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Tourists visit the Old Town of Lijiang, southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 23, 2013. Lijiang hasreached the peak tourism season with the coming of the summer.
All he had from his sojourn across China was a collection of more than 30,000 photos, and he had also started a blog. Rehage made a video with the photos and posted it online, where it chalked up millions of clicks. As more and more people became interested, a German publication asked him to write his story.
Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and third longest river in the world only after Nile in Africa and Amazon in South America. Rising high from the Tanggula range in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, it flows for 6,418 kilometers eastward across most southern part of China.
Actors perform Brazil's samba dance at the opening ceremony of the 4th International Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 15, 2013.
Photo taken on June 16, 2013presents the scenery of the Yamzhog Yumco Lake in Shannan Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Liu Kun)
A visitor poses for photos on the Barkhor Street in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, June 15, 2013. Lhasa has accepted more than 1 million people from January to May in 2013 and witnessed a tourism income of 1.033 billion yuan.
The Ninth China (Beijing) International Garden Expo kicked off on May 18 in the capital's Fengtai district and will run until Nov 18. The expo will exhibit garden styles from 69 Chinese cities and 37 cities from 29 countries. The expo site, which covers an area of 513 hectares, comprises 128 exhibition parks, and is also the largest park in Beijing.
Tourists enjoy themselves on a pleasure-boat in the Summer Resort in Chengde, north China's Hebei Province, June 12, 2013. As summer comes, tourist destinations in Chengde attracted many visitors during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival vacation from June 10 to June 12. Chengde is a city well known for its imperial summer resort of the Qing Dynasty
Scenic spots around Shanghai will hold festive events to mark the Dragon Boat Festival that falls on June 12 this year. The Shanghai Botanic Garden in Xuhui District will teach visitors to make sachets filled with insect-repellent herbs, a tradition since ancient times, and to wrap glutinous rice with reed leaves into dumplings called zongzi.
The Beijing International Tourism Expo 2013 will be held in the China National Convention Center during June 21 to 23.The expo will attract tourism agencies and companies from 81 countries and regions, and provide a platform for exhibitors and buyers to exchange views and make inquiries.
A luxury zongzi priced at 9,999 yuan (US$1,620) is displayed in a restaurant in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province, June 6, 2013. The zongzi is made of sticky rice with rare stuffing, including abalone, black truffles and jamon. Zongzi has been a traditional food in China for a long time at Duanwu Festival, the fifth of May on Chinese lunar calendar which fall on June 12 this year.