China is an exceptionally large country and so the customs and traditions of its people diverge by geography. Since ancient times, China has been familiar as the “Celestial Empire.” It not only refers to China’s position and strength as East India’s Middle Kingdom but also describes a land where divine and mortal once coexisted. It also refers to the belief that the divine, through several dynasties, passed on a rich and copious culture to the people of China. Thus, Chinese culture is known as “divinely inspired,” and is the only culture in the world, which has a continuous recorded history of 5,000 years. And so, your visit to this land will remain incomplete if you don’t steal time to explore and experience the divine culture of China.
Do you love to know about different cultures? Do you have a passion for exploring the unknown facts about diverse cultures? Then, be a part of 21 days culture journeys in China and witness some stunning places of the world. Are you wondering what the areas you are going to visit? Here is a list for you.
Dege is considered to be the birthplace of King Gesar, one of the most significant figures in Tibetan history. The story of the king’s life has been recorded as the longest ballad of the world. Moreover, Dege is also familiar as the habitat of southern style Tibetan medicine, as well as Khampa Tibetan Opera. During your visit to this village, you will walk around the Dege Printing House that is the biggest and oldest Tibetan printing house in the whole Tibetan area. The printing from the printing house is known as the most authoritative, inclusive and exquisite with no printing flaws. You can visit the sacred site and feel the sincerity of the local people toward Tibetan Buddhism.
Xinlong is well-known as the quietest Tibetan country in Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture. As it is located far away from the main roads, you can expect astounding scenery with few other vehicles. While driving on the road along the Yalong River, the scenic gorge will bring you lots of amazing scenery and you can enjoy some of the most authentic Tibetan architecture, along with a Tibetan bridge. If you manage time, you can also visit the Changqingchunkeer monastery, the largest monastery in this area.
Yading nature reserve
Yading Nature Reserve in Sichuan is one of the most striking regions of the Tibetan Plateau. This nature reserve covers an area of 1344 square kilometers and has an elevation of more than 4000 meters. Inside the Yading Nature Reserve, there are three holy mountains – Chenresig, Chana Dorje and Jampelyang – sit in a triangle formation with clear rivers, forested valleys, abundant wildlife and glacier-fed lakes between them. Local Tibetans believe that these mountains are embodiments of three Bodhisattvas: the Bodhisattvas of mercy, wisdom, and power. They also believe that the mountains protect them and if one sincerely makes a pilgrimage to these mountains, then their wishes will come true.
Along with the mentioned ones, there are lots of places that you will visit during this cultural tour. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also take part in China panda tours and spend some time with these super cute creatures. The entire experience will be etched in your mind like words on a tombstone.
Author bio: Liang Huang is a travel blogger and often writes on China panda tours. In this write-up, he has mentioned some amazing places that one can visit during culture journeys in China.