Beijing is the China's political, economic, cultural and educational center and the most important center for international trade and communications. It offers an unparalleled delight to travelers as they explore Beijing's ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development. Beijing has some of the most superb examples of Chinese architecture; no other place in China offers such a large number of old buildings. The biggest central square in the world - Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City - the largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex, a superbly preserved section of the Great Wall, as well as the largest sacrificial complex in the world - the Temple of Heaven, are just few of the tourists' attractions.
Chengdu is situated in the middle of Sichuan Province, the West Sichuan Plain. The inhabitants have a reputation in China for having a laid-back attitude and for knowing how to enjoy life. Landscapes, Temples and Business buildings are characteristic of this booming city, as well as the rich cultural heritage. Do not miss visiting Mount Qincheng, which is a World Heritage site.
Chongqing is a major city in southwestern China and one of the five national central cities. One of the more famous tourist spots is the Three Gorgest, a very scenic area that is located upon the Yangtze river. It is also the most frequently visited canyon throughout China. A high number of history landmarks cites are in the metropolitan area due to the World War II. Attractions involved: Chongqing Zoo, Stilwell Museum and Eling Park. The city Chongqing, with more than 3,000 years of vibrant history, is a gradually booming an economic center in Southwest China and a major water transportation route for the region as well as a famous tour destination.
Guangzhou is a famous historical city located in southern China on the Pearl River, about 120 km north-northwest of Hong Kong. It is known historically as Canton or Kwangchow, is the capital and largest city of the Guangdong province.
Guilin or "forest of Sweet Osmanthus" has long been renowned for its breathtaking beauty. The town is modern, clean and organized, and a good place to spend a day exploring several smaller hills within its boundaries. Located on the banks of the Li River, it boasts the largest and most beautiful scenic area in China, attracting thousands of visitors each year. The landscape is decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and is lined with bamboo. While in Guilin, don't miss the Jingjiang Princes City - a royal complex dating from the Ming Dynasty that lies near the center of modern Guilin. Other scenic spots around Guilin include: the Seven Star Park which has caves and a zoo, Camel Mountain and Elephant Trunk Hill, Piled Festoon Hill and Huangbu (Yellow Cloth) Beach.
Hangzhou is located in northern part of Zhejiang Province, at the southern Yangtze River Delta and west of Hangzhou Bay. It is known for its historic relics and natural beauty. One of Hangzhou's most popular sights is West Lake. It has some of Hangzhou's most famous historic and scenic places including historical pagodas, cultural sites, as well as beautiful landscapes of the lake and hills. Take a boat out to visit the lake's islands, or visit the ancient hillside Buddhist carvings of Feilai Feng and its temple.
Dating back from more than 800 years ago, the Lijiang old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. Its functioning canals that line the narrow winding alleys and the hundreds of years old Chinese architecture, retain much of their charm. Don't miss the Mu Palace - the palace where the Mu Clan ruled for over 400 years - a large complex that extends part way up the hill behind it. At the top there is a Daoist temple. Lijiang is also home to the Jade Water Village, a Dongba cultural centre and Lugu Lake, an important tourist attraction. Lijiang is also a very useful base for exploring the rest of Yunnan. From here you can travel north towards "Shangri-La" Zhongdian or Deqin, or take the trek on the Tiger Leaping Gorge in one of the most naturally beautiful areas of China.
Macau was both the oldest and the last European colony in China. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century and administered the region until the handover in 1999. Macau preserves many historical properties in the urban area. The Historic Centre of Macau, which includes some twenty-five historic monuments and public squares, was officially listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005. The most famous landmark is the Church of Sao Paulo (circa 1600). All that remains is the facade - the rest of the church was destroyed by fire in 1835 but it's worth climbing the imposing set of stairs to view the ruins up close, especially at night when the lit-up city is spread out below. The view of the city and countryside is fantastic. Don't miss the temples of the Goddess A-Ma and Lin Fong Temple.
Originally a fishing town, Shanghai became China's most important city by the 20th century and was the center of popular culture, intellectual and political intrigue during the Republic of China era. Today, Shanghai is the commercial center of China and has one of the most dynamic skylines in the world. Shanghai is a very beautiful city and has many interesting tourist spots such as parks, beautiful churches, temples, towers, gardens, museums and so on. A walk through some of the oldest streets of China is also very exciting. Some of the popular tourist attractions are: Chinese City, British Public Park, The Japanese Concessions, The French Concessions, Pudong, Jinmao Tower. It is a good starting point for a boat trip on the Huangpu river.
Shenzhen, the third most beautiful city in China!!!
Known as 'Peng Cheng' and conveniently located in the Pearl River Delta bordering Hong Kong to the South . Once a small fishing village now converted into a modern cityscape of a vibrant economy, which was made possible by rapid foreign investments in 1980's.
Shenzhen as the third most beautiful city in China, following Beijing and Hong Kong
Its astonishing architecture, modern boulevards, a plenitude of parks and open space invite you to walk around enjoying Chinese culture and lifestyle. Come visit fascinating Theme parks offering family fun and exceptional cultural experiences and please don't miss its outstanding shopping, accommodation and dining experiences
In the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of the Taihu Lake lies the 2500-year-old city of Suzhou, the cradle of Wu culture. Suzhou is a city of historical and cultural renown in the world, untouched by the passing of time. There is an old saying: "Paradise in Heaven, Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth" reflecting the delicate beauty and the charm of the natural scenery of hills and waters in Suzhou. Streets and alleys in Suzhou extend side by side with canals. Small bridges and flowing waters, white walls and dark gray roof tiles create a unique atmosphere. The picturesque Suzhou gardens are a typical demonstration of simple elegance. The Humble Administrator's Garden and the Lingering Garden in the city are listed in China's Four Most Famous Gardens and exert great influence on China's and even the world's garden architecture.
A major historical city, Xian is the political, economic and cultural center of Northwest China, but also one of the most important tourist cities in the country. The city is surrounded by a well-preserved City wall of Xian which was re-constructed in the Ming Dynasty and based on the inner imperial palace of Tang Dynasty. One of the most impressive sights is The Big Wild Goose Pagoda built in 652 AD. Other sights well worth visiting are: the Stele Forest, famous for its numerous historic inscriptions and stoneworks, the Shaanxi History Museum housing a large collection of artifacts and the city's Muslim quarter, a tourist shopping district, home to the Great Mosque of Xi'an. The Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and his Terracotta Army are located 40 km to the east, in the city's suburbs.
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