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Maijishan Grottoes
4.6/5
1,240 Reviews
Grotto
The Maijishan Grottoes are one of China's four most famous caves. Constructed over 1000 years ago, there are over 200 different caves cut into the side of a hill. Visitors can climb the walkway on the side of the cliff to admire the Buddhist sculptures and surrounding scenery.
Kongdong Mountain
4.4/5
1,129 Reviews
Located in the western part of Gansu Province's Pingliang City, Kongdong Mountain is one of Taoism's important sources and holy places. There are many ancient temples and Taoist monasteries on this mountain. It is an important place for pilgrims to visit so they can pray and make obeisance. The scenic area's main attractions are located on the mountainside. Several of the mountain peaks are extremely beautiful and the mountains feature many dense forests and intriguing rocks. The scenery is beautiful and it is one of Northwestern China's favored places for mountaineering.
Maiji Mountain Scenic Area
4.6/5
1,469 Reviews
Grotto
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.
Lanzhou Ocean World
4.3/5
774 Reviews
Lanzhou Ocean World is a unique arctic-themed park, the first of its kind in Northwestern China. The park has all kinds of marine life from icy, polar regions. It also has special kinds of performances and entertaining activities suitable for the whole family. The marine life that can be seen and enjoyed here includes seals, adorable penguins, jellyfish and much more. Areas which visitors may enjoy at Lanzhou Ocean World include the Tropical Ocean, Rivers and Lakes, Dream of the Jellyfish, Under the Sea Dive and Beach Living.

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Where to Experience Chinese New Year
Festivals
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Sichuan
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Gansu
Towards the end of January, a palpable excitement takes hold in places like China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations are a time of great joy and precipitate the world’s largest annual human migration. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people leave major cities to return home to smaller villages or provincial towns. The journey is joyous as people fill all manner of transport, eager to return home to see parents and children. Lunar New Year is central to Chinese cultural life, yet what are the holiday’s major characteristics? Where can you go to experience the festivities for yourself? This short primer will provide some answers to these questions and should, by the end, have you anxiously awaiting your own Red Packet!
Dannyboi   13 May, 2019
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