Sunday, March 13, 2016

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Exploring the mysterious legend of the Great Wall

The Great Wall is considered the symbol of the Chinese nation and culture. Many stories and legends about this enigmatic work have formed in the process of building and handed down through many dynasties. These legends have attracted many tourists to visit the world's longest wall.

Lady Meng Jiang find husband
This Great Wall story happened during the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC). One spring, Meng sowed a seed of bottle gourd in his yard. The bottle gourd grew up bit by bit and its vines climbed over the wall and entered his neighbor Jiang's yard. Like Meng, Jiang had no children and so he became very fond of the plant. He watered and took care of the plant. With tender care of both men, the plant grew bigger and bigger and gave a beautiful bottle gourd in autumn. Jiang plucked it off the vine, and the two old men decided to cut the gourd and divide it by half. To their surprise when they cut the gourd a pretty and lovely girl was lying inside! They felt happy to have a child and both loved her very much, so they decided to bring the child up together. They named the girl Meng Jiangnu, which means Meng and Jiang's daughter.

As time went by, the little girl grew up and became a beautiful young woman. She was very smart and industrious. She took care of old Meng and Jiang's families, washing the clothes and doing the house work. People knew that Meng Jiangnu was a good girl and liked her very much. One day while playing in the yard, she saw a young man hiding in the garden. She called out to her parents, and the young man came out.

At that time, Emperor Qin Shihuang (the first emperor of Qin) announced to build the Great Wall. So lots of men were caught by the federal officials. Fan Qiliang was an intellectual man and very afraid of being caught, so he went to Meng's house to hide from the officials. Meng and Jiang liked this good-looking, honest, and good-mannered young man. They decided to wed their daughter to him. The two young people accepted happily, and got married several days later. However, three days after their marriage, officials suddenly broke in and took Fan Qiliang away to build the wall in the north of China. Qi Liang, husband of Lady Meng Jiang, was forced to construct Great Wall. At winter, she knit for her husband a shirt and fined him to give it.


She sewed warm clothes for her husband and decided to set off to look for him. Saying farewell to her parents, she packed her luggage and started her long journey. She climbed over mountains and went through the rivers. She walked day and night, slipping and falling many times, but finally she reached the foot of the Great Wall at the present Shanhaiguan Pass

Lady Meng Jiang traveled along the length of the Great Wall, asked many people and finally knew the bad news of her husband that he dead under the Great Wall. She wept bitterly 3 days and 3 nights, tears mixed with blood. Her cry is sonorous 800 miles of Great Wall, collapsing of a part of the Wall revealing her husband's corpse. After finished the funeral for her husband jumped into the sea to commit suicide. Today, at Shanhai County, Hebei Province have shrines Lady Meng Jiang. This story has been told in books, folk songs and traditional plays. Almost Chinese people know this story.

Jiayu Pass
Jiayu Pass was built in 1372 under the supervision of Feng Sheng, a founding general of the Ming Dynasty. The legend of Jiayu Pass telling about a man named Yi Kaizhan in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), he was very good at arithmetic, he was very good at arithmetic. He calculated that they would need 99,999 bricks to build the Jiayu Pass. The manager did not believe him and said that if he miscalculated even one brick, workers would have to labor for three years.

When completed the gate, a brick was remnant and the manager was very excited, ready to punish them. However, Kaizhan said that this brick is placed there by the arrangement of gods, just a little shifting will make the wall fall down; the manager did not believe and took it away, the wall had collapsed and must to rebuild. After rebuilding, another brick was left alone; and today it is still in the tower of Jiayuguan. Another version tell that Yi Kaizhan calculated exactly the number of bricks needed but added a brick according to the say of manager.

Covering an area of 40,100 square yards (33,529 square meters), Jiayuguan Pass of Great Wall has a complex and integrated defensive system: an inner city, the central area with many buildings, an outer city, and finally a moat. You can also find common military facilities such as arrow towers, turrets, and cannons along the wall.

Different from sections built with stone and gray bricks in other regions like Beijing and Hebei, packed earth was the major material used to construct the ramparts of Jiayu Pass, making yellow the dominant hue. This helps the pass blend harmoniously with the surrounding desert.


Jiayu Pass where legend told that used 99,999 bricks to build​

Legend of Ly Son monument
This story took place during the Western Zhou (1122-711 BC). King Chu has a Queen called Bao Si, a nymph with heavenly beauty. King Zhou very favored her, but Sacks Self never smiled.

A functionary said that the burning of Ly Son may cause people to panic and make the queen to laugh. King Chu liked that idea. She smiled when she saw the vassals were tricked ( At that time, once the signal fire was ignited, it showed that other tribes attacked the city, and all the vassals around would come to help). Then, when the enemy invaded the Western Zhou, King Zhou burned monument to ask the help but no vassals came because they've been fooled once. The king had been killed by enemy soldiers and Western Zhou collapsed.

The Fortress Xifeng Kou
There is a fortress on the Great Wall originally named, the Xifeng Kou, or the Happy Meeting Fortress. There is story of how the name of the fortress came about

The Great Wall required soldiers to be on guard at the place all year round. That makes not only themselves but their families and their lovers also are sad. A young soldier had protected the northern territory of China along the Great Wall for many years without leave. The army prohibited anybody from leaving his duty. The young man had a father as his only family member. He only had a elderly father living alone at home.

The father was very old and was afraid that would never see his child. Therefore, he had come to the region of doing the task to meet his son, may be the last time. Coming to fortress, he accidentally saw his son. He also realized him, two people hugging, laughing and crying. Surprise is both died on this spot.  In order to remember the loving father and son, the fortress where they met was named Xifeng Kou. They represent thousands of soldiers and their families.

