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Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing March 12th 2020

Chinese people prefer to taste teas rather than just drink them. Savoring tea is not only a way to discern good tea from mediocre tea, but it also allows people to enjoy the drinking of the tea itself. From ancient times, tea cultivation, processing, serving and tasting have all been considered very difficult abilities to master. Now, these talents are collectively known as the tea ceremony. Many people don't know how normal tea is made, not to mention the traditional manual tea. There are over 10,000 hectares of mountain tea estates in Baima(White Horse) Mountain of Wulong. Today I will tell you about the whole operation from tea picking to tea processing. ·Tea Picking The earliest time to pick tea is around the Qingming Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day) in early April. This is known as “the first ... read more

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing February 22nd 2020

1. In order to prevent and control the outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia, avoid the cross-infection caused by personnel gathering, and safeguard people's life and health.   2. Scenic spots such as wulong xiannu mountain, tiansheng sanqiao, longshuixia ground seam, furong cave, and baima mountain will be suspended from 18:00 on January 24, 2020.   3. The country is in danger!As ordinary citizens, the only thing we can do is to mind our own business!Stop the spread of the epidemic!   4. In order to ensure the life and health safety of rural people and strengthen the prevention and control of the epidemic in rural areas, since the development of the epidemic.   5. wang wei, an employee of wulong karst company and four other volunteers have volunteered to assist in the work of mass persuasion.The strongest rural "battle fortress"!   ... read more

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing February 17th 2020

On the third day in Chongqing, we set off for one of the key scenic areas in Wulong: Furong Cave, a world Natural Heritage Site known for its unique karst geological landscape in southern China.   One thing to remember, however, is that the Three Natural Bridges and Furong Cave are in opposite directions, so we had to prepare for at least a two-day trip in Wulong.   The tour guide said that it was a God-given sunny day. We didn't know how lucky we were because it was our first time there. The guide told us that on previous trips the sky was totally gray and the distant woods were completely invisible.   I was shocked by the scenery as soon as I walked in. The height and depth of the cave was much larger ... read more

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing January 13th 2020

The ancient town of Xituo is located in Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County of Chongqing. It is the starting point of the Ancient Bayan Road. As early as the Qianlong Period of the Qing Dynasty, the area began flourishing as a water and land trading point. The long human history of the area has left a wealth of culture here. In ancient times, transportation along the Bayan Road was treacherous and inconvenient. Coolies (contract laborers) played an important role in economic and trade exchanges throughout the southwest region. Salt originating from Wanzhou, Yunyang, among other areas all arrived over water to the shores of Xitou. Here, coolies would carry hundred-pound bags of the salt from Xiyan Xiayandian wearing uncomfortable straw shoes and worn out linen shirts. They embarked on long journeys, routinely trekking across hundreds of kilometers ... read more

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing January 6th 2020

When I traveled to Big Hole River it was just the beginning of summer. The Pyracanth was in full bloom sending out strong clouds of its fragrance into the air. The mountains were covered in red with a backdrop of green. Beneath the mountain lies Big Hole River, a deep crevice that looks prehistoric in stature. I have been here many times before but realized I have never truly been present.   She is mysterious. I can feel the majesty of the mountains and the tranquility of the river. Next to the river is Muyang Gorge. There are a few families that live here in front of the gorge. The location has become an attraction for people who want a retreat away from the wilderness. Big Hole is glorious. The light from the top of mountain on the gorge brings rays of sunlight and warmth to the ground below. She is prosperous. Big Hole is the birthplace of the Shiliang ... read more

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing December 25th 2019

In the southwest of China, women devote themselves to fattening pigs after every autumn harvest. Every day they bring back the potatoes and artichokes from the fields. They wash and dry the pig food, chop it into pieces, cook it in a pot, and pour a large scoop of cornmeal into the pot to mix evenly. Then they pour the food into the pig trough. At the end of November, people will slaughter the fattened pigs and prepare for the pork feast. Before each household slaughters the pigs, neighbors will discuss when they’ll do it in case other families are planning it on the same day. After the time is agreed upon, the butcher will be called and the invitations to the pork feast will be officially sent out. Many households even hold a family meeting to list the names of friends and acquaintances for the feast, and then they’ll call to invite them. The butch... read more
Eight cuisine of farmhouse
Preparing for the farmhouse dishes

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing December 13th 2019

Fairy Mountain Scenic Area ushered in the first rime wonder of the year. The white ice flowers on the trees along the highway are like the silver flowers. Driving on the road, as if drive into the picturesque fairy tale world.Rime is commonly known as tree hanging. It is a milky white ice crystal deposit that is directly condensed by water vapor in the air at low temperature. It’s a very rare natural wonders. Fairy Mountain Prairie is known as Eastern Switzerland. The endless forest and grassland constitute the first ranch in the southern country. In summer, there are very beautiful,travelers can ride horse here. In winter, it is snowy and becomes a natural ski resort.At the beginning of December, there was already a rime view on the Fairy Mountain. The temperature dropped, and thick ice hung on the ... read more
Snow scene in Fairy Mountain

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing December 2nd 2019

Natural limestone bridges, a massive sinkhole, and a karst landscape. These are some of the things seen in the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction. They can also be found in the mountains of Wulong, where the film was shot. Fairy Mountain National Forest Park became a national 5A scenic area in 2015. The average altitude is 1900 meters, the mountaintop altitude is 2033 meters, and the average temperature is less than 25 degrees. Fairy Mountain is an area of more than 330,000 acres, including more than 110,000 acres in the park. Relative to the hot weather in Chongqing, the lush greenery and cool temperatures are two reasons it’s popular with tourists in the summertime. You can get to the mountain by train or by car, but I suggest you take the train so you can see the amazing landscape ... read more
local feature foods

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing November 20th 2019

Rivers have run through the Bayu area since ancient times, so road transportation is rarely an option. Most people choose the water to get around. In some rushing and narrow waterways, boats needed someone to pull them in order for them to move. These rough conditions created a job as the boat tracker. Impression of Wulong performs on the Fairy Mountain. As audiences are entering the theater, they pass through a tunnel that shows the history of boat trackers and views of Wulong. After the machine boats and ships took over around 1960s, boat trackers were gone forever. In these pictures, the men were nude. Jack pulled my sleeve and asked me, “Their penises are dangling! Why didn’t they wear anything?” During the performance, an old boat tracker answered the question. He said, “First, you can’t ... read more
Impression of Wulong performance as boat trackers
Boat trackers trying hard to drag the boat

Asia » China » Chongqing » Chongqing November 7th 2019

Furong river originates from Guizhou province,flows through Guizhou and Chongqing from south to north and flows to Wujiang river in Wulong county.The total length of Furong river is 231kilometers,and it is the largest tributary of Wujiang river.Furong river called Rushui river in ancient time,it changed it’s name into Furong river because of there are lots of Furong trees along the shore of the river. The Chongqing section of Furong River is a national scenic spot with a river length of 35 kilometers. After the water storage in the reservoir area of Chongqing Jiangkou Power Station in 2003, the section of the river was raised by 100 meters, forming a beautiful “Gaoxia Pinghu” Scenic Area on both sides. It makes today’s Furong River more beautiful! The gorge of the Furong River is steep and majestic, and the ... read more
Furong River
Furong River

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