Ten Places You Must Visit in China
China is country who has a long history and is developing quickly. She will give you a big surprise with both her cultrual heritage and beautiful natural landscape. 1.Beijing Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is unarguably the heart of the nation's politics, culture and international exchanges. It is a fast changing and modern city full of vigor. Beijing is one of the six ancient capital cities in Chinese history. Tiananmen Square,the Great Wall,Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace,Beihai Park,Ming Tomb, Hutong, Lama Temple,Beijing Capital Museum etc. 2. Shanghai As the largest city in China, Shanghai is located in central-eastern China, confronting the East China Sea. Shanghai is mainly sectioned into two parts: Pudong (east of the Huangpu River) and Puxi (west of the Huangpu River). Pudong is the new development zone. Shanghai has two airports - Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. Shanghai Pudong International Airport caters for international flights while Hongqiao for domestic flights. Top attractions in Shanghai include: Shanghai Bund, Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Xin Tian Di, Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Huangpu River etc. 3. Xian Xi'an, also called Changan is the largest city in north-west China. It had served as the nation's capital for 13 dynasties such as Western Zhou (11th century BC-771BC), Qin (221BC-206BC), Western Han (206BC-24AD) and Tang (618-907) for more than 1000 years. It is famous for historical importance. In Xian you can visit: Terra-cotta Army, Banpo Museum, Huaqing Hotspring, City Wall, Big Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi Provincial Museum, Xian Great Mosque, Forest of Stone Steles Museum etc. 4. Yangtze River Yangtze River cruises is a must for those who look for romantic travel. Yangtze River is coming through the mountains and the cities from the west to the east, finally blending into the East China Sea near Shanghai with a total length of more than 6300 km, ranking the third largest rivr in the world, only after the Nile and Amazon. Yangtze River and Huang River is our mother rivers. You can also visit ciies along the big river such as Chongqing, Yichang,and Wuhan. Three Gorges Dam is also available for your visit. 5. Lhasa Lhasa of Tibet is well known as "the Roof of the World". It has turned into an exciting land both for normal tourists, climbers and adventurers coming from all over the world. Travellers are looking for the unique things of snow mountains, mysterious religions, exotic customs etc. Lhasa is the political and cultural center of Tibet. Lhasa in Tibetan means "The land of gods". In the time of information, people can easily reach the mysterious destination by jet aircraft, now even trains! Potala Palace, Nobulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Jokhang Temple etc must not be missed. 6. Guilin Lying by the banks of the Li River, Guilin has become famous both at home and abroad for its intriguing natural views: green hills, featuring rockeries, clean water, unique caves,stones of many shapes. Many ethnic minorities inhabit here. The main minorities are the Zhuang, Yao, Hui, Miao, Mulao, Maonan and Dong. They add a lot of colour to the cultural life of the city. The Li River, the Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Guilin Folded Brocade Hil, Fubo Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Solitary Beauty Hill, Longji Terraced Field in Longsheng, Fengyu Cave in Lipu County ect are worth your visit. top 7. Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhaigou nestled in the valley of the mountains in the area of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in the northwestern Sichuan Province. Jiuzhaigou is a fairyland named after the nine Tibetan villages in the valley. The valley is about 50 kilometers long. In 1992, It was listed as the world natural heritage of UNESCO. Important places and sites in Jiuzhaigou include: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Qingchengshan & Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Emei Mountain and Giant Buddha of Leshan, Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, Huanglong etc. 8. Lijiang Listed as UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage, Lijiang is located in Yunnan Province of south China. It is an ancient town with the history of more than 1,300 years. Lijiang is inhabited by Naxi people, local people for a long history. It lies on a plateau at 2,600m above sea level. Lijiang is well noted for its natural scenery, fresh air and green vegetation. Its Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the nearst snow moutains close to the living place in the world. The old town mixes naturally with the natural scenery. The local Naxi people have developed a culture called "Dong Ba Culture". Classical Naxi music is regarded as the "living musical fossil" due to its long history. Yulong Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge is near the site. 9. Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie City is situated on the west mountains area of Hunan Province. UnderZhangjiajie City, there is an administrative district called Wulingyuan District where the world famous Wulingyuan Scenic Area is. The Wulingyuan Scenic Area is divided into three sections: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park; Tianzi Mountain and Suoxi Valley. Most of the travellers prefer staying at the Wulingyuan area instead of the city center of Zhangjiajie City. In December of 1992, Wulingyuan was listed in the World Heritage of UNESCO. 10. Wutai Mountain Wutai Mountain is located at the northeast part of Shanxi Province. It has the longest and most prestigious history in the four well-known Buddhist Mountains. The mountain is actually a cluster of five terrace-like peaks -- East Terrace, West Terrace, South Terrace, North Terrace and Central Terrance, hence the name Wutai (Five Terraces). The North Terrace is the highest peak -- about 3,058 meters above sea level -- and is named as the Roof of North China. Wutai Mountain covers 2,873 square meters, spanning more than 100 kilometers. In June,2009 the mountain came into the list of the world cultural heritage of UNESCO.