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Anhui

Mount Jiuhua (九华山Jǐuhuá Shān; literally "Nine Glorious Mountains") is one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism. It is located in Qingyang County in Anhui province and is famous for its rich landscape and ancient temples.


Beijing

Nine Gates Snacks 2
It located in Xiao You HuTong’s corner near Hou Hai.

Xingwen Scene World Geopark
Xiwuzhmugin Scene
Qufu
Shenyang

Quinshan -gateway to watervillage
Jiangnan
Tiandon


Fujian

Taining Global Geological Park
Dajin Lake; Zhaixia Grand Canyon, NIne Dragons Tam


Hebei

Panjiakou Reservoir Kuancheng County - Underwater great wall


Henan

Nanyang Funiushan Global Geopark
Nanyang historical city


Gansu

Lanzhou (Lánzhōu) is a prefecture-level city and capital of Gansu province in northwestern China.
The Bingling Temple (Bǐnglíng Sì) is a series of grottoes filled with Buddhist sculpture carved into natural caves and caverns in a canyon along the Yellow River. It lies just north of where the Yellow River empties into the Liujiaxia Reservoir created by the Liujiaxia Dam at Yongjing, about 80km from Lanzhou.


Guangdong 广东

Danxiashan Global Geological Park

Zhaoqing 肇庆 - scenic


Guanxi

Beihai — Silver Beach
Jiuzhou Scenic Area
Huangyao Old Town
Bajiao Village / Valley — Those epic hills on the train from Guilin to Guiyang.


Guizhou

Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks (Wanfenglin), near Xingli City, is ranked by the China Geography Magazine as one of the six most beautiful peak forests in China.

Liupanshui in Western Guizhou has long-horns Miao people as well as many rivers. It is the called the Cool City.
http://www.chinadiscover.net/china-tour/guizhouguide/guizhou-liupanshui.htm

Itinerary : 10 Days of Guiyang - Kaili - langde Zhai - Baode Zhai - Nanmeng - Jiaomeng - Lei Country - Leishan - Xijiang village - Rongjiang - Congjiang - Sanjiang - Guilin

On the first day, after you arrive at Guiyang at Guiyang airport, you can take a bus to reach Guiyang railway station, after getting everything in good order, you can visit Jiaxiu Pavilion. Take No.1 or No.2 bus to Grand North Gate bus stop, you will see Jiaxiu Pavilion with more than 400 years’ history. Stay one night at Gymnasium hotel (Ti Yu) near to the railway station.

The next day, in the morning you will take a minibus named "Fan Jingshan" of Guiyang/Yuping to head for Kaili at the bus station nearby. You will reach Kaili on the way to Yuping after 3 hours. You may arrive there at around 11 o’ clock. Take a bus to enter the center of the city and you are advised to live in the Ying panpo national hotel. (Add: No. 53, the East Road of Ying Pan, Kaili; Tel: 08558220464) The rest day, you can take the bus to travel around the city.

The third day, you can take a bus to Lei country at Kaili Motor Transport Company (No. 25, the North Culture Road, Kaili City). Since the Langde is on the way of the bus journey, you should tell the conductor in advance that you would get off the bus at Langde Xiazhai. The ticket to Langde is 7.00 yuan per person and it just takes about 45 meters to arrive there. Please do not worry to miss your stop, for there is a large sign to indicate beside the road. After you get off, hike about 20 minutes (1.2 kilometers) to reach Langde Shangzhai, which is the major historical and cultural site. Its admission fare is around 15.00 yuan per person. There you can enjoy the natural views and the life style of our Miao minority people. You may enjoy the excellent natural and historical background just like you are in a dream. Beside, you may be attracted by the local dancing and singing. Leaving Langde along the road and hike towards the west direction and you will reach Bode village. It is also a small village and you can enjoy its pure and honest country beauty. Before you leave for Nanmeng, you should get a local guide, since you will pass a rugged path with many branches. Along the way, you can experience the mountain hiking. At last, you will arrive at another mountain village. Nanmeng village is famous for its featured Lusheng (a reed ripe wind instrument) Dancing and you can taste the waxberry and grape. You can stay one night there to feel the natural surroundings there.

