Lijiang’s Spectacular Mu Mansion

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Wandering around the Old Town of Lijiang that has a history of 800 years you will no doubt come across the Mu Mansion. This ancient palace was once home to the prestigious Mu family who were the Naxi rulers of Lijiang from the Ming right through to the Qing dynasty.

Lijiang’s Spectacular Mu Mansion
The grand entrance to the Mu Mansion. 

Lijiang’s Spectacular Mu Mansion

Full view of the reconstructed Mu Mansion. 

The mansion itself has been described as the Forbidden City of Lijiang, the structure and layout mimics that of the Forbidden City, the Mu Mansion also exhibits traditional Naxi design and architectural style. The Mu mansion in all its glory covered an area of 8 acres and stretches 369 meters. Sadly, most of the mansion was destroyed during the Qing dynasty and what we see today is a renovated reconstruction and is only half the size of the original Mu Mansion.

Lijiang’s Spectacular Mu Mansion

The long corridor exhibits traditional Naxi craftsmanship. 


The mansion is built to face the east and can be separated into two areas, the office are and the living quarters. The meeting room is located at the other end of the square and is known as the yishi room and is said to be where the head of the Mu clan discussed their official and political matters. The gardens within the residence are also filled with attractive eye catching orchids and azaleas making it the perfect place to chill and escape the crowded areas. You can experience the true culture of the Naxi ethnic minority in the mansion, with the decorative architecture and the wonderful surroundings of the magical Lijiang.  

Lijiang’s Spectacular Mu Mansion


The Yishi room which was once used for political affairs. 

Lijiang’s Spectacular Mu Mansion

The serene garden allows visitors to find a quiet place to sit and admire the view. 

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Fabulous Guzhen Accommodation and Locations

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The latest trend in travelling China or lodging in China if you have not heard of or tried out yourself is lodging at some of the historical Guzhen or otherwise known as old city inns. These little inns can usually be seen in the alley ways of the villages or can be spied in the most unexpected places. Though never judge a book by its cover, do not be deceived by the antique appearance! Some of these inns are have the most modern interior imaginable with modern facilities and the most futuristic décor.

Fabulous Guzhen Accommodation and Locations

The cobbled streets of Lijiang. 

What makes these little inns so fascinating is that each one is unique in it’s own special way. What’s more depending on where you visit in China the locations of these little accommodations will sure blow you away. In Lijiang you can find some of the most pretty little places with streams and rivers as part of your balcony scenery. You can also find the most relaxing areas within the courtyards of these inns where you can chill and have drinks and have a chit chat with other guests.

Fabulous Guzhen Accommodation and Locations

Warm cozy little room in one of the inns. 



For other scenic destinations like Yangshuo your cozy little place can even have the most unbelievable views of Guilin, with karsts and picturesque scenery all scenery access is available when you open your window or step out on the balcony, out the door or even from the garden! Lijiang and Yangshuo are only two of the many many places you can visit. Though if you’re not too willing to give up staying at hotels you could try staying in one of these little paradises for one day and you never know you might not want to leave! 

Fabulous Guzhen Accommodation and Locations
The amazing night view of one of Lijiang's inns. 


Fabulous Guzhen Accommodation and Locations
A wonderful view of Yangshuo's karsts. 


Yangshuo Travel Guide      Yangshuo Tours

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China’s Tropical Hawaii!

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Ever dreamed of a Hawaii in the east? Well Hainan is the best place to go if you happen to be in China and don’t have the time to trot across the globe to Hawaii! Hainan is the traveler’s holiday paradise with spas, golf courses, water sports, sun, sea and sand! Now most people couldn’t complain about that! One of the top cities to visit is Haikou and this is where most tourists will be found on the island.

China’s Tropical Hawaii!

Sun, sea and sand paradise!


Haikou is named the "Coconut City" and has some of the best beaches and fun filled activities to enjoy. At Haikou you have to make time to visit Nanli Lake, as one of the signature locations to visit. The lake is one of largest fresh water lakes on the island and is an excellent place for water activities and relaxation for visitors. Surround the lake are 13 small islands all with different themes providing visitor with a choice of which island they want to visit. For those who enjoy golf there is a luxurious golf course with stunning scenery.  

China’s Tropical Hawaii!

The beautiful sunset at Nanli Lake. 

Tropical Ocean world is ideal for families, this unique theme park highlights the ocean culture of China. The theme park is separated into the following areas: Tropical Rain Forest, Millennium Tower, Merry Ocean and the children’s amusement park. The park has activities catering to visitor of all ages. Within the Tropical Rain Forest there are beautiful tropical rare plant species and tropical fruits to taste! Merry Ocean is home to over 30,000 tropical fish of all shapes and sizes!

China’s Tropical Hawaii!

The colorful aquarium at the Tropical Ocean World! 
Golf courses in Haikou
Haikou Tours

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