You are here > Home > Quick Navigation


China, (People's Republic of China), is situated in eastern Asia, bounded by the Pacific in the east. The third largest country in the world, next to Canada and Russia, it has an area of 9.6 million square kilometers, or one-fifteenth of the world's land mass. It begins from the confluence of the Heilong and Wusuli rivers (135 degrees and 5 minutes east longitude) in the east to the Pamirs west of Wuqia County in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (73 degrees and 40 minutes east longitude) in the west, about 5,200 kilometers apart; and from the midstream of the Heilong River north of Mohe (53 degrees and 31 minutes north latitude) in the north to the southernmost island Zengmu'ansha in the South China Sea (4 degrees and 15 minutes north latitude), about 5,500 kilometers apart.

The border stretches over 22,000 kilometers on land and the coastline extends well over 18,000 kilometers, washed by the waters of the Bohai, the Huanghai, the East China and the South China seas. The Bohai Sea is the inland sea of China.

There are 6,536 islands larger than 500 square meters, the largest is Taiwan, with a total area of about 36,000 square kilometers, and the second, Hainan. The South China Sea Islands are the southernmost island group of China.

China isn't a country - it's a different world. Unless you have a couple of years and unlimited patience, it's best to follow a loose itinerary here, such as following the Silk Road, sailing down the Yangzi River, or exploring the Dr Seuss landscape of Guangxi Province.

From shop-till-you-drop metropolises to the epic grasslands of Inner Mongolia, China is a land of cultural and geographic schisms. It's not that it has completely done away with its Maoist past - it's more that the yin of revolutionary zeal is being balanced by the yang of economic pragmatism. 

