at the confluence of the Yangtze River and
its greatest branch, the Han River, Wuhan,
with a population of 8 million, serves as
the provincial capital of Hubei and is one
of the major industrial cities in China.
Although there is little indication
of the important historical and cultural role
the city once played, Wuhan was one of the most
politically crucial spots in the nation, when
the Kuomintang moved the capital here from Guangzhou
in 1927. After the foundation of the People's
Republic of China, Wuhan was directly under the
control of the Central Government and under provincial
control by 1954.
in the very centre of China, and known as
one of China's "Three Furnaces"
(due to the incredible heat of the summer
months), Wuhan is a huge metropolis, divided
into three separate districts, each the
size of a small city. It is also an important
domestic and foreign commercial port and
the center of industry, finance, commerce,
science and education for central China.
With the development of the Yangtze Valley,
Wuhan is becoming increasingly important
both in domestic and international terms,
specifically as an educational and scientific
research base, due largely to the sizeable
university and student population here and
local governmental efforts to promote this
as a premier business and commercial destination.
Though Wuhan is not really a
place for pleasant holidays, it is usually chosen
as a convenient starting or ending point for the
Yangtze River cruise. As for business travelers,
this city may create business opportunities at
the first glimpse.
Yunnan is a perfect showpiece of China's
many natural wonders, rugged, wild, and unspoiled. The province
is famed for its multitude of ethnic groups, of China's fifty-five
officially recognized ethnic minorities, twenty-five can be
found in Yunnan. Here visitors could find snow-capped mountains,
mysterious deep valleys, peaceful highland lakes, magnificent
Karst hills, tropical rainforests, and torrential rivers.
As the capital of China, Beijing is the
political, cultural, and intellectual center of the country.
Beijing has so much to offer travelers. The celebrated tourist
center is filled with historical highlights, the most well known
ones are: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple
of Heaven, Ming Tombs...
Tibet Autonomous Region, a mystical land
called "the Roof of the World", more than 50 peaks in this area
are higher than 7,000 meters, and 11 peaks exceed 8,000 meters.
Mt. Everest - the world's highest peak is located in Tibet.
Tibet offers fabulous things to see, including unique Buddhist
monastery, breathtaking high-altitude lakes, stunning views
of the snow mountains and brilliant Tibetan culture.