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About China

China is a global powerhouse. With an ancient civilization and strong cultural traditions, it has emerged from years of isolation and now occupies a central role in international affairs. China is blessed with rich natural resources including pristine mountains and lakes, vast deserts and grasslands, and a picturesque coastline. Chinese cuisine is known the world over and its great landmarks are instantly recognizable. The Forbidden City and Great Wall in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, Hangzhou’s West Lake, or the Shanghai skyline. These symbols of China’s ancient roots and modern prowess make it a truly fantastic travel destination.

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Kumbum Monastery
4.5/5
11,751 Reviews
Temple
Kumbum Monastery (also called Ta'er Temple) is a Tibetan gompa with more than 400 years of history. Located in Xining's Huangzhong County, it belongs to the Gelug (or Yellow) School of Tibetan Buddhism. Kumbum Monastery has a number of ancient buildings including the main hall, Scripture Hall, Buddha Pagoda, and academy. At the center of the monastery complex, visitors will find the Dajinwa (Great Golden Tile) Temple. According to legend, this temple was erected on the site where Je Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelug School, was born. A visit to Kumbum is not complete without taking the time to see and appreciate the butter sculptures, the murals, and the elaborate embroidery. The entire temple complex is full of magnificent buildings and rich treasures. However, the true charm of the complex lies in its holy atmosphere. It is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Xining.
Shapotou
4.6/5
8,773 Reviews
Desert
Shapotou lies 20 kilometers to the west of Zhongwei City, where the waters of the Yellow River slice through the endless expanse of the Tengger Desert. The contrast of the vast Tengger Desert with the ever-flowing Yellow River is an extraordinary sight. Here, you can visit a naturally occurring “sand slide” and slide down a 100-meter-high sand dune. Alternatively, you can float on the Yellow River on an ancient form of transportation: a goatskin boat! If you’re brave enough, cross the river on the zip-line connecting the two banks and experience the thrill of soaring through the open air over the roiling Yellow River. Of course, no trip to the desert is complete without a camel ride.
Yellow River Steel Bridge
4.6/5
2,764 Reviews
Bridge
The Yellow River Steel Bridge is also known as Zhongshan Bridge. It is one of Lanzhou’s most famous landmarks and a must-see for visitors. This steel bridge was built in the waning years of the Qing Dynasty. At that time, it was the first bridge that the Yellow River that could be used the whole year round. All of the materials used in the German-designed steel bridge was imported from Germany and work on the construction was overseen by German engineers. The north terminus of the Yellow River Steel Bridge is just beneath the famous Baita (White Pagoda) Mountain. Atop the mountain are many ancient relics and monuments. Many people like to climb the mountain to take photos of the panoramic view of Lanzhou and the Yellow River Steel Bridge.
Maiji Mountain Scenic Area
4.6/5
1,453 Reviews
Grotto
Mountain
The Maiji Mountain Scenic Area is located in Tianshui City. The four main sites within the scenic area are the Maiji Mountain Grottoes, the Xianren Cliff, Shimen and the Quxi Scenic Area. There is also an ancient town and the Jieting Hot Spring Scenic Area. The Maiji Mountain Grottoes, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes are the four major Buddhist grottoes in China. Xianren Cliff has three cliffs. The west cliff holds the most Buddhist temples. Shimen Mountain is located in the southeastern part of Tianshui City. There are many historical sites from the Ming and Qing Dynasties to be found here. To the southeast of Maiji Mountain, the Quxi Scenic Area is a natural botanical garden and safari park.

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Engineering Marvels in China: From the Great Wall to the World’s Fastest Train
China
It’s hard to imagine just how massive and expansive China is as a country. In total, it’s nearly 3.7 million square miles — about the size of all of the United States if you included Alaska and Hawaii — and is home to over 1.38 billion people. With all that land mass and all those people, it’s no wonder China has been an engineering powerhouse for centuries.When you first think of China, images o
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Everything You Need to Know About the Chinese New Year
China
Festivals
If you live in America or any other country outside of Asia, then you’re probably used to a particular kind of New Year celebration. For you, each new year begins on the 1st of January and is often hailed with fireworks, the dropping of a giant ball in New York City, and cheers. For many people from the West, this is the end of the New Year’s celebration, and you probably won’t think much about th
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