Reed Flute Cave

If you buy a ticket online, you must pay attention to it that you can only enter it 1 hour after the ticket is issued. The scenery inside is still pretty, but the light is very dark, which may not be good for taking pictures. It is necessary to wait for a group of tourists to gather in the cave. Then you are led by a staff member into the cave and you cannot be entered alone.

The reason why a lot of visitors choose to visit the Reed Flute Cave because it is called “National Cave” and it is located in the city. Several leaders of the foreign countries visited Guilin have visited the Reed Flute Cave, which means that it has its own characteristics. Going to Reed Flute Cave, it is still very shocking, and you will admire nature’s ingenuity that let you see such a magical landscape. During the tour there, just follow the guide’s explanation to slowly understand. Where there is no explanation, the children also give them the name from their imaginations.

The staff of Reed Flute Cave will recommend you taking a small train. The one-way trip costs 30 yuan. It is not recommended to buy a ticket. Because the distance is very close, which just takes around 10 minutes to climb the mountain to arrive the gate o the Reed Flute Cave.

The cave is very beautiful under the illumination of colorful lights. The two most impressive views are the harvest garden and the reflection of the snow-capped mountains. Following the guide’s flashlight beam, the group members recognize the various vegetables in unison, and with the help of the top rock wall, you can watch the 3D projection of ten minutes and tell the formation process of the cave. The Reed Flute Cave is really big and shocking. And you will feel the magical power of nature all the way. And this shock is not fully expressed by the camera. It is worth your visit there.

Longmen Grottoes

There is no need to wait after you enter into the ticketing hall as you can buy the ticket directly. The fare is 100 yuan, including Xishan Grottoes, Dongshan Grottoes, Xiangshan Temple and Baiyuan. From the northwest gate to the scenic spot, you can only tour in this order. Every time you enter a scenic spot, you must mark a hole on the ticket. And you must not enter and exit twice.

Opposite the ticketing hall is the visitor center. You can store your luggage for free. If you put your luggage here, you need to go back to the northwest gate through the Longmen Bridge after you finish viewing the Baiyuan. (You have to walk 20 minutes in this section, you can also spend 10 yuan on the battery car.) If there is no baggage or the baggage is not heavy, there is no need to store it. After visiting the Baiyuan, you can take the bus or take a taxi directly near the northeast gate. However, there is only one bus in the Northeast Gate, namely K81, the end point is Luoyang Station, not the Longmen High-speed Railway Station; while there are more buses from the Northwest Gate back to the city, but there is no normal direct access to the Longmen High-speed Railway Station.

Therefore, if you want to go to the Longmen high-speed rail, please ignore the bus, or change the bus. As for the No.67 (now the No.167) and the No.71 buses seem to be the sightseeing car, and according to the Luoyang bus online information about these two bus lines, there are only one car per line, and the interval between departures is 120 minutes, so if you are not so lucky, you may wait for two hours.

From the ticketing hall to the newly renovated stone gate (check-in office), it takes more than ten minutes to walk. There are several small shops on the right-hand side to provide breakfast. And the mineral water costs 2 Yuan/bottle.

Shaanxi History Museum

The exhibition halls of the Shaanxi History Museum are free to visit, but it only releases 6,000 tickets a day, with 3,000 in the morning and 3,000 in the afternoon. In order to avoid the trouble of queues on the spot or the inability to buy tickets, you can buy the tickets of the Treasure Hall + Exhibition Hall + explanations online in advance. The fare is expensive, but you don’t have to wait in line. The tour guide will take you directly from the side entrance.

There are really many people in the Shaanxi History Museum, and you can only follow the guide to grab the position. The treasures of the Hejiacun Treasure Hall are all from the Tang Dynasty, and each one is very delicate.

From the beginning of the Stone Age, the exhibition hall has gone through the Qin, Han, and Tang Dynasty. Each dynasty has its own characteristics, but no matter which dynasty it is, every treasure that can be called a national treasure that is extremely skillful and flexible in using modern physics means, and coupled with outstanding artistry, to make the treasure very practical and appreciable.

