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Name Category Location
 
Blue Wave Pavilion
The oldest existing garden in Suzhou, the Blue Wave Pavilion dates...
Gardens / Arboretums Suzhou
 
Club Rock
A cable car ride and a 30-minute hike leads from Pule Temple...
Local Interest–Sight, Geological Sites Chengde
 
Confucian Temple
Overlooking the Qinhuai River, a tributary of the Yangtze, a...
Religious Sites Nanjing
 
Da Ming Temple
Built 1,600 years ago, the Da Ming Temple is one of the more...
Religious Sites Yangzhou
 
Drum Tower
First built in 1382, the Drum Tower gives the central city district...
Architectural Sites Nanjing
 
Eight Passes
Named after the Great Wall's eight strategic passes, this scenic...
Scenic Drives Qingdao
 
First Gate Under Heaven
The first heavily fortified pass along the Great Wall as it runs...
Architectural Sites Shanhaiguan
 
Garden Tomb of Puhaddin
The Garden Tomb of Puhaddin faces the Grand Canal, from where...
Memorials / Monuments Yangzhou
 
Ge Garden
With more than 60 varieties of bamboo, this garden is so named...
Gardens / Arboretums Yangzhou
 
German Governor's Residence
The cookie dough–colored German Governor's Residence, transformed...
Museums / Galleries Qingdao
 
Granite Mansion
After the German Governor's Residence, the 1903 Granite Mansion...
Houses / Mansions Qingdao
 
Great Wall Museum
Housed in a Qing Dynasty–style building past the First Gate Under...
Museums / Galleries Shanhaiguan
 
Hanshan Temple
Best known as a subject of one of the Tang Dynasty's most famous...
Religious Sites Suzhou
 
He Garden
In the southeast part of the old town, the Victorian-influenced...
Houses / Mansions Yangzhou
 
Humble Administrator's Garden
More than half of Suzhou's largest garden is occupied by ponds...
Gardens / Arboretums Suzhou
 
Jiaoshan Great Wall
One way to leave behind the crowds at the First Gate Under Heaven...
Mountains Shanhaiguan
 
Joyous Garden
The youngest garden in Suzhou, Joyous Garden was built in 1874...
Gardens / Arboretums Suzhou
 
Lingering Garden
Windows frame other windows, undulating rooflines recall waves...
Gardens / Arboretums Suzhou
 
Lingu Temple and Pagoda
Close to the Sun Yat-sen Memorial, this temple commemorates Xuan...
Religious Sites Nanjing
 
Lion's Grove Garden
This garden employs countless craggy rock formations from nearby...
Gardens / Arboretums Suzhou
 
Lu Xun Park
Built in 1929, this park named for the distinguished Chinese...
Parks Qingdao
 
Master of the Nets Garden
All elements of Suzhou style are here in precise balance: rocky...
Gardens / Arboretums Suzhou
 
Mengjiangnu Miao
About 8 km (5 miles) up the coast from Old Dragon Head is this...
Memorials / Monuments Shanhaiguan
 
Ming Tomb
One of the largest and most important burial mounds in China...
Memorials / Monuments Nanjing
 
Mountain Resort
Moved by Chengde's lush mountains, cool weather, and plentiful...
Resorts Chengde
 
Nanjing Massacre Memorial
In the winter of 1937, Japanese forces occupied Nanjing. In the...
Memorials / Monuments Nanjing
 
Nanjing Museum
Extensive renovations are underway to provide a more contemporary...
Museums / Galleries Nanjing
 
Navy Museum
A short walk from the west entrance of Lu Xun Park is the Navy...
Museums / Galleries Qingdao
 
North Temple Pagoda
One of the symbols of ancient Suzhou, this temple towers over...
Religious Sites, Architectural Sites Suzhou
 
Old Dragon Head
Legend has it that the Great Wall once extended into the Bohai...
Architectural Sites Shanhaiguan
 
Pan Gate
Traffic into Old Suzhou came both by road and canals, so the...
Architectural Sites Suzhou
 
Plum Blossom Hill and Sun Yat-sen Botanical Gardens
March and April are the best months to visit Plum Blossom Hill...
Gardens / Arboretums Nanjing
 
Protestant Church
Qingdao's charming Protestant Church is easy to spot: look for...
Religious Sites Qingdao
 
Rain Flower Terrace and Martyrs Memorial
This scenic area gets its name from the legend of Yunzhang, a...
Memorials / Monuments Nanjing
 
Shou Jia Massage
This health center is serious about traditional Chinese medicine...
Spas Nanjing
 
Slender West Lake
Originally part of a river, Slender West Lake was created during...
Parks, Bodies of Water Yangzhou
 
South Gate of City Wall
Built as the linchpin of the city's defenses, this is less a...
Archaeological Sites Nanjing
 
St. Michael's Cathedral
This Qingdao landmark has towering 200-foot twin steeples and...
Religious Sites Qingdao
 
Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
Acknowledged by both the Nationalist and Communist governments...
Memorials / Monuments Nanjing
 
Sun Yat-sen Park
The largest of the city's parks, Sun Yat-sen Park is inland from...
Parks Qingdao
 
Suzhou Arts and Crafts Museum
This impressive collection of contemporary art is proof that...
Museums / Galleries Suzhou
 
Suzhou Museum
This is the most modern building to emerge amid a neighborhood...
Museums / Galleries Suzhou
 
Swallow Rock
North of the city, this small park overlooking the Yangtze River...
Parks, Viewpoints Nanjing
 
Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Museum
Commemorating a fascinating period of Chinese history, this museum...
Museums / Galleries Nanjing
 
Temple of Mystery
One of the best-preserved Taoist compounds, the Temple of Mystery...
Religious Sites Suzhou
 
Tiger Hill
This hill is the burial place of the king of the State of Wu...
Memorials / Monuments Suzhou
 
Tsingtao Beer Museum
Beer fans should make a pilgrimage to the Tsingtao Beer Museum...
Wineries / Breweries Qingdao
 
Underwater World
Located near No. 1 Beach, this family-friendly attraction features...
Zoos / Aquariums Qingdao
 
Wang's Residence
This was once one among dozens of private mansions belonging...
Houses / Mansions Yangzhou
 
West Garden Temple
This temple is most notable for the Hall of 500 Arhats (wubai...
Religious Sites Suzhou
 
Xuanwu Lake Park
More lake than park, this pleasant garden is bounded by one of...
Parks Nanjing
 
Yangtze River Bridge
Completed in 1968 at the height of the Cultural Revolution, this...
Bridges / Tunnels Nanjing
 
Yuejiang Lou
Ming Dynasty founding emperor Hongwu wrote a poem describing...
Architectural Sites Nanjing
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