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Beijing:

Beijing (know as Peking before) is the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is the center of politics, culture and international exchanges and a modern metropolis full of vitality. The world's earliest description of Beijing came in the travel notes of Marco Polo, the young Italian traveler, in the 13th century. His observations of people's civilized and well-to-do life in Beijing and his admiration for the beauty of the city have for hundreds of years induced the reverie of numerous people about this ancient capital of civilization in the East. The history of Beijing as a city may be traced back to over 3,000 years ago. In 2008, Beijing will be the host of Olympic Games. It has become the most popular destination for international tourists to come to China.

Major tourist attractions: The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs and Hutong tour by 3 wheel rickshaw.

For more info, please visit our Beijing page.

Recommendation rating: 5


Chengde:An 18th-century imperial resort, about 250 km northeast of Beijing. Qing Emperor Kangxi and his successors built some 72 palaces there by the end of the 18th century, along with replicas of the Potala Palace of the Tibetan Buddhist lamas.

Recommendation rating: 4


Huhot:The capital of Inner Mongolia since 1952, it is known for its great grasslands with horse breeding, sheep herding, and cattle ranching. The native Mongolians are so hospitable and dance-loving people.
Recommendation rating: 3.5


Xi'an:

Known as Chang'an in ancient times, Xi'an is the capital city and the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of Shaanxi Province. It is also one of the newly industrialized bases in China. Historically, 12 dynasties across a time span of 1,000 years, including the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang, set their capital here. Xi'an was the starting point of the famous Silk Road. It was listed as one of the four ancient capitals in the world. Main tourist attractions include the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, old city wall, Great Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial Museum, Banpo Museum, Stele Forest, Mosque, Qianling Mausoleum, Famen Temple.

For more info, please visit our Xian page.

Recommendation rating: 5


Datong:

Don't get pissed off at the first sight of contemporary DATONG, the second largest city in Shanxi Province, situated in the far north, near the border with Inner Mongolia. Amid the blasted landscape of modern industrial China-coalmines, power stations and a huge locomotive factory--are some marvelous ancient sites, remnants of the city's glory days as the capital city of two non-Han Chinese dynasties. Yungang Grottos was listed in World Cultural Heritage Sites in 2000. Huayang Temple has a wonderful collection of Buddha sculptures.

Recommendation rating: 4


Pingyao:

A well-preserved and prototypical ancient city of China. "Pingyao Ancient City is an outstanding example of city for Chinese Han nationality during the period from Ming to Qing Dynasty (1368-1911). The city has maintained all its features and showing an unusual complete picture for changes and developments of society, culture, economy and religion." from the report of UNESCO.

Recommendation rating: 4.5


Dunhuang:

 Having served as a hub of transportation on the Silk Road and a center for political, economic and cultural exchanges between the east and the west through the ages, it has earned its reputation as a famous historical and cultural city of a national caliber. The Mogao Grottoes scooped into mountain cliffs 25 km southeast of Dunhuang, has found its niche on the UNESCO list of the world's cultural heritages for its 1,600 years of accumulation of cultural, architectural and art treasures.

Recommendation rating: 4  


Urumqi:

The "Shining Pearl On the Ancient Silk Road" that is translated as "a beautiful prairie" in Mongolian language. The breathtaking views and sweet smell of fruits drift in the air to make Xinjiang a special place beyond the Great Wall. In recent years, it has become a unique destination for business and leisure to facilitate an exchange between East and West, which has become a melting pot for all nationalities. Tianchi Lake, Nanshan Pasture, Poplar Valley and the customs of Kazakstan people compose a beautiful picture around the city.

For more info, please visit our Silk Road page.

Recommendation rating: 4  


Turpan:

The oasis (328 feet below sea level) is known as a "Furnace Town". Its summer temperature soars regularly into the 100掳 are particularly interesting for their series of narrow conic karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls. Main attractions consist of ancient cities of Gaochang and Jiaohe, Astana Tomb, Bezklil Grottos, Emin Minaret, Flaming Hill and Karez system (underground water project), and you can also try the sweetest fruits produced at the desert oasis.

