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Best Cities to Visit in China (III): Datong

Best Cities to Visit in China: Datong   A modern-day coal-mining town, Datong may not be the prettiest place you'll ever see, but its strategic importance over the centuries has left behind some major sights in the surrounding area, including … Continue reading

Best Cities to Visit in China (II): Chengdu

Best Cities to Visit in China: Chengdu   If you could sum up Chengdu in three words, it would be tea, pandas and cuisine. The capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu is the most important city in western China and the … Continue reading

Most Important Historic Sights in China (III)- Bund

Most Important Historic Sights in China: Bund   For foreigners arriving in Shanghai in the early 20th century, the first sight would have been the busy waterfront known as the Bund, where the city's main banks, hotels and trading houses … Continue reading

Most Important Historic Sights in China (II)

Most Important Historic Sights in China: Dunhuang   The ancient oasis town of Dunhuang lies near the spot where the Silk Road once frayed apart into a handful of different routes that skirted the foreboding Taklamakan Desert to the west. … Continue reading

Most Important Historic Sights in China (I)

Most Important Historic Sights in China: Nanjing Road   Formerly known as Nanking Road, this was the street that ushered in the era of modern consumerism in China, with its department stores, display windows, and mass-produced goods. Although it's often … Continue reading

Most Important Temples to Visit in China (II)

Most Important Temples to Visit in China: Hanging Monastery   Built into the side of a cliff nearly 250 feet (75m) above the ground, the Hanging Monastery has a spectacular setting that conjures up visions of esoteric monks who have … Continue reading

Most Important Temples to Visit in China (I)- Confucius Temple

Most Important Temples to Visit in China: Confucius Temple   Although Confucianism served as the intellectual and moral backbone of China – indeed, much of East Asia – for over two millennia, you can't really call it a religion. Yet, … Continue reading

Best Cities to Visit in China (I)- Beijing

Best Cities to Visit in China – Beijing   "Urbanity, courtesy, a manner at once smiling and restrained; a preference for the pleasant tastes, sounds and colors that money could buy rather than for wealth itself; an instinctive appreciation of … Continue reading

Most Expensive Places in the World

Everyone needs a place to stay. Billionaires seem to need more than one place, and buy residences in the most expensive locations around the world for very high prices. Here are the most expensive places in the world:   1. … Continue reading

Most Amazing Places Carved in Stone (II)

Today’s world is full of vibrant cities: Tokyo, Chicago, New York and Dubai, to name but a few. However, great cities and great civilizations existed thousands of years ago, whether they were based around religion or were bases of political … Continue reading

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