World Heritage Sites in China

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Landscape, Photography, World Heritage Site

We visited China about ten years ago in 2007.  We first toured Yunnan Province in southwestern China and afterwards spent 10 days in Beijing to tour all the tourist spots in the area, including Chengde Mountain Resort.  Here is the picture of the Great Walls in addition to the feature photo:

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Beijing’s Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven:

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Summer Palace (Ye-He-Yuan):

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The Mountain Resort of Chengde for the royal families of Qing Dynasty in summer was listed in the World Cultural Heritage in 1994. It was built in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and took about 90 years (1703-1792) to construct. It is about 230 Km (143 miles) from Beijing.

 

We had great time touring three cities in Yunnan Province, Namely, Kunming, Da-Li and Lijiang.

Kunming is famous for its unique “Stone Forest”, a World Heritage Site:

Kumming's Stone Forest-s

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Da-Li:

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Lijiang was my favorite city where one can easily spend an entire week or even two weeks exploring the Old City (1000 years old) and the near-by attractions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Town_of_Lijiang

Here is the panoramic view of the old city:

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The street scenes in the old city: (Click any image to start the slide show)

There are so many World Heritage Sites in China – May be I’ll go back there someday!

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A retired professional engineer turns nature lover and photographer

6 thoughts on “World Heritage Sites in China”

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for visit and glad you like the blog.

  1. Magnificent photographs, Stephen. You are fortunate to see so many. I visited many of these on my trip to China and would love to return. One of my favorite trips.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for stopping by my blog and glad you like my photos. It is a big country and full of very uniquely interesting places to visit. I’d like to see some more someday.

  2. jumissshop says:

    What a amazing photos~! I want to go China one day.. I want to see the Chinese nature with my own eyes..

    • shungphotography says:

      China is a big country. There are a lot of very unique places to visit. Thank you for visiting by blog frequently – much appreciated.

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