This is a favourite with the expat population, usually just refered to as "Tinas" after the owner/head chef who is a local Chinese woman with an Italian boyfriend. Tinas is famous for the Pizzas, with expats making the trek from the far reaches of CQ city to sample her dishes. These are not American style pizzia with heavy doughy bases and stuffed...more
Five star luxury at a price. Expect to pay upwards of US$100 per night for the usual Marriott...more
There are long distance buses from stations to dazu, we used CaiYuanBa station, ticket is 53 yuan, ride is supposed to be 2 hours, but due to the traffic, it took nearly 3 hours. From dazu bus center to the grottos, you would need to either take a public bus or a taxi, we shared a taxi with another couple, it was 40 yuan.. The admission is 120yuan.more
Lions Peak is a popular mountain around Beibei. Ive been told that regional politicians choose it as a stay during hot summer season. Even the one and only Mao has benn around here.
Well, to me it was a nice hike through green forests and even a bamboo forest past a Temple where you can take a rest for dinner. There is also a Hotel, but not necessary to stay there I think. For the last part they charge 15 Kuai entry fee.
There are quite some steep trails and stairs to conquer on the way up. There are two peaks on top. One with an old stone tower and the other one with a pagoda, but I think it is a retro.
During my time it was really foggy which gave me the impression of these old famous calligraphies where only parts of the mountains can be seen whereas the rest is hiiden in the mist. Quite inspiring