Huarui Danfeng Jianguo Hotel
Travel Blogs from Yueyang
... on our own, without a herd. We are learning that when the crossing sign is green it may or may not mean it is safe. We ended up caught in the middle of the street with the crossing sign turned red...that one definitely means it is not safe to cross. Thankfully a bus driver had mercy on us and slowed down so we could cross. Our first stop today, after our near death experience, was Mia's orphanage. Mia was excited for this and but not quite sure what to expect. A portion of ...
I had enough of lines so I decided to go to less touristy places the rest of the time I had off. The next day, I headed to Yueyang, where I would attempt to board a ferry to a mysterious island where a very special tea is grown. When you make it, the leaves stand up straight, like needles in your pot. Ok, so Yueyang is only 1.5 hours away. I got there at about 10:30 but got hopelessly lost in a crazy, smelly Chinese market. I was so traumatized I couldn't even take ...
06:45 wake up call again on the boat loud speaker system :( We had docked at Zigui. We had to leave the boat at 07:30 and took a squashed small bus with the other G group to Yichang. Here we spent the morning in a massive shopping mall, getting brunch and snacks before getting another more comfortable bus to the train station in Yichang. Here we took a fast train to Wuchang, where we had to leave the station and re-enter for the over night train ...
... br> Like the other two great towers of Jiangnan, Yueyang Tower is famous partly due to its literary associations, namely the piece Yueyang Lou Ji, loosely translated as Memorial to Yueyang Tower, written by renowned Song poet Fan Zhongyan at the invitation of his friend Teng Zijing, who in 1044 became local governor and rebuilt the tower, and subsequent play Yueyang Tower by one of the most renown Chinese dramatists Ma Zhiyuan in the Yuan Dynasty era.
Yueyang is a prefecture-level city (over 5-millon people) at the northeastern corner of Hunan province, South Central China, on the southern shores of Dongting Lake.
We visited an elementary school sponsored by Viking River Cruises. We were greeted and entertained by the children, we came prepared and gave boxes of crayons. The Yangtze River is causing minor flooding as we continue to head upstream towards the Three Gorges ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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