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Travel in China Day 4 (Hangzhou) : Thousand Island Lake, Hangzhou Tea House, Yue Fei Temple, West Lake, Night of West Lake Show

October 20th, 2011 1 comment

List of tourist attraction visited today :
– Thousand Island Lake
– Hangzhou Tea House
– Yue Fei Temple
– West Lake
– Qinghefang Pedestrian Street
– Night of West Lake Show

After a very tired day climbing Huangshan mountain yesterday, we must wake up early today to continue our trip to the next city. We departed from our hotel at 6 o’clock and heading to Hangzhou by bus. Along the way, we visited a very famous scenery place in China, 千岛湖 Qiandao Hu (Thousand Island Lake). This place located at Zhejiang, China. After about 3 hours of trip, we finally arrived at Thousand Island Lake.

千岛湖 Qiandao Hu (Thousand Island Lake)

Qiandao Hu is known as the hometown of Sun Quan, Emperor of Wu kingdom in Three Kingdoms Era. When i search on the internet, i just know that Thousand Island receives about 5 million tourists annually and it has been honored as one of the three best tourism areas in China, besides the capital Beijing and the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River. The Thousand-Island Lake is also honored as “World’s Garden City” and “China’s Best Preserved Ecological Town“. But honestly, based on my opinion i feel that the honor titles are a little bit too much. There are a lot of a place like this in my country. So even it is beautiful, but i don’t think that this place is extraordinary and make it as a place you can’t missed when when you go to China.

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Travel in China Day 3 (Huangshan) : Climbing Huangshan Mountain

October 20th, 2011 No comments

I was too tired to write a blog post after climbing 黄山 Huangshan mountain yesterday. So, i just wrote the journey now. On the third day, we departed from our hotel around 7 o’clock and we would climb Huangshan mountain. We switched the bus at the bus station and then go to Huangshan mountain starting point. When arrived, the tour guide ask to us about what way we want to choose. There are two options which are the easy way (cable car) or the hard way (walking). The hard way is climbing the mountain by foot and it is totally free of charge. Meanwhile the easy way is go to the top of the mountain by using RMB 75 cable car. Because i see all the young people in our tour group choose to walk, then i and my girlfriend choose the same way.

huangshan mountain

This is where we start to climb at Huangshan Mountain

Then the journey to climb the highest mountain i ever climbed begin… (Maybe i might be a bit dramatized. But honestly, i never been so tired climbing a mountain than this. Hahaha…) Read more…

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Travel in China Day 2 (Nanjing) : Dr. Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum, Ming XiaoLing Mausoleum

October 18th, 2011 No comments

List of tourist attraction visited today :
– Dr. Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum
– Ming XiaoLing Mausoleum

After spent a day free walk in Nanjing yesterday, today our tour guide brought us to go to Dr. Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum as the main tourist attraction in Nanjing. So we depart from the hotel around 8 o’clock. We brought all our bags because we will not come back to the hotel and continue our journey directly to other city. We were picked up by bus and go to another hotel first before go to the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum.

中山陵 Zhong ShanLing (Dr. Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum)

This Mausoleum is located at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) in Nanjing. Purple Mountain location is in the middle of the city and become the green area, because there are a lot of trees on it. Dr. Sun Yat Sen Mausoleum is in the middle and at the top of the mountain. This place is where Dr. Sun Yat Sen was buried. We all know that Dr. Sun Yat Sen is one of the most influencing people in China. Sun, considered to be the “Father of Modern China” who fought against the imperial Qing government and after the 1911 revolution ended the monarchy and founded the Republic of China.

dr sun yat sen mausoleum front gate
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Travel in China Day 1 (Nanjing) : Bailuzhou Park, Confucius Temple, Aqua City Mall

October 17th, 2011 No comments

List of tourist attraction visited today :
– Bailuzhou Park
– Confucius Temple
– Aqua City Mall

Yeyyyy…… This day has finally came. Hmmm….. Actually, It is not a holiday season in my college. But i decide to skip the class to go on vacation for a week. I decided not to wait until the holiday season to go on vacation, because holiday season will come in winter season, which is not a good idea to go on vacation. The temperature in most of city in mainland China around -10 to 5 degree in December or January. So, after ask around couple times in Tianjin, i finally chosen one travel agent and decide to take a trip with my girlfriend to South China (南方 Nan Fang). Total cost for this trip is RMB 1,854 ($ 290). In this trip, we will visit 4 city in South China, which are 南京 Nanjing, 黄山 Huangshan, 杭州 Hangzhou and 上海 Shanghai in 5 nights 6 days. We departed from my dormitory around 6 o’clock to 天津西站 (Tianjin West Railway Station) by taxi. We spent RMB 58 for the taxi and arrived at Railway Station around 6:30. Actually, this is the first time i visit Tianjin West Railway station, because i usually go to the other station 天津站 (Tianjin Railway Station) to go to 北京 Beijing.

tianjin west railway station

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Travel in China (Tianjin) : 西沽公园 Xigu Gongyuan (Xigu Park)

August 29th, 2011 No comments

Vacation is over. Today is the last day of my vacation. Tomorrow I have to go back to school to learn Mandarin again. Spend the remaining time left, I went to a park named 西沽公园 Xigu Gongyuan (Xigu Park) in Tianjin. There is one thing that is quite unique from all parks in Tianjin. Each park here has specific theme. For example, 水上公园 (Water Park) is a water themed park, while 北宁公园 (Beining Park) is a pagoda themed park. What about Xigu Park?  This park is a forest themed Park. From my campus, i go by MRT and stop at 洪湖里 Honghu Li. I get out from gate A and walk to 光荣道 Guangrong Dao Bus stop. From there i take bus 879路 and down at 北洋职专 Beiyang Zhi Zhuan. The bus take about 1 hour of trip.

