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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Ganzhou Travel Guide

Location: Ganzhou (赣州), a prefecture-level city, is located in the southern region of JIangxi Province, which is also the biggest as well as most crowded city within the province.

Population: 9.267 million

Area: 39379.64 Square Kilometers

Nationalities: Han, She, Kakka

History: Ganzhou involves a long standing history of about 2,200 years, since the emperor of Han Dynasty designated the city as county in 201 B.C.. Hence in ancient time, government had attached great prestige to the administrative power of the city which connected several major city in Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujiang and Guangdong Province. During the period of Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty, prosperous as the city was, it had transferred into a famous economic center known worldwide.

Among one of the 3 historic cities with brilliant reserve of cultural heritage in Jiangxi Province, the name of “Ganjiang” is eternal related to a charming city which consists of great fame including the cradle of Kakka, the hometown of orange, the red town, the world’s capital of tungsten, the Kindom of Rare Earth as well as the cradle of Fengshui.

Climate: Ganzhou belongs to the southern end of subtropical climate, which is feathered by humid and mountainous weather with monsoon influence. The city includes 4 distinctive seasons, while the wind is prevailing in winter and summer, the precipitation is concentrated on spring and summer. The weather is relatively moderate here, with ample heat and rainfall, short period of hot summer and chilly winter.

As for travelling, it is undoubtedly that autumn is most recommended and favored by enormous visitors. Attributed to the influence of high pressure moving southward from northern region, the aerosphere in autumn is relatively stable, the weather sunny and fine. The monthly average mean is about 14-21℃(57.2-69.8℉), with humid rate up to 70-80%. It is also the season with the least rainfall, which is proper for a fresh and comfortable visiting.

Transportation: Airways- Ganzhou Golden Airport, located in Emei Town, Nankang District, Ganzhou, is 16 kilometers away from the central city, which handling capacity has achieved a high peak of 600,000 tourists in 2012. Nowadays, flights directed to metropolises have been opened up, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Chongqing Wuhan, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Chengdu, Shamen.

Railways- Completed railway lines including Line Beijing-Jiulong (a city in Hongkong), Ganzhou-Longyan (a city in Fujian). Line Ganzhou-Shaoguan, and Ganzhou-Longyan is under construction.

Highways- The transportation of inner highway has generated into a new prospective. Centered the urban zones, National highways including No.105, No.323, No. 319, No.206 are connecting every direction of the city. Besides, Line Ganzhou-Heyuan, G76 Xiamen-Chengdu, Ganzhou-Shaoguan, G35 Daqing-Guangzhou, Line Ganzhou-Daqing and other highways are facilitating the convenience of tourism. 

Waterways- The Port of Ganzhou, located in the headstream of Ganjiang, is one of the six ports within the city, which harbor is distributed to Gong River, Zhang River as well as the confluence of Gan River. The port sections occupied an area of over 500,000 square meters, with water covering of 4,670,000 square meters.

Local Specialties: Shangyou bamboo slices, Longnan Chestnut, Xiao Buyan Tea, Xinfeng Orange, Nan’an salted duck, Huichang dried bean curd, Xingguo fish slices, Grinding tea.

Local Foods: Jiangxi Cuisine is dominated by domestic livestock and wild vegetable, in lack of seafood. Following dishes are among our recommendation: Gannan stewed fish, steamed pork with lotus leaf package, steamed pork ribs with taro, Ganzhou fried sweet rice with sesame, steamed fish with ground glutinous rice, Xinfeng Jiaozi with carrot filling, rice noodles with vegetables and meat.

Attraction: Tongtian Rock(通天岩)- Located in the northwest region of Ganzhou City, Tongtian Rock is 10 kilometers away from the urban zone as one of the important heritage site under state protection. It is mainly formed with Mosha rock, which is in rich of naturally-formed abra. Major scenery includes Tongtian Rock, Cuiwei Rock, Wanggui Rock, Temple Guangfu, Yushui Pond, Yidi stream, Yuyan Pavilion, Xichun Pavilion, Qunyu Cabinet, among which Tongtian Rock is of the greatest fame as a ancient artistic preserve of the southern region, combining 279 sets of stone niche, 359 sets of vividly-designed stone curving, most of which could date back to Tang and Song Dynasty. There are also 128 ancient stone inscriptions, featured by abundant sorts of typefaces with exquisite curving lines. The place is among one of the most favored for visiting. 

Events: Caicha Opera(采茶戏)- As the southern region of Jiangxi is productive in tea, the Tea Fair is an imperative folk custom of that region, which combines songs and dance together. The language of Caicha Opera adapts the dialect of Hakka, and the opera is characterized by oral language, folk dance and colorful lanterns, which is abundant in ethnic feature. The theme of which is mainly focusing on the life of lower class including workers, craft men and so forth. 

Navel Orange(采摘脐橙)- Gan Zhou includes the biggest field of navel orange in the world, ranking third in terms of annual productivity, which is known as the “Hometown of Navel Orange”. The rich of fruits transfers the place into a natural orchard for personal picking, from which a sense of satisfaction will generate as you pick the fruits on your own.



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