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[26 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 3,586 views]
Scenic Splendor of China: The Complete Gallery of 114 Most Beautiful Places

National Geographic is a worldwide famous magazine based in the USA. In China, there was a similar magazine. Its original name was “Geography Knowledge”. It was established in 1950 as a specialized magazine. But it was out of public awareness until October 2000, when it changed its name to “Chinese National Geography”.

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[10 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Islands in China w. Google Earth links (II) | 1,567 views]
Top 10 Islands in China w. Google Earth links (II)

In the ancient times, Miaodao Islands are known as “Three (Penglai, Wanzhang, Yingzhou) Fairy Mountains on the Sea”. According to “Records of the Grand Historians”, great emperors such as Qin Shi Huang and Emperor Wu of Han had endure the long journey to come here and worship towards the fairy mountains and beg for longevity. And its famous sea mirage attracts lots of tourists.

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[25 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Islands in China w. Google Earth links (I) | 5,362 views]
Top 10 Islands in China w. Google Earth links (I)

China has 6536 islands that are over 500 square meters in area, contributing to a total land territory of over 72,800 square kilometers and a total island coastline of 14,217.8 km. 450 of these islands are inhabited. Most China’s islands are small islands, uninhabited, and lack of fresh water.

Today I am going to show you the Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands in China. You can view all first half of Top 10 Islands in China in Google Earth here.

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[14 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Forests in China w. Google Earth links (II) | 7,274 views]
Top 10 Forests in China w. Google Earth links (II)

There are many world famous karst landscapes in China such as Guilin, Shilin rock forest, Huangguoshu Waterfall, etc. However, most original forests in those areas has been devastated and they have become karst rock desert landscape. Only here, at Libo karst forest, original karst forest is generally well preserved, which breaks the fixed formula of karst landscape. It is not only a unique scenic resource, but also of great scientific value.

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[17 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Top 10 Forests in China w. Google Earth links (I) | 1,107 views]
Top 10 Forests in China w. Google Earth links (I)

Grown up in a tree farm in Central China, the second hometown of beautiful prehistorical Dawn Redwood, I love trees. I feel lucky my first stop is “The Forest City” when I came to the United States. I go to the National Park and Forests every spring and fall to enjoy the great serenity and scene provided by these silent species.