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Zhoushan

hub of fishery industry, typical vernacular architecture and picturesque seascape. thumb right 250px Fishingboats in Dongji Islands, a place known for well-preserved fishing culture. (File:Fishingboats in Dongji Islands.JPG) Mount Putuo National Scenic Area (普陀山国家级重点风景名胜区) Mount Putuo National Scenic Area consists of two parts, Mount Putuo and Zhujiajian Eastern Coast, although most people would easily ignore the latter part due to its overwhelming fame of Mount Putuo

, and Rock Ergui Tingfa), three caves (Cave Chaoyang, Cave Chaoyin and Cave Fanyin), 88 nunneries and 128 huts, and twelve scenes. Mount Putuo was praised in various historic records. It is often titled as Bulguksa Among Seas and Skies (海天佛国), or Sacred Ground on the Southern Seas (南海圣境). Mount Putuo is always mentioned in the same breath with the West Lake in Hangzhou, another national scenic area of Zhejiang. West Lake is considered to be the foremost place that combines mountain and lake views, whereas Mount Putuo is deemed as the top place where integrates mountain and sea views (以山而兼湖之胜,则推西湖;以山而兼海之胜,当推普陀). Zhujiajian ( wikipedia:Zhoushan


Guiyang

and caves. Admission to the park is steep but the scenery is spectacular. The falls can be reached by direct bus from the bus station next to the train station on Zunyi Lu. '''Zhijin Cave''' - As the national scenic spot, the cave is located in Guanzhai Township, 14 miles northeast of Zhijin and 93 miles from Guiyang. It is a gigantic karst cave with the length over 6 miles. Although it looks still primitive in appearance, its karst landform is imposing and magnificent. Covering an area over 74 acres, its widest part is 574 feet and its height exceeds 328 feet. The cave consists of 47 halls and 150 scenic spots in its 11scenic areas. '''Longgong Cave (Dragon Palace Cave)''' - As the national scenic spot, the cave is located in Matou Township, 130 kilometers from Guiyang. Longgong refers to over 90 karst caves linked up like a chain of beads that run through 20 hilltops. Within these 4,000-metre-long caves there are also underground karst lakes. Tourists can enter Longgong Caves at Tianchi (Heavenly Pool) by taking a small boat. '''Red Maple Lake''' - As a national scenic resort, Red Maple Lake is located in the suburb of Qingzhen, 33 kilometers from Guiyang. Covering 57.2 square kilometers, it is the largest man-made lake on the Guizhou Plateau. The lake consists of the North and South lakes. It's renowned for the 170 isles, the numerous caves, the clear water and the quiet bays. Folklore of the Dong and Miao people is demonstrated in the resort. '''Wuyang River''' - Lying in Zhenyuan and Shibing counties, the national scenic area consists of Zhuwan Gorge in Shibing and the Three Gorges in Zhenyuan and extends 50 kilometers. Wuyang River is famous for it picturesque mountain scenes and crystal-clear water. It flows among mountains in eastern Guizhou, creating secluded caves, gurgling springs, rugged rocks and spectacular waterfalls. '''XiJiang''' - Ethnic Minority (Miao) village which is about an hour and a half journey from kaili. There are beautiful rice terraces on which you can stroll and climb. all the way to a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding paddy fields. Jump across huge drains, admire the rich variety of wild flowers, and take in the smell of cow dung and fertilizer along the way. There will also be daily performances, centred around wedding rituals, conducted in the morning and evening (5pm) which are free to watch. You do have to pay an entrance fee to get into the village though. Stay overnight at one of the hotels on the hill, so that you can open your windows to a vista of fog-shrouded houses on the hills opposite you stretching into the distance.


