Top 10 places to visit in China

Chang Jiang

Cruising through the river should be on the list of those who are looking for a romantic sailing. Yangtze River meanders through mountains and cities, from west to east and empties into the East China Sea near Shanghai, with a total length of over 6.300 km. It is ranked as the third longest river in the world after the Nile and the Amazon.

Chang Jiang
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Jiuzhaigou valley

Set in the distant mountains in the border area of Nanping, Songpan and Pingvu, Jiuzhaigou is a magical country which means “Valley of Nine Villages”. Indeed, there you can visit the nine Tibetan villages. The valley has a length of about 50 kilometers and is known for its waterfalls and colorful lakes. In 1992 it was included in the list of UNESCO world natural heritage.

Lijiang

It is located in Yunnan province in southern China.It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lijiang has a history that goes back for more than 1,300 years. It is located on a plateau, at 2.600 m above sea level. This medieval town is known for its natural scenery and greenery. In the background lies a mountain Satseto (Jade Dragon), and Old Town merges with nature.

Lijiang
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Zhangjiajie

The city is located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province. Under the administration of the city is also the district called Wuling Yuan. Beautiful landscapes of this district can be divided into three parts: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the mountain Tianzi and the valley Suoxi (Suoksi).In December 1992, the district is placed on the list of UNESCO world cultural heritage.

Zhangjiajie
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Macau

Macau is known as the oldest European colony in China, which until 1999 was under the jurisdiction of Portugal. After that, the region is left under the China’s administration, but with exception known as a “one country, two systems”. The area of Macao has subtropical climate with moist air that is affected by monsoons that often leading to large differences between summer and winter temperatures. The average annual temperature is 22 degrees C. July is the hottest month of the year. Attractions that are definitely worth a visit are: the Temple Kun lam, Friendship Bridge, Macao Diaspora Memorial, Tomb of Buddha with four faces, A-Ma Temple, Museum of Taipa and Coloane, Memorial House Sun Yat Sen, Lou Kau Mansion, Old Protestant Cemetery and many other…

Macau
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