Page 1 of 3    1 2 3 

Ancient Town of Dali
The 1,000-year-old town of Dali is known as a shining pearl inlaid in the southwestern highland. The town is located between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake.A poet praised the ancient town in a verse, “Pavilions and towers appear above the cloud and the town spreads between the mountain and the lake.”
Ancient Town of Jingdezhen
Jingdezhen, formerly known as the "Porcelain Capital " of China, is one of China’s most famous cultural and historic cities. It is situated in the northeast part of Jiangxi Province of East China.
Ancient Town of Zhouzhuang
Zhouzhuang is 30 km in the southwest of Kunshan City and 38 km to the southeast of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. Lying quietly by the side of Dianshan Lake near the Daguanyuan Park in Shanghai, it has a history of more than 900 years. The town is surrounded and bisected by streams.
Ancient Towns of Xitang
Xitang is an ancient town in the north of Jiashan County. It has a peaceful and beautiful entironment, with flat terrain and netted rivers. It features huge area and a large number of bridges, lanes, and ceilinged corridors.
Ancient Town of Loulan
On the west bank of Lop Nur Lake, which is now a lake of sand instead of water, the Ancient City of Loulan was founded in the 2nd century BC in an oasis with rich water network. However it suddenly waned into the history after about 800 years flourish. The city, once the capital of State Loulan which was one of the 36 Western Regions states, occupied very significant position on the silk road.
Ancient Town of Mudu
Among the growing number of water towns that entice tourists to the heart of their historic byways, Mudu may not be the biggest or the richest in historic treasures. It is, however, a pleasant destination for day-trippers, especially those who aren't up for the rigors of Suzhou sightseeing.
Ancient Town of Nanxun
Nanxun, situated in Huzhou City, is a famous historical and cultural town in Zhejiang Province. It is in the hinterland of the Hangjiahu Plain. It faces the Taihu Lake to the north, and borders on Jiangsu Province to the east.
Ancient Town of phoenix
The phoenix (feng huang in Chinese) is a mythological creature that is a symbol of the sun. Phoenix Town (Feng Huang Cheng) is so called as legend has it that once two phoenixes flew over the town and found it town so beautiful that they hovered above it, reluctant to leave. Phoenix Town is a small city in the western part of Central China's Hunan Province. For tourists, Phoenix Town is a Chinese dream; a wonderland of ancient mysteries.
Ancient Town of Xidi and Hongcun
When we speak of Anhui, most people will surely mention Mt. Huang first. Indubitability, the excellent natural scenery always impresses the tourists deeply. However, if you take special notice of the ancient villages nearby, you will unexpectedly be pleasantly surprised with the dreamland villages - Xidi and Hongcun.
Ancient Town of Wuzhen
On both sides of a slabstone-paved street stand pubs, restaurants, pawnshops, weaving and dyeing establishments, and other businesses, all housed in wooden structures of brown. Rivers and creeks spanned with stone bridges in various designs flow through the town, and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal passes by. Old waterside houses and outside corridors can be found here and there. This is the ancient town of Wuzhen.
Ancient Town of Wuyuan
Wuyuan, known as the "most beautiful countryside in China," has at least 50 old villages. Trekking in the old villages in March offers refreshing views of hills covered in rape, green farmland, exuberant camphor trees, creeks and small rapids.
Ancient Town of Tongli
Situated east to the ancient canal on the bank of the Taihu Lake, Tongli is 18 kilometers from Suzhou City, and 80 kilometers from Shanghai. In ancient times, Tongli was called Fushi. It was changed to Tongli in the early years of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Ancient Town of Pingyao
The ancient city Pingyao is in Pingyao County, Shanxi Province. The city wall was first built during the Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century-256 B.C.) and was expanded in 1370, the third year of the reign of Ming Emperor Hongwu.
Ancient Village Liukeng
China is littered with ancient relics and structures that represent the country's 5,000-year history. Ancient villages hold a high standing among these historical gems. Towns and villages famous for their ancient residences include Zhouzhuang and Tongli in Jiangsu Province, Xidi Village in Anhui Province, Qiao Family Mansion in Shanxi Province, and the earth towers of the Hakkas in Fujian Province. Recently, in Le'an County, Jiangxi Province, a 1,000-year-old village has been discovered in a remote mountain village-Liukeng.
Ancient Town of Lijiang
The residents in the Ancient Lijiang City are Naxi Nationality whose ancestor was one of the ancient minorities. Since they have been making a living by herding the yaks, they make the yak as their totem.
Summer Palace
The Summer Palace, a world-renowned imperial garden, is situated 15 kilometers from downtown Beijing. It was first named the Garden of Clear Ripples, which was burnt down by the allied forces of Great Britain and France in 1860.
Suzhou Gardens
Suzhou is China's well-known "city of gardens", which tops all gardens in both the number and the artistry. Suzhou's art of gardening has undergone a history of 1,500 years. According to chorography, there were once over 200 gardens in the city, and 69 of them are still in good preservation today.
Gardens in Yangzhou City
Chinese ancient gardens, enjoying great fame since ancient times, traditionally fall into two styles: northern and southern styles. Northern ancient gardens are represented by imperial gardens and southern, private gardens of merchants and the wealthy. However, gardens in Yangzhou City of Jiangsu Province are an exception, forming their unique style between the above-mentioned two schools.