Yellow Flower City
About 60 km north of downtown Beijing, a Great Wall section is named Huang Hua Cheng, the reason is that that during summer, the countryside around Huanghuacheng Great Wall is swathed in yellow, as masses of wild flowers come into bloom. It is almost 11 kilometers long and joins with Mutianyu Great Wall in the east, and JuyongguanPass and Badaling in the west.

Huang Hua Cheng began to be built in 1575 in the Ming Dynasty and led by General Cai Kai. It was said that it took many years to finish the construction. When Minister Cai Kai back to the city to report to the emperor, some courtiers has told to the emperor that the minister Cai Kai spend too much money and the quality of the wall is very bad. Angry emperor ordered to dispatch Minister Cai immediately.


Great Wall was built on the tops of the mountains​

Sometime later, the emperor sent sent a trusted aid to check Cai’s Wall. That person reported that the wall is very robust and built elaborately. Regretting was too hasty caused the death of General Cai, emperor built a tomb and monument to commemorate the loyal general. Emperor also wrote the word "Jin Tang" (this word means "Golden Road", is the strong, enduring) and ordered carving up a large rock at the foot of fortress. Therefore, this section is also known as the Golden City
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

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Dunhuang, the island in the middle of arid desert in China

Located on the Silk Road, Dunhuang is the most important trade point between the eastern and western. China is pouring billions of dollars to revive this famous road.

Crescent Lake have an estimated age of 2,000 years, most has been ravaged by desertification. For centuries, this place is likened to a lake in the desert, or the lovely mouth of a beautiful woman because having semicircle. Although surrounded it is an arid desert ranges, there is a land where trees still grow normally and have an extremely cool lake.

Every year, this place still occurs phenomena such as sunny, rain, and season change as in other lands; only wide in more than 1km2 and located in the desert with temperatures over 40, this place is setting a big question mark for the scientists .

Besides oasis, there is huge sandy grassland called Ming Sa in here meaning "singing sands". It is rumored that the singing of the sand in the Gobi Desert is to haunt traders on the Silk Road.


Crescent Lake, a small lake in the heart of the desert​

Gobi is Asia's largest desert. Chinese people often call it Endless Sea. Being an oasis town, Dunhuang is a lonely green island between the arid sand place. However, the Gobi desert has a very varied terrain, depending on the climate of each region.

Legend has it that there was a monk named Le Zun. One night, in the year 366 AD, the monk saw thousands of Buddha shining in the sky Ming Sa. Then, he made a temple with golden Buddha statue at the cliff on the river. Later, another monk named Fa Liang visited Dunhuang and created the 2nd cave. Within a few decades, 70 caves were carved in Mogao.



Experiencing 1,000 years, the artists have created more than 700 temples in caves with 45,000 m2 frescoes. This is a World Heritage Site protected by UNESCO and attracts a lot of tourists. The progress on the architecture of the Mogao caves reflects influences from China and the western region. Many caves were renovated in later dynasties.

For the monks Mogao, the visual art has an important role in the propagation of religious doctrine. To create these frescoes, one must pour 3 layers of plaster onto a flat wall to paint.


Nowadays, there are around 2,415 statues surviving in Dunhuang, many statues are restored from the Qing Dynasty. In the previous dynasties, the back of the statue is mounted on the wall, head part is made separately, then put on the body. Till the Tang Dynasty, the statues were completely separated.

In the Tang Dynasty, there are two huge Buddha statues built here, reflecting the strength and idolatry of the empire at that time.

Caves from the Tang Dynasty are considered the pinnacle of Mogao. Unlike the statues from the previous dynasties, the separate statue of this Dynasty can be admired from all sides. Brilliant color and crisp detail from costumes of statues also reflect a prosperous life of the monks at that time.
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Ganxi Dong, Kung Fu village in China

Like a few places in the other countries, China also has a kung fu village Gaxi Dong. There is a hypothesis that to against predators, healthy boys of Ganxi Dong village created the moves imitating dragon, tigers, leopards forming the martial Kung fu, and taught to the people.

Ganxi Dong is a small village hidden deep in mountain Tianzhu in central China. Belonging to one of the 56 ethnic minorities of this country, every people in the village is very good at kung fu, a famous martial of this nation. However, each one pursues a different style of this ancient martial art. They use sticks or farming tools and his fists to strike and defend themselves.

A verdant village with few traditional huts nestled on the mountainside became the characteristic image of Ganxi Dong when be widely shared on Chinese media. Picturesque scene became location of practicing kung fu perfect for people at different ages.

There are two assumptions given by local people when explaining about the appearance of this martial art in the village. Some said that previously, people and livestocks were often attacked by wild animals. Therefore, the healthy young man in the village was chosen from each family to learn martial.


A posture practiced by people here in every morning​

They invented the moves mimicking dragons, snakes, tigers and leopards, and teach skills for other family members. Every family is practiced in a different style creating many kung fu sects.

Another story has it that when the first family settled here, they are often looted the by people in the surrounding villages. So they invited a few masters to teach them how to protect themselves. They learned new skills and ultimately, retransmitted for people in the village.



No one knows the real story about the famous kung fu village now, but kung fu learning tradition still exists and thrives in 123 households in Ganxi Dong. Because young people are now working in the city, women are encouraged to learn kung fu with effort to preserve local traditions.

If you visited this village and had inspiration, you will admire the beautiful martial postures and people here will teach you a little to defend yourself. In this village, both boys and girls are very good at traditional kung fu; every house has different martial posture with difference in way of practicing, but generally, navigates to attack and defense
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Shaolin Temple, a destination not to be missed when traveling China

Shaolin temple has preserved many traditional spiritual cultural features of China, where the beginning of the famous martial art sect. If any of us had ever watch some Chinese martial art films will surely know Shaolin temple and the famous martial.

