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Feb 24, 2016
Top 40 places to visit in china
Top 40 places to visit in china40
Made by Lalania Pum
Introduction Most people already know about The Forbidden City in Beijing, The Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an, and Shanghai's skyscraper forest in Pudong. For a country of its massive size and varied geography, it's surprising how relatively few people outside China appreciate the extent of the country's other attractions, many of them natural wonders to rival any in the world.About China ~Capital: BeijingSize: China covers about 9,596,960 square kilometers. China is the fourth largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada, and the USA).Population: China has the largest population of any country in the world. The population of China is about 1,344,130,000 (as of 2011). China is divided into 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, and 4 municipalities.
ANhui: Hongcun Ancient village : The 900 years old village of hongcun has captured the hearts of many tourists who came to visit. This village has drawn the attention of many tourist for its tranquil vibe and architecture. Its classic structures, Moon Lake and picturesque locals have been an inspiration for art students for decades.
Admission fee: $16 USD.Anhui: Mount Huangshan :
The 1,863-meter mountain is renowned for its oddly shaped pines, spectacular rock formations, hot springs and seas of misty and melancholy clouds. Since the Tang Dynasty, Huangshan has been immortalized in art, literature and religion, particularly in the mountain and water style () paintings of the 16th century.
Admission fee: $37.01 USD between 311130, $24.14 between 128. Fujian: Mount Wuyi :
This is a major landmark in southeast China. The two-hour, eight-kilometer trip provides grand views of Mount Wuyi. It's the best way to take in the serene beauty of the smooth peaks and clear water.
Admission fee: $22.53 USD for the Mount wuyi park and $16.09 for bamboo raft driftinga total comes down to $38.62 USDFujian: Xiapu Mudflat :
A small region along the southeast China coastline, Xiapu nevertheless has the largest mudflat in the country, encompassing 40 square kilometers and more than 400 kilometers of coastline. Along its tiger-striped beaches, bamboo structures and poles, buoys and fishing vessels provide human counterpoints to the area's natural beauty.
Buoys: An anchored float serving as a navigation mark, to show reefs or other hazards, or for mooring.
Admission fee: Free ~Gansu: Echoing Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake, Dunhuang :
Echoing Sand Mountain is a series of dunes surrounding Crescent Lake. Named for its distinctive shape and aural characteristics, its echoes can be heard as the wind blows over the dunes. People will ride camels up the dunes which can rise to be about 250 meters.
Admission fee: $19.31 USD during peak season and $9.65 USD during low season. (Peak season = 11031) Guangdong: Fortress Towers, Kaiping :
Erected mostly in the early 20th century, the fortress towers at Kaiping were built by famously outbound Kaipingers, who brought home the many architectural styles they saw abroad. The towers were built as a display of wealth, and as a practical way of protecting locals from war and theft. Approximately 1,800 fortress towers still stand amid Kaipings vast rice fields.
Admission fee: UnknownGuangxi: Yangshuo :
When locals long for views at China's most scenic hills and rivers, they book a bamboo boat cruise in Yangshuo. The riverside town in southern China is most famous for its karst hills and traditional fishing-village lifestyle. Most travelers reach Yangshuo from Guilin. Buses bound for Yangshuo leave every 15 minutes from Guilin Bus Station on Zhongshan Lu and Guilin South Railway Station. The journey takes around 90 minutes.
Fare: $2.41 USD Per person Guizhou: Huangguoshu Waterfall :
The highest waterfall in Asia, majestic Huangguoshu "Yellow Fruit Tree" Waterfall plunges a dramatic 77.8 meters across a 101-meter-wide span. The best time to visit Huangguoshu waterfall is between Admission fee: $28.96 UsD between 3,1-10 and $25.75 USD between 11128Hainan: Guanyin Statue :
The story goes that the three-sided statue faces mainland China, Taiwan and the rest of the South China Sea -- meaning that the bodhisattva blesses not only China, but the whole world.At 108 meters tall, the figure was raised and enshrined in 2005 and is one of the tallest statues on the planet.
Admission fee: $24.14 USD
Hainan: Yalong Bay :
The 7.5-kilometer crescent beach is the most popular and developed stretch of Hainans southern coastline. The beach is also a haven for watersport warriors, including surfers who sometimes ride uncrowded waves all day.
Admission fee: free ~Hebei: Chengde Mountain Resort/Rehe Palace : /Delicate gardens and a 70-meter pagoda remain.Lush grasslands, marvelous mountains and tranquil valleys still make it a cool place to avoid the heat.
