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1 Top 40 places to visit in china 40 个最好的景点 Made by Lalania Pum 庞 兰

2 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.

3 About China ~ Capital: Beijing Size: China covers about 9,596,960 square kilometers. China is the fourth largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada, and the USA).fourth largest countryCanadaUSA 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.

4 ANhui: Hongcun Ancient village : 安徽宏村古村落 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.

5 Anhui: Mount Huangshan : 安徽黄山 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 ( 山水 ) paintings of the 16th century. Admission fee: $37.01 USD between 3 月 1 日至 11 月 30 日, $24.14 between 十二月 1 日至二月 28 日.

6 Fujian: Mount Wuyi : 福建武夷山 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 drifting a total comes down to $38.62 USD

7 Fujian: Xiapu Mudflat : 福建霞浦 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 ~

8 Gansu: Echoing Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake, Dunhuang : 甘肃省敦煌市鸣沙山和月牙泉 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 = 五月 1 号 至 10 月 31 日 )

9 Guangdong: Fortress Towers, Kaiping : 广东开平雕楼 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 Kaiping’s vast rice fields. Admission fee: Unknown

10 Guangxi: Yangshuo : 广西阳朔 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

11 Guizhou: Huangguoshu Waterfall : 贵州黄果树瀑布 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 六月至八月 Admission fee: $28.96 UsD between 3 月,1-10 月 and $25.75 USD between 11 月 1 日至二月 28 号

12 Hainan: Guanyin Statue : 海南南山海上观音像 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

13 Hainan: Yalong Bay : 海南省亚龙湾 The 7.5-kilometer crescent beach is the most popular and developed stretch of Hainan’s southern coastline. The beach is also a haven for watersport warriors, including surfers who sometimes ride uncrowded waves all day. Admission fee: free ~

14 Hebei: Chengde Mountain Resort/Rehe Palace : 河北承德避暑山庄 / 热 河行宫 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

15 Heilongjiang: Saint Sophia Cathedral, Harbin : 黑龙江省哈尔滨市圣索非亚大教 堂 The largest Orthodox church in East and Southeast Asia stands in China’s 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 USD

16 Henan: Longtan Valley : 河南龙潭大峡谷 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 USD

17 Hubei: One Incense Pillar, Enshi Canyon : 湖北恩施大峡谷一柱香 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 USD

18 Hubei: Shennongjia : 湖北神农架 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. It’s home to snub-nosed or golden monkeys ( 金丝猴 ), a rare and protected species in China. Admission fee: $16.09 USD

19 Hunan: Fenghuang : 湖南凤凰 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 USD

20 Hunan: Zhangjiajie : 湖南张家界 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 USD

21 Inner Mongolia: Singing Sand Bay : 内蒙古响沙湾 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 USD

22 Jiangsu: Brahmā Palace : 江苏梵宫 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 USd

23 Jiangxi: Mount Lu : 江西庐山 Upward of 1,500 famed painters and poets from various periods of ancient and modern China -- Li Bai ( 李白 ) of the Tang Dynasty and Xu Zhimo ( 徐志摩 ) 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 12 月 1 日和 3 月 31 日 and $28.96 USD during 4 月 1 日和 11 月 30 日

24 Jiangxi: Wuyuan : 江西婺源 “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

25 Jilin: Heaven Lake, Changbai Mountain: 吉林长白山天池 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

26 Liaoning: Benxi Water Cave : 辽宁本溪水洞 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

27 Liaoning: Golden Pebble Beach National Resort, Dalian : 辽 宁金石滩 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 dinosaurs. Admission fee: $16.09 USD

28 Ningxia: Sand Lake : 宁夏沙湖 More than 1 million migrating birds of various species stop over at this wetland in Ningxia twice a year (April-May, September-October). The rest of the year, around 200 species of birds call the wetlands home, including a large number of protected species, such as black cranes and the Chinese merganser. The area is also the reported habitat of giant salamanders that grow as long as 1.6 meters. Admission fee: $9.65 USD from 11 月一号至 3 月 31 号, $12.87 USD from 4 月 1 日至 10 月 31 日.

29 Qinghai: Qinghai Lake : 青海省青海湖 The lake sits 3,205 meters above sea level and is a three-hour bus ride from the nearest traffic hub of Xining. Few tourists make it to this part of China to enjoy this oil painting of a scene. Admission fee: Unknown

30 Shaanxi: Xi'an City Wall : 陕西西安城墙 In addition to the world-renowned Great Wall, the city wall belonging to Xi'an, first constructed more than 2,000 years ago, also represents the power and wisdom of the Middle Kingdom in its ancient heyday. Spend three or four hours biking along the wall and you'll get great views of China’s old capital city. Admission fee: $6.44 USD

