55 Places to Visit in China 2022: Tourist Places & Attractions

China Tourist Places

The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, The Terracotta Army, The Summer Palace, Li River, Guilin, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Yangtze River and the Three Gorges and many more.

The China tourist places offer an overwhelming adventure taking the tourists back in the timelines to the cultural and heritage roots of the country. Travellers will get a chance to head out on mysterious destinations and capture glimpses of the oldest treasures of mankind. China offers you to marvel at ancient marketplaces, impeccable old exhibition halls, alluring natural vistas, and beautiful monasteries.

Places in China are a source of inspiration as well as admiration for the travellers who have headed out to the magical land in the East. Heading out on a trip to the famous spot of Terracotta Army, you will get to witness around 8000 life size warriors, some 500 horses along with a hundred chariots. You can also choose to cruise the Li River, Guilin, which will let you enjoy the serene ambiance and the wonderfully calm waters. While  places to visit in China like Potala Palace offers you knowledge about the Dalai Lama, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park offers you insights about the sci fi movie Avatar.

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China is surrounded by a series of age-old fortifications that were built to protect its borders. These were used as protections by the Imperial Chinese states to safeguard themselves from several nomadic groups that were primarily based in Eurasian Steppe. Historically speaking, these walls were built in the 7th century and are top among the tourist places in Beijing.

Location: Huairou District, China
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If we’re talking about visiting Forbidden City, we cannot leave without mentioning just how wonderful the whole of Forbidden City truly is! Top among the places to visit in Beijing - it is the heart of Beijing - the lifeline of the local folks who have been inhabiting the destination for centuries. This was during the reign of Hongwu Emperor and his son, Zhu Di. When Zhu Di ascended to take the throne over, he moved the Chinese capital from Nanjing to Beijing and thus, the construction of the Forbidden City began.
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Another set of Imperial Palaces that once belonged to the Ming and Qing dynasties, it would serve as the supreme power structure for the whole generation. The building in itself consists of over 10,000 rooms and contains furniture and artwork worth millions of dollars. Now a historical site, this place is the jewel of Beijing and top among the tourist places in Beijing.

Location: 4 Jingshan Front St, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100009

Timing: 8 am to 5 pm.
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The Terracotta Army, Xi'an

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An assembly of around 8000 life size warriors, some 500 horses along with a hundred chariots that were built to guard the First emperor throws light at one of China’s most authentic tourist attractions that also unveils one of its important archaeological finds in the outskirts of Xi’an. This army was accidentally found in the year 1970 while some farmers were digging wells and then it was traced back to when it was first built around 280 BC.

Location: Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 710612

Timing: 08:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Summer Palace is a kind of place that will require at least half a day of your time because it has a plethora of expansive lakes, green-luscious gardens and sweet Imperial palaces located. As history suggests, these were the gardens for the Qing dynasty. Looking at just how beautiful the location truly is, it was even declared the World Heritage site a couple of years back among the places in Beijing.

Location: 19 Xinjiang Dongmen Rd, Haidian District, China, 100091

Timing: 8 am to 5 pm. 
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Li River, Guilin

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Another beautiful attraction in the lands of China is the countryside in the town of Guilin that is proud to have been blessed with the Li River. The Li River is gifted with unique scenery with tall blue Mountains, a serene ambiance and the wonderfully calm waters to cruise along. It is known to have attracted many poets, artists, photographers and other explorers who have thoroughly enjoyed the touch of many fairy tales here. 

Location: Northeastern part of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

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Your visit to China might feel incomplete without a glimpse of the most adorable creatures known to the world. Although there are many zoos that provide fine specimens of Pandas, the Chengdu Research centre gives its visitors the opportunity to observe around 80 pandas at a close proximity where you find them perform their daily playful activities quite comfortably in their natural habitat. The best time to visit this centre would be the early morning feeding hours since the pandas are comparatively more active during that time of the day. Other than that visitors can even sign for volunteering programs where they are even allowed to hold baby pandas.

Location: 1375 Xiongmao Ave, Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610016

Timing: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
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Yangtze River and the Three Gorges

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Flowing from Tibet in the west to Shanghai in the east, the Yangtze River extends for more than 6000 kilometers forming the longest and most important river in China. This river is also the third longest river in the entire world. The river is known for being China’s major transportation route and for tourists who wish to take a tour of this river there are numerous points where they can take luxurious river boat cruises along the Three Gorges and amidst beautiful high mountain peaks.

