Saturday, 29 April 2017

One old tree bridge crosses a river

If nature can also build a bridge? In the Pan Keng village there is one strange old tree bridge to cross a small river, in fact, it's two trees, both of them grew up towards the middle of the river, then twisted each other after meeting, finally formed a bridge, should be  worth investigating.

Yes,  a tree bridge made of two trees is more than 800 years old, covered with lots of moss and vines, still thriving. Several years ago, local villagers always crossed the river by this tree bridge,  in order to protect this unique tree bridge, walking in the tree bridge have been banned by local government.

Nowadays this tree bridge has been a travel destination,  attracting many visitors each year. It's located in Pankeng village, Zhentou town, Wuyuan county, Jiangxi, China.

The pictures are from here.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

A nonfreezing river in winter in Russia

Arshan in Russia near the border with Mongolia owns 11 waterfalls and endless plain. In winter, mountains are covered with beautiful green forests, and there’s a lot of sunshine, a nonfreezing river formed from hot springs flows across local village… Arshan has been a travel attraction in winter.

Arshan means “curative spring water” in Mongolia, here you can go to the open-air hot spring, drink natural spring water. It can not only let tourists have a good rest, but also can enhance their immunity, add energy, improve their physical condition. Near the springs there are some villages and convalescence area.

Plunging waterfalls have become a glacier, but in fact, you won’t feel very cold, because it’s rather dry. Spring water flows on the ground, steam is floating above water, all white, seems like a wonderland. Arshan has a church, a very sacred place; the locals have attached great importance to it.

The pictures are from Link1, Link2 and Link 3.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

How does a single tree make a forest?

This small island in a river is a bird paradise, a small forest, where thousands of egrets and bittern inhabit, they always go out early and come back at dusk. It should be very common, but there is only a single tree in this small island, do you believe?  

How does a single tree make a forest? 500 years ago, in the river, a single banyan tree was growing in a mud lump without life, maybe a bird planted... it grew higher and higher, some branches fell to the ground to become aerial roots,  which grew new branches soon...  repeated and repeated like that... finally this banyan tree made a mud lump an island and a forest.

Can you draw inspiration from this natural forestation? now this small island in a river is a natural park protected by local government, located in China’s Jiang Men City.

The pictures are from here.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Long neck tribe

What kind of tribe is this long neck tribe? why have these women kept this ethical exotic customs for thousands of years? it's said local women all want to have long necks like their gods: long-neck dragons. In general local girls start to wear copper collars from 5 years old. 

Long Neck Tribe lives in a remote village, about 30 km away from Mae Hong Son Town of Thailand, here is very quiet like another world.

Because of the unique value in tourism, Long Neck Tribe not only has gained a foothold in Thailand, but also has become a famous controversial travel destination. In fact their necks are as long as ours, but their collarbone and shoulder bone have sunk due to the oppression of copper collars.

The pictures are from here.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Lake Baikal: the deepest & oldest lake in the world

Lake Baikal in Russia is the world's oldest lake, created thirty million years ago; also the deepest lake at a maximum depth of 1637 meters. Where water is particularly clear, so the ice is very transparent, you can see the fish, stones and plants in the ice, and so on.

The ice thickness of Lake Baikal reaches 1.5 meters to 2 meters, very enough to withstand 15 tons of cars. Many tourists are skating on the ice or riding a bike. But the ice in some areas will crack, you must be careful. Summer is the tourist season for Lake Baikal, many Europeans come here against the heat.

Local hostels are the kind of original modern log cabins, besides, local unique and delicious food is smoked fish, made of the autumn salmon of Lake Baikal. Winter travel tips: thick down jacket and trousers, waterproof hiking boots, warm caps, scarves and gloves, in addition it’s the best to take crampon and nonskid chain.

The pictures are from Link 1, Link 2, Link 3.