Founded in 495 under the Northern Wei Dynasty, located on Mount Song, Zhengzhou, Henan, China, Shaolin Temple not only has an important role in the martial art world but also in literature, film; Shaolin Temple is also a familiar image to the audience. Therefore, each year, Shaolin attracts many travelers to visit and learn.

The landscape onto uplink Shaolin temple is very majestic with high mountains, deep passes and a lot of pine trees, cypress surrounding. Triple-gate made by white stone and huge statue of Oshō signaling to travelers are going to enter the main campus of the temple.

Thousand Buddhas Hall is the main shrine. In the yard coner, visitors can admire the stone steles with many holes, recording the merit of those who have contributed to the temple. Legend has it, that's where Shaolin monks practiced One Finger Shooting Zen (an esoteric martial using force passing through fingers to attack the opponent).



Shaolin Temple also has many notable works such as Snowing temple - room of Bodhidharma, Luo Han shrine with frescoes describing 500 Arhat. Also in the Shaolin complex, visitors can visit the area Forest Tower, the mausoleum for the monks having contributed to the temple, located on a high hill with 232 towers.


The library storing Buddhist scripture is a name often mentioned in the martial art novels, relatively familiar to tourists. This is a place keeping the precious books on Buddhism, martial arts of Shaolin.



During the journey, tourists can watch the monks at the temple showing Kung fu with or without weapons, Qigong making any one watching must also to admire.



Wanting to see performances of Shaolin martial, you can choose one of two places: the outdoor performances of the students of the Shaolin martial arts school, or the performances of the monks in the hall of the Shaolin temple complex, with seating for people watching.



You can visit the Shaolin Temple in any season of the year, because each season has its own beauty. However, if you like sightseeing the temple in purest space, you should come here in the period from March to early April, June, or the beginning of September.
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Friday, March 11, 2016

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Cute Panda Hotel in China

Panda Inn is evaluated as a unique idea combining of China natural symbol and modern architecture.

Located at the foot of the legendary Mount Emei belonging to Sichuan Province of China, this place is where the yore a famous martial art was created; today, a super cute small hotel with panda theme for the first time appears on the world. Panda Inn is evaluated as a unique idea combines natural symbol of China and modern architecture.

With panda theme throughout, small hotel is mainly impressed with the young, romantic couples, and above all those who love animals. Font color schemes of black and white like as hair color of the "protagonist", added yellow to increase elegance.

With panda theme throughout, small hotel is mainly impressed with the young, romantic couples, and above all those who love animals. Font color schemes of black and white like as hair color of the "protagonist", added yellow to increase elegance.

The rooms are small with simple decoration but very cute. Each room has a huge stuffed panda the innovative items simulated black eye bear as cushions, bolsters, bed... Also on the walls there are paintings innovative character variations according panda style, from posters to sailor moon or Titanic.

 Bedrooms are decorated beautifully with stuffed pandas​

At Panda Inn also provides the service in which, the employees will disguise as raccoons taking pictures with you, or chat with you in the morning; they are quite interesting. Or you can ride to the research center of breeding pandas located not far from the hotel.

Price per night in Panda Inn is pretty soft with tourists, only from about US $ 40-80, depending on the room quality and the time. If you have a chance to travel China, visit and stay in this hotel once; it will really make you feel impressive and comfortable in many angles, aspects, and service attitude of Panda employees
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Lao Quan, the beautiful mountain as Heaven in China

Located in the nature reserve of the same name, Mount Lao Quan is one of the most unusual tourist attractions in China, with outstanding values on the beautiful natural scenery, culture and rich history. It is also famous for the rare fresh atmosphere.

Mount Lao Quan is a famous mountain in China with wonderful scenery at 2.217m high. This place also is known as the resting place of Lao Tzu, the Taoism founder. The highest peak is the mountain is temple Lao Tzu and surrounded by three towers Jin Dian, Yu Huang Liang and Ding Bao Tai.

Despite bearing the classic appearance, all three temples were built in 2013, modeled on the architectural style of the Ming and Qing.

To go up the top of Lao Quan Mountain, visitors can take the cable car in about 17 minutes, or walk on a 10 km road. The best place for tourists to watch the landscape of the main temple and 3 towers is mountaintop Ma Tong.


The entire this nature reserve is a combination of natural beauty and Taoism culture. The area around the main temple and three towers also has 16 other Taoist temples, 6 out of have been restored to welcome tourists.

The new resort recently developed of the nature reserve Mount Lao Quan called Shi Li Bing Hua, which means "10 mile beautiful as painting".

The air at mountain Lao Quan is very fresh; they collected the air on the mountain into the bags and give the people in the city Zhengzhou, one of China's most polluted places.


Even, a festival to "enjoy" the air from the mountain Laozi was held in this city to people can breathe the fresh air.
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Visiting the places which are real in the novel Jin Yong

Five mountain sword sects alliance in "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" is adapted from the real Five great mountains in Taoism (5 sacred mountain) in China, including: Mount Hua Sect, Mount Song Sect, Mount Tai Sect, (North) Mount Heng Sect and (South) Mount Heng Sect.

Mount Hua Sect
Hua Shan appears repeatedly in the novels of Jin Yong, and often referred with Mount Hua swordsmanship. Jin Yong has turned Hua Shan into a powerful place in the world of martial Central Highlands when describe it as a mountain to the masters of Kung Fu come to compete, win the throne "King of Kung fu".

If being the followers of kung fu novels Jin Yong, you will not be surprised with the times "comment on Hua Shan swordsmanship" East deviant Huang Yaoshi, West poison Ouyang Feng, South Emperor Duan Zhixing, Northern Beggar Hong Qigong and Wang Chongyang in the "The Legend of Condor Heroes".