31 Shandong: Trestle Bridge, Qingdao : 山东青岛栈桥 As old as the city of Qingdao, the Trestle Bridge has sat astride the Yellow Sea since 1892. First built for the reception of Li Hongzhang ( 李鸿章 ), a prominent statesman during the Qing Dynasty, Trestle Bridge has since become a symbol of the city. Walking the 440-meter-long bridge is a great way to enjoy breezes coming off the sea. At one end is Huilange Pagoda, a classic beauty that hosts historic and cultural exhibits throughout the year. Admission fee: Unknown

32 Shanxi: Hukou Waterfall : 山西壶口瀑布 At 20 meters high and 30 meters wide, the fall is located on the border of Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces. The May to October flood season is the best time to visit, when water flow and velocity increase, sometime swelling the fall into a 50-meter-wide spectacular scene. ( Second largest waterfall in China) Admission fee: $14.48 USD

33 Shanxi: Yungang Grottoes : 山西云冈石窟 This 1,500-year-old site is an important Buddhist landmark. It houses 252 caves and more than 51,000 Buddha statues, most carved between the fifth and sixth century during the North Wei Dynasty. Admission fee: $24.14 USD

34 Sichuan: Hailuogou Glacier National Park : 四川海螺沟 The magnificent glacier, which drives through woodlands, cliffs, peaks and gullies, is accessible all year round. It appears at its best in early morning sunshine. More than 10 hot springs are spread beneath the glacier. Two are open to the public, including one at an elevation of 2,600 meters. Admission fee: $11.26 for the park and $19.31 for the hot springs

35 Sichuan: Jiuzhaigou : 四川九寨沟 ) This massive lake is the crown jewel of Jiuzhaigou, a region full of stunning alpine lakes and waterfalls. The lake is filled with incredible water that changes color throughout the day and year. The color comes from the reflection of the surrounding landscape, as well as algae and calcified rocks at the bottom of the shallow lake. Autumn is the best time to visit, when the lake surface appears as a multi-hued painter's palette. Admission fee: Including on-site transportation $49.88 USD from 四月 1 日至十一月 15 号, $25.75 USD from 11 月 16 日至 3 月 31 号

36 Tibet: Potala Palace : 西藏布达拉宫 this nine-story attraction stands 3,700 meters above sea level, making it the highest palace on the planet. All visitors to the palace are restricted to a one-hour stay. Admission fee: $16.09 USD

37 Xinjiang: Lake Karakul : 新疆喀拉库勒湖 Standing 3,600 meters above sea level on the Pamir Plateau, the glacier lake’s water reflects the surrounding mountains like a huge mirror. Best time to go is May to October. Admission fee: Unknown

38 Xinjiang: Nalati Grassland: 新疆那拉提草原 This sub-alpine meadow is so distinct in northwest China that, according to legend, one of Genghis Khan’s troops was so awed by its color that he gave the area the name “Nalati” (meaning “place where the sun emerges” in Mongolian). Admission fee: Unknown

39 Yunnan: Three Pagodas, Dali : 云南省大理崇圣寺三塔 These Buddhist towers are the chief landmark of Dali, an ancient town in China’s southwest Yunnan Province. The main tower was first built in mid-ninth century in the hope to easing regular flooding. At 69 meters and 16 stories high, it was a “skyscraper” for the Tang Dynasty and is still the tallest pagoda in China. Each of it tiers is decorated with Buddha statues.The other two identical towers stand 42 meters and were erected almost a century later. Admission fee: $19.47 USD

40 Yunnan: Pudacuo National Park, Shangri-la : 云南香格里拉普达措国家公 园 More than 20 percent of the country’s plant species and around one-third of its mammal and bird species call this wetland plateau home. Photographers especially love the area's many types of orchids and China’s highly endangered black-necked cranes. In Bita Lake in the park, the Bita double-lip fish is an ancient fish dating back 2.5 million years. Admission fee: $30.57 USD

41 Zhejiang: Nanxi River : 浙江楠溪江 With its mountain backdrop and shores lined with ancient houses, the Nanxi River inevitably became the cradle of classic Chinese water-and-ink painting. By drifting down the Nanxi River on a bamboo craft, travelers can enjoy views of locals doing laundry along the river and fishermen employing traditional methods of using cormorants to catch fish. The xiangyu is a rare freshwater fish unique to the Nanxi. Admission fee: for bamboo drifting about $5 - $12 USD

42 Zhejiang: Thousand Island Lake : 浙江千岛湖 Around 1,078 islands dot the lake. Outdoors activities are the draw of this ginormous recreation and resort area -- speed boating, water skiing, animal-themed island-hopping, mountain climbing. Admission fee: $24.12 USD

43 Zhejiang: Yunhe Rice Terrace: 浙江云和梯田 Yunhe and its surrounding rice terraces have been home to farmers for at least 1,000 years. Winding in a maze up mountainsides from 200 to 1,400 meters, individual terraces can be constructed of as many as 700 layers. Rainy days are the best time to visit, when steam from evaporating river water floats through the terraces, creating a kind of agricultural dreamscape. Admission fee: $12.86 USD

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