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Resource: Tibet Tour Guide

With an area of 3,875 square kilometers and population of 820,000, Shigatse is the second biggest and the only county-level city in Tibet. Shigatse is a prosperous Buddhism city as it is the traditional seat of the  Panchen Lama, dozens of monasteries in Shigatse region give this land heavy religious atmosphere. If you are going to plan a Tibet Buddhist tour, Shigatse is your must go destination.

Attractions in Shigatse you should pick them up for your Buddhist tour:

Tashilhunpo Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery  has become a prominent landmark on the face of shigatse. The monastery has been the seat of Panchen Lama for hundreds of years who is the second most important religious leader of Tibet after Dalai Lama. The monastery witnesses the largest number of visitors during the Buddha Thangka display festival which is held on every 14, 15and 16 of May according to Tibetan calendar.
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Palkhor Monastery
Located in the Gyantse county of Shigatse prefecture, around 230 km away from the Lhasa city. Palkhor Monastery enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it is the only one where houses three sects – Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. Initially, there was lot of quarrel and disagreement amongst the monks of the different sect, however, today they have hit upon the art of living peacefully.


New Palace of Panchen
The palace is known as the summer palace of the tenth Panchen Lama and is a wonderful blend of the traditional and modern architectural style. The palace, reached after passing three gates, offers beautiful interiors of Panchen Lama bedrooms, drawing rooms, sutra hall, Buddha hall and Buddhist Guardian Hall. Amongst valuable cultural relics of the palace are the spectacular frescos like the ‘Phakpa Meeting Kublai Khan’ which depicts Lama Chogyal Phakpa joining the court of Kublai Khan as imperial spiritual teacher. The surroundings of the palace covered with greenery provides a tranquil environment in which you can relax and refresh yourself.


Sakya Monastery
Located in Sakya County southwest of Shigatse, the Sakya Monastery is the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.


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Fancy a quick pint of lager after a long day at the Canton Fair? Want to sit back and relax with a few glasses of wine and some great conversation? The Brew would be your great option.

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The Brew has returned its near Guangzhou Dadao location, this time on the other side of the road – in Zhujiang New Town. The Brew has imported (and is the official licensed distributor in China) of a self serve tap system inserted into the top of partron’s tables. Once you have your Brew VIP card you swipe your card at your table and pour the best beer you can.

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The Brew also boasts some of the best North American-style burgers and wines in all of the P.R.C.-It serve 15 style of burgers and authentic buffalo-style wines. All this in support of their mission to create a cozy, neighbourhood pub atmosphere.

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Address:
1 Panyu: Huanan Country Garden, Panyu (down from Sam’s Club) (广州番禺华南碧桂园正门右侧商业街11号)

2 Zhujiang New Town: Baolin Garden, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 511442, China (广州天河珠江新城保林苑西区)

Recommended: Vaastu, Best Indian Restaurant in Guangzhou

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Working in China travel industry for serveral years, i saw an increasing number of oversea people getting more knowledge about China, and more people come to China to make tours. Shanghai, which is also one of the most popular destinations, even so, there are still a large number of people have the same question such like what are the greatest palce to see, here i’d like to share with you my opion with my past experience and wish you have a wouderful time during the Shanghai tour.

First, let’s overview the featured characters of Shanghai:
1 Shanghai is the largest city in China, and the largest financial and commercial center of the nation.
2 It is a seamless blending of Western and Eastern cultures. Known as the “Paris of the Orient”.
3 It is a city combining the historical sites and modern architectural.
4 It is known for its gardens, museums, temples.
5 Its nightlife is world-renown.

 

Top 5 Places You Need to Visit in Shanghai :
Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

With a long history of more than four hundred years, Yuyuan Garden is the most celebrated classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. It is a residential garden built by Pan Yunduan, minister of finance in Sichuan Province during the Ming Dynasty. Pan built the garden to “please his parents and let them enjoy themselves in their late years”.

The Bund

The Bund

The Bund

The Bund, is Shanghai’s famous waterfront district. It is located across the Huangpu River from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Often called the “Museum of Architecture”, the Bund is famous for its old Western styled buildings. Originally the financial center of Shanghai, the Bund’s many old stone buildings were built by western companies in Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism, and Renaissance styles. It is amazing to see these western styled buildings in a Chinese city.

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Zhujiajiao is the best-preserved ancient water town among the four ancient towns in Shanghai with a history of 1700 years. It is noted for its archaic water country scenery, idyllic, tranquil, and peaceful. The majority of its buildings date from the Ming and Qing Dynasties and are in truly remarkable condition. Several large gardens that are scattered around this ancient town offer charming alcoves in which one can just lie back, relax, and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road is by far the most popular shopping street in Shanghai. Crowds jam the pedestrian walkway for shopping and sightseeing every day of the week. At night the neon lights shine like the Las Vegas strip. With hundreds of shops and restaurants there is something for everyone. It runs west to east from People’s Park all the way to the Bund.

