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Updated 18-11-2012  


Pictures of China: China's top photo site


Thousands of  high quality digital pictures, photos with a short description and maps

of the highlights and interesting destinations in China.

The old Chinese proverb says:

'One picture says more then a thousand words'

and I hope these photos of China will prove it.


Highlights of China


China, a huge country and an ancient civilization with its rich cultural history, offers a great many things to see and to shoot pictures of.

At Pictures of China you can take a look at thousands of photos of the MUST-SEE destinations in China.

Arranged like in a slideshow, the pictures will tell the story like in a movie.

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China's capital Beijing is full of culture: palaces, museums and monuments.
The city has many places of historic interest and scenic beauty as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.


An easy daytrip from Beijing is the The Great Wall of China, the only man-made structure that can be seen from the moon. A fortification that has been built from the 3rd century BC up until the 17th century. The purpose of the wall was to protect Chinese territory from raids by the Mongols and other nomadic tribes.


Xi’an has a long history. For twelve dynasties it has been the capital of China and the starting point of the Silk Road as well. Xi’an became famous by the Terra Cotta Warriors, a collection of 8.099 real-size terra cotta figures located near the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor.


The giant pandas are not only a Chinese national treasure, they are also beloved by people all over the world.
Therefore a visit to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center is a MUST see.


Old Lijiang is a UNESCO world heritage site, which is well known for its sound preservation of ancient buildings and the distinctive Naxi culture.
It feels like time travel to an ancient China. A fairytale!


Dali, first built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) has ancient buildings and city walls.
There are 25 ethnic minorities, which results in a unique cultural heritage amidst the picturesque surroundings of mountains and the Erhai Lake.


The Karst mountains are very beautiful in China. They can be viewed best from Yangshuo, a small town close to Guilin.


The Stone Forest is situated 83km from Kunming (between Dali and Guilin) and it has many different, almost magical, Karst formations.
It is one of the National Scenic Resorts in China and a natural wonder.


Hong Kong (the name means Fragrant Harbor) has developed from a small fishing village in the 1800s into the dynamic cosmopolitan metropolis it is today. Due to the very high population density, it is full of the tallest skyscrapers. Hong Kong is also a major seaport and a true shopper’s paradise. The city was handed back to the People's Republic of China, by Great Britain in 1997.


YouTube HD video China pt1: Beijing, Great wall, Yangshuo Li River, Shilin Stone forest and Hong Kong (island)


YouTube HD video China pt2: Xian, Chengu Giant Pandas, Dali and Lijiang


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Religions in China: Taoism and Buddhism


Girls of China. Enjoy the photos of the beautiful and lovely girls and women of China.


Shows-Opera. A dazzling experience of grace and beauty.


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Links to other interesting sites about China


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