The most smoldering life of the Chinese
Sink in each small county
Some people say that the "North, Guangzhou and Shenzhen" is the face of the Chinese people, while the vast number of rural areas, small towns, counties, is the Chinese people's son.
Modern metropolitan cities, high-rise buildings are admittedly prosperous, but also uniform; but more than 1,400 small counties, but each has its own look and character.
But the similarity is that most of them have a slow pace, and a peaceful life that the big cities don't have.
Many friends living in the county say, "small counties are really comfortable, family and friends are around, simple, uneventful, firewood and salt; commute to work without squeezing the subway, a tram will be able to shop around the county ......"
Today, we will introduce you to 14 representative, the most beautiful counties (including county-level cities) in China.
They are either picturesque, with countless people aspiring to life; or cultural heritage, historical sites documenting the glory of the past; or unique landforms, which show the vast differences between the scenery of China's north and south.
Whether you live in a small county, or in the big city from 9 to 5; free to go to these small counties, looking for the life that aspires to it.
The beauty of Jiangnan's pictorial landscape
A resort to escape the hustle and bustle of the city
There are many beautiful small counties in Zhejiang, but to say that the most suitable for vacation, Deqing must be on the list.
It is one of the four major summer resorts in China and has been named by foreign media as one of the "45 Best Places to Visit in the World" and "15 Special Places to Visit in China".
It has obviously been commercialized for a long time, but it is still one of the most popular weekend getaways for people who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
There is the air-conditioned Moganshan Bamboo Sea, the ancient town of Xinshi where people live on the water, and Moganshan, "China's Bay County", where the best B&Bs in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai are gathered.
Here, time seems to slow down, no need to be disturbed, no need to "rush" every day, all that is left is to enjoy.
Location: Deqing County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province
Main attractions: Moganshan, Xinshi Ancient Town, Haizhu Lake, Luhuadang Park
The exotic beauty of the desert
2.Gansu - Dunhuang
Brilliant art, only in this city
Dunhuang, a place that springs to mind.
There are artistic treasures: the Mogao Caves, the legendary Crescent Moon Spring, and the singing Mount Mingsha ...... which attracts countless travelers to the area.
But heavy historical labels aside, Dunhuang itself is a lazy little town; small in size, with low buildings and a slow pace of life.
Here, those close to home can walk to work, and those a little further away are just a short ride on a small electric donkey. Living here, the whole person will become lazy.
But this "lazy" is not a derogatory term, in this does not need to struggle as hard as the big city, as long as the hard work, you can support themselves.
Coordinates：Jiuquan City, Gansu Province, Dunhuang City
Main attractions: Mingsha Mountain, Crescent Moon Spring, Mogao Caves, Sandbar Night Market
The Beauty of Phantom Mountain and Lake
A small fairy tale town with a lot of atmosphere
Burqin, known as the "Little Switzerland of the East", is a clean and exotic city.
Moreover, the most classic scenery of northern Xinjiang - the oil painting-like Kanas Lake, the fairy-tale village of Haomu, and the colorful Wucai Beach ...... are all here.
If you have the opportunity to stay in a small wooden house in the village, next to the river and trees, behind the small snow-capped mountains, in which, like being in a fairy tale world.
And living in Burqin is a simple and comfortable pleasure. The clouds here are low, the sky is clear, and the stars are bright at night, so comfortable that you want to stay in this fairy tale world all the time.
Coordinates: Burqin County, Altai Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Main attractions: Kanas Lake, Moon Bay, Godsend Bay, Haomu Village
The Beauty of the Romantic Frontier
4.Yunnan - Tengchong
The only place in China where you can see a volcano while
A small county with a hot spring on the side
It is hard to imagine that in this small, extremely remote city of Yunnan, there are 99 volcanoes and 88 hot springs.
Walking into Tengchong is like walking into an open-air "volcanic geothermal museum".
In addition to volcanoes and hot springs, there is also the ancient town of Heshun, which is more peaceful than Lijiang, with its backdrop of mountains and water, away from the hustle and bustle, quaint and peaceful.
And every year in November, the Gudong Ginkgo Village here is covered with golden yellow, which kills countless of film.
Location: Tengchong, Baoshan City, Yunnan Province
Main attractions: Heshun Ancient Town, Tengchong Hot Sea Scenic Area, Volcanic Geothermal National Geological Park, Beihai Wetland
The beauty of the highest peak of Danfeng Xiong
The small town of Danxia in the ink painting
Tai Ning, Xiangtai An Ning, a wonderful little town just by its name.
It is the Top 1 of the Top 100 most beautiful counties and cities in China 2021, living here, out of the door is the green mountains and water.
