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Guangxi (广西; Guǎngxī) is a relatively poor but highly scenic area in southern China. Technically it is known as the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, because of its large Zhuang minority population.
The province is located in Southwest China west of Guangdong Province (Canton) and also contains a significant coastline on the South China Sea, (Beibu Gulf). It shares many characteristics of its equally poorer sister to the north Guizhou due to its mainly rural nature and large minority populations. and The xi and dong suffixes mean west and east, respectively in the Chinese language.

Nanning (南宁; Nánníng) is the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south-west China. It is a large, modern city and a transport gateway for travellers to and from Vietnam.

Located 53 km from Daxin County, 210 km from Nanning, capital city of Guangxi, Mingshi Scenic Area (明仕田园风景区) is crowned as the “Small Guilin” and a photographer’s heaven. 
You’ve probably not heard of Mingshi Tian Yuan before, but if you’re looking for somewhere unspoilt and unoccupied by tourists crowds, Mingshi’s intoxicating rural countryside and surreal mountainous region shaped by Karst landscape have a lot to offer. 

Detian Scenic Zone. At 200 meters wide with a 75 meter drop, the Detian waterfall, located primarily on the Chinese side of the Sino-Vietnamese border, is definitely the highlight of the Detian Scenic Zone, as well as being the second largest waterfall along a national border. Because the amount of water cascading down the waterfall differs with each season, the waterfall will change appearance from a raging torrent to a peaceful splash, the upside being that the waterfall is worth visiting year-round. ¥80. edit
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Detian Waterfall. Scenic spots are littered around the road besides the waterfall permitting several different angles from which to capture the falls. The scenic route takes one up right besides the waterfall to each of its several different levels. At its base there are several rafts that during high season will take one a few meters out for a close-up shot of the waterfall, though for a rather steep ¥20 fee. Climbing the path besides the Falls is supposed to be especially relaxing do to the high concentration of negative ions in the air. A tiny Buddhist shrine at the top of the Falls completes the image of tranquility.

Tongling Grand Canyon (tōng líng dà xiá gǔ 通灵大峡谷) is located in Jingxi County (jìng xī xiàn 靖西县), Baise City (bǎi sè shì 百色市) of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (guǎng xī zhuàng zú zì zhì qū 广西壮族自治区), along the border of Sino-Vietnamese. It is a canyon of totally enclosed type, with the length of about 1000 meters, and the width of more than 200 meters. It is like a beautiful scar of the earth. The deep valley, clean stream, green vegetation and the highest waterfall in Asia makes the canyon full of livingness and intelligence.

http://www.foreignercn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6130%3Atongling-grand-canyon&catid=97%3Atravel-in-guangxi&Itemid=198

Tongling Grand CanyonTongling Grand Canyon is composed of Nianba Gorge (niàn bā xiá 念八峡), Tongling Gorge (tōng líng xiá 通灵峡), Gulao Gorge (gǔ láo xiá 古劳峡), Xinling Gorge (xīn líng xiá 新灵峡) and Xinqiao Gorge (xīn qiáo xiá 新桥峡). According to the geologists, the canyon was originally a blind valley. Because of the crustal movement, the top of the blind valley depressed. Now the valley is still an arch, which is a unique characteristic of blind valley. And there hanging various stalactites on the vaulted cliff.

Bama is a small county located in the southwest of China. The population of Bama is about 240,000 but more than 80 people who live in this small city are over 100 years old, and now the number continues to grow. It is one of five "longevity villages" in China where there are over 75 centenarians to every million people. This is a standard set by the United Nations. Visitor can get there by flying from Guilin or Guangzhou to Baise City and then a 1.5 hour drive to Bama.

The village with the greatest number of elderly people is Pingan village which is about 40 minutes drive from Bama. Pingan village is surrounded by green hills and the with clear Panyang River flows through the village. The karst geography is as beautiful as Guilin which is famous for its nature landscape. Pingan Village has 560 villagers with more than 30 of an age of 80 or more. Seven are 100 or more. We visited a number of them while we were in Pingan village.

