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Dongyue Temple

Surrounded by the glass and steel high rises of modern Beijing is this still-active Taoist temple, dedicated to the God of Mount Tai, the holiest of the five ...  Read more

Drepung Monastery

In the 1930s the Drepung Monastery ranked among the largest monasteries is the world with between 7,000 and 10,000 monks from various countries living on its ...  Read more

Drum and Bell Tower

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Back when Beijing consisted of single-story courtyard houses organized into hutongs , the Drum and Bell Towers in central Beijing dominated the landscape. ...  Read more

Drum Tower (Gulou)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

The Drum Tower - or Gulou - was built during the Ming Dynasty, just a few years before the neighboring Bell Tower. It is largely in the same style as that ...  Read more

Du Fu Cottage

There aren’t many places on the planet where you can visit the ancient home of a poet who lived over 1,200 years ago. Chengdu’s Du Fu Thatched Cottage, ...  Read more

Dujiangyan Irrigation System

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Despite being constructed in 256 BC, the Dujiangyan Irrigation System continues to serve residents of the fertile Chengdu Plain. A marvel of ancient ...  Read more

Dujiangyan Panda Base

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Dujiangyan Panda Base is situated near Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. It’s the world’s only center dedicated to giant panda care, disease prevention, ...  Read more

Duolun Road

Duolun Road is a must-see stop for those interested in the history and culture of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. It was once a writers' enclave and today ...  Read more

Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Guilin’s most famous sight is a rocky outcrop on the Li River whose natural stone arch is said to mimic the moon in water. But the whole formation is better ...  Read more

Emei Shan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

At 3,117 meters (10,226 feet) tall, Mount Emei is the highest of China’s four sacred mountains of Buddhism. Buddhist monks have made pilgrimages to the temples ...  Read more

Emperor Qin's Mausoleum

While the terra cotta warriors have been mostly excavated, their entombed emperor has been resting undisturbed in his mausoleum of underground caverns for ...  Read more

Erhai Lake

The name ‘Erhai’ translates to ‘ear-shaped sea’ — the name giving to the 97-square-mile (250-square-kilometer) lake sandwiched between the town of Dali and ...  Read more

Feilai Peak (Feilai Feng)

Feilai Peak, or Feilai Feng – literally translated as ‘Peak Flown from Afar’ – is a unique, 200-meter tall limestone peak located next to the Lingyin Temple ...  Read more

Fengdu Ghost Town

Located a few hours north of Chongqing on the north banks of the Yangtze sits one of the most bizarre (and bizarrely popular with Chinese tourists) sites in ...  Read more

Fengjing Ancient Town

Fengjing Ancient Town is situated in the southwest of Shanghai, around 60 kilometers from the center of the city. It’s a cultural and historical town that ...  Read more

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