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The Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism

Wudang Mountains For centuries, the mountains of Wudang (武当) have been known as an important center of Taoism, especially famous for its Taoist versions of martial arts or Taichi. The first site of worship—the Five Dragons Temple—was constructed at the behest...
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Phoenix Ancient Town (Fenghuang)

'Fenghuang' is Chinese for 'Phoenix', the mythical bird of good omen and longevity that is consumed by fire to be re-born again from the flames. Phoenix Ancient Town is so called as legend has it that two of these...
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Chengde Mountain Resort

The Mountain Resort in Chengde ( 避暑山庄 literally: "Mountain Villa for Avoiding the Heat") is a large complex of imperial palaces and gardens situated in the city of Chengde in Hebei, China. Because of its vast and rich collection of Chinese landscapes...
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Wuyi Mountains

The Wuyi Mountains (武夷山) have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for cultural, scenic, and biodiversity values since 1999. The region is part of the Cathaysian fold system and has experienced high volcanic activity and the formation of large fault...
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China’s Forbidden City

China's Forbidden City The Forbidden City's outer gates, Beijing. Tom Bonaventure via Getty Images It can be easy to assume that the Forbidden City, that marvelous complex of palaces in the heart of Beijing, is an ancient wonder of China.  In...
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Lijiang

Lijiang (Chinese: 丽江) is a prefecture-level city in the northwest of Yunnan province. Lijiang is located in the northwestern portion of Yunnan and borders Sichuan. It is in a region where the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau converge. Owing to...
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Tibet

The history of a unified Tibet begins with the rule of Songtsän Gampo (604–650 CE), who united parts of the Yarlung River Valley and founded the Tibetan Empire. There are over 800 settlements in Tibet. Lhasa is Tibet's traditional capital and...
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Suzhou

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 of more than 2,500 years, tracing back to the later Shang Dynasty. While talking about...
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The terracotta army

The terracotta army was discovered by accident in 1974 at Xian, in China, when local farmers digging a well broke into a pit containing 6000 life-size terracotta figures. Excavation in 1976 revealed two further pits both filled with terracotta...
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Dunhuang

There is evidence of human habitation in the Dunhuang area as early as 2,000 BC, possibly by people recorded as the Qiang in Chinese history. Located in the western end of the Hexi Corridor near the historic junction of the...

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China Tourist Visa

China issues two kinds of tourist visas to foreign travelers - a family visit visa and a tourist visa. A tourist visa refers to a...
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Tonggu Village

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