Flame over the evening sky… Nature’s color cocktail!!

If you have ever noticed, the horizon appears awesome with the multicolored shadows on the sky.

As the sun is biding Good Bye, it emanates a lovely cocktail of colors ranging from yellow, golden yellow, red, purple, blue and many more

But this happens for a very small time during the dusk, its prominently seen over the mountains or the sea

I had tried to capture such lovely natural colors which the

 horizon reflects.

i always loved the brilliance of these colors which disappears soon once the sun is set.


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.

Rewinding Suzhou, the ancient city, Venice of China 🇨🇳 

 Suzhou is located in southern Jiangsu Province in the center of the Yangtze Delta. Shanghai lies to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south, Wuxi City to the west and the Yangtze River to the north. The city is divided by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal from north to south. Since 42% area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, it is praised as the ‘Venice of the Orient’. Built in 514 BC, this is an ancient city with over 2,500 years of history. 

The unique characteristics of the past are still retained today. The double-chessboard layout of the city, with ‘the streets and rivers going side by side while the water and l

and routes running in parallel’, is preserved intact.

The mild climate makes the city a desirable destination all year round. Touring the wonderful ancient water towns in the vicinity or lingering in the exquisite classical gardens in the downtown area, you will truly know the charm of a ‘paradise on earth’.
As the saying goes – ‘Gardens to the south of the Yangtze River are the best in the world, and Suzhou gardens are the best among them’. These gardens attain their high reputation not only for their vast numbers, but also for their charming natural beauty and harmonious construction. At present more than 60 gardens are kept intact in the city, and some of them have been listed in the World Heritage List.

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.