The most beautiful places in China

The most beautiful places in China

The best of China

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.

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Beijing
39.907, 116.391
52 m / 171 ft

#1 Beijing

北京

Beijing, the third most populous city in the world, is in its own way a state in the middle of an even larger state. And there's a lot of truth in it. People, living standards and the environment are simply different from what else in China. Only that smog has Beijing connected with other cities of China. Yes, Beijing really has something to offer, it's a place of interwoven history - the imperial age, the kōomintang and the communist days of today have left an indelible mark on Beijing's face.

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Great Wall of China
34.238, 113.391
146 m / 479 ft

#2 Great Wall of China

长城

Like a dragon's back the mythical Great Wall of China towers across the landscape of northern China. This largest defensive structure of the world was built against wild Mongolian tribes and was to protect the vast Chinese Empire.

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Huángshān (黄山)
30.124, 118.174
1 442 m / 4 731 ft

#3 Huángshān (黄山)

Twelve centuries of meditation and millions of sta

The fascinating scenery of shapes, colors and forms is Huángshān (黃山, Yellow Mountains), a small area in Anhui Province, which has been the target of artists and people seeking peace and inner harmony for as long as twelve centuries. Huángshān is the place of magnificent granite towers and bizarre rocks, full of sharp peaks climbing first into the sky and falling down to deep down into the deep valleys. A place where pine trees grow on peaks and bare rock walls.

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Yangshuo and Li River
24.901, 110.544
136 m / 446 ft

#4 Yangshuo and Li River

阳朔县

Along the Li River there is an amazing landscape with hundreds of karst formations and green-white hills in the background ... it is a place where you can spend hours.

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Visit of Xian (西安市)
30.259, 107.139
319 m / 1 047 ft

#5 Visit of Xian (西安市)

City at the beginning of the Silk Road

The ancient city of Xian (also written by Si-an) has been spoken for over 3,000 years. It is one of the most prominent places in China's rich history, with 11 Chinese imperial dynasties settled there, and it was also the starting point of the famous Silk Road. At a time when Beijing was a mere settlement, inhabited golden Xian with colorful temples, wide boulevards, and architectural excuses with about 2 million inhabitants.

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Terracotta Army (兵馬俑)
29.841, 109.688
887 m / 2 910 ft

#6 Terracotta Army (兵馬俑)

More than eight thousand statues, more than eight

The Terracotta Army was created by the Emperor Qin as part of his posthumous mausoleum. Chin had reached the throne at the age of thirteen and never wanted to give up. He did not hesitate to imprison his mother, to bury his adversary alive, to destroy all the writings that contained what he did not agree with. On the other hand, he succeeded in uniting China during the reign, building the first sections of the Great Wall of China, unifying the currency and writing.

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Wulingyuan (武陵源)
29.853, 112.747
30 m / 98 ft

#7 Wulingyuan (武陵源)

Landscape of classic Chinese paintings

Wulingyuan is a magical place full of pointed mountain peaks. There are over 3,000 of which are surrounded by clouds like dragons. It is one of the most beautiful sceneries in China and the place that Chinese artists have been painting for millennia.

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26.875, 100.236
2 168 m / 7 113 ft

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Flaming mountains in Turfan
42.957, 89.539
126 m / 413 ft

#9 Flaming mountains in Turfan

The desert like Mars

Turfan and adjacent Turpan Depression is the lowest place in China found to -154 meters below sea level. The surrounding area has a desert character. Nearby highlights are orange desert mountains to the east of the city. There is a beautiful almost Martian landscape with big dunes, canyons and beautiful oasis.

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Tiger Leaping Gorge
27.258, 100.158
2 082 m / 6 831 ft

#10 Tiger Leaping Gorge

China's deepest gorge

Among the massive mountain ranges Haba and Jade Dragon Tiger Gorge is an impressive gorge. It is considered to be one of the deepest in the world (3790 m height difference).

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Shangri-La (སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་ཟླ།)
27.372, 101.689
3 013 m / 9 885 ft

#11 Shangri-La (སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་ཟླ།)

Surrealistický ráj na pomezí Tibetu

Shangri-La is a picturesque town surrounded by snowy mountains, wild rivers, dense jungles with monkeys and deep gorges.

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Dunes near Dunhuang
40.087, 94.669
1 147 m / 3 763 ft

#12 Dunes near Dunhuang

Desert with a magical oasis

Between the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts lies on the route of the former Silk Road city of Dunhuang. To the south of the city are huge sand dunes with a small oasis, which is famous for its picturesque lake. Around the lake are incredible crowds of local tourists, but just walk a few meters into the desert, and it's all just yours.

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Chongsheng Temple
25.707, 100.14
2 092 m / 6 864 ft

#13 Chongsheng Temple

Temple of three pagodas

Chongseng Temple (2 150m above sea level) is a truly monumental pavilion. The length is almost two kilometers long. It is built in a beautiful location between the Cangshan mountain ridge and the giant Er Hai Lake just off Dali. The most famous part of this complex is three pagodas. In the temple you will find gigantic gilded statues and dozens of buildings.

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Mogao Caves
40.041, 94.809
1 334 m / 4 377 ft

#14 Mogao Caves

Caves of the Thousand Buddhas

Mogao Caves served as a religious and cultural center on a Silk Road, just a few miles away from the Dunhuang oasis. The rock massif contains hundreds of caves with beautiful Buddha carved into the rock. The interiors of the caves are extraordinarily dyed. Thanks to its uniqueness, it is under the patronage of Unesco

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Shanghai
31.239, 121.486
15 m / 49 ft

#15 Shanghai

The most populous Chinese city

Shanghai is one of the world's largest cities. The most attractive part of the city is undoubtedly the Bund, from which you can see the panorama of the skyscrapers, which are the hallmark of the city. These are some of the tallest buildings. Shanghai Tower, with its 632 meters, is the world's second tallest building (in 2018) and is the fastest elevator in the world. Another iconic skyscraper is the World Financial Center building, the "opener" and the Oriental Pearl tower.

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