History of the National Park Service

The Inter-Agency Archaeological Salvage Program was organized by the National Park Service in 1946 at the request of the Committee for Recovery of Archaeological Remains to coordinate the salvage of irreplaceable pre-historic and historic Indian artifacts from projected reservoir sites in river valleys throughout the United States, before flooding. This program, which has been conducted for a quarter of a century in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution and universities, museums, and research institutions throughout the country, has enormously deepened knowledge of American prehistory. Recreation areas, 1933 - 1966 The Service responded to the emerging social and economic forces of the New Deal era, by expanding its cooperative relationships with the States, securing enactment of the comprehensive Park, Parkway and Recreation Area Study Act of 1936, and initiating four new types of Federal park areas — National Parkways, National Recreation Areas, National Seashores and Recreational Demonstration Areas. By the end of this period, fifteen of the over 50 such areas remained under the administration of the National Park Service. Because

. The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail in the Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia was established on March 28, 1983. Fourteen areas exited by November 12, 1996. Initially, all the heritage areas were in the east and northeast. Today, they exist from coast to coast. The entire State of Tennessee has been designated as the Tennessee Civil War Heritage Area NPS Heritage Areas Urban recreation areas During the Richard Nixon (Richard M. Nixon) presidency, public parks expanded with the creation of the two gateway parks. Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco became the western book end to Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City. Both were specifically created to serve these two major urban areas and create open space, rather than to preserve a specific scenic or cultural value. The Alaska expansion thumb Category:United States National Park Service (File:Lake Clark National Park.jpg) National Park Service (Category:History of organizations) National Park Service (Category:History of the United States)


Susanville, California

that is routed from U.S. Route 101 (U.S. Route 101 (California)) in Humboldt County (Humboldt County, California) to U.S. Route 395 (U.S. Route 395 (California)) just east of Susanville (Susanville, California) in Lassen County (Lassen County, California). The portion of SR 36 travelling past Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lake Almanor is part of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, a National Scenic Byway

Scenic Byway , a National Scenic Byway. '''State Route 139''' (SR 139) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California. Running from SR 36 (California State Route 36) in Susanville (Susanville, California) north to Oregon Route 39, it forms part of the shortest route between Reno, Nevada, and Klamath Falls, Oregon. SR 139 cuts through much Modoc National Forest and passes near Antelope Mountain and Tule Lake. The entire route is part


Old Forge, New York

, New York to Fort Kent (Fort Kent, Maine), Maine * Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri Historically, the river was a part of the "Highway of the Adirondacks", by which it was possible to travel hundreds of miles by canoe or guideboat with short stretches of portage connecting various waterways. This route is still followed by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a canoe trail from Old Forge (Old Forge, New York) to Fort


Yibin

. Some other famous tourist attractions are available in Luzhou’s neighboring cities including Leshan, Yibin, Zigong and Chongqing. There are there national scenic spots nearby comprising Bamboo Forest scenic spot, Mt. Simianshan in Chongqing and Sidong Channel in Guizhou Province. Born in Yibin, Sichuan, China, Chen emigrated to Japan in 1952, and became a Japanese citizen in 1954. Chen had originally specialized in Chinese imperial cuisine. However


Leshan

in Luzhou’s neighboring cities including Leshan, Yibin, Zigong and Chongqing. There are there national scenic spots nearby comprising Bamboo Forest scenic spot, Mt. Simianshan in Chongqing and Sidong Channel in Guizhou Province. Between 2005 and 2007, Biondi has also completed "philologically" the Silk Road to its eastern end, represented by the ancient Chinese capitals Xi'an and Luoyang, proceeding from there to Beijing, Shanghai and Lhasa


The Dalles, Oregon

:''This page is about the city in Oregon. For the nearby geological formation called The Dalles, see Celilo Falls. For other uses see Dalles (disambiguation).'' North American '''area code 541''' covers all of Oregon, except the northwest part of the state. Its service area includes the cities of Eugene (Eugene, Oregon), Springfield (Springfield, Oregon), Corvallis (Corvallis, Oregon), Albany (Albany, Oregon), Medford (Medford, Oregon), Bend (Bend, Oregon), Ashland (Ashland, Oregon), The Dalles (The Dalles, Oregon), and Pendleton (Pendleton, Oregon), as well as the coastal region from Lincoln County (Lincoln County, Oregon) to the Californian border. It began its split from area code 503 on November 5, 1995, and finished June 30, 1996. It is overlaid with '''area code 458''', effective February 10, 2010. The Mitchell Point Tunnel was a prominent feature of the Columbia River Highway, now known as the Historic Columbia River Highway. This famous roadway stretched 125 miles (200&


