There are 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 municipalities and 2 special administrative regions, including 333 cities and 2,860 counties in China. Each city and province has its unique culture and history. People there have different eating habit. As a developing country, China is making great progress in buiding its city and culture. Getting some knowldge of China's cities, one can fell the rich culture of this great nationa with more than 5000 years of history. There are millions of tourists from all over the world come to China for its misterious culture and historical sites. As a very popular travel destinations in the world, China has developing fast in building its public transport system and improving its public services. Let learning this great country begins with its most popular and interesting cities. is a free place to discoer the most real and interesting facts and Chinese culture and life of its people.


Top Ten China Travel Cities

Beijing City Guide

Beijing is the capital of the people's Republic of China, and political, cultural, domestic and international exchange center, one of the largest well-known historical and cultural cities and ancient capitals. As early as 700,000 years ago, there appeared primitive community "Peking Man" in zhoukoudian of Beijing. Read More


Shanghai City Guide

Shanghai is the most developed and biggest city in China. Shanghai has become more attractive than ever with the unique life-style of its people, the daily life in new and old living quarters, the countryside life and look are all attractive to the visitors from the overseas. Read More



Xian City Guide

Xian, the provincial capital, also called Chang'an in ancient China, is a renowned ancient city in China. It was the eariliest city to be the national capital and lasted the longest time. It is also the one of ancient capital of the world. Read More



Guilin City Guide

Guilin may be one of the most beautiful tourist city in China which is famous for its clean water and green mountain. There is a popular Chinese saying that "Guilin Shanshui Jia Tian Xia" which means Guilin's landscape is the best under the heaven. Read More



Guangzhou City Guide

As Guangdong Province's provincal city, Guangzhou is not only a beautiufl Chinese southernal prosperous metropolis, but also a city full with south China's culture and food. Anyone coming to Guangzhou can fell the big difference with the northern city of China. It is also one of the best developed and modern city of China. Thousands of people from the west China and north Chna come here for work and living. Read More


Lhasa Travel Guide

People coming to Tibet for two reasons, one is Tibet beautiful scenery, the other is Tibet's culture and religion practise. The Lama Temple and Jokhang temple, Potala Palace will give every tourist to Tibet an unforgetable empression and sight. Many beautiful Chinese song singing about Tibet and its' people and culture. Tibet may be one of the most misterious place in China. Read More



Hangzhou City Guide

Hangzhou is famous for its natural scerary and historic heritages. As a famous tourist city in east coastal China, Hangzhou has become more and more popular in China for its unique sight and culture. The West lake is the most famous scerary in Hangzhou. Any one come to Hangzhou will go there and take a picture with this lake which is full with story and Chinese romance culture. Anyone come to Hangzhou can feel its rich Chinese culture and historic empression. Take a look at Hangzhou and feel more. Read More



Suzhou City Guide

While South China is the most beautiful area in China, Suzhou is the most beautiful city in South China. Living by Taihu Lake, Suzhou is a famous historical and cultural city as well as an important tourism city in China, neihboring Shanghai, a famed international metropolis worldwide. There are many tourist attractions have been listed in the World Heritage List, including the Humble Administrator's Garden, the Lingering Garden, the Garden of Master of Nets and the Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty. Read more



Hong Kong City Guide

As a world famous commercal and financail center, Hong Kong is also a special administrative region of People's Republic of China. There are many thing to see and to do in Hong Kong. Shopping there is most exciting activity and food culture there is also the most various. It is a place where foreign culture and Chinese traditional culture blend. Read More



Macau City Guide

Macau is also one of the spcial administrative regions since December 20th, 1999. Compared to other city, Macau is a clean city with clean air and pitursque land scape. Macu is also famous for its gambling casinos culture. Thousands of people come to this city for gambling and rest. Food and cuisine in Macau is the most various. Read More



Other Capital Cities (From Noth China to South China)

Harbin City Guide

As Heilongjian's provincial capital city, Harbin locats is the biggest city in nothest China. It is also the political and cultural, educational center of Heilongjing proince. Harbin city is not only rich in its cultural heritages, but also favored with its beautiful natural scenery. Famous historical attractions including St. Sofia Orthodox Church and Zhongyang Dajie which were built in the European style. For its unique location, Harbin boasts for its ice and snow culture. Read More



Changchun City Guide

Changchun is the political, economical and cultural center of Jilin province. It is also a famous historical city in China. For the history reason, Changchun was a clony of Japan. But now Changchun is a beautiful and charming city in the north of China. Changchun is considered as a city of film, a city of automobiles and a city of forest. Famous attractions in Changchun including City of Film and the south Lake. Read more about Changchun



Tianjin City Guide

Tianjin is a also a famous city in the north of China. It is one of the four municipalities in China. As Changchun, Tianjin was also a clony during the second world war. With is rich foreign cultural taste, Tianjin is famous for Jinmen Shijing, are Gu Wenhua Jie, Dagu Emplacement, Huangyaguan Great Wall, Dule Temple, Haihe River, Water Park, Panshan Mountain, Hotel Street and Food Street, Tianjin TV & Radio Tower and Zhonghuan Cailian. Read More