Or the competing on martial and then making amity between Ouyang Feng with Hong Qigong under the snow in The Return of the Condor Heroes.

Hua Shan is located on the outskirt of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, with five main mountains, in which, the highest mountain (2154.9 m) is South Peak (in the south), also known as Layan.


A scene in Hua Shan at early morning​

The whole mountain is formed by granite, with upright shape and wide spread like a flower should be named Hua Shan (Flower Mountain). The main top of Mount Hua is up to 2.083m high.

Maybe due to the rugged terrain, Hua Shan is martial competing place to select the King of Zhongyuan, because only the profound martial art people can overcome these craggy mountains to stand on the the summit.

In The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, the Mount Hua Sect is located in Hua Shan Mountain, known in the martial world with 2 skills: the Hoa Son and Tu Ha. It is also place that is full of memories of Linghu Chong with Yue Lingshan.

When visiting this mountain, you can watch firsthand the words "Hua Shan swordsmanship comment” by Jin Yong penning.

Visiting Hua Shan, in the clouds and mountains like the haven, visitors will get lost in the magical swordplay world. Therefore, Hua Shan has become the destination attracting visitors from near and far, especially the "big fan" of Jin Yong.

Mount Tai Sect
Mount Tai sect in the novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer has headquarter in Tai Mountain. Although this is not "renowned sect", neither has much reputation in the martial world nor mentioned much by Jin Yong in this novel, but Mount Tai in real life is a famous tourist destination throughout the world.

With a total area of more than 420 km2, located in Shandong Province, north of Tai'an, Taishan Mountain includes many majestic mountains, including the Jade Emperor at the height of 1.545m above the sea. So, the ancient called this mountain is "pillar propping sky".


​The Mount is also known as Dashan, and is considered one of the five sacred mountains of China, next to Hua Shan, Mountain, Mount Heng. Tai mountain is often likened to the dawn, the birth and rebirth, so is considered the most sacred place in the 5 mountains.

Besides monuments, temples and pagodas, Mount Tai has many precious natural heritages, which includes tens of thousands of trees over 100 years old; especially the maidenhair tree in the temple has dating 2,000 years old and was dubbed "living fossils". In addition, the stone bridge is formed after the mountain avalanche, called "immortal bridge" is also a very attractive landmarks at this mountain.



One of the most interesting impressions when coming to Mount Tai is standing on the top the Jade Emperor, Tài Shān Moutain to greet the dawn. When the sun rose, the clouds fly on the mountain covered over and turned this mountain into a "Heaven". Mount Tai also appeared in many scenes of the film The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber 2009.
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Travelling China to discover the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang

Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the world. Today we want to share a story with you about a journey that we began in 2015. At that time, we had lived in northeast China for 3 years; we decided to carry a trip across Asia within three months; a part of the plan includes a long trip from Beijing to Xi'an to visit the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang is one of the greatest archaeological finds in the world, has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987.

We can honestly say that in all the years of his traveling, Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang still is one of the most impressive sights we've ever set foot. This is also one of the first world heritage sites that I visit. So for me, it is quite meaningful place.

Most of the pictures were taken in November 2015; the day that we visited the terracotta warriors is on a winter day. Perhaps the chilly air made the experience becoming a special impression on me. It is simply the feeling cannot be described in words.


Thousands of baked clay warriors​

Our journey started in Xi'an, moving on a local small bus to the archaeological site. This is exactly a rickety old local bus, not the kind of popular bus tour that tourists usually go. We were the only foreigners on the bus and our companions are mostly Chinese workers, who stared at us with curious bearing. Of course, with such an old car, I do not expect it will operate smoothly. The car gets a flat tire and we had to take about an hour to wait for the driver solving this problem. Fortunately, there are several roadside shops for us to rest.

The Tomb is located on north Ly Son Mountain, Shaanxi Province, China. It was discovered in 1974, when a farmer living near the city Xi'an digs a well and found a clay head. At that time, archaeologists began the excavation and discovered this monumental tomb.

The Terracotta Warriors is definitely one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Qin Shi Huang became emperor of China in 246 BC and he took 11 years to complete the construction his tomb. According to the documents I have read, this place is used to store valuable treasure in terms of history and economics. He ordered the constructing this huge terracotta army to accompany him into the afterlife. There are many studies say that the sculptures of ancient Greece were the inspiration for Qin Shihuang to construct the Terracotta army. This has not been explained or recognized; perhaps that is just a hypothesis



Given what we know, this excavation was conducted from the 70s, but until now, scientists just have been dug about 8000 artifacts, because they face many problems such as funding, security issues and preserving antiques.

A museum has been built near the area excavated in 1975, exhibiting the unearthed antiquities for visitors to admire. On the day we went, there were many visitors came to visit, everyone is curious about the life of a king of old, what he wears, what food he eat and much more. The museum has an area with an area of around 16,300 m2; showcasing more than 7,000 soldiers stood guard with horses, cars and their weapons of war. This place is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1987.

We also took the time to wander around the Emperor's tomb. Although there is not much to see, everything was sorted pretty neat, we only were stood on the mound and just looked what has been excavated under our feet.

People can find information about the types of artifacts displayed here in the museum information room. We decided to buy some souvenirs here to commemorate our trip; there were quite few stores open on that day, most employees hissed in the wind chill.



The special thing here is that there are thousands of soldiers are molded earthenware, but all the faces of the soldiers are completely different, from facial expressions to the eyelids, ears, etc. Up to now, the scientists have yet to figure out the reason and manual to create such flawless terracotta statues.
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Friday, March 4, 2016

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Bikini Festivals in China when summer came

Thousands of young girl in colorful bikinis have welcomed the summer together at Chimelong Water Park, Guangzhou City of China every summer.


