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10 Interesting Facts About Hangzhou

Hangzhou is different from the other big Chinese cities. It is the only one with a magnificent natural site right in the middle. We are talking about the West Lake. Though rivers and lakes populate Wuhan, in Hangzhou this natural wonder is what gives the city its character. The whole of Hangzhou city seems to […]

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Tier 1 Cities in China – Definition and Rankings

Classifying cities is not an easy task. Several companies use all sorts of data to release different lists. These lists are so relevant that companies use them to make financial and investment decisions. However, the Chinese government does not officially recognize any of these lists. Like most experts in the field, we will use city […]

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15 Interesting Facts About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of China’s largest cities. It is also a city with quite a particular history. As you probably know, Hong Kong was a British colony for over 150 years. Today, though a special administrative region, the city is Chinese. There is nowhere in the world like Hong Kong. Tall green hills, the […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Xi’an

After Beijing and Shanghai, Xi’an is China’s most famous city. There are plenty of good reasons for such an honor. The remarkable 3rd century BC Terracotta warriors are only a step away. The country’s grandest city wall surrounds Xi’an. Not only is the structure beautiful, but it has survived the pass of time majestically. Xi’an […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Wuhan

Everybody has heard about Wuhan. This big Chinese city has become famous overnight due to the novel virus. But few people know what Wuhan is all about. Located in the middle of China, in one of the country’s main traffic corridors, Wuhan serves as a major connection between east, west, north, and south. Nature wise, […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Nanjing

Nanjing has a special place in Chinese history. The city was the capital of several great kingdoms and governments. That’s why Nanjing is essential in understanding China’s history. The city delicately balances the old and new, the traditional and the modern. Its impressive 14th century city wall can still be seen today, together with several […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Chengdu

Chengdu is the westernmost metropolis in China. The city is the capital of Sichuan, one of China’s richest provinces when it comes to culture. Most people around the world know Chengdu for its famous panda rescue centers. However, Chengdu is much more than that. Tall mountains covered in pine forests surround the city from the […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Shenzhen

Shenzhen is the latest addition to our list of Chinese megacities. This vibrant city grew out of nothing to become one of the largest cities in the country. Shenzhen is thoroughly modern, with wide avenues and modern skyscrapers. Fantastic architecture is everywhere, interspersed by wonderful parks and thematic scenic spots. Not only that. Several ancient […]

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15 Interesting Facts About Guangzhou

Guangzhou is China’s fifth-largest city in terms of population. However, it is undoubtedly the most important city in Southern China. In fact, when it comes to the economy, history, and culture, Guangzhou trails close behind Beijing and Shanghai. The city is the largest dwelling in China’s largest metropolitan area: the Pearl River Delta. Besides, Guangzhou […]

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10 Interesting Facts About Tianjin

China’s fourth-largest city is an architect’s dream. As Shanghai, Tianjin opened to the world in the 1850s. Fortunately, some structures from that period have survived to this day. However, Tianjin is more low-key than its counterparts. Perhaps this is due to its proximity to Beijing. No city can compete with the glory of the imperial […]