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Top 10 September destinations in China

09-09-2011 10:43 BJT

After a sweltering summer and before a freezing winter, autumn is a wonderful time for traveling. When August is fading away, autumn is coming. Here are the top 10 most beautiful destinations for enjoying the cool weather and relaxing in September.

NO.10 Bashang Grasslands, Hebei

The climate and location at the junction of the North China Plains and the Inner Mongolia Grasslands give Bashang its unique natural landscapes and make it a popular destination for tourists and photographers. Mulan Weichang in Weichang Bashang, 450 kilometers northeast of Beijing, is perhaps the most beautiful part. Travelers can ride horses, camp, watch local wrestling competitions, or stay in Mongolian yurts.

Bashang Grasslands in Hebei

Travel tips:

Admission: 110 yuan

Getting there: Take a train from Beijing to Siheyong Railway Station, then transfer to a bus to Bashang; or take a long-distance bus from Dongzhimen, Zhaogongkou, Xizhimen or Muxiyuan bus stations in Beijing.


NO.9 Pingyao Ancient Town, Shanxi

Pingyao Ancient Town is located in the middle of Shanxi Province, about 715 kilometers from Beijing. It is one of the best-preserved ancient towns in China. The town was first founded during the reign of King Xuan (827-782 BC) of the Western Zhou Dynasty. After thousands of years, the ancient walls, streets, houses, shops and temples have been almost kept intact. In 1986, the State Council proclaimed Pingyao as a historical and cultural site. Also, it was listed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Pingyao Ancient Town in Shanxi

Travel tips:

Admission: 120 yuan (60 yuan for students)

Telephone: +86-0354-5690075

Getting there: You can take a train from Taiyuan Railway Station. It will take you one and a half hour to get there; or you can take tourist buses from Jiannan Bus Station in Taiyuan.

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