Top Ten Cities Worth a Visit Most in China

December 17,2008 Editor:Peggy|

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Would you like to know which cities are worth your visit and taste by heart? We select the following 10 cities with their own characteristics in terms of the geographical environment, scenic spots and culture and arts and other aspects. Surely it will be an unforgettable journey for you from the moment you threw your bags in back.
As an internationally well-known ancient and young metropolis, Beijing, the great capital city of China, is the heart of politics, economy, transportation, culture and art of this great country. As a most ancient municipality on this planet, Beijing is also home to a large number of natural wonders, manmade miracles and cultural heritage, which not only belongs to China, but also to the whole world.

Hangzhou is always well-known in the world for its graceful sceneries. It has graceful landscapes and magical sights with a good reputation of "a paradise under the heaven". The well-known West Lake has been a focus for learners writing poems.

Chengdu is an old city with a history of over 2,000 years and enjoys a mild climate. It is the center of science and technology, business and trade, and finance and communication in southwestern China. The area is famous for its wonderful spicy cuisine, breath-taking scenery, unique wildlife, and remarkable local culture.

Zhuhai faces Shenzhen and Hong Kong across the sea to the east and is connected with Macau by the overland route to the south. Zhuhai is a garden style seashore tourist city, where colorful flowers bloom all the year around and trees and grass are luxuriant as far as the eye can see.

Xi'an boasts a mild climate, fertile soil, beautiful scenery, abundant products, and numerous historical relics and sites. It was also the first stop on the Silk Road, linking up the oriental and western civilizations. During its 3,100 years of development, Xi'an enjoys an equal fame as "one of the four major capitals of ancient civilization".

As a beautiful coastal city, Weihai boasts of attractive scenic spots, various bays and islands, clean and hygienic environment as well as pleasant climate. Weihai is a favorable place for holidays and sightseeing. Its attractive environment and natural landscapes have won the reputation of a national-level Garden City.

Luoyang is famous for its brilliant culture and long history. It is one of the six famous ancient capitals of China. Its history as a capital has endowed Luoyang with quite a number of cultural relics such as capital city ruins, temples and cave sculptures, tombs and stone tablets.

Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region and has long been the center of politics, economy, culture and religion in Tibet. With Potala Palace as its center, Lhasa is one of the most charming cities in the country. The grand Potala, the blue sky, the clear water and the fresh air all add charm to the city.

Kunming is nicknamed "City of Eternal Spring" due to its mild weather conditions all year around. Since it is a flowery city and it enjoys a milder climate than most Chinese cities and can be visited at any time of the year.

Lijiang will spoil you with its cobbled streets, willows-lined canals, hurly-burly markets and waterside cafes. In addition to the beautiful scenery, Lijiang is an old center for the Naxi people with rich and textured culture- the Dongba Culture.


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