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1. Getu river is a tributary of Mengjiang River at Guizhou Anshun.

The geconvex River Basin has beautiful scenery and rich tourism resources. In 2011, the geconvex River Chuandong scenic spot in Ziyun county was included in the national key scenic spot and the first batch of national natural and cultural heritage reserve list. A tributary of Hongshui River in the Pearl River Basin. The Getu river is 128 kilometers long

From TT

2. Hongcun (宏村, Hóngcūn) is a village located in Yixian County, Anhui

The ancient village of Hongcun, about 70 km from Huangshan, is considered the most picturesque village in the Huizhou region. With lush green hills and lotus-covered ponds and lakes, Hongcun is a truly beautiful place, enchanting thousands of visitors every year.

From TT

3. Huangshan Mountain, or Yellow Mountain, is a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage, at Anhui, Huangshan

Throughout history, it has been considered the most beautiful, loveliest mountain in China by many people. Odd-shaped stones can be seen almost on every peak of Huangshan Mountain. All these rocks get their names not only from the appearance but also from legend, such as Monkey Stone.

Among such many odd rocks, Flying-Over Rock is one of the most famous in the Yellow Mountain. The 12-meter- (39-ft-) high rock tilts on a huge rock ledge. The contact area is very small which seems that the rock flew from the far heaven. That's the reason why it got the name "Flying-Over Rock".

Seas of Cloud contribute much to the marvelous ethereal atmosphere of the Yellow Mountain, making the peaks look like the islands seen from the sky. The whole mountain is enveloped in the misty clouds and it's as pretty as a huge ink-wash painting.

From TT

4. I cried watching a dragon & lion dance performance!

Ironically, the first time I ever watched a lion dance was in the United States, during my freshman year of college. Frankly, I was not intrigued. Fast forward, years later, we @cpedition wanted to create an experience with an intimate look at the history and art of the lion and dragon dance, for our first cultural event.

The entertainment value is undeniable but without knowledge about its meaning and purpose, how much could one really learn about Chinese culture from a performance of few minutes? After doing research, we went on a scouting trip to Salin Old Street in Pudong and connected with the head of Salin’s Lion & Dragon Dance team, Mr Lu.

We learned he is the inheritor of the “Pudong Dragon Twist Lantern” school and has led the team to winning over 80 gold medals since 1996! He has collaborated with talented teams from all over the world to present the lion & dragon dance in various art forms, driving its popularity across the globe.

From sophoebelous

5. West Lake is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, China

It is divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and natural/artificial islands within the lake. Yang Wanli, a Song Dynasty (960-1279) poet, wrote of West Lake: “Green lotus leaves extend to the horizon, and the lotus flowers appear an unparalleled red in the sunshine.”

Chinese people admire the lotus for its association with pure and noble characters in Chinese culture. West Lake’s lotuses are celebrated with many beautiful myths. One legend goes that the lotus is the incarnation of a girl named Yuji, who was a maid of Heavenly Queen Mother. Tempted by the worldly prosperity, Yuji left heaven and descended to West Lake. The beauty of West Lake made her forget to return on time.

Heavenly Queen Mother found out and punished her by locking her under the mud of West Lake for eternity, never allowing her to return to heaven. Freed from heavenly dictatorship, Yuji tenaciously absorbed the essence of everything on earth and transformed into a lotus. The flower stands straight and lifts its head to display her fair face.

