|Wanchun Town in Sichuan Province (file photo)|
The award ceremony for the China's Most Beautiful Towns was held in Beijing on January 23, 2014. The results of the contest, which was sponsored by China Tourism Academy and organized by People's Daily Online, were announced at the ceremony.
The search for the most beautiful towns in China officially began in 2012. The selection process included field interviews, online voting, and expert assessment. More than 20 million votes were cast online by the deadline.
The full list of the "Top 10 Most Beautiful towns in China 2014":