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Travel with movies in the end of 2010

The end of 2010 sees three blockbusters Let the Bullets Fly, If You Are The One 2 and The Orphan of the Zhaos, which are sure to take crowds to the telies.

Let the Bullets Fly

The movie Let the Bullets Fly was shot in Kaiping in Guangdong Province, which has originally been a region of major emigration abroad, and a melting pot of ideas brought back by overseas Chinese. The Watchtowers of Kaiping were first constructed in the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Initially they were constructed to guard against floods and by 1920s and 1930s were more than 3,000 of these structures. Now about 1,466 watchtowers have been left intact. Many of them incorporate architectural features from China and the West.

Transportation: visitors can take a passenger coach or drive a car from Guangzhou to Kaiping. The journey takes about 2 hours.

MaXianglong towers

Admission fee: 50 yuan

Opening hours: 08:30 – 17:30

Zilicun towers

Admission fee: 50 yuan

Opening hours: 08:30 – 17:30

If You Are The One 2

The movie If You Are The One 2 was shot in the tropical city of Sanya in Hainan Province. The amazing Sanya Tropical Paradise Forest Park attracts moviegoers much more than the story itself.


Located in the Yalong Bay National Resort district, the Sanya Tropical Paradise Forest Park is an international first-rate standard ecopark& resort. Covering an area of 1,506 hectares, it is the first forest park in Sanya built according to the standard of the National Forest Park. The vegetation type is mainly of tropical rain forest. It is rich in biological, geographical, astronomical, water and human resources. Visitor can go there for mountain climbing, survival training, mere tourism, health preserving, science education and folk culture experience.

Admission fee: 175 yuan


Take the special tour bus from Xizhan to Yalong Bay; or take Xinguoxian double-deck bus from Tianya Haijiao (edge of the sky and rim of the sea) to Yalong Bay.

The Orphan of the Zhaos

There are two scenic sights in The Orphan of the Zhaos. The old one is Cangshan Mountain, where Cheng Ying hid the orphan in the legend. The new one is the City of the Spring and Autumn Period. The two scenic sights are totally different in style but both worth a visit.

Cangshan Mountain

Located eighteen kilometers to the north of Yu county, Yangquan in Shanxi Province, Cangshan Mountain is not the true shooting place of the film The Orphan of the Zhaos, but it was the legendary place where Chengying hid the orphan Zhao Wu. Cangshan Mountain is a branch of Taihang Mountain. The mountain has a reputation for its scenic beauty, where peaks face each other.

Cangshan Temple, built in Yuan Dynasty (1279–1368) and repaired in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties can still be found in the mountain. Today, the temple is well preserved and holds the mountain gate, memorial archway, palace and pavilions. As a historical famous tourist spot, Cangshan Mountain attracted many patriotic scholars including Gu Yanwu and Fu Shan to chant poems.

Admission fee: 80 yuan

Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:30

Transportation: take a minibus from Yangquan city to Yu county, and change the No.1 tour bus to Cang Mountain.

The City of the Spring and Autumn Period

As the shooting base of The Orphan of the Zhaos, the City of Spring and Autumn Period (770BC–476BC) is the most complete movie base set upon the Spring and Autumn Period in China at present. It is located in Xiangshan county, Ningbo in Zhejiang Province. Designed by the story of The Orphan of the Zhaos, it can be divided into the city wall, city tower, Taoyuan Palace, Gongsun Mansion, Zhuangji Mansion, Tu’an Mansion, Zhaodun Mansion, military camp, streets and square.

Admission fee: 60 yuan

Transportation: take the minibus from Xiangshan Bus Station to Xinqiao, and get off at Chunqiu Zhanguo Cheng (The City of the Spring and Autumn Period).

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