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Travel Back In Ancient China, The Botanical Garden
The Zhíwù Yuán, also known as the Changsha Botanical Garden, is a scenic and educational destination in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province, China. This botanical garden is home to a diverse collection of plant species, including rare and exotic ones. Visitors can explore lush greenery, themed gardens, and educational exhibits that highlight the region's rich botanical diversity.
The Changsha Botanical Garden is located in Yuelu District, approximately 10 kilometers south of Changsha's city center. Its serene setting and the opportunity to learn about various plant species make it a popular place for both leisurely strolls and educational outings. Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of this botanical haven while also gaining insights into the world of plants.
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Zhengning Road Night Market in Lanzhou
Zhengning Road Night Market in Lanzhou is a bustling and vibrant night market that offers a sensory feast for visitors. Located in the heart of Lanzhou, China, this market comes alive in the evening with a dazzling array of street food stalls, local delicacies, and handicraft vendors. It's known for its delicious Lanzhou-style noodles, skewered lamb kebabs, and various other regional specialties. The colorful atmosphere, lively crowds, and tantalizing aromas make it a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the rich street food culture of Lanzhou. My favourite is the Milk Laozao which featured on TV!
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The Bund, Zhongshan Road, Shanghai🌇
✨street in spotlight - The Bund, Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 上海中山路 ✨
Welcome to one of Shanghai’s most iconic, vibrant and bustling roads 🇨🇳
Zhongshan Road, a lively area in the heart of Shanghai, is a vibrant representation of modernity and tradition🌇 it shows how Shanghai has changed in recent decades to embody modernity whilst preserving traditional aspects of the city📍
It’s where contemporary Shanghai meets the echoes of its unique past, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a true taste of this dynamic city📌
Don’t miss a trip here when visiting Shanghai! It’s the perfect starting point for a visit to East Nanjing Road or a boat trip across to the beautiful Lujiazui district 🌇❤️📌
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Qingdao's Coastal Coffee Experience ☕️
📍 极简主义coffee沙滩音乐节 : Shazikou Residential District Xijiang Gezhuang Community I3-36, Laoshan, Qingdao
🚘 We decided to explore the 极简主义coffee沙滩音乐节, which is located near the Jinxiu seascape theme restaurant. Getting there was a bit of a journey, and we opted for a Didi ride since it was quite far from the subway.
📸 The cafe offers a picturesque view of the sea. However, I found it to be just average in terms of ambiance; it really shines when you capture the right moments through editing in photos.
☕️ 🌊 What truly stood out was the opportunity to face the sea breeze while sipping a cup of coffee, creating a more artistic atmosphere. You could also enjoy some time on the beach, although it wasn't particularly expansive.
😌 Surprisingly, there weren't many people during our visit, which allowed us to have a serene two-hour stay. Afterward, we decided to take a leisurely stroll along the street and stumbled upon several interesting places nearby.
🏕️ We found the Stone Man Sightseeing Garden, a golf club, and camping sites, which piqued our curiosity for future visits.
#chinalife #qingdao #cafes #seasidevibes
Shenzhen got wheel
Bay glory Shenzhen
Line 5-Linhai station
the Ferris Wheel in Shenzhen is a true gem that should not be missed. Its awe-inspiring views, informative audio guides, and romantic ambiance make it a standout attraction in the city. Whether you're a local looking to rediscover your city or a visitor wanting to explore its beauty, this enchanting Ferris Wheel is a must-experience. So, hop aboard and let it take you on a magical journey into the sky!#chinalife #chinatravel
Biggest spiral bookstore in Shenzhen
Shenzhen Zhongshuge bookshop features a massive spiraling staircase laid sideways as both a functional bookshelf and art installation.
In a world driven by digital media, the Beautiful and Spiral Bookstore stands as a testament to the enduring charm of physical books and the joy of literary exploration. With its enchanting ambiance, vast collection, friendly staff, and commitment to community engagement, this bookstore is a true gem in the heart of Shenzhen. Whether you're an avid reader or simply looking for a serene space to escape, a visit to the Beautiful and Spiral Bookstore is an experience that will leave you inspired, rejuvenated, and eager to dive into the world of literature.
