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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Where to Travel in China

Though a well-knwon country for its wonderful scenery, for foreign friends, China is still quite unfamiliar, and for those of only limited time, they definitely want to visit the essence during their China travel, I do hope the following ranking list of Chinese travel spots can do you some help.

1. the Great Wall
It is a miracle in the history of construction, built early in the 3th century B.C., which spans around 2000 years.

one sentence in Chinese today “不到长城非好汉”,can you understand?
2. Guilin
As a Karst landscape of the largest scale and the most wonderful view, Guilin has left deep impression in Chinese literati and foreign tourists all along the history, which is famous for "Green Mountains","Clean Water" and "Odd Caves".
no matter pics in the morning, in the afternoon, in the dusk or at night, Guilin is always attractive  

3. the West Lake
Situated west of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, the West Lake is well-known at home and abroad, reputed as "Paradise on the Earth".

In China, the West Lake may be the most famous scenic spot charging no entrance fee.

4. Forbidden City
I think it is no need to say more about it, almost all of you have heard about it before--situated at the heart of Beijing, former residence and official site in China's Ming and Qing Dynasties, it is at a width of 750m from east to west and at a length of 960 from north to south, occupying an area of 720,000 sq.m, a masterpiece in ancient Chinese architecture.

How many key decisions are made here?

5. Suzhou
Enjoy the reputation of " Gardens in Jiangnan exceed all the others in the world, while Suzhou Gardens surpass those in Jiangnan". Together another crown that " In heaven there is the paradise, and on earth there are Suzhou and Hangzhou". Suzhou--a site worth a visit.

Those gardens in South China, different from those in the North, always keep me quiet and calm

6. Mt. Huangshan
Situated in South Anhui Province, crowned by its clouds, pines, hot springs and odd rocks. There is an old Chinese saying about Mt. Huangshan that " All the wonders get together in Mt. Huangshan", that is that, the Yellow Mountain boasts all the strong points of other mountains.

Guest-Greeting Pine

7. the Three Gorges
The Three Gorges is the general name of Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, there were rich in natural wonders, it is a pity that due to the construction of the Dam, quite a lot scenic spots are damaged or moved or even drown into the water forever.

Cliffs in Wu Gorge

8. Chengde Mountain Resort
Occupying the north part of Chengde City, taking an area of 5,640,000 sq. km, it is the largest imperial gardens and cultural relics scenic spot existing. Well combining pavillions, palaces, temples, towers, bridges, etc, it is a tridimensional scroll painting.

Wow, it is right the season to enjoy your summer break
9. Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses
North of Li Mountain, there hide a large-scale, unique-looking construction--the well-known Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Its excavation shocked the whole world.
terrific, while it is rude for those workers, can you image how many craftmen have devoted their lives to the tomb?

10. Riyuetan Pool
It got the name for it is divided into two parts by Guanghua Isle, the south one resemles the Moon and the north one likens the Sun, so it is renamed Riyuetan Pool (it formerly known as Shuiliansha). Riyuetan Pool is located at Shuishe Village in Taiwan, at an elevation of 748m, occupying an area of 116 sq. km, it is the most well-known natural pool in Taiwan.

Well, from this angle, these flowers seem more charming than the pool, right? Romantic entrance.


  1. These are amazing photos. Did you take them?

    What are the flowers in the 8th photo, do you know? :)

  2. i love your architecture and ancient treasures, but the photo of the pine against those cliffs is magnificent.

  3. Nice pictures!I wish I go to China someday...and very amazing the collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.i think it was a form of funerary art buried with the emperor whose purpose was to help guard his empire in his afterlife. Beautiful!!!! Greetings from Spain

  4. Thanks for your comments, the flowers or we'd rather call it leafs, they are lotus leafs, usually in full bloom in the summer and the flowers are in various colours, pink, white, yellow, etc, they are also a common image in ancient Chinese literature.
    Purplerain has summerized the reason of the construction of the tomb correctly, yes, Emperor Qinshihuang did intend to guard his empire in his afterlife through buiding these warriors and horses.

  5. China has so many interesting and beautifull places that would be nice to be able to see. Thank you sharing these. Your stoties and pictures are beautifull.