#1. Gulang Island
The original name of Gulang Island was Yuanshazhou (Round Shoal). In the Ming Dynasty, it was renamed Gulang, meaning “drum waves”, because a reef in the southwest of the island hit by the waves of flood tide make sounds like the drum beating and was named “drum wave stone”.
#2. Suzhou Old City
Suzhou Old City One of the key cities in the Yangtze River Delta, Suzhou is a renowned cultural, historic and tourist city. The city is located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province, bordering Shanghai on the east, Zhejiang Province on the south, the Taihu Lake in the west and the Yangtze River in the north.
#3. The Historic Centre of Macau
The Historic Centre of Macau is the product of over 400 years of cultural exchange between the western world and Chinese civilization. The architectural heritage, predominantly European in nature, stands in the midst of traditional Chinese architecture in the historic settlement, providing contrast. ”The Historic Centre of Macau” is the oldest, the most complete and consolidated array of European architectural legacy standing intact on Chinese territory.
#4. Badaguan in Qingdao
Badaguan in Qingdao This scenic spot gets the name for there are eight streets named after eight great passes in ancient China (Shanhai Pass, Jiayu Pass, Wusheng Pass, Ningwu Pass, Juyong Pass, Shao Pass, Zijing Pass, Zhengyang Pass). In fact, there are another two: Hangu Pass and Linhuai Pass.
Shichahai is a scenic area of history and culture in Beijing and one of its historical and cultural protection zones. It lies in Xicheng District, the center of the city, and is close to its central axis. With a 336,000-square-meter water-covered area connected with Zhongnanhai, it is the only open scenic area with a wide expanse of water in the city.