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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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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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Zhouzhuang

Zhouzhuang is a popular tourist destination, classified as a C- scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. It is one of the most famous water townships in China, noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses and the...
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Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou (literally "Nine Village Valley") takes its name from the nine Tibetan villages along its length. The remote region was inhabited by various Tibetan and Qiang peoples for centuries. Until 1975 this inaccessible area was little known. Extensive logging took place...
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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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Visit to Tiantai Mountain

On the last day of March, I started from the west gate of Ninghai City. The sky is clear, clouds dispersed with the wind. I was pleased to see the scenery of mountains. After 15 kilometers, I arrived at...
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Xitang Water Town

Xitang Water Town, lying in Jiashan County in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, is a famous town with thousands of years of history. It dates back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC-476 BC) and the Warring States Period (476...
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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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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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Huangshan Mountain

Huangshan  is a mountain range in southern Anhui province in eastern China. Vegetation on the range is thickest below 1,100 meters (3,600 ft), with trees growing up to the treeline at 1,800 meters (5,900 ft). The area is well known for its...

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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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Chengde Mountain Resort

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Temple of Heaven

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Alishan National Scenic Area

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