Line 5 - Linhai station
A Sunset Seeker's Paradise:XiaomaidaoPark 🌅
📍 China-korea Residential District Maidao, Laoshan, Qingdao
🗓️ February, 4, 2023
🌅 🌊 Whenever I yearn for a spectacular sunset, Xiaomaidao Park is my go-to spot. There's no better feeling than witnessing the sun dip below the horizon in this idyllic location. Easily accessible via map apps
🧺 📸 Families often gather for picnics, while others seize the opportunity to capture memorable photographs against the stunning backdrop.
#chinalife #qingdao #sunsets
Winter Fun at Guoxin Sports Center ❄️
📍 Guoxin sports center Qingdao
🗓️ January, 2023
⛄️ Are you planning a winter outing in the heart of the city? A part of the center opens up for snowy fun. It's the ultimate destination for wholesome family enjoyment during the winter months. We had the pleasure of bringing a friend's child along, and it turned out to be a fantastic idea, as many activities catered to youngsters.
🎟️ 💴 Choose Your Adventure: You can tailor your experience by purchasing tickets that suit your preferences. Whether you want to try out a few activities or enjoy a full day of winter fun, there's an option for everyone.
❄️ Chilly Thrills: Our personal highlight was the ice slides. They provided endless entertainment and a fantastic way to embrace the winter spirit. Whether you're sliding down or watching the laughter of kids, these ice slides are a must-try.
#chinalife #qingdao #winter
Huangdao's Scenic Ferris Wheel 🎡
📍 Lijiang Road No.1166, Huangdao, Qingdao
🎡 🤩 In Huangdao, Qingdao, a visit to the Qingdao Eye Ferris Wheel guarantees an unforgettable day. Towering above, it offers breathtaking views of the entire Qingdao seaside. Ticketing is hassle-free, and platform reservations secure discounts, ensuring both thrill and value.
🛍️ 🥘 Post-Ferris wheel, explore nearby outlet stores with discounts on clothing and shoes. Rent a bike to leisurely cruise the scenic seaside. Hungry? The plaza boasts diverse dining options, including a recommended Indian restaurant.
🛍️ Just minutes away, AEON Mall awaits with more shopping and dining choices.
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Pocket of Paradise for Sunset Lovers 🌅
🧡 Xiaomaidao Park in Qingdao is a small yet picturesque spot for sunset seekers. Despite its size, the park offers lush greenery, captivating flowers, and incredible vistas from its three-sided coastal location.
🚊 🚶♀️ To reach this golden spot, take a bus or subway to Maidao Station and enjoy a short 10-minute walk to the park
🌅 Arriving at sunset, I was mesmerized by the romantic ambiance as the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the sea.
☕️ 🍽️ While the park lacks shops, we stumbled upon a charming seaside café just a short walk away, perfect for unwinding. Nearby restaurants offer delightful dining options after your scenic adventure.
#chinalife #qingdao #sunsetlover
A Peaceful Amusement Park 🎡
📍 Wanggezhuang Residential District Changjia Community (Jinwangsha Road), Laoshan, Qingdao
🗓️ November 2022, March 2023
🚘 🚌 Easily accessible by bus or Didi, getting to Xiaohongjun Paradise is a breeze. Plus, there's ample parking for your convenience.
🎡 🍃 Xiaohongjun Paradise, a lesser-known amusement park nestled in the serene village of Laoshan, is the perfect destination for a family-friendly, crowd-free adventure.
While it may not have an abundance of rides, it provides a peaceful atmosphere perfect for family outings with limited queues.
🐓 🥚 Explore the farm-style zoo featuring farm animals and enjoy chicken egg picking—an educational experience.
🍓 During strawberry season, indulge in hands-on strawberry picking.
🥖 Nearby, sample local delicacies at quaint eateries and discover diverse Chinese bread options.
A surprise on Hebin Road 😮
🚶♀️ 🤩 On my stroll along Hebin Road, I spotted what I thought was a grand landmark from afar. To my surprise, it was a small but delightful sculpture park, nestled by the river.
📸 This unexpected find to be a perfect spot for a quick stop. The park boasts striking large sculptures, waiting to be captured in photographs.
🍃 Sometimes, the best moments are the unplanned ones. If you're ever in the area, don't miss this park along Hebin Road.
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🌞🌸🍂❄️ My four Seasons Along Hebin Road
📍Hebin Road Intersection Northwest 150 Meters, Fushan, Yantai
🗓️ 2020, 2021
🌸 Discover the charm of Hebin Road in Fushan, Yantai City, where every season brings its own allure.
