Sunday, September 14, 2014

Zhangjiajie scenic park - Wu lingyuan

The excited day has finally arrived! We went to visit the Zhangjiajie Scenic and Historic Interest Area or in Chinese, Wu Lingyuan, a UNESCO world heritage site!

Walking towards the entrance!

CNY 245 for this ticket, which allowed us to use for 2 days.

Going to take the Bailong Elevator!
It's claimed to be the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator made by glass.

Take a pic first~

This is considered as less people queueing.

Woooo hoooo~~~ zoom zoom zoom~~~

So excited to see first time!

Mom was being stylish. 

On the way to the enchanting stand~

Panoramic view~

I think the view would be even better if it was clear.

So grand~


You can find stalls like this in Zhangjiajie, they have all sorts of local made souvenirs you want to have.

Can you spot the turtle?

Fresh air~

Be prepared if you are planning to visit Zhangjiajie, steps are everywhere. Lots of them!

The natural link bridge!

Lunch time!

Chicken soup, best!

Limited source they have on the mountain. 

LOL, very catchy!

Well, the view was not this of course.

Unable to take a pic of it as it was very narrow, and only the photo booth photographer with a special standing place could take it.

Statue of a famous general in Zhangjiajie.

Taken while in the cable car.

Cable cars going between the mountains, so awesome!

Content was something like "ba zang"~

In China, man-tou and condense milk is the pair.

Best chicken skewers! 

Our Chinese guide.

After dinner, we went to watch another show.

The Charming Xiangxi Theatre~

We're early.

With some of the team mates.

Again, we had a pretty good seat.

The show began with drums performance.

Then singing and dancing~

Then acrobatics.

In charming xiangxi show, there were 2 stages, one indoor and the other one outdoor.

Remember to move quickly!
Our driver and guide were nice enough to reserve good seats for us.

More than 1000kg this man was holding.

Walking on the giant sword!

Another day  ended. It was quite a good show, not bad trying :)

-- Jenn a.k.a. blueyfetes --

Friday, September 5, 2014

Explore Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park

The day has finally arrived! We went to the the scenic area in Zhangjiajie, the Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. What is there to do/ see? Cable car, the glass cliff path, climb the 999 steps of stairs and etc.

The entrance ticket, CNY 258.00.

Then we took the cable car to the scenic area.
The houses in Zhangjiajie.

The natural arch view from cable car.
Recall a scene in Avatar?

There is a total of 99 curves. 

Reached the top, well, not the highest yet.

Can you spot the glass cliff path?

It was summer in June, but in the mountains it was quite cooling.

Foggy, yes. It was a wet day.

Let's go!

Must wear these covers to protect the glass.

I've acrophobia, but I was unable to see through the class.
So it was ok, not scary to me at all.

It was drizzling.

Looking at the mountains far far away~

After walking through the glass cliff path.

Then the guide leaded us to a "shortcut" path.

Waiting for bus to go watch the natural arch!

Here we are!
There are 999 steps to the arch. I didn't take, as it was raining and I asked those that went up, the said, nothing much there.

Some people climbed all the way up to make a wish.

So while waiting other mates, I walked around and checked out the scenery.

Lunch again.
Crackers too could be a dish.



Glutinous rice and meat in bamboo.

Lao yuanzi (老院子) after lunch.

The ancient town.


The fish was nice.

Fried Udon? haha

Every meal in China, we have 2 bottles of beer, 2 bottles of soft drinks and Chinese tea served for each table.

Everyday trying different brands of beer :D

Yes, steam eggs, my fav dish!

The hotel that we stayed for 3 nights.

That's all for today. Will write more this weekend. Cheers!

-- Jenn a.k.a. blueyfetes --