Baiyun Mountain

Baiyun Mountain

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Baiyun Mountain(白云山), which is a small mountain that dominates the town, is approximately 15km north of the town centre. Hardly a mountain at only 382m. It's part of the Kun Shan mountain rage. Pagodas, monasteries and teshouses are dotted about its base and when the weather is clear and the pollution isno't too bad, views from the top can be gorgeous. However, it is often difficult to get away from other tourists.

Forest Park

Forest Park

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Forest Park localted in the thickly wooded hills around the city, the main zoo section is pretty small and mundane. They do have some pandas, but be warned that pandas in Chinese zoos prefer to sleep rather than frolicking.

Golden Pebble Beach National Resort

Golden Pebble Beach National Resort

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Golden Pebble Beach National Resort(金石滩国家旅游度假区) has an eclectic selection of activities ranging from golf to scuba diving.

Chaotian Gate of Chongqing

I was born in Chongqing. When I was young, I always dreamd to go to Chaotian Gate. It was the center of old Chongqing and attracted me so much.

Dazu Rock Carvings

Dazu Rock Carvings

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More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist and Taoist sects fiercely competed for ascendancy and imperial endorsement. As power changed hands and religious orders came in and out of favor, the victors would create new mounuments to their gods and destroy the old ones. One result was that significantly stronger materials were employed to build religious monuments, being hard to destroy, and the monuments got bigger. The monumental Dazu art testifies to this trend.

Qingcheng Shan

Qingcheng Shan

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Qingcheng Shan(Qingcheng Mountain青城山) is 60km from Chengdu. This mountain can be visited as a day trip. During the Han Dynasty, it became a center of Taoism when a Taoist master made the mountain his home.

Wenshu Monastery

Wenshu Monastery

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Arguably the most beautiful and well preserved temple in Chengdu is the very active Wenshu Monastery. Worshippers light candles and incense, constantly encompassing the temple in a thick perfumed smoke.

Leshan

Leshan

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The city's relaxed atmosphere is just the right prescription for sore muscles after some tough hiking. The giant attraction of the city is the world's largest Buddha statue. It's 71m high and you'll feel infinitely small just compared with one of the Buddha's statue.

Emei Shan

Emei Shan

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Emei Shan is the highest of Chinese four holy Buddhist mountains,rising 3,099m above sea level about 170 km from Chengdu. Buddhists believe the mountain is home to Samantabhadra - Patron of the Lotus Sutra and Bodhisttva of Perrvading Goodness.

Beijing Botanical Gardens

Beijing Botanical Gardens

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The hothouse exhibition is the highlight of the gardens. The first room is filled with evergreens and members of the palm family. The second room is given over to tropical aquatic plants, including water lilies and flowering taros. The third room displays commercial plants and their breeding and propagation. Here there are specimens of the triple-leaved rubber plant, cocoa and coffee trees and the sugar producing sweet-leaved chrysanthemum which has been introduced into China from abroad.