A. On December 27, 2012, we proceeded to see the World Heritage site Zhangjiaje National Park where the three thousand (3000) pillar-like formations pulling out of earth could be seen and is more popularly known as the site where the movie “Avatar” was predominantly taken;
A.1 We firstly took the bus leading to the foot of the one thousand feet (1000) elevator leading to the Huangshi Fort which took at least thirty (30) minutes;
A.2 After eating we proceeded to see the highest natural bridge connecting two peaks where I requested for a photoshot at the place where they sell locks which are deemed symbolic of good luck if the same would be attached to the railings;
A.10 Thereafter, due to our inability once more to see the supposed sights of Tianzi (
which means the “Son of Heaven” Mountain with an elevation of one thousand two
hundred sixty two point five (1262.5) meters we decided to take the bus leading to the
B. On December 28, 2013 we proceeded to the place where the Bao Feng Lake was
B.4 After lunch, we availed of the longest cable car to “ Tian Men Mountain” which took
thirty (30) minutes to reach passing through scenic spots to finally reach the big hole called the “Gate of Heaven”;
Travel Report in Sichuan
On December 27, 2011 we proceeded to Leshan to see the world’s biggest image of Buddha ( the first declared World Heritage Site to be visited). We together with at least ten (10) more Chinese tourists rode the ferry boat. We were told by Jason that it would take only about five (5) minutes to arrive at the site and the time frame within which to take photo would depend on the discretion of the captain of the ship.
At Mt. Emie( the second declared World Heritage Site to be visited) we checked in at another five-star hotel in the forest. I decided to avail of their luxurious wet bath comprising of Olympic swimming pool,Jacuzzi at varying water temperature ranging from 28,40 and 50 degrees Centigrade within the forest grounds or inside the spa building.
On December 28, 2011 it took us one (1) hour to reach the bus station which would bring us to the tip of Mt. Emie after two (2) hours of bus ride. Upon reaching the area that would commence the hike leading to the tip, we were told that the walk would reach another hour.
Travel Report to Assam, India
A.3.1 The person in charge told me that it would be impossible to yield to my request because of the complicated traffic situation in Guwahati and that nightfall would overtake us because of the distance yet to be travelled (which would be another three (3) hours as only a portion of the two hundred fifty (250) kilometre distance has been traversed ) to Kaziranga National Park and that the tribes would best be seen around the Park;
A.3.2 It may be worth mentioning that earlier in this trip when we were still in New Delhi I was even willing to trade of my original tour to Kaziranga National Park even at a grandiose expense or waste to the Majuli tour as I thought I would be seeing only animals in the package tour I would originally be joining and not the tribes (which include the Karbi, Bodo, Rahba and Miri) where I am more interested to see where the Majuli tour would focus on;
B. On March 4, 2013 we availed of the 0630 to 0730 elephant ride to witness the one-horn rhinos at the Park which was indeed in abundance prompting me to express my thanks once more to God for the privilege of seeing this animal which I learned are becoming extinct because of the high demand for its supposed horn based on the belief that it is an aphrodiasiac;
C.On March 5,2013 we woke up at 0500 and proceeded thereafter at the reception to secure our packed breakfast as we awaited Bodoy to pick us at 0600 for our trip to Majuli Island;
C.1 On our way to the ferry boat that would lead us to Majuli we passed through Jorhat which is the gateway to Upper Assam;