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Top 10 Happiest City of China

Recently, CCTV(China Central Telivision) published a list of “Top 10 Happiest City in China.” They are: Lhasa, Taiyuan, Hefei, Tianjin, Changsha, Hohhot, Shijiazhuang, Jinan, Yinchuan and Chongqing. Are you planning to visit these cities? What is the difference of between the “happiest city” and others? You will find answer in this article.

1. Lhasa

It seems happiness can be easily got where there is pure belief. Lhasa is such a city. People here have strong belief on Buddhism. That is where happiness comes from.

Every year, millions of people from all over the world come to visit Lhasa to look for their happiness. Under the foot of the Potala Palace, they find the direction of happiness. In front of the Jokhang Temple, they learn how to find their happiness.


2. Taiyuan

Few people know Taiyuan is a city which has more than 2,500 years’ history. Thousands years’ history teach Taiyuan people that a contented mind is a perpetual feast. Through a common Shanxi Shaved Noodle, people figure out what happiness should be.

Taiyuan is paradise of noodle which differs in tens of noodle cooking way. Jiefang Road is the best place to enjoy the most authentic noodle in Taiyuan. If you have time, you can also watch a Jin Opera in the Shanxi Opera Theater.


3. Hefei

Hefei, in ancient Time, was famous as Luzhou(泸州) where the famous Juge Bao Qingtian(包青天) was born.

People in Hefei have a good reputation of generosity and honesty. They treat outsiders from other provinces as their brothers and sisters. And they complain little about living, put whole mind in enjoying life. This is why Hefei is one of the happiest city in China.


4. Tianjin

Tianjin people are so funny and humorous, which makes Tianjin a city of humor. Checking the list of Comic Talk Artists, you will find that most of them are from Tianjin. The most popular one is Guo Denggang(郭德纲).

Tianjin is nearly located to capital Beijing, but quite different from Beijing. Compared with Beijing, Tianjin is not bothered by the high commodities price and housing price, traffic tension and pollution. People in Tianjin are living at an easy and comfortable pace.


5. Changsha

Changsha, in thousands of years ago, was the capital city of Chu Kingdom. After thousands years of history, Changsha hasn’t become metropolis like Shanghai but still a quiet small city which is now the capital city of Hunan Province.

Changsha people like spicy food which is also very popular in China. They are hospitable to ever visitor.



City in steppe is always quiet, beautiful, energetic and beautiful. Obviously, Hohhot is one of them. Hohhot is the capital city of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region where the Mongols live harmoniously with other nationalities. Influenced by the Mongols, people here are all as hospitable as the Mongol Wine. Every annual Inner Mongol Tourism Festival and Zhaojun(昭君) Culture Festival are the best time to visit Hohhot.


7. Shijiangzhuang

Nowadays cities which are small, old and independent are always favored by people who are longing for a happy life. Actually, Shijiangzhuang is such a city. Near to Beijing, but people here are living at a quite different pace to Beijing. They are satisfied with the existing situation of this city.

Zhaozhou Bridge(赵州桥) is oldest stone arch bridge in the world with a history of more than 1400 years.


8. Ji'nan

Spring water is a major element of Ji‘nan culture. It is the blood of Ji’nan to keep vitality and beauty. Visiting here, you will not bothered by the noise of metropolis, just listen the dulcet sound of spring water flowing.

Two things must to do: visit the Baotu Spring and taste the famous Lu Cuisine.


9. Yinchuan

Located on the barren Northwestern Loess Plateau of China, but Yinchuan is listed as one of the top 10 happiest city in China. It is a green island in an endless desert, also the capital of the Xi Xia Kingdom.

Maybe people who live in barren environment have a strong and optimistic mind. Yichuan people have fought with desert for thousands years, and now have built Yichuan as a beautiful green city. They like eating spicy food, and mutton is very popular with visitors.


10. Chongqing

First time being in Chongqing, you feel it is “Hong Kong ” of mainland. There are too much in common, the same clustering buildings, large viaducts, great water way, etc.

Chongqing people have two most important thing in their living-eating and entertainment. The number of restaurant is times of other shops. And there are a lot of entertaining way, such as dancing, KTV, traveling, part, etc. Being with Chongqing people, you will definitely get “high”.


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