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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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Yunnan Province, China’s spectacular Shangri-La

Lijiang’s celebrated “Big Stone” Bridge must be the selfie-stick capital of the world. It’s a pretty spot in a picturesque town. As crowds jostle to strike a pose among the flowers and cobbles, few notice a nearby sign: “Don’t forget to keep civilised...
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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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Wuyuan-most beautiful countryside in China

Wuyuan(婺源), on the boundary of three provinces in Jiangxi's northeastern corner, has a landscape dotted with strange caves, deep secluded rocks and numerous historic sites. Wuyuan County is home to some of the best-preserved ancient architecture in China. Wuyuan, known as...
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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...
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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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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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Thousand Island Lake

Qiandao Lake (千岛湖 literally: "Thousand Island Lake"), is a huge reservoir covering an area of 580 square kilometers on the upper reaches of the Xin'an River, 160km from Hangzhou and Huangshan Mountain. It is an artificial lake formed as a result of being a reservoir for...
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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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Mount Fanjing: a sacred mountain in Chinese Buddhism

Fanjingshan, an other-worldly peak in China’s Wuling Mountain Range, is one of the newest natural wonders to have been added to Unesco’s ever-expanding list of World Heritage Sites. Unesco recognises sites that are considered to have “outstanding universal value” and...

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World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trail on Mount Huashan

As wonderful as Chinese tea is, it is definitely not something you’d closely associate with exhilaration, adrenaline and the fear of death. Mt. Huashan...
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Fujian Tulou

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The Township of Tongli

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Xi’an

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Chengdu

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Chengde Mountain Resort

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Temple of Heaven

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China’s Forbidden City

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Alishan National Scenic Area

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