Hengyang

, this mountain is awarded the National Scenic Spots and the Historical Sites, a model of National Civilized Scenic spots and the AAAAA Tourist Destination. To reach Mount Heng Nanyue from Hengyang City, you can take a bus from Zhongxin or Linghu Bus Station 7-13 yuan depending on time and bus; or take a city bus to Gongxiao Dasha stop, there are shared taxis or buses to Nanyue. Otherwise a taxi there might cost 100-150 yuan. The trip shall take you around 45 minutes. '''Huiyan Peak''' - Situated in the South District of Hengyang City, Huiyan Peak(Peak of Turning Wild Geese), 98 meters above sea level, ranks the first of the 72 peaks of Mount Hengshan. Legend has it that when wild geese flew from North China to South China, they made a migrating stop, hence the name Huiyan (Delaying Wild Goose Migration) Peak. At the foot of the peak lies the Misty Rain Pond. The pond from which “misty rain rises”, has never dried up, making “Misty Rain on Huiyan Peak” one of the Eight Wonders in Hengyang. Huiyan Peak is the first peak of the 72 peaks of Mount Hengshan. In ancient times, people thought that the wild geese stopped here when they flew to the south in autumn and stay here until next spring to return to the north. Famous poet Du Fu wrote the poem in which he said that “having crossed one thousand kilometers, the wild geese in Hengyang returned to the north again”. The hill door of Yan Peak is a stone torii. The Banshan Pavilion is not far away from the door hill. Through the upward and across “one hundred step scaling ladder”, one reaches the peak. In the peak, there is Yanfeng Temple. According to records, this temple was built in the Southern and Northern Dynasties. During Liangwu Emperor Period, it is called Chengyun Temple. After Tang Dynasty, it was named Yanfeng Temple, Yanfeng temple, Huayao Temple, Xichan Temple, Luohan (Arhat) Temple are called four pillar temples of Zen Buddhism in Hengyang. There have been many hierarchs coming here to study Zen. Bus 1 2 3 6 7 9 K1 will get you there. Admission is 10 yuan adult. Opening hours: Summer(May to October) 8:00--18:00; Winter(November to April) 8:00--17:30. '''Shigu Academy''' - Literally "The Stone Drum Academy", Shigu Academy was named after its location on the Shigu Mountain north of Hengyang City, Hunan Province. It was originally the place where Li Kuanzhong, a scholar in the Tang Dynasty, built a studio, and later on in the Song Dynasty, became an academy, attracting many famous scholars and followers. Emperor Renzong of the Song Dynasty bestowed the land and the tablet bearing Shigu Academy on it, making the Academy highly reputed throughout the country. The original academy was destroyed in 1944 because of Japanese bombings. Today the Shigu Academy, the Shigu Park and some other buildings are rebuilt on the base of ruins. Bus Lvyou 1 will take you there, or you can walk there on foot or take a taxi. Admission is 20 yuan adult. Opening hours:Summer(May to October) 8:00--18:00; Winter(November to April) 8:00--17:30. '''Dongzhou Island''' - Rarely visited by tourists, this beautiful island in the middle of Xiangjiang River is a peaceful and zenful land waiting to be discovered, or developed. There's a majestic yet humble temple at the northern tip of the island that's worth checking out, the monastery also offers delicious vegetarian dishes to visitors; there's also the run-down '''Chuanshan Academy''', which rivalled Shigu Academy and Yuelu Academy in Changsha. The rest of the island basically covered by crops and trees and dotted with farmer houses, it would be nice to take a little stroll around the island if you're not in a hurry. You can only go there by ferries across from the temple, 1-2 yuan one way. Some local people swim across in the summer. '''Xiangjiang River Scenic Belt''' '''Ming Qing Street''' Parks '''Yueping Park''' - It is located in the south of Hengyang city. It covers a total area of 21 hectares. In the west of the park is the City Museum, where thousands of pieces of cultural antique and relics are displayed. Additionally, the zoo is located here, which includes a Mount Monkey, Birds and Beasts Lake, Fishpond, etc. Skating rink and man-made lake for boating are constructed on the south mountain of Yueping. Yueping Park presents harmonious world to tourists with elegant pavilions, brilliant bridges, tranquil pebble-paved paths, fragrant flowery gardens and grand