8 getaway ideas for China’s upcoming 8-day holiday

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2017/9/27 19:59:29

Highlights: As the longest official holiday of 2017, Chinese have a precious eight days off for a combined Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day from October 1 to October 8. To mark World Tourism Day, which falls today, editors at the Global Times have compiled some fantastic destination ideas to inspire your well-deserved holiday. Photos: VCG

  • Qiandao Lake, also known as the “thousand-island lake,” is located in Chun'an county, Zhejiang Province. The man-made lake also contains an ancient submerged town. Photo: VCG

  • The Mogao Caves, located at a strategic point along the Silk Road, are famous for their statues and wall paintings that span 1,000 years of Buddhist art. The caves were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Photo: VCG

  • China’s Huangguoshu Waterfall is the largest waterfall in Asia. Located on the Baishui River in Anshun, Guizhou Province the falls are 77.8 meters high and 101 meters wide and offer spectacular views from all angles. Photo: VCG

  • The World Cultural Heritage site of Tai'erzhuang Ancient Town is at the center of the Beijing–Hangzhou Grand Canal, the so called the most beautiful water town in China, located in Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province. Photo: VCG

  • Pictured is a beautiful night scene on the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province. Photo: VCG

  • Pictured are cherry blossoms in Turtle Head Park in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu Province. The park organizes firework displays during Mid-Autumn Festival. Photo: VCG

  • Pictured is Guilin's famous night view of its two rivers (the Li and the Taohua), four lakes (Rong, Shan, Gui and Mulong), and twin pagodas (Sun and Moon). Photo: VCG

  • Pictured is the historic town of Fenghuang, located on the Tuo River in Central China’s Hunan Province. Photo: VCG

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