Admission fee: $19.31 USD
Heilongjiang: Saint Sophia Cathedral, Harbin :
The largest Orthodox church in East and Southeast Asia stands in Chinas most Russian-accented city, Harbin. Russian expats built the 54-meter-tall, 721-square-meter neo-Byzantine structure in the early 20th century as a spiritual symbol for the local Orthodox community after the Russian-Japanese War.
Admission fee: $2.41 USDHenan: Longtan Valley :
This 12-kilometer, U-shaped valley marked by a stripe of purplish red quartz sandstone has earned the name, The No.1 Valley of Narrow Gorges in China." Its steep cliffs, lush vegetation and jagged valley attract sightseers from all over China.
Admission fee: $11.26 USDHubei: One Incense Pillar, Enshi Canyon :
This incense stick-shaped structure is 150 meters tall, but only four meters wide, making it incredible that it stands at all, let alone that it's survived several major earthquakes.Local legend holds that the pillar is a piece of incense given by a deity to the ingenious Tujia people. The residents could light it in times of disaster and the deity would descend to help.
Admission fee: $19.31 USDHubei: Shennongjia :
The 3,200-square-kilometer nature reserve also purports to be the only well-preserved sub-tropical forest ecosystem in the world's mid-latitudes, with more than 5,000 species of animals and plants. Its home to snub-nosed or golden monkeys (), a rare and protected species in China.
Admission fee: $16.09 USDHunan: Fenghuang :
Every year, armies of young backpackers flock to the ancient town of Fenghuang for its rich Miao and Tujia ethnic culture. Fenghuang maintains its original layout and architecture, with around 200 residential buildings, 20 streets and 10 winding alleys, all of which date as far back as the Ming dynasty.
Admission fee: $23.81 USDHunan: Zhangjiajie :
The giant quartz sand pillars of Wulingyuan are said to have been the inspiration for James Cameron's floating mountains on the planet Pandora in his Oscar-winning movie Avatar.In reality, the Wulingyuan area in Zhangjiajie, a city in Hunan Province in southern China, is home to more than 3,000 of these stone columns. The tallest pillar in the stone forest stands more than 400 meters high.
Admission fee: $39.41 USDInner Mongolia: Singing Sand Bay :
Singing Sand Bay, aka Yinken Sand Bay, is a 110-meter-high dune, 50 kilometers from Baotou, a major city of Inner Mongolia.Sliding off a 45-degree angle, the wind here is said to sing in soft whispers.
Admission fee: $19.31 USDJiangsu: Brahm Palace :
Beneath the foot of Little Lingshan Mountain, and near Taihu Lake and the 88-meter-tall Lingshan Giant Buddha, the palace epitomizes Chinese feng shui -- it's surrounded by mountains and water, portending both good fortune and health.
Admission fee: $33.79 USdJiangxi: Mount Lu :
Upward of 1,500 famed painters and poets from various periods of ancient and modern China -- Li Bai () of the Tang Dynasty and Xu Zhimo () in 1920s, to name two -- have traveled here to be inspired by Lu.Masterpiece poems are engraved in calligraphy on the mountain cliffs.
Admission fee: $ 21.72 during 121331 and $28.96 USD during 411130Jiangxi: Wuyuan :
One of the most beautiful rural areas in China."That's how Wuyuan (a small country located at the junction of Anhui, Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces in eastern China) is best known.Colorful blossoms and a relaxed, countrified pace attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each spring.
Admission fee: $28.96 USD for five days
Jilin: Heaven Lake, Changbai Mountain:
This is also a hot spot for water monster fans -- in the last two decades China travelers have reported accounts of a lake creature as long as 20 meters. Sunny days here are rare. July to September is the best time to visit. Even then, it can be chilly and wet.
Admission fee: $27.03 USd
Liaoning: Benxi Water Cave :
Exploding with color, the Benxi Water Cave was formed more than 5 million years ago. Today its main sections are a "drought cave" and a "water cave." A dramatic array of stalagmites and stalactites are covered in vibrant greens, yellows and reds. The water cave contains the world's longest underground river at 5.8 kilometers. Of this, only 2.8 kilometers are accessible by boat. The temperature in the cave remains a constant 10 C. Sweaters and pants are highly recommended.
Admission fee: $31.38 USD
Liaoning: Golden Pebble Beach National Resort, Dalian :
Along 30 kilometers of Golden Pebble Beach (it's also known as the Jinshitan Scenic Area) just outside downtown Dalian, ancient rock formations have been twisted by time and elements into bizarre replicas of animals -- camels, monkeys, tigers, even dinosau