Sanmenhai is a cave in the Leye-Fengshan geopark in Guangxi, China. The cave is unique in that it features seven skylights that mimic the layout of the constellation Ursa Major (the Big Dipper).

Fengshan County is located in the northwest of Guangxi. The county takes its name from the shape of the mountain range in this region, which resembles a phoenix spreading its wings. The county is situated on a variety of geological formations, including karst, which is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks—including limestone, dolomite and gypsum—and is characterized by sinkholes, caves and underground drainage systems. Karst is a rare formation seen in only a few locations worldwide.

Fengshan has been described as the "kingdom of karst and the city of caves." There are more than 20 karst land formations such as huge caves, underground rivers, depressions, karst poljes, and sinkholes. According to statistics, there are 50 caves with chambers having an area of more than 2000 square meters and 19 caves with chambers that have an area that exceeds 10,000 square meters.

The largest caves are the Jiangzhou Underground Corridor, Mawangdong Cave and Gatundong Cave.

Jiangzhou Underground Corridor consists of many smaller caves, shafts and underground rivers. The corridor is 37,939 km (23,574 mi) and has an average slope gradient of 9°. The cave was developed in the Permian Period.

Jiangzhou Underground Corridor is rich in curly crystals, vast sparkling terraces, and colossal stalactites and stalagmites. It has 25 caverns, each having an area of between 4000-18500 square meters.
 
Guizhou (贵州; Gùizhōu) is a province in southwestern China.

Located in southwest China, this province adjoins Sichuan and Chongqing to the north, Yunnan to the west, Guangxi to the south and Hunan to the east. It is a picturesque place with abundant natural and cultural scenic spots. Many Chinese ethnic minorities have been living on this land for centuries. Visitors to that area can not only appreciate various attractions, but also discover the rich and distinctive folk customs and cultures of the different ethnic groups. - See more at: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/guizhou/#sthash.QA0yng7M.dpuf

Huangguoshu Waterfall (simplified Chinese: 黄果树瀑布; traditional Chinese: 黃果樹瀑布; pinyin: Huáng Guǒshù Pùbù; Wade–Giles: Huang-kuo-shu p'u-pu; literally: "Yellow-Fruit Tree Waterfalls"), is one of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia located on the Baishui River (白水河) in Anshun, Guizhou province. It is 77.8 m (255 ft) high and 101 m (331 ft) wide. The main waterfall is 67 m (220 ft) high and 83.3 m (273 ft) wide.

The Zunyi Conference (simplified Chinese: 遵义会议; traditional Chinese: 遵義會議; pinyin: Zūnyì huìyì) was a meeting of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in January 1935 during the Long March. This meeting involved a power struggle between the leadership of Bo Gu and Otto Braun and the opposition led by Mao Zedong. The result was that Mao left the meeting in position to take over military command and become the leader of the Communist Party. The conference was completely unacknowledged until the 1950s and still no detailed descriptions were available until the fiftieth anniversary in 1985.

Chishui scenic area is a famous China’s off the beaten path destination and national scenic region located in Chishui city, northwest of Guizhou Province. This area shows China’s nature at its best. The region features creaks, green forests, waterfalls, seas of bamboo and the amazing Danxia land formation.

Chishui in Chinese means red water. The area got its name from the red sandstones covering the landscape. Additionally, there is a number of rare wild animals you can see. For example bears, tigers, pards, antelopes and macaques. On top of that Alsophila spinulosa or living fossil can be seen almost everywhere in this area. However, the most attractive place here are the Shizhangdong waterfalls.

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The Shizhangdong Waterfalls

These are China’s second largest waterfalls after the Huangguoshan which is one meter longer. The Shizhangdong waterfalls are 76 meters high and 80 meters wide with water falling into a semicircular pool with thunder. On top of having a spectacular setting the falls also have stunning spinulose tree ferns. These make the area even more scenic and beautiful.

