China and the Holy Mountains

Chinese Alps
Heilongjiang, China

Holy Mountains in China

Daoist

1 Heng Shan (Shanxi)

2 Tai Shan

3 Song Shan

4 Hua Shan

5 Heng Shan (Hunan)

Buddhist

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

Great Wall

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

– Sanlitun

– 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

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Other Significant mountains

K2 (Godwin Austin/Qogir Feng), China-Kashmir

Kangchenjunga, India-Nepal

Makalu, China – Nepal

Nanga Parbat – Kashmir

Gosainthan (Xixabangma Feng), China

Ararat, Turkey

Ras Dashen, Ethiopia

Kinabalu, Malaysia

Fuji, Japan

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.

Pokhara, Nepal

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

MUST KNOW

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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