It might not be a four-season paradise, but it's if you ever find yourself in Yantai, make sure to pass by here.
🌊 As you stroll along this road, you'll be greeted by a river, which, last I heard, was undergoing a rehabilitation process, making it even more beautiful.
🎆 🍁 🍃 ☀️ During New Year's, the parks and squares burst with colors. Autumn paints the trees with golden hues, while spring brings vibrant greenery. Even in summer, the ample tree cover provides shade, and you might spot locals fishing by the river.
❄️ ☃️ 🍱 Winter transforms Hebin Road into a snow-covered wonderland, perfect for play. Nearby, find restaurants, milk tea shops, and the new Wanda Mall just a short drive away.
#chinalife #yantai #memories
Propaganda Museum of Shanghai 🤩
One of the most underrated museums of Shanghai, not many people know about it 🤫
Full of amazing posters from 100 years ago, controversial topics and beautiful illustrations.
Just 25rmb💴 and it's hard no leave without buying anything 🤑
it isn't very easy to find as the museum was moved in 2019 but here is the correct address:
📍726 Yan'an Xi Road (7th Floor)
just get inside the building and call the elevator to the 7th floor and you'll find it 😁
#timetotravel #shanghai #museum #exploresgtogether #explore #chinatravel #chinalife #travelinspiration #travelguide
Nanchang Street Magic ✨ 🌃
🚊 🚖 Getting here is a breeze, with subway access or a quick taxi ride.
🤩 🌙 January 2023 brought me to Nanchang Street in Wuxi, Jiangsu, and what a treat it was! The night view here is simply breathtaking and definitely worth an evening visit. You can even hop on a cruise ship to elevate the experience.
😋 🍹 Along the street, you'll find an array of food options from small, charming branches to high-end restaurants and cozy beer bars. It's like stepping into an ancient town with its unique vibe.
🌃 The night view of the ancient canal is particularly stunning, with the cruise ships adorned in mesmerizing lights. 🛥️
#chinalife #chinatravel #wuxi
A Quick Climb with Scenic Rewards ⛰️
📍 Xifuzhen Qingfeng Community, Chengyang, Qingdao
🗓️ October, 2022
⛰️🌳 If you're looking for a short but rewarding climb, Maogong Mountain is your spot. In less than an hour, you can conquer this not-so-high peak and soak in the crisp, fresh air.
🤩 😋 Enjoy the natural beauty, take in the Lushan Reservoir view, and, depending on the season, try your hand at cherry, grape, or strawberry picking at the base. Don't forget to check out the snack vendors at the mountain's entrance.
🚘 Getting there: Opt for a car ride for added convenience.
#qingdao #chinalife #autum
Autumn's Palette🍁: Expo garden
📍 Jiushui Road Residential District Bijia Shangliu
Community, Licang Qingdao
🗓️ October, 2022
💴 : Free
🚊 🚘: Take Line 11 and enjoy a 20-minute walk to the scenic area, or for added convenience, hop in a Didi from the subway.
🍁 🍂 Enjoy the vibrant hues of autumn at Qingdao's International Horticultural Expo Garden.
🍂 This sprawling park offers endless exploration and picturesque photo opportunities during the fall season.
Don't miss out on this autumn oasis! 📸
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Cuddles, Coffees, and Kitties 🐾☕🐱
📍 March coffee: Tailiu Road No.276 No.A13, Shibei, Qingdao
🗓️ November, 2022
🐈 🥰 Step into a world of cozy companionship at the cat cafe! This purrfect spot offers not only delicious coffees and desserts but also the company of adorable and friendly feline friends that will warm your heart as you sip and savor.
😸 🐈 Remember to wear something that's easy to clean, as cuddles from cats might leave a mark. Not to worry, though—they provide cat hair cleaners for your convenience. And if one cat cafe isn't enough, there's another nearby waiting to whisk you away into a world of whiskers and wonder.
🚗 🚊 Reach the cafe easily via subway or didi.
#chinalife #qingdao #cafehopping
Autumn Coffee Festival by the Sea ☕️ 🌊
📍 Gangzhou Road No.1, Shibei, Qingdao
🗓️ October, 2022
☕️ 🎶 🎇 As Autumn approaches, get ready for the annual Coffee Festival that combines the love for coffee with the charm of the seaside. It's a unique coffee journey that allows you to savor the distinct flavors of each cup while enjoying the summer breeze and groovy music.
