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Best destinations for young couples(part 3)

 2014-02-21    lyla    Tips    Lhasa    1483  

Lhasa

Lhasa means "Buddha place" or "the Sacred Land" in Tibetan language. Lhasa is the center of cultural, economic, political and religion in Tibet. It is famous for its long history and rich culture and the special lifestyle and habits of the Tibetan ethnic group.

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Transportation

By Air – Nowdays,many cities in China have flights to Lhasa.

By Train – Vistors can go to Lhasa by train from many cities in China,including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Xining, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other cities.

What to eat in Lhasa?

The representative Tibetan meal include fried lamb chops, Tteok, butter tea, barley wine, yogurt, Tibetan bun and so on.Vistors can enjoy all kinds of food in Deji Road and Beijing Road,such as Nepal food, Indian food, Tibetan food, Sichuan food and Western food.Except that,there are many great bars.

What to buy in Xitang?

The best place for shopping in Lhasa is Barkhor where vistors can find all kinds of souvenirs like Tibetan and Nepalese-style jewelry, ornaments, small crafts, musical instruments, carpets, tapestries, Thangka, etc.Those are always can be bought at one-third of the original price.


Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley is situated at the Sichuan Province which is one of China's southwestern provinces.It is famous for the splendid karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls and lakes,one of the places people considered as Heaven on earth.It won its reputation of "a world of fairy tales" for its colorful and marvelous scenery.

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Transportation

By Air-Arrive Chengdu or Chongqing by air first,then transfer to Huanglong Airport.

By Train – Arrive Chengdu, Guangyuan, Jiangyou by train first,then transfer to Jiuzhaigou by bus.

By Long-distance Bus-There are shuttle bus to Jiuzhaigou 2 or 3 times a day from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou.


What to eat in Jiuzhaigou Valley?

Vistors can enjoy many local cuisine ,such as potato zanba, Jiuzhaigou persimmon, buckwheat bread, Jiuzhaigou pickle noodles.For the inconvenient transportation,the food price is a bit higher.The local specialties dishes include Hands grilled steak, roasted whole lamb, Mixed noodles, barley wine and so on.

What to buy in Jiuzhaigou Valley?

Vistors can buy Tibetan handicrafts such as the Tibetan ring, Tibetan knives, Buddha beads and so on. Precious Herbs are also very good gifts like fritillaria, Chinese caterpillar fungus, musk and others.

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