What to Visit for a China Travel

Want to discover the unique charm of China? Then, what to visit for your China tour? China spans thousands of miles, from the deserts in the west to the ocean on the east. With a written history of over 5,000 years, China boasts rich cultural relics and historical sites. Moreover, its stunning landscape, dynamic metropolis and unique traditional lifestyle of different ethnic groups are also good reasons for tourists exploring the old-and-new land. So take a look at the guided information below, get your ideas in focus.

the Great Wall, Beijing

Fantastic Great Wall, Beijing

For History
Make an in-depth exploration of China’s rich history. Beijing, Xian, Luoyang and Nanjing used to be four great ancient capitals in Chinese history. With numerous historical sites and cultural relics, the four cities are the finest remainder of China’s imperial past. Besides these ancient prosperous metropolises, some small ancient towns like Pingyao, Lijiang, and Dali, give a fascinating glimpse into a real old-time world.

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

Marvelous Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

Top Attractions: the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, Longmen Grottoes, Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum

For Nature & Wildlife
Discover the most natural views of China on a tour dedicated to nature & wildlife. China is a vast country with stunning natural scenery – towering mountains, dense forests, boundless deserts, and turbulent or quiet rivers. Not just a sightseeing tour! There also are many interesting activities as well – mountain climbing, river cruise, hiking, horse riding, biking, and bamboo rafting, etc. Also, it offers a good opportunity to get close to wildlife, a most famous one – the lovely giant panda in Chengdu.

Yangshuo Bamboo Rafting, Guilin

Yangshuo Bamboo Rafting along Yulong River in Guilin

Top attractions: Yellow Mountain, Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, Giant Panda Breeding Research Base

For Lifestyle
Urban life in China is much different from rural life. Most cities, like Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong, present a diverse mixture of Chinese and Western culture. But, what about the rest of the land? The water towns – Wuzhen andZhouzhuang, feature ancient buildings, stone bridges, and waterways; Hakka people in Fujian province, live in their aged houses – Tulou; And, in some area of Guangxi province, the Zhuang and Yao village high up in the mountains surrounded by spectacular Longji Rice Terraces.

Wuzhen Water Town, Hangzhou

Charming Wuzhen Water Town

Top attractions: Wuzhen, Zhouzhuang, Tulou of Hakka, Longji Rice Terrace

For Religion
Along with history, Buddhism, Taoism, Islamic and other religions in China has exerted great influence on social life, architecture, literature and many other parts. Many religion-related sites are left along history and become sacred destination of pilgrim, from Potala Palace in Lhasa, Dunhuang‘s Mogao Grottos, Buddhist Mount Emei  to Taoist Mt. Qingcheng nearby Chengdu… Combined with beautiful natural surroundings, these sacred places of worship have become popular travel destinations.

Lhasa, Tibet

Tibetan pilgrim at Barkhor Street in Lhasa

Top attractions: Potala Palace, Mogao Grottos, Mount Emei

Yangtze Cruise
Cruising the Yangtze would put you afloat on China’s mightiest river – and the world’s third longest only after Nile and Amazon. The 6,418km Yangtze River surges past some of China’s greatest cities: Chongqing, Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai. And, the most impressive section of the river is the Three Gorges (or Sanxia): the Qutang Gorge, Wuxia Gorge and Xiling Gorge. The Yangtze Three Gorges, with a full length of 193km, converges the essence of natural scenery along the Yangtze River.

Shibaozhai, Yangtze Cruise

Shibaozhai along Yangtze River

Top attractions for Yangtze Cruise: Fengdu Ghost City, Shibaozhai, Three Gorges Dam