Hohhot City Guide

Hohhot is the capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonoumous Region located in the northen part of China. It boasts for its beautiful grassland and mongolias culture. Famous grassland including the Gegentala and Xilamuren Grasslands. Its cultural sites are including Dazhao Temple , Five-Pagoda Temple and the Xilituzhao Palace. Nowadays, Hohhot has become more and more famous tourist destinations home and abroad. Read more



Shijiazhuang City Guide

Shijiazhuang is the provincial city of Hebei province. It is also a political, economical and cultural center of Hebei province in north plain of China. Shijiazhuang is famous for its cultural relics, such as the oldest stone-arch bridge in China, Zhaozhou Bridge, and one of China's three hanging temples Qiaoloudian Hall (Bridge-Tower Hall). Moreover, the grand Taihang Mountain, which lies to the west, provide charming natural scenery. Read More



Zhengzhou City Guide

Zhengzhou is the capital city of Henan province. Zhengzhou boasts for its rich cultural relics and long history. Zhengzhou is most famous forts Shaolin Temple which located in the foot of Song Shan Mountain. Shaolin Temple is the cradle of Chinese Kung Fu. Zhengzhou is a good place if you are interest in Chinese ancient culture and Chiense Kung Fu. Read More



Jinan City Guide

Jinan is the provincal city of Shandong Province which located in the west of Shandong. In China, Jinan is considered as a city of Springs. There are many springs in the city which attracts thousands of touriests coming for Springs bathing. Jinan has a long history for more than 2000 years. Famous relics in Jinan are including Longshan culture, the ancient Great Wall of the Qi State. Read More



Taiyuan City Guide

Taiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi province. It is also a heavy industrial city and mining production city of China. More than half of the coal mining of China is produced in Taiyuan. As a political, economical and cultural center of Shanxi province, Taiyuan has many tourist attractions. Most famous attractions are the Jinci Temple and Tianlong Shan Stone Caves . Read More


Yinchuan City Guide

Yinchuan is located in the western part of China. It is the capital city of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. As the political and cultural center of Ningxia, Yinchuan has a long hsitory for 1,300 years. There are many ethnic groups living in Yincuan including Hui, Manchu, Mongolian, and Chaoxian peoples.There are many beautiful scery spots in Yinchuan including Helan Mountain, Sand Lake Scenic Resort (Sha Hu) and Shapotou, etc. Read More



Lanzhou City Guide

Lanzhou is located in the mid west of China. It is the capital city of Gansu Province. As Taiyuan city, Lanzhou is also a industrial city of China. It is home of Han, Hui, Bao’an, Dongxiang, Tibetan, Yugu and Sala people. In anceint China, Lanzhou is a very important city of silkroad. Nowadays, Lanzhou is also a famous tourist city of China. Famous attractions are Maiji Caves, Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves, Dunhuang Mogao Caves . Read More



Urumqi City Guide

Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Urumqi is located in the Northwest of China. Urumqi has more than 2.3 million people. Urumqi has has a continental climate. The average temperature of the year is 6.7 centigrade. The best time to visit Urumqi is from June to October. Urumqi is also home to many ethnic groups including, Uygur, Hui, Kazak, Manchu, Sala and Mongolian people. Tourists come to Urumqi can visit the Red Hill, South Pasture, the Heavenly Lake, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum. There is much to see than this. Urumqi is also a stop of the Chinese silk road. It is also a place to learn the history of silk road. Read More



Xining City Guide

Xining city is located in the eastern of Qinghai Province. It is the capital city and also the political, economical and cultural center of Qinghai province. Because its uniqre location in the Qinghai-Tibet area, the city enjoys a comfortable climate and environment. The best time to visit Xining is in Summer. In Xining, you can enjoy the natural senic sites and the cultural and religious sites. Famous attractions in and around Xining are including Qinghai Lake, Bird Island and the Dongguan Giant Mosque. Xining is also one of the important stop in ancient China's silk road. For the economic development in recenty years, transport here is becoming more and more convenient. More and more touritst were attracted by this beautiufl city.



Chengdu City Guide

Chengdu is located in the southwest of China. Chengdu is the capital city of Sichun province. It is also the economical, political and cultural center of Sichun province and the whole southwest of China. Chengdu is famous in the world because it is the home to the Giant Panda in China. The biggest and the most important Panda Breeding and Research Centre is located in Chengdu. There are more than 10 million people living in and around Chengdu city. It is one of the biggest cities of China. As the cultural center of Southwest China, Chengdu has more than 2,000 years of history. Read More



Lhasa City Guide

Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet. It is located in the southwest of China of Tibet Autonomous Region. As the highest city capital city of the world, with an altitude of 3,700 meters. The 'Roof of the World' possesses the profound Tibetan culture. It is also the economical, political and cultural and religious center of Tibet. The most famous attraction in Lhasa is the potala palace. Besides this famous temple, there many small temple in Lhasa such as Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Gandan Monastery. Thousands of tourists from home and abroad visit Lhasa and Tibet every day. Read More