On top of these magnificent waterfalls, there are over four thousand waterfalls scattered in the surroundings. If you love nature and would like to explore the unexploited regions in the world, this is the place for you. And you will undoubtedly marvel at how the water flies from the ridges down to the surface of the earth.

Read more at http://www.tourism-review.com/travel-tourism-magazine-chishui-offers-remarkable-nature-tours-category2339#aGCMJXrADVUlq4rY.99

http://wikitravel.org/en/Guizhou

 

 



Niubei Mountain is located in Ya’an city which is part of Sichuan province and neighbours Luding county, the mountain is a branch of Erlang mountain which seperates the Qingyi River and Dadu River. Niubei Mountain gains its name from the shape of the mountain top which resembles the back of the bull. Niubei Mountain is a relatively new tourist attraction that was introduced only in 2009. If you’re planning a China tour around the Sichuan region, you must make visiting the amazing Niubei Mountain top of your list. 

Niubei Mountain is located in Yingjing County, Ya‘an, Sichuan, bordering Luding County. The mountain is a branch of Mount Erlang, and also the watershed of Qingyi River and Dadu River. The elevation of Niubei Mountain is 3,600 m. On one side of the mountain, rocks on the cliff resemble a bull’s head, while the thin and long ridge looks like a bull—— back. If you stand on the pediment and look around, below you is the tumbling sea of clouds, and around you are the vast snow mountains ?the impact is extraordinary.

http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/blog/Tips-for-Visiting-the-Magical-Niubei-Mountain-in-Sichuan-1767.html?id=1767

One of the most spectacular scenery that can be captured at Niubei Mountain is the waterfall of clouds or otherwise known as the sea of clouds. The dream like view is truly magical as you feel like you have been transported to a wonderland. Since its introduction to the world of tourism in 2009, Niubei mountain’s popularity is growing quickly and attracts many photography lovers who want to capture the unique
picturesque view.

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzc3MDI5MTg4.html

The fellowing is my schedule:

D 1: chengdu to SanHe(三合乡) by vehicle

D 2: ride bike to mountaintop

D 3: ride bike down from mountaintop, maybe 3 o’clock afternoon, get back to chengdu
Major city southwest China and one of the five national central cities in China

Three Natural Bridges National Geopark (Tian Keng San Qiao) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about 12 kilometers north of Wulong in Chongqing Municipality, China. The gorge here contains three large natural bridges (actually four, since the first one is a double arch) as well as waterfalls and caves.

http://www.naturalarches.org/gallery-china3bridges.htm

The Three Natural Bridges (simplified Chinese: 天生三桥; traditional Chinese: 天生三橋; pinyin: Tiānshēng Sān Qiáo) are a series of natural limestone bridges located in Xiannüshan Town (仙女山镇), Wulong County, Chongqing Municipality, China.[1] They lie within the Wulong Karst National Geology Park, itself a part of the South China Karst-Wulong Karst UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2] In Chinese, the bridges are all named after dragons, namely Tianlong (天龙桥 – literally Sky Dragon) Qinglong (literally Azure Dragon) and Heilong (黑龙桥 – literally Black Dragon).
 
Among some of the latest tourism products in China is the new Cloud Bridge or Glass Bridge in Yunyang, Chongqing which is also the world's longest cantilever bridge. This transparent glass skywalk (云端廊桥) located in the Yunyang Longgang Scenic Spot or Longgang National Geological Park was officially opened on the 1st of May 2015 and is still undergoing some minor renovations. 

The Cloud Bridge is also built on a cliff which is 718 metres above ground level and is 26.68 metres long. In total, the cliff in Yunyang is 1010 metres above sea level making this one of the highest viewing bridges in the world too. The full completion of this attraction is also scheduled to be done by October 2015, but it is now open to the public. 

The beauty about this glass bridge is that visitors can walk on the glass flooring in a loop where they can view the beautiful canyon and river below. The maximum number of people that can go on this cantilever is 30 at one time where they will spend around 20-30 minutes per session.
 