From 佛系小生

6. Daling Shan Guanyin Temple at Guangdong, Dongguan

From 清清视觉

7. Tianmen Mountain, by Zhangjiajie city, in central China’s Hunan Province

has been called “one of the most beautiful mountains in the world” by many travelers who have been there. The stunning views including 'Heaven's Door' and the 99 Bends, vertical cliffs, the thrilling cliff-hanging walkway and glass skywalk, and the world's longest cable car ride, make it unquestionably one of the best mountains to visit in China. Come, climb the 'Stairway to Heaven

From TT

8. Baisha Lake in Xinjiang

From 新疆旅行 沙笛

9. Shennongjia Forest Zone is located in western Hubei Province, adjacent to the Wudang Mountain about 5-hour car driving

With 3,253 square kilometers, Shennongjia Nature Reserve also named Shennongjia Forest Zone. Featuring an intact subtropical forest ecosystem, Shennongjia is the only well-preserved natural resources including valuable and rare animals and plants. There are over 20 peaks in the reserve, and the highest peak is called Shennongding (Shennong Peak) with 3105.4 meters above sea level-the First Peak in Central China, which makes Shennongjia has a nickname of the Roof of Central China

From 王源宗Baby

10. Luoyang Laojun Mountain is located in Luoyang, Henan, 2200 meters above sea level

formerly known as Jingshi Mountain. Laojun Mountain is a notable mountain in the Taoist tradition. Legend has it that Li Er, the founder of Taoism, lived here in his later years


11. The province of Yunnan and the town of Dali are part of the beautiful "old" China.

From DaliMrXiong

12. May your new year be as bright as the lanterns that light the sky

From @polinanowords

13. The Rocky Natural Bridge (Tiansheng Qiao) in Changzhi, Shanxi.

From 豫见China【记录中国】

14. Furong Ancient Town is more than 2000 years old and home to the Tujia minority people

Located in the Hunan Province between the Avatar Mountains in Zhangjiajie and the Ancient Phoenix Village of Fenghuang, Furong is one of those villages in China that keeps the charm of older times and remains a largely unknown treasure. The buildings perched on the cliffs are called Diaojiaolou, typical residential houses built by ethnic Tujia people

From @Sophoebelous

15. The Miao people are very hospitable. As long as they know that the guests are coming, they have to wait on the road in the village

The girls are dressed in the best clothes, with silver ornaments on their heads and breasts. Miao youths hold different lengths of Luzhi and accompaniment musical instruments, awn barrel, guests appear, awn barrel sounds to the sky, Lusheng music is played, girls hold sweet rice wine, singing toast song, toast to the guests.

Miao people are a people who can sing and dance well. All kinds of songs and dances are dazzling. The songs are loud, loud and enthusiastic. What's more wonderful is that the head and shoulders are on the ground, the feet are facing the sky, and the Sheng is blowing constantly. It won the gold medal at the National Games.

The Miao people's "wooden drum" rhythm is very strong, rough and unrestrained. When performing abroad, animals produce strong effects and are known as "Oriental disco". Miao people also have the magic skills and special skills of "going up Daoshan" and "going down to the sea of fire". Shangdaoshan is the ladder of the knife. The performers barefoot, climbing and stepping on the blade of the knife constantly make various postures.

Even the whole body rotates 360 degrees on the tip of the knife. The viewers sweat with their hands, while the performers look at ease

From @追梦走遍中国

16. Now a symbol of Chinese culture worldwide, China’s signature lanterns come from humble beginnings

Though the lanterns now are made in elaborate forms, from floating beauties to zodiac animals, their original purpose was simply to be a light source. The people of the ancient Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 A.D.) would surround a candle with a bamboo, wood, or wheat-straw frame and stretch silk or paper over it so that the flame wouldn’t be blown out by the wind. Often, the lantern covers would be decorated with several characters, advertising the way to a shop or other establishment

From @Sophoebelous

17. The Xijiang Miao village in Guizhou.

From @Sophoebelous

18. Qingming Riverside Landscape Garden, located on the western shore of the beautiful Longting Lake in Kaifeng City

is a grand historic cultural-themed park. It was modeled after the painting "Qingming Riverside Landscape" by Zhang Zeduan, a famous painter in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) of ancient China. The garden was built in July 1992 and opened to the public in October 1998. The most famous scenic spots in the park include the Imperial Garden, Rainbow Bridge and Fuyun Pavilion.

