A:I've never had a hot sand bath before.
B:Um... m.. m. It feels good.
A:At the seashore. I think.
B:What about Eastern Shandong? There is a long coast along that area. We can start from Qingdao.
A:Good. Qingdao beer and Laoshan mineral water are the world-famous. Every year many people make a tour there. It's a very beautiful city.
B :That's settled. After staying there for a couple of days we can take a ship to Yantai. Well spend a few days there, and from Yantai we can go to visit Penglai, Weihai, and Changdao.
A: Wonderful! I hope we will stay longer at the seashore.I real- ly like swimming in the sea and relaxing at the beach.
B:Me too. That's why we have chosen a tour along the coast.
A:When people talk about Suzhou, its uniqueness of gardens will often be their first topic.
B:You mean the gardens there are widely reputed?
A:Exactly. The Humble Administrator's GaI'den, Lingering Gar?den, the Master-of-Nefs GaI'den,the GaI'den of HaI'mony are all world-famous.
B : what's so special in the style that makes gardens in Suzhou different from any other gardens elsewhere?
A:It is the way by which ancient architects lay out things in the gardens that makes them unique.
B:l know there are towers, terraces, trees and ponds in the gardens.
A: Besides, gazebos, winding corridors, waterside pavilions, rockeries and grottoes are also standing side by side with them.
B: I'm really curious about how they were arranged. Chinese workmen were so creative that they made thousands or even more vistas in those tiny gardens.
A:Yes, their work is marvelous. And in Suzhou there are other historical sites. The popular haunts are the Hanshan Temple, Tiger Hill, Gentle Waves Pavilion and Lion Grove.
B:lt will be a satisfying trip there, I believe.
A:So do I.
A:I'm very excited that I can visit Hangzhou soon. I first got to know the name of this city in Su Dongpo's poem which says rain or sunshine, fog or snow, the West Lake in Hangzhou is serenely chaI'ming.
B:Yes, you know a lot about Chinese literature, don't you?
A:I'm doing some research on Chinese poetry.
B:Hangzhou has always been known as “the earthly para?dise. ”
A:Miss Li, Let's go to the West Lake first, OK?
A:What a beautiful picture! It is a good time to jog on the Bai Causeway and Su Causeway.
B:Here we are, the Solitary Hill. It's just like a green crown of the lake, isnl it?
A:You've got better imagination.
B:Thank you. Here is Fish Wonder at Huagang Crook and over there you can see miles of lotus flowers dance in the breeze as the sunset glow fringes the clouds. So we call It Lotus in the Breeze near Quyuan GaI'den.
A:Could we take a boat trip on the West Lake?
B : Of course. That's a good idea. And you'll know what is Three Pools Mirroring the Moon exactly. There are three small stone pagodas rising from the lake. On the night of the Moon Festival people place candles inside the pagodas. The reflections of the light imitate the real moon.
B:Yes,Hangzhou's tourist delight also include Lingyin Temple, in other woI'ds, Temple of Soul's Retreat, China Silk Museum and China Tea Museum and so on.
A : Here we are on the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. We can not only have a birds-eye view of the whole city, but also have a glimpse of Shanghai's past and present.
B:My god,this view is really breathtaking.
C : Look at those boats that we saw a moment ago. They seem so small now.
D:Wu,l didn't quite catch that. How tall is this tower?
A:It is 468 meters high and is the world's thiIrd tallest TV tower, after only the 553-meter CN Tower of Toronto and the 535- meter Moscow TV tower.
E: Miss Wu, why is this tower shaped like this, with all these globes?
A:The eight globes were designed in a special way to remind one of a Tang dynasty poem that compares sounds played on a plucked Instrument to Ma string of pearls dropping onto a jade plate'
A:These globes are actually built for sightseeing,dining and ho tel accommodations. The 20-room Space Hotel is located in the five small balls between the two large globes. Each ball has a suite and three standaI'd rooms on two levels, which are connected by a winding stairway.
E:It's really unbelievable.
A:If you look to the east,you can see the Yangpu Bridge,which is the longest cable-stayed suspension bridge in China. You can also see a lot of modern buildings not far from here in Lujiazui area. That is the 88-storey Jin Mao Building and over there is the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
B:l think that soaring Jin Mao Building can stand for Shanghai's economic boom.
A:l agree with you. Not only is it the tallest skyscraper in China, but also It represents the energy and determination of the people in Shanghai. The design of this gently tapered building embodies China's history and culture.
A:Mr Ying,could you tell me the tourist highlights in Taiwan?
B:My pleasure. The most popular ones are the Sun and Moon Lake,and Ali Mountains.
A:Oh,I know the Sun and Moon Lake was appraised to be one of the ten top scenic spots in China.
B:Really? But actually, It is really beautiful. It is also the largest fresh water lake in Taiwan.
A: Yeah, its name is elegant too. Well, what about Ali Mountains?
B:Ali Mountains is a famous natural forest park and a summer resort as well.
A:If I could go to tour there in summer,that would be marvel?ous.
B:Sure. Its four most beautiful sceneries are cloud sea, private tree,sun rising and cherry blossom.
A: What a breathtaking sight! Isn't It?
B:Look, on your right is Tiandu Feng, one of the three main peaks of Huangshan and also the steepest. On the way up, you can see a cliff called “Jiyu Bei”.
A:But I donl quite catch what you said about It.
B:l said the cliff was called “Jiyu Bei”,which means Carp's Backbone.
A:Oh, I see.
B:On your left is Lianhua Feng, or the Lotus Flower Peak, at a height of 1,860 meters. It's the highest peak of Huangshan. At its summits a rock only about six meters across. Famous pine trees such as the “Flying Dragon” and the “Twin Drag* ons” are found there.
A:That sounds very interesting. Shall we climb up the highest peak first?
B:That's a good idea. Let's go.