Banyan Lake takes its name from the l,000-year-old
banyan tree on its bank. Before Ming times, both Banyan
and China-Fir lakes were part of the southern moat of
Guilin. As the city expanded southward, the moat became
the two independent yet connected lakes that exist today.
There is a tiny island in the middle of Banyan Lake.
On the island are elegant pavilions connected to the
lakeside by a zigzag bridge. Banyan Lake has become
one of the most frequent visited parks in Guilin.
Location: this lake is located right in city center.
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, Ming Tombs...
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.