When you are visiting the Treasure Hall, you must get the explanation, or you can’t figure out the essence of five thousand years.

The cost for the explanation:

1. Manual explanation: 100 yuan for basic Chinese explanation, 150 yuan for English or Japanese explanation; 50 yuan for Chinese explanation of special exhibition in Datang, and 100 yuan for English or Japanese explanation of special exhibition in Datang; 50 yuan for Chinese explanation of the Tang Dynasty murals hall. A commentator can lead up to 10 visitors.

2. Automatic audio guide: There are Chinese, English, French, Japanese, and Korean language explanations; and it has a Chinese student version, which is convenient for children to listen to. Fees: The deposit is 100 yuan, the basic display hall rent is 30 yuan/set, and the basic display hall and special exhibition in Datang are 30 yuan/set. The disadvantage is that the response speed is fast, and there are inaudible phenomena when people are noisy.


Norbulingka is on the edge of the Tibet Museum. It is known as the summer palace of Lhasa, and it is the residence of the Dalai Lama. In the summer, the plants are flourishing and the Norbulingka is beautiful. The colors are very good. Outside of Norbulingka it is a park where local citizens can relax and enjoy the sun lazily.

It is open from 9:00-18:00 during Monday-Saturday, basically you cannot buy tickets after 17:00 o’clock. There are many people who come for a walk and rest. The monks who talk in the sunshine are different from the serious ones you have seen in other temples. They also love to laugh in life. You can see the contentment of life from their faces. The old people who have tea enjoy every moment there. You will feel that time has slowed down, like the sunset that arrives at 8 o’clock in the evening.

There are a lot of vegetation in the garden, and there are lush forests on both sides of the road. The discomfort caused by lack of oxygen at your first time to the plateau is completely dissipated here. It is a very good choice for your first time to Tibet. It is strongly recommended that anyone who has just arrived in Lhasa does not adapt to the weather there take your visit to the Norbulingka and prepare for the next trip.

The Norbulingka is composed of several groups of palaces. It is called Zhangpo, and there are several monks in each temple who are chanting. The environment is quiet, and the Buddha statue is filled with the taste of Tibetan incense. One of the palaces is magnificent, and the wall about four meters high extends forward, and the entire wall glitters like gold.

When you come to Norbulingka, you will know that the Snowdon Festival is a very important festival in the hearts of Tibetans. Men, women and children sing and laugh, and dance. Everyone looks so happy there.

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

No matter how beautiful the words are, it is difficult to describe the magic of Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park. No matter how magical is, it is difficult to express the feeling when you view the landscape of Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park for the first time.

It has never been a place where the colors of nature can be reflected in such a way. From red to yellow, from gray and white, purple, blue and yellow, like the brush in the hand, it is swept away by random, and it is like the paint tray of God, which falls on the land.

In addition to the Qicai Danxia which is mainly famous for the color, there is also the Binggou Danxia which mainly is famous for the shape. The magical work of nature is really amazing. It is strongly recommended that anyone who wants to have a visit there must not miss the Binggou Danxia. The Qicai Danxia and the Binggou Danxia are not far apart. It seems that they are about 12 kilometers apart. It just takes about half of a day to visit two scenic spots there.

Tips: It is best to enter the scenic spot early in the morning, because the sun is not so strong in the morning, and there are fewer people, which will have better experience there.

There are 4 viewing platforms in the Qicai Danxia land boundary, and from the west entrance, the order is as follows: Qicai Yunhaitai, which is the largest one of the 4 viewing platforms; Qicai Jinxiu platform; Qicai Caihong platform, which is the main viewing platform, and it is set on the mountain ridge, and you can reach there by climb up from the avenue. The Qicai mountains on the east side will show a variegated scene under the illumination of the setting sun, which is also known as the Knife Mountain Fire Sea, and it is also the best place to watch the sunrise and sunset; the Qicai Xianyuan Platform is under the maintenance. Just take your time to have a visit the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, you will like it.

