Cherry blossom in Taihu lake.. Wuxi.. Excellent picturesque!!

Taihu Lake is located in the boundary of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Most of Taihu Lake Scenic Areas is located in south of Jiangsu Province, in the crossing Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou cities.

The scenic areas available for tourists are mainly concentrated in the Western Hills Scenic Area and the Eastern Hills Scenic Area in Suzhou, and Tortoise Head Garden in Wuxi. Taihu Lake is the largest lake in the area of eastern coast line of China, as well as the second biggest fresh water lake. Taihu Lake area now has developed into the famous scenic spot in China.

Taihu Lake is well-known for its beautiful scenery, which is represented by Tortoise Head Garden in Wuxi.
Taihu Lake is one of the first batches of 12 State-level tourism & resort districts approved by State Department, as well as one of the first batches of the demonstration district of tourism industry of WTO level. Some 90 islets, large or small, plus the presence of many fleets of fishing junk boats add to its landscape, making it a remarkable spectacle.

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he lake has its credit a thriving fishing industry as well as its ornamental limestone rocks that are native to no other place. These are much favored as accessories used in decorating traditional Chinese gardens in China.

Out of all the other islets, Turtle Head Islet is the place which is the most worth visiting.

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Radhanagar Beach in Andaman & Nicobar, India : THE BEST !!

Radhanagar Beach lies on the south coast of Havelock Island. It is about 12 kilometers from the Islands ferry pier. Radhanagar is a Grade A beach of outstanding quality. This beach is also rated as one of the best beaches in Asia by TIME Magazine. It has an overall length of two kilometers and an average width of 30 to 40 meters. The sand is white and very fine in grain. The beach has a gentle gradient of around 1:20 and continues out into the sea as a sandy bottom for over 100 meters.

Radhanagar on the Havelock Island in the Andamans has featured among the top 10 in TripAdvisor’s ‘World’s Travellers’ Choice Award-Winning Beaches’.

The Radhanagar beach has secured No 8 position in the world and first spot in Asia. TripAdvisor has honoured 343 beaches, including the top 25 in the world and local lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the UK and the US Award..

Colorful, wonderful and playful autumn.. Of course with holidays!!

Autumn in China is by far the best time to be here. The temperatures throughout the country are milder without the extremes you can experience in winter and summer, and without the wetn ess you’ll experience in the spring. While the days are getting shorter, you can have warmish daytime weather right into November in the north and central parts of China and in the south, you’ll find it can still be quite warm.



Splendid Huangshan mountains… Great view

Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. Vegetation on the range is thickest below 1,100 meters (3,600 ft), with trees growing up to the treeline at 1,800 meters (5,900 ft)

Having at least 140 sections open to visitors, Huangshan is a major tourist destination in China.

Huangshan Citychanged its name from Tunxi in 1987 in order to promote Huangshan tourism.

 In 2007, for instance, more than 1.5 million tourists visited the mountain.


The foot of the mountain is linked by rail and by air to Shanghai,and also is accessible from cities such as Hangzhou and Wuhu.

As of 1990, there were more than 50 kilometers of footpaths providing access to scenic areas for visitors and staffers of the facilities.

 Today there are also cable cars that tourists may use to ride directly from the base to one of the summits.

 Throughout the area there are hotels and guest houses that accommodate overnight visitors,many of whom hike up the mountains, spend the night at one of the peaks to view the sunrise, and then descend by a different route the next day.

The area is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.

Weishan Town, ancient and interesting!! 

There are four city gate in four directions in Weishan Old Town, which is shaped like a square seal. As the remarkable building in Weishan Old Town, the Xinggong Tower is built in the center in Ming Dynasty. At a height of 11 meters, it consists of timberwork tower and brick foundation support. 

The north city tower of Weishan Old Town is called Gongchen Tower with a height of 23.5 meters. The whole building was supported by 28 large pillars. Climbing up from the east or west gate and overlooking

, travelers can clearly see the four main streets extending to different directions and the dignified residences.

Majestically standing in the Weishan Old Town, the Xinggong Tower and Gongchen Tower has been the remarkable building. Inside the old town, the folk residences basically remain the traditional Chinese construction style of Ming and Qing Dynasty. Some are ‘Three Square with a Screen Wall’ and some are ‘Quadrangle Dwellings with Five Courtyards’. There are also many ancient buildings existed inside or outside Weishan Old Town, such as Confucius Temple, Wenhua Academy and Yuhuang Pavillion. Some exports praise highly after investigation of Weishan Old Town because of the intact preservation of Ancient Town.

Leiquiong Geo Park.. Hainan!! 

