Sacred places of worship; ruins of ancient civilizations; stunning creations of Nature; beautiful hiking trails; National Parks and World Heritage Sites. Welcome to the Amazing Places on Our Planet channel!
1. Hiking on the Great Wall from Jinshanling to Simatai, one of the most scenic and less crowded sections of the wall
2. Forbidden City is the widely popular name of the Imperial Palace in Beijing.
3. The Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi are mountain side Buddhist caves, listed as UNESCO World Heritage site: "The Yungang Grottoes, in Datong city, Shanxi Province, with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries"
4. Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan is 71 m (233 ft) tall statue, carved out of a cliff face during the 8th century
5. Dali, Yunnan was capital of two large kingdoms from the 8th and 10th centuries, until conquered by the Mongols in the 12th century. The present Old Town was rebuilt by the Ming dynasty in the beginning of the 14th century.
6. The Ancient City of Pingyao in Shanxi is UNESCO World Heritage site for being "an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century.
7. The Stone Forest of Shilin is an area of stunning limestone (karst) formations close to Kunming, Yunnan, China.
8. The four hour Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo passes through spectacular karst peaks scenery, making it top tourist attraction in China.
9. The Terracotta Army was created during the reign of the first emperor of China's Qin dynasty to protect the emperor's tomb.
10. Two days hiking in the Tiger Leaping Gorge - one of the deepest and most spectacular river canyons in the world
11. The Old Town of Lijiang is well-preserved old city of the Naxi minority. It is listed by UNESCO as World Heritages Site.
12. The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan has been created to imitate the natural habitat for Giant Panda and other rare species rearing and breeding.
13. Emei Shan (Emeishan, or Mt. Emei, 3,099 m/10,167 ft) is one of the four Chinese Buddhist sacred mountains.
14. Xi'an is one of the oldest cities in China, it served as China’s capital for more than 1,100 years.
15. Macau (Macao) is a special administrative region of China, former Portuguese oversees territory (until 1999). Macau is inscribed on the UNESCO WORLD Heritage list.
1. The timeless, diverse beauty of Havana. 2. Cienfuegos was settled in 1819 by immigrants of French origin. The historic center of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. 3. Trinidad was founded in 1514 as the third Spanish settlement in Cuba. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site, because of its outstanding and well preserved colonial architecture. 4. Viñales is a beautiful valley with limestone (karst) landscape. It is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.