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Petr Hingar
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The most beautiful places in China
Inserted: 22.11.2017
Author: Petr Hingar © gigaplaces.com

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.

15.
Shanghai

The most populous Chinese city

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| 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

14.
Mogao Caves

Caves of the Thousand Buddhas

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| 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… continue reading

13.
Chongsheng Temple

Temple of three pagodas

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| Altitude: 2 092 m / 6 864 ft

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

12.
Dunes near Dunhuang

Desert with a magical oasis

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| 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

11.
Shangri-La (སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་ཟླ།)

Surrealistický ráj na pomezí Tibetu

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| Altitude: 3 013 m / 9 885 ft

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

10.
Tiger Leaping Gorge

China's deepest gorge

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| 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

9.
Flaming mountains in Turfan

The desert like Mars

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| 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

7.
Wulingyuan (武陵源)

Landscape of classic Chinese paintings

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| Altitude: 30 m / 98 ft

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

6.
Terracotta Army (兵馬俑)

More than eight thousand statues, more than eight

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| 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

5.
Visit of Xian (西安市)

City at the beginning of the Silk Road

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| 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

4.
Yangshuo and Li River

阳朔县

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| 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

3.
Huángshān (黄山)

Twelve centuries of meditation and millions of sta

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| 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

2.
Great Wall of China

长城

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| Altitude: 146 m / 479 ft

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

1.
Beijing

北京

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| 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… continue reading

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