Changyin Pavilion
Located in the Ningshou Palace (the Palace of Tranquility and Longevity) in the Forbidden City, to the east side of Yangxing Study (Study of the Cultivation of Nature), Changyin Pavilion is best known for its Grand Theater Building.
Shanhaiguan Pass
Known as the First Pass under Heaven, the Shanhaiguan Pass is one of the world's grandest ancient structures as well as the starting point of the Great Wall.
Tuan Cheng Fortress
About two kilometers southeast to the Xiangshan Park at the foot of the West Hill in Beijing, the Tuan Chen Fortress was first built in the 14th year (1749) of Emperor Qianlong's reign. Being the only one of its kind, the Tuan Chen Fortress is a castle-like military training compound for emperors of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to train and inspect their troops.
Yueyang Tower
The Yueyang Tower stands on the west gate of the Yueyang city wall, looking down at the Dongting Lake, facing the Junshan Island in the distance, and linking the Yangtze River to the north and the Xiangjiang River to the south.
Lying in the northmost of Henan Province, Anyang connects three provinces namely Shanxi, Hebei and Henan with the Taihang Mountain Range in its west, the Zhanghe River in its north and the North China Plain in the southeast. Anyang is a famous cultural city with a history of more than 7,000 years.
125 kilometers away from Shijiazhuang City in the south, 141 kilometers away from Beijing in the north and 155 kilometers from Tianjin in the east, Baoding City lies in the central part of Hebei Province. It has under its jurisdiction 3 districts, 4 county-level cities, and 18 counties.
Lying on the north tip of the North China Plain, Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China. 43.5 meters above sea level, Beijing covers an area of 16,808 square kilometers and has a population of 12 million. Under the city's jurisdiction there are 10 districts and 8 counties, among which Dongcheng District, Xicheng District, Chongwen District and Xuanwu District within the Second Ring Road are the inner city in the traditional sense.
Bordering Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui and Henan provinces, Bozhou lies in the northwest of Anhui Province and the center of the Huanghuai Plain. It has under its jurisdiction three counties, namely Woyang, Mengcheng and Lixin, and one district, Qiaocheng.
As the capital of Hunan Province, Changsha is the center of the province in terms of politics, economy, culture, education, transportation, communication, finance, business and information.
Lying in the Yangtze Delta, which is the most economically developed area of China, Changshu enjoys the advantage of being adjacent to Shanghai, the economic center of China, and other big cities such as Suzhou, Wuxi and Nantong.
Changting, also known as Tingzhou, is situated in the west of Fujian Province, and is a stronghold on the border of Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, and a famous old revolutionary base. The whole county has 11 towns and 8 villages, with a total population of 480,000 and a total area of 3,099 square kilometers, and is the fifth largest county in Fujian Province.
Lying in the middle and lower reaches of the Hanjiang River of Guangdong Province, Chaozhou is a famous national historical and cultural city in South China.
Chengde was called Rehe in the past. It lies in the northeast of Hebei Province. Chengde borders Beijing and Tianjin on its south, Liaoning Province and Inner Mongolia in the north. The average temperature in the urban area is 8.8℃. It is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter.
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, lies in the hinterland of the Chengdu Plain, in central Sichuan. Covering a total land area of 12,400 square kilometers, Chengdu has a jurisdiction of over 7 districts, 4 cities and 8 counties.
With a history of over 3,000 years, Chongqing is a famous city for its splendid culture and honorable revolutionary tradition. The Jialing River, which was once called the Yushui River, won Chongqing the short name of Yu. Thanks to its geographic location and abundant natural resources, Chongqing has been the center of politics, economy and military in the Bayu region since the ancient times.
Daixian County, also known as Daizhou, is located in the north of Shanxi Province and northeast of the Qizhou area, and 158 km to the south of Taiyuan City.
Lying at the foot of Cangshan Mountains, Dali is the capital of the Bai Autonomous Prefecture. Dali is a pivot of the south Yunna Province with the Yunnan-Burma Highway and the Yunnan-Tibet Highway crossing it. Dali was proclaimed as one of the first batch of 24 cultural and historical cities by the State Council. Dali is one of the 44 places of interest at the national level, the national open city and the excellent tourist city of China.
Datong, situated in the far north of Shanxi Province , covers a total area of 14,112.56 square kilometers, with an average elevation of 700 to 1,400 meters. The city has a population of 2.848 million, about 60% of which is in rural areas. Datong has ethnic minority groups like Mongolian, Manchu, Tibetan, Hui, Miao, Korean, etc., and the Han people make up 99.6%.
Dujiangyan City is one of the places inhabited by ancestors of the Shu State in ancient China. Located in the central part of Sichuan Province, Dujiangyan is not only a cultural city with a long history, but also a famous place of interest. The Dujiangyan Irrigation System on the northwest of the city is renowned far and wide.
Called Shazhou in ancient times, Dunhuang is one of China's famous historical and cultural cities. Dunhuang lies at the western end of the Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province in Northwest China.