Bikini Festivals is held an annual event each year one time in Chimelong Park Water, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China, to welcome eventful summer. There are so many young girls, both domestic and foreign, have come to show off slim figure together in colorful bikini.

The bikini event welcomes the summer is organized large-scale and attracted participation of many young. They lined as snake dragon and interesting in this festival.

In the summer in China country, coasts in some places are always area where the bikin festivals are always small scale, with original programs for visitting of foreign families, their purposes have encouraged tourists to come to them more in the future.


This festival has not distinguished age from attendees, everyone is entitled to participate in this festival if they feel confident about their bodies. However the most of the participating girls in the bikini festival are aged 14-27.

They usually come a group and having fun together, after the festival ends they photographe as a souvenir and getting acquainte with girls to join in other countries
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The first chicken that you would be best to try (taste) while traveling in Singapore

Hai Nam chicken rice was named “ fisrst chicken” at Lion island. Which is worth for visitors to reach kilometers thousands to visit Singapore country.

Hai Nam chicken rice is one of the traditional dishes of Singapore. That is simple dishes rice but at fascinating over-years. Boiled chicken is required is thin fat layer, fatty (greasy), tasting deliciously buttery between layers of meat and skin, to dip with chili sauce, to eat with rice cooked fragrant scented soft chicken. Piece of chicken piece of chicken is like melting in mouth your, tasty sweet gravy which stimulate all tenses.

Hai Nam chicken rice with chicken right quality tuste has become famous wouldwide.​

When Hai Nam people migrated to Singapore in mid-19th century, they only served the Brifish colonial or assistiry in restaurants. Hai Nam people often serve master of the house with chicken rice. They think that simple boiled chicken dishes will statisfy every differren fastes. Chicken rice story has been began to change when the Japanese to occupy in the second world war. The British had to leave Singapore and Hai Nam people was best their jobs. At that time, the first chicken rice restaurant was born to make a living.


According to Foo who is a Tian Tian restauranteur, the chicken is boiled for about an hour, then it is soaked in ice water. This way will keep chicken with the flavor and beautiful full skin layer. After the cold soak for about 30 minutes, the chicken is brought to hang in the next 30 minutes before cutting to lay on the rice.


The waster has just boiled chicken is used to cook rice, to make soup and to add chili sauce. Chicken fat is left which will bee mixed with sesame oil and spreading on chicken before taking up dishe to serve guest at a meal. The total completion time of chicken rice about two hours. However traditional seeret dicisions original flavored chicken can not disclose.

From first glance, chicken rice in here is not much differen from the version in the Tian Tian restaurant except the rice is contained in expensive plated bowls.

The most important part of the dishe is not chicken that is cooked rice. The rice must be aromatic, restaurateur Chatterbox shared: with lemon grass, ginger, garlie and pineapple leaf, the rice is so delicious that it can be eater separately. Chicken rice at Chatterbox is tasty and enough flavor as in Tian Tian. But four times more expensive price, you get move order of rice, luxury dining and chicken meat is brought from Malsysia. Chicken meat is softer and moreisher.

In ancient times, people often use these all egg laying hens to make chicken rice. Therefore to ensure most tasty chicken flavor as possible, they use chicken water in rice and chicken. As much as possiple, Chatterbox restaurant owner talks about the origin Hai Nam chicken rice. Chicken rice is a enough nutrients and savings food.


One of the first chicken rice restaurant from that time is Yet Con (25 Street Purvis city) appeared from the 1940s. Currently, it has remained at the old address and serving traditional chicken rice. Chicken rice here is not use sauce of sesame oil on the surface.

In the 1970s, early 1980s, chicken rice has began to add sauce of sesame oil water to rise more attractive as today. But the Yet Con restaurant, chicken rice has remained version 1949. Another difference in Yet Con is chicken is dried naturally that it is not let in the freezer, the chicken food is drier than new style.
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Tips for booking a safety cheap flight before traveling

To have a comfortable and safe trip, the choosing the flights is extremely important. However, to choose the safety flights is not easy and not everyone can do that. Today's article will guide you some experience to choose the cheap flights and absolute safety.

Before preparing for an oversea travel, the first thing you need to do is choose a reasonable time to your visiting time coincides with the festivals, events; it is the most important thing. Next is to learn about the high-quality airline, always having safe flights.

We cannot predict anything, but based on my experience of tour guidance during nearly 7 years, a few following tips will help your flights being safer.

Selection of high quality airlines

The airlines that were rated as high quality are often very carefully in the selection of pilots and experienced attendants, first of all to protect the reputation and their brand in the flights, followed by these people have enough experience to handle emergencies in the sky. In addition, their planes are very new and have higher safety.

Booking ticket before departure date

The tickets booked before usually have better price compared to that of urgent flights. However, not everyone knows one thing that, all flights usually vacant the front row; the purpose of this is not to reduce tonnage for flights or for attendants to take a rest; it is for the national heads cannot using personal aircraft. This case does not happen often, but sometimes booking a ticket at the last minutes usually cost a lot better.

The airlines having fixed schedules

With the prestigious airlines, they always put your work first; when you had book a ticket to fly at pre-determined dates, they will serve you even if that flight only has one single customer is you. This thing is infrequent in the private airlines and small businesses probably because they often think of profits and take you into another closest flight.


This is the experience that you need to pay attention to choose for yourself the best and safest flights. This is not all, but somewhat helps you feel peace of mind on your trip in future, wish you happy holidays..
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Adventure games you should try in Singapore

Thrilling games appear quite adequate in Singapore making this place is considered the mecca of those who prefer adventure sports in Southeast Asia.

