“In heaven there is Paradise, on earth Hangzhou!”
The city of Hangzhou is one of the eight ancient capitals of China, the administrative, economic, cultural and scientific-technical center of Zhejiang province and transport hub in southeastern China.
Through the town flow the longest artificial canal in the world – the Grand canal from Beijing to Hangzhou and the river is the Qiantang river, famous for its tides.
Hangzhou is famous historical and cultural city with 8000 year history. Hangzhou has long been called Paradise because of its rich resources and beautiful scenery. Italian traveler Marco Polo in his notes called Hangzhou the most beautiful and luxurious city in the world.
Currently in Hangzhou, there are two tourist area of national importance (West lake and Qiandao lake), two nature reserves of national importance, five national forest parks and one tourist and resort region of national importance. State Park wetland Xixi in Hangzhou, open to the public from 1 may 2007, is the first in China Park wetlands. 60 km from Hangzhou are the famous picturesque mountains of Moganshan.
West lake tourist area – garden and Park landscape complex of national importance with a total area of 60.04 km 2. the main tourist area which is the West lake. It is famous for its famous “ten views of West lake” 西湖十景. Continue reading
The lakes of Killarney, the gorge Dungloe or trying to lose No. 2
We were in Killarney with only one purpose – to see the famous lake, but what we got was beyond our imaginable expectations. And that’s all because in the inform-Bureau, where our eyes ran from the abundance of choice of excursions in County Kerry, grandma “God dandelion” with a beautiful Oxford accent strongly recommended us to take a trip through the Gorge Dungloe. To deny her was impossible:)
I must say that the choice of travelling through the gorge Dungloe – it’s a gamble of the highest standard, except for the trip to Ireland itself.
And to be clear, a tour of the gorge Dungloe – this is a combined tour by bus with a fleeting view of the nature of the National Park, then an independent walking 12 miles! the walk through the gorge and rafting on the lakes and bays of Killarney.
Naturally, the passage of each stage has a time limit and if you want this same day back in Killarney, then you need the time to get to the boat station (and this is after a 12 km walk!) and catch the last boat that goes towards the city. And we needed to catch, is very necessary, because at 19.00 with bus station Killarney Continue reading