China Provinces Guide

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China 23 Provinces

Heilongjiang Travel Guide

Heilongjiang is located in the northeast of China. It is the gateways from China to Russia and Europe. Because its unique climate and weather conditions, Chinese national ice and snow festivals held every year there. The best time to visit Heilongjiang Province is Summer which is cool and comfortable. In winter, Heilongjiang is a world of ice and snow. It is extreme cold and dry in Winter. If you are a snow and ice lover, you can pay a visit to Heilongjiang province in Winter. There many famous attractions in this provicne including Wu Da Lian Chi, the natural volcano garden of the world. Read More

Jilin Travel Guide

Jilin province is also located in the northeaten part of China. Connected with Heilongjiang and Liaoning Province, Jilin Province has favorable temperate climate. People in China come to Jilin for sports and Skiing. There are the best ski resorts in Jinlin province. In Jilin, there are many famous mountains and beautiful lakes such as Changbaishan, Songhua, Tai Lake, and Dongting Lake. Some of the mountains and lakes have been wrtten into the textbook of Chinese school. In Jilin there are fertile land, dense forests, and rich mineral deposits, countless plants and herbs, a wide variety of birds and animals, and vast grasslands. Read More



Liaoning Travel Guide

Liaoning Province is located on the boundaries on the Yellow Sea, the Bohai Gulf, and the Yalu River. It is called the golden triangle in China for its uniqure geographical location. It has been said that 5,000 years ago, there was community life existed in the Liaoning Province. With is long history, there are many historical relics and cultural sites in Liaoning such as Shenyang Imperial Palace, which can be compared to Beijing's Forbidden City. Read More

Gansu Travel Guide

Gansu Province is located in the Northwest of China. With its long history and rich culture, Gansu attracted many tourists from home and abroad. The famous Silk Road was going through Gansu Province. As many provinces, Gansu is home to many ethnic groups such as Kazak, Mongolian, Tibetan, Hui, Dongxiang, Tu and Manchu. Lanzhou is Gansu's capital city which is also the political, economical and cultural center of Gansu province. Read More

Jiangsu Travel Guide

Jiangsu is located in the east coast of China. It is one of the eastern provinces of China. Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu. The famous tourist city Suzhou is located in Jiangsu province. Bordering Shandong province in the north and Anhui province to the west, Zhejiang province and Shanghai to the south, Jiangsu has more than one thousand kilometers of coastline along the Yellow Sea. There are two rivers running through Jiangsu province. One is the Yangtze River and the other is the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. Read More


Zhejiang Travel Guide

Zhejiang is located in the eastern coastal part of China. The population of Zhejiang is 46 million and the area of it is more than 100,000 square kilometers. Zhejiang is an very important economic province in China. Hangzhou is the capital city of Zhejiang province, which is a famous tourist city in China. In Zhejiang province, tourists can see many traditional Chinese ancient town such as Xitang and Wuzhen. The most famous attraction in Zhejiang is the West Lake in Hangzhou, which is one of the most beautiful sights in China. Read more


Anhui Travel Guide

Anhui is located in the southest of China. It is one of the popular travel destinations in China. The famous Yellow Mountains are located in Anhui province. The capital of Anhui is Hefei City. In Anhui, there are many famous mountains in the province, such as Mount Jiuhua, Mount Tian Zhu and the Mount Huangshan. The best time to visit Anhui province is Autumn and Spring. Read More


Jiangxi Travel Guide

Jiangxi is located in southest of China. The capital of Jiangxi is Nanchang city. Jiangxi is famous for its beautiufl natural sites and clean and fresh air and lakes. If you are a nature lover, Jiangxi is one of the places for you. The most famous attraction in Jiangxi is the Mt. Lushan and its waterfalls. The Chinese great poet Libai wrote a famous poem for this site. Thousands of tourists from home and abroad attracted by the scenic every year. Read More


Shandong Travel Guide

Shandong province is located in the estern coast of China. It is one of the most developed provinces in China. Shandong has a long history which can be dated back to the Spring and Autumn Period. Shandong's abbreviation is Lu, which got its name from one of the state in the Spring and Autumn Period. Jinan is the capital city of Shandong province. The total area of Shandong is 156,000 square kilometers and its population reaches over 90 million. Read More


Shanxi Travel Guide

Shanxi is located in the inner northern of China. Because it is situated in the west of Taihang Mountain, it got its name from the location. The capital city of Shanxi is Taiyuan city. In the west of Shandong province, Shanxi has also a long history like Shandong province. There are many famous buddhist temple in the big mountains like Wutai Mountain and Hengshan Mountains. Read More


Henan Travel Guide

Henan province is located in the estern central of China. The capital of Henan is Zhengzhou city. The population of Henan is more than 100 million and its area is over 160,000 square kilometers. Henan is the most populous province in China. Henan is most famous for its Buddhist temple, such as Shaolin temple and Kungfu. If you are a Kung Fu lover, Henan is the right province for you. There many famous mountains in Henan province too. One of them is Songshan Mountain, where the Shaolin temple locates. Read More