Wuhan City Guide

Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei province. It is one of the most populars city in central China. Wuhan is recognized as the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and transportation center of central China. Wuhan has a humid subtropical climate with abundant rainfall and four distinctive seasons. The population of Wuhan city is more than 6 million. Like the other city of China, Wuhan has a long history more than 3,000 years. There are many famous senic spots in Wuhan City such as The Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan Provincial Museum, The Guiyuan Buddist Temple. Read More



Chongqing City Guide

Chongqing is one of the largest and most popular city of China located in the central of China. It is one of the four municipalities of China. The population of Chongqing is 31,442,300. Chongqing has a humid subtropical climate, with the two-season monsoonal variations typical of South Asia. Famous attractions in Chongqing are including Dazu Grottoes, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town. Chongqing is famous for its hot pot which is very spicy. There are many ethnic groups in Chongqing inculding ujia, Miao, Hui, Man, and Yi. Read More



changsha City Guide

Changsha is the capital city of Hunan Province in south-center of China. Situated in the lower reaches of Xiang River, Changsha has a population of 6,017,600(2003) and area of 11,819 sq. kilometers. Because Changsha has more than 3,000 years of history, Changsha is rich in historical relics and cultural scenic spots. The famous Yuelu Academy has a history of more than 1,000 years. Famous historical relics are including Mawangdui Han Tombs, Yuelu Academy, Hunan Provincial Museum. Besides the historical sites, there are also many scenic spots in and around Changsha. Read More



Guiyang City Guide

Guiyang is the capital city of Guizhou Province in south west China. Situated on the east of the Yungui Plateau, Guiyang is located in the central of Guizhou Province. Guiyang has 8,034 square kilometers of area. Because situated in the south center of China, Guiyang has a mild and moist climate and weather. The weather of the year changes not too much. Guiyang is also considered as one of the spring city like Kunming and Chengdu. Like many cities in China, you can see both historical sites and natural scenic spots in and around Guiyang city. Famous historical and cultural sites are including Jiaxiu Tower, Wenchang Pavilion. Read More



Kunming City Guide

Located in the southwestern of China, Kunming is famous for its mild and comfortable climate and weather. It is the Spring city in China. Thousands of visitors from home and abroad to enjoy the good weather and environment in Kunming. As a economic, political and cultural center of Yunnan Province, Kunming is also a very popular travel destination in China. In Kunming you can see Dianchi Lake, Stone Forest , the Village of Ethnic Culture, Grand View Pavilion. Read More



Nanning City Guide

Nanning is the capital city of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Located in the south west of China, Nanning is the economic, political and cultural center of Guangxi Autonomous Region. Because for its abundance of lush tropical foliage, Nanning is called Green City in China. Bordering Vietnam and the south asia, Nanning is a bridge city that links the southern Asia and China. Zhuang People is the majority of Nanning and Guangxi. More than 90% of the Zhuang people living in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Read More



Nanchang City Guide

Located in the eastern China, Nanchang is the capital city of Jiangxi Province. As many southern cities of China, Nanchang has mild and good weather all year round. Nanchang is most famous for its natural scenic spots such as lakes, mountains. The famous lushan is located in Jingxi, near Nanchang. Nanchang is also a very important city in ancient history and recent China. There are many famous events in the recent China. It is also a city that produced many elites in cultural and handwriting. Read More



Nanjing City Guide

Nanjing was also called Jinling in ancient China. As the capital city of Jingsu province, Nanjing played an important role in Chinese history and culture. Nanjing was the capital of Republic of China before the Chinese Civil War in 1949. As Beijing and Xian, Nanjing were capitals of many Chinese dynasties in ancient China. There are Confucius Temple, memorial hall in the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and Nanjing Museum in the city. Read More



Fuzhou City Guide

Fuzhou is located in the south eastern of China. It is the capital of Fujian province. Fuzhou is also the economical, political and cultural center of Fujian province. With more than 2,000 years of history, Fuzhou is also rich in historical and cultural relics and sites. Because Fuzhou is located in the South eastern of China, Fuzhou enjoys a comfortable weather and climate. Tourists can visits Fuzhou all year round. Famous attractions in Fuzhou are including Mt. Gu, Qi, Yongquan temple and Xichan Temple. Read More



Haikou City Guide

Haikou is the capital city of Hainan province, the second largest island of China. Having a population of 830,192 (2006), Haikou is situated in the north of Hainan island. It is also the largest city in the island. Haikou and Sanya are the most hot tourist cities in China. These two cities are famed for its sunshine and beaches. Haikou enjoys a very good location in Hainan with three sides of sea. There are many best beaches for sun bathing. Read More



Hefei City Guide

Located in the central of Anhui, Hefei is the capital of Anhui Province. Hefei is also one of the tourist cities in central China. Like other historical cities in China, Hefei has a long history of 2,000 years. Tourists can visit many famous scenic spots in Anhui province. The famous Huangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) is located in Anhui province. Famous attractions in Hefei are including Chaohu Lake and Hui Garden. Famous historical and cultural site is Memorial Temple of Lord Bao. Read More



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