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China's golden universities

By Zhang Xingjian Updated:2017-10-24

With the arrival of autumn, most Chinese universities have transformed. Let's take a look at ten most fascinating ivory towers during the golden fall season.


1. Hunan University

Hunan University is situated at the foot of the picturesque Yuelu Mountain and on the west bank of the rippling Xiangjiang River, in the historically and culturally renowned city of Changsha, capital of Hunan province. It enjoys the title of an "Ancient Millenarian Academy, Famous Centennial University". Every fall, the campus' garden turns a beautiful red and yellow. [Photo/Weibo]


2. Liaoning University

There is a saying that "you should visit Wuhan University in spring and Liaoning University in fall". Situated in the capital city of Shenyang, Loaoning University is a hot travel destination in Autumn. Thousands of tourists flood into the campus in October every year. [Photo/Weibo]


3. Nanjing Normal University

Located in Nanjing, the ancient capital of six dynasties through Chinese history, Nanjing Normal University (NNU) is one of the country's key provincial universities. Its origin can be traced back to 1902 with the establishment of the Sanjiang Normal College – one of the cradles of China's higher normal schools. NNU has three campuses – Xianlin, Suiyuan and Zijin – of which Suiyuan Campus is renowned as "the most beautiful campus of the Orient". [Photo/IC]


4. Nanjing University

Founded in 1902, Nanjing University is one of the oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions in China. The top-notch university consists of three campuses, and the Gulou Campus is the most historic and beautiful one in Autumn. Its renowned Ginkgo Avenue is one of the popular destinations in Nanjing in fall. [Photo/Weibo]


5. Peking University

Peking University is consistently ranked as the top higher learning institution in mainland China. In addition to academics, Peking University is especially renowned for its campus grounds, and the beauty of its traditional Chinese architecture. [Photo/Weibo]


6. Sichuan University

Sichuan University is located in Chengdu, the famous historic and cultural capital of Sichuan province, known as “the land of abundance”. It consists of three campuses - Wangjiang, Huaxi and Jiangan – and covering an area of 470 hectares and boasta 254 hectares of floor space. The university campuses, with their favorable environment and beautiful landscape, make a wonderful place for learning and research. [Photo/IC]


7. Soochow University

Soochow University is located in the ancient city of Suzhou, famous for its classical gardens and known as a "Paradise on Earth". It is to be acknowledged as one of the most beautiful colleges in China. [Photo/IC]


8. Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name "Tsinghua Xuetang". Alongside Peking University, it is one of the must-go travel places in Beijing. [Photo/IC]


9. Wuhan University

Located in Central China's Hubei province, Wuhan University stands at the foot of Luojia Hill, with palatial buildings blending Chinese and Western style. For decades, it was commonly regarded as one of China's top and most beautiful campuses. [Photo/Weibo]


10. Yunnan University

Yunnan University was founded in December, 1922, and its name has been changed six times over the past 80 years. Its campus is covered in green shades of exuberant ginkgoes and cherries under which lie patches of fragrant orchids and narcissuses, blocks of teaching, library and laboratory buildings. Such picturesque surroundings in a salubrious climate are ideal for study and other academic pursuits. [Photo/Weibo]

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