China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia and the world's most populous country. China emerged as one of the world's first civilizations, in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain.
China is one of the four ancient civilizations in the world with a history of over 5000 years. Most of the famous China historic and cultural cities were the political, economic and cultural centre in ancient China or the key cities of important historical events. These historical and cultural cities save a large number of historical relics and revolutionary cultural relics and embody the long history, glorious revolutionary tradition and effulgent culture. To date, there are 120 cities were listed as a historical and cultural city by the State Council.
China Excellent Tourism Cites are selected according to the ways and standard set up by the China National Tourism Administration. Since 1998, there are 9 batches of the cities up to the standards with the total number of 339 cities.
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