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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.

Westborough, Massachusetts
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Shangrao Travel Guide

Location: Shangrao(上饶), a prefecture-level city, is located in the northeastern region of Jiangxi Province, bording Zhejiang Province in the east, Fujian Province in the south, Anhui Province in the north, within the region of the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone and Haixi Economic Zone.

Population: 7.40 million

Area: 22,800 Square Kilometers

Nationalities: Han, She, Kakka

History: Shangrao includes a long standing history with great cultural implication. It was found that the traces of the production activities of human beings could be dated back to as early as Neolithic period. Besides there are also inscriptions, written in seal character, telling the story of flood-controlling during Yao and Shun Period. Shangrao also includes huge reserve of natural relics, according to the statistic in 2006, there are 1,475 immovable cultural relics, among which 121 ancient cultural sites, 966 ancient architectures, 191 tombs, 95 stone-curving, 102 modern architecture and 7 key historic relief under state protection.

Climate: The weather in Shangrao is feathered by subtropical humid weather with monsoon influence. The weather is characterized by a distinctive 4 seasons, with ample precipitation and sunshine as well as a moderate temperature. The annual mean temperature is about 16.7-18.3℃(62.06-64.94℉), visiting here in July. Annual precipitation is about 1600-1800 mm, which mainly focuses on the first month of summer. Wind here is rare, and the relatively moderate weather here is quite suitable for the thriving of crops.

Transportation: Airways- Mount Sanqing Airport, now under construction, serves for the transportation of scenery spots including Mount Sanqing, Wuyuan and so forth. As a regional airport, the standard of construction aims to reach Grade 4C which is available for the take-off and landing of Boeing 737.

Railways- There are several rail lines running across provinces via Shangrao City, including Line Zhejiang-Ganzhou and Line Xiangtang-Putian. Besides, HeFei-Fuzhou high-speed rail lines(under construction) as well as Line Shanghai-Kunming aim to open more accesses to Shangrao.

Highways- By the end of 2009, there were 2 national highways, 17 provincial lines, 177 county lines, 392 lines of country roads as well as 14,245 lines of village roads. 

Waterways- By the end of 2009, there are 9 ports within Shangrao City, namely Port Poyang, Port Yugan, Port Wannian and so forth. The handling capacity of cargo and passengers had reached 3,542,000 tons, and 829,000 respectively.

Local Specialties: Dragon tail inkstone, Wuyuan green tea, Pure and wild Pueraria powder, Wannian Imperial rice

Local Foods: Special snack food includes Guifeng braised pork with vegetables, polished long-grained nonglutinous rice, Geyuan tofu, Scone with meat filling, Qingming Steamed bun, Steamed carp with lotus leaf package and so forth.

Attraction: Wuyuan(婺源)- Wuyuan County is a county of Jiangxi province, which located in the northern Shangyao, northeastern corner of Jiangxi Province, among the six counties under the juristration of ancient Hui Zhou, known as the home of the culture of Hui Zhou.

Wuyuan enjoys the reputation of “the home of academy” as well as “the home of tea”, with its worldwide fame of Rapeseed and Hui-style Architecture. It is said that even your camera will admit defeat once you see the scenery on your own. The haze fog slightly fly upon the river and mountain, around which there are ancient residence, stone footpath, bridges… each of them unveils the essence of Chinese Painting.

Event: Xiannv Lake Valentine Day(仙女湖情人节)- Valentine Party is held from 22nd to 28th in August in the region of Xiannv Lake, Xinyu, which welcomes all the couples around the whole city. There will be collective ceremony of marriage held along the river bank, followed by a series of recreational activities including swimming contest, Couple Dancing of Li Nationality, Water-Sprinkling Festival of Dai Nationalities, as well as extraordinary cultural shows.




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