Zhangjiajie City is located on the northwestern border of Hunan Province. Covering an area of 9,516 square kilometers (about 3,674 square miles), there are four areas under its governance: Yongding District and Wuling District, Cili County and Sangzhi County. The city enjoys subtropical moist mountain climate, thus for visitors it is an ideal place to spend one's holiday.
The Grand Temple of Mount Heng

Mount Heng (Chinese: 衡山; pinyin: Héng Shān), also known as Nan Yue (Chinese: 南岳; pinyin: Nányuè), is located in Hunan and is one of the Five Great Mountains in China. Heng Shan is a mountain range 150 kilometres (93 mi) long with 72 peaks[1] and lies at 27.254798°N and 112.655743°E. The Huiyan Peak is the south end of the peaks, Yuelu Mountain in Changsha City is the north end, and the Zhurong Peak is the highest at 1,300.2 metres (4,266 ft) above sea level.

At the foot of the mountain stands the largest temple in southern China, the Grand Temple of Mount Heng (Nanyue Damiao), which is the largest group of ancient buildings in Hunan Province.
 

Mt Fuji & Hakone Tour

 
 
 
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Provinces:Guangxi, Guiyang, Chongqing,  Hunan, Jiangxi, Henan, Shanxi, Beijing



HNL - Nanning, Guanxi


Flight 115h 55m
  • This flight leaves on Tuesday (Dec 22) and arrives on Wednesday (Dec 23)
Japan Airlines – Flight 785 (economy)   
Operated by Japan Airlines
9h 25m
9:15aWed, Dec 23HNL Honolulu, HI 
1:40p Dec 24NRT Tokyo, Japan 
Boeing 767-300 (Wide-body Jet)   |  9h 25m   |  1 seat remains
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Change planesNRT Tokyo, Japan
2h 45m
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3h 45m
7:05pThu, Dec 24NRT Tokyo, Japan 
9:50pThu, Dec 24PVG Shanghai, SH, China 
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Arrive Nanning, China
Airport Shuttle Bus:


Nanning Airport <==> Nanning Train Station (Nanning Vienna Hotel) 

1. Service Time:

Nanning Airport: First arrival - Last flight arrival

Nanning Train Station (Nanning Vienna Hotel): 05:30 - 22:30 (Frequency: 30 min) 

2. Ticket Price: 20 yuan

3. Stop List: 

Nanning Airport -> Nanning Train Station (Nanning Vienna Hotel): Nanning Airport, Baisha Road, Xiyuan Turntable Road, Nanning Train Station

Nanning Train Station (Nanning Vienna Hotel) -> Nanning Airport: Nanning Train Station, Xiyuan Turntable Road, Baisha Road, Nanning Airport

