Four clusters of cities you can’t miss in China’s 1-2-3 travel circle


The 1-2-3 National Travel Circle will initially take shape in 2035 to connect major cities and counties across the country. / CFP

The 1-2-3 National Travel Circle will initially take shape in 2035 to connect major cities and counties across the country. / CFP

China plans to strengthen its transportation sector over the next 15 years. As you shape a new home transportation framework, touring a cluster of cities over a weekend will be an easy task.

According to the transportation plan presented by the Council of State in late February, the National Travel Circle 1-2-3 will take initial form in 2035 to connect major cities and counties across the country. The circle will reduce travel time within a city to one hour, between two cities in a group of cities to two hours, and between two major cities in China to three hours.

The city’s four major clusters: the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the Yangtze River Delta, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Grand Bay Area, and the Chengdu-Chongqing Area are classified as the four poles. transport from China to the plan. By boarding from any of the poles, a person would be able to reach any of the other three poles in about three hours.

The poles are not only of political and economic importance, but also have rich tourist resources. A tour of the four clusters of the city will help you learn about the history and modern development of the country in a fast and convenient way.

This combined photo shows sights in Beijing. / CFP

This combined photo shows sights in Beijing. / CFP

The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region of northern China has the capital Beijing, which houses the imperial palaces and temples of the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. ), with some of them globally World Heritage Sites. Meanwhile, Tianjin, a major port city, shows traces of past foreign concessions. In addition, Hebei Province, which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics with Beijing, has new tourist destinations related to winter sports.

Taking Shanghai as its core, the Yangtze River Delta in eastern China comprises 25 cities in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces. Shanghai has always been a leader in the capture of foreign cultures. From the birthplace of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to the World’s Fair grounds, the city and the region in general welcome tourists with a unique aquatic city landscape.

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, since its launch in 2018, connects the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Grand Bay area more closely. / CFP

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, since its launch in 2018, connects the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Grand Bay area more closely. / CFP

The Bay Area of ​​Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay includes the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the Macao SAR and nine cities in Guangdong Province in southern China. Since its launch in 2018, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the world’s longest bridge and tunnel crossing, connects the area closer and allows you to visit Hong Kong Disneyland, the ruins of Saint Paul and the Canton Tower with car.

The Chengdu-Chongqing area is known for its giant panda breeding center, as well as being home to spicy food and snow mountains. The rapidly developing twin cities will amaze visitors with a mix of ancient cultures and pop.

In the coming weeks, CGTN Culture will launch a four-episode series, which will give a weekend tour of the city’s four clusters. Stay tuned!