Longtan Valley (河南龙潭大峡谷) This U-shaped valley marked by a stripe of purplish red quartz sandstone has earned the name, “The Valley of Narrow Gorges in China." Its steep cliffs, lush vegetation and jagged valley attract sightseers from all over China.
Hebei: Chengde Mountain Resort/Rehe Palace (河北承德避暑山庄/热河行宫) - From CNN's 40 beautiful places to visit in China. We are trying to find places in China that we can make it to from Beijing. This is one of them.
In a remote part of the mountains of China’s Hunan province lie over 3,000 spires of Cretaceous sandstone covered with clinging pine trees. The United Nations named Wulingyuan National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, calling it one of the most remarkable geomorphological spectacles that exists on our planet.