Hebei Travel Guide

Hebei is one of the northern provinces of China. The capital city of Hebei is Shijiazhuang city. Hebei has a long history which can date back to Han Dynasty. It got its name from the dynasty. The area of Hebei is 90,000 square kilometers and its population has reached 67,440,000. The most famous tourist attractions in Hebei is the Mountain resort of Chengde. The best time to visit Chengde and Hebei is Autumn. In Hebei, you can visit also one section of great wall, Shanhaiguan Great Wall. Read More


Hunan Travel Guide

Hunan is one of the provinces of South central of China. Hunan borders Hubei in the north, Jiangxi to the east, Guangdong to the south, Guangxi to the southwest, Guizhou to the west, and Chongqing to the northwest. The capital is Changsha. Hunan province plays an important role in the agriculture of China, which produces rice, tea and many fruits. In Hunan, tourists can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and also the long history cultural sites, such as Dongting Lake, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and the famous Yuelu Academy. Read More


Hubei City Guide

Hubei is located in the central of China. It got its name from its location in the north of Dongting Lake. Hubei in Chinese means the north of Lake. The capital city of Hubei is Wuhan city. Hubei has a long history can be traced back to Eastern Zhou Dynasty. Hubei is one of the most developed provinces in China regarding economic and education and culture. The area of Hubei is 180,000 square kilometers and the population of Hubei is 60,280,000.The best time to visit Hubei is Spring and Autumn. During this time, it is not too hot and not too cold. There are many famous attractions in the provice too. Read More


Guangdong Travel Guide

Guangdong is located in the southern coast of China. It is one of the most developed provinces in China. It is also the most populous province with the population of 79 million permanent residents and 31 million migrants. Guangdong contributes approximately 12% of national economic output. Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong province. Other important cities are including Shenzhen, Dongguan and Zhuhai. There are many famous sightseeing attractions in Guangdong, including the four famous mountains, Xijiao Mountain, Danxia mountain, Luofu mountain and White cloud Mountain. Read More


Sichuan Travel Guide

Sichuan province is located in the southwestern China. It is also a big province of China. The population of Sichuan is 87 million and the area is 485,000 kilometers. Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan. Sichuan is the home to the famous Giant Panda. Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base is the most important research center of Giant panda. Sichuan is also famous for its beautiful scenery. The famous Jiuzhaigou Scenic area and Huanglong Valley are located in Sichuan. There are many famous moutains in Sichuan provicne, including Ermei Mountain, Qingcheng Mountain and Leshan Giant Buddha. Read More


Guizhou Travel Guide

Guizhou is also located in the southwestern of China. Guiyang city is the capital city of Guizhou. People coming to Guizhou for its unique ethnic culture as it is home to many ethnic groups including Miao, Yao, Zhuang and other ethnic groups. The best time to visit Guizhou is Summer and Autumn. There is a famous waterfalls in Guizhou which was called Huangguoshu in Chinese. Besides the mountains and waterfalls, there are many karst type cave in the provicne. As the economic development in recent years, Guizhou has become more and more popular in China. Read More


Yunnan Travel Guide

Bordering Vietnam, Laos, and Burma, Yunnan is a province of China located in the western of China. The area of the province is approximately 394,000 square kilometers and its population is 42 million. The capital city of Yunnan is Kunming. Kunming is the economic, political and cultural center of Yunnan province. It is also a very popular travel destinations of China which attracts thousands of visitors from home and abroad. As Guizhou province, Yunnan is home to many ethnic groups including Bai people and Yi people. Tourists can see many famous attractions in Yunnan such as the Stone Forest and Dianchi lake. Read More


Qinghai Travel Guide

Qinghai is one of the provinces of China. It is located in the west of China. Qinghai means Green sea in Chinese which name after the Qinghai lake. Qinghai lake is the largest inland salt-water lake in mainland China. The area of Qinghai is 20,000 square kilometers and its population is only 5 million. It is home to Han, Tibetan, Tu, Hui, Salar and Mongolian people. Spring and Winer are very cold in Qinghai. So the best time to visit Qinghai is Summer and Autumn. Read More


Shaanxi Travel Guide

Shaanxi is located in the Northwest of China. Qinling Mountains running across the southern part of the province. The population of Shaanxi is 36 million and its area is 200,000 square kilometers. Shaanxi is a popular travel destination. The captial city Xian attracts millions of tourists every year. The famous Terra-Cotta Warriors is located in Xian. Besides the terra, Huashan Mountain is also a famous mountain in China. Shaanxi has a long history. Tourists can see many historical and cultural sites in the province. Read More


Taiwan Travel Guide

Taiwan is the largest island of China. It is 180-kilometre-wide Taiwan Strait, the main island of the group is 394 kilometres (245 mi) long and 144 kilometres (89 mi) wide. Located in the Southestern of China, Taiwan has a comfortable climate and weather. Ali Mountain is the most famous attraction in Taiwan island. In recent years, more and more tourists from mainland China visit Taiwan. The island has become a popular destinations for tourists. Read More


