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China is a country that is rich in culture and historic sights. Almost a hundred of Chinese cities are home to priceless landmarks such as ancient monasteries, squares and museums. Beijing, the capital of the country, is the location of the famous heritage site – Forbidden City. The buildings in this city were constructed mostly in the 15th century and amaze visitors with their elegant and sophisticated style. This part of Beijing is surrounded by a thick wall. Inside the wall, there are several thousand different buildings, many of which have been turned into museums. Their exhibitions include a collection of emperor’s artefacts, marionettes, watches, ceramic items, paintings, statues and other pieces of art. There are many more interesting sights in the city, for example, Tiananmen Square, which is one of the biggest squares in the world, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the White Could Temple, Zhengyangmen, Summer Palace, Zhoukoudian and Ming Tombs.
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Beijing is not the only city of China with rich history. Xi’an is one of oldest cities in China. It is famous for the Museum of Terracotta Army. The exhibition of the museum is dedicated to a magnificent collection of figures that depict warriors. These terracotta warriors were used as a decoration of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Archaeological excavations never stop in this city as several ancient settlements were discovered in Xi’an. The artefacts found during such excavations can be seen in local museums.
Guangzhou is one more large historic centre of the country. There are several important places of interest there – the building of the Guangzhou Folk Art Museum, Huaisheng Mosque, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Sacred Heart Cathedral and many more. Guangzhou is also famous for its popular beach resorts as local climate is perfect for this kind of rest. Copyright
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Hong Kong is an internationally famous gateway city. Travellers will find here wonderful markets, shops and restaurants. When it comes to sights of the city, Man Mo temple is one of most popular destinations. There are also several museums in the city – the Museum of Astronautic Science, the Museum of History, museums of culture and archaeology, several galleries and exhibitions. Hotel Peninsula is one of most famous modern buildings in Hong Kong. Besides that, there are several botanic gardens, nature reserves and greenhouses in the city.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of China
♥   National Park 'Dongsha' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kenting' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Kinmen' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in China
♥   Restaurant 'Da Dong (iapm)' Shanghai. Type - Chinese. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'De Xing Guan (Guangdong Road)' Shanghai. Type - Shanghainese. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Din Tai Fung (Shanghai Centre)' Shanghai. Type - Shanghainese. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Ding Te Le Zhou Mian Guan' Shanghai. Type - Noodles and congee. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Dining Room' Shanghai. Type - European. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of China
♥   Castle 'Shanhaiguan Castle' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in China
♥   Palace 'Ming Imperial Palace' Nanjing. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Mountain Resort' Chengde. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Mukden Palace' Shenyang. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Norbulingka Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Potala Palace in Lhasa' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in China from our review series

Xinyi Town

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
In China, there is an amazing town of Xinyi that got its name after the river that is flowing nearby. This place attracts travelers with its exotic landscapes. There is no coincidence that Miss World competition has being held there for many years. Fabulously picturesque deserted beaches and exotic gardens wait for holidaymakers. The resort has a lot of high-class hotels and restaurants that will delight even the discerning travelers.

There are entertainment options for everyone. Most tourists often spend time at the beaches. In the morning and in the evening, vacationers walk around the neighborhood and look for natural and architectural attractions. A pleasant surprise awaits for those who love shopping. The town has many shops, where you can buy silk and Chinese tea of ​​the … Read all

Yangshuo Town

From the series “Small flamboyant towns painted with Van Gogh colors”
Yangshuo is one of those towns of the world, where everyone wants to stay forever. It is framed by high mountains, which are covered by a thick vegetation during warmer months. Many people appreciate Yangshuo for fabulously beautiful scenery. Swift streams and rivers with crystal clear water flow between high limestone cliffs. These beautiful places are very popular among fans of outdoor activities. Enthusiasts of rock climbing come here. Tourists have an opportunity to stroll along the scenic places or go cycling.

The picturesque town is situated on the banks of the Li River, near the city of Guilin. Its area is about 1 428 square km. About 310 000 people constantly live in town. According to historical data, the first little village on the site of the modern place was founded more than … Read all

Lijiang Old Town

From the series “Top 13 most fantastic and colorful streets and quarters”
In China, fans of walking in unusual places will be interested in visiting the historic area of  Lijiang. The Yuhe River flows in its historic quarter, so while strolling along its cobbled streets, you can see many beautiful canals and a graceful pedestrian bridge. Locals decorate banks with live ornamental plants and flowers. In warmer months, the historic quarter is literally immersed in abundant greenery. Another nice feature of ancient streets is a number of beautiful buildings in traditional style. These are built of wood and decorated with traditional Chinese paper lanterns.

Lijiang district is largely focused on tourists. There are many ethnic restaurants, souvenir shops and stores. In 1997, the historic quarter of Lijiang was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of China

Shanghai dates back to the Neolithic Period. This area was marshland until the Song Dynasty (AD 960-1126), when Mongols and other northern nomad invaders officially established the town. The increasing trade turned Shanghai into a prosperous place. By 1291, it became a county capital. After that the economy saw even greater development, especially in cotton and textile industries. After 1840, the British Army opened Shanghai as a treaty port and set up their concession. The city flourished as a … Read more
The Summer Palace used to be the favourite place of Empress Ci Xi. She spent hours there, thinking about the future of the country, or simply having rest. It would be a mistake to think that the real beauty of the palace can be seen in summer only. In winter the palace still attracts many people, who enjoy the harmony of its gardens, beautiful lake landscapes, hills and pavilions. The park near the palace is 294 hectares large. An interesting fact - almost three quarters of its territory is … Read more
It's hard to imagine that the stylish and large metropolis is one of the oldest cities in the world. In fact, Guangzhou is more than 2,000 years old. According to the historical records, it was founded in 862 BC as a trading port. At that time, this small town was the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road. The strategic location of the city largely contributed to its rapid development. Notably, during its long history, the city has always been an important center of shopping. At the … Read more
When it comes to cultural features, one of the oldest crafts of the picturesque Chinese city - silk production - should not be ignored. The national craft's developing began during the reign of the Song Dynasty, in the second half of the 10th century. It has been of particular importance for the city for over a thousand years. Like hundreds of years ago, Suzhou is one of the largest silk production centers in the country, and more and more its visitors buy chic textiles as memorable gifts. … Read more
Over time, the gracious region attracted Chinese colonists also engaged in fishing who discovered rich salt deposits on the banks of the Pearl river. It is noteworthy that many salt deposits developed more than 1,500 years ago are actively used even today. At the beginning of the 20th century, the large Bao'an County occupied an area of the present metropolis. It is hard to imagine that the population of these places was just about 30,000 people in the 1970s. In 1979, Deng Xiaoping chose … Read more
Hangzhou is a modern city that has a status of a large industrial center. Its territory has become home to thousands of internationally famous companies that produce electronics and many other categories of goods. Nevertheless, not only business travelers visit the city but also thousands of ordinary tourists who want to explore unique historic monuments, walk in modern shopping centers, and visit excellent entertainment venues. When describing the national symbols of the city, it’s … Read more

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