With green hills at the back and green water at the head, there is a rare Danxia on water in the world: the Danxia Group of Dajin Lake; and the quiet and beautiful countryside is sprinkled like pearls on the shore of the lake.
But the most desirable thing about Taining is the leisurely and slow life here.
In the ancient city of Taining, the pink walls and tiles are covered with light smoke, the Sanshi River flows quietly, the fragrance of the tofu is pungent, and the locals slowly listen to the opera and drink tea ...... Everything is quiet and peaceful, the quiet life of the years.
Main attractions: Dajinhu Danxia Landform National Geological Park, Zhaixia Grand Canyon, Taining Shangshudi Complex, Taining Ancient City, Ganluyan Temple
The beauty of Anhui style
The emblematic house with pink walls and tiles
She County, one of the six counties in ancient Huizhou.
Although not as famous as Wuyuan, but the Huizhou-style villages here, the value of the face does not lose Wuyuan.
She County in spring, rape flowers against the backdrop of the ancient city of Huizhou, Xin'an River landscape corridor, Tangyue group of pagodas, Shitan village, are as beautiful as a scroll.
And in the fall in She County, you will see a patch of fiery red maple trees, the layers of forest, like the most vivid oil painting.
Location: She County, south of Anhui Province, southeast of Huangshan City
①Yanshi Bus Station - Intercity (mainly operating vehicles to and from Shexian in Shanghai, Ningbo, etc. and Tunxi City).
②Chengbei Bus Station - inter-village (the main Shexian round trip to the surrounding villages and towns, the daily frequency is small, basically two classes each afternoon)
She County Xiakeng rape flower main viewing spots: Shitan Village, Hushan Village, Xatai Village
The Beauty of Xuling World
The city of mountains and water with scenic spots right outside the door
It is said that "Guilin's landscape is the best in the world, and Yangshuo's landscape is the best in Guilin".
It is the "Top 10 Water Wonders of the World" selected by National Geographic, and it is also the most popular travel destination in China for foreigners.
Recently, Yangshuo has been on fire again on social networks; but this time, it's not the beautiful landscape that's on fire, but the laid-back life of the small county.
When you come to Yangshuo, you will find that you don't have to go to the scenic spots, the whole county of Yangshuo is a "landscape area".
Walking through the streets and alleys of the city, you can look up and see the picturesque mountains.
Coordinates: Yangshuo County, Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Main attractions: Yangshuo West Street, Encounter Dragon River, Ten Mile Gallery, Nine Horses Painting Mountain, Xingping Ancient Town, Huangbu Reflection, Moon Mountain
The beauty of the snowy ancient fortress
8.Tibet - Gyantse
The tragic city of blood and tears heroes
Among the thousands of counties in China, Gyantse is not impressive; even in Tibet, it is not dazzling, but it is definitely a special presence.
Gyantse, sandwiched between Lhasa and Shigatse, still remains in its original form.
There is the closest glacier to the national highway in the whole of Tibet: Karo La Glacier, and the cranes of the ancient fortress of Zongsan, witnessing a history of blood and tears of resistance to the British.
And when you come here in spring, you can also drink with Tibetans in the fields where rape flowers are in full bloom and make a pilgrimage to the Ten Thousand Buddha Pagoda in Baiju Temple. Go to participate in the revelry of Dama Festival.
Location: Gyantse County, eastern part of Shigatse City
Main attractions: Karokora Glacier, Manla Reservoir, Dzongsan Anti-Ying site, Baiju Temple, Gyantse Ancient City, Ningjin Anti-Shafeng
The Beauty of Green Waves in the Emerald Forest
9.Guizhou - Libo
Forest Green City with numerous accolades
It is said that if you can live in a picturesque place, you will naturally be in a relaxed mood.
And Libo, is such a small county that is soothing to the body and mind.
It is known as "the emerald on the belt of the earth", with 70.38% forest coverage and an annual average temperature of about 18℃, no cold in winter and no heat in summer, making it a natural oxygen bar.
Moreover, the scenery here is stunning, with the thrilling and magical canyons of the Big Seventh Hole and the ever-changing forests and lakes of the Little Seventh Hole.
There is even a karst scenery consisting of 68-level resounding waterfall, water forest, Turtleback Mountain, Laya Waterfall and Yuanyang Lake, which is enchanting.
Coordinates：Guizhou Qiannan Buyi Miao Autonomous Prefecture
Main attractions: Big Seventh Hole, Little Seventh Hole
The Beauty of the Taihang Wonderful Show
Occupying half of the beauty of Taihang, a small low-key city
"The world's most beautiful scenery is Taihang, and there are families deep in Taihang!"