Recommendation rating: 4  


Lhasa:

As one of the first famous historical and cultural cities in China, it has been dubbed as a "city in the air" on the "roof of the world". Lasa (Lhasa), a city of wonders, is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. "Lasa" means "sacred place" in local dialect. It has abundant sunshine; hence its reputation as the Solar City. It is a center of politics, economy, transport, and religious activities. There are many places of interest in Lhasa such as the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, Sera and Drepung Monastery.

For more info of Lhasa, please visit our Lhasa page.


Recommendation rating: 4 


Shigatse:

also called as Xigatse, means "fertile land" and stands at the junction of the Yarlong Tsangpo and Nyangchu River. It used to be the capital of Tsang. The 600-year-old city is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, who is one of the two prestigious spiritual leaders in Tibet and the abbot of the Tashilhunpo Monastery. About 300 km from Lhasa, it is an important stop between Lhasa and west Tibet where pilgrims often come across.

Recommendation rating: 4  


Chengdu:

The capital of Sichuan Province, is renowned for its fertile land and agricultural wealth which have earned the city the nickname "Storehouse of Heaven". It is a well-known city with a longstanding history and civilization, also named as City of Brocade and City of Hibiscus. The hot-spicy cuisine and authentic teahouse culture have become the integrated part of local people's life. For giant panda bear lovers, here you will have an easy access to semi-wild or wild environment to see them. Besides, Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha situated not far from the city are the other major attractions, and were listed in World Heritage Sites in 1996.

For more info about Chengdu, please visit our Chengdu page.


Recommendation rating: 5  


Jiuzhaigou:

The remoteness of the region and the poor transport connections have kept it clean and relatively untouristed. Stretching over 72,000 ha. in the northern part of Sichuan Province, the jagged Jiuzhaigou valley reaches a height of more than 4,800 m, thus comprising a series of diverse forest ecosystems. Its superb landscapes are particularly interesting for their series of narrow conic karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls. Some 140 bird species also inhabit the valley, as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda and the Sichuan takin. And it was listed in World Heritage Sites in 1992.

Recommendation rating: 4.5  


Chongqing:

The youngest municipality under the direct jurisdiction of Central Government. It is the largest industrial and commercial city in southwestern China and the economic center of the upper reaches of Yangtze River. Chongqing has got the renown as a " mountain city" because of its buildings on hillsides and mountains surrounding the city. The weather in Chongqing is often cloudy and misty, hence another nickname " the fog city". It is one end of fantastic Yangtze River Cruise.

Recommendation rating: 4.5


Kunming: 

The fast-modernizing financial, political and transportation hub still manages to retain much of its former charm and acts as a convenient starting place for expeditions out into Yunnan's wilder areas-Xishuangbanna in the south, Dali in the west and Lijiang in the north. There is a host of temples, tombs and monastery ruins scattered around the hills and plains that surround Kunming, reflecting this important city's 2,000-year history. Stone Forest is a major attraction to tourists.

Known as "Spring City" it has a mild climate with flowers all year around. And don't forget the food: Kunming features a great variety of eating choices, from roadside hawker stalls to deluxe dining in five star restaurants.

For more info about Kunming, please visit our Kunming page.

Recommendation rating: 4  


Dali:

One of the few places in China where you can well and truly take a vacation from traveling. It is a small town, which has preserved some cobbled streets and traditional stone architecture within its old walls. Now it is becoming a Mecca for the travelers, but it's easy enough to escape the crowds on the narrow backstreets lined with old stone house.

Recommendation rating: 4.5  


Lijiang:

The main habitat for Naxi people, it is kind of an escape from dusty air and noise from traffic after days of travel in China. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Old Dayan Town, Black Dragon Pool, Jade Peak Temple and nearby Tiger Leaping Gorge are the interesting sites for you to explore. The UN was so impressed by the survival of Ljiang that it has place all of Lijiang County on the World Heritage Site list.

Recommendation rating: 4.5  


Kaili:

A gateway to the minority areas of southeastern Guizhou. In the area you can explore the some different minorities villages including Dong, Miao and Yao. Minority's unique costumes and their talents of building wooden structures can always be the focus of travelers.