4. Pick Up Place:

Nanning Airport: Demostic arrival, Terminal 1st floor 

Nanning Train Station (Nanning Vienna Hotel): Chaoyang Road, near Nanning Train Station 300 m 
There is a shuttle bus every half hour to/from Chaoyang Lu close to the railway station. 元15, 45 minutes. Chaoyanglu is closed to traffic during the construction of the metro.
There is a private bus service that runs every 20 minutes from the airport to Chaoyuang Lu. It costs 20 yuan per journey and takes about 45 minutes. From there go up to the bus stop outside the railway station (about 50m away) and take the No6 service bus to Lang Dong bus station (2 yuan). The private bus leaves from right outside arrivals and has a pink and grey decor, seats about 20 people, buy a ticket at the door.
Railway Station is located in Zhong Hua Road (中华路) in the central area of the city.
Shuttle Bus to/ from Nanning Downtown
 Line1: Airport – Railway Station (Vienna Hotel)
StartingAirportRailway Station (Vienna Hotel)
Service HoursThe earliest flight to the last flight05:30 to 22: 30
Frequency15 minutes30 minutes
Time Duration40 minutes
FareCNY 20
  • Nanning Railway Station and East Railway Station are responsible for passenger transport in this city. Nanning Railway Station mainly has normal-speed trains, while East Railway Station mainly focuses on high-speed trains'  operation.
  • Jingtong Business (Nanning Dongge) (精通商务酒店 (南宁东葛店); Jīngtōng Shāngwù Jiǔdiàn (Nánníng Dōnggédiàn)),100 Dongge Rd, Qingxi District (青秀区东葛路100号; Qīngxiùqū Dōnggělù Yībǎihào) (3km to centre). Ordinary rooms, business rooms and luxus rooms ranging from 15m2 to 20m2. Business and party facilities. Recently renovated with large and bright rooms. Good service. Doubles from 元330 but seen discounted to 元128.  edit
  • Yingbin Hotel, (directly in front of railway station, on the right side of Chaoyang Rd if looking away from station),  86-771-2116288 (yingbin.hotel@163.com), [4]Huge budget hotel with long corridors of rooms. Rooms are small but adequate. English-speaking staff on 24 hour duty and a comprehensive list of train and bus connections. All rooms have loose ethernet cable hook-ups. There is currently (June 2011) building works going on in the eastern side so expect to be woken up early.Twin rooms from 元80, rooms with a computer 元100
  • Vietnam visa can be arranged in Nanning, at Vietnamese consulate in Minzu Avenue, a short walk past Nan Hu (South Lake). Government website has details and a down-loadable application form. Most applications lodged in the morning (before 12 noon) can be picked up the same day in the afternoon, between 5.00pm - 6.00pm.

    A return coach service, doing the above in reverse, leaves from near the Jetstar airline offices in Hoan Kiem district in Hanoi, every day, morning departures.

    A valid Chinese visa is required for entry/re-entry into China at the Vietnam border.
  • From Nanning Train Station :
    ①City Bus: In front of the train station, go left 300m find out the bus stop ,take NO.202/203 to Renmin Jiefang road人民解放路口(4 stops,20minutes,1RMB), across the street to the other side, walk back 20m then turn right into Jiefang road(解放路),walk along the Jiefang road about 600m, we are NO.3 Jiefang Road on third floor.
    ②Taxi: you can take a taxi to No.3 JieFang road.(near by MinSheng pedestrian street, Free Space KTV), about 10mins.It will cost you about 12yuan.
    Tips: The taxi driver may refusing hire because of the shot mileage. I know it is strange but it happened.

    From Nanning East Train Station:
    ①City Bus: In front of the train station, ,take NO.17 to Renmin Jiefang road人民解放路口(50minutes,1RMB), across the street to the other side, walk back 20m then turn right into Jiefang road(解放路),walk along the Jiefang road about 600m, we are NO.3 Jiefang Road on third floor.
    ②Taxi: you can take a taxi to No.3 JieFang road.(near by MinSheng pedestrian street, Free Space KTV), about 30mins. It will cost you about 40yuan.

    From the Airport;
    A: To catch the shuttle bus No.1 line (20yuan) from the airport to the last stop called Vienna Hotel (nearby the train station ). and then ①take the City bus: NO.202/203 to Renmin Jiefang road人民解放路口(3 stops,20minutes,1RMB), across the street to the other side, walk back 20m then turn right into Jiefang road(解放路),walk along the Jiefang road about 600m, we are NO.3 on third floor.
    ②Taxi: you can take a taxi to No.3 JieFang road (near by MinSheng pedestian street, Free Space KTV), about 10mins. It will cost you about 12yuan..
Arrive in Nanning - the capital city of Guangxi Province and commonly referred to as the 'Green City'. 