One of the best-known paintings in China – “Qingming Shanghe Tu,” or “Along the River During the Qingming Festival,” drawn by the painter Zhang Zeduan in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), vividly depicts local people's daily life and the natural landscape of the city.

You can have a glimpse of some of the ancient human activities during that period. In addition, there is a food street inside the park where you can have a go at different kinds of local snacks in the city

From @Sophoebelous

19. Top ancient town in China, Fenghuang Ancient Town is a guidebook for people. At Phoenix old town

to know the past life in the pre-modernization period. Wooden houses and stone roads are the typical scenes here. The scenery after rain or in the misty morning is like a traditional chinese painting

From @sophoebelous

20. Today different ethnic groups and different nations come together due to common sense

More than 115 million Chinese citizens belong to 55 out of 56 state-designated ethnic minority groups. Their combined number equals to the population of Mexico.

The Han (minority group) comprise 90% of Chinas population and the remaining 10% is made up of the other ethnic groups. Most of these minorities live in southern and western provinces, or near the borders of countries bordering China.

Minorities often wear distinctive clothing, have their own language and script, and follow their own religious beliefs and unique customs. Each group has unique and representative. These dishes will be religion, climate and region specific

From @Sophoebelous

21. Xinjiang in winter

From @新疆天马行疆

22. Aerial view of Wangxian valley

From 执念

23. The Aizhai Panshan Highway is a wonder of the National Highway 319 (formerly known as Xiangchuan Highway).

From the bottom up, 13 corners start at the top of the slope. The mountain is steep and steep, and there is a highway overpass at the top of the slope

From 追梦走遍中国

24. Jinta Populus Euphratica Forest at Gansu The populus euphratica is one of the few trees which can live in the desert

They can survive where there is little water and rain , or in a climate with extremely high or low temperatures. The Populus Euphratica Forest in Jinta, located on the north side of the middle section of the ancient Silk Road and 8 kilometers northwest of Jinta County, Gansu Province

From 追梦走遍中国

25. Mo Rong Miao Village.

From 追梦走遍中国

26. Located at the Shenxianju Scenic Area in Taizhou, Zhejiang, China, the Ruyi Bridge is a sight to behold

The bending glass-bottomed structure is enough to make your stomach drop, yet the views just might be worth the impending acrophobia. The bridge spans the east and west canyons of Shenxianju, and it soars more than 459 feet in the sky

From 追梦走遍中国

27. Guanyin Mountain National Forest Park, Guangdong

Guanyinshan National Forest Park in Guangdong Province is the first National Forest Park in Dongguan City approved by the State Forestry Administration. It is located in Zhangmu Town, Dongguan City. It covers an area of 18 square kilometers and has a forest coverage of over 99%

From 追梦走遍中国

28. Luoyang Laojun Mountain is located in Luoyang, Henan, 2200 meters above sea level

formerly known as Jingshi Mountain. Laojun Mountain is a notable mountain in the Taoist tradition. Legend has it that Li Er, the founder of Taoism, lived here in his later years

From TT

29. Guangdong Diyifeng hot spring hotel

From 追梦走遍中国

30. Donglai Pavilion(东来阁) in Hangzhou.

From 一只丫咪

31. 旗袍Qípáo, sometimes referred to as a cheongsam or a “Mandarin gown,” is a classic garment traditionally made from embroidered silk, featuring a high collar and delicate cloth buttons on the front

The qipaos you might be familiar with are tight-fitting and associated with the Shanghainese socialites of the ’60s. Did you the early Qipao dress was worn loose on the body?

During the anti-Qing era, a lot of women started wearing men’s long robes as feminist statement and trend. The early Qiao also picked up the trend and did not have the tight, figure-hugging shape. The share didn’t change until later in the 1920s and 1930s in Shanghai, a time often referred to as the golden age of the Qipao in Shanghai.

From @abeastinside @Sophoebelous

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