Location: Zigui County, Yichang, Hubei, China
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Potala Palace

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The palace is one of China’s most magnificent structures that was constructed as a fortress and a residence for the Dalai Lama but was initially a place for political and religious treasures. This palace is divided as: The Red Palace - this was built to safeguard the important shrines and murals that depicted scenes from the life of the Dalai Lamas and the Tibet kings. The White palace -this impressive structure includes sleeping quarters, reception rooms etc that remained untouched since 1959

Location: 35 Central Beijing Road, Lhasa, Tibet, China, 850000

Timing: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Bund, also known as Waitan is a historical district located in central Shanghai. This area is a waterfront and is famous for its buildings and wharves located in the area and its neighbourhood. This area used to be a rich and powerful centre during the 1860s to 1930s and operated as a treaty port that was legally protected.

It is one of the best places to visit in Shanghai housing numerous historical buildings, including consulates and clubs. You can stroll along the bund and appreciate the 52 historical buildings with amazing architecture, take a cruise on the Huangpu River, or spend some leisurely time in Huangpu Park.

Location: Zhongshan East 1st Rd, Wai Tan, Huangpu, Shanghai, China

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Hangzhou's Historic West Lake

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Hangzhou’s West Lake holds a certain historical significance for having been surrounded by a splendid collection of numerous hills, pagodas and temples along its 6 kilometer square stretch of water. Spring seems to be quite a pleasant time to enjoy the beauty of hopping from one stretch of water to another with the fresh blossoming of peaches and then an evening to relax to the rhythm of the musical fountain show.

Location: Shangcheng District/Xiacheng District/Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
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The Mausoleum of Light

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One of the popular UNESCO world heritage sites is also known as the Northern Imperial Tomb that forms an important center of trade and culture in the mountainous northeastern region of Shenyang. This structure is celebrated mainly for its unique architectural style that is a combination of Chinese burial sites and castle-like buildings on 180000 sq meters of land.

Location: Jiuzong Mountain, Shaanxi, China
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Leshan Giant Buddha

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The 71 meter tall Leshan Giant Buddha was initially started by a Buddhist monk in 713 AD and is now the largest Buddha structure in the world. This structure is located in a vast lush green park and has rightfully found its place in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. The structure is carved out on a cliff face of cretaceous red bed sandstone lying at the confluence of Min River and Dadu River close to the southern Sichuan Province in China.

Location: 2345 Lingyun Rd, Shizhong District, Leshan, Leshan, Sichuan, China
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Hong Kong Skyline

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The bustling capital of finance and commerce creates the most dramatic skylines because of having the highest concentration of skyscrapers with a gorgeous clad of deep blue hills. From here you are allowed to opt for ferries to explore the stunning vistas of Hong Kong. If possible try not to miss the 360 degree laser light show that beautifully uses this harbor’s ethereal view

Location: Southernmost tip of Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong.
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

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One of the several national parks of China and is definitely a recognised UNESCO world heritage site is a remarkable site. It has the world's tallest outdoor lift  "The Bailong Elevator'', composed of three separate glass elevators, each of which can carry up to 50 people at a time  which can transport visitors to the top from its foot in less than two minutes. The park is enveloped with huge scenic landmarks. Apart from all the landscaping scenery, you will find these places in China incredibly beautiful and overwhelming.

Location: Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China

Entry Fee: 224/ person

Timing: 6:30 AM – 9:59 AM, 10:00 AM – 13:29 PM, 13:30 PM - 16:00 P
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Places to Visit in Beijing

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This one is hard to miss because it is Beijing’s very own square. The city center of China, this is where the city life is. The Business District is located next to Tiananmen Square and it in itself has a lot of places for you to visit including the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the list doesn’t stop of places in Beijing.  
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The Beijing Capital Museum and the National Centre for the Performing Arts is an excellent venue that houses classical concerts, ballets and opera shows that will truly blow your mind away. This place is filled with artists from all round the world and you will be happy to meet many art enthusiasts as well. Tick it off your list of places to visit in Beijing.