The Fourth day, starting from Nanmeng stockade village, you will hike 2 kilometers mountain road to head for Jiaomeng village. The entrance fare is 40 yuan per person. Compared with Nanmeng, the villagers in Jiaomeng prefer to dance with timbale. You cannot miss their local cake made of sticky rice in the middle of November - the Miao festival. You can have meals during the family visit and leave there in the afternoon. After 4 kilometers, you will arrive at the main road where you can take the bus to Lei country bus station. But if you still have interests in the stocked villages, you can go on hike along the road. Gulu village and Maomao River are both beside the road. They are all located at the foot of a hill and beside a stream with wonderful country views. (Please protect the amazing environment there as a kind of respect. Thank you. ) Then, you can get the bus beside the road and return to Lei country. You can stay an overnight at the hotel in the opposite of the station. Time is enough for you to enjoy the local delicious grilled fish or hot pot.

The fifth day, after having breakfast, you may take a bus at the bus station to Lei Gong hill, which is our National Nature Reserve and National Forest Park. It is the ideal kingdom for the travelers, as it is not polluted and so charming. After your memorable trio on the forest, you are advised to go back to Lei Country and take a bus to another wonderful place - Xijiang. It is 36 kilometers far from Leishan country. There also lives Miao minority. You can see the local attic - Diao Jiaolou with the minority feature. Besides,there is a famous place in Miaozhai for making the silver jewelry and the embroidery, which may make you astonishing. After having a happy stroll around the village, you can stay at Xijiang village for the night. There is a National rest house and you may just spend 5-15yuan to stay an overnight there. But there is no bath room in the house, if you want to have a shower, you can go to the winery public bathing place, which is located in the opposite of the national rest house. The fare us just 2 yuan per person.

The sixth day, you can take a bus back to Lei country in front of the background of Xijiang Primary School. Take a bus back the Lei country. If you still have time and energy, you can take a bus from Lei country coach station to Rongjiang with 30 yuan. It will take you 4 hours to finish the whole winding mountain road. Rongjiang is the typical place where settled down many people of Dong minority. Upon you arrival in the afternoon, you should find a proper accommodation place first. You are recommended to stay at the Qingfeng hotel near to the Rongjiang Bridge. Its room rate is 50 yuan per day.

The seventh day, take a bus with 2 yuan to Chejiang town. You can go to visit the Dongzhai in Chejiang and appreciate the minority’s local conditions and customs. Then, it is easy for you to take a coach to Congjiang at Rongjiang bus station and the coach is available every 40 minutes. You will spend 3 hours and 15 yuan on this transfer. You will be transferred through the arterial highway and you will be attracted by the scenic beauty on the way. Find the hotel named Biantenglongge hotel near to the Congjiang Bridge, whose room fare is 50 yuan. Stay an overnight there.

The eighth day, you can hike about 6 kilometers to Basha Miaozhai village along the road or you can take a taxi next to the Bridge. Basha Miaozhai village consists of 5 natural villages and it is well - known as the living fossil of the culture in Miao minority. There you can appreciate the oldest wild and amazing culture of Miao minority. After your exploration there, you can take a bus beside the road back to Congjiang. The bus fare is 4 yuan. Stay for an overnight.

The ninth day, hike 10 kilometers to Gaozeng Dongzhai or you can take a motorbike with 2 yuan go there. You cannot miss the bridge of Rain & Wind and the drum-tower there. Then, go ahead to Xiaohuang dongzhai and enjoy the Chorus of Dong zhai. Turn back to Congjiang. The last day, take a minibus from Congjiang and proceed to Sanjiang. It will charge you 15 yuan and 4 - 5 hours before you arrive in Sanjiang, a wonderful place. At that time, you have entered Guangxi province. You can appreciate the famous Chengyangqiao - the Bridge of Wind & Rain in Dong minority there. Finally, take a coach at the passenger station to transfer to Guilin via Longsheng. Along the way, you can have stopover at Longsheng to enjoy the terrace there. After arriving Guilin, if you would like to have a trip in Guilin, you can check our Guilin tour in our city package for your reference. Your tour ends.