Jinli Old Street

Come to Chengdu, you must come to Jinli, otherwise you will lose a lot during your trip to Chengdu! In this street, it condenses the essence of Chengdu’s life: there are tea houses, inns, restaurants, bars, drama stage, snacks, handicrafts, and souvenirs, which fully demonstrate the unique charm of the Three Kingdoms culture and Sichuan folk customs. Here, I want to say to those who still are hesitant to have a trip to Jinli Old Street: If you want to come, come on, let’s go on a trip to Jinli Old Street! Drinking tea is probably the favorite pastime for Chengdu people. There are also teahouses in Jinli, and there are many people. The main street in Jinli sells Sichuan handicrafts, and there are two ways to go inside. On the left it is the snack street for food, and on the right it is the bar inn.

Shopping here will always have a feeling of lingering, and it also brings together Sichuan’s very famous snacks. If you haven’t had a big meal for a long time, then come to Sichuan Jinli, you may want to eat it once in a hurry.

Some of the items sold in the store are chopsticks, tea, lanterns, silk quilts and native products. The food in the restaurant has beef pot helmets, fat sausage powder etc. A lot of people are attracted by the taste. It is not fancy, with no gimmick, and it is affordable. There are also craftsmen’s stuff there: pinching a clay figurine, turning a sugar painting, buying a piece of paper-cut, all of which contain childlike things, and nostalgia is also a joy to remember childhood simplicity.

The colorful lanterns and scorpions in a street are popular, and the picture is a lively one. The most attractive thing on the street is the way of life. The old ones and the young people smash melon seeds and play cards in the bar, drink foreign wines., and they all enjoy themselves there.

Ancient City Wall

The whole City Wall is very shocking, it is hard to think about how the ancients built such a magnificent wall, and it is hard to believe how the ancient wall that have been going through hundreds of years is so intact. The best way to play the ancient city wall is to circle the city wall. There are three ways of walking around the city wall: accumulator car, bicycle and walking. The most cost-effective is walking, but it is the most tired way, and the accumulator car is the most relaxed way, but it is very expensive; and the most cost-effective and also the most enjoyable way, must be taking the bicycle around the city. There are bicycle rental services in the four gates of East, South, West and North. After the end of the ride, you can return the bicycle at any of the above gates (the scenic spot regulations will be changed, and you are advised to consult when you rent). At the same time, these four gates also provide sightseeing car surround service, you can take a sightseeing electric car, circle around the city wall, the whole journey is about 50 minutes. At every point you can change the sightseeing electric car, many tourists who can’t insist on riding the full journey will return the bicycle in the middle, but it should be noted that after 18:00 pm, you can only go to the South Gate to return the bicycle.

There are many pavilions and viewing platforms on the road, which are antique and full of charm. Most of the buildings on the city wall are not open to tourists. You can only look outside and feel it. The ancient city wall road is so wide that standing on it can feel the bustling scene inside and outside the city wall during the Tang Dynasty period and the scene of the soldiers guarding!

The city wall is too suitable for all kinds of concave shapes. Tip: Not every city gate has an exit, so you have to go forward or have to go backwards.

Shanghai Xintiandi

Shanghai Xintiandi was originally a whole piece of ancient Shikumen building. After being rebuilt, the restaurant, bar, clothing store, etc. are stationed. It is suitable for taking photos here during the day, as the brick wall is the best photo background, and one side of the road is also covered with dense sycamore trees, no matter how many times you have visited there, people can’t help but stop to enjoy themselves there. At night, the lights of the bar are lit up, everyone is sitting outdoors, drinking and listening to songs, and it has become the best nightlife in Shanghai, and is the best place to go at night. If you want to go to the nightclub for carnival, there are a lot of choices around.

Here are some shops that is 100 meters away from Xintiandi and are worthy your visit for around 1-5 people during 15:00 to 20:00.

1, Pinnanzhu shop at Zizhong Road, No. 355, which is a very fine shop, mainly for jewelry and living utensils. Everything has a story there, and they are classical and exquisite. If you are lucky, you can sit down and drink tea. The staff are especially tender. His home is in the old buildings of Shanghai, where it is the former residence of Mr. Huang Binhong! If you want to go to Shikumen, you can go directly to Pinnanzhu to feel it!

