Flanked by stone lions and gilded dragons, ancient temples have been built in valleys and on mountains in almost every corner of China. The palaces and imperial gardens celebrate the harmonious balance between nature and architecture. Waterways abound throughout the countryside and into some towns and villages where boats and canoes are used for transport.
China is an enormous country with diverse natural resources spanning the tropical South to the subarctic north. Parts of the country are steeped in breathtaking, otherworldly, natural beauty, where unique and majestic cone shaped mountains create a fantasy of peaks and forests amongst misted skies. Rice paddies, forests, lakes, a desert, mountains, oceans and rivers, China has it all.