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Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai.
Qingdao, China

The Fushan Tunnels

Forgotten German bunkers in China create a sharp cultural contrast.
Zhangjiajie, China

Bailong Elevator

The world’s tallest outdoor lift stretches along the stone pillars that inspired the floating mountains in the movie “Avatar.”
Yuncheng, China

Yuncheng Salt Lake

Rainbow-hued in the summer and crystalline in the winter, this salty lake has inspired battles, temples, and plenty of awe.
Xuzhou, China

Western Han Dynasty Terracotta Warriors Museum

The tiny statues form China's only known terracotta army from the Han dynasty.
Pudong Xinqu, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Luoyang, China

Longmen Grottoes

The field of tiny caves that mark this Chinese cliffside are each their own historic Buddhist temple.
Jiuquan, China

Crescent Lake

A lush desert oasis in the shape of a narrow crescent.
Beijing, China

Beijing Capital Museum

Home to over 200,000 artifacts, this museum attempts to guide visitors through the ancient history of Beijing and Imperial China.
Weinan, China

Huashan Mountain

A harrowing trail up a mile-high mountain.
Huangshan, China

Buxian Bridge

This short pedestrian span is also known as the "Fairy Walking Bridge" because it looks almost magical.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai's 1933 Slaughterhouse

Rivers of cattle blood gone, a strange Escheresque building remains, the last of its kind.
Guilin, China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

Natural arch offers panoramic views of Yangshuo's karst hills.
Beijing, China

Ming Dynasty Tombs

Ming Dynasty necropolis raided during the Cultural Revolution.
Ziyang, China

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Snow-capped peaks, colorful waterfalls and stunning vistas on the edge of the Himalayas.
Weinan, China

Huashan Temple

A sacred mountaintop temple offers a fine cup of tea to visitors who can survive the journey.
Yangzhou Shi, China

Yangzhou Zhongshuge

Mirrored floors and arched shelves create the illusion of an infinite tunnel of books.
Zhangjiajie Shi, China

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

The latest in a series of long glass bridges suspended at terrifying heights.
Kunming, China

Shilin Stone Forest

270 million year-old forest of stone.
Shanghai, China

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

This psychedelic tourist trap is a leisurely descent into madness.
Zhangjiajie, China

Tianmen Shan

999 stairs lead visitors through a massive hole in a mountain known as the Gateway to Heaven.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.