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Yonghe Temple

Yonghe Temple (12 Yonghegong St, Dongcheng, Beijing) – this temple, located in the northeast corner of downtown Beijing, has over 300 years of rich imperial and Buddhist history. It contains the largest wooden Buddha in the world. Yonghe Lama Temple was originally used as the official residence for court eunuchs of the Ming dynasty. It […]

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Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square (Dongcheng, Beijing) — Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one time. The square is a conglomeration of splendid and beautiful flowers and the red […]

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The Bund

The Bund (East-1 Zhongshan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai) — Situated alongside the Huangpu River, The Shanghai Bund was once considered the financial center of the Far East.  It is often referred to as “the museum of buildings” due to the many different edifices dotting its horizon.  The addition of modern skyscrapers to the skyline provides […]

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Terracotta Army

Terracotta Army (Lintong, Xi’an, Shaanxi) – located 1,379 km west of Shanghai (2 ½ hour plane ride), this is one of the top attractions in China. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-size models (including warriors, horses and chariots) represent the army that triumphed over all other Chinese armies in the Warring States […]

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Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven (1 Tian Tan Dong Lu, Dongcheng, Beijing) – this temple (located in the southern part of Beijing), was first built in 1420 AD (18th year of Ming emperor Yongle’s reign) and was extended & renovated during the reigns of Ming emperor Jiajing and Qing emperor Qianlong. Here, the emperors would worship the […]

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Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple (Deng Feng Da Dao, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Henan) – located 971 km. northwest of Shanghai (a 2-hour plane ride), this was the main temple of Shaolin Buddhism in China. It is located near the base of Songshan Mountain near Dengfeng City in Henan Province in central China. The style of Buddhism developed here centered […]

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Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (100 Renmin Ave, Huangpu, Shanghai) – opened to the public in 2000, this site is located on the People’s Square (covering an area of over 0.4 hectare and rises 142 feet high. There are five floors above the ground and two underground).   This hall was built to show the […]

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Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower (51 Lujiazui Road West, Pudong, Shanghai) — Shanghai Tower is a 632-meter (125 story) supertall skyscraper designed by Gensler, a leading global architectural design firm. Shanghai Tower anchors one of East Asia’s leading financial centers: the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone. The 632-meter-tall, mixed-use building completes the city’s super high-rise precinct. It is […]

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Shanghai Science & Technology Museum

Shanghai Science & Technology Museum (2000 Century Ave, Pudong, Shanghai) – this is an important science education and leisure tourism base. It is located in Huamu Administrative and Cultural Center, west of Century Square and close to Century Park. It covers an area of 68,000 square meters, and has a floor space of 98,000 square […]

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Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum (1st Floor of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 1 Century Ave, Pudong, Shanghai) — this is a museum showing the historical developments of Shanghai, with about 18,000 objects, including more than 1,300 historical relics. There visitors can have a whistle-stop tour Shanghai’s past via an array of old artifacts and waxwork figures. Visitors can […]