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A Trip to China

Explore it from the shallow to the deep

By Jenny YangPublished about a month ago 2 min read

My trip to China was a journey full of adventure and exploration, giving me an insight into the culture and customs of this ancient and mysterious country. I started with Shanghai, the most international city, and slowly explored further inland cities, covering Chengdu, Qinghai, Yunnan and Tibet Tours, and felt a variety of cultural collisions.

The first stop is Shanghai, also known as the city that never sleeps, which shows the prosperity and vitality of China. I strolled along the Bund, enjoying the tall buildings and brightly lit night scenery on both sides of the Huangpu River. I visited the Yu Garden, the town God Temple and other ancient buildings to experience the city's blend of history and modernity.

Saying goodbye to Shanghai, I headed to Chengdu, a historic city known for its cuisine and laid-back lifestyle. I tasted authentic Sichuan food, of course, can not escape the hot pot, slightly spicy is already strong. In addition, I also visited the famous scenic spots such as Wuhou Temple and Du Fu's Cottage, and felt the enthusiasm and relaxed attitude of Chengdu people. It is worth mentioning that the local is very fond of playing mahjong, tea houses and leisurely tea people can be seen everywhere.

The Teahouse in Du Fu's thatched cottage

Next, I came to Yunnan, a province in southwest China known for its diverse geographical and cultural landscape. I explored Shangri-La, Lijiang, Dali and other cities along the north-south direction. Visited Lijiang Ancient City, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Erhai and other scenic spots, tasted the bridge rice noodles, sour soup fish and other local specialties. Shangri-la has a large wheel that can be pulled by more than 20 people at the same time. I also put on Tibetan costumes here, and everyone wears such costumes to visit, which is very national.

From Yunnan, I embarked on a journey to Qinghai. Qinghai, a province in northwest China, is known for its magnificent natural landscape and rich cultural heritage. My friend and I chose a road trip, and the four of us rented a car. Luckily, I caught up with the season of Qinghai Lake rapeseed flowers, and it was very beautiful to take photos. The scenic spots in this province vary greatly, there are deserts, grasslands, various lakes, and Yadan landforms, which are very colorful.

Finally, I came to Tibet, a mysterious place known as the "roof of the world". I took the train from Xining to Lhasa, and along the way I could see the vegetation and landscape gradually being transformed by the plateau climate. Because there was oxygen on the train, I was not affected by altitude sickness. In Tibet, I visited the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and other famous scenic spots, climbed the base camp of Mount Everest, and felt the mystery and majesty of this sacred land on the plateau.

The whole journey was full of challenges and discoveries, which gave me a deeper understanding and understanding of China. I witnessed China's beautiful scenery and long history, and felt the diversity and charm of the country. In particular, the special culture and food of each place can make you feel new, and I may continue to share specific ones next.


About the Creator

Jenny Yang

I am a travel enthusiast who loves hiking and photography, so join me in exploring the world.

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