Jetpack
This is a type of very popular water sport in Hawaii. However, if you want to try this game in Asia, Singapore will be the ideal address for you. Imagine, thrust of water will push you to a soar to 10 meters in very safe condition because you still control it. The Seabreeze Water-Sports Park (Wave House Sentosa, Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island) will be the address for you to experience and try out this game. You will be very excited knowing that do not need to spend a lot of money to fanning the excitement.



Mega Zip
Mega Zip is an interesting adventure game in the MegaZip Adventure Park, Imbiah Hill Road, Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore that visitors should try. You will be hanging in the space by a cable and then be dropped freely. Depending on the courage that visitors can select the speed, the different dropping levels. The cable system Mega Zip of Singapore 450 meters long, at 72m above sea level and has 3 lines hanging pulley will give visitors a great view about the canopy of tropical jungle below.



Climb Max
Climb Max is one of interesting adventure games in the MegaZip Adventure Park Imbiah Hill Road, Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island Singapore that tourists love. It is the game in which you will walk on cable in the space. Guests will pass a narrow path 12 meters long, connected by wooden planks and ropes. Depending on the age of players, altitude will be different. However, guests assured because there is a team of experienced protection will ensure your safety.



Flying Trapeze
Flying Trapeze is an adventure sports game appeared recently in Singapore. If those who have been to the circus and was impressed with the acrobats in the air, this is the opportunity to try experience. Guests will climb the high podium, with a guide to help you hook 2 feet into one timber. Upon hearing the command is ready, visitors let go of their hand and flew.



iFly Singapore

iFly Singapore is an adventure game simulating the largest indoor skydiving environment in the world environment. The lower part is a wind turbine can generate wind of 300 km / h, but it usually blows with speed from 160 to 190 km / h. There will be the instructors to assist visitors can keep balance and experience the excited feeling of free falling in zero gravity.



Wave House
Surfing but not on the sea, that is ... in the wave house! This game is intended for who want to try the feeling of surfing but scared to try it directly on the sea.



Sentosa Wave House is a construction with area in more than 6,500m2 located along the beach. Coming here, those who love surfing, want to ride on 3m high waves will be enjoyed this amazing feeling but still was very safe. Even those who never surf also do not be afraid, because you will get the help of the experienced guides at Wave House.
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The attractive tourist destinations in France

Besides the well-known places such as the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe, we will list more the sights considered odd and interesting that make many tourists surprise when visit to the home of the emperor Napoleon.

Victor Noir tomb is a statue of a prominent journalist Victor Noir, the destination of many tourists when visiting France because it is considered a symbol of fertility. Women believe that just rubs hand in position "sensitive" and kissed the lips of statue, they will be lucky in having baby, childbirth as well as their sex lives will increasingly sublimated. Therefore, after many years, the statue is discolored, but only one position that "everyone knows" is still shiny.


France Miniature​
When you admire the Eiffel Tower standing next to the famous Chambord castle, and it is right next to the Versailles palace surely you are present in France Miniature, a destination located at suburban of Paris. This is where you can simultaneously admire many famous works of France.


France Miniature​

PalaisIdéal is masterpiece that Ferdinand Cheval has conscientiously build; he is a postman who been so patiently for 33 years, collected thousands of stones and created this masterpiece. Masterpiece not only carries artistic beauty but it also hides the educational value of the word "patience" in every human when visiting the palace PalaisIdéal.


Courchevel Airport is located in the famous ski town of the same name is regarded as one of the airports in the world causing heart attack, said this because your life will depend on the skill of the pilot, this runway is only about 536 m and very steep. The pilot must have a special permit to be allowed to land at the airport Courchevel.


Statue of John Steele stuck on the roof of the church: On the roof the church in SteMèreEglise, Normandy is the statue of American soldier named John Steele and his trapped parachute. This study aims to commemorate the date D-Day, 1944 (date of Allied start to land on the Normandy beaches, now it has become a major anniversaries in France).


Underground culvert Musée des Egouts: besides the prosperous and bustle of the French's capital, guests will have the opportunity to experience a very different Paris when visit the Paris Sewer Museum Musée des Egouts. This is the underground sewer system that had been considered the most modern in the world and now converted into a museum for tourists to visit.


Tomb of Oscar Wilde was named the Tomb of kisses; Oscar Wilde's tomb is also the preferred destination of tourists and many out of them have left a lipstick stain on the wall of the tomb as a souvenir. A part of them wants to express the love for the great writer.


Multinational bar Arbez is a special hotel in the village of La Cure straddling the border between France and Switzerland, next to the Jura range. The borderline between the two countries runs straightly in the hotel separateing the bar, living room and stair into two sites in two different countries. Therefore, you can drink beer in a bar in France and up the stairs to go to bed in Switzerland. Thanks to this unique location, this place attracts many tourists to visit, resort.


It is not too difficult to find the ideal tourist destination in all countries; please visit and find useful information on our website to get a certain amount of knowledge before starting a journey of exploring
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Carefully be fined and go to jail while traveling in Singapore

With discipline and strict security, Singapore is one of the most secure cities in the world. According to the Straits Times, 10 the following actions will make visitors will be fined when traveling in Singapore.


1. Do not wash on the streets, public places, or in public water reservoirs, etc. These violators will be fined up to 1000 SGD.

2. Harassing people in public places or take actions or words of provocation, pornographic. Beware ... According to Article 294 of the Penal Code of Singapore, this offense will be fined or imprisoned up to 3 months and may be you must be responsible to both penalties.

3. Business, distribute or lease products related to pornography such as pictures, books, music CDs, etc are illegal. According to Article 292 of the Criminal Code, the defaulter shall be sanctioned in both forms: by cash and detained for up to 3 months, or one of two forms.

