Most Beautiful Cities in China
With a long history and much beautiful natural scenery, China provides many landscapes for tourists from home and abroad. There are many beautiful cities in China, which are the top destinations of visitors. Some cities provide you spectacular mountains, some cities has world-famous ancient buildings, some cities are full of religious color, some cities give you breathtaking natural wonders. No matter what scenery you want, China will provide you a different trip as well as wonderful experience. The followings are some most beautiful cities in China that you can have a reference for traveling.
Zhangjiajie: Grotesque Peaks Towering into Clouds
Attractions: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountains, Huanglong Cave
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is known as magnificent mountains, spectacular forests and deep valleys. With more than 3,000 grotesque peaks, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park provides every visitor breathtaking natural scenery. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is like a wonderland in the clouds or fog.
With an altitude of over 1,500 meters above the sea level, there are 999 stairs to climb before you reach the Tianmen Hole of Tianmen Mountain.
Huanglong Cave provides you one of the marvellous spectacles of karst caves in the world.
The Glass Bridge of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is the highest and longest glass bridge in the world, which provides bungee jumping experience.
Zhangjiajie Natioanl Forest Park
Lhasa: City Full of Religious Color
Attractions: Potala Palace, Norbulinka Summer Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery
Potala Palace is a splendid building built on the mountainside. A large area of stone walls stand like cliffs, making the Potala Palace seem to be integrated with the mountains.
With a history of more than 1,300 years, the Jokhang Temple occupies an important status in Tibetan Buddhism. Jokhang Temple combines the architectural styles of Tibet, Tang, Nepal and India, and has become an eternal model of Tibetan religious architecture.
Sera Monastery is one of the Three Most Famous Temples in Lhasa.You will see the believers kowtowing devoutly in front of the temples in Lhasa.
Zhangye: Breathtaking Colorful Danxia Landform
Colorful Danxia Scenic Spot is located in Zhangye, Gansu Province, China. Covering an area of about 50 square kilometers, it is of high visiting and research value. Colorful Danxia Scenic Spot is the most typical Danxia landform in northern China, and it is also the only region that the Danxia landform overlaps with the colorful hills in China.
The Colorful Danxia Scenic Spot can be traced to 2,000,000 years ago. And the altitude of it is between 2,000 meters to 3,800 meters above the sea level. It is about 40 kilometers long from east to west and 5-10 kilometers wide from north to south, with a distribution area of more than 300 square kilometers. Thousands of cliffs and mountains are all bright red and reddish brown, which are magnificent and marvellous.
Chongqing: A City with Three-Dimensional Transport
As a beautiful mountain city in the southwest of China, Chongqing’s Three-Dimensional Transport is very popular. Chongqing is a city built on the mountain. And it is a city that two rivers meet. The three-dimensional and flexible urban pattern, which caused the unique three-dimensional transportation system in Chongqing.
At Liziba Station, you can see the Light Rail crossing the building. The light rail crosses the building every few minutes. You can take the Changjiang ropeway across the Changjiang River. You will come across a long elevator of more than 100 meters long.
Shangri-la: A Place Closest to Heaven
Attractions: Potatso National Park, Shika Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge Scenic Spot
Potasto National Park contains relatively primitive and complete forests, shrubs, alpine meadows, wetland, lakes, geological relics and river canyon ecosystems.
Shika Snow Mountain has an altitude of more than 4,400 meters. Summer is the season that the flowers in Shika Snow Mountain are in blossom, which is charming and beautiful.
The Tiger Leaping Gorge Scenic Spot is one of the deepest valleys in China. It got its name because the tiger and leopard can go over the narrowest part in one jump. Many people come to the Tiger Leaping Gorge to see the spectacular rapids.
Dunhuang: Exquisite Grottoes and Murals
Attractions: Mogao Caves, Singing Sands Mountain, Crescent Spring
Dunhuang is located in Gansu Province, China. As a city in the Silk Road, Dunhuang is known as grottoes and murals all over the world. Mogao Caves has 735 grottoes and the murals cover an area of over 45,000 square meters. The spectacular grottoes and the exquisite murals make Mogao Caves the representative for Chinese grotto art. Flying Heaven, Cangjing Hole and Giant Buddha Hall are the name cards of Dunhuang Mogao Caves.
Singing Sands Mountain is famous for the sound of the sand dunes when the wind blows. The highest peak of Singing Sands Mountain is 1,715 meters. The sunrise and sunset at sand dunes should not be missed. Sand Skiing on the soft sand dunes are very interesting.
Crescent Spring is a spring in the sands dunes of Singing Sands Mountain, whose shape is like a crescent. Crescent Spring and the rolling sands dunes of Singing Sands Mountain provides visitors wonderful scene.
Dali: Pagodas of a Thousand Years
The Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Temple are the landmark of Dali. The main tower is named Qianxun Tower, with the height of 69 meters. And the two pagodas are the same height of 42 meters. The Qianxun Tower is the construction style of Tang Dynasty, and the two small towers are the construction style of Song Dynasty. Qianxun Tower has a history of more than 1,000 years.
The Three Pagodas are of high historical, cultural and architectural value. The Three Pagodas are good places to feel the history of Dali. There are also many Buddhist Statues and other collections of Buddhism in the Chongsheng Temple.
Lushan Mountain: Unique and Beautiful Mountains and Waterfalls
Lushan Mountain is located in Lushan, Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China. It was listed as World Cultural Heritage in 1996. There are mountains, valleys, caves, rocks, rapids and waterfalls in Lushan Mountain. The most famous waterfall is the Sandiequan Waterfall with a drop of 155 meters. Lushan Mountain is spectacular, grotesque, steep and picturesque.
The literary men of past dynasties like Li Bai and Xu Zhimo, traveled to Lushan Mountain and wrote down some masterpiece poems. The amazing scenery gave the literary men inspiration for their painting or writing.