Mountains, rivers, lakes, desert, and all the living flora and fauna on the landscape - they always have a special place in our hearts.
Hong Kong played an important role in history of modern China. The Father of Modern China, Dr Sun Yat Sen who overthrown the Qing emperors and ended the imperial rule of over 2,000 years, was educated in Hong Kong, and planned his revolutionary activities in Hong Kong.
While the British were busy building up the Victoria City, the Chinese community becomes the 'China Town'. The building up of the Victoria City requires labour, and attracted poor Chinese from the mainland to come to make a living.
Hong Kong was called by Queen Victoria "a barren rock with nothing on it" when she was first colonised by the British. The British, European traders and merchants then worked hard to build up this Victoria City in the Far East, and eventually, she developed into a world metropolis today.
The ancient town of Dali in Yunnan province was used to be the residence of King Piluoge of the Nanzhou State (year 738-937). You can image the scale of Nanzhou Kingdom when looking at the present state of Dali. Unlike other ancient town, the local people still live there. They run their shops, do house work and social and network around this ancient town, and help keep the town in its original colour. There are three ethnic tribes in Dali: the Bai, the Dai and the Yi, each have their own different colourful costumes.