Yunnan is one of many popular destinations in
China. China's week-long National Day Holiday is coming up. It's
travel time and China offers lots of places for travel and fun at
this time of year.
Head south for a last look at the lush greenery before the onset
of winter. There's Kunshan City in eastern China's Jiangsu Province. Three ancient towns nestled
within the boundary of the city promise an all-around
Paddle amid the tangle of waterways in Zhouzhuang, one of the
three ancient towns. You can enjoy the glow of paper lanterns or
take in a performance of Kunqu opera.
For the epicure, Zhouzhuang is famous for its local treat, fresh
You can get so far into culture as to come close to the essence
of China. For example Jingdezhen in eastern China's Jiangxi Province, is regarded as the cradle of
Chinese porcelain. The manufacture of porcelain is one of the
pillars of Chinese culture; making the city an ideal destination
for those with a taste for art and a sense of nostalgia.
People who live in the warmer southern climes like to head
north, to Baotou City in Inner Mongolia. There, chrysanthemums bloom at
this time of year and the landscape is alive with color.
(CCTV September 30, 2007)