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A quick visit to any of China's vast cities is unlikely to leave you with much of an inkling that some of the simply stunning and often unique scenery the Middle Kingdom has to offer actually exists! However, it most certainly does and is widely celebrated in the culture as many Chinese scrolls are testament to with their depictions of craggy, misty mountains and gnarled pines.

Sacred Mountains Offer Some of the Best Scenery

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In fact much of China's best scenery is found at the sacred Buddhist and Taoist peaks across the country. Solitude is not usually on offer though as the mountains are popular to visit with well developed paths and facilities allowing access to the many temples and holy places. However, this is what makes some of the country's best landscapes so appealing as it is scenery with uniquely Chinese characteristics. Remote and uninhabited mountains can be found worldwide but beautiful scenery dotted with temples and easily accessible paths is what makes Chinese scenery so special and iconic.

However, if it is the remote and unspoiled that you are looking for in China tours there are parts of South West China's Yunnan province, Tibet and the country's far Western provinces of Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang which offer this in an abundance of desert, mountains and open steppe.

     
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guilin     GUILIN 桂林 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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hangzhou     HANGZHOU 杭州 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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kailash     KAILASH 冈仁波齐 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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kansas lake     KANSAS LAKE 喀纳斯湖 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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leshan     LESHAN 乐山大佛 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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lijiang     LIJIANG 丽江市 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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longji     LONGJI 龙胜梯田 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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lushan     LUSHAN 庐山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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namtso lake     NAMTSO LAKE 纳木错 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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shiptons arch     SHIPTON’S ARCH 天洞 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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tai shan     TAI SHAN 泰山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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tian chi     TIAN CHI 天池 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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wutaishan     WUTAI SHAN 五台山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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