As the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is the nation's center of government, economy, culture, and international activities, as well as serving as a transportation hub to the entire country. With a population of 11 million people, Beijing contains 18 districts and counties covering an area of 10,450 square miles. The suburbs contain: Dongcheng, Xicheng, Xuanwu, Chongwen, Chaoyang, Haidian, Fengtai, and Shijingshan. An outer suburban area consists of: Fangshan, Mengtougou, Changping, Tongxian, Shunyi, Daxing, Huairou, Miyun, Pinggu, and Yianqing.
The city of Chengde is approximately 143 miles from Beijing. In addition to being one of the first ancient cities to be recorded by the government, it is also one of the ten esteemed national-class scenic spots. There are many places of interest in and around Chengde, such as the magnificent Mountain Resort and the Eight Outer Monasteries. Chengde has convenient transportation, and easily accessible by either train or long-distance bus. Tourist trains and regular buses shuttle between Chengde and Beijing on a daily basis.
Chengdu, located in the western Sichuan Plain, is the capital of Sichuan Province. It covers an area of approximately 3 million acres, and it comprises 5 districts, 12 counties with a total population of 9.6 million. It is a well-known city with a longstanding history and civilization. Among other interesting facts about the city, Chengdu is also known as the City of Brocade and the City of Hibiscus. Chengdu, as early as 500,000 years, was a major transportation hub for telecommunications in southwestern China.
Chongqing is located in the southeastern section of the Sichuan Basin where the Yangtze and Jialing rivers meet. It is the largest industrial and commercial city in southwestern China and the economic center of the upper reaches of the ....
The Dali Scenic Region lies in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture located in the northwest of Yunnan Province. Yunnan is made up of one municipality and eleven counties. Dali covers a total area of 11,380 square miles with a total population of 3,063,000, of which minority nationalities make up 1,553,000. The Bai people make up 33.2 percent of the total population and the Yi, Hui, Naxi, Miao and.....
Dalian, located at the southern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, is an important port and industrial and tourist city. Dalian has a long coastline. Dalian covers an area of 4,826 square miles with a population of 5,370,000.
It is an ancient cultural city dating back 2,000 years and known both in China and abroad for its many places of interest, such as the Yungang Grottoes and the Overhanging Monastery on Mt. Hengshan, one of the five holy mountains of Taoism.
Guangzhou has a humid climate, flowers bloom there all year round and it is therefore also know as the "City of Flowers."
The serene mountains, sparkling waters, and exotic rocks typical of karst landmasses in the Lijiang River basin have inspired the saying, "The landscape of Guilin is unmatched under Heaven." Guilin was originally a vast expanse of sea until about one hundred and ninety million years ago, when, owing to the movement of the earth crust.....
The most interesting scenic spot in the city is the Southern Cave, or the "Underground Park" as the locals call it. About half a mile in length, the cave contains spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
One of the seven capitals of ancient China, Hangzhou is an ancient cultural city and a well-known tourist city. It is most famous for the beautiful scenery of the West Lake. With an area of 6,047 square miles inhabited by a population of 5.2 million.....
Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province, is located in the middle reaches of the Songhua River in the south of the province. The urban area is composed of seven districts: Daoli, Daowai, Nangang, Taiping, Xiangfang, Dongli and Pingfang....
It has three districts and four counties. Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, is 194 kilometers from the city of Huangshan. The Huangshan Airport has opened a dozen flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. Huangshan also has convenient land transportation.
Jinan is the capital of Shandong Province on the East Coast of China. Jinan has jurisdiction over five districts: Lixia, Licheng, Huaiyin, Tianqiao and Shizhong, four counties: Changqing, Pingyin, Shanghe, Jiyang and Zhangqiu City.
It is also known as "the City of Perpetual Spring." Kunming has 3.5 million residents. It has 26 ethnic peoples including the Han, Yi, Bai, Hani, Zhuang, Dai, and Miao.
It has a history of more than 1,300 years. Lhasa ("the sacred place") has an abundance of sunshine; hence its reputation as the Solar City. It is a center of politics, economy, transport, and religious activities. There are many places of interest in Lhasa, such as the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, and the Jokhang Monastery.
Lijiang is an old city with gorgeous surroundings resting in northwest Yunnan, located on a plateau at an elevation of 8,530 feet. Tectonic movement, which took place over 65 million years ago, created the Himalayas and gave rise to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
The ancient city of Luoyang, located along the southern banks of the middle reaches of the Yellow River, is one of the seven ancient capitals of China. More than 70 rulers of nine different dynasties kept their capitals here; hence the name "Capital of Nine Dynasties."
Nanjing, known as Jinling in ancient times, is the capital of Jiangsu Province. It is located on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, surrounded by mountains and rivers, with a humid climate. Nanjing served as the capital for ten dynasties.
In the animals' world, the giant panda enjoys a special reputation. With a long history of evolution, the giant panda is regarded as the "living fossil", and the national treasure of China.
Qingdao is located on the Jiaodong Peninsula on Jiaozhou Bay in the Yellow Sea. The city is admired for its clear fresh air, blue sea, red-tile-roof houses and the abundance of trees and flowers. It is a famous summer resort, a coastal city, and an ancient cultural city.
Located at the southernmost tip of Hainan Island, the city of Sanya is surrounded on three sides by mountains and on one side by sea. It has a coastline of 112 miles.
Shanghai, located along the coast of the East China Sea and the southern banks of the mouth of the Yangtze River, is a city under the direct jurisdiction of the Central Government. It is the largest metropolis in China and one of the most historically significant cities.
Located in the middle of the southern coast of Guangdong Province, Shenzhen neighbors Daya Bay in the east, the mouth of the Zhujiang (Pearl) River in the west, and Hong Kong in the south. Shenzhen covers an area of 780 square miles and has a population of 3 million.
Suzhou is crisscrossed by rivers and enjoys a mild and humid climate, easily accessible by water, land and air transportation. Many private gardens were built during and after the Song Dynasty, making the city famous for its awe-inspiring classical gardens.
Historical changes in past 600 years have made Tianjin a unique place, mingling both ancient and the modern Chinese and Western styles.
Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is located on the banks of the Urumqi River at the northern foot of Tianshan Mountain.
Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, is located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Hanshui rivers in central China. The Yangtze River and the Han River join here, dividing the city into three towns: Hankou, Hanyang and Wuchang.
The Ancient Grand Canal is a wonder of the ancient Chinese civilization.
Xiamen, a picturesque city off the coast of southeastern China, consists of Gulang Island and some regions along the northern banks of the Jiujiang River. It was one of the first four special economic zones to open to the outside world.
Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, is located in the heart of the Guanzhong Basin, with the Weihe River running along the northern border of the city. It is the largest metropolis in northwestern China. Known as Chang'an in ancient China, Xi'an is a world-renowned ancient capital.