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Beijing China Traveler’s Dilemma

Beijing is rightly regarded as a major center of world culture. Occupied for over 3,000 years, it has seen dynasties come and go, each of which has left its mark. As a result, visitors may find themselves faced with a common traveler’s dilemma – too much to see with too little time. In Beijing, or […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
Old bridge and town at Fenghuang, Hunan China.
China, the Land of Awe

With a population over 1.3 billion, a land mass almost 9.6 million square kilometers and a culture over 5,000 years old, China is a vast country in every sense. One of the world’s largest politically unified areas (fourth after Russia, Canada and the U.S.), the country is bordered by a dozen others, both small and […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City Imperial Palace in the Forbidden CityImperial Palace in the Forbidden City
China, The Forbidden City

Like China itself, the Imperial Palace in Beijing has come a long way in 600 years. Once the home of Emperors of one of the oldest civilizations on Earth, it now houses a Starbucks. Fortunately, alongside the encroaching commercial enterprises, the terrible grandeur of those bygone empires has been preserved within its massive walls. The […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
Mount Kailash, Tibet
A View From A Summit, The Mountains of China

Just as no photograph or video can do justice to the mountains of China, so no single article can describe the majesty of these natural wonders. There are dozens in and around the border of China that would make the tallest elsewhere look like big hills. Hengshan, Songshan, Taishan and of course the fabled Mount […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
Forest of Stone Steles Museum
China’s Forest of Stone Steles Museum

With over 3,000 years of recorded history maybe it should not be surprising that China has a museum containing nearly 3,000 pieces of inscribed stone. Those stones are called steles, which is a small monolith with carved writings or low-relief sculpture on one face. Like many things in China, these particular examples are extraordinary. The […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
Shilin Stone Forest
China’s Yunnan Stone Forest

Just over an hour from Kunming in the Yunnan province resides one of the world’s most unusual natural areas: The Yunnan Stone Forest. Arrayed across 96,000 acres is one of the world’s most amazing geological formations. Despite what the name might suggest, these are not merely petrified trees. It is a region festooned with stone […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
The Ruins of St. Paul's in Macao
Macau, City of Portugal and China

One doesn’t usually picture China and think of Europe. Yet there is one region of this Asian powerhouse that definitely fits that image: Macau. Sometimes called Macao, this peninsula less than 62km from Hong Kong is second only to that great city in its western aspect. For over 300 years, until just a few years […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
Jixian Pavilion,Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Hangzhou, City Along the Qiantang River

At a ‘mere’ 2,200 years old, Hangzhou is among the younger cities in the vast, ancient land of China. Founded by the Qin dynasty, it has long been a favored location of those exploring China’s treasures. Here, Marco Polo found silk to take back to Europe. He also found delightful temples and breathtaking natural scenery. […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
Zhouzhuang, Jiangsu, China
Zhouzhuang, Venice of China

Located about 60km from Shanghai is an ancient city. That in itself is not remarkable. China is full of ancient cities. China is an ancient land that has been populated by diverse cultures for thousands of years. But few cities in that country, or anywhere else, could legitimately claim to be the Venice of China. […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
Hanging Coffins China
The Ba Hanging Coffins of China

Most ancient civilizations buried their dead under the ground, a few burned them on pyres. But there are some that placed bodies of the dead in coffins and hung the coffins on a precipice. Examples of the latter can be found in many locations throughout China. Some of those are placed on wooden beams projecting […]

By : Our World Cities Date : January 5, 2021 Category : China Our World Cities Comments :
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