🌊 🌃 📸This event is not just about coffee; it's a wonderful marketplace filled with delights. You can indulge in delicious food and drinks, have a blast taking photos, discover hidden treasures, relish in culinary delights, and immerse yourself in art.
#chinalife #chinatravel #trip #coffeefestival #qingdao
Splashes of Fun at Qingdao Polar Ocean World
📍 No.60, Donghai East Road, Laoshan, Qingdao
🗓️ July, 2022
🌞 🚊 🚘 If you're looking for a summer adventure, look no further than Qingdao Polar Ocean World. Getting there is a breeze with Didi, or you can opt for the Subway Line 2, followed by a 20-minute walk.
🐬 🌊 This marine-themed park is a treasure trove of exhibits, activities, education, and environmental awareness. Highlights include dolphin and sea lion performances, thrilling underwater adventures, and a deeper understanding of marine life. Be sure to check the performance schedule so you don't miss out.
🛍️ 🍽️ When it's time to dine or shop, both options are available within and outside the park.
#chinalife #qingdaotravel #summer
Gravity-Defying Fun at Upside Down Museum 📸
Xiangyang Road and Zaoyuan Road Intersection Northeast 80 Meters, Licang, Qingdao
🗓️ July, 2022
🚊 Getting There: Easy access via Subway Line 2, located inside Harmonious Plaza.
🌞 🌧️ Escape a rainy summer day in Qingdao at the Upside Down Museum. Inside, everything defies gravity, turning your world topsy-turvy and creating a wonderland for photos and videos.
✨ 📸 This museum is a photographer's dream, filled with unique backgrounds, creative lighting, and interactive displays. It's not just about the upside-down, though – you'll discover net-famous photo spots, artistic lighting setups, stress-relief activities, and more.
#chinalife #chinatravel #qingdao #summer
Sky-High Serenity: Zhongshan park 🌇🚡
📍 No.1, Taipingshan Road, Shinan, Qingdao
🗓️ November, 2022
🚘 Getting There: Convenience is key, so consider taking a Didi or renting a car for an easy journey.
🌳 A trip to Qingdao isn't complete without a visit to Zhongshan Park. Located at the intersection of the new and old city, this park offers breathtaking views of Qingdao, making it a must-see.
🐫 🌺 If you have ample time, you can explore the zoo and the nearby temple, which is nestled next to the botanical garden, creating a serene atmosphere. It's an ideal destination for family travel.
🚡 🌅 The cableway ride here is an experience like no other. While we didn't catch the sunset during our visit due to long queues, if you're lucky, you'll enjoy a mesmerizing sunset from the cable car.
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📍 Longquanzhen Hanhe East Road No.8, Muping, Yantai
🗓️ May, 2023
💍 💕 At a friend's wedding in Muping District, I discovered more than just a celebration. This place offers hot springs, scenic mountain views, and affordable house rentals for a complete retreat.
🚆 🚗 Getting Here: Just a 25-minute drive from Muping Train Station.
🍃 While not fully rustic, Muping offers a quieter, less touristy ambiance. The charm lies in its tranquil simplicity, with limited cafes and shopping.
🍱 🛍️ Local restaurants are conveniently within walking distance. For more extensive shopping options, a drive to the downtown area is necessary.
#chinalife #yantai #muping #wedding
Weihai's Farewell Stroll: Huancuilou Park
📍 Tongyi Road No.120, Huancui, Weihai
🗓️ October, 2020
🚌 Getting There: The park is conveniently accessible by bus, although I walked from my hotel due to its proximity. 🏞️🚶♂️
🇨🇳 My last moments in Weihai included a quick visit to Huancuilou Park before catching my train back to Yantai.
🏙️ 🏔️ 🌊 This centrally located park, nestled at the foot of Xikuagu Mountain, offers a splendid view of Weihai City and the sea.
🏛️ For history enthusiasts, the Huancui Building houses numerous exhibits worth exploring.
🍳 Before entering the park, I enjoyed a warm breakfast at a nearby shop, setting the perfect tone for my visit.
#chinalife #chinatravel #trip #nationalday #weihai
Weihai Escape: National Day 🏞️🌙
📍 West Side of Wangdaocun (Xianguding Shanjiao), Huancui, Weihai
📍 Changjiang Road South Xingfuyuan (Northeast Corner), Rushan, Weihai
🗓️ October, 2020
🚕 Getting there: It's better to rent a car or budget friendly taxi to reach the place.