Recommendation rating: 4


Mount Taishan:

The object of an imperial cult for nearly 2,000 years, and the artistic masterpieces found there are in perfect harmony with the natural landscape. It has always been a source of inspiration for Chinese artists and scholars and symbolizes ancient Chinese civilizations and beliefs.

Recommendation rating: 4 


Guilin:

The Mecca for landscape tours. Famous for its typical limestone formation, it welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Countless Chinese and overseas people have left their "foot prints" including famous poets, painters, great travelers, scientists, and heads of states. The Li river cruise brings visitors in touch with the fantastic scenery around Guilin, which is considered to be an art gallery as natural scenic wonders unfold on both banks of the river. Other main attractions are Elephant Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill and Longji rice terraces & minority villages, etc.
For more info about Guilin, please visit our Guilin page.
Recommendation rating: 5


Qufu:

The birthplace of Confucius, the great philosopher, politician and educator of the 6th-5th centuries B.C.. Built to commemorate him in 478 B.C., Confucius Temple has been destroyed and reconstructed over the centuries; today it comprises more than 100 buildings. The cemetery contains Confucius' tomb and the remains of more than 100,000 of his descendants. The small house of the Kong family developed into a gigantic aristocratic residence, of which 152 buildings remain. The Qufu complex of monuments has retained its outstanding artistic and historic character due to the devotion of successive Chinese emperors over more than 2,000 years.

Recommendation rating: 4


Luoyang:

Founded in 1200 BC, it was the capital of 10 dynasties and once the center of the Chinese world. There are reminders of Luoyang's historical greatness scattered about town. The grottos of Longmen (listed in World Heritage Sites) contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art. Shaolin Temple famous for its marial arts is another tourists' attraction in this area.
For more info about Luoyang, please visit our Luoyang page.
Recommendation rating: 4.5


Mount Huangshan (Yellow mountain):

Known as "the loveliest mountain of China", was acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history. Today it holds the same fascination for visitors, poets, painters and photographers who come in pilgrimage to this enchanting site, renowned for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of a sea of clouds.
For more info about Huangshan, please visit our Huangshan page.
Recommendation rating: 5  


Wuhan:

The only city on the Yangtze River that can truly be said to lie on both sides of the river. It is one of the largest cities in China with a population of more than 4 million. Situated in the northwest of Hubei Province. Located to the northwest of Wuhan, Mount Wudangshan boasts an impressive landscape and Taoist buildings from as early as the 7th century.

Recommendation rating: 3.5


Shanghai:

China's most populous metropolis is a giant of a city that has been snoozing for the past few decades. Right now, Shanghai is more alive, more kicking and more optimistic than any city in China. It is in the middle of a building boom that is unprecedented, not just in China, but possibly in the entire world. And yes, there are a lot of cranes.The famous Bund, once known around the world as Asia's Wall Street, is being restored to its former glory. Across the water rises Pudong, a gleaming financial city of glass-and-steel towers. Only 10 years ago it was nothing more than a few vegetable plots.

For more info about Shanghai, please visit our Shanghai page.


Recommendation rating: 5


Suzhou:

Situated in the eastern province of Jiangsu, at the lower reaches of the Grand Canal, Suzhou's reputation as the maker of the world's finest silk attracted the rich and famous from all over China. In the Ming and early Qing dynasties, wealthy traders, scholars, officials and merchants, eager to escape the eyes of the imperial court in neighboring Hangzhou, settled in Suzhou. And as they came, they built gardens ... beautiful water gardens, collectively known as "The Gardens of Suzhou".

Recommendation rating: 4.5


Hangzhou:

The capital of Zhejiang Province. She is the southern end of the Grand Canal and one of China's seven ancient national capitals. When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he acclaimed, "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world". There is also a popular saying: "Above there is heaven, below there are Hangzhou and Suzhou."

