An 18-century commercial port where foreign and Chinese influences mixed and intertwined, especially evident in the unique range of architecture.
An ancient and audacious architectural marvel over 12,000 miles long.
A summer retreat for China’s emperors, with extensive classical gardens, an artificial lake, and a collection of palace buildings.
A religious complex used by Ming and Qing dynasty emperors that is significant both symbolically and architecturally.
A beautiful high-elevation natural area known for its colorful ponds and waterfalls.
A charming traditional Chinese town that combines Naxi, Han, Bai and Tibetan influences.
Nine traditional Chinese gardens that artfully mirror the natural world in very limited spaces.
Multi-family inward-facing houses built by the Hakka minority and still used to this day.
A spectacular landscape of karst landforms, lakes and waterfalls, home to a range of endangered species.
Picture-perfect traditional rural villages, unchanged since the feudal period.