Located in the alluvial plain of the lower reaches of the Minjiang River in the southeast coastal area and facing the sea to the east, Fuzhou is an ancient city along the southeast coast and an old foreign trade port of China. It was once called as the Metropolis in Southeast China and the City of Treasure and Fortune.
Foshan, called Chan for short, is located in the hinterland of the Pearl River Delta, and in the central part by south of Guangdong Province.
Ganzhou, situated on the upper reaches of the Ganjiang River and in the south of Jiangxi Province, is also called Gannan. It borders Sanming City and Longyan City of Fujian Province to the east, neighbors Meizhou City, Heyuan City and Shaoguan City of Guangdong Province to the south, and adjoins Chenzhou City of Hunan Province to the west.
Capitail of the Guangdong Province, Guangzhou is the center of the province in terms of politics, economy, science, education and culture.
Guilin is one of China's most famous places of historic interest and scenic beauty. Its scenery enjoys the highest fame under the Heaven. Lying in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and within the subtropical region, it enjoys a mild temperature with a yearly average temperature of 19℃. The city area of Guilin is 50 square kilometers and the population is about 500,000.
Nestled in chains of mountains, Gyantse Town is situated in the south of the Tibet Autonomous Region. At 4,040 meters above sea level, it covers a small area of 4.5 square meters and has a population of about 10,000. It was proclaimed as a historical and cultural city by the State Council.
Some 230 kilometers away from Xi'an City, Hancheng City lies in the eastern part of Shaanxi Province and borders the Weinan area to the northeast, Heyang to the south, faces the Yellow River to the east, and adjoins to Huanglong and Yichuan counties to the northwest.
As the capital of the Zhao State in ancient China, Handan has been nourished by the special culture. The rich sites of human culture inherits and continues the historical connotation of thousands of years here and the charm of Handan just lies in its ever-flowing cultural river.
Capital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is a well-known tourist city at home and abroad. It lies on the lower reaches of the Qiantang River and is the southern end of the l794-kllometer-long Grand Canal (Beijing-Hangzhou Canal). With an area of 16,596 square kilometers, it embraces six urban districts and seven suburban counties.
Hanzhou City, the pearl on the upper reaches of the Hanshui River, is located on the southwest of Shaanxi Province.
Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province, is located in the central part of the Songneng Plain, on the west bank of the Songhuajiang River.
"Under the sky is the vast prairie, where the cows and the goats appear amid the tall grass when wind blows across." This is the true picture of the Inner Mongolian Prairie, and Hohhot City is just a jade studded on this great land.
Some 188 kilometers north of the capital city of Jiangsu Province -- Nanjing and 135 kilometers northeast of Lianyungang, Huai'an City lies in the hinterland of north Jiangsu. With Yancheng City to its south, Anhui Province to its west and its southwest, Lianyungang City, Xuzhou City and the newly established Suqian City to its north, Huai'an is reputed as the No.1 City of Southeast China.
Ji'an City, located in the southeast of Jilin Province, lies opposite to the DPRK with the Yalu River running in between, borders Liaoning Province to the southwest, and neighbors Tonghua City and Baishan City of Jilin Province to the north.
In the seat of today's Jiangling County, which was called Jingzhou in ancient times, now stand government offices of Jingzhou City and Jingzhou District. Jiangling County is situated down the Yangtze River bank in south Hubei Province.
Jianshui, located in the northwest of the Red River Hani Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province, was the center of culture, religion, politics, economy, military and education in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
Jilin City, once the capital city of Jilin Province, is the second largest city in the province and the only city that has the same name as a province in China. As one of the A-class open city and one of the 30 super large cities in China, Jilin City is a historical and cultural city approved by the State Council.
Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province on China's east coast, is the province's political, economic and cultural center with Taishan Mountain to the south and the Yellow River to the north.
Jingdezhen, formerly known as the "Porcelain Capital " of China, is one of China's most famous cultural and historic cities. It is situated in the northeast part of Jiangxi Province of East China.
Junxian, located in the north of Henan Province, connects Anyang, the capital of seven dynasties, to the north, neighbors the oil city Puyang to the east, borders the digital city Xinxiang to the south, and leans on to the coal city Hebi to the west. It is 165 kilometers from Zhengzhou City, the provincial capital of Hennan.
Located on the alluvial plains on the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River, Kaifeng, a key tourism city along the banks of the river, is under the direct jurisdiction of the Henan provincial government.
Kashgar, known as "the Pearl of the Silk Road", is a state-level historical and cultural city. Bordering the Taklamakan Desert to the east, Karakoram Mountain to the south, the Pamir to the west, Kashgar neighbors with Tadzhikistan, Kirghizstan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.

Page 1 of 3    1 2 3 

Quick Navigation

New Article