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Travel in China Day 5 (Hangzhou, Shanghai) : Wan Song Academy, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, The Bund

October 21st, 2011 No comments

List of tourist attraction visited today :
– Wan Song Academy
– Oriental Pearl TV Tower
– The Bund

After visited several beautiful place in Hangzhou yesterday, we still had one place to visit in Hangzhou for today. We departed from the hotel around 7 o’clock in the morning. And our destination is 万松书院 (Wan Song Academy), the place where we can see chinese classical story of “Romeo and Juliet” in real life.

万松书院 WanSong ShuYuan (Wan Song Academy)

This place was built at Ming Dynasty at 1498. It has longest history and deepest infection on Hangzhou. It was school of 梁山伯 (Liang Shan Bo) and 祝英台 (Zhu Ying Tai) who fell in love there. And the story about great love between them has spread around the world and recognize as Chinese version of “Romeo and Juliet” story. Nowadays, Wan Song Academy is more famous for holding Blind Date each weekend. This place is filled with lovely house nestled harmoniously into the surrounding rocks and forest hidden up on top of the mountain. This is a beautiful and peaceful place, and the light was just perfect.

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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.

thousand island lake

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