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Unique View of Water Forests 2017-05-11
At this time of year it’s not rare to see the mountains and peaks covered with foliage in colorful scarlet, orange, lemon and maize, but have you ever seen the crimson water forests which are even more alluring.

Lin’an Qingshan Lake



Qingshan Lake backs onto rolling green hills and is a picturesque place with sprouting trees and boats floating by. The lake is home to more than 240 species of wild animal and if you are lucky enough then you will see a flock of egrets flying by.

Lin'an Qingshan Lake

In the north of Qingshan Lake lies a water forest covering more than one square kilometer and it shines like an emerald in a tranquil setting. Light mist and clouds cover the lush forest of bamboo and pines, and constitute a calm world. Praised as the most beautiful water forest in China, the landscape of this park is absolutely breathtaking.

Address: Qingshan Lake District, Lin’an
Scenic Spots Nearby: Mount Tianmu, Eight-Hundred-Mile Island, East Lake Campus of Zhejiang Forestry University


Xianju Gutan Reservoir



Discovered by photographers, Gutan Reservoir is famous for its fantastic view of the red sequoia. The sequoia forest actually lies in mystery since no significant mark in photos can indicate its location. To glimpse a view of this remarkable place then you will need to be an early bird. In the morning, the light mists spread on the wide water surface of the lake like a floating veil and as the sun rises, the lake awakens and glows vibrantly.

Xianju Gutan Reservoir

Address: On the border of Pan’an County and Guanlu Town
How to get there: Drive from Guanlu to Pan’an and when you have passed the cave then drive a further 10 minutes before turning left, then continue for 20 minutes to Gutan Reservoir


Yuyao Siming Reservoir



Siming Mountain is the north branch of Tiantai Mountain and leads the way to Ningshao plain. The winding road, surrounded by crystal waters, leads to the old villages in the deep valleys where the hues of foliage change with the height of the mountain, from green at the foot of the mountain to red and then gold at its peak.Siming Lake is located at Liangnong Town, an old town in Yuyao. The lake is surrounded by 72 peaks. Here, the water sequoia forest glows flame red and occasionally boats pass by and startle a flock of peaceful birds.

Yuyao Siming Reservior

Address: Liangnong Town, Yuyao
How to get there: Take off Hangyong Highway from Yuyao Exit, go along S213
Scenic Spots Nearby: Siming Mountain National Park, Dan Shan Chi Shui, World Jade Garden
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The Art of the Guqin2017-11-21
Guqin, is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history that spans at least three thousand years. Ranked first in the following top four traditional Chinese arts – Guqin, Chess, Calligraphy and Painting, Guqin has long been considered as the symbol of elegance and has been the long-chosen musical accompaniment for singing ancient scholars. To know or to master the art of the Guqin, then the following influential places in Hangzhou are a good place to start.
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Hangzhou, Soaked in Traditional Chinese Medicine2017-11-21
Traditional Chinese medicine has a time-honored history. As early as ancient times, through the process of struggling with nature, traditional Chinese medicine was created. When searching for food, it was discovered that plants could relieve symptoms, which is the origins of traditional Chinese medicine; hot rocks or sand and earth wrapped up with furs or tree barks eased pain when warming oneself by a fire, which is how moxibustion came into being. It is also during the process of producing tools, that the ancient Chinese discovered the stabbing of some parts of the body can ease the pain of some other parts of the body, and that is how acupuncture come into being.
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