💵 98 RMB for adults, with the option of a 20 RMB sightseeing car (which I skipped for a scenic walk). 🏞️🌙🚗
😷 🌟 In a pandemic year, I opted for a nearby escape during National Day. I spent the day at Xianguding Scenic Resort, a forest park with towering peaks, stunning scenery, and intricate jade carvings. Highlights include Xiangu Temple, Yuxian Palace, Ruyi Lake, and more. After a 4-hour exploration, I returned to the Happiness Gate for dinner and a relaxing evening. 🌆
#chinalife #chinatravel #weihai #nationalday
Weihai Park: By the Sea 🌊🌞
📍 Lishi Shengshi Dinner No.29, Haibin Middle Road, Huancui, Weihai
🗓️ October, 2020
🚗 🚌 Getting There: Easy access via Didi or buses.
🚶♀️ 🌊 My stroll through Weihai Park, one of the largest seaside parks in the city, was a breathtaking experience. Stretching from Sifang Road to Pingdu Road, it offers stunning views of Weihai Bay.
🌊 🌞 🖼️ Natural Splendor: With its azure sea, cool sea breeze, and a massive photo frame for picture-perfect moments, Weihai Park is a must-visit. Don't forget to make your way to Half Moon Bay for more scenic beauty.
#chinalife #chinatravel #weihai #nationalday
Weihai Huaxia City: Cultural Adventure Day
📍 No.1, Huaxia Road, Huancui, Weihai
🗓️ October, 2020
🚌 🚕 Getting There: While buses are a convenient option, be prepared for potentially longer waiting times. Alternatively, you can opt for Didi for a more efficient journey.
🚶♀️🤩 My trip to Weihai Huaxia City, a sprawling cultural scenic area, was an adventure that demanded at least half a day of exploration. An early start is ideal to make the most of your visit.
🏞️🎢 Diverse Experiences: Unfortunately, some areas were closed during our visit. It's worth noting that this location may not be the best choice for young children or the elderly due to the extensive walking involved, as most scenic spots are quite distant from each other.
✨ Highlights Galore: Huaxia City boasts a wide array of attractions, including the Future War Museum, temples, a glass trestle bridge, jungle flying cars, magic carpet rainbow slides, and captivating performances. It's advisable to plan your itinerary carefully to catch all these experiences.
💵 🥘 Ticket and Dining: The entrance fee is 98 RMB per person, which includes access to a few attractions. Snack shops are scattered throughout, and restaurants can be found at 华夏无动力游乐园.
#chinalife #weihai #memories #nationalday
Embrace Nature at Jiushui 🌿🌞🏞️
📍 Laoshan Scenic Area Tourism Special Road, Laoshan, Qingdao
⛰️ 💦 🍃 My summer escape to Jiushui Scenic Area was pure refreshment. This renowned spot boasts lush greenery, mountains, streams, and waterfalls.
🍃Nature's Oasis: The crystal-clear water here beckons for a cool dip. Rocky landscapes add to the area's allure, and the rain during our visit made the water even more abundant.
🚊 🚌 🍱 Getting There: We hopped on the subway to the ticket office, grabbed a bus ticket to the entrance, and bought our entrance passes. Don't worry about dining or keepsakes; shops are on hand.
#chinalife #qingdao #mountains #summer
A Taste of Europe: Lubang Street 🏛️📸🚇
🤩 Every building along this street boasts intricate Baroque details, creating a captivating setting for photographs.
😷 Before the pandemic, it bustled with shops and visitors. During my visit last year, the street had a quieter ambiance due to temporary closures, yet its architectural allure remained. Hoping for a livelier atmosphere on my next visit.
🚊 The subway provides convenient access to Lubang Guoji Fengqing Street. 🏛️📸
Qingdao: Your City Escape 🌞🏖️🌃
✈️ Qingdao, a city that truly shines in the summertime, beckons as a must-visit destination.
🏖️ Summer Bliss: Enjoy sunny beaches and the iconic "Wind of May" sculpture.
🌆 Vibrant Nights: May 4th Square offers lively night views, including drone shows if you’re lucky.
🦞 ☕️Culinary Diversity: Savor seafood, local dishes, and international cuisine, along with cafes and famous milk tea shops.
🛍️ Retail Therapy: Explore abundant shopping options.
🚊 Getting Around: Navigate the city easily with the subway.
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