Guangzhou – The Old And The New – China

I’ve seen the change 10 years brought to this city. The mix of modernity and tradition, the fast track development.
I’ve seen its charm before Canton Tower and its charm after it.
The lights, the flavors, and the flowers.
The buildings, safe nights and colorful sunsets sitting above Baiyun Mountain.
My eyes are intimate with the corners and colors of Guangzhou.
After watching this video, maybe your eyes will want to see more too.😉

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Inside A Chinese Tea Market – Guangzhou

Every Chinese city will have at least one tea market so if you are not in Guangzhou don’t worry, there will be a delightful market near you too.
On western minds tea come in tea bags, that can make for a whole discovering experience when visiting tea markets in China. Here they come in a spectacle of packings, straw wrapped, inside dried fruits, paper wrapped, in all sizes and shapes.
Even if you don’t really care for tea, they look so good that you want to bring some home. The same happens with the tea sets and tables, you suddenly wish to build a tea room in your house.😜
Visiting Guangzhou’s market we found friendly and very welcoming people and no other tourist to be seen, a real contact with the culture and the people, perfect for those wanting to winded faraway from the crowds.

The market we visited on this video:

Guangzhou Fangcun Tea Wholesale Market Park – 芳村茶叶批发市场园区
*This is the address of the main mall but all the surroundings are part of the tea market.
Address: 333 Fangcun Middle Avenue, Liwan, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.102204,113.227310 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市荔湾区芳村芳村大道中333号
Subway station: Fangcun, line 1, exit C (walk 15 min)

To see a traditional Chinese teahouse click here.

I am a tea enthusiast, something that can be especially fun in Asia.
What about you, can’t live without a cup? Let us know in the comments below!✨

Inside A Chinese Tea Market - Guangzhou

 

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Acupuncture : Traditional Chinese Medicine – Guangzhou, China

The famous alternative medicine technique practiced for thousands of years, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, is the star of today’s video.
Usually used in combination with other treatments, the aim of acupuncture is to correct imbalances of energy in the body, it allows blocked Qi(life force) to flow.
While in the west many focus on pain relief when using this healing method, it’s actually a more complex art which balances the whole body energy, thus addressing a wider range of disorders from physical to emotional.
Very thin needles are inserted in specific points, sometimes they will be moved and stimulated by making them warm or by electric impulses, it is minimally invasive.
Disruption of Qi is believed to be the cause of any sickness, therefore acupuncture is indicated to prevent and treat all illness.

Here the addresses from the clinic you saw on the video:

Jianqiang Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinics – 健强中医诊所
Address: 163 Taojin Road, HuanShi DongLu YanXian, Yuexiu, Guangzhou
GPS: 23.140683,113.289530 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Chinese: 广州市越秀区环市东路沿线淘金路163号
Open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Acupuncture : Traditional Chinese Medicine - Guangzhou, China

There are many incredible things to see in China, let us know what you want us to show you next in the comments below!

Acupuncture : Traditional Chinese Medicine - Guangzhou, China

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Sanya Vlog: Destiny Girl’s TV Commercial Backstage – Hainan Island, China

Located in the southernmost province of China, Sanya (三亚) is known as the country best beach destination.
Unfortunately, my time was limited, but I tried to gather as much as could to show you.
There’s much more to see around town, but I think the places on the video are enough to spark the desire of those who wish to visit the island.😉

Addresses and extra info about everything you saw on the video:

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport – 杭州萧山国际机场
Website: http://www.hzairport.com/

Sanya Vlog: Destiny Girl’s TV Commercial Backstage - Hainan Island, China

Sanya Phoenix International Airport – 三亚凤凰国际机场
Website: http://www.sanyaairport.com/

Sanya Vlog: Destiny Girl’s TV Commercial Backstage - Hainan Island, China

Phoenix Island – 凤凰岛
Artificial Archipelago

Beauty Crown Grand-Tree Hotel – 美丽之冠大树酒店
Address: 101-1,Phoenix Road,Sanya
Address in Chinese: 三亚市凤凰路101-1号
Website: http://www.bmgitree.com/en/

Sanya Vlog: Destiny Girl’s TV Commercial Backstage - Hainan Island, China

Visun Royal Yacht Club – 鸿洲国际游艇会
Address: 2 Yuya Avenue, Sanya
Address in Chinese: 三亚市榆亚大道2号
Website: http://www.visun-yacht.com

 

What is your impression of Sanya? Let us know in the comments below!❤

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Zhangjiajie – the AVATAR movie city – China

Destiny boy was in Zhangjiajie (张家界) for work and brought us with him!
The city located in Hunan province is home to dazzling natural beauties including waterfalls, caves with stalagmites and much more.

