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Top 15 Places To Visit In Beijing

Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, has a history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, and the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nearby, the massive Tiananmen Square pedestrian plaza is the site of Mao Zedong’s mausoleum and the National Museum of China,

Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Located in the ancient town of Pixian County, the museum is an extraordinary place mainly composed of six exhibition halls including collection room, interactive room, tea tasting lounge, Kitchen God Temple, cooking tools exhibition hall, and Sichuan cuisine ingredients display room. There are more than 3,000 pieces of diet household utensils from the Warring States (475 - 221 BC) till now

Dujiangyan Panda Valley

Panda Valley is located in Baima Village, Yutang Town, Dujiangyan City, 60 km (37 miles) from Chengdu. The entire valley covers 1.34 square kilometers (331 acres). The Dujiangyan Panda Valley is organized in a way that encourages pandas to return to the wild. In Dujiangyan Panda Valley, giant pandas are gradually returning to the wild. In a semi-primitive wilderness transition experiment, they

Zhujiajiao Water Town

Zhujiajiao Water Town is about 50 km away from the Bund, Shanghai. If your time is limited, Zhujiajiao would be the best and 2nd nearest option to get a feel of such ancient towns around Shanghai. Similar to Venice in Italy, there are many well preserved bridges and boat ride is available. Among Zhujiajiao's nine old streets, North Street is the

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Situated in Da Ci'en (Great Kindness and Grace) Temple, about four kilometers from the urban center, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China. The Pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) for the study of Buddhist scriptures. Although it has been attacked by centuries of weather, war and seismic activity, which destroyed most

The Temple Of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven was the most important of Beijing's imperial temples. It was where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (from 1420 to 1900) worshiped the god of heaven and prayed for good harvests.  It has been described as "a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design". In 1998, the Temple of Heaven was listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Popular activities:

Leshan Giant Buddha

"The mountain is a Buddha and the Buddha is a mountain." So goes the famous Chinese saying, one that's attributed to the spectacular 71-meter-tall Leshan Giant Buddha. And it certainly makes sense as you stand at its feet as the colossal statue towers high above you. Started in AD 713 by a Buddhist monk and completed 90 years later, this

Hangzhou's Historic West Lake

Few cities in China can boast quite the same concentration of splendid historic sites and ancient temples as the city of Hangzhou (Hangchow), capital of Zhejiang province at the southernmost end of China's famous Grand Canal. Much of this rich collection is gathered around lovely West Lake, a six-kilometer-square stretch of water in the heart of the old city, which


Zhouzhuang is one of the most famous water towns in China. Often referred to as the “Venice of the East,” the town is criss-crossed with rivers and streams lined with ancient houses. Located less than 32 km (20 miles) from Suzhou in east China, Zhouzhuang is famous for its twin bridges, Shide and Yongan that are symbols of the town.

Lijiang Old Town

Lijiang Old Town is one of Yunnan Province’s top tourist magnets, drawing visitors who want to sample life in a minority area. Kublai Khan was the first emperor to live in this 800-year-old town that is affiliated with the Naxi minority culture. Almost 350 bridges cross canals that meander through the city, which is a good place to see colorful