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May Day holiday destinations

2014-04-30 17:18:25




The popular TV show Where are we going, Dad? has taken China by storm, and has also given its shooting locations fame and fortune.

Where Are We Going, Dad? features five Chinese celebrities and their young children on 72-hour excursions to idyllic countryside vacation destinations in China, where they “rough-it” in less-than-luxurious accommodations, and compete against each other through mini Survivor-esque tasks. Five families are involved in the show and include singer-actor Jimmy Lin and his son Kimi; actor Guo Tao and his son Stone; former Olympic diving champion Tian Liang and his daughter Cindy; super model Zhang Liang and his son Tiantian; and director Wang Yuelun and his daughter Angela.

Are you ready for your May Day holiday? Let’s take a look at some popular destinations:

   First Choice: Lingshui village in Beijing 

Located in the northwest Zhaitang, Mentougou district, Lingshui village has over 1,000 years of history. It reached its peak during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It now contains over 300 families and more than 2,000 people; and most people are surnamed Tan and Liu. The village is famous for its ancient trees and plants, dappled bricks and tiles, ancient pillars and temples. The village is not only famous for its natural environment, but also noted for its distinguished talents. >> more


    Second Choice: Shapotou in Ningxia


Shapotou is a hot tourist attraction on the edge of the Tengger desert, 20 km west of Zhongwei, Ningxia Hui autonomous region. It is known for its perfect landscape of deserts, the Yellow River, mountains and oasis. It is widely accepted as a must-see destiantion for travelers from around the world.  >> more

   Third Choice: Jiming Island in Shandong


Located 1 km northeast of Rongcheng Port, Shandong province, Jiming Island is about 10 minutes from the coast by boat. The island is shaped like a rooster. About 200 people live on the island and most of them work in the fishing industry.

According to local tradition, the houses on the island are made from the materials in the sea which can not only keep warm in winter and stay cool in summer, but also keep sea winds at bay. >> more

    Forth Choice: Puzhehei Scenic Area in Yunnan


Located 11 kilometers from Qiubei county, Yunnan province, Puzhehei Scenic Area is a basin scenic area with about 300 peaks surrounding the banks of the lakes. Local girls dressed in folk costumes adorned with jingling silver ornaments and embroidery; rowsmall wooden boats to send travelers along the winding 21-kilometer water corridor through Xianren Lake, Puzhehei Lake and Luoshuidong Lake. There are about 100 karst caves, most with two floors - a higher dry cave and a lower wet cave with an elevation of 1,450 meters. >> more

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