Hangzhou's "heavenly" beauty attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists to its exquisite West Lake (Xi Hu) vicinity each year, to enjoy the placid lake, beautiful gardens, reflecting pools, lavish temples and friendly lakeside teahouses. Hangzhou is also famous for silk and tea. Main tourists' attractions include West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak, Pagoda of Six Harmonies, Yue Fei Tomb, Baoshu Pagoda, Huanglong Cave and Hulong Well.

Recommendation rating: 4.5


Wulingyuan Scenic Area:

The mountains here have gradually eroded to form a peculiarly spectacular landscape of craggy peaks and huge rock columns rising out of the luxuriant subtropical forest. There are waterfalls limestone caves, fresh clear streams and rivers suitable for organized rafting trips. The region is also noted for the fact that it is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species. And not far from here, Shaoshan is the birthplace of the late Communist leader of China- Mao Tsedong.

Recommendation rating: 4


Jingdezhen: An ancient town once famous for the manufacture of much-coveted porcelain, which is regarded as " the Capital of Chinese Ceramics".

Recommendation rating: 3.5  


Mount Lushan:Located in Jiangxi. Along with Buddhist and Taoist temples, some foreign settlers left a fascinating hotchpotch of colonial buildings, from quaint stone cottages reminiscent of southern Germany to small French-style churches and more grandiose hotels built in classical Victorian style, all of which blend into a strikingly beautiful landscape.

Recommendation rating: 3.5
 


Mount Wuyi:

An attractive region of rivers, crags and forests. The serene beauty of the dramatic gorges of the Nine Bend River, with its numerous temples and monasteries, many now in ruins, provided the setting for the development and spread of neo-Confucianism, which has been influential in the cultures of East Asia since the 11th century.


Recommendation rating: 4


Yongding and Nanjing:

An out-of-the-way place in southwest Fujian. Its unusual architecture, known as "earth buildings", is kind of large, circular edifices, which were built by Hakka moved from North China escaping severe persecution hundreds of years ago for security and defense of the whole family. It is said that the buildings once misled US Army to think they were China's new missile bases during the Cold War.

Recommendation rating: 4  


Sanya:

A tourist resort on the southern tip of Hainan. It is the best place in China for you to enjoy the tropical sea, sunshine and sand, although in winter it may get a bit cool. This is a safe and sound alternative to all western beach addicts.

For more info about Sanya, please visit our Sanya page.

Recommendation rating: 4.5  


Guangzhou (Canton):

The largest and most flourishing industrial and foreign trade center in south China. A China Export Commodities Fair is held in Guangzhou in the spring and autumn every year. Guangzhou has a humid subtropical climate, and flowers bloom there all year round; hence its name as the City of Flowers. People living in Guangzhou regard themselves as the best gourmet in this country. But no one can challenge the fact that Guangzhou is the dining paradise. Cantonese cuisine is noted for its freshness, tenderness, smoothness and crispiness. Main tourist attractions include Ancestral Temple of Chen Family, Flowery Pagoda in Liurong Temple, Baosheng Temple, Ancestral Temple in Foshan and hot springs in Conghua.

For more info about Guangzhou, please visit our Guangzhou page.


Recommendation rating: 4.5


Hong Kong:

 Today Hong Kong has become a great international trading post, a powerful manufacturing base and one of the world's largest financial centers, and also of course, a shopping paradise for tourists. The first thing that strikes most visitors to Hong Kong is the very different cultures and societies at work here. It would be easy to dismiss Hong Kong simply as a fascinating combination of East and West but it is much, much more than this with a unique and distinctive culture of its own.

For more info about Hong Kong, please visit our HK page.


Recommendation rating: 5

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Destinations featured with their culture and history:
Beijing , Chengde , Chengdu , Chongqing , Datong , Dunhuang , Hongkong , Jingdezhen , Lhasa , Luoyang , Pingyao , Qufu , Shanghai , Urumchi , Wuhan , Xi'an , Yongding
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Guilin , Jiuzhaigou , Mount Huangshan , Mount Lushan , Mount Wuyi , Sanya , Wulingyuan
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Dali , Hangzhou , Hohhot , Kaili , Kunming , Lijiang , Suzhou , Mount Taishan , Shigatse
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