Imagine walking through an ancient city, then climbing a gate tower to take in a panorama view of the city and its more than 600-year-old walls. You can hear the city's heartbeat in the air.
It is one of the hottest new attractions in China, unless you count it by the tourists holding up cameras at the site -- there are none.
Late November around Hangzhou is known for its kaleidoscope of colors. Gingko, maple, and phoenix trees paint the city a mix of yellow, orange, red, crimson and gold.
About 1,000 years ago, rumors spread that dragon bones were found around Zhoukoudian Town in Beijing. Dragon bone powder was believed to be a magical potion that healed wounds. A mountain in Zhoukoudian was called Longgu Mountain, meaning the Mountain of Dragon Bones.
The best part of Gouqi Island is it is located in Zhoushan city, Zhejiang Province, which is only a few hours drive away from Shanghai.
The capital's north-south axis reflects both Chinese culture and the country's history.
Inbound tourism numbers are on the rise, thanks in part to a growing number of overseas Chinese language students making visits to the country.
Although Shanghai translates as “city by the sea,” it is not a city for traditional beach lovers. While there are a few manmade beaches in the city proper, you really need to plan a weekend away if an authentic seaside excursion is what you seek.
Quzhou is a place that has lots to offer travelers who love to unearth the historical, cultural and social structures of an ancient city.
The National Day vacation may be over but that won’t bring an end to travel-hungry culture vultures looking for more enlightenment. And, with the curtain of autumn well and truly open, tourists looking to take in the beautiful sights, sounds and smells of nature, Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province, is expecting another cavalcade of visitors to view its blooming flowers, colorful leaves and vibrant hues.