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Dec. 26Qingxiu Mountain | Chongzuo Leaning Pagoda | Mingshi Scenic Area

Qingxiu Shan (青秀山)


Tak Tin Waterfall (德天瀑布). Guangxi is located in Nanning area border in Xinxian County, on the border of China and Vietnam at the junction of the river upstream of the falls


Bama Yao Autonomous County

巴马瑶族自治县traditional Chinese巴馬瑤族自治縣

AccommodationTBA - Daxin
Dec. 27
On the way, stopover at the small city of Chongzuo and visit it's leaning pagoda. Chongzuo is surrounded by karst scenery, rivers and sugar cane fields. After visiting Chongzuo, continue travelling to Mingshi Scenic Area - a scenic spot famous for it's incredible landscape. It's known as a smaller Guilin. Then, travel to Mingshi to stay overnight.
Dec 28Detian Waterfalls | Tongling Grand Canyon

Mingshi Scenic Area in Daxin County

The rural scenery in Mingshi Village is honored as ‘little Guilin’ for its green mountains and blue waters. The beautiful natural rural scenery can be found all around the village.


In the morning, travel from Daxin to the Detian Waterfalls. 
Tak Tin Waterfall (德天瀑布). Guangxi is located in Nanning area border in Xinxian County, on the border of China and Vietnam at the junction of the river upstream of the falls
By staying overnight in Daxin and departing early, the majority of the day visitors from Nanning won't be at the waterfalls during your visit, allowing a peaceful experience. The Detian Waterfalls are famous waterfalls straddling the border of China and Vietnam and is the fourth largest waterfall in the world along a national border. Following the visit to Detian, depart and stopover at the Tongling Grand Canyon - a spectacular canyon surrounded by lush scenery and with one of the largest waterfalls in China.
Quyang Lake | Bama Longevity Village
AccommodationTBA - Bama
Dec. 29
Depart from Jingxi and travel towards Bama, stopping over at Quyang Lake - a beautiful reservoir among incredible scenery. Following the visit to Quyang Lake, visit Bama Longevity Village - famous for being home to a large number of 'centurions'.  Discover the secrets and explore the surrounding villages before staying overnight in Bama.
Day 4: Sanmenhai National Park | Panyang River Drifting
AccommodationTBA - Bama
Dec. 30
During the morning, travel to Sanmenhai National Park and explore one of the most beautiful national parks within China. Thereafter, return to Bama and embark on a relaxing rafting experience along the Panyang River. Following today's activities, return to Bama to stay overnight.
Dec. 31 - Jan. 3: Guanling, Guiyang & Anshun
Baimo Cave | Yangmei Ancient Town | Nanning Night Markets 
Jan 1
Begin the day with a visit to Baimo Cave - featuring an incredible maze of an incredible maze of stalactites as well as a natural spring. After checking out from the hotel, depart Bama and travel towards Nanning. In the evening, explore the Nanning Night Markets and taste a variety of different foods both local and national along the various popular eating streets. The tour will conclude upon your return to your hotel in Nanning.



 bus ticket from Nanning’s Xi Xiang Coach Station to Daxin
Langdong Bus Station on the east side of Nanning (where the one-day tour originates);Tongling Grand Canyon,  37 km from Detian, and Mingshi Scenic Area, also known as “Little Guilin,” which sits between Daxin and Detian

Mingshi Scenic Area ( 明仕风景区

Tongling Grand Canyon (tōng líng dà xiá gǔ 通灵大峡谷) is located in Jingxi County (jìng xī xiàn 靖西县

Located in Shuolong Town,Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Detian Waterfall originates from the Guichun River which passes Vietnam and winds back Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. When the Guichun River arriving at the bluff in Detian Village, Daxin County, then the Detian Waterfall formed.

Travel Essentials

How to get there

1. Everyday, there is a shuttle bus directly departing to the Detian Waterfall Scenic Area from Langdong Bus Station in Nanning at 09:00 a.m, and returning to Nanning 03:30 p.m.

2. Everyday, there are many buses departing to Daxin County form Beida Bus Station in Nanning, visitors can transfer a bus to the scenic area after arriving at Daxin County.

Tickets Price: 80 yuan per adult, 50 yuan for children with the height between 1.20 meters (3.9 ft) and 1.40 meters (4.6 ft), and free for children under 1.20 meters (3.9 ft).

Best Time to Visit: From April to November ever year, the waterfall has large water flow.