When it comes to Xiuwu County, some friends may feel unfamiliar, but when it comes to Yuntai Mountain, you should have an impression. The famous Yuntai Mountain is located in Xiuwu County.
This mountain, which is named "Yuntai" because it is surrounded by clouds all year round, as if it were born on clouds, is the beautiful "Pearl of Taihang".
With a history of 2200 years, Xiuwu is recognized as a "Millennium Ancient County" by the United Nations Department of Geographical Names of China.
The old poem, "When you know where your brother is ascending to the heights, you have inserted dogwoods all over the place", is from the dogwood peak here.
Coordinates: Xiuwu County, Jiaozuo City, Henan Province
Main attractions: Jui Cave Tunnel, Red Stone Gorge, Qinglong Gorge, Fenglin Gorge, Jubilee Peak
The beauty of the blue sea and blue sky
11.Guangdong - Nan'ao
A literary, fresh and delicious island county
Nan'ao, the only island county in Guangdong, has been praised by CCTV as "an oasis in the South China Sea" and has been in the hot search for five pink dolphins.
Here there are emerald shallow water beaches, visibility 6, 7 meters of glass sea, and literary and fresh lighthouse, no less than Kenting's ring road, simple fishermen's style ......
It can be said that this place can satisfy all your imagination about the island.
Moreover, it is located in Shantou, which is famous for its food, from a wide range of seafood to a variety of snacks, the taste of Chaoshan will make you eat until you do not want to leave.
Address：Nan'ao County, Shantou City, Guangdong Province
Main attractions: Qing'ao Bay, seaside promenade, Jinyin Island
The beauty of water color in the border city
12.Hunan - Phoenix County
The ancient city of western Hunan with rich ethnic flavor
It has been listed as the "Most Beautiful County in China" for many years, and the famous New Zealand writer Louis Avery once said, "Phoenix, is the most beautiful small town in China."
Perhaps as one of the most famous travel destinations in all of China, many people have long been too familiar with Phoenix and even find it overly commercialized.
But even if it's popular enough, Phoenix still has the ease of belonging to the locals.
When you pass by the locals in their distinctive costumes on the street, even if you don't understand a word of their language, a good feeling comes over you. Following their steps, you feel like you are also entering the life of simple western Hunan people.
Location: Phoenix County, Xiangxi Province, Hunan Province
Transportation: You can take a flight to Phoenix Tongren Airport, or you can take a high-speed train to Tongren/Huaihua and then transfer to a bus.
The beauty of natural taiji diagrams
13.Shaanxi - Xunyang
The low-profile northern Jiangnan
Xunyang, known as the South of the North.
In Shaanxi, there are countless small towns worth visiting again and again, but Xunyang will always be that great place that impresses you.
The Taiji City in Xunyang is like a natural Taiji diagram. Due to the continuous erosion and sedimentation of the riverbed of the Xun River over hundreds of millions of years, the riverbed forms an "S" pattern, which passes around the city.
Stepping into the ancient town of Shuhe in the city, you will find a quaint and quiet place that retains all the beauty of the old days.
When you come to the beautiful Shuizhangping, you will see the greenery again. There are small bridges on the river and people swimming on the bridges, with mountains in the distance and water near, just like a poetic painting of Jiangnan.
Location: Xunyang, Ankang City, Shaanxi Province
Main attractions: Shuguo Ancient Town, Taiji City, Shuiquanping
The Beauty of the Secret Land in Western Sichuan
14.Sichuan - Kangding
The hometown of love songs, hiding amazing beauty
When it comes to Kangding, many people's minds will ring the "Kangding Love Song" BGM. but Kangding, can be more than the home of love songs, its beauty, far more fascinating than the song sung in the song.
It is the capital of Ganzi Prefecture, the "photographer's corridor" Xinduqiao, the first challenging mountain on the Sichuan-Tibet route, and the "fairy tale paradise" Mugatso.
There is also the stunningly beautiful Tagong grassland, the world's quiet lake Lotus Lake, not losing the Huanglong Quanhua Beach ...... are in the territory of Kangding.
Location：Eastern part of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province
Main attractions: Xinduqiao, Zuiduo Mountain, Mugatso, Quanhuatan, Tagong Grassland, etc.
These 14 most beautiful counties, each with its own beauty.
But I believe that the most beautiful scenery in the world is not as beautiful as the road back to one's hometown; in the hearts of most people, the most beautiful county is one's hometown.
Every brick and tile in the hometown carries memories and contains the taste of home.