Hainan Travel Guide

Hainan is located in the south end of China. It is also second largest ocean island and the smallest land province in China. Haina has the most beautiful beaches and sunshine which attracts thousands of tourists from home and abroad. It is called by people the "Oriental Hawaii". The Capital city of Hainan is Haikou City. The most popular tourist city in Hainan province is Sanya. Read More


Fujian Travel Guide

Fujian is located in the southeastern coast of China. Fujian's history can be dated back to Tang Dynasty. The capital city of Fujian is Fuzhou city. With an area of 120,000 square kilometers, the population of Fujian is 34 million. Fujian has a humid and comfortable climate. You can visit the province in every season of the year. Famous attractions in Fujian are including Wu Yi Mountain, Yongding's Earth Towers of the Hakkas and Nanputuo Temple. Read More


China 5 Autonomous Regions

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Guangxi is the Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. Zhuang ethnic group is the biggest and major ethnic group in Guangxi. The capital city of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is Nanning. The world famous tourist city Guilin is located in the northestern of Guangxi. The area of Guangxi is 30,000 square kilometers and its population has reached 45 million. Besides Zhuang people, there are Yao, Miao, Tong, Maonan, Yi, Shui people living in Guangxi. Famous attractions in Guangxi are including Yangshuo, Li River and many famous parks in Guilin. Read More


Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Ningxia is Hui Autonomous Region of China. As Guangxi, Ningxia is also a ethnic region. With an area of 66,000 square kilometers , Ningxia's population has reached 5.62 million. Summer is very hot in Ningxia and the winter is extreme cold. So the best time to visit is Autumn. Yinchuan is the capital city of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. In Ningxia, tourists can see many Buddhist architecture and Pagoda. Liupan mountain is one of the famous mountains in Ningxia. Sand Lake Scenic Resort is a good place to see lake, bird and other animals. The famous desert Tengger Desert is located in Ningxia too. Read More


Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is located in the north of China. With an area of 1,200,000 km² and over 1.1 million, Inner Mongolia is the largest provinces of China. Hohot is the capital city of Inner Mongolia. The region is also home to many ethnic groups including including Mongolian, Daur, Oroqen, Ewenki, Hui, Han, Korea and Manchu. Read More


Tibet Autonomous Region

Tibet is considered as the roof of the world. It is the highest region of the world. With an area of 1,220,000 square kilometers, Tibe is home to many ethnic groups. The famous Mt. Everest is located in Tibet. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet. Nowadays, Tibet has become the most popular travel destinations in China and the world. Thousands of tourists come to Tibet to enjoy its beautiful scenery and unique culture. Read More


Xinjiang Urger Autonomous Region

Xinjiang is the Uygur Autonomous Region of China. It is the largest provinces of China with an area of 1,600,000 square kilometers and population of 16 million. The major ethnic group in Xinjiang is Uygur people. Urumqi is the capital city of Xinjiang Province. With a desert climate, Xinjiang is very hot in summer and very cold in winter. The best time to visit Xinjiang is Autumn. You can see many beautiful lakes and rivers in Xinjiang province. Read More


China 4 Municipalities

Beijing City Guide

Beijing is the capital of the people's Republic of China, and political, cultural, domestic and international exchange center, one of the largest well-known historical and cultural cities and ancient capitals. As early as 700,000 years ago, there appeared primitive community "Peking Man" in zhoukoudian of Beijing. Read More


Shanghai City Guide

Shanghai is the most developed and biggest city in China. Shanghai has become more attractive than ever with the unique life-style of its people, the daily life in new and old living quarters, the countryside life and look are all attractive to the visitors from the overseas. Read More


Chongqing City Guide

Chongqing is one of the largest and most popular city of China located in the central of China. It is one of the four municipalities of China. The population of Chongqing is 31,442,300. Chongqing has a humid subtropical climate, with the two-season monsoonal variations typical of South Asia. Famous attractions in Chongqing are including Dazu Grottoes, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town. Chongqing is famous for its hot pot which is very spicy. There are many ethnic groups in Chongqing inculding ujia, Miao, Hui, Man, and Yi. Read More


Tianjin City Guide

Tianjin is a also a famous city in the north of China. It is one of the four municipalities in China. As Changchun, Tianjin was also a clony during the second world war. With is rich foreign cultural taste, Tianjin is famous for Jinmen Shijing, are Gu Wenhua Jie, Dagu Emplacement, Huangyaguan Great Wall, Dule Temple, Haihe River, Water Park, Panshan Mountain, Hotel Street and Food Street, Tianjin TV & Radio Tower and Zhonghuan Cailian. Read More


China 2 Special Administrative Regions

Hong Kong City Guide

As a world famous commercal and financail center, Hong Kong is also a special administrative region of People's Republic of China. There are many thing to see and to do in Hong Kong. Shopping there is most exciting activity and food culture there is also the most various. It is a place where foreign culture and Chinese traditional culture blend. Read More


Macau City Guide

Macau is also one of the spcial administrative regions since December 20th, 1999. Compared to other city, Macau is a clean city with clean air and pitursque land scape. Macu is also famous for its gambling casinos culture. Thousands of people come to this city for gambling and rest. Food and cuisine in Macau is the most various. Read More