4. Acts of deliberately obstructing others to follow the direction that this person has the right to go to is unauthorized. Persons guilty of imprisonment not exceeding one month or fined in cash not exceeding 1,500 SGD, or be subjected to both penalties.

5. When you go shopping, pay attention, because defrauding in size, weight is also alleged to violate the law. Under Section 265 of the Penal Code, anyone cheating in weight, length could be sentenced up to a year in prison, fined in cash or both forms are applied.

6. In Singapore, dogs biting people is illegal. Any owner allows his dog to bite other people, causing injury, can be fined up to 5000 SGD. If you go with a dog while traveling you should pay attention to this.

7. Being in a state of drunkenness, it is better that you stay home. Regardless of who is in a state of having yeast appearing in public places and take disruptive behavior, harassing can be detained up to 6 months or be fined 1,000 SGD (Singapore dollar), you can be detained and be fined.

8. If you like kite flying, be careful. Anyone playing kites, or performing any action that interferes with traffic may have to pay a fine of up to 5000 SGD. If you really want to fly a kite, the West Coast Park and dam Marina Barrage are the best choice for this pleasure.

9. Anyone causing noisy, annoying to everyone around in any form can be fined up to 1000 SGD.

10. In Singapore, drinking or even carrying alcohol to public hospitals is one of the taboos. Anyone who unintentionally or intentionally drinks alcohol in any public hospital can be imprisoned for up to two months, fined of up to 1,000 SGD or be subjected to both forms, unless hospital has signposts allow action on.
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Top 5 grossest foods in Singapore

Fried pig oviduct is one of Singapore's dishes that just hearing the name making diners feel disgusting. If you plan to travel to Singapore, maybe you will be witnessing these horror dishes. Here are the dishes voted by World Tourism Community were the scariest in Singapore.

1. Stir-fried pig fallopian tubes

Hearing was feel horror; pig oviduct was chopped and fried with curry Singapore and vegetables. Hearing was quite disgusting but when eating diners will be impressed because brittleness, toughness of this unique dish.


2. Stinky fermented tofu

The tofu dish originated from China, but stinky tofu is a popular dish in Singapore. According to some person who had eaten, stinky tofu was very fat and delicious surpassed commonly tofu. However, to enjoy you suffered a horrible odor similar to the smell of sewage. This dish is usually eaten with hot pot and young tofu.



3. Turtle soup

What do you think if you have to try the soup in which there is a turtle floating with vegetables without having been chopped as other dishes? If you can overcome the fear, you can enjoy one of the unique dishes of Singaporean cuisine.



4. Pig's brain soup

If pig's brain soup is cooked with a lot of eggs, shredded chicken, vegetables, mushrooms, etc looked not so scary, then in Singapore, pig's brain soup is just simple as a brain soaked in broth. Ensure whether you are a fan of pig brain soup, you will have to be "frozen" for a few seconds when see this dish.



5. Oviduct of frog (Hashima)

Singaporeans are extremely interested the dessert called Hashima made from dried frog fallopian tubes cooked. Although hearing the name of dish is very horror but the truth is this is a very nutritious food for kidney and lungs.



Century eggs
The ammonia smell of century eggs, literally translated as "thousand year eggs", probably led to the rumor that they are cured in horse urine! However, that's just a myth (urine is not alkaline enough to cure the eggs). Century eggs are widely popular as an appetizer with pickled ginger, or chopped up and cooked in congee.

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Take a yacht and experience the feeling of freedom in Singapore

Singapore is considered one of the busiest ports in the world. Not only is an anchor of the tankers, but it also is the destination for luxury yachts.

In recent years, the Singapore tourism is growing, yacht companies in the Lion island nation began to open a series of sea journeys extremely interesting for visitors. Therefore, you absolutely can easily find a journey suitable with the needs, hobby and your pocketbook.



Enjoy the sunset on the sea

If you do not have much time and want to save costs, the journey for watching sunset on the sea lasted 2 hours is the ideal choice for you. Lloyd Marin is one of the companies in Singapore providing this program.



Yachts depart at 18 hours and return to dock at 20 hours. On the yacht serves free wine and pastries. Join the journey, in addition to watching the sunset, visitors can admire the scenery harbor of city at night as well as track musical fountain show at Sentosa. Cost: from SG $ 160 / person. The minimum number of people for a journey is 12.

Sea Journey

Luxury yachts worth millions of dollars are not just for millionaires. You can also experience the feeling of crossing sea by yacht and visit the beautiful islands if involved in a half-day trip organized by companies specializing in renting yachts.


Departure from Sentosa, you will be taken to the neighboring islands such as Kusu, St.John, etc. Upon arrival, you can have fun on a yacht or can participate in some activities such as walking on the beach, boating kayak, swimming in the lagoon. Cost: from SG $ 400 / person


If being went to Orchard road many times, visiting nearly all the Marina Bay area and looking for something new, then you can think of the trip within 1 day on the sea, beginning at 11 hours and ends at the middle night.

In particular, if travelling in groups, you can rent the whole yacht with more preferential prices. Company Yacht Long Ranger leases yacht that can accommodate 37 people with price SG $ 5250 / day (including catering).

On weekends, the companies regularly organize the long journey of about 2 days 1 night. During this trip, not only are tourists visited Singapore, but they also are gone to all the waters of neighboring countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia.


Company Yacht Ventures organized tour Singapore Malaysia by boat at prices SG $ 1,400 / person, including costs of tour, entry and catering (excluding fee of rent rooms if guests wish needs to stay overnight at the hotel). The yacht can accommodate up to 10 people, departing at 10 am at the Changi Sailing Club and returned at 18 pm on next day.
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Pulau Ubin, an exciting destination while traveling in Singapore

In the eyes of tourists, Singapore is a modern country with skyscrapers, a paradise for shopping and tourism. However, when traveling in Singapore, you will be experience and visit many beautiful superb eco areas like Pulau Ubin.