Location: 16 Fuxingmen Outer St, Xicheng District, China, 100035

Timing: 9.00 am to 5 pm.
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Technological advancements in China took place for a very long time and it can easily be represented through Beijing’s Ancient Observatory. A pre-telescopic observatory, the place was built in 1442. It was constructed during the Ming dynasty and expanded way beyond the years. It also happens to be one of the oldest observatories to ever exist in the whole world.

Location: 2 Dongbiaobei Hutong, Jian Wai Da Jie, Dongcheng, China

Timing: 9.00 am to 5 pm.

Entry Fee: 20 Yuan.
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Located in the Eastern section of the TIananmen Square is the National Museum of China. The main purpose of the museum is to proudly showcase and promote the knowledge and history of the wonderful art that has been carried out through the Chinese dynasties for centuries. The Ministry of Culture takes care of the place.

Location: 16 E Chang'an Ave, Dongcheng, China

Timing: 9 am to 5 pm.
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Another collective beauty represented through mausoleums by the Imperial dynasty of China, this also happens to be the place where emperor Ming’s tomb was found to be located. He was the same one who insisted his capital be Nanjing. Many might not be aware of this but it is actually known as the Thirteen Tombs of the Ming dynasty. It is considered to be one of the most sacred tourist attractions of Beijing and thus, is visited by thousands of tourists all year round.

Location: 212 Provincial Rd, Changping District, China

Timing: 8 am to 5pm. 
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Talking about tourist places in Beijing is another Imperial treasure, this structure holds religious resemblance and can be found in the central part of Beijing. These complexes were constructed during the times of Emperors Ming and Qing. History suggests that they were apparently constructed for them to offer their prayer to Heaven for a good harvest time.

Location: 1 Tiantan E Rd, Dongcheng, China, 100061

Timing: 8 am to 5 pm.

Entry Fee: 100 Yuan.
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As we mentioned the Great Wall of China, we were sure to make a mention of the site’s most-visited structure - the Great Wall of Badaling. It is the main wall that runs right through the site and this is where Ming dynasty’s military outpost was located. The main building is what kept Beijing protected from outsiders.

Location: Yanqing District, China
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Another one of the places to visit in Beijing is the Fayuan Temple. Initially named the Minzhong Temple, it later was known as the Fayuan Temple. This is one of the oldest structures in the whole of China and expands over 6,700 square meters wide. There are numerous cultural relics, ancient sculptures and precious metals that are presented and can be checked out to explore the history furthermore.

Location: 7 Fayuansi Front St, Xicheng District, Beijing, China

Timing: 8 am to 5pm.

Entry Fee: 5 Yuan.
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Shichahai Rents Out Ice Skates

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Shichahai Rents Out Ice Skates is Beijing’s only natural outdoor rink and possibly the best in the city to offer winter sports activities for the locals as well as for the tourists across the globe. Here you can have access to skates, sleighs, ice bikes and ice chairs available on rent. The rink is open to the public by the middle of winter depending on the weather. If you are a beginner you can spend time learning about the sport from the well experienced experts who will give you introductory lessons for the sport.

Location: 50 Houhai Beiyan, Shichahai, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
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Nanjing Road is located between the Bund, Jing’an Temple, and West Yan’an Street. This premier shopping street of China is one of the top tourist attractions in Shanghai for shoppers seeking fashion. This shopping street is almost a century old and has gone through several significant structural changes.

Though the modern speciality stores, theatres, shopping malls, and international hotels have overshadowed the traditional stores, you can still explore and shop in almost hundreds of traditional stores. You can find many ancient traditional food stores here, offering you a taste of authentic Shanghai food.

Location: Nan Jing Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
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The construction of the Oriental Pearl Tower was completed in 1995 and it is the second tallest tower in China. This tower is surrounded by Yangpu Bridge and Nanpu Bridge, creating an amazing view of twin dragons playing with pearls. The unique architecture of this TV and radio tower makes it one of the most attractive places in Shanghai. It is surrounded by green grassland on all sides, making it even more photographic. You can travel up and down the tower in its double-decker elevator and enjoy the view from any of its six observation decks.

