Holy Mountains in China
1 Heng Shan (Shanxi)
2 Tai Shan
3 Song Shan
4 Hua Shan
5 Heng Shan (Hunan)
6 Wutai Shan
7 Putuo Shan
8 Jiuhua Shan
9 Emei Shan
UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites in China
Lhasa: Potala Palace, Tibet
Mogao Caves, Gansu
Chengde: mountain resort and outlying temples, Hebei
Beijing (Peking): Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Get busy shopping in Beijing
– Panjiayuan market
– Silk Street Market
– Wangfujing Street
– Maliandao Tea Market
– Hongqiao Pearl Market
Beijing (Peking): Imperial Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven
Zhoukoudian: Peking Man site
Pingyao: the ancient city, Shanxi
Xi’an area: Mausoleum of the first Qin Emperor, Shaanxi
Wudangshan: ancient building complex, Hubei
Tai Shan, Shandong
Qufu: temple & cemetery of Confucius and Kong family mansion, Shandong
Suzhou: Classical gardens, Jiangsu
Huang Shan, Anhui
Lu Shan, Jiangxi
Dazu rock carvings, Chongqing
Emei Shan and Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan
Lijiang: old town, Yunnan
Other Significant mountains
K2 (Godwin Austin/Qogir Feng), China-Kashmir
Makalu, China – Nepal
Nanga Parbat – Kashmir
Gosainthan (Xixabangma Feng), China
Ras Dashen, Ethiopia
Also trending in China:
Shantou, the natural beauty, and charm of this cultural city, without a doubt, make it one of the most stunning harbour cities in China.
Shanghai, bold and bursting with charm, Shanghai is a paradox of the ultra-modern and nostalgic. From art to architecture, the city presents cool icons that are in a league of their own.
Away from busy circuits like Annapurna, Pokhara valley – with its spectacular panoramas of the Himalayas – is home to Phewa Tal, Nepal’s second largest lake, and a spot of untold beauty.
24 hours in Shangai
A single day in Shangai is nowhere near long enough to experience the city’s many sides. If you’ve got 24 hours, however, you can squeeze in at least 24 different experiences.
8-11 AM Stuff yourself with Street Eats
11 AM – 2 PM: have a slow bike on to wheels around the Former French Concession
2-4.30: Find street artist’s colorful murals in Fengjing Town
The first step is to get to Fengjinh Ancient Town. There’s a direct bus around every half an hour (12RMB one way, around 45 minutes)
4.30 – 5 PM: hop aboard the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel to Lujiazui
5-7 PM: Grab a drink with a view
7-10 PM: dinner on the bund
10 PM – 3 AM: time to party in Elevator Club
3-6 AM: wind up for some late-night dancing
6-8 AM: Time to dig out your picnic baskets
China and the Li River
Take a day off for a cruise touring and be inspired by the countless scroll paintings. Some of the highlights are the Yangdi and Xingping, the cormorant fishermen’s lanterns bob over the evening river and the quiet Yangshuo. At night fisherman take their tourists out on the river to watch their trained birds dive below the surface for fish. This technique of the fisherman in the village of Guangxi has been practiced for centuries on the shallow waters of the Li River.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall leaps from hilltop across northern China’s most rugged terrain, challenging trekkers to keep up. Spring and fall it’s the best time to go as it is hot and wet; snow and ice make conditions dangerous in winter.
Hiking the Great Wall of China must be a fantastic experience. Whether you take a guided hiking tour or make it by yourself.
Highlights in China:
Ancient watchtowers make perfect standpoints over an infinite landscape of peaks and valleys.
At Jinshanling, the wall soar’s along with high ridges and is visible for miles in either direction.
Climbing the Stairway to Heaven, the Tian Qiao rewards with a beautiful view over Beijing with a guide Be safe, always!
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