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Attractions

Beijing
Beijing is the capital of China. It is also the political, economic, cultural and scientific center of China. With a 3000-year-old history, it is the home of 2660 temples, 51 interesting historical sites and 24 key national relic units under state protection.
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Shanghai

Shanghai is bordered by the East China Sea and is where the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) empties into the sea. Shanghai is one of China's ancient cultural cities and also the largest industrial city and gateway to China.
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Guangzhou

Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong Province. It is bordered by the South China Sea next to Hong Kong. Guangzhou is the largest city in south China and the main gateway to south China.
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Guilin

Guilin is located in the northeast part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, it lies on the west bank of the Lijiang River. It is often known as "Guilin's scene is best in the world".
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Xian

Xian is the capital city of Shaanxi Province and was Changan for a long time. It used to be the capital of 11 dynasties. The well known Silk Road starts from Xian and stretches westward. In the Han and Tang Dynasties, Changan was in its heyday with magnificent and splendid palaces and strict city arrangement.
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Kunming

Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province. It is one of China's ancient cultural cities and is known as the "Spring City" and "Flower Capital".
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Three Gorges

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The Silk Road

The Silk Road was opened in the 2nd century BC, starts from Changan (now Xian) in the east and passes through the Hexi Corridor in Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. Xinjiang's Tarim basin and central Asia to the east shore of the Meditterranean. With a total length of more than 7000 km, it was a throughfare linking Asia to Europe. The length of its section in China is more than 4000 km. Along the Silk Road are many places of historical interests. They are also areas along the road inhabited by minority nationalities, featuring their unique customs.


Famous Spots
 
Qin Terra-cotta Army Museum - the 8th wonder of the world.
Famen Temple - houses the bones of Sakyamuni, the founder of of Buddhism
Magao Grottoes, Maiji Mount Mountain Grottoes
Jiayuguan Pass - at western end of the Great Wall
Tar Lamasery
Old Day Hub City of Gaochang
Qinghai Lake
The Lake of Heaven
Bayanbulak Nature Preservation Zone
Karamai Windmills
the Ghost City

Sanya

Sanya is situated in the southern part of Hainan Province. It is the famous tropical seaside resort in China. Sanya boasts the finest sea water, sand beaches and tropical beachesgreen vegetation in China, and increasingly complete tourist facilities.
Yalong Bay is a national level tourist area. Sanya has an international airport and an expressway links Sanya with Haikou, the capital city of the Province.

Nanjing

Nanjing in the capital of Jiangsu Province, located on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang). It used to be the capital of 8 dynasties and one of the 7 ancient capitals in China.
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