Two Rivers and Four
'Two Rivers and Four Lakes Park'
is actually a live water system in the central
urban area of Guilin.
The project of water system reconstruction
was launched in 1998 and completed in 2002, forming
a round-the-city waterway that linking the four lakes
Guihu Lake, Ronghu Lake (Banyan Lake), Shanhu Lake (Fir
Lake), Mulong Lake and the two rivers Li River, Taohua
River (Peach-blossom River) together, which enables
Guilin to be a scenic city of park.
The Ronghu (Banyan Lake) and
Shanhu (Fir Lake) are two beautiful emerald
lake parks embedded in the center of Guilin.
Back in the Tang Dynasty, they were parts
of the city moat. The two lakes are originally
a whole before being divided into two parts
by the Yangqiao Bridge. The east is called
the Fir Lake owing to the fir trees growing
around, and the west is named Banyan Lake
thanks to a giant banyan guarding the ancient
city gate that enjoys a history of 1,000
years. Around the lakes grow bamboo groves,
peach and cassia trees. Zigzagging bridges
lead to the small islands dotting on the
water. Though located in downtown, the lake
areas are beautiful and quiet.
Peach Blossom River is a tributary
of the Li River, traversing the western
part of Guilin. In autumn the red leaves
along the river are spectacular.
Tourists can take boat
trips by the water route around the city.
This brand new water entertainment will
surely adds charm to your stay in Guilin.
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.