China : Xinjiang Ancient Ecological Park boost Akhal-teke Horse / 汗血宝马

Xinjiang Ancient Ecological Park is a scenic area invested and founded by Xinjiang Yema Cultural Development. Established in 2005, this park covers an area of 200 mu. Most visitors are locals. The park gathers rare and precious natural relics and cultural essence of the ancient Silk Road : Akhal-teke Horse Base, Ancient Petrified Woods, Millenium …

The Richest City in China : Karamay Xinjiang & Bo Da Yin Du Hotel Review 克拉玛依 & 博达银都酒店

You notice jumpjacks everyhwere! Which are the richest cities in China? Most people would think of Beijing or Shanghai? No, the richest city in China is Karamay in Xinjiang China. It is 4 hours drive from Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang and just an hour away from Urho Ghost City (100km). After we have done the …

China,Northern Xinjiang : Finding Genghis Khan’s descendant in Hemu Village 新疆禾木村

Genghis Khan’s descendant As I mentioned you need at least two days in Kanas Lake, the following day we visited Hemu Village which is located on the south bank of Kanas Lake.  Hemu Village is where Tuwa minority lives.  The Tuwa minority are believed to be the descendant of Genhis Khan Troop. It’s said that the Tuwas were …

China Northern Xinjiang : Little Russian Town – Buerqin! 新疆布尔津

Xinjiang is huge and one may need months to explore this place. If you don’t know how big Xinjiang is,  just imagine you can actually put Texas, Nevada, California and Arizona  state in it.  Yes, that big!  It is also borders with 8 countries : Mongolia, Rusia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, pakistan and India (Kashmir). We …

Silk Road China : World Largest Ruins in Xinjiang ! Lost Kingdom of Yar – Jiaohe / 交河故城

Unesco World Heritage Site Jiaohe Ruins is one of the important archaeological site in Yarnaz Valley, 10 km west of Turpan in Xinjiang China. The ruins are located along the Silk Road and best preserved ancient city in the world, a Unesco World Heritage Site.  If you are in Xinjiang, this would be the number …

Silk Road China : Legend of Dunhuang Show – ‘Silk Road, Flower Rain’ 丝路花雨

If you are traveling to Silk Road China, one of the must do thing is seeing the Dunhuang Silk Road Show – ‘Silk Road, Flower Rain’ . The classic dance drama, hailed by many as China’s Swan Lake, has been performed in more than 40 countries since its debut in 1979. Dunhuang Theater The Dunhuang theater is …

Silk Road China – Zhangye : Dafo/ Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha built in 1100 Zhangye is one of the important city in Gansu Province, midway of Hexi Corridor along the Silk Road. There are a few attractions to visit in Zhangye. One of them is the mysterious Dafo/Giant Buddha Temple. The temple is called Dafo/Big Buddha because inside the temple there is a sleeping …

Eastern Europe – Day 6 – Krakow Poland – Part 2 : Jewish Quarter & Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Poland : Krakow Part 2 : Jewish Quarter and Auschwitz Concentration Camp Part 2 of my day was more of a despairing one. Kasimierz in Krakow = Jewish Quarter Jewish Quarter is center of Jewish life in Krakow for over 500 years.  This place attracts many curious tourists including me to find out the city’s Jewish …

South Korea Round the Island – Day 3 – Mt Seorak and Jeongdongjin Railway

Day 3 – Mt Seorak and Jeongdongjin Railway Delpino Golf & Resort We had breakfast in Delpino Golf & Resort, the range of breakfast was fantastic.   We could see beautiful mountain view from the restaurant where we had our breakfast too. Delpino is very big and it is located in the mountain, it is also …