Tired of postcards of Guilin, Yunnan and other famous places in China? Many other spots in the country go unmentioned but are actually beauties to be visited.
Located in Ningde, Fujian, Xiapu has a stretch to the East China Sea coast, with many harbors and islands. It is well known for its mudflat aquaculture and attracts visitors and photographers for its unique coastal scenery.
Due to the suitable temperature, the Xiapu mudflats are rich in oyster, yellow croakers, kelp and laver. As the sun rises and sets, the tide rises and falls, the fishing boats, bamboo poles and fish nets form spectacular sceneries.
1. Take a long-distance bus in Fuzhou South/North Station to Xiapu county and take a taxi to Beiqi.
2. Start from Songbai Long-distance Bus
Zhangye boasts the typical and the country's largest arid area danxia landform. The danxia landform in Zhangye is mainly found in Linze and Sunan counties. Surrounded by colorful hills, the land seems to rise and fall like waves. Rock stratum of various colors places in graceful disarray, forming an imposing and magnificent sight.
Besides the danxia landform in Zhangye, visitors can go to Zhangye Giant Buddha Temple, Mati Temple, Shandan army horse branch and Dongda Mountain Nature Reserve.
Best time to see Zhangye Danxia landform: September to October
Transportation: take the minibus from Zhangye West Bus Station
Cuopu Valley, Sichuan
Cuopu Valley, located in the west of Ganzi, Sichuan, collects a brilliant condensation of mountains and rivers. It combines the natural and cultural sights where visitors can find peaks, glaciers, virgin forest, lakes, valleys, waterfalls, springs, grasslands and Tibetan temples.
Yudu Mountain, Beijing
Located in Yanqing county, Beijing, Yudu Mountain covers an area of over 100 square kilometers. Situated amid remote mountains, Yudu presents secluded and refined views. Here, visitors can find the most primitive green memory of nature. Endowed with mountains, rocks, waterfalls, springs and woods, it is the best choice for people to return to nature and experience the harmony between man and nature.
Admission fee: 60 yuan
Transportation: take bus No.919 at Deshengmen Gate to Yanqing county, and take bus No.920 to Yudu Mountain (Longqing Gorge)
What to do: sightseeing, taste the local food, play Golf, picking etc.
Tianzi Mountain, Hunan
Tianzi Mountain is located in the northwest of Wulingyuan in Zhangjiajie and close to the Suoxi Valley. It is composed of nearly 100 natural spots for sightseeing: more than 2000 rocky peaks and a group of waterfalls and springs. The most spectacular scene that visitors favor are: the sea of clouds, the wavelike stone ranges, the sunrise as well as the snowcaps in the winter.
Surrounding scenic sights: Shen Tang Wan (Shen Tang Wan Gulf), Xi Hai (West Sea), Yu Bi Feng (Imperial Brush Peak), Tian Zi Ge (Heaven's Son Pavilion) and so on.
Admission fee: 248 yuan