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As the capital of China, Beijing has a history of over 3000 years. She is the center of China's politics, culture, science, commerce, international interchanging, etc. At the same time, she has reserved her ancient view, so she is also famous for touring. There are various scenic spots in Beijing, many of them are very famous. Following, you can not only have a general understanding of those famous spots, but also have a virtual tour to these places.
Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct jurisdiction of the central government. A leader in finance, industry and trade, Shanghai boasts the largest population - approximately 15 million - in all of China. Shanghai's history of revolution and culture attract tourists home and abroad. Being regarded as "Paris of China" and as the paradise for shopping, Shanghai has become an ideal city for tourism
Hunan, which means "South of the Lake", is the main rice-growing area in China and the hometown of Mao Zedong, a great man of China. With the Xiang River runs through the province, Hunan boasts its abbreviated name "Xiang". Therefore, the Hunan Opera is called "Xiang Opera", Hunan Dishes called "Xiang Dishes" and Hunan culture called "Hu Xiang Culture".
Guangdong is located in the southern part of the south China Sea, encompassing a total 179,766 square kilometers.
Guangxi is located in the southern part of the country. It has an area of 240,100 square kilometers and is bordered by the provinces of Yunnan on the west, Guizhou on the north, Hunan on the northeast, and Guangdong on the southeast; the Gulf of Tonkin on the south; and Vietnam on the southwest. Guangxi is fruitful for travel resources and Guilin is one of the most celebrated scenic cities in China.
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, established in 1947 as the first Chinese ethnic groups' autonomous region, is located in China's northern borderline, and occupies 1,180,000 square kilometers. Its capital is Hohhot, which means "the Green City" in Mongolian, and which has been designated as one of the state-listed production bases for ethnic groups special necessities.
Situated in the middle reaches of the Yellow River, Shaanxi boasts tourists resources and is one of the birthplaces of Chinese culture. There are innumerous scenic spots and places of historical interest in Xi'an, the provincial capital, which served as the imperial capital for eleven dynasties. The mausoleum of Emperor Qin and the excavated Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are the most famous ones.
Hainan Island, China's latest established province, lies on the same latitude as Hawaii, with a great climate and charming pace of life. This is a rich and prosperous province and the area now enjoys fame as one of China's most popular tourism destinations.
Jiangsu Province, located in middle east China, faces the East China Sea while the Yangtze River flows through it from the east to the west and finally reaches the sea. The province is rich in streams, rivers and lakes. The Grand canal runs from the north to the south. Low-lying, flat and wet, it is one of the most fertile and long-inhabited areas of China, dense in population and with plenty of sights of interest Jiangsu is known as Land of Fish and Rice.
Zhejiang Province lies on the southeast coast in East China and is well-known for its picturesque sceneries like green hills and clear waters. Famous as Fish and Rice Land, Zhe Jiang is a district with numerous cultural treasures, and is a dreamland for tourists.
Shandong Province is located in the lower reaches of the Yellow River in east China and its capital city is Jinan, which is famous as a "City of Springs". Shandong is where China's most revered thinkers and educators--Confucius was born and also one of the birthplaces of Chinese ancient culture. Mountain Tai and the Confucius sites in Qufu have been included in UNESCO's world heritage list.
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region lies in the west inland of China and covers an area of 1.6 million square kilometers. It is the largest administrative region in China. Xinjiang is famous for its folk dances, fruits, gems, and carpets. Urumqi, Xinjiang's capital city, is the political, economic and cultural center of the region.
Yunnan Province lies in the southwest of China and borders on Burma, Laos and Vietnam to the south. Yunnan has one third of its population of national minorities. Many nationalities still practice old customs, such as Water-Splashing Festival, Torch Festival and Moon Market. Its capital city is Kunming - known as city of Spring.
The province of Jiangxi has a long history and lots of places of interest. The city of Nanchang is the revolutionary center, and now the capital city of Jiangxi Province. Jingdezhen is famed as China's porcelain capital.
Guizhou is one of the most rewarding provinces to visit. Mountains and plateaus make up some 87% of Guizhou's topography, which has an average altitude of 1000m above sea level. The star attraction close to Guiyang is the Huangguoshu Waterfalls - the highest in China. The neighbourhood also presents many opportunities for hiking and stumbling around some of China's least-visited villages.
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