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Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 5:54am On Nov 09
Its culture, its food, the way its people dress, its ideologies, is known across the world.

But it still remains something of an undiscovered country for many outside its borders.

We're hoping that these stunning images will reveal a bit more about the country and underscore just what a jaw-droppingly diverse place it is.

It's a country with neck-straining skyscrapers, cormorant fishermen, dramatic waterfalls, terrifying glass walkways, Unesco-listed national parks and, for a bonus, the world's biggest city square.



The Li River loops around the karst mountains in Guilin.

The Chinese regard the scenery in Guilin as among the most beautiful in the world.





https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6315415/Stunning-images-breathtakingly-diverse-landscapes-China.html
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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 5:55am On Nov 09
The Chinese just can't seem to get enough of nerve-shredding walkways.

Here's one made out of glass on Tianmen Mountain.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 5:57am On Nov 09
A spectacular shot captured from Victoria Peak, the highest part, showing the skyscrapers below.

There are over 1,500 buildings that are classed as skyscrapers, meaning they are taller than 328 feet.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 5:58am On Nov 09
Residential at night.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 5:59am On Nov 09
Wispy clouds hang over a winding road that leads up one of the hills in the stunning Tianmen Mountain National Park.


The mountain itself has been named as one of the most scenic in China.


This winding driveway in Tianmen Mountain National Park is called Serpentine Road. The road took eight years to construct. To get there, you need to drive up Tongtian Avenue, which has 99 turns thought to symbolise heaven having nine palaces.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by dingbang(m): 5:59am On Nov 09
The only lovely thing about China is their zero tolerance to religion!

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:00am On Nov 09
The lush green fields of the Longsheng Rice Terrace in Guangxi province.

This upland area has been cultivated for rice for over 800 years using a terrace and irrigation system.


Turquoise pools: The neon-coloured limestone ponds of the Huanglong valley are a visual feast for those looking for a slice of paradise.


Kaleidoscopic hills: With its rolling hills, rocky peaks and multitude of colours, this terrain is positively other-worldly.

However, the spectacular lunar landscape can actually be found at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China.


Early morning journey.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:10am On Nov 09
The high-rise buildings of Shanghai, this time captured in an image that shows the Huangpu River looping around them.

The meaning of the name of the city of Shanghai is 'upon the sea'.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:12am On Nov 09
The 1,535ft Oriental Pearl Tower, left, can be seen dominating the skyline of Shanghai.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:12am On Nov 09
The sun sets on waterlogged rice fields in Yuanyang County.

Around 200million tons of rice are produced in China each year

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:13am On Nov 09
Two ships sail down the Yangtze River amid breathtaking hills.

The river is the longest in Asia, stretching for almost 4,000 miles.



Looking like a scene from a movie, the Maijishan Grottoes, cut in the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui, Gansu Province, feature a stunning selection of murals and sculptures surrounded by winding walkways and spiral stairs.



Lè Shān’s gigantic, 1,200-year-old Grand Buddha sits carved from a cliff face overlooking three busy rivers: the Dàdù, Mín, and Qīngyì. The giant statue has fingernails larger than the average human, and attracts multitudes of tourists to the area.



You have to have nerves of steel take on this vertigo-inducing trail - Mount Hua Shan in China. Situated in Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), a mountain range in the southern Anhui province of eastern China, the risky walkway is lined with tight and rickety walkways high up in the air, with the threat of a long, lethal drop below

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by transfer101: 6:14am On Nov 09
China the land of honey grin

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:14am On Nov 09
Cars travel along a highway through China's capital Beijing.


Due to rising car ownership, Beijing is one of the worst places in the world for air pollution.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:15am On Nov 09
The Li River meanders around the lush green hills in Yangshuo County.


Among the green rolling hills in the Larung Gar Valley in China, the last thing you would expect to see in the countryside are thousands of red wooden huts that have been built in a massive cluster.

Despite its secluded location it is home to the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, the world's largest Buddhist settlement.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:16am On Nov 09
The Great Wall of China is estimated to stretch more than 13,000 miles across China.


It attracts over 10million visitors each year.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:18am On Nov 09
The incredible jagged peaks located in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie.

The area is on Unesco's world heritage list and the site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks. Some rise to 600ft.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:19am On Nov 09
Mist swirls around the peaks of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area in this wonderful picture taken from a tourist boat on a lake below.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:20am On Nov 09
The Twin River Bridge spans the Yuzhong peninsula in the south western city of Yuzhong peninsula.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:22am On Nov 09
Tianjin (its financial district is pictured), has a population of around 15million and its metropolitan district covers 4,200 square miles.

Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:23am On Nov 09
A farmer guides his water buffalo across a stone bridge in the Guilin region.

Water buffalo are the most important animal for these farmers as they are able to till the flooded rice paddy fields.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:25am On Nov 09
Cormorant fishing in China is a practice that stretches back at least 1,000 years.

The birds dive and catch fish for their masters but are prevented from swallowing big catches by a snare tied around their throats.


This beautiful image was captured in Guilin.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:26am On Nov 09
Welcome to the world's largest city square - Xinghai Square, which was built in 1998.


It's located in the city of Dalian and covers 270 acres.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by sod09(m): 6:27am On Nov 09
Cooool...almost like imaginary fairytale land

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:28am On Nov 09
Railway runs through residential.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:31am On Nov 09
Shipping containers are lined up ready to be loaded at Shanghai International Shipping Centre.

The port of Shanghai is the busiest in the world in terms of cargo tonnage moved.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:32am On Nov 09
The Yingwuzhou Bridge in Wuhan crosses the mammoth Yangtze River.


Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, and is the most populous city in central China. Around 10million people live there.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:35am On Nov 09
Xinshi is a Chinese 'water town' that was built around 1,000 years ago.

China can be overwhelmingly industrial and wonderfully quaint.



A traditional boat floats past the historic buildings lining a canal in Shanghai.

These days, the boats are popular with tourists.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:36am On Nov 09
A hidden settlement sits in the basin of a valley in the Yandang Mountains in eastern China.

The mountains are thought to be one of the areas where the South China tiger can be found.

Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:38am On Nov 09
The small islands that are scattered in Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang province.

Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:40am On Nov 09
Winters can be harsh in northern China and it is not unusual to see snow in cities such as Harbin, Beijing and Tianjin.

Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Explorers(m): 6:43am On Nov 09
Yunnan province in south west China is known for its diverse landscape.


The Detian Waterfall is often described as Asia's biggest trans-national waterfall as it sits on the border of both China and Vietnam. Over the past 1,000 years, the waterfall has eroded and has moved slowly upstream.


Oasis.

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Re: Stunning Images Show The Breathtakingly Diverse Scenery Of China by Zane2point4(m): 6:51am On Nov 09
Very interesting country, everything works, people usually have this mindset of everything from china is fake, i tell you its all Hoax, it depends on your specifications thats what you get.

I was truly impressed when i went there for business, you won't fail to notice also there industries nature, always busy as a bee.

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