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Jilin Province Travel Guide

In early modern times the Jilin region was inhabited by groups of steppe and forest dwellers and was at times loosely united politically by leaders who presented tribute of furs, ginseng, and pearls at the court of the Ming emperors of...
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Inner Mongolia, green steppe, arid desert and lengthy sections of the Great Wall of...

Inner Mongolia is a vast territory that stretches in a great crescent for some 1,490 miles (2,400 km) across northern China. Its capital is Hohhot (Huhehaote). Han (Chinese) constitute the bulk of the population, and the largest minority population is that of the Mongols. Minor...
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Anhui – the province where the Yellow Mountain rises by the Yangtze River

The name "Anhui" derives from the names of two cities: Anqing and Huizhou. The abbreviation for Anhui is "Chinese: 皖" after the historical State of Wan, Mount Wan, and the Wan river. It is one of the country’s smallest provinces. The Yellow Mountains or Huangshan...
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Liaoning – economically advanced province in North Eastern China

Liaoning is a northern coastal province in Northeast China on the shore of Yellow Sea. It is the smallest but most populous province in the region. Liaoning Province, often called 'the Golden Triangle' because of its superior geographical location, includes boundaries on the Yellow Sea, the...
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Zhejiang : the Kingdom of Yue during the Spring and Autumn period

History and People The history of the province goes back to ancient times. Neolithic Hemudu Cultural Ruins dating back as early 7000 years ago is regarded as one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. During the Spring and the Autumn...
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Fujian province: Eight parts mountain, one part water, and one part farmland

Fujian province on the southeast coast of mainland China is bordered by Zhejiang to the north, Jiangxi to the west, Guangdong to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the east. The province is also known historically as Min, for the “seven Min tribes” that inhabited the area during the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BCE). Its capital is Fuzhou, while...
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Qiandongnan – Miao and Dong Minorities

In south central China’s Guizhou province sits Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, home to nearly four million people—approximately 50% from the ethnic Miao group, and 30% from the ethnic Dong people. The mountainous landscape is lined with terraced...
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Xinjiang

Xinjiang (新疆), officially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, is a provincial-level autonomous region of China in the northwest of the country. Under the Han dynasty, which drove the Xiongnu empire out of the region in 60 BC, Xinjiang was previously...
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Ningxia Hui Minorities Autonomous Region, the poorest region

Historically, Ningxia was a frequent seat of war and incursions by non-Chinese tribes. The region south of the Huang He was incorporated into the Qin empire in the 3rd century BCE, at which time walls were built throughout the area. Irrigation canals on...
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Qinghai: a province named after an inland lake

Qinghai is located on the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau. The Yellow River originates in the southern part of the province, while the Yangtze and Mekong have their sources in the southwestern part. Qinghai is separated by the Riyue Mountain into pastoral and agricultural zones in the...

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Qinghai: a province named after an inland lake

Qinghai is located on the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau. The Yellow River originates in the southern part of the province, while the Yangtze and Mekong have their sources in...
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Wuyi Mountains

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Harbin

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Niubei Mountain Travel Guide

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