"There is no better place for travelers who love megacities than China."
This recommendation comes from a travel guide recently released by CNN.
What kind of city is a super metropolis? CNN pointed out that in addition to a large population base, complete infrastructure, mature business, there is also a need for a rich history and culture, as well as a positive image of the city.
With the pace of urbanization in China, more and more cities are becoming super metropolises, and they are becoming more and more popular with international tourists.
For this reason, CNN has summarized a list and recommended 14 Chinese metropolises. How does CNN evaluate their unique charm?
In the long history of China, Beijing has always been one of the influential central cities. The city has seven historical and cultural heritage sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, including the Beijing Palace Museum, which received 17 million visitors last year.
As for the charm of Beijing, foreign netizens who have traveled here have also said, "As the capital of China, Beijing is one of the cities with rich culture in the world. On the one hand, it is a modern city with rapid development of science and technology. On the other hand, the city retains the charm of ancient history.
CNN described Shanghai as "a city famous for futuristic skyscrapers and charming historical buildings."
The famous American love sci-fi film "She" was set in Shanghai. Director Spark Jones revealed that Shanghai's high-rise buildings and flyovers surrounded by a sense of the times, which is what he wanted in the future.
Meanwhile, CNN also points out that Shanghai's charm lies not only in fashion, but also in its economic strength. "Shanghai is the richest city in China, with the busiest container terminal."
More than 30 million people make Chongqing almost catch up with Canada's population. Chongqing is also famous for its spicy and fragrant hot pot, which has more than 30,000 hot pot shops. In the words of Chinese netizens, "This city even has the fragrance of chafing dish in the air."
Urban culture with unique local characteristics has become an important factor in attracting tourists to Chongqing. "According to the world travel statistics in 2017, Chongqing has been rated as one of the fastest growing tourist cities in the world," CNN said.
Chengdu, the home of giant pandas, is also a good place for international tourists. CNN quipped: "Chengdu has a population of more than 16 million, but its most popular residents must be the black-and-white, furry guys."
Similarly, Chengdu hotpot is also a major feature, in this regard, CNN specifically pointed out that "Chongqing mentioned above is its biggest competitor".
In addition to the cities mentioned above, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are also on the list. Dongguan, Guangdong, is also listed for its booming manufacturing industry.
The saying that "there is paradise and there is Suzhou and Hangzhou" has also been spread abroad. Suzhou and Hangzhou have their places on the list with their gentle charm in the south of the Yangtze River.
In addition, Wuhan, which is developing rapidly, Shijiazhuang, which is rich in natural resources, Tianjin, Hulunbuir, which has vast grasslands and woodlands, and Harbin, which is a city of ice and snow, are also on the list.
So far, CNN's conscience recommendation has caused a lot of foreign netizens itching: "Can't wait to start to China!" Even some people make traveling to China one of their life goals.