Location: 1 Century Ave, Lu Jia Zui, Pudong, Shanghai, China

Entry Fee: 120 CNY onwards per head

Timings: 8 AM to 9:30 PM


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Opened in the year 1995, this Shanghai Museum houses about 120,000 precious and rare cultural pieces. There are three exhibition halls and eleven galleries, spread across the four floors of the museum. Here you can see the high-quality collection of Chinese bronze, paintings, furniture, ceramics, seals, calligraphy, sculptures, jades, and ancient coins.

This museum is one of the top four museums of China and one of the best places to visit in Shanghai. You can also learn about the numerous artefacts by taking a travel guide for help.

Location: 201 Renmin Ave, Ren Min Guang Chang, Huangpu, China, 200003

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Yu Garden or the Yuyuan Garden is the most famous classical Chinese Garden in a long list of numerous tourist places in Shanghai. The beautiful views offered by the Yu Garden has earned it the title ‘the crown of beauty in Southeast China’. It was built by the Ming Dynasty and it is a maze of many artificial mountains, green trees, dragon walls, rockeries, bridges, traditional buildings, and pavilions. You can explore the six parts of the garden namely the Sansui Hall, the Dianchun Hall, the Wanhua Chamber, the Yuhua Hall, the Huijing Hall, and the Inner Garden.

Location: 279 Yuyuan Old St, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200000

Entry Fee: 40 CNY per head

Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM


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Located off the east China sea coast, the Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park is the best ocean-themed park built in China till now. This park is divided into 5 main themes and an ocean resort with international standards in the project quality, construction level, and thematic features.

Get a breathtaking view of the deep sea, arctic and antarctic ecology, and the mesmerising volcano lava. You can also enjoy the wonderful animal show, the extraordinary adventure, and the animal-themed 5-star hotel rooms. The rooftop of the park offers a panoramic 360-degree view of the landscape around it.

Location: China, Shanghai Shi, Pudong

Entry Fee: RMB 299 per head for adults, RMB 170 per head for children

Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM

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This automobile museum is located in the Auto Expo Park of the Shanghai International Automobile City and is one of the unique places in Shanghai that you can visit on your trip. Opened for the public in 2007, it is the first and one of its kind specialist museum in China. You can explore the four parts of the museum namely history, exploration, collection, and temporary exhibitions.

You can see a collection of almost 100 classic automobiles from China and all over the world. You can also explore the Antique Car Pavilion of the museum exhibiting different models of cars manufactured between 1900 and 1970.

Location: 7565 Boyuan Rd, Jiading District, Shanghai, China

Entry Fee: CNY 60 per head for adults, Free for children

Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM; Closed on Monday
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The Madame Tussauds, the sixth one in the world, was opened for the public in the year 2006. Add this museum to your list of places to visit in Shanghai and enjoy your visit on the New World Plaza’s 10th floor. There are about 80 wax statues of celebrities in Shanghai’s Madame Tussauds, including the statues of Liu Xiang, Yao Ming, Tom Cruise, Michael Jordan, David Beckham, and Bill Clinton. The statues are displayed in seven Themed Pavilions showing the different stages involved in the making of the statues and some legendary historical figures.

Location: 10th floor of the New World Department Store, Nanjing Xi Road, Shanghai, China.

Entry Fee: 190 RMB per head for adults, 150 RMB per head for students, 110 RMB per head for children & senior citizens

Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM

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Longhua, the oldest and largest temple of Shanghai was first built in 242 AD. The temple has several halls namely the Maitreya Hall, the Devaraj Hall, Mahavira Hall, Three Sages Hall, Abbot’s Hall, and the Sutras Hall. Here you will also find two accessory halls, the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower. The courtyard of the temple is built in a traditional Buddhist symmetry style. You can also see the seven-storied Longhua Pagoda located in front of the temple. The bells attached on each side of the octagonal eaves make the surrounding cheering and lively. In the late spring, you can attend the temple fair along with several other tourists and pilgrims.

Location: 2853 Longhua Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

Entry Fee: 10 CNY per head

Timings: 7 AM to 4:30 PM
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Places to Visit in Guilin

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Longji Rice Terrace

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Longji Rice Terrace is one of the most organized techniques engineered properly to bring out a spectacular scenery of farmland terraces. There are two types of terraces that have lured many travelers to take a closer view. They are the Ping’ an terraces and the other type is known as the Jinkeng terraces. These fields are constructed along the slope winding from the side of the river to the top of the mountain in between 2000 to 2600 ft above the sea level.

