Tibet is a wonderful land combining natural landscapes, historical sites as well as the local folk culture. As a unique fairy land of China, Tibet has a lot of treasures to present to the public. Every tourist after their Tibet tour will have a disappointment for having no chance to appreciate the Mount Qomolangma. After appreciating this mountain, you would gain the real tastes about your China tour.
Highest Prestige of Mount Qomolangma
In this holy land of Tibet, there established an elegant mountain – Qomolangma. It is the highest peak in the world. In Tibet language, this mountain has the meaning of Goddess the Third storing more mysterious colors and magic power to this subject. Every year, there will be thousands of tourists challenge this mountain to conquer the nature and themselves. It is the dominant peak in Himalayas, the northern brae in Tingri County of Tibet and the southern in the Nepal. With four peaks above 8,000 meters high and 38 peaks above 7,000 meters high, this mountain has become a treasure waiting for your research and challenge.
Appearance of Mount Qomolangma
As the highest peak in the world, Mount Qomolangma stored a lot of extreme wonders. In the top part of this mountain, snow scattered all over year forming a kind f phenomenon to show off. From the far distance, you could not catch the real appearance of this mountain but white dress. When the glaring sun shines on its head, this peak looks like a white pyramid miraculously transformed by the Goddess, leading you to imagine and thinking. When the clouds and fogs appeared, this mountain is just like dressing a mask. In the local land, this kind of phenomenon was called the Flag Cloud. It is very interesting. Ices here formed different kinds of shapes that some are like bridges, pagodas and lovely animals.
Dazzling Tips for Mount Qomolangma Adventure
It is better to have an appreciation from the far distance or the foot of Mount Qomolangma. If you really want have a fully appreciation, you should pay attention. This mountain is very dangerous. You should stand the adverse weather and endure its slopes. This mountain is frequently beset with sudden storms, snow and wind. Weather would change quickly. Keep a close eye for the weather condition.
Tibet is a wonderful land, waiting for your appreciation.
China has listed as one of the old countries in the world with a history of more than 5,000 years. Among many famous historical sites spread around China, here we make a list and give you some description about four ancient historical sites that you should not miss in China. Let you discover historic sites in China with us!
Large Scale Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Army is only a small part of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang tomb which buried located near ancient capital city, Xian. It took 36 years with hundreds of workers to finish it. When in 1974, some farmers discovered the area that turns out becomes the most amazing archeological discoveries of the twentieth century.
In that large scale of mausoleum complex, thousand Terracotta Warriors includes soldiers, archers, cavalrymen, horses and chariots are arranged in the battle formation to protect their emperor afterlife. Found mysterious and sacred feeling once you enter to the area of Terracota Warriors.
Holy Potala Palace
Potala Palace which located in Tibet, it was first and foremost residence of the Dalai Lama. For centuries till now, Tibet has known as the most holy and sacred land for Tibetan Buddhists. Not only famous for its ancient and sacred fact, Potala Palace has an amazing fact which known as the highest palace in the world. It stands 3,500 meters above sea level, on top of Red Hill. Together, with Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka (other famous sacred places in Tibet), those attractions has listed to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Today, Potala Palace has become a famous Buddhism museum with a rich collection of art include gold, silver, and jade relics and structures. All of those several thousand years arts, scriptures and paintings can be found at the Palace.
Yungang Grottoes in Datong
Listed as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, Yungang Grottoes has located in the Wuzhou Mountain, Datong City. It is a masterpiece of Buddhist cave art which took 50 years to finish it. Yungang Grottoes created by Tan Yao offer interesting layout and design. It combines traditional Chinese art forms with foreign influence, particularly Greek and Indian.
In total, Yungang Grottoes consists of 252 caves of various sizes housing more than 51,000 statues. The tallest Buddha sculpture which located in the area called Big Buddha Cave. Offer ancient old Buddhist culture and design, Yungang Grottoes attracts more visitors to come day by day.
Chengde Mountain Resort
Beautiful Chengde Mountain Resort
Chengde Mountain Resort known as a summer resort and hunting ground for the Qing’s emperors. It offers imperial architecture styles which combines gardens and temples blend harmoniously into a landscape of lakes, pastureland and forests. Covering an area of 5,640,000 square meters, Chengde Mountain Resort is the largest extant imperial garden and temple complex in China.
The Mountain Resort consists of the palace area and the landscape. The Palace Area was the place where emperor lived, handled administrative matters and held ceremonies. It is consisted of four groups of buildings, including the Main Hall, the Songhe Hall, the Wanhe Songfeng Palace, and the East Palace. Another part of this Mountain Resort consist Lake Area, Plain Area and the Mountain Area. With a traditional Chinese architecture style, Chengde Mountain Resort has attracted a lot of visitors, local or foreigners.
5,000-year is a long time conception, but it creates China which focuses on the Chinese civilization birthing on the Central Plains earth. About 4,000 years ago, central plains area centered settlement groups and turned into countries and dynasties. Depend on the situation at that time, they built their capitals in different areas, but mostly gather in the present Beijing, Xian, Nanjing and Luoyang mainly, well-known as Four Ancient Capitals in China.
Forbidden City - Landmark of Beijing
As the present capital of China, Beijing called Yandu in old times, with the capital history of 778 years and city history of 3,000 years. Recently the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties set capital here, so that Beijing becomes the capital city with most historical and cultural relics, and is also the city with most cultural heritages. From Ming Dynasty, emperors formally built Beijing as the capital with the imperial palace - Forbidden City, military project - Great Wall, royal garden - Summer Palace and sacrificial building - Temple of Heaven, which let them become the main destinations in Beijing cultural trips.
Terracotta Warriors - Landmark of Xian
Xian, called Changan in old times, is the first of China Four Ancient Capital, as most dynasties built capital city here. As one of the world famous World Four Civilizations, Xian is also the oriental start of Silk Road. In history, the most famous dynasties built their capitals there are Qin Dynasty and Tang Dynasty, and they left the world famous relics. Terracotta Warriors is reputed as the 8th World Wonder, Qin Shi Huang Tomb is the earliest Chinese relic listed into the World Heritage List, Xian Ancient City Wall is the best preserved and largest ancient city wall relic in the world.
Place to Visit in Nanjing
Thousands of years, Yangtze River rolling ahead ceaselessly not only breeds Yangtze River civilization, but also expedites a typical southern city Nanjing. Wandering in Nanjing just like wandering in antique shop, everywhere has the traces of times, you have chance to try to fathom, to ponder past, and to be lost in wild and fanciful thought. Nanjing, also known Jinling in old times, is famous for the Qinhuai River which is the pronoun of wonderful night life. The flourish both sides of Qinhuai River is the gathering place of business and entertainment since Jin Dynasty. And before moved capital to Beijing, Qing Dynasty built the first capital in Nanjing.
Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang
As one of the wombs of Chinese civilization, Luoyang had been the capital with longest time. Luoyang has city history of 3,000 years and capital city of 800 years, which breeds it become the important city along the Yellow River. Since the Buddha was popular in China, the first Buddhist temple was built in Luoyang White Horse Temple, and then Shaolin Temple becomes one of the most important Buddhist temples in China. During so many dynasties, there is an artistic treasury left to now, which is the Longmen Grottoes.
Following the trace of history, you will enjoy the most valuable treasuries in China.