Nearby Attractions

1. Tongling Grand Canyon in Jinxi County

It is a closed crayon with rectangle shape, about 37 kilometers from the Detian Waterfall. Visitors there can enjoy the waterfall with the biggest drop in China and the wonder of cliff burial, and visit the unique buildings in Zhuang style and the primeval forest with many rare plants.

 





Jan. 2 Travel Day to Ba Mei, Guangnan Xian, Wenshan
Guangnan Passenger Transportation Station to the Bamei Village which is 43 kilometers away from the county seat of Guangnan. The price is 11 yuan per person, and the travel will take you only 2 hours.

Guizhou 
After you arrive in Guiyang, head for the railway station to buy the train ticket from Guiyang to Zhenyuan to be ready for the next day's trip. After that, if time permits, you can hike about 2 hours to visit the Hongfu Buddhist Monastery of Qianling mountain or the Jiaxiu Pavilion with 400 years' history in Guiyang city. Meanwhile, you have another choice - take the No. 1 bus to tour the city and stop at New Lukou and walk towards the Diamond Plaza. There you will find a local snacks street where you can enjoy yourself. Find the Tongda hotel (0851- 8213888) near the railway station to stay overnight.
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/guizhou/

Jan 3: Guizhou

Huangguoshu Waterfall
Guiyang / Waterfall

Huangguoshu Waterfall, a milky way in miniature, is the largest waterfall in Asia. Seventy-four meters (243 feet) high and eighty-one meters (266 feet) wide, it is a scenic marvel. Do not miss it if you are in Guizhou Province.

The first day, you can take a passenger bus from the Guiyang Gymnasium Bus Station, next to the railway station. After about  two hours' drive along the highway, you will arrive at Huangguoshu Waterfall - your first viewing spot. Located on the Baihe (or Baishui) River, this is one of the largest waterfalls in China. For about 30 yuan per person you can take the escalator to the top of the waterfall. The roundtrip charge is about 50 yuan per person. After that, we suggest you wait for the bus beside the Guihuang superhighway. After arriving in Xingyi, head for the Garden of the Street Center (Jiexinhuayuan), a circular Plaza surrounded by many interesting back streets. There you have a wonderful dinner on local snacks. After that, hike 2 kilometers to the Meiya Hotel in the Ruijin Road area. The room rate (with hot water) is 70 yuan per night.

Jan 4 Guizhou
Next morning, head for Fuxing Road to take the No.1 bus to the Thousands Peaks Hike. The bus fare is just 1 yuan and the admission fare of the landscape is about 35 yuan per person. If you are in good physical shape and would like to fully enjoy the wonderful sights, you are advised to hike along the road about 7-8 kilometers instead of taking the electric bus (which will cost 30 yuan for the roundtrip). The fresh views of the fantastic and spectacular hills are really worth your visit. Take the No. 1 bus back to Xingyi city.

Jan 4 - 8 Chongqing & Zunyi
 

Jan 6

Jan 7,
Jan 8 - 11 Sichuan: Niubeishan
Jan 9
 
Jan 10 Ya'an - Yingjing
 
Jan 11 Chengdu - Chenghua
 
Jan 12 Chongqing - Yunyang
Jan 13
Glass bridge


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Jan 15
 

Jan 16 
Jan 17 Zhangjiajie
 
Hengshan
 
Jan. 25 Tokyo: Mt Fuji
 
 
 

 

  • Mount Heng (Hunan) - (also called Nan Yue) one of the five sacred Taoist mountains of China. Nan Yue Temple lies in the foothills of the mountain.
  • Meishan Dragon Palace - one of the most beautiful karst caves in China. There's an area of terrace named Ziquejie in the vicinity.
  • Dongting Lake - the second biggest freshwater lake in China.


Jiangxi:
Lu Shan(庐山): This is a beautiful mountain with pretty well-developed tourist amenities like hotels, restaurants and shops.

Hunan:

Shanxi: 
Mianshan


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