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Climate

The climate in China is generally moderate with four distinct seasons, so it is a favorable place for habitation and living. In most areas it’s cold and dry in winter, with great differences through the south to the north, while it’s hot and humid in summer, with little differences between the south and the north. Precipitation decreases from the southeast coast to the northwest inland gradually.


Attractive Resorts in China

Scenic Mountains

 


          Mt.Song (Mid Mount)                                                                                  Mt.Heng (North Mount)

 

The Five Sacred Mountains in Mainland China are Mt.Tai (East Mount), Mt.Song (Mid Mount), Mt.Heng (North Mount), Mt.Heng (South Mount) and Mt. Hua (West Mount).


Mt.Tai (East Mount)

Mt. Taishan Mountain is located in Shandong province, mainly distributed in Daiyang, Daiding, and Daiyin. The prominent peak of Mt. Tai is 1545 meters high above sea level. There is a famous saying for Mt. Tai from Mencius: Seen from the top of Mt. Tai, the world seemed belittled.


Mt.Song (Mid Mount)

Mt. Song, known for its beauty and steepness, is located in Dengfeng, Henan Province. In the Scenic Area, there are Chou Kung’s astrolabe—China’s oldest astronomic facility, Songyang Academy—China’s oldest academy, the sacred land for Zens and martial artists—Shaolin Temple, and pagodas of the Shaolin Temple. The prominent peak of Mt. Song is 1,492 meters high.


Mt.Heng (North Mount)

Mt. Heng is located in south of Hunyuan County in Shanxi Province. The mountain links with the Taihang Mountain Range in the east, and to the north it faces the vast expanse of a plateau. Mt. Heng is famous for steep ridges and splendid peaks, with its peak comprised by two mountains. The highest peak, 2,190 meters above sea level, ranks the highest among the Five Sacred Mountains.


Mt.Heng (South Mount)

Mt. Heng, situated near Hengyang in Hunan province, is the only one located in the southern part of China among the Five Sacred Mountains. It is also a favorable summer resort, with the peak 1,290 meters high above sea level. A saying goes that there are lots of peaks in Mt. Heng, but only Zhurong is the highest.


Mt. Hua (West Yue)

Mt. Hua is located in the south of Huayin city, with elevation of 2,200 meters high above sea level. To the north, the famous Yellow River wanders far below and to the south, the mountain leans on Qinling Mountains. Dotted with pavilions, Mt. Hua consists of five peaks. Seen in a certain way, the five peaks of Mt. Hua look like five petals of a flower. Originally Hua was called Xiyue—meaning West Wount, since it is the westernmost of the Five Sacred Mountains.


Mt Huangshan

Mount Huangshan, literally translated as Yellow Mountain, ranks among the Great Wall and the famous Terracotta Warriors as one of China’s most luring tourist attractions. Located in the eastern province of Anhui, it is a convenient train or bus ride from urban centers like Hangzhou and Shanghai—a perfect getaway for visitors in search of fresh air and a chance to experience China’s natural beauty. As an international ecotourism point of interest, UNESCO listed the mountain as an official World Cultural Heritage Site in 1990. Known for its unique pines, geological formations, dream-like clouds and clear hot springs, Huangshan is known in China as "The Number One Mountain Under Heaven;" though, with close to eighty awe-inspiring peaks in excess of 1,000 meters tall, Huangshan is actually an entire range of mountains and valleys, sure to impress the dedicated outdoor tourist or those in search of China’s best mountain resorts. The jutting rocks, shimmering pools, gurgling waterfalls and the ephemeral clouds that make up the mountain’s dreamlike ambience are sure to invoke images of the most famous Chinese art.


Lakes

Qinghai Lake

Qinghai Lake, situated in the northeast of Qinghai plateau and the northwest of Xining City, is the largest inland lake as well as the largest saltwater lake in China. The beauty here lies in its salty vastness and the remote peace that it instills. The lake is just like a blue mirror the nature bestows to Qinghai Plateau.


    Tianchi Lake in Changbai                                                                                    Qinghai Lake
 

 

Kanas Integrated Nature Landscape Protect Region

Kanas Integrated Nature Landscape Protect Region, located in Burqin County, is the source of Burqin River which is more than 265 kilometers from the northwest Altay City and Covers an area of about 5,588 square kilometers. The Kanas Lake centered nature protected region is reserved to protect wild lives and its ecological environment. Composite glaciers converge and melt together, forming Kanas Lake, which stretches 25 kilometers with the depth of 176 meters and the elevation of 1,374 meters above sea level. The surrounding area of Kanas Lake is full of lush plants, ideal for fishes and waterfowls to perch and multiply. The scenic area is beautiful and mysterious with snow capped mountains, grasslands and wetlands, flowers, butterflies and lakes.


Nam-co Lake

Nam-co Lake lies on the border between Damxung County of Lhasa Prefecture and Baingoin County of Nagqu Prefecture. With the meaning of heavenly lake, divine lake or sacred lake, Nam-co Lake is a holy land for Tibetan Buddhism. Legends go that Nam-co is the ashram of the Esoteric Sect, Cakrasamvara, so Buddhists all regard it as one of the four holy lakes.


Tianchi Lake in Changbai Mountain

The Tianchi Lake (meaning heavenly lake) in Changbai Mountain, also known as Baekdu Mountain, lies in the Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve, the southeast of Jilin province. As a lake situated on the border between China and North Korea, the northern part of the lake belongs to Jilin province. Changbai Mountain is abundant in natural resources and beautiful sceneries. In ancient time, Changbai Mountain was originally a volcano. According to historical records, the volcano has erupted three times since the sixteenth century, ejecting vast lava. The cone of Changbai Mo

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