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The province of Hubei is the agricultural and geographic center of Han China. Scenic sites are scattered in three regions: Wuhan, the provincial capital, three gorges and the Three Kingdoms relics.
Hong Kong is one of the two Special Administrative Regions (SAR) in China and is East Asia's most extraordinary city. Its unique geographical position, special charming of the combination of the east and west cultures and its identity of tax free port make it a cosmopolitan, a tourism city and so called Shopping Heaven. Famous places include Ocean Park, Tian Tan Buddha and Shanding Plaza.
Regarded as the outer limit of civilization since it was first brought under Chinese control in the Qin Dynasty (BC 221-206), Gansu province forms a natural corridor between Mongolia's Gobi Desert to the north and the Qilian Mountains of the Tibetan plateau to the south and west.
Qinghai (Green Sea) Province is situated in the northeast part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, where the Yangtze River and the Yellow River originate. The highway to Lhasa is asphalted, the highest highway in the world. Wild antelope, yak, donkeys, camels, lynx, deer and pheasant roam freely over the vast grass lands. Its capital city is Xining (Western Peace) and it has large lamaseries and mosques to offer.
Taiwan is shaped like a tobacco leaf and is 240 miles long and 85 miles wide. It is located 100 miles off the coast of southeastern mainland China. Lots of scenic spots around the whole island, including Seven-Star Volcano, hot springs of Yangming Hill and the Sun-Moon Lake.
Macau is located in the southeast of China, to be more precisely, on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta. It lies 38 nautical miles (70 kilometers) from Hong Kong and some 145 kilometers from Guangzhou.
The province of Henan is located in the central-east part of China and the lower - middle reaches of the Yellow River. Henan is one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilizations and it has in its history over twenty kingdoms and dynasties which had their respective capitals in its territory, of which Luoyang and Kaifeng are two of the six great ancient capitals of China. There are abundant resources for the tourism of history, culture and religions such as Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, Shaolin Monastery, Mt. Songshan (one of the five sacred mountains in China), Tombs of Song Dynasty, etc.
Chongqing is essentially a mountainous city, surrounded on all sides by steep hills which keep the fog and mist in the basin. The Yangtze and Jialing Rivers embrace the downtown area here however, providing light relief from the industrial city views prevalent throughout most of the area. With 300 developed scenery spots, Chongqing altogether owns 1300 scenery spots, including 4 nationwide important spots, 6 national cultural relic protection units and 1100 municipal cultural relic protection units.
Tianjin lies in the northeast of the North China Plain and borders the Bohai Sea. The city is separated by the Haihe River flowing through the urban area of the city. Tianjin is one of the four municipalities of China directly under the central government jurisdiction.
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, one of the five autonomous regions in China, and the smallest of all provinces in China, is situated in the west of the Great Bend of the Yellow River. Hui people make up about thirty percent of the tiny four million population, the remainder comprising mainly Han. Its capital city is Yinchuan, the political, economic, and cultural center of the region, and also a famous historical and cultural city.
Sichuan Province is the largest province in China and it also has the largest population with almost 100 million people. It is situated in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Due to its rich natural resources, Sichuan is referred to as the "heavenly Kingdom".
Liaoning borders sea to its south and Korea to its southeast. Liaoning is the birthplace of Man, and the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty. The capital city of Liaoning is Shenyang. Main tourist attractions are located mainly in Shenyang, Xingcheng and Dalian.
Heilongjiang Province is situated in the northeast border area and is the coldest province in China. Heilongjiang has a vast territory, rich produce and long border lines. Scattered on its land are boundless forests, immense grasslands and rivers and lakes.
Fujian Province, with Fuzhou as its provincial capital, lies in the south eastern China, facing Taiwan across the Straits and bordering Zhejiang Province, Jiangxi Province and Guangdong Province. It covers a land area of 124, 600 square kilometers, and 136, 000 square kilometers in sea area, and has a population of 32,820,000.
Tibet lies on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau of the southwest border of China. The average height of the whole region is more than 4,000 meters above sea level, for which Tibet is known as "Roof of the World". The highest peak of Tibet, also the highest in Himalayas and in the whole world, is Everest Peak, which is as high as 8,846.27 meters above sea level.
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