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Tips in Jinan

Located in the northeast side of the Chengziya Ruins in Zhangqiu District, it is the first museum of a prehistoric site in Shandong Province.

14:36, 03-08, 2018
China’s Earliest Capital

ANYANG, the northernmost city in Henan Province, had once served as capital of the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 - c. 1100 BC). It is the earliest capital of China in written record.

16:11, 02-24, 2018
Nanjing: City of Memories

NANJING, which used to be known as Jinling or Jian-kang, is the capital city of Jiangsu Province, on China’s east coast. As one of the four ancient capitals, Nanjing is a cradle of Chinese civilization as well as a political, economic, and cultural center.

17:32, 02-07, 2018
Luoyang: Capital for Millennia and City of Peonies

LUOYANG, in central China’s Henan Province, was named in honor of its situation north of the Luohe River – a tributary of the Yellow River. In ancient China, such a location, or one at the southern foot of a mountain, was deemed to be yang (meaning the sunny side as opposed to yin). Luoyang was thus named.

17:30, 02-07, 2018
The Charms of Xiamen

XIAMEN, a sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian, is one of the first Special Economic Zones in China. The city center is actually an island, known as Egret Island. Xiamen has long been an important port city for commerce and trade, across the strait from Taiwan. It has become one of the most important economic and cultural cities on China’s southeast coast, and along with Quanzhou and Zhangzhou forms the “Hokkien Golden Triangle.”

17:13, 02-07, 2018
Wuxi, City of the Grand Canal

THE city of Wuxi is a time-honored hub for commerce and transportation in southern Jiangsu Province. Through it runs the Grand Canal. Lying west of Shanghai and east of Nanjing, bounded northward by the Yangtze River and with Taihu Lake to its south, Wuxi is at the core of the vibrant, densely populated Yangtze River Delta.

17:10, 02-07, 2018
Qingdao: East Meets West

QINGDAO is located on the southern coast of the Shandong Peninsula, just across the Yellow Sea from the Korean Peninsula. This coastal city boasts outstanding scenery and a pleasant climate. With seaports and an airport linking it to the world, Qingdao is one of China’s most important economic and logistics hubs.

16:52, 02-07, 2018
Imperial Summer Resort

CHENGDE in Hebei Province is blessed with rich natural resources, a thriving eco-environment, and high forest coverage, hence its epithet “the lungs of North China.”

16:46, 02-07, 2018
Pearl of the Ancient Silk Road

AS the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi is its political, economic and cultural center, and an important portal of China’s opening-up.

16:43, 02-07, 2018
Quanzhou, Where the Maritime Silk Road Starts

LOCATED in southeast Fujian Province, the coastal city Quanzhou is dotted with rolling hills, valleys, and basins; the Daiyun Mountain extends southwest from the northeast of the city.

16:39, 02-07, 2018
A Mystical Metropolis on the Snowy Plateau

LHASA, the 1,400-year-old capital of Tibet Autonomous Region located in its southeast, is among the world’s highest-altitude cities. The region’s political, economic, cultural, and religious center, Lhasa, which in the Tibetan language means Sacred City, is the starting point for tours of Tibet, and has become even more popular since the modernization of its infrastructure.

16:34, 02-07, 2018
Chongqing: The Mountain City

CHONGQING, in Southwest China, is one of the four municipalities directly under the central government, the other three being Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin.

16:31, 02-07, 2018
Foshan: Confluence of Tradition and Modernity

FOSHAN is an ancient city endowed with a bountiful culture. Located in the heartland of the vibrant Pearl River Delta, Foshan is west of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, and gazes upon Hong Kong and Macao from the north.

16:28, 02-07, 2018
Dali: A Charming Folk City

THE Dali Old Town sits in Dali City, the seat of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province. The town first emerged as the capital of the Nanzhao Kingdom (738-937), and later served as the capital of the Kingdom of Dali (937-1095, 1096-1253). It used to be a political, economic, and cultural center of Yunnan for as long as 500-odd years.

15:44, 02-07, 2018
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