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       Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, has served as a capital of the country for more than 800 years. It holds the major monuments of the Chinese Empire: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and, above all, the Great Wall. But it is also a city of hidden residential alleyways where families live quietly in ancient courtyard homes, city parks where elderly people gather to do morning exercises, crowded street markets bursting with unusual produce, and night food streets offering unsuspected culinary treasures.  
 

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      Xi'an, the capital of Shanxi Province, was called Chang'an in ancient times. As one of China's seven ancient national capitals, it served as the capital for 12 dynasties spanning more than 1,000 years. Xi'an therefore, has a great number of precious relics and historical sites. 
    This legendary city was once the terminus of Silk Rd and a melting pot of cultures and religions as well as home to emperors, poets, monks merchants and warriors, visitors can feel let down by the roaring, modern-day version. But even though Xian’s glory days ended in the early 10th century, many elements of ancient Xian are still present.
The main tourist attractions include The Terra cotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Little Wild Goose Pagoda, Great Mosque etc. 
    Visitors can’t stop marveling at the numerous historical sites and cultural relics in and around the city.  
 

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      Guilin, one city of Guangxi province, has always been famous in China for its
    scenery and has been eulogized in innumerable literary works, paintings and inscriptions since its founding. The image that most westerners have of Chinese landscape is the landscape of Guilin. Karst topography provides a stunning backdrop to a city set alongside the tranquil Li River and dotted with scenic lakes, while many of the streets are lined with osmanthus trees, filling the air with a sweet fragrance not normally associated with Chinese cities. The Li river cruise brings visitors in touch with the fantastic scenery around Guilin, which is considered to be a art gallery as natural scenic wonders unfold on both banks of the river. Other main attractions are Elephant Rock, Reed Flute Cave, etc.  
 

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      shanghai:One of China's leading ports, Shanghai is also one of the busiest ports as well as the center for industry and commerce. Modern Shanghai is a bustling center of business.
    Shanghai is a city best seen as a prologue or epilogue to your China experience. It can hardly match the epic history of Beijing or Xian, yet Shanghai has a unique story to tell and no other Chinese city does foreign concession    streetscapes in quite the same way. The Bund, French Concession and Shanghai Museum are incomparable top sight that cannot be missed
If you have more time in Shanghai, sights in its vicinity are recommended to visit, like Tongli, zhouzhuang, Hangzhou or Suzhou, etc.  
 

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      Suzhou, considered as beautiful as the paradise, is situated by the Taihu Lake in the southern part of Jiangsu Province. The city is famed as the Oriental Venice because it is a water city with numerous rivers, lakes and canals. Marco Polo once described Suzhou as one of the most beautiful cities in China. Suzhou’s main draw is its gardens, like Lion’s Grove Garden, Humble Administrator’s Garden, Garden of the Master of the Nets, Garden to Linger in etc. If you have more time in Suzhou, sights in its vicinity are recommended to visit, like Luzhi, minute canal town with bundles of charm, lovely canal town of Tongli. Besides classic gardens, Suzhou is also famous for Kunqu Opera and Pingtan (ballad-singing in Suzhou dialect). Among the local products, there are silk; handicrafts etc. Suzhou’s fame was immortalized in the proverb “In heaven there is paradise, on earth Suzhou and Hangzhou” 
 

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      Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan and habitat of giant pandas. It boasts a 2400 year history, linked closely with the art and craft trades. Chengdu has seen the rise and fall of nearly a dozen independent kingdoms or dynasties since its founding in 316 BC; agriculture potential and strategic geography were key to its political power. The city is split by the Brocade River (Jinjiang), a reminder of the city’s silk brocade industry which thrived during the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD), from here the Southern Silk Road guided caravans to the known world.
The hot-spicy food and authentic teahouse culture have become the integrated part of
local people's life. For giant panda bear lovers, here you will have an easy access to
semi-wild or wild environment to see them. Besides, Mount Emei and Leshan Giant
Buddha situated not far from the city are the other major attractions, and were listed
in World Heritage Sites in 1996.
 

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      Known to many in the West as Canton, Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, has a history of more than two thousand years. Legend has it that Guangzhou was founded by five immortals who descend from the sky on rams and saved the city from starvation. Thus the city earned the nickname “Goat City”. The city is located in the mid southern region of Guangdong, about 120 kilometers from the northwest of Hong Kong. As an important transportation hub and trading port, it is known as the southern gateway to China. Many of the elegant churches and villas in the former foreign enclave of Shamian Island have been restored, and some lovely old residences are hidden among Guangzhou’s back lanes. Other attractions are Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees etc.
    If you have more time in Guangzhou, sights in its vicinity are recommended to visit, like Diaolou(tower buildings) in Kaiping, some 140km southwest of Guangzhou, etc.  
 

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      Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region,  has long been the capital of Tibet and remains the political center, the most important city and the showpiece of the region. It lies a mere 3700 metres above sea level. It has a history of more than 1300 years. It enjoys 3,000 hours of sunlight annually, much more than all other cities in this country, giving the city the title of "sunlit city." Lhasa is home to the Tibetan, Han, and Hui peoples, as well as many other ethnic groups, but the Tibetan ethnic group makes up 87 percent of the total population.
    The chief attractions of Lhasa are the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Gandan Monastery etc.  
 

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