Pulau Ubin, located off the Northeastern coast of Singapore, is still relatively untouched and few tourists coming to. Most visitors travelling to the island are local tourists but the government recently began to have investment policies to develop tourism in Pulau Ubin.

 Gateway to visit eco area Pulau Upin​

Although located relatively close to mainland, but coming to Pulau Ubin you will have a feeling be exploring an ancient Singapore. Most of the island's land area remains lush forests and many houses on the island still have traces of ancient architecture.
In few years ago, Pulau Ubin still had no electricity and the inhabitants of the island mainly used generators, because the cost of dragging electricity to the island is too big. However, in recent years, people on the island have been using electricity from solar energy systems and bio-diesel.

Means to go to Pulau Ubin
Sailing from ferry terminal Changi to Pulau Ubin only takes about 5 minutes at a cost of S $ 2.5 / 1 direction. However, the boat usually waits at least 12 passengers to start.

Visit location
After arriving at Pulau Ubin's ferry terminal, you should go to the travel guide center near to the pier to learn about the island's history as well as all of the strange animals on the island.

From the tourist center at the wharf, you can turn left to the west to go to the center of town on the island. Here, there are bike rental shops, food outlets and restaurants.

Pier, where visitors can walk and sightsee​

Means for exploring the island

Walking: using your legs is the best way to explore the island, but you should divide time in a reasonable way to be able to visit all the places on the island. However, on the advice then you should hire a tour guide if this is the first time you come here.

The best way to explore Pulau Ubin is hiring a bike and cycling around the island. Bike rental costs about S$ 2/ 1 hour. Besides that, you can also choose to rent bikes all day. Cycling can help you explore the island faster and save more time. Additionally, you can also hire a taxi to explore the island
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Museum of Natural History of Singapore

Designed by architect Mok Wei Wei with a total value of up to $ 35 million, inside the museum displays many interesting specimens, including the artifacts found in the history and many treasures of other nations.

Museum of Natural History of Singapore

Museum of Natural History Lee Kong Chian has 7 floors, looking like a huge rock covered by moss, inside has more than one million specimens.


Natural History Museum, Lee Kong Chian

Dino zone showcases dinosaur fossils. You will see Prince, Apollonia, and Twinky, the famous huge skeleton of the museum. The largest bone as Prince, was brought to Singapore by 27 large boxes, and took more than two weeks to assemble.


Dino zone, the dinosaur fossils exhibiting place

The museum has a collection of biodiversity consisting of 15 galleries of the developmental history of organisms on Earthn including plants, invertebrates, reptiles, mammals and fish. It also answers all questions during evolutionary history, such as why the birds survived after the dinosaur era and why vertebrates evolved from fish.



Visitors can compare the beauty of skeletons, and marvel at the beauty of the spiral horns of narwhal.


There is a bit scary but very educational. Exhibition area of mammalian organisms in museum has many samples as in the picture, including orangutans, wild boar, and even the human skeleton.

Tropical rain forests: area of tropical rain forest of the museum is where visitors can learn why animals (including with squirrels, lizards, and snakes ...) can adapt and move easily from this top tree to another top tree.


In the picture below is the famous architect Mok Wei Wei of Singapore, he was also responsible for many other important projects, including the renovation project the Singapore National Museum and Victoria Theatre, and so on.


Lee Kong Chian museum had no windows, because Mok Wei Wei architects believe this is essential in protecting the specimens inside of the museum. He designed the museum inspired by a monolithic block, no windows, and called his design is "the symbol of a natural stone”.


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Enjoying the famous dish Bak Kut Teh in Singapore

Tourists usually only known to Singapore by chilli crab, Hainanese chicken rice, porridge of frog, and so on, they do not know about Bak Kut Teh, one of the famous pork rib soupsr.


​Bak Kut Teh means tea of rib meat; it had from the 19th century and is considered as a food of the Chinese workers of the provinces Guangdong and Sichuan bring to Singapore. Many people told that you must eat this dish to understand why it is tasty.

Bak Kut Teh includes pork rib meat is stewed in a special broth made from herb and spices. The use of clove, cinnamon, anise, cumin and coriander in this dish represents the diverse in cultural influences of Singapore. The dish is improved to increase power for the undernourished meager meals of porters in ancient times and it is favorited by locals and tourists, as well as the stars and international officials.

However, dark color soup with many flavors and spices is only one of two cooking types of dish bak kut teh. If you like a soup with less than herbs, surely you will love the second type of processing - soup with translucent water and having pepper. A bowl of Bak kut teh is often accompanied by pork ribs, vegetables and ky tofu braised; all make for an affordable dish, good for healthy and can be eaten at any time of the day, but the most common is for breakfast.

These various types of processing of this popular dish reflects the way children of immigrants from all different regions of China applied and changed bak kut teh dish to suit their tastes. While Guangdong people like to eat soup with many flavors, so they tend to add more herbs to the dish, the Fujian people prefer salty foods, so they often add soy sauce to dye color for their bak kut teh dish.

You may find some famous bak kut teh restaurants in Balestier (Bak Kut Teh Founder, number 347 Balestier Road), road Rangoon Road (Ng Ah Sio Pork Ribs Eating House, No. 8 Road Rangoon) and Joo Chiat Road (Sin Heng Teh Bak Koot, Joo Chiat road No. 439) and served all day. You can eat with rice or noodles and the most common is to eat with you tiao.

Bak kut teh is very popular in Singapore today; nowadays, this is the taste for kinds of instant noodles and they even have the set of ingredients to homemade cook with a ready-made soup packages. This is an ideal gift of culinary when travelling to Singapore
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