bougainvillea Park
Added: 2009-09-18 20:20:34


Not many foreigners live in Xiamen know that Bougainvillea is in fact a city flower of Xiamen. Even if you don’t know the flower by name, Bougainville or Bouganvillea will be well known to many foreigners in Xiamen soon.

Bougainvillea Park on Damao Mountain was open to the Xiamen public couple of weeks ago. This feature attracted more than 10 thousand people who chose to visit the park on previous weekends and savour a kaleidoscope of colour for themselves.

We bring you this article thanks to whatsonxiamen.com, who cite WOX Info as a main source of this information. We encourage you to visit their site to learn even more about Xiamen region.

Bouganvillea Park was open to public in late 2008. Photo courtesy of whatsonxiamen.com
China ready to enter mountain lakes in World Heritage List
Added: 2009-09-11 14:14:51


China is preparing to enter four mountain lakes in the country’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the World Heritage List, a Chinese researcher confirmed Tuesday.
The lakes would be entered as a single unit on the list.
It will be the Xinjiang region’s first entry on the World Heritage List of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) if the nomination is accepted, said Yang Zhaoping of the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Tianchi Lake. Picture from travelandtourismnews.com