Scenic Zhangjiajie got even more famous after the movie Avatar been shot on its mountains.
Apart from the area used in the motion picture, there’s still more enchanting spots to be discovered in the city.
Some nice examples of that would be the glass bridge, the cable car and heaven’s gate which you can have a better look at the video.

Addresses and extra info on the attractions you saw in the video:

Tianmen Mountain – 天门山
1518 meters – 4982 feet height
Admission fee: cny258 (+scalator to heaven’s gate cny32 one way)
Website: http://www.tianmenshan.com.cn
Open from 8am to 5pm.

Zhangjiajie - the AVATAR movie city - China


Tianmen Shan Cable Car – 天门山索道
Longest cableway ride in the world (7km- around 30 min one way)


The Cliff-Hanging Walkway
Ghost Valley Plank Road – 鬼谷栈道
Length of 800m suspended 1400m above sea level.

Zhangjiajie - the AVATAR movie city - China


The Glass Skywalk (Part of the Cliff-Hanging Walkway) – 玻璃栈道
The Walk of Faith
Shoe covers are available for free on site with the intent of don’t scratching the glass.

Zhangjiajie - the AVATAR movie city - China

 

The 99 Bends – 通天
Heaven-linking Avenue
6.7 miles – 10.77 kilometers

Zhangjiajie - the AVATAR movie city - China


Heaven’s Gate – 天 门
Tianmen Cave
131,5m – 431 feet height
57m – 187 feet width
60m – 196 feet depth


Tianmen Mountain Temple – 天门山寺
First built in Tang Dynasty(AD 870), rebuilt in 1949 Qin Dynasty style.

 

There’s a lot of history, mystery and mysticism to be explored in Zhangjiajie.
The wonderful views from the cable car were Diego’s favorite part, what is yours? Let us know at the comments below! ✨

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Zhouzhuang Water Town – 周庄水乡古镇 in Kunshan, China

The ancient town of Zhouzhuang is an opportunity to visit well-preserved historical China.
Built parts in Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, and Qing Dynasty the place has over 900 years.
Taking a boat down the canal is a must to appreciate the town that is parted by lakes and rivers, the conductor usually wears traditional clothes and will sing folk songs for an additional tip (something that I advise you to do so).Day and night trips have different routes.
Our conductor told us that is possible to go until Shanghai by boat departing from the water town and it was the most used way in the past.
Hubby’s favorite thing about this place was the old times feeling and having the elderly playing classic Chinese board games around just added to it.
Trying local snacks, fruits and drinks are definitely part of the experience and so are shopping! Souvenirs and crafts are available along the streets.
There’s an entrance fee of 100 yuan(daytime), 80 yuan(after 4:00pm) and free after 20:00 but if spending the night the ticket can be used up to 3 days upon request.Scenic spots are open from 8:00-16:30 although the town is always open.
Easily accessible by car, taxi or bus from Suzhou(around 1h ); Shanghai(around 1:30h) or Hangzhou(around 2:00h).

Bus departs from: Shanghai- Shanghai Long-distance General Bus Station, Shanghai South Long-distance Bus Station, Shanghai Hongqiao Long-distance Bus Station, Shanghai Tour Bus Center and Hongkou Football Stadium.
Suzhou- Suzhou North Bus Station, Suzhou Railway Station(north square).
Hangzhou- Hangzhou North Bus Station.

Address: 121 Quanfu Road, Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Address In Chinese: 地址: 中国江苏省苏州市昆山市全福路121号

Tip: If you like a more quiet environment it’s nice to arrive early around 7:00am, but if you want the souvenir shops to be open and don’t mind the rustle 10:00am is a good time for you.

Excited about Zhouzhuang?Let us know in the comments below!

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