Where in China should you go next year? Here we recommend 10 of the most popular tourist destinations to help you seek ideas and spark planning for your 2023/2024 tour.
The top 10 destinations are 1) Beijing, 2) Xi'an, 3) Chengdu, 4) Guilin, 5) Zhangjiajie, 6) Tibet, 7) Shanghai, with Suzhou and Hangzhou 8) Huangshan, 9) Dunhuang, 10) Yunnan, .
Beijing, capital of China, is the most popular tourist destination in China every year. You can get the maximum experience of Chinese culture and history for one destination. The Forbidden City and the Great Wall draw millions of visitors every year.
One of the most popular China destinations among foreign travelers, Xi'an particularly attracts tourists on their first trip to China.
The Terracotta Army in Xi'an is considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. More than 6,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses have been unearthed, all with different expressions and poses. Many remain interred.
Giant pandas are so cute, and many travelers want to see hese lovely animals. Although there are giant pandas in zoos in various places around China, the best place to see pandas is in Chengdu. You can also take part in volunteer programs to take care of giant pandas.
Guilin's idyllic scenery draws millions of tourists from near and far every year. Its marvelous limestone scenery is renowned as "the most beautiful on earth". The fresh air and countryside scenery make it an ideal place to escape industrial pollution.
Zhangjiajie is famous for its precarious peaks, limpid streams, dense forests, large karst caves, and biodiversity. It is one of the must-see scenic areas in China.
It was thrust into foreign travelers' eyes via the movie Avatar. The Hallelujah Mountains were inspired (in part) by peaks like Heavenly Pillar in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
Tibet is a sacred place for Buddhists as well as a dream destination for many travellers. It is overflowing with rich Tibetan culture, characteristic Tibetan architectural structures, vast grasslands, herds of cattle and sheep, blue skies, clear water, and fresh air. It's a place for slowing down and soaking up the natural charm that's all around you.
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Enjoy ancient culture, gardens, and water towns from modern Shanghai, a top gateway city. The traditional gardens are quiet and inspirational places for escaping from busy city life.
Legendary natural scenery is the highlight of Huangshan. It has "the most beautiful mountains in China". The Yellow Mountains, with their seas of clouds, oddly-shaped rocks and pines, and hot springs at the mountain foot, attract many many visitors.
Besides the enchanting mountains, you should also see the beautiful surrounding countryside, with its celebrated spring vistas, fall hues, and ancient villages. Canola flowers in spring can be the icing on a cake.
“In the West there is the Louvre; in the East there are the Mogao Caves.”
The Mogao Caves are famous for their exquisite murals and Buddhist statues. The Mogao Caves were included in UNESCO’s world cultural heritage list in 1987. Standing out in the desert, the Mogao Caves are like a glittering pearl that adorns the Silk Road.
Besides the Mogao Caves, in Dunhuang you will also be impressed by the wonders in the Yardang National Geological Park (Ghost City) and the Singing Sand (Mingsha) Mountains. Read more about how to visit the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang.
Located in Southwest China, Yunnan is the most diverse and colorful area in China, with features ranging from snowcapped mountains to tropical rain forests, from highland lakes to canyons, and from ancient towns to fascinating minority villages.
Yunnan's diverse cultures, rich history, spectacular landscapes, and pleasant climate make it a good year-round vacation destination.
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