Hainan

Tongguling - TainFu YunLongWan Resort
Haikou - Capital
Sanya - Southernmost city on Hainan with tropical climate and Utsul Muslims.


Henan

Luòhé - Eatable city of China
Mount Song (Sōng Shān) with its epic pagadas, is one of the Taoist Five Sacred Mountains and is located in Henan province on the south bank of the Yellow River in China. Its summit is 1,500 meters above sea level.
Longmen Grottoes (lóngmén shíkū or Dragon’s Gate Grottoes) are located 12 km south of present day Luòyáng in Hénán province, China.
Yinxu (Yīnxū literally "Ruins of Yin") is the ruins of the last capital of China’s Shang Dynasty (1766 BC - 1050 BC). The capital served 255 years for 12 kings in 8 generations.
Rediscovered in 1899 it is one of the oldest and largest archeaological sites in China and is one of the Historical capitals of China and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Hubei

Wudang Mountains - World Heritage


Hunan province 湖南

Zhangjiajie prefecture  张家界
Wulingyuan 武陵源 3,100 tall quartzite sandstone pillars Best time to go?
Suoxi Gully - queen peaks, clear waters, mystery caves and deep valleys.
Huanglong Cave, Baofeng Lake, Ten-li Corridor, West Sea, Shengtangwan
Tianmen Shan
Emperor Mountian
Mt. Tianzi - Laoren Peak, Huanglong Spring, Longwang Cave, Lake of Heaven, Xianren Bridge, Shezi Cliff, Yubi Peak and Qianceng Cliff
Number 1 Bridge - huge natural bridge
Giant salamander nursing center


Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region

Alxa desert global geopark - Crazy sand dunes with the watrer in front and Namib style

  • alxa populus euphratica forest

Badain Jaran Desert - Western Inner Mongolia


Jiangsu 江苏

Zhouzhuang 周庄 in Kunshan county-level city, 30 km southeast of Suzhou
Zhouzhuang is a famous water townships, noted for its cultural background, well preserved ancient residential houses and elegant watery views.

Yangzhou 扬州 is known for Thin West Lake

Nanjing 南京


Jiangxi 江西

Jiangxi means “west of the Yangtze”.
Mount Longhu, China (Longhushan) 龙虎山 (near Yingtan 鹰潭)
Aleged birthplace of Taoism with many interesting temples, cave complexes, mountains and villages. The best-kept secret of Jiangxi tourism.

Jingdezhen and Yaoli - Capital of porcelain

Guifeng Peak

Mingyue Mountain

Ruijin - communist history

Wuyuan County (Travelogue CCTV9) - Seven hours from Shanghai
Likeng Village with Ming and Ching arhitecture and pleasant waterways
The Yu’s Family Ancestral Hall - Hui style architecture, wonderful wood.
Rainbow bridge - 800-year old, Song dynasty, coridor bridge (best in China)
Dazhang Mountain - waterfalls, 81.5% tree coverage, 82 brooks

Mount Lushan 卢山 UNESCO World Heritage Site

Wuyuan is a village endowed with rich ecological and cultural beauty eulogized by some as the most beautiful village in China. Although the accommodation and transportation conditions are not good in some places here, you can’t be too critical when traveling in this sort of tourist attraction, with well preserved ecological and cultural relics.

Wuyuan is located in the northeast of the Jiangxi province. With a forest coverage rate of 81.5%, Wuyuan enjoys an unscathed ecological environment. Wuyuan is the hometown of the famous philosopher Zhu Xi, the father of “Neo-Confucianism”. Here in Wuyuan, you can enjoy the elegant Hui Opera and charming tea making performances. The ancient architecture is another attraction in Wuyuan, where you can see unique walls, tiles and eaves.

Xiaoqi Village features elegant residences of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, tranquil and zigzagging lanes, paths paved with green cobbles, and dizzying ancient trees. It is one of the most charming ancient cultural and ecological villages in China.

First built in the year 787, Xiaoqi boasts many houses with a history of 600 years. These magnificent structures with their unique characteristics are precious treasures left behind by the forefathers of Xiaoqi.

