The Best Places To Visit In China

Written By: Sofia Jackson

China is a diverse country blending culture, tradition and modern times. It is rich with historical and cultural treasures, offering epic landscapes, breathtaking sights and delicious cuisine. Whether you want to go backpacking through charming villages, go on a big city adventure, trek through mountains and swim in alpine lakes, or even enjoy historic sights – China provides it all!

Its beautiful landscapes are diverse; ranging from snow-covered mountains of the Himalayan to vast steppes and landscapes, from lush rice terraced hills, to endless forests of bamboo. Prepare for natural wonders in the national parks, like the surreal sandstone pillars of Zhangjiajie National Park or the colorful Rainbow mountains in Zhangye. Its wide variety of wildlife includes tigers, leopards and the Giant Panda; be sure to visit the endearing Panda bears at the Panda Reserve in Chengdu!

Chinese culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world and has a rich history of thousands of years. There are beautiful historic sites to visit: among the top tourist attractions are the excavation site of the Terracotta Warriors, Beijing and the enormous palace of the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall, which has to be seen to be believed. Add the many monasteries, Buddha statues and distinct architecture and you will begin to see the immense cultural repertoire that China has to offer.

Meet the polite and delightful people of the region and enjoy Chinese arts like traditional music and theatre, acrobatics as well as paper arts and crafts such as origami. This is where disciplines such as Kung Fu, Tai Chi or Feng Shui were invented, and they’re simply amazing to watch in action. Throughout the country there are also multiple opportunities to taste the fantastic Chinese cuisine, which varies from region to region. It’s spicy at times, but always a culinary delight!

Visit the famous pulsating metropolises like Shanghai and Hong Kong or more traditional places like the town of Fenghuang. Go on a Yangzi river cruise and glide through stunning natural beauty. Or take a trip to Tibet in the Himalayan and enjoy the serenity on the so-called “Roof of the World”.

China in its diversity is a unique and unforgettable experience, and with its many world-class sights it offers you the trip of a lifetime!


Hong Kong

Not actually considered to be technically part of China, Hong Kong is a densely populated urban metropolis and one of the largest financial centres of the world. Its skyline is dotted with skyscrapers and its vibrant streets are awash with excitement and architectural landmarks.



Beijing is China’s bustling capital, with a rich history and culture that spans over 3 millennia. This fascinating magical wonderland is a contrast of both modern ways of life, mixed with some of the most historic and ancient monuments in the world. There really is no place like Beijing!



Chengdu: who would have thought a place with little to no distinguishing features could be so delightful? What makes this city so special? It’s Giant Panda Bears! Here you can hang out with some of the most beautiful animals on the planet while experiencing the rich traditions and cultures of south-west China.



Located on the central coast if China, Shanghai is the country’s largest financial hub and a centre for world trade. The city is a true symbol of class, with its rich history and dedication to exotic style and luxury. There’s an abundance of things to do and see in Shanghai, so strap yourself in and get exploring!



Xi’an is a truly inspiring melting pot of diverse cultures and religious beliefs. Originally a terminus for the Silk Road merchant trail, and home to the Army of Terracotta Warriors (which has to be seen to be believed), Xi’an is a fascinating journey through the ancient history of the Dynasties that once ruled.



Known as the “Vegas of China”, Macau is a buzzing centre of glitz and glamour. A popular travel destination for the rich and famous; its streets are filled with the traditional sights and cultures of those who have come throughout its fascinating history – a true beacon of excitement and charm.



While Yangshuo has become a centre for mass-tourism, selfie-sticks and thumping music, the real reason you visit is for its picturesque surrounds. Take a bamboo raft through the Li River and be amazed by the natural beauty of its untouched countryside – one of the most breathtaking sights you’ll ever see!



Guilin is a city in southern China known for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst hills. At its center are 2 lakes, Shanhu (Cedar) and Ronghu (Banyan), remaining from a medieval-era moat that once surrounded the city.



Guangzhou is a sprawling metropolis and is arguably China’s largest transport and trade centre. Explore the ancient history of the city in the many museums and temples, or witness the stunning transformation from ancient culture to more modern ways of life as you tour the streets and enjoy the vivid nightlife.

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