Jiuzhaigou Valley is most commonly popular as the Fairyland on Earth. It is located on the border line of Jiuzhuigou County, Aba Prefecture, Sichuan. It is situated between the south-west margin of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and on the northern region of the Duo’erna Mountain Range. It is located on a height of approximately from 2,000 to 3, 000 meters at a distance of approximately 435 km from the capital of the province Sichuan, Chengdu.
Two magnificent rivers are located in the eastern adjacent area of Jiuzhaigou, these are the Baihe River Nature Reserve and the Wanglang Nature Reserve. In its souther region, there is an eye candy Huanglong Place of Scenic Interest. Jiuzhaigou is spread over an area of 720 square kilometers.
Nine Village Valley
In ancient time, Jiuzhagou also called as “Yangtong”. Currently it is also called with many other names like JadeSea and Heyao Jiuzhai. The lieral meanings of Jiuzhaigou are a Nine Village Valley. This is because it has nine Tibetan villages; these villages are Panxin, Yacuo, Rize, Zechawa, Panya, Shuzheng, Heye, Heijiao, and Zharu.
Land of Shiqiang
Jiuzhaigou along with the upper parts of the Jialing and Minjiang River are called the “Lnad of Shiqiang”. This name was used in ancient times when human activities were recorded in the early period of Yin-Shang Period between 16th and 11th Century B.C. JadeSea is about 50 kilometers to the northeastern county as reported in the Records of Songpan volume 1 – Rivers and Mountains. This book further tells that it is located in the vicinity of the territory of Zhongyang Tongfan Tribe.
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Danxia landscapes of China have got a lot of importance with respect to grographical and historical point of view. Tourists form all over the world visit Danxia landscapes to bless their eyes with natural beauty. Following are the seven most beautiful Danxia landscapes of China:
1. Danxia Mountain
Located in Renhua County of the Guangdong Province is the Danxia Mountain. Danxia meaning red rays of the sun. With its tiers of red rock cliffs and high walls has been compared to a ruby sculpture park and is known as “China’s Red Stone Park”
2. Wuyi Mountain
Encircled by the beautiful 9.5 kilometer long Jiuqu (Nine Zigzag) Stream with 35 marvelous peaks and an average elevation of about 360 meters is the Wuyi Mountain area in the north of Fujian Province, which covers approximately 72 square kilometers. The beautiful scenery of the Wuyi Mountain combined with the grace of Guilin and the grandeur of Mount Tai makes a scene to be awed about.
3. Dajin Lake
The Dajin Lake which covers an area of about 462 Kms, and of which 167 are Danxia topography. It has the china’s largest landforms on water, which going from the northeast to the southwest are Shangqing Stream, Jinhu Lake, Dragon King Cave and Eight Immortals Cliff.
4. Longhu Mountain
One of the most evolved Danxia landform areas in China is situated in Yingtan, Jiangxi Province, Longhu Mountain, which has a Danxia area of about 81 square kilometers. Geologically, it is a Mesozoic fault basin, in which thick strata of purplish-red conglomerate, sandstone and volcanic rock were formed.
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China is a wonderful travel destination and has a great number of attractions for its visitors. From deserts to seas and from marshlands to glaciers China has it. Following are the eight most beautiful coastlines in China that would be of your interest.
1. Yalong Bay
The peaceful Yalong Bay is situated to the north of a mountain covered by eye cooling vegetation. This mountain is covered with verdant and yellow plants that are offering a great view. There is an extensive land at the foot of the mountain that is green and very enchanting. The climate of this place is also ideal for enjoying visits.
It is a cape that is located in the northern Taiwan. Approximately 1,700 meters part of Yehliu meets the sea. This place looks like a turtle when it is observed from above. It looks like a turtle resting in sea. Due to this reason it is called as the Yehliu Turtle. The literal meanings f Yehliu is Wild Willow. This place fits best for its name.
This place is also known as the end of the plant earth. It is located in the easternmost part of the Shandong Peninsula. This place is also known by another name “China’s Cape of Good Hope”. This place is projected into the sea. The cliffs of this coastline are steeply cut by the huge waves and storms that strike to these cliffs.
This beautiful forest is located at the Dongzhaigang at Qiongshan on Hainan Island. Mangrove made a first place on the list of world major wetlands in the year 1992.
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China is a perfect destination to enjoy vacations. It is equally popular among various types of vacationers, for instance, from food lovers to culture admirers, and from those who need escape to those like indulging in crowded festivals etc. If you love exploring deserts and want to experience something new this time in China, then pack your bags. Here are 5 most beautiful deserts in China that would take your breath away.
1. Badain Jaran Desert
The Badain Jaran desert is the fourth biggest desert in the entire world. It is located approximately 150 kilometers away to the north of the Hexi corridor. It is spread over an area of 49,000 square kilometers. This peachy and hot desert exhibits the biggest sand dunes of the planet earth.
2. Taklamakan Desert
The Taklamakan Desert is located at the heart of the Tarim Basin. It is covering an area of approximately 337,600 square kilometers. It is the largest desert in China and interestingly it is the world’s second biggest shifting sand desert.An extensive sea of gold like sand reaches the horizon at the heart of the desert between the Hotan River and the Keriya River.
This peachy desert is situated in Xinjiang Junggar Basin. It is spread over an area of 48,000 square kilometers. Gurbantunggut is the second biggest desert of China. There are fixed and semi fixed ridges of sand in this desert that are covering total 97 per cent area of this beautiful desert. This desert is also the home of about 100 plants, some of them are particular to this desert.
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One of the world’s oldest civilization with almost 4,000 years of history is China. There are a lot of historical places in China, which are famous with respect to tourists. Some of the best places to visit in China are listed below:
1. The Great Wall
The literal meaning of the Great wall is of a very Long Fortress. It is an ancient Chinese fortification, which was built to stop the Huns to invade from the north.
2. Forbidden City
One of the most dazzling architectural master pieces n the world is the Forbidden City. Which also happens to be the largest palace of the world covering 74 hectares.
3. Terracotta Army
On a very short distance from the Qinshihuang Mausoleum is located “The terracotta Army”. On a total area of approximately sixty square kilometer, there are four large pit buildings located on this site.
4. The Bund
One of the top attractions in Shanghai from tourist point of view is The Bund. It has been regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for over a hundred years.
5. Potala Palace
In 637, the Potala palace was built by King Songtsen to great his bride Wen Cheng. The approximate measurements of this structure are:
- 117 meters (384 ft) in Height.
- 360 meters (1,180 ft) in Width.
6. Mogao Grottoes (Dunhuang)
Among the Buddhist Art in the world, Mogao Grottoes is the largest, richest and the best preserved treasure. There is a total of 2,100 colored statues and 45,000 square meters of murals present in the Mogao Grottoes caves.
7. Lijiang River
One of the most famous and beautiful areas of China is The Lijiang River.
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