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1. Beijing

Beijing, the capital of China, is a great city with a history of more than 3,000 years. It's the center of the country’s politics, economy, culture and art. As one of China’s ancient capitals, Beijing is home to a great number of cultural and historical sites, which make it a huge magnet attracting numerous tourists from all over the world. The top attraction has to be Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest city square and an icon of China. On the north side of the Square lies the 600-year-old Forbidden City, the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace on the planet.

Also, make sure you do not neglect the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Other top Beijing attractions include the breathtaking Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, Temple of Earth, National Stadium and Beijing 798 Art Zone. You can also tour the various traditional hutongs and courtyards to experience the hustle and bustle of local life.

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2.Shanghai

Sitting on the estuary of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is a renowned international metropolis as well as a popular tourist destination. Tourists will marvel at the views in this vibrant land, which perfectly blends traditional with modern elements, as well as eastern with western culture. Famous historical landmarks, including the Bund, the City God Temple and the Yuyuan Garden should not be missed when touring this city. The Bund, a 1.5-kilometer long waterfront area, is noted for dozens of splendid historical buildings in various styles, including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Renaissance, and Neo-Classical.

Another stunning attraction is the Pudong Skyline, which features a number of mega skyscrapers including the symbolic Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center and the presently-under-construction 632-meter Shanghai Tower. Tourists will also be enthralled to go to the Memorial Site for the First National Congress of the CPC, Shanghai Xintiandi (New Heaven and Earth), and the premier shopping street-Nanjing Road.

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3. Guangzhou
Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is China’s third biggest city. It is famous throughout China and the world for its cuisine and foreign trade. Aside from the endless skyscrapers and shopping malls in this dynamic metropolis, there is a lot of culture and history to see. As one of the twenty-four most famous historical and cultural cities across China, Guangzhou boasts numerous historical relics, including the Bright Filial Piety Temple, the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family and the Western Han Nanyue King's Tomb Museum. Additionally, the city features a large amount of western style architecture such as the Sacred Heart Cathedral.
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4. Chongqing
As a major city in southwestern China, Chongqing is known for its long history, gorgeous scenery and spicy yet delicious local cuisine. Famous scenic spots include Southern Hot Spring Park, Ciqikou Old Town, Dazu Rock Carvings and the Three Gorges Museum. Even if you would only like to stay in the city itself, this will make for a memorable experience. Have some tea, enjoy the local food, chat with the locals, walk through the antique streets, or just hang out in Chongqing’s unique towns.
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6. Shenzhen
Located in the southern part of China, Shenzhen, one of the most developed cities in China as well as one of the fastest growing cities in the world, is attracting more and more domestic and foreign elites. It has been voted one of the 10 most attractive Chinese cities for foreigners. The coastal economic giant features breathtaking natural scenery as well as spectacular architecture. Famous attractions include the Window of the World, the Shenzhen Safari Park, plus the Da Meisha and Xiao Meisha Scenic Areas. Moreover, the long but not so scorching hot summer, the agreeable winter temperatures and its cleanliness make Shenzhen an ideal destination all-year-round.
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7. Suzhou
Suzhou in Jiangsu Province is a city comprising of rivers and canals as well as a city of gardens -- hence its nickname "Venice of the Orient." The city is famous for its amazing natural beauty and exquisite gardens. It boasts a large number of garden buildings constructed during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. A dozen of them are still in good condition today, including the top four classic gardens -- the Fisherman's Net Garden, the Lion Grove, the Humble Administrator's Garden and the Lingering Garden. The Humble Administrator's Garden and Lingering Garden are important cultural relics at national level protection.
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8. Tianjin
Located in northeastern China, Tianjin is a rapidly developing municipality and has so far served as the venue for many important forums, such as the World Economic Forum. About 300 out of 500 companies on the Fortune Global list had set up sub companies in here by the end of 2010, turning the area into a base of advanced industry, financial reform, and innovation. Apart from its beautiful city scenery, Tianjin boasts numerous historical and cultural spots, including the Tianjin Ancient Culture Street, the Century Clock, the Drum Tower and the Xikai Catholic Church.

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