Shanghai Acrobatics Show

Shanghai Acrobatics Show

Shanghai Acrobatics Show

A magic touch for your nightlife! A typical art of China with long history. Exciting and breath-taking and you will be marveled at the varieties of programs.

Useful Links: Shanghai Tour Guide

Read More:  A Blend of Eastern and Western Culture in Shanghai

 

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Resource:  Shanghai Tour

As the biggest city in China and the eighth largest one of the world, Shanghai features a population of over 20 million. Shanghai is also a tourist destination famous for historical landmarks as well as modern, ever-expanding skylines. However, it is often forgotten by most of people travelling to China, since thay think immediately of Beijing. Right here let’s ckeck out the top reasons why you should visit this city.

Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower

1. Multiculture in Shanghai
Shanghai, with a favorable location and distinct oriental culture, has attracted many foreigners, including Bernard Shaw, Albert Einstein and Tagore, to stay or travel at here. Shanghai has unique oriental charms to foreigners while it certainly has strong Western flavor to Chinese. Shanghai has become a cosmopolitan city and a blend of the eastern and the western culture. Tourists can find a little bit of everything in this busy city.

The Bund

The Bund

2 China’s Largest and Richest City
Shanghai has a population of more than 20 million. It is the largest city in China and the second largest city proper in the world after Mumbai. Today it is the largest center of commerce and finance in mainland China, with many Chinese and international companies opening offices here, especially along the Bund. Undergoing a construction boom, new high-rise buildings are making a new skyline in Shanghai.

3 Convenient Transportation
As an international metropolis, Shanghai has super advanced transport facilities, by which people both home and abroad can travel easily around the city and even the country. Such high-end facilities as magnetically levitated trains, airplanes, subways, buses, taxis etc. are all equipped to benefit people’s dailylife at the most.

4 Shopping Paradise
hanghai is reputated as an international cosmopolis and the “Shopping Paradise”. So if you come to Shanghai, shopping should not be missed any more than its other charming attractions. Here you can buy anything that you can think of, ranging from fashionable clothes, to various kinds of Shanghai-style souvenirs, jades, silk fabric, and antiques. Whatever you want, your desire can be satisfied here.


5 Colorful Nightlife
Being a sleepless city, Shanghai’s dynamic life goes on way beyond the daylight hours. It is a city of colorful nightlife. It has a diverse cultural flavor, with cinemas showing foreign and Chinese films, and theatres featuring opera, dance, drama, acrobatics and puppets. There are also numerous night clubs and bars which are open until the sun comes up.
For more Shanghai Tour Guide, you can visit chinatourguide.com.

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Resource:  Tibet Tours

Due to the special geographic position, religious beliefs, and distinctive Tibetan culture, Tibet features a really unique custom on eating. If you are going to Tibet, let’s take a glance at what you probably will eat when you been there.

Butter Tea

Butter Tea

Butter Tea

Butter tea (酥油茶) is another staple of  Tibetan meal. To put it simply, the butter tea is boiled tea added with ghee and salt. Tibetan people drink butter tea to keep themselves warm and it usually drank whiling eating tsampa. Some say the butter tea tastes more like soup rather than tea.

Zanba

Zanba

Zanba

The staple food of Tibetan people is Zanba, a kind of dough made with roasted highland qingke barley flour and yak butter with water. Method of making: grind the roasted Highland Barley into flour, and mix it with ghee. It is similar to parching wheat flour in northern China.

People in northern China grind the wheat into flour before parching it, but Tibetan people do the opposite. They roast the Barley seeds before grinding them into flour. What’s more, Tibetan people do not remove the husk of the Barley.

In larger Tibetan towns and cities many restaurants now serve Sichuan-style Chinese food. Western imports and fusion dishes, such as fried yak and chips, are also popular. Nevertheless, many small restaurants serving traditional Tibetan dishes persist in both cities and the countryside.

Milk Curd and Yogurt

Milk Curd

Milk Curd

Tibetan people eat all kinds of dairy products, including ghee (butter), cheese, yogurt, and milk curd. Milk curd or named milk sediment (奶渣) is solidified sediments of boiled milk, which tasts sour. Tibetans bring it when traveling to avoid environmental inadaptability. Milk curd can be eaten as snacks or used to make Tibet buns. Besides, fried milk curd tastes good too.

 

Tibetan Sausages

Tibetan Sausages

Tibetan Sausages

Sausage was early from more than 1000 years a ago. It is a food created by nomad. The main method is to prime different materials into the fresh animal guts such as sheep, pig or cow.

The Tibetan sausages can be either steamed or roasted and then cut into slices to eat. Tibetans usually make this food in batches during new-year time. The Tibetan sausage taste fresh and goluptious and not oily, which is a nice cold dish. Then it can be stored for about one year.
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