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Which cities in China do you (中国人)recommend to be visited ? Please,be as objective as possible in your choices and not biased in favor of your hometown * unless it is really worth visiting *. Tell me something about the cities of your choice,its sightseeing attractions, weather and people etc... I would really appreciate that ! Thanks in advance :)Thank you all guys for your suggestions :) and special thanks to Murongfeixue !
Feb 9, 2010 12:11 AM
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Hi, Cherry, It depends on your purpose and what are your interests. There is no one city can represent China. China is a country with diverse cultures. The gap between rich and poor in China is very terrible. If you want to take a bird's-eye view of China: Beijing and Shanghai, as ROYAL SHINY said. Beijing is the cultural and political center of China and the symbol of Han-the majority nationality.Shanghai is the most luxurious and modern city in China except for Hong Kong. There are many immigrants in both two cities. The weather in Beijing is very dry and windy, people are usually open-minded and have good manners and the foods are usually insipid, BUT I think lamb hotpot is the exception, it’s very tasty. The weather in Shanghai is very humid/ moist for it’s near the sea and people there are as modern as western cities but haughty, and they prefer sweet food. If you want to have a tour in China, go to the undeveloped areas such as southwest and northwest of China where you can see the original state. If you want to see the beautiful scenery, go to Lhasa, Kunming and Urumchi which represent the minority nationality in China. Tibet is highest and the birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism and I love Tibetan scenery very much. Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province where has the largest number of ethnic minorities and famous flower market. If you want to know China through Chinese languages, just have a tour according to the regional culture-Beijing, Xi’an, Nanjing, Chengdu/Chongqing, Shanghai/Suzhou/Hangzhou, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Changsha and Nanchang. Sightseeing attractions are always in the places where there are not too many people go to, for instant, undeveloped areas. You may read the lonely planet.
February 9, 2010
Beijing is on behalf of the North, Shanghai is on behalf of the eastern coast, Shenzhen is on behalf of the Chinese forefront economy; Chongqing and Chengdu are on behalf of the Midwest. The pace/ rhythm of people’ lives in the east and southeast is much faster than that in the west. It depends on what kind of life you prefer. Beijing is famous for its magnificent and grand/ imperial atmosphere; Shanghai is the most prosperous and modern city; Shenzhen is the second prosperous city and the youngest city; Suzhou, known as the East Vines; Dalian is the cleanest city in China. Chengdu is the most leisure city. Chongqing is a mountain city and known as fog; Xi'an is the ancient capital of six dynasties. Xi’an, Chengdu and Chongqing are three major cities in the west. Nanjing has already been declining both in economy and culture, but the Chinese Department of Nanjing University is very famous for its good quality , it seems the third only after Beijing University and Fudan University(in Shanghai) Others are Guilin, Guiyang and Lijiang, slow rhythm, beautiful and also leisure. If you are a gourmet, you would be very disappointed in the north. Anyhow, you can have all dishes of China in urban cities, but it’s much expensive. And the obvious difference between the north and the south on food is Northern people like food made of wheat and barley such as pasta, dumpling(Jiaozi),steamed bread and southern people like food made of rice and other multicolored dishes/ cuisines. People in the east and southeast cities like seafood. I’m living near Chengdu and Chongqing; we love spicy food rice, especially spicy hotpot. If you choose only one, it's Beijing. Two, Beijing and Shanghai, Three, history: Xi’an, Gourmet-Chengdu(Spicy food-Chongqing), scenery- Lhasa, culture& scenery of Han-Suzhou, study Chinese-Nanjing(less expensive than in Beijing and Shanghai).
February 9, 2010
I think Beijing,Shanghai,Chengdu,Shanxi,Guilin and Yunnan province worthy to visit.
February 9, 2010
I recommend you that if you want to visit ,you can come to "hangzhou west lake".
February 9, 2010
hello madam! i am not chinese, but has been in qingdao,china as foreign student for 15 months! so i always have to think about this question. according to my knowledge below 4 cities are enough to represent china! 1.xian 2.nanjing 3.beijing 4.shanghai if you like to know about ancient chinese culture than xian and nanjing are recommened. if you want to visit modern cities and want to know modern china and the mixture of traditional chinese culture and modern american culture then beijing and shanghai are recommeded in china, beijing and shanghai get more tourist then any other cities do, because obviously these are cultural,economical and educational centers of china. here you can see all colors of china. so if you are planning first tour to china then of course you must visit these 2 cities. for your other questions, you can google them. but i am sure you should choose from these 4 cities.
February 9, 2010
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