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Top 10 domestic destinations for rich Chinese travellers II

6. Xinjiang

Known as the home of singing and dancing, the land of fruits, and the place of gold and jade stones, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China boasts for its vast expanse, beautiful landscape and unique folk customs. There are in total over 1,100 registered scenic areas in Xinjiang, ranking first in the country.

In a selection of the best scenic areas in Xinjiang (must-see for Silk Road tour) by Tourism Bureau of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the follow 10 won the highest scores in public appraisal and professional evaluation.

7. Macao

Macao, located on the southeast coast of China at the mouth of the Pearl River downstream from Guangzhou, is a perfect crossroad for the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures. It is also best known as Asia's largest destination for gambling.

During ancient times, Macao, a port city, was part of the Silk Road with ships loading here with silk bound for Rome. Today, Macao is a major intermediate port for trade between China, Japan, India and Europe.

Macao's charm rests in the contrast between old and new, antiques and fashion, traditional and modern.

8. Xiamen

Located at the southeast coast of China, Xiamen is a tourist city in Fujian province. It's famous for its attractive seascape and delicious snacks. It has been an important port for centuries and became one of China's earliest Special Economic Zones in the 1980s. Apart from Shanghai and Hong Kong (Hong Kong travel guide), comparing to other cities in China, Xiamen is definitely a very vibrant, affluent and modern place.

9. Sichuan

10. Qingdao

Qingdao, located in the southeast part of Shandong Province, is a beautiful seaside city, bordered on either side by the Yellow Sea. Qingdao is a major seaport and industrial centre. To the east, a short distance across the Yellow Sea, lie Korea and Japan, making Qingdao an important port for international trade. In 1984, Qingdao (an optional destination for China tour deals) was among 14 coastal cities which China opened to the outside world.

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