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Jiangmen, China

Kaiping Dialous

Massive fortified towers blend North American and Chinese architecture.
Zhengzhou, China

Yan Huang Plaza

350-foot-high emperor faces in China's Yellow River valley.
Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou Circle

The world's tallest circular building is loaded with symbolism, but many just see a big donut.
Beijing, China

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall

The embalmed remains of the communist leader lie within a custom crystal coffin.
Shenzhen Shi, China

Dafen Oil Painting Village

The knock-off oil painting capital of the world.
Tangshan, China

Da Shuhua

A spectacular annual festival centers around humans throwing molten iron against a wall at night.
Shangrao, China

The Giant Buddha of Guifeng

China's mysterious record-setting sleeping Buddha.
Beijing, China

Mansudae Art Studio Gallery

North Korea's massive art and propaganda factory now has an official gallery space in Beijing.
Zhangzhou, China

Fujian Tulou Cluster

Walled family complexes in Southern China.
Shenzhen Shi, China

Window of the World

130 replicas of world wonders squeezed into just 118 acres of space.
Beijing, China

The Fox Tower at Dongbianmen

This historic Chinese tower was said to have been haunted by fox spirits but is now haunted by a grisly murder.
Shaoguan, China

Mount Danxia

Unique geological formations in China, featuring some suggestive shapes.
Beijing, China

Working People's Cultural Palace

This smaller cousin of the Forbidden City has gone from ancestral sacrifice to tourist's whispers.
Changsha, China

Giant Head of Mao Zedong

The world's largest statue of Mao Zedong looks out over the city where he discovered Communism.
Luoyang, China

Longmen Grottoes

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

Oriental Pearl Tower

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

The World Park

Beijing's World Park offers the excitement of international sites without the travel.
Tianjin, China

Tianjin Binhai Library

China’s breathtaking futuristic library is lined floor to ceiling with fake books.
Beijing, China

798 Art District

This probably wasn't what Mao had in mind.
Datong, China

Yungang Grottoes

Massive series of 45 caves and over 51,000 sculptures carved from cliffsides in China.
Guilin, China

Yangshuo and Moon Hill

Natural arch gives panoramic views of Yangshuo's karst hills.
Qinhuangdao Shi, China

Old Dragon's Head

Where the Great Wall of China meets the sea.
Beijing, China

The Central Perk, Beijing

This working replica of the 'Friends' coffee shop is more accurate to the show than the set itself.
Harbin, China

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

One of the world's largest ice festivals dazzles visitors for over a month with radiant sculptures and carvings.