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Gulangyu Island, Xiamen

Overview and History Gulangyu Island Gulangyu Island situates in the southwest of Xiaman, with a 600m Lu River sitting between them, and it only takes five minutes to get there by ferry. Covering an area of 1.87 km2, it has...
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Wuzhizhou Island

Wuzhizhou Island, in Haitang Bay, has an area of some 148 hectares (366 acres). With an irregular butterfly-like shape and a total coastline of 5.7 km (3.5 miles), the island is about 38 km (24 miles) north-east of Sanya City. The island was known...
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Nanxun Water Town — the Most Authentic and Tranquil Town

Established 750 years ago, the Nanxun Ancient Water Town developed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) into one of the richest towns in China. Silk was the product which brought enormous fortune to merchants in the town. With the...
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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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Ruoergai Grassland

On the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in Sichuan, Ruogerai is fast gaining a reputation as a wildlife destination. Pallas’s cat and Chinese mountain cat are seen with regularity, along with Tibetan fox. At an altitude of 3,000 to 3,600...
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Yading Nature Reserve, Daocheng

Honored as the “last pure land on our blue planet”, Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve was first introduced to the world when the famous American adventurer Joseph F. Rock published an article and photographs of Daocheng in the National Geographic...
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Xu Xiake: the great Chinese traveler

A noted traveler and geographer of the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Xu Xiake, also named Hongzu (1587-1641), was born in today's Jiangyin of East China's Jiangsu Province. He studied the ancient classics as a small boy and learned to...

20 China Travel Tips

Exploring China can rattle even veteran travelers. And understandably so. It's a huge country with enough languages and dialects to leave even many native Chinese flummoxed at the thought of communicating away from home. But traveling away from the big cities isn't...

Frequently asked questions about Chinese Visa

1, Why do Chinese visas have different types and categories? A visa is the basis for the activities the holder may engage in while in China. In light of China’s laws and regulations, Consular Officers make the decision on what...

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 visa which is issued to travelers from certain countries. A tourist visa is usually valid...

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Top Four Ancient Towers

Yellow Crane Tower The Yellow Crane Tower(Chinese: 黄鹤楼) is a traditional Chinese tower located in Wuhan, in central China. The original site of the tower was...
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Shennongjia nature reserve

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