The remote mountain valley region
where Guangxi, Guizhou and Hunan provinces meet
constitutes the traditional homeland of China's
Dong nationality. Sanjiang, which lies in the
very meet point of the three provinces, is compried
of five national minority groups: Dong, Zhuang,
Miao, Yao and Han.
With a total population exceeding
338,000, in which Dong numbering 189,000, 55.9
percent of the total. Sanjiang connects with Longshen
and Guilin to the east, Rongshui and Liuzhou to
the south, Guizhou to the west and Zhangjiajie
to the north. With richness of tourism resources
both in nature and culture, Sanjiang occupies
a very important position of tourism in Guangxi.
Thanks in part to the remote and rugged
topography of Southwest China, the Dong people
inhabiting Sanjiang areas continue to display
the richness of their cultural heritage as excellent
musicians, superb architects, and makers of high
quality textiles. Sanjiang is a land of song,
the Dong are especially famous for their chorus
singing. Traditionally the Dong had no written
form of their language. Instead, the Dong?s history
and ancient legends were imbedded in song. Dong
festivals occur throughout each year, varying
from Bull fighting Festival to Bird-fighting Festival,
competitive Fireworks Festival to colorful Singing
Contest. Local food and speciality such as sour
fish and pickled pork are tasty dishes to attempt,
oiled tea and rice wine are always good drink
to increase your mental activity.
Sanjiang is famous for its breathtaking natural
landscapes and colourful cultural Centres. Tourism
resources have been developed in recent years.
There are six dramatic scenic district?¡¥s
distributing Sanjiang areas, which are Chengyang,
Mengjiang, Bajiang, Laobao, Danzhou and Doujiang
District. The simple but graceful Dong villages,
which are made up of wooden houses, drumtowers
and wind and rain" bridges, demonstrate strong
national colours. Sanjiang, a paradise for cultural
exploration and natural adventure, has recently
been honoured as "The Most Important Dong Cultural
Centre" in Guangxi, making a very important part
of the wellknown "Golden Tour Route? Guilin Longsheng
Sanjiang Rongshui Liuzhou
Sanjiang has captured the imagination
of travellers around the world, because you will
find incredible beauty wonderful food, and unique
architecture in this region. But more important
than this is her people, who welcome you with
open arms. Perhaps only when you have experienced
the real Sanjiang would you come to discover the
hidden Dong civilization.
Yunnan is a perfect showpiece of China's many
natural wonders, rugged, wild, and unspoiled. The province is
famed for its multitude of ethnic groups, of China's fifty-five
officially recognized ethnic minorities, twenty-five can be
found in Yunnan. Here visitors could find snow-capped mountains,
mysterious deep valleys, peaceful highland lakes, magnificent
Karst hills, tropical rainforests, and torrential rivers.
As the capital of China, Beijing is the political,
cultural, and intellectual center of the country. Beijing has
so much to offer travelers. The celebrated tourist center is
filled with historical highlights, the most well known ones
are: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven,
Tibet Autonomous Region, a mystical land called
"the Roof of the World", more than 50 peaks in this area are
higher than 7,000 meters, and 11 peaks exceed 8,000 meters.
Mt. Everest - the world's highest peak is located in Tibet.
Tibet offers fabulous things to see, including unique Buddhist
monastery, breathtaking high-altitude lakes, stunning views
of the snow mountains and brilliant Tibetan culture.