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Mount Sanqingshan National Park

Mount Sanqingshan National Park, a 22,950 ha property located in the west of the Huyaiyu mountain range in the northeast of Jiangxi Province (in the east of central China) has been inscribed for its exceptional scenic quality, marked by...

Hongchun – ancient Villages in Southern Anhui

Hongcun (宏村 literally: "Hong village") is a village in Hongcun Town (宏村镇), Yi County, Huangshan City in the historical Huizhou region of southern Anhui Province, China, near the southwest slope of Mount Huangshan. Together with Xidi, the village became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Scenes from the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were filmed on location in...

Enshi Grand Canyon

The Enshi Canyon has a total length of 108 km (67 miles) and the total area is more than 300 sq. km (about 74,000 acres, or 115.8 sq. miles). As it’s only 1.7 miles wide, it makes the canyon...

Shennongjia nature reserve

Shennongjia Natural Reserve is a very famous place in China for at least two reasons. It's a treasure trove of wildlife renowned since Emperor Shennong, who visited the mountains searching for herbs and using a ladder to collect some...

Jiayu Pass – starting point of the Great Wall

Among the passes on the Great Wall, Jiayuguan(嘉峪关) or Jiayu Pass is the most intact surviving ancient military building. The pass is also known by the name the "First and Greatest Pass Under Heaven" (天下第一雄关), which is not to...

Zhangye – outpost along the silk road

Zhangye lies in the centre of the Hexi Corridor. The area is on the frontier of China Proper, protecting it from the nomads of the northwest and permitting its armies access to the Tarim Basin. During the Han Dynasty, Chinese armies were often engaged...

Gannan: A perfect getaway in NW China’s Gansu

Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is situated in the southwest of Gansu Province, neighboring Dingxi and Longnan in the east and Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in the north. It is bounded on the south by Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province in the neighborhood of Guoluo, and Huangnan Tibetan autonomous prefectures...

Qilian Mountains

The Qilian Mountains also known as Richthofen Range, (祁连山), together with the Altyn-Tagh (Altun Shan) also known as Nan Shan (南山, literally "Southern Mountains"), as it is to the south of Hexi Corridor, is a northern outlier of the Kunlun Mountains, forming the border between Qinghai and...

Qinghai Lake – the largest saline lake in China

Qinghai Lake is sandwiched between Hainan and Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures in northeastern Qinghai. The lake is located at the crossroads of several bird migration routes across Asia. Many species use Qinghai as an intermediate stop during migration. In the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE), Qinghai Lake was called the West Sea (西海),...

Huangguoshu Waterfall – one of the largest waterfalls in China

Huangguoshu (黄果树) Waterfall, is one of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia located on the Baishui River in Anshun, Guizhou province. Located in Guizhou province, Huangguoshu became one of China's first officially recognized national parks in 1982. It's...



Suzhou is famous for its Classical Gardens, collectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Suzhou, the cradle of Wu Culture, is a city with a history...

Fujian Tulou


Ruoergai Grassland

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