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The Tibetan name of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, is Qomolangma, which means Holy mother and represents the mother goddess of the Earth. Besides experienced mountaineers, Mount Everest draws scientists and ordinary tourists.
If there is a particular place worth to remember on earth, it must be the colorful Yunnan. Yunnan, a place of long history and ethnic customs, is famed in the world with its beautiful scenery, rich resources and mystery. It is named by people as Mystery Land.
A boat floats in Tuojiang River by the ancient town of Fenghuang in Fenghuang County of Xiangxi Tu and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hunan Province, April 29, 2013. Fenghuang witnessed rainfall on Monday, the first day of the three-day Labor Day holiday. (Xinhua/Zhao Zhongzhi)
White egrets are seen at the Tianmahu scenic resort in Qinhuangdao City of north China's Hebei Province, May 5, 2013. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)
Tourists are seen on the Taishan Mountain in Tai'an City of east China's Shandong Province, April 30, 2013. A series of measures have been taken to ease the traffic of the visitors as tourism boosted at the Taishan scenic resort during the three-day public holidays for the international workers' day on May 1. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)
The Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Mr Tabel Rifai this Tuesdayheralded the new Chinese Tourism law.
Twin pagodas are pictured at the Yongzuo Temple in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, April 29, 2013. The well preserved pagodas, namely Wenfeng Pagoda and Xuanwen Pagoda, have a history of 400 years. With the height exceeding 54 meters, the pagodas overlook the city's existing ancient architectures and have been dubbed as the cultural landmark of Taiyuan. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)
Villagers work at a terrace field after a traditional ritual in Longji Village of Guilin City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 27, 2013. Local people of Zhuang ethnic group gave performance and symbolically ploughed the filed to pray for good harvest during the annual ritual on Saturday. (Xinhua/Lu Bo'an)
Located in southwest of Danjiangkou City, Wudang Mountain, also known as Taihe Mountain, is both a famous scenic spot and a holy site of Taoism, China's indigenous religion. It has served as the birthplace of Taoism since Tang Dynasty, so it has a large amount of well-preserved Taoist buildings. The temples of the complex feature the architecture characteristics of Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Besides, as it contains buildings from as early as the 7th century, it represents the highest standards of Chinese art and architecture over a period of nearly 1,000 years. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. [China.org.cn]
Namtso, or Lake Nam, is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet Autonomous Region and should not be missed by any traveler to Tibet. In Tibetan, Namtso means Heavenly Lake. It is famous for its high altitude and imposing scenery. The second largest salt lake in China, Namtso covers 1,920 square kilometers and is also the second-highest salt lake in altitude in the world at an elevation of 4,718 meters above sea level. [China.org.cn]
Qilou Arcade Streets have historically housed consulates, churches, post offices and banks, as well as chambers of commerce belonging to 13 different countries. Today, Qilou Arcade Streets remain Haikou's business center whilst also giving visitors a taste of traditional Haikou life[Gong Jie/China.org.cn]
Women dressed in folk costumes pose at China National Tourism Fair 2013 in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, April 19, 2013. The three-day fair kicked off on Friday here. [Xinhua/Ou Dongqu]
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, Southwest Chinas busiest airport, resumed normal operation at about 9:10 am on Saturday after a magnitude-7 earthquake that hit Yaan city on Saturday morning closed the airport, in accordance with a statement of Civil Aviation Administration of China.
Located in the Luoxiao Mountains, Jinggang Mountain is the cradle of the Chinese revolution, and has become a hot attraction for natural travel as well as patriotic education. Covering an area of 213.5 square kilometers, Jinggang Mountain accounts for 32.4 percent of Jinggangshan City. It has dozens of residences and sites of the revolution, of which 10 are under the protection of the State Council. It also boasts more than 60 attractions, including hot springs, caves, waterfalls, mountains and precious animals and plants. [link16/bbs.fengniao.com]
Photo taken on April 17, 2013 shows the snow-covered Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhasa saw this year's biggest snowfall Wednesday morning. Snowfall in spring is widely regarded as an auspicious sign for a harvest year in China. [Xinhua/Chogo]
Authorities in Fenghuang county, Hunan province, reduced student ticket prices for its scenic old town and gave more people free entry amidincreasing pressure from netizens and small businesses who protested the tourist site's new paid-entry requirement.