rocks. There is the Monument of Martyrs on top of the hill. Not far from the monument stands a ferris wheel, which offers an interesting look of the city. There is also an amusement park inside that's quite popular with local families. Yueping Park is free of charge, but the zoo isn't. And you can take bus 1 3 12 16 20 33 K1 to go there. '''West Lake Park''' - Housing one of the 36 West Lakes in China, West Lake Park in Hengyang is a relaxing destination for who enjoy quite boat rides and shady promenades. During the summer months, the West Lake Water Park is most popular with the young and the old in Hengyang. There's a Lotus Tower featured in poems of the famous ancient poet Zhou Dunyi and a Taichi square where locals practice Taichi in the morning and dancing at night. The West Lake Park also serves as the memorial park for the inspirational chinese revolutionist Xia Minghan, there's a bronze bust of him at the main entrance to the park. '''Ecology Park''' '''Pinghu Park''' Around Hengyang '''Jiangkou Bird Island''' - The island is located near Jiangkou Town in Hengnan County. Rare bird species such as white cranes and white egrets inhabit on the island. The warm and comfortable climate and the beautiful natural scenery are additional appeals to tourists. '''Cai Lun Memorial Hall''' '''The Memorial Hall of Former Residence of Marshal Luo Ronghuan''' '''Xiyan Fairy Cave''' '''Yumu Mountain''' '''Qishan Mountain''' '''Gouloufeng National Forest Park''' '''Tiantangshan Forest Park''' '''Leishui National Wetland''' Do '''Linghu Water Resort''' '''Leiyang Shennong Hot Springs''' - the largest hot springs in Hunan '''Qidong Hongcheng Hot Springs''' '''Jiulong Valley Water Rafting''' - Jiulong Valley literally means Nine Dragons Valley, it's supposedly one of the most exciting water rafting routes in China. '''Mishui River Water Rafting''' '''Xijiang River Water Rafting''' Buy '''Jiefang Road'''(解放路) '''South & North Zhongshan Road'''(中山南北路) '''Hengyang Commerce City'''(商业城) '''Jingzhu Square'''(晶珠广场) Eat '''Spicy Freshwater Snails''' '''Fish Head Stewed with Tofu''' Drink '''Zhangfei Wine''' '''Huzhijiu''' (Wine of Hunan) Sleep Budget The idea of guesthouses and hostels haven't really reached Hengyang yet, but for many Chinese travelers, budget places can be found near Hengyang Railway Station. Just walk around, ask and compare, nonetheless use your haggling skills. There are cheap places to stay near Hengyang Normal University or University of South China that cater to university students. Another option is to head to Dongzhou island, where it may be possible to stay in the monastery for rock bottom price. But communication may be a problem between you and the monks and nuns. Mid-range Mid-range Hotels can be found along Jiefang Road (解放路). '''Huatian Hotel'''(华天大酒店), No.55 Jiefang Road,0734-8188888, www.hyhthotel.com Hengyang Huatian Hotel is the 18th brand-expanded chain hotel of Huatian joint-stock hotel company. It has 282 rooms and suites. It has served visitors Chinese and foreign, such as president of Tanzania, president of Zanbia, prime minister of Belarus, Princess of Thailand, and so on. Prices range from ¥250 to ¥15,000. '''Shenlong Hotel'''(神龙大酒店), No.3 North Zhengyang Road,(0734)8988888, www.shenlonghotel.com Shenlong is recognized as providing wonderful and creative dining. The hotel boasts a revolving restaurant on the top floor, which offers not only delicious food but also a spectacular view of the whole city. Rooms starting from ¥300. '''Youth Hotel'''(青年宾馆), No.23 Yancheng Road (Shoufeng Xiaoqu), very close to Huiyan Peak, 0734-8139888 '''Kangnian International Hotel'''(康年国际大酒店), No.8 Renmin Road. Prices from ¥150. Splurge '''Yancheng Hotel'''(雁城宾馆), No.91 Jiefang Road,(0734)8211288, www.hyycbg.com en The eponymous Yancheng Hotel is the first international luxurious four-star hotel in Hengyang, it has been honored as the best star hotel of Hengyang. Rooms starting from ¥400. '''Linyin Holiday Hotel'''(林隐假日酒店), No.43 Jiefang Road, (0734)8888888. Connect Go next


New Taipei City

) is an international Buddhist (Buddhism) spiritual, cultural, and educational foundation founded by late Ch'an (Zen) Master Sheng-yen. The international headquarters of this organization is located at Jinshan District (Jinshan District, New Taipei), New Taipei City, Taiwan (ROC (Republic of China)).


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