Regarded for centuries by Marco Polo as one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen in the world, this entire Lake area of Hangzhou is one of China's major tourist attractions, with spectacular scenery which is surrounded by mountains and islands and the great canal. All of this is within ta city called Hangzhou. Due to the fact that I visited in late November when the weather was at freezing temperatures I could not enjoy the visit as I would have liked, but both the lake and the park are places to spend a couple days walking through the park in nice weather. You can see the statue of the famous Marco Polo in the middle of the park.
Kunming Lake is undoubtedly the most characteristic feature of the Summer Palace in Beijing. For generations of emperors it was extended and embellished, and is now a place of extraordinary beauty and with amazing views of its surroundings. We went around the roads, crossing bridges or boats that sail or just use it as inspiration to lose yourself in its pure grandness.
This lake is a truly unique experience as it is a delicious mix of sensations caused by the breeze caressing your face. It is pure freshness and the clean air expands your lungs and spirit. The magic of the turquoise color mesmerize visitors. The magnificence and solemnity of the mountains surrounds the lake and is a mystical flavor as a place considered sacred by Tibetans. For a moment I thought I was in an earthly paradise, a place for expansion and growth.
Lukuhu, literally Luku Lake, a beautiful place north of the Chinese province of Yunnan, near the Tibetan plateau. It is about 3,500 m above sea level and so, even in August, the temperatures are mild and pleasant. It is still largely untapped for tourism, thanks in part to the difficulty of getting there: the only means of communication is a local road in not very good condition. Once there you can enjoy the spectacular scenery, the lake, pristine, surrounded by magnificent mountain-hiking or mountain biking, eating local cuisine specialties, and above all rest. The local people are friendly and very simple, which does not prevent them from being great party-lovers, especially the young, of course. And although during summer weekends the place can be quite crowded with Chinese tourists during the week is a haven of peace and tranquility.
The SIP (Suzhou Industrial Park) is a fairly new area in the city, which was recently built to create a leisure space for citizens and tourists in Suzhou. It has a wide promenade that overlooks Jin Ji Lake, which gives a wonderful view, bordered by a variety of restaurants and places to sit down and relax. During the summer water sports are quite popular. We also see an amazing curvaceous sculpture called Rong Yuan which is a symbol of the park.
If you are going to Huizhou, the best part of town to stay and visit is the west lake are, known in Chinese as Xi Hu, Huizhou is a pleasant Chinese provincial town, in the area around the lake you can enjoy the park, walking, read, it is an ideal place to stroll and unwind, you will see locals strolling, walking, and cycling, as well as many children coming and going to or from college. In the park is also one of the campuses of the University City. Huizhou is a pleasant provincial town, it is a good stopover for a few of days if you are en route between the cities of Guangzhou and Xiamen
It is a small natural oasis, surprisingly in existence for 2000 years, from the huge dunes of the Gobi Desert. However, the spring now loses depth and the Chinese government is studying how to keep it artificially, without damaging it. Its crescent shape gives it its name, but I don't know where "red" comes from as it is clear in colour. It reminds me of the Oasis of Huacachina (Ica, Peru). It is only 6 km. from the center of Dunhuang, making it very accessible on a bus (# 3, 1 yuan) or by taxi (about 15 yuan). It is also a good idea to rent a bike (about 1 yuan per hour). There are a wide range of tourist activities: camel rides (about 30 yuan), sandboarding, etc..
Guilin has many tourist attractions. In the heart of the city is Lake Shan Hu. What is its special characteristic? Well the answer is simple: if we go we see the Buddhist pagodas of the Sun and the Moon, one of the images on postcards of this city. It´s definitely worth taking a stroll in the park and around the area.
Lake Namtso ("Heavenly Lake" is a natural paradise in Tibet. There are other lakes that are higher in altitude but they are smaller. This one is at 4700 meters high and covers 500 square kilometers. It's surrounded by mountains over 7000 meters high and to get there you need to take the road from Lhasa where you'll cross passes of over 5200 meters. On a day like the one in the photos, the sky reflects off the water and the effect is stunning.