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Top 10 You Should Visit in China

1.北京 Beijing

Location:In the north of China, the capital city of China.

Suitable time: Spring and Autumn

In Beijing, You can visit the Forbidden City to witness the history of mighty Imperial ancient China, hike the incredible Great Wall to get a lifetime memory or wander along the traditional hutongs to experience the authentic local life…

Good Attractions 

  • The Forbidden City, the largest and best preserved ancient architectural complex in the world.
  • Temple of Heaven, where Ming and Qing emperors performed solemn rituals for bountiful harvests.
  • Summer Palace, the emperors’ magnificent garden retreat.
  • Ming Tombs, the majestic mausoleums of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors.
  • The Great Wall of China, especially the world-renowned Badaling section.

 

2.上海 Shanghai

Location: East of China, on the south of the mouth of the Yangtze.

Suitable time: March to June, October to November of each year.

Shanghai is China’s largest and richest city. China’s biggest and most prosperous city oozes an atmosphere of vitality and rival New York and Paris in terms of modernity.

Shanghai’s colonial legacy combined with Chinese culture has created a unique fusion of East and West.

If you go to Shanghai, you can

  • Stroll down the Bund promenade or board an evening cruise boat to enjoy Shanghai’s classic skyline views of colonial-era buildings and tall skyscrapers along the Huangpu River.
  • Contemplate the masterpieces of traditional Chinese art in Shanghai Museum.
  • Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city from the World Financial Center.
  • Take a leisurely stroll around Zhujiajiao, a water town with fascinating canals, bridges, and architecture.

 

3.广州 Guangzhou

Location:The capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China.

Suitable time: October to December

As the third largest city in China, the center of the trading, cultural exchanges of southern China, Guangzhou awaits your visiting respectively with many things to do! It features in its unique way of lifestyle, liberal ideas, distinctive cuisine and tremendous wealth.

Good attractions 

  • “Towers Shining through the New Town”
  • “The Pearl River Flowing and Shining”: The Pearl River from Bai’etan to Pazhou
  • “Cloudy Mountain Green and Tidy”: Baiyun Mountain Scenic Area
  • “Yuexiu’s Grandeur”: Yuexiu Hill and Park
  • “The Ancient Academy’s Lingering Fame”: The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and its folk art museum
  • “Liwan’s Wonderful Scenery”: Liwan Lake
  • “Science City, Splendid as Brocade”
  • “Wetlands Singing at Night”: Nansha Wetlands Park

 

4.成都 Chengdu

Location: The capital of Sichuan province in the southwest of China.

Suitable time: Spring and Autumn

Chengdu is a city you never want to leave once you arrive. Reputed as a very “laid-back” city, it is so large and diverse abounding with options. You could visit the giant pandas, and support the efforts towards ensuring the survival of Chengdu iconic but endangered species. Or, you could take in other historic legacies, like Jinli Old Street, Wenshu Temple, Three Kingdoms-era Wuhou Temple, the more recent Ming-Qing neighborhoods of the Kuan-Zhai Alley, or the ancient and still-operational Dujiangyan Irrigation System.

Good Attractions

  • Mount Qingcheng
  • Dujiangyan Irrigation System
  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

 

5.南京 Nanjing

Location: The capital of Jiangsu Province in eastern China.

Suitable time: Spring and Autumn

Nanjing is one of the most “Famous Historic and Culture City” in China. It used to be the Capital City of Six Dynasties in China’s history and has brilliant cultural heritage.

Good Attractions

  • Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum
  • Confucius Temple
  • Qinhuai River
  • Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge
  • Tower of Linggu Temple
  • Zhonghua Gate

 

6.大理 Dali

Location: In the central west of Yunnan Province.

Suitable time:All seasons

Dali has 2090 meters above sea level. Having a long history dating back to 4th century, Dali is one of the oldest cultural birthplace of Yunnan.

Good Attractions

  • Cangshan Mountain
  • Erhai Lake
  • The Three Pagodas as the landmark of Dali

7.厦门 Xiamen (Amoy)

Location: In the Southeast of Fujian province.

Suitable time: All seasons

Xiamen is known for its mild climate, Hokkien culture and colonial architecture, as well as its relatively low pollution. In 2006, Xiamen was ranked as China’s 2nd-“most suitable city for living”, as well as China’s “most romantic leisure city” in 2011.

Good Attractions

  • Nanputuo Temple is a big temple and popular among pilgrims, and it’s free to visit. People can also climb up the hill behind the temple to get a great view of Xiamen city.
  • Gulang Island is a vehicle-free island, 10 minutes by ferry from Xiamen city, with colonial buildings and museums — a great place to spend weekend time.

 

8.西安  Xi’an

Location: It is a sub-provincial city located in the center of the Guanzhong Plain in Northwest China.

Suitable time: Spring and Autumn

Xi’an the capital of 13 ancient China dynasties, is undisputed the perfect representation of Chinese dynastic history and culture. There used to be a total of 73 emperors ruled here. Massive brilliant historical ruins, museums and cultural relics have been found both under and on the ground of Xian. In the ancient time, Xian was the terminus of the Silk Road and played as a melting pot of cultures and religions of both eastern and western world.

Good Attractions

  • Witness the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century — the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, accompanied by an expert guide.
  • Stroll or cycle on the ancient City Wall for a nice view of Xi’an city.
  • Have a pleasant stroll to taste local snacks and buy souvenirs at the Muslim Quarter.
  • Pay a visit to Shanxi History Museum to discover the culture and history of China.

 

9.张家界 Zhangjiajie

Location: In the northwestern part of Hunan Province in central China.

Suitable time: All seasons

The main draw is the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, including Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain, and Suoxiyu Nature Reserve. Here, traveling through countless cloud-kissing mountains, clear streams and leafy trees, you may easily blend with nature around, thus enhancing your love unconsciously.

Good Attractions

  • Wulingyuan Scenic Area

 

10.拉萨 Lhasa

Location: In the southwest of China, the capital of Tibet.

Suitable time: May to September

It is certain that Lhasa is not only the holy pilgrimage city for pilgrims but also the dream destination for all the travelers. Some people believe Lhasa(Tibet) is such an amazing and mysterious place that can change one’s life. Getting rid of bustle and hustle, leaving all others in life, walking under the pure and blue sky and seeing the endless pilgrims worshipping in the holy monasteries, you feel like to change your life and make a brand new difference.

Good Attractions

  • The Potala Palace
  • Jokhang Temple
  • Drepung Monastery
  • Sera Monastery
  • Gandan Monastery
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