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Travel in China (Tianjin) : 大悲裡院 Dabei Li Yuan (Dabei Buddhist Temple – Monastary of Deep Compassion) & 望海楼教堂 Wanghai Lou Jiaotang (Seafront Tower Church)

August 26th, 2011 No comments

Today is another good day to hang out. So i decide to travel again arround Tianjin. I go out from my dormitory arround 1 o clock after lunch. Today i cooked a new menu, it’s “Nasi Goreng Terasi” (It’s a fried rice cooked with Indonesian vegetarian shrimp seasoning). It’s quite delicious. Hahahaha… Enough talking about food, let’s go back to my today traveling. Today, i visit three diferent places. First i go to the well-known Buddhist Temple in Tianjin 大悲裡院 (Dabei Temple) that very close to 天津之眼幕天伦 (Tianjin Eye). From front of my campus, i take bus 846路 to 大营门. Then i change bus 641路 and down at 金钢桥. From that bus stop i walk arround 5 minutes to go to Dabei Temple. I finally arrived after spent about 1 hours from my dormitory to this place.

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Travel in China (Tianjin) : 北宁公园 Beining Gongyuan (Beining Park)

August 24th, 2011 No comments

Today’s weather is very sunny. Very convenient for a walk. Today with my girlfriend, I decided to take a walk to the park in the northern city of Tianjin called 北宁公园 Beining Gongyuan (Beining Park). The park is quite bit far from my campus. Because i mistaken take the wrong bus, it takes nearly two hours to go to the parks. But i feel okay for this, because I was too busy chatting with my girlfriend during the trip. Two hours of trip doesn’t feel too long. From campus, I take MRT to the station 勤俭 道. From there I actually took the correct bus 45路 but I was wrong to take the opposite direction. As a result I have to go around the city before go to this Beining park. Though it takes only 4 bus stops only if I took the right direction.

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Travel in China (Tianjin) : 瓷房子 Ci Fangzi (China House / Porcelain House)

August 22nd, 2011 1 comment

Summer season is finally over. Now we enter fall season, one of the best season in China besides spring season. Right now the temperature here is about 28-29 degrees. Not too cold and not too hot. So it’s really the right time to travel arround. Today i go take a walk in Tianjin again. This time i go to 滨江道 (Binjiang Dao) area. Before go shopping and take a walk in Binjiang Dao with my girlfriend, first i want to visit a place known as 瓷房子 Ci Fangzi (China Porcelain House). This place is a very unique house. Almost all components of the building were built from vases and ceramics. From my campus, i take bus 846路 and down at 复兴门 (Fuxing Men). From there i take bus 693路 and down at 山东鲁 (Shandong Lu). I got lost for a while in Shandong Lu, but after searching around i finally found the Porcelain House.

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Places of Interests and Attractions usually visited when travel to Tianjin City

August 17th, 2011 No comments

Until now, it’s already 5 months since i came and stayed in TianJin (since end of February 2011) to study Chinese (Mandarin) Language. One of my dreams to live abroad is finally achieved. What i like most by live in other country? The answer is ADVENTURE. By going abroad i can find so many new things that i can not see in Indonesia. By traveling from one place to another, i can increase my knowledge about the world. Therefore, i love so much traveling. No exception in the city where i live right now Tian Jin. Despite its size and importance as a port, Tianjin lacks the vitality of other large Chinese coastal cities. Although Tian Jin not as famous as Beijing, Hongkong, Macau, Huangshan, Xian, Guilin, Suzhou or Hangzhou, but there are also some cool places worth visiting here.

On this post, i will share my personal experience during a walk in Tian Jin. Below are some Place of Interest and Attraction in Tian Jin : Read more…

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Travel in China (Tianjin) : 南市食品街 Nan Shi Shipin Jie (Nanshi Food Street)

July 13th, 2011 Comments off

Two days ago my girlfriend go with her sister to Beijing.  These 2 days, i spend my time at my room playing games, reading books and relearn some Mandarin. Because i get bored in the room whole day, so i decide to go take a walk arround Tianjin today. After looked the map, i decided to go to one scenic spot called 南市食品街 Nan Shi Shipin Jie (Nanshi Food Street). From my campus, i go by MRT and get off at 二纬路‎ er wei lu. From there, i walk arround at several small park near there. There are 2 small park next to MRT station, which are 翔宇公园 (Xiangyu Park) & 南开公园 (Nankai Park). After walk arround about 30 minutes, i go to Nanshi Food Street.

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