Top 10 Tourist Cities in China Favored by Europeans Most

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According to some researches in Europe, Zhuhai is the most popular city of China among Europeans. Besides, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Lhasa, Beijing, Lijiang, Kunming, Chengdu, Luoyang and Weihai are also on the ranking list.
  • Located in southeast part of Guangdong Rrovince, Zhuhai is called “an island city”. It is adjacent to the South Sea, with Shenzhen and Hong Kong to the east. Occupying a total area of 7,649 square kilometers, it has coastline of 731 kilometers, composed of 146 islands scattered in the sea. Zhuhai is a bright pearl on the bank of South Sea, which is one of the four earliest special economic zones to open up to the outside world in China.
  • Xi'an situates on the southern part of central Shannxi Plain, with Weihe River to the north, Zhongnai Mountain to the south. It is characterized of moderate climate, fertile lands, abundant resources and beautiful landscapes. Xi'an in ancient time was called Chang-an, which was the origin of Silk Road wrote in Travels of Marco Polo. It is a city full of historical relics with a long history of 3,100 years and also one of seven famous ancient cities of China.
  • Located on the northeast part of Zhejiang Province, it is one of seven famous ancient cities of China, 180 kilometers to Shanghai. According to records, it has more than 2,200 years history, with many dynasties’ palaces built here. Today, it is the capital of Zhejiang Province and the political, economic and cultural center of whole province.
  • Lhasa is the capital of Tibetan Autonomous Region, with a history of 1,300 years. Located at the south bank of Lhasa River, it has an elevation of 3,650 meters. There are 31 ethnic groups, among which 87% population is Tibetans. Lhasa in Tibetan means “holy place”, so it is the political, economic and cultural center of Tibet. The splendid and magnificent Potala Palace is the symbol of supreme political power of Tibetan government. Here was the capital of Tubo Dynasty. In 1951, Tibet was set free and in 1982 it is rewarded one of 24 famous historical cities of nation.
  • Beijing is the capital of People’s Republic of China and the political, economic and cultural center of country. It is listed as one of famous historical and cultural cities in the world. In 1045 B.C, it became the capital of Ji and Yan Nations. From 221 B.C to 937 A.D, it was always the important city of northern part of China. And since 938, every dynasty made Beijing the capital of nation, lasting 650 years long.
  • Located on Naxi Autonomous County of Lijiang in Yunnan Province, Lijiang ancient city is called Dayan City, which is the only one ancient city having no city walls among all famous historical ancient cities. Built in late 13th century of Song Dynasty, it situates on Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau with an elevation of 2,400 meters, being well-known as an important town from ancient time.
  • Kunming is the capital of Yunnan Province with 2,400 years’ history. It is the center of politics, economy, culture, technology and communication of Yunnan. It is reputed to be a flower city due to its beautiful natural sights, numerous cultural relics and comfortable climate. Kunming is an international travel resort and national holiday resort.
  • Since ancient time, Chengdu is cultural city where many famous literators had left numerous works. It is characterized of charming natural sights and pure local customs and practices. Located on the east of Chengdu Plain, the largest plain in southwest area, Chengdu will be your better destination for its 2,000 years’ history and abundant cultural relics.
  • Located on the west of Henan Province, east area of Euro-Asia continental bridge and both sides of Yellow River’s middle reaches, Luoyang is reputed as “Hinterland of China”, which is one of important origins of Chinese civilization. It is surrounded by mountains and rivers, with Qinling Mountain to the west, Songyue Mountain to the east, Taihang Mountain and Yellow River to the north and Funiu Mountain to the south. Therefore, it had been a place of strategic importance since ancient time and many dynasties had built their palaces here.
  • Weihai is situated on the east of Shandong Peninsula with three sides surrounded by sea. With coastline of 985.9 kilometers, it is composed of many ports and islands. In recent years, it has been selected as the “Garden City” of China. Being the first national sanitary city and an excellent tourism city, Weihai is a better travel resort for sightseeing and holidays.

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