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Top 4 Natural Wonders of China

Top 4 Nature Wonders of China introduces the four famous nature wonders in China including: the Jilin Rime, Yunnan Stone Forest, the Three Gorges of Yangtze River and Guilin Landscape, which are also top attractions in China. Now, come with TopChinaTravel to explore the top 4 China nature wonders.
 
Top 1. Jilin Rime
 
Jilin City is located at the river bank of Songhua River in the north of China. In winter, the temperature of Jilin can decrease to -30℃. Because of the low temperature, and the south wind, there is in high humidity. With the influence of the weepage of Fengman Hydropower Station, the temperature of water is about 4℃, making water vapour rising up and attaching to cold objects, and forming the scene of rime. Rime has the function of purifying air, so when you see rimes you may also feel the fresh air.
       
When rimes come, the willows along the river bank of Songhua River blossom silver flowers and the pines blossom silver chrysanthemums, which bring people to a picturesque' wonderland.
 
In addition of the beauty of rimes, according to the character, period of rimes, you can predict future weather and other information.
 
Jinlin Rime is featured by the clod weather and mild water, which are contradict with each other and made it one of the natural wonders in China.
 


Top 2. Stone
Forest in Yunnan
 
Stone Forest is located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County in Kunming City, Yunnan Province. Lying at the altitude between 1500m-1900m, there belongs to subtropics low altitude plateau mountain monsoon climate. The average annual temperature is about 16℃. 78 km away from Kunming, the Stone Forest is the only Karst scenic area in subtropics plateau. It has the reputation of “No.1 Wonder in the World” and “Stone Forest Museum”.
 
200 million years ago, there was a large sea area and deposited a lot of thick big limestones. Later affected by the geotectonic movement, these big limestones exposed to the ground. About 2 million years before, because of dissolution, the limestones are separated from each other and after many years wind and rain erosion, the Stone Forest was formed.
 
In the Stone Forest, the stones are odds and strange, towering up from the ground. Some looks like trees and some looks like walls. The Stone Forest attracts numerous tourists from both domestic and abroad.
 
Recommend China Tour to Yunnan Stone Forest: 4 Days Kunming Essence Tour (Attractions: Western Hill & Dragon Gate, Village of Ethnics Culture, Qiongzhu Temple, Stone Forest)
 


Top 3. The Yangtze Three Gorges
 
Three Gorges is a great valley with a most splendid landscape in the Yangtze River and it is one of the ten most famous scenic sites of China. It extends from White Emperor City in Fengjie County, Chongqing Municipality to Nanjin Pass in Yichang, Hubei Province, consisting of Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge, with a full length of 193 km.

It covers the essence of the scenery on the Yangtze River. Within this distance, they are arranged in such a manner with other gorges and valleys that one is narrow and the following one is wide by turn. Because of this topography, the momentum of the river water is pent-up in the narrow valleys and released abruptly in gorges. In those bottle-necks, water rushes down swiftly and wildly, reminding one of any angry beast. Traveling in a cruise ship in this part of the Yangtze River, one can not only enjoy grotesquely shaped rock formations and magnificent mountains along the river and the rolling water but also poems inscribed by ancient scholars. With a variety of landscape of China, it has been displaying its special charms for thousands of years.
 
The beautiful landscape of the gorge region has given birth to a splendid culture. It is one of the birthplaces of the civilizations of China. The famous Daxi Culture, which originated here, has shed brilliant light on the civilizations in the long history. The valleys were once the battlefields during the period of the Three Kingdoms, where countless heroes displayed their proness and talent. Besides, a great many well-known historical sites such as White Emperor City, Huangling Temple and Nanjin Pass, add charm to the landscape.

Recommended China Tour to Three Gorges: 11 Days Mighty Yangtze Cruise Tour (Destination: Beijing-Xian-Chongqing-Yangtze River Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai)
 


Top 4. Guilin
Landscapes

People often say that “East or west, Guilin’s landscape is the best.” Sitting in a small wooden boat and appreciate the beauty of Guilin’s landscape along the Li River, what an enjoyable thing!
 
Having enjoyed the magnificent sea and the mirror-like West Lake, I was still amazed when seeing Li River. Green like a flawless jade, Li River is so peaceful that you can hardly feel the flowing water, and it is so clear that you can easily see the sand and stones in the bottom. Only the waves stirred by the quant would remind you that you are moving forward. Different from Tai Mountain and Xiangshan Hill famous for their mighty peaks and flaming maple leaves respectively, Guilin’s hills feature in their weird-looking shapes——giant elephant, camel, old men, etc. Green and steep, a range of hills are standing along both sides of the river with their reflections falling in the water.

The hills surround the water, and the water reflects the hills. Furthermore, the cloud and mist around you, trees and flowers speckling the hills, and the bamboo rafts floating on the water often confused people whether they are walking in a gallery with endless scrolls of Chinese paintings? Just as an old poem goes “On boat line bluish waves, person is drawing middle reaches”.
 
The most famous attractions in Guilin including: Elephant Trunk HillFubo HillReed Flute Cave, etc..
 
Guilin landscape tops those elsewhere, and Yangshuo landscape tops that of Guilin. If you travel to Guilin, You should never miss Yangshuo County.

Recommended China Tour to Guilin: 4 Days Highlight Guilin and Li River (Attractions: Li River, Seven Star Park, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill)

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