The park for appreciating ancient rare trees in Xiaoqi has a collection of more than one thousand ancient camphor trees and firs. The park not only well demonstrates the ancient residents of Xiaoqi worshipping for green, but also beautifies the environment.

Qingyuan Village is the birthplace of Zhan Tianyou, a railway pioneer in China who lived during the end of 19th century. Brooks run through the village, and sheds are set up along aside these watercourses. Relaxing on a chair in one of these sheds, you may be unsurprised to hear that these chairs are known as “beauty chairs”. But it not just because of the beautiful scenery that is on display. The blissful relaxation that comes from putting your feet up is said to make people more beautiful. Sipping tea and chatting with the locals makes one feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of modern life

The Yu Family Ancestral Hall is located 30 kilometers northeast of the county of Wuyuan. The hall is a good example of the symmetrical style of presentation which was so popular during the Qing Dynasty. A forbiddingly unnatural style for some, it does admittedly create a magnificent and solemn atmosphere. The unique characteristics and fine craftsmanship of this hall have won it a reputation as a treasure-trove.

Likang village is an ancient settlement of the Li family. Surrounded by green mountains and blue water, Likang glows like a pearl in the azure sky. Residences dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties can be found nestled against the mountains, and add further color with their pink walls and black tiles. Rivers run parallel with the lanes of the villages and bluestone wells are dotted along the local paths. Various wooden and stone bridges also catch the eye. Here in Likang, visitors can easily be charmed by this picturesque view, consisting as it does of rapidly flowing rivers, arching bridges and the local people themselves.

Rainbow Bridge
The town of Qinghua is located in the north of Wuyuan county. It is rich in tourist sites, but it is the rainbow bridge which is the most beautiful of these sites. Built during the Song Dynasty, the rainbow bridge earned its colors because of its shapely appearance. No tourist can be disappointed as this is one rainbow that you can see whatever the weather.

Hongguan village is famous for the Hui Ink and a thousand year old tree. As early as the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the village of Hongguan was famous nationwide for its high quality ink. The homes of some of the finest ink masters of those times have been preserved even until today. By the village brook stands the ancient tree. Its girth measures 3.4m and it is 26.1m tall. As for the exact age of the tree, this is no definite answer. By the tree is a temple, on the pillars of which hangs a couplet which reads “as we try to figure out the age of the tree, the world has been changing over the times.” The Chinese interpretation of this is that the old tree has witnessed many changes over the past centuries.

The Mandarin Duck Lake of Wuyuan is the largest roosting ground for mandarin duck in Asia. With clear water and green mountains, the environment is quiet and beautiful. As an ideal habitat for mandarin ducks, it attracts large number of mandarin duck lovers every year: in China, mandarin ducks are symbols of lovers. Boating on the lake and sharing the leisurely lives of the mandarin ducks, Wuyuan has a magic all its own.(Text by Liu Yudan)

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Jilin

Try and visit Changbai, which is opposite Hyesan, North Korea, on the Yalu River. This river is quite narrow at times and you can see into North Korea.


Liaoning

Dalian 大连


Shandong

Jiaxing
Guanzhi - Hill of Longyan
Friendship Pass
Chonzuo, Guanxi
Qingdao


Shanxi

Naked terracota warriors in Xianyang


Shanghai

Ancient rivertowns of Zhujiajiao and Zhoushi on the outskirts of Shanghai
Ohel Rachel Synagogue
Yunnan Road
Jing’an Temple 静安寺


Sichuan

XingWen ShiHai National Geopark - Karst
Located in Xingwen County in southern Sichuan

Pearl Shoal Waterfall (Chinese珍珠滩瀑布pinyinZhēnzhū Tān Pùbù) is a waterfall located in Aba-Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in northern Sichuan Province (China)


Ningue: 8 best places for culinary artistry

ba Hai chia = 8 dishes from the sea
North coast = huang b’ao is the pearl
Shangshan = elephant mountain
Huhanjiu
fish pond


Xinjinag

Kanas Lake, Xinjinag
Altay


Yunan

Yuanyang County rice terraces, Yunnan


Zhejiang - bridge

Yiwu - Small commodities city with scores of markets with everything “Made in China.”

Hulunbeier - snow


Baiyin - Yellow River, mountains


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