China Travel Photo of the Day: The early bird (gets a free Freedur VPN account!)

Keeping songbirds in China is a tradition that dates way back to the Han Dynasty. All over the country, at 7:00 a.m. visit to the local park rewards early risers with a cacophony of delicate bird song from the teems of caged songbirds, whose owners bring them for a morning outing.

Shamian Dao in Guangzhou. To see more of Jonas’ photos, check out his Jonas in Chinaphotostream on Flickr. And while you’re at it, check out the full slideshow of all 600+ and counting entries into the contest. And next week, we’ll be doing a our first Freedur lucky draw. Everyone who has submitted photos to the contest by midnight Beijing time next Monday will be eligible to win a free Freedur VPN hookup! More after the jump…. If you’ve already got a VPN, they make great gifts. Or you could just wait until your present service term expires to start up with Freedur (who are, needless to say, the best… they’re who we use here at CT HQ, after all). Got some great some China travel photos? Then enter our Ctrip China Travel Photography Contest for the chance to win fantastic prizes and share your photos with the rest of the world—simply tag your Flickr photos with “ctrippic”.

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