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Travel in China-QuFu

Confucius Temple Qufu. the Oriental Holy City. is a famous city best known as the hometown of Confucius (551-479BC). a famous philosopher. educator. and the creator of Confucianism in ancient China. The city is also the birthplace of anoth...

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Travel in China-Hangzhou

the West Lake Capital of Zhejiang Province. Hangzhou is a well-known tourist city at home and abroad. It lies on the lower reaches of the Qiantang River and is the southern end of the l794-kllometer-long Grand Canal (Beijing-Hangzhou Canal...

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Travel in China-Nanjing

Qinhuaihe river Nanjing. an ancient metropolis of six different dynasties. is a city of mountains. waters and green trees. Called Ning for short and Jinling in ancient times. Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province. situated in the west...

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Travel in China-Datong

Yungang Grottoes Datong. situated in the far north of Shanxi Province. covers a total area of 14.112.56 square kilometers. and averages at 700 to 1.400 meters in altitude. The city has a population of 2.848 million. about 60% of which is i...

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Travel in China-Shanhaiguan Pass

Known as the First Pass under Heaven. the Shanhaiguan Pass is one of the world`s grandest ancient structures as well as the starting point of the Great Wall. Situated between two sheer cliffs of the Yanshan Mountains. it has been a strateg...

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Travel in China-Pagoda Forest at Shaolin Temple

The Pagoda Forest at Shaolin Temple stands at the foot of Shaoshi Mountain about half a kilometer west of Shaolin Temple in Henan Province. It is a concentration of tomb pagodas for eminent monks and abbots of the temple. A rough count sho...

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Travel in China-Yueyang Tower

The Yueyang Tower stands on the west gate of the Yueyang city wall. looking down at the Dongting Lake. facing the Junshan Island in the distance. and linking the Yangtze River to the north and the Xiangjiang River to the south. Standing on...

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Five Mountain Ranges

China is world-known for its abundance of mountains. Its mountain ranges can be divided into five basic categories according to the directions in which they run: 1. West-to-east mountain ranges. including the Tianshan-Yinshan-Yanshan mount...

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Three Famous Corridors

The Hexi Corridor The Hexi Corridor. located between Qilian Mountain and Beishan Mountain. is topographically a basin in the north of Gansu Province in western China. It got the name for its low topography. narrow shape and its location in...

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Geographic Features

Located in the east of the Asian continent. on the western shore of the Pacific Ocean. the People`s Republic of China has a land area of about 9.6 million square kilometers. and is the third largest country in the world. next only to Russi...

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