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Top 10 tourist destinations in China


China is an ancient civilization. In China, you can not only see beautiful landscapes but also rich history and culture, as well as colorful folk customs…
In this article, I have collected 10 of the most popular tourist destinations in China for you, and sent them to friends who are going to China!

Top 10 tourist destinations in China

1. Zhangjiajie

The landscape of Zhangjiajie is one of the most transcendent landscapes in China.
I think it is important to visit Zhangjiajie once in a lifetime because it has a unique landform in China: the quartz sandstone peaks and canyons landform, also known as the Zhangjiajie landform. The mountains here are also very peculiar. Both Mount Tai and Mount Huangshan are one by one, but Zhangjiajie’s mountains are one by one!
With over 3,000 quartzite sandstone peaks, Zhangjiajie boasts some of the most surreal scenery in China, according to statistics.
This spectacular alien landscape is famous for inspiring James Cameron’s Pandora Floating Mountain.
Zhangjiajie has now renamed its tallest rock pillar Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, and many of the scenes in the movie Avatar were filmed in Zhangjiajie.

Further reading: The 15 Best Things to Do in Zhangjiajie

2. Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou is a tourist card of Sichuan, with its unique and will not repeat beautiful scenery, worth visiting more.
Such beautiful scenery needs to be experienced by yourself, and the scenery here is beautiful and relaxing.
Jiuzhaigou is known as the most beautiful waterscape in the world, boasting emerald green lakes, cascading waterfalls, colorful forests, and snow-capped mountains that change color with the seasons.
For centuries, this remote area has been inhabited by various Tibetan and Qiang ethnic groups.
Seven of the nine surrounding Tibetan villages are still inhabited today.

3. Lhasa

Tibet has both unique highland snowy scenery and a flirtatious southern style, and the human landscape that blends with this nature gives Tibet a unique charm in the eyes of travelers. One of the most well-known historical buildings in Tibet is found in Lhasa, and it is the magnificent Potala Palace.
The Potala Palace
Now a nine-story museum, it was originally built as a fortress, the Dalai Lama’s winter palace, and the seat of government. At 12,139 feet above sea level, it is the tallest palace on earth.
In addition to the palace’s spectacular prayer hall, you can explore the medieval Dazho Monastery as well as Drepung and Sera monasteries, and a stroll through the whitewashed alleys of Lhasa’s old town in the heart of Tibet is well worth your time.

4. Chengdu

If you love pandas, then Chengdu is the place for you. While the country’s top zoos boast many specimens of these fascinating and adorable animals, the best place to see them up close and personal in their natural habitat is the excellent Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base.
Chengdu is a panda lover’s paradise.
Chengdu is also the first ever UNESCO capital of food, and many visitors find that they come for the pandas but stay for the food.
Chengdu’s cuisine is known for its long history, variety, and use of spicy chili. Of course, besides the food, Chengdu’s laid-back teahouse culture, fashion, Sichuan Opera performances… Chengdu is one of the best tourist destinations in China.

Further reading: Top 15 Famous Foods in Chengdu

5. Xi’an

Xi’an, formerly known as Chang’an, is one of the oldest cities in China and one of the four ancient capitals, along with Beijing, Nanjing, and Luoyang.
As you may know, Xi’an is also home to one of the most important archaeological discoveries in China and the world: the Terracotta Army, a life-size army of thousands of sculpted warriors, chariots, and horses used to guard Chinese tombs.
The level of detail depicted in this collection of thousands of soldiers and horses is stunning. Indeed, each warrior’s expression, hairstyle, and armor are unique.
What is amazing about Xi’an is that each terracotta warrior is different from the next. Now, the Terracotta Warriors are one of the symbols of China!

Further reading:

  1. Top 15 Famous Foods in Xi’an

  2. 12 Best Things to Do in Xi’an

6. Shanghai

Shanghai is an ultra-modern metropolis and the most populous city in China. In addition to some of China’s most amazing restaurants, it boasts a wealth of cultural and aesthetic gems.
The Lujiazui skyline is one of the most recognizable symbols of modern Shanghai.
This trip to Shanghai was very satisfying. The bronzed Bund at night, the fantastic Disney, and the exotic architecture fulfilled all my fantasies of Shanghai.
The Oriental Pearl is the landmark of Shanghai, a must-see for everyone who comes to Shanghai. Sunrise and sunset, no matter where you are in the corner, standing there.

7. Beijing

Beijing is not only the capital of China but also an ancient city with a long history and culture, with many classic sights such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
Beijing is a city that embraces all things and is both classical and fashionable.
Hutongs, old teahouses, trendy bar streets, and bustling commercial districts, where fashion and authentic Beijing flavors mingle, build up Beijing’s profound cultural heritage and orthodox yet elegant lifestyle.

Further reading: 11 Best Things To Do In Beijing, China

8. Huangshan

Huangshan is a wondrous mountain full of humanistic charm, where the peaks are steep and plunge straight into the sky, giving a sense of aesthetic beauty and flawlessness, and the view from the top is breathtaking.
What appears in front of you is a cloudy sky, changing, like a fairyland, and like the sea, with waves rolling.
The cloudy granite peaks, bamboo forests, and twisted pines are not somewhat familiar, that’s because the beauty of Huangshan has been immortalized in countless Chinese scroll paintings and movies.
Huangshan Mountain has beautiful peaks, clouds, strange rocks, and beautiful and fantastic scenery.
Huangshan Mountain is mainly composed of three main peaks, Lotus Peak, Bright Peak, and Tiandu Peak, and the whole is composed of 72 peaks, climbing Huangshan Mountain is like being in an ancient Chinese scroll painting.

9. Suzhou

Suzhou is the water town the south of the Yangtze River. Walk through the Humble Administrator’s Garden, looking for the deep silence after the twists and turns; wander through Tiger Hill, exploring the ancient mystery of King Helu’s tomb; hike through Luzhi, tasting the leisure of small bridges and flowing water… There are places that you can’t miss in the ultimate lifetime.
Suzhou Tourism
Suzhou is famous for the many traditional Chinese gardens scattered throughout the city.
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Suzhou’s classical gardens should rank high on your China itinerary.
Some of the most famous garden complexes include the Humble Administrator’s Garden, the Nets Garden, the Liuyuan Garden, and the Blue Wave Pavilion.
Suzhou is one of the best places to visit in China, especially if you are a fan of Chinese history.

10. Guilin

Guilin is a great place to visit and the scenery is unique. The scenery on both sides of the Li River is beautiful, the air is very fresh, and it is very relaxing to see the ten-mile gallery on the Li River, and the karst landscape is also very nice. Outside of the natural scenery, Guilin has a lot of food.
For centuries, Guilin’s beautiful landscape has attracted poets and artists and has been the subject of countless fairy tales and legends.
Here in Guilin you can explore the tranquil rivers on traditional bamboo rafts, visit water caves with an impressive array of stalactites and stalagmites, hike through the breathtaking rice terraces of Longsheng, rock climb some of the world’s most famous mountains, or just relax and enjoy the views of the beautiful stars.
Guilin has something to offer for everyone, as it boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in the world.

Further reading: 15 Best Things to Do in Guilin

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get going today!

Author: Travel Blogger Dolma

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