2, Xingzuo Bar at Zizhong Road No. 398, which basically only serves the rich people near the bar, the environment is very good, the staff are super nice, chatting with the clerk may be able to get the old guests’ hidden wine list, and it is very delicious!

3, Pincai shop at Danshui Road No. 246, which is very low-key online famous shop, and Western food and afternoon tea are available there. You can drink wine at night. The decoration is very retro, the small table facing the street is very comfortable, and the afternoon tea is very good, and the shop is very quiet. Once you calm down, the mood will come out. It is highly recommended that anyone who don’t like to go those big famous shops in Xintiandi go to these three places.

Humble Administrator Garden

Humble Administrator’s Garden is the most famous garden in Suzhou, but the biggest problem is that there are too many people. After entering, you will find that there are too many tour groups, which adds a lot of difficulty for you to take pictures. The interesting thing is that in the garden, there is also a water vapor cooling device, and it is very feminine when wearing a Chinese costume to take pictures there.

After going deep into the garden, you will see a lot of imaginary pavilions and plaques. The layout is very delicate, and it exudes gentle vitality in the green. This is also why so many people like the Suzhou city.

Since Humble Administrator’s Garden is the most famous garden in Suzhou, there will be many foreigners to visit. There is a free explanation service every half an hour in the visitor center. In the garden’s west entrance, you can receive a garden tour explanation device, although you do not follow it all the time. When you stay in each attraction for a long time, you will always be able to hear the explanation, and listening to stories and knowing about the design ingenuity there is still necessary, or you will feel that Suzhou gardens are the same.

Going to the west of the garden, many wonderful pavilions are squatting, but this is also a place where tourist groups gather. It is difficult to take photos of large scenes when there are too many people, so it is necessary to catch up early.

Tickets for Humble Administrator’s Garden are 90 Yuan/person. It is the most expensive ticket in Suzhou. There are a lot of tickets for selling at the door by other people. It is said that they sell just 40 Yuan, but you can buy discount tickets online and show your ID card at the door to enter the garden, which is more reliable and cheaper.

Overall, Humble Administrator Garde is more refined and beautiful than the other gardens. The bonsai of the bonsai garden is really graceful and elegant, so people don’t want to miss any pot. There is also Taihu Stone, with strange shape.

Hutong Alleyways

Hutong is an ancient urban alley unique to Beijing. Therefore, some people call Beijing’s ancient capital culture as “hutong culture” or “four courtyard culture”. People in Beijing are often not interested in the tall buildings, but the small alleys with twists and turns, and those warm and beautiful courtyards. The old Beijing Hutong Tour includes the oldest Beijing-style hutongs such as Wudaoying, Nanluoguxiang, Guozijian, and Yandai Xiejie, which are worth a visit. Sitting on the original human rickshaw, or riding a bicycle in the alley to experience the most authentic old Beijing Hutong culture, it is an interesting thing.

Time reference for visiting: 1-3 hours

Transportation: take the subway Line 2, get off at Andingmen Station, and walk about 700 meters.

Tickets: Ordinary ticket: 45 RMB from Monday-Sunday during January 1st to December 31st, including three activities: the first is to visit the studio of the famous calligrapher WeiXinMin, and the second is to take a few minutes’ rickshaw to experience to the old Beijing Hutong, and the third is to watch the acrobatics of the old Beijing church.

Opening time: all the day

The Beijing Hutongs are common alley with no commercial atmosphere and people still live there. There will be clothes hanging outside the gate, and there is only one public toilet on the street, and the messy wires are wrapped around the ordinary alley under the eaves. Such an alley is not very gorgeous, but more real. After the so-called Imperial City roots culture has been removed, and the hutong exists only as a residence. This kind of hutong is more approachable.

Yangmeizhu Xiejie is an alley connecting Dashanlan and Liulichang East Street. It shoulders the most prosperous place in old Beijing. It has attracted many intellectuals and is also a famous place in the Republic of China. In front of the Shichahai, the north-south is an east-west hutong. The houses on both sides of the hutong are relatively neat. If you choose a rickshaw to travel the hutong, then this is the place where the “hutong tour” must pass.