The People’s Republic of China is the world’s oldest continuous civilization. Predictably, the country is a fascinating place to visit with so many spectacular must-see attractions. China has it all. Mind-boggling historical spaces, shiny modern cities, a landscape that seduces, and food that will stretch your waistband to its limits.
Some of the top things to do in China are exploring its historical cities. Whether it’s walking along the Great Wall at Beijing or the Xi’an City Wall, visiting the Forbidden City and the Hui Villages near Huangshan or bowing in reverence at the Potala Palace in Tibet, its historical monuments are sure to impress. To see how Chinese cities have leaped ahead towards the future with the country’s economic boom, visit Hangzhou, Shenzhen or Shanghai.
Besides its urban sprawl, China has a vast and diverse landscape. Ranging from the arid desert regions of the Gobi and Taklamakan, the flood plains of the Yangtze and Yellow River, and numerous mountain ranges in the south there is much that will amaze you. One of the most stunning places to visit in China is the Jiuzhaigou National Park with its hauntingly beautiful lakes and forested valleys. Equally, stunning scenery awaits at Yangshuo. The outskirts of the town with its dreamy karst landscape will invoke your creative genius no like no other. If that doesn’t do it for you then the Tiger Leaping Gorge near Yunnan or the towering quartzite-sandstone formations of Zhangjiajie northwest of Hunan surely will.
A land with such a stunning and diverse landscape is sure to awaken the ascetic in you too. Spirituality abounds in this land of wonders, in hidden caves, monasteries and the top of mountains. The caves of Mogao and Yungang are noted for their sublime Buddhist statues while lofty Mt Kailash is revered by Buddhists and Hindus. Head to see one of the most incredible Buddhist monasteries in the world. Hanging precariously from the side of a steep cliff, the monastery has probably transformed many a contrite heart.

Top 11 Things To Do In Xi'an

Top 11 Things To Do In Xi’an

One of the oldest cities in China and the oldest of the Four Great Ancient capitals of this ancient civilization is Xi’an, also known as Sian. Xi’an was where the Silk Road began and so the city was once a hotbed of activity and a melting point of cultures. However, although the city’s importance on…

Top 12 Things To Do In Hangzhou

Top 12 Things To Do In Hangzhou

Hangzhou, the city of China is considered as one of the most prosperous places in the country. This place is a rich town that embraces a number of ancient architectural as well as heritage sites. Even today, all of these sites are maintained very properly which further makes this city one of the most traveled…

Top 6 Things To Do In Guangzhou

Top 6 Things To Do In Guangzhou

Located on the Pearl River, about 120 km (75 miles) north-northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km (90 miles) north of Macau, Guangzhou offers all the hustle, bustle, culture and commerce of other major Asian metropolises minus the massive tourist crowds. Guangzhou provides a combination of ancient structures and traditional cultural heritage with modern buildings, art galleries, natural…

Top 9 Things To Do In Shenzhen

Top 9 Things To Do In Shenzhen

Shenzhen, a modern and beautiful metropolis located in southern China just across the border from Hong Kong, is the world’s largest manufacturing center and China’s richest and most booming Special Economic Zone. Once a small fishing village, Shenzen was chosen as the first of five Special Economic Zones in China by Deng Xiaoping in 1979 as an experiment in…

Top Things To Do In Shanghai

Top 10 Things To Do In Shanghai

There are cities in the world never sleep, Shanghai doesn’t even sit down. This Asian metropolis is a multi-cultural and fascinating place, a mix of modern and traditional Chinese traditions. It is the largest city in China by population and it is one of the most important industrial, technological, commercial and financial center in the…

Top 10 Things To Do In Beijing

Top 10 Things To Do In Beijing

Beijing, the Capital of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, is the center of the nation’s politics, culture and international exchanges and a modern metropolis full of vitality. Discover a metropolis filled with history and ancient sites racing into the future with its modern architecture and advanced technology. Walk along the world’s longest wall…