Haikou Volcanic Cluster Global Geopark (Chinese: 雷琼世界地质公园), also known as Haikou Scenic-Shishan Volcano Cluster, Leiqiong Global Geopark, Haikou Crater Park, and Hainan Crater Park is a national park located approximately 15 km west of Haikou, Hainan, China. It is named for a crater, one of many extinct volcanoes on the island

Located in Shishan Town in the southwest of Haikou City, 15 kilometers from the downtown area, Leiqiong World Geopark is one of the few dormant volcano group World Geoparks in China and the only tropical island city volcano group World Geopark in China, which boasts great value and significance on scientific research, popularization of science, tourism and sightseeing. Covering an area of 379 square kilometers, Leiqiong World Geopark has been ranked in the list of Hainan’s Excellent Tourist Attraction, Top 10 Scenic Spot in Hainan, the national AAAA Scenic Spot and the national Geopark.

The volcanoes in the Geopark feature large quantity, diversity, complete preservation and typicality, which are rare and precious of this kind at home and abroad. Leiqiong Geopark is known as a natural expo park of quaternary volcanoes. The geological heritage in the park mainly includes the quaternary volcano clusters consisting of 40 volcanoes. It boasts complete volcano types which nearly contains all kinds of volcanoes of basaltic volcanic eruption and steam magma eruption, such as detrital cone, lava cone and mixed cone formed by magmata exhalation and rare and precious large-scale Maar volcano which are completely preserved.

Besides, various volcanic geological landscapes abound in the park, such as the lava stream of multifarious shapes, lava tubes and ecological community. There are over 30 lava tubes with abundant internal landscapes, among which, the longest one is over 2,000 meters. On the volcanic cone, volcanic crater and basalt plateau, there is ecological community containing more than 1,200 varieties of plants. In the Geopark, historic villages, ancient stone buildings, stone pinnacles and various production and living utensils are well preserved, which keeps a record of the cultural context of ancient human and stones, and it’s referred to as the classics of national volcanic culture.

In Ling Volcanic Vent Scenic Area, there are 4 volcanoes which constitute a perfect Holocene dormant volcano group. Entering into the area, you’ll feel as if you were in a basaltic stone world, an outdoor basaltic volcano museum of rich content.

Exploring Lijiang’s countryside: A day-trip to Baisha in May 2012

Traveling in China can be challenging, and not just because of the language. With the domestic travel market growing, visiting a popular destination such as Lijiang’s Dayan Old Town (丽江大研古镇) can be quite an overwhelming experience: crowded roads, shops selling the same, cheap souvenirs, and tourists rushing around from one picture spot to the other.

However, the town’s fascinating scenery of wooden buildings, canals and narrow cobblestone lanes — which garnered Lijiang UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1997 — is still worth a visit. 

Baisha literally means ‘white sands’. The town was the first settlement of the Naxi people (纳西族) after they migrated south from the Tibetan plateau. It was once the political, commercial and cultural center of the the powerful, yet mysterious, Naxi Kingdom (纳西古王国). 

The region became part of the Yuan Empire in late thirteenth century. The Mu family (木氏家族), which administrated Lijiang from the late fourteenth to the early eighteenth century, had its birthplace in Baisha. The area also played a large part in the strategic commercial network known as the Tea Horse Road (茶马古道).

The Naxi created a unique handwriting system based on pictograms, which survive until today. 

These hieroglyphics are often referred to as ‘Dongba’ (东巴), a term which actually more broadly includes the traditional culture, religion and scripts of the Naxi, all of which are heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

Am I an island?


There are many interesting small patch of lands or hillocks located in the Centre of Lake or sea or river. 
After observing these pictures, it gets a feeling every one of us are actually islands located in the sea or lakes of life. 
Some of them are either small or some are quite large to be seen from distant.

When we observe these pictures carefully , these pictures give an imagination of total different world all together,every time a person travels to and fro from these islands it’s like a stranger visiting them from very distant part of world. 
Nature has given lot of things to cherish and the mankind must be thankful for all that… 


These pictures were captured while on a pleasure cruise in my favorite Lake, Lake Erhai, Dali city of Yunnan.. 
I actually visited this island and spent some time with the villagers out there who were selling vegetables, fruits and sea food.. 

And lastly but not least.. BBQ of very fresh sea food for a very nominal cost..

Trekking along China-Myanmar Border

It was a thrill trekking through China-Myanmar Border,we could come across rivers, lakes, mountains, local people their life and food habits & culture.


We trekked around 7-8 days ….going through the narrow green bushy path along the river into forest, hills and animals.

Just Unforgettable trekking in my life.