The night of Potala (2)

Lhasa is a amazing place. Many city men resigned their job and packed a simple bag to Lhasa. Some of them even spend a year or more in Lhasa.

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Tourist resources in Lhasa are plenty. There are good hotels, tasty restaurants, travel agencies, Chinese department stores and supermarkets.

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In some parts of the city, you may find no difference to other Chinese cities. But the Tibetan influence is still strong and evident, especially around the old quarters near Barkhor Street.

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Lhasa is famous for the great building, the Potala Palace. It is the holiest and greatest Palace in the world. It is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara.

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The night of Potala (1)

Many people yearn for visiting Tibet. Lhasa is the hottest place which fans of tourism want to go most.

The night of Potala

Lhasa, which means “Land of the Gods”, is the heart of Tibet. Over 1,300 years old, it sits in a valley right next to the Lhasa River. It is located at 3650 meters (12 000 feet) above sea level on the northern slopes of the Himalayas.

The night of Potala

People love Lhasa because of its night. When the nightfall approaches, people, who you usually barely meet in the day, all come to the street.

The night of Potala

I find that the night of Potala is really lively. Tourists hang around the streets and square. They drink and chat. Artists play nice music and songs. It makes me feel less holy religion atmosphere, but more sense of leisure life.

The night of Potala

Thinking along the Sand River (2)

Samuel Johnson, the British writer, once said: “Hope itself is a species of happiness which this world affords.” That is very correct.

In this cozy night, I am walking along the Sand River. It is a infamous place which few people visit here. To me and the river, this is a good thing.

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Watching the peaceful river and the amazing sunset, I can’t help thinking the meaning of our life. There is a kind of missing which can be called a light happiness. There is a kind of happiness which is the frequent concern. There is a kind of concern which is the distant appreciation.

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“All men whilst they are awake are in one common world; but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.” Plutarch

Thinking along the Sand River (1)

When I was tired or upset, I always drive my car and take my Canon with me. The sand river is one of places I frequently go.

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This is my favorite spot to watch the sunset. Watching the sun going down to the west. The colorful sunlight spill into the river. The sunset always reminds me that we should fight and show our best even at the end of our life.

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There are so many things that can make you happy. Don’t focus too much on things that make you sad.

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Dream what you want to dream;go where you want to go;be what you want to be,because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

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A short trip on Gulang Island in Xiamen (2)

If you have a chance to visit Xiamen, You can’t miss the trip to “Drum Wave Islet”.

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It only cost you 5 minutes from Xiamen Island to Gulangyu, if you take a ferry. The beach of Gulangyu is very beautiful.

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Every year, people all over the country come here to spend their vocations. The island is on China’s list of National Scenic Spots and also ranks at the top of the list of the ten most-scenic areas in Fujian Provinc

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It was 7 o’clock when I checked in. the hotel I checked in is very beautiful. My room is facing the beach of Gulangyu. By tasting a glass of wine, I favored the peaceful night on the island.

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A short trip on Gulang Island in Xiamen (1)

I have planed to go to Xiamen for quite a long time. Finally, I can have a chance to visit this wonderful city.

Gulang Island , Xiamen

Xiamen, also known as Amoy, is one of the most romantic places in China. In 1842, it became the treaty port because of the Treaty of Nanking. Therefore, the architecture in Xiamen is predominantly Victorian-era style.

Gulang Island , Xiamen

There are many flights from Beijing to Xiamen. It costs me about 3 hours to get Xiamen. I was very excited because I can finally visit this dreaming place and taste the local snakes and dishes. Great!

Gulang Island , Xiamen

Chinese Geography is a very famous magazine in China. It once gave such a high accomplishment to Gulang Island, the main island of Xiamen, that “the most beautiful island ”.

Gulang Island , Xiamen

Gulang Island, you can also call it the “Drum Wave Islet”, is a nisland off the southwest coast of Xiamen, Fujian province in southern China. It is 2 square kilometers (0.77 sq mi) in area. More than 20,000 citizens live on this island. Gulang Island is a hot tourist destination because of its romantic and fabulous scenery.

Gulang Island , Xiamen

The night of the Palace Museum (2)

I prefer to call this place the Forbidden City. Such a simple name carries countless stories of this city.

For over hundred years, people and stories changed. The unchanging thing is these buildings.

 the Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is located in the center of Beijing. From the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty, it was the palace for Chinese emperors. The palace is about 720,000㎡.

There is a river outside the palace. It is called the moat which used to protect the palace from the war.

 the Forbidden City

I always hold the opinion that more fantastic things needs further distance to be appreciated. This night, when I am wandering the walls of the Forbidden City, I seem to hear her singing.

 the Forbidden City

I love night. I love water. Therefore, at this night, seeing this river, I finally find the peace at the bottom of my heart.

The night of the Palace Museum (1)

Night and day, dark and white, they are all the two sides of one thing. They are conflicted and united……

the night of the palace museum

Beijing is a historical city with perspective energy. She is old but not fading. She is modern but not cold. Beijing is like a cup of fresh tea which needs you to taste slowly to find its special perfume.

the night of the palace museum

Every time I think of this historical city, the first impression comes to my mind is the Palace Museum.

the night of the palace museum

I love the night of Beijing. It makes me feel like the whole city belongs to me.

the night of the palace museum

I prefer to call it the Forbidden City than the Palace Museum. That simple name carries fundamental history and stories.

the night of the palace museum

The Sunset of Great Walls (2)

In today’s post, I want to share more photos of my trip to Great wall.

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The sunset of great wall is really fantastic. We were lucky that the day we climb the walls was really good.

When I climb on the top of the mountain, I found the best spot for my camera. All my tiredness was sweeping away when the cool wind breezing my face.

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I hired a local farmer to help me carry my equipments to the top of Great wall. This photo is that farmer. He was having a rest on the ground. So leisure!

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The sunset is like a beautiful poem. There is a famous Chinese poem:

The sunset is charming, only that it is near dusk.

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The Sunset of Great Walls (1)

I took many pictures of the sunrise of Great Walls. However, I hadn’t done the sunset yet. Therefore, in this warm and breeze spring afternoon, I came here to record the thrilling beauty of Great Walls in sun set.

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The flowers of peach trees on the mountain are in full blossom. The blossom flowers suggest us that we are already in the deep spring.

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When the nightfall was approaching, the temperature dropped. And the wind on the mountain top became a little bit cold. I was breathtaking when I saw the first light of sunset spilt on the walls. It is so amazing!

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