Photo: The Great Wall

The Great Wall's ramparts of brick and stone twist through mountains north of Beijing.

Photograph by Gavin Hellier/Getty Images

World Heritage Guides

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    The Great Wall

    Get facts, photos, and travel tips for the Great Wall, a World Heritage site in China, from National Geographic.

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    Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

    Get facts, photos, and travel tips for the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, a World Heritage site in China, from National Geographic.

China Features

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    Journey to Shangri-La

    Visions of Shangri-La—and tales of a vagabond grandfather—spark a quest to the peaks and gorges of the eastern Himalaya and China's Yunnan Province.

  • Picture of two children running along the Great Wall of China

    Best Family Trip: The Great Wall

    See trip details for the Great Wall, one of our best family trips from National Geographic.

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    China's Grand Canal Pictures

    The 1,400-year-old Grand Canal is a monumental project that bound north and south China together. It’s still in use today.

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    Going Home to Taiwan

    A writer traces her family roots back to Taiwan.

  • Photo: Terra-Cotta warrior painted buff

    Terra-Cotta Warriors in Color

    It was a dazzling spectacle: a life-size army of painted clay soldiers buried to guard an emperor's tomb. Now archaeologists and artists are bringing that ancient vision back to life.

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