Euripides, one of the three great Greek tragedians, said that being born in a famous city is the first condition for one's happiness. So we are not happy if we are born in an ordinary city?
The answer, of course, is no. For example, these eight livable cities in China are popular among tourists and are also cities with a high happiness index. What are all the places?
Xiamen also has a very nice name, Heron Island, because long ago, it was a place where egrets roosted. It is also a famous tourist city in China and was awarded the "UN Habitat Award" by the United Nations in 2004.
Xiamen is known as the city of literature and art, especially the territory of Gulangyu Island, which is not only a national 5A scenic spot, but also a world heritage project, one of the most well-known islands in China, and the most representative attraction in Xiamen.
Xiamen's famous attractions include Huli Mountain Fortress, Nanputuo Temple, Zengcuo Aun, etc. Xiamen University is also a frequent stop for tourists.
Xiamen has mild and rainy seasons throughout the year, with an average annual temperature of about 21℃, no severe cold in winter and summer heat, making it a comfortable place to live and especially suitable for vacation and retirement.
Qingdao is also a coastal city, which is also known as the island of Qin. Qingdao has "red tiles and green trees, blue sea and blue sky" and is named after the many trees in the city, which are always green in all seasons.
Known as the Switzerland of the East, Qingdao is also an Olympic city, with the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games sailing competition located in Qingdao. Qingdao is also ranked as the happiest city and tops the list of tourism in Shandong.
Qingdao is rich in tourism resources, both natural scenic areas like Laoshan Mountain, and many humanistic and historical attractions, such as the Eight Great Passes, the Trestle Bridge, and the Beer Museum.
Qingdao has a distinctive maritime climate, with humid air, moderate humidity and four distinct seasons, especially in summer when many people come here to drink beer to escape the heat.
Lijiang is known as the "land of encounters", in fact, many people have a misunderstanding of this, Lijiang is not only the city of literature and art, but also has a deep cultural heritage and human history.
Here was once the ancient "Southern Silk Road" and "Tea Horse Road" important channel, merchants gathered, there is the ancient city of Lijiang.
Lijiang has many minority groups, with splendid and colorful minority customs, and tourism resources are also quite rich, such as Lijiang Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Shuhe Ancient Town, Dongba Grand Canyon, etc.
Lijiang belongs to the highland mountains, where the four seasons do not change much, but the temperature difference between day and night is large, in recent years more and more people go to Lijiang to escape the summer, there are also many retired elderly people choose to retire in Lijiang.
Kunming has rich tourism resources and is one of the top ten tourist hotspots in China, including the Stone Forest, known as the World Geological Park, Dianchi, known as the Pearl of the Plateau, the World Horticultural Expo, Yunnan Ethnic Village and other ethnic attractions.
With an average annual temperature of around 15°C, Kunming has a mild climate, four seasons like spring, the smallest annual temperature difference in the country, and flowers open all year round, so it is popular with people of all ages, and is the first choice for the elderly in retirement.
It is said that there is heaven above and Suzhou and Hangzhou below, but I think Yangzhou and Suzhou and Hangzhou are equal.
Yangzhou is the capital of gastronomy, a national historical and cultural city, and has won the UN Habitat Award and is known as the "Moon City".
Yangzhou has a long history, having gone through various periods of China's heyday and keeping pace with the country's prosperous heyday. Although it is now a third-tier city, its charm is still there and slow living is the main theme here.
Yangzhou's tourist attractions are very Chinese charm, the ancients on the thin West Lake, "boarding the boat without seeing the blowing woman, the wonderful Yangzhou night bright." I really do not know who has enriched the thin West Lake? Who charmed the moon of Yangzhou?
Weihai is known as the cleanest city in China, with a beautiful urban environment, a kind of immaculate feeling, and very good air quality, more than 300 days a year, the air quality is "excellent".
This coastal city attracts many people every summer to escape from the heat. Liu Gong Island, where the Sino-Japanese War took place and where China's Beiyang Marine Division was stationed, has witnessed many of China's major events in modern times and is now a tourist attraction with many visitors every year.
In recent years, the opening of the Weihai Mountain and Sea Self-Driving Highway has attracted many self-driving enthusiasts to drive around the sea here, and the surrounding Rongcheng, Wendeng and Lushan are good places to travel and vacation.
Qinhuangdao was named after Qin Shi Huang who came here to seek immortality. It is located on the shore of the Bohai Sea and was set up as a summer resort during the Guangxu period in the Qing Dynasty, and later foreigners built villas here one after another for summer vacations.
Especially important national figures come here every summer to escape from the summer heat. Qinhuangdao's Shanhaiguan, Pigeonhole Park and Fishing Island are all good places for a summer vacation.
Gold nest, silver nest, not as good as their own doghouse. Traveling through thousands of mountains and rivers, I still think my hometown is the most beautiful.
Every person who comes out of the mountains has an inseparable feeling for his hometown. After living in the city for a long time, every time I return to my hometown, I feel a kind of inexplicable emotion. With the development of urbanization, there are fewer and fewer people in the village, and the houses are all starting to fall into disrepair. I am really worried that the flood of the times will wash away our roots.
I wish I could use the camera to record every brick and tile, every grass and tree in my hometown, and be a recorder of the changes in the history of my hometown. How long has it been since you went home? Follow the street light photography, we see the world together.