The most beautiful places in China

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Petr Hingar
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The most beautiful places in China
Inserted: 22.11.2017
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China is a vast country full of long history, amazing nature and great contrasts of today. You will find here many wonderful places. Come and see the best of them.



| Altitude: 52 m / 171 ft

Beijing, the third most populous city in the world, is in its own way a state in the middle of an even larger… continue reading

Great Wall of China


| Altitude: 146 m / 479 ft

Like a dragon's back the mythical Great Wall of China towers across the landscape of northern China. This… continue reading

Huángshān (黄山)

Twelve centuries of meditation and millions of sta

| Altitude: 1 442 m / 4 731 ft

The fascinating scenery of shapes, colors and forms is Huángshān (黃山, Yellow Mountains), a small area in… continue reading

Yangshuo and Li River


| Altitude: 136 m / 446 ft

Along the Li River there is an amazing landscape with hundreds of karst formations and green-white hills in… continue reading

Visit of Xian (西安市)

City at the beginning of the Silk Road

| Altitude: 319 m / 1 047 ft

The ancient city of Xian (also written by Si-an) has been spoken for over 3,000 years. It is one of the most… continue reading

Terracotta Army (兵馬俑)

More than eight thousand statues, more than eight

| Altitude: 887 m / 2 910 ft

The Terracotta Army was created by the Emperor Qin as part of his posthumous mausoleum. Chin had reached the… continue reading

Wulingyuan (武陵源)

Landscape of classic Chinese paintings

| Altitude: 30 m / 98 ft

Wulingyuan is a magical place full of pointed mountain peaks. There are over 3,000 of which are surrounded by… continue reading

Flaming mountains in Turfan

The desert like Mars

| Altitude: 126 m / 413 ft

Turfan and adjacent Turpan Depression is the lowest place in China found to –154 meters below sea level. The… continue reading

Tiger Leaping Gorge

China's deepest gorge

| Altitude: 2 082 m / 6 831 ft

Among the massive mountain ranges Haba and Jade Dragon Tiger Gorge is an impressive gorge. It is considered… continue reading

Shangri-La (སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་ཟླ།)

Surrealistický ráj na pomezí Tibetu

| Altitude: 3 013 m / 9 885 ft

Shangri-La is a picturesque town surrounded by snowy mountains, wild rivers, dense jungles with monkeys and… continue reading

Dunes near Dunhuang

Desert with a magical oasis

| Altitude: 1 147 m / 3 763 ft

Between the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts lies on the route of the former Silk Road city of Dunhuang. To the… continue reading

Chongsheng Temple

Temple of three pagodas

| Altitude: 2 092 m / 6 864 ft

Chongseng Temple (2 150m above sea level) is a truly monumental pavilion. The length is almost two kilometers… continue reading

Mogao Caves

Caves of the Thousand Buddhas

| Altitude: 1 334 m / 4 377 ft

Mogao Caves served as a religious and cultural center on a Silk Road, just a few miles away from the Dunhuang… continue reading


The most populous Chinese city

| Altitude: 15 m / 49 ft

Shanghai is one of the world's largest cities. The most attractive part of the city is undoubtedly the Bund,… continue reading

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