Location: Longji, Longsheng Various Nationalities Autonomous County, Guangxi, China
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Reed Flute Cave

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The Reed Flute Cave is an interesting cave that is also popularly known as the “palace of Natural Arts”. This cave is a natural limestone cave in China’s Guangxi province and is beautifully adorned with naturally abundant reed, extraordinary stalagmite as well as stalactite formations along with ink inscriptions that could be dated back to the 8th century. The reed here is used to create flutes in large numbers. Tourists can take a view of this place with a minimal entry fee.

Location: 1 Ludi Rd, Xiufeng District, Guilin, Guangxi, China
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Elephant Trunk Hill

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Known for being a landmark tourist destination, the Elephant Trunk Hill is kind of a symbol of an international tourist city, Guilin that uses this and the osmanthus flower as a city emblem. There is much heavenly folklore hidden in this place and is definitely a beautiful way to explore the city. The water moon cave is just under the elephant trunk hill and is a must visit after sunset hours.

Location: Xiangshan District, Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi, China
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Fubo Hill

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Your next stop is an exquisite destination that is called the “Wonderland on wave”. This hill is surprisingly partially dipped in water and partially standing tall on the surface of land. There is a stone paved path that leads you to the south of the foothills that is filled with different kinds of flowers, bamboo trees, palm trees and so on. From here you can reach the sightseeing terrace to have a glimpse of the lifelike old man hill. On your way down you can stop by the “Pearl Returning Cave”, which is yet another popular China Tourist Place.

Location: Binjiang Rd, Diecai District, Guilin, Guangxi, China
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Yangshuo West Street

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Yangshuo West Street is known for its locality, ancient architecture, tourist memorabilia, souvenirs, lip smacking snacks and most importantly the exotic nightlife it offers to its visitors. The West Street is popular not only because it has a larger footfall of foreigners every year but also for the fact that many foreigners have opened shops and settled here forming “the global village”. This street is known for its lively nightlife scene as well as exotic styles that will let you go mad. The street was paved with local marbles having betel nut patterns and till the present time it presents a dark with oily gleam even after many years of construction.

Location: Xi Jie, Yangshuo Xian, Guilin Shi, Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China
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Gudong Waterfall

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For the Gundog Waterfall, plan a day trip to take the most advantage of the scenic beauty of this place. Here they also provide you with the waterfall climbing adventure as well as an exciting tour of the longest hanging bridge in Guangxi. If time permits you can try to visit a famous underground karsts cave known as the Crown Cave.

Heading over to this place, you will get a chance to walk past an interesting sheltered bridge which appears to be a kind of dam that created a man made lake. You can also enjoy boating at this place enjoying the lush bush scenery all around as well as the brilliant views of the Pagodas.

Location: Lingchuan County, Guangxi, Guilin, Guangxi, China
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Places to Visit in Xi’an

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Xi'an City Wall

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Having the largest ancient defense systems in the world, the Xi’an city wall or the fortifications of Xi’an is the most complete city wall that has survived in China through decades. Walking tours, sightseeing in a battery car, and bike services are some of the ways to explore one of the most sought after ancient China Tourist Places.

The largest and the best preserved city wall was constructed during the rule of Hongwu Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang. The wall is around 12 meters high, 15 meter wide, and about 14 kilometers long. Heading over to this place, you will also be able to enjoy dramatic views of Chinese Cities.

Location: Lianhu District, Xi'an, China
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Shaanxi History Museum

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With an architectural style of the “Tang dynasty”, Shaanxi History Museum is the first modern national museum that proudly protects and showcases the thousands of years of Chinese history, art, culture and splendid crafts of the olden times. Presently there are around 370000 exhibits in the museum.

The exhibition halls of the museum are generally divided into four main groups. They are the preface hall, the permanent exhibition halls, the temporary exhibition halls and a special exhibition hall where the tang mural paintings are showcased. Apart from this there is a replica of a stone lion from the shunling tomb in the central hall.

Location: 91 Xiaozhai E Rd, Xiao Zhai Shang Ye Jie, Yanta District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Timing: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Mt. Huashan

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The five peaks of the gorgeous Mount Huashan is the most distinct feature about this place that is located around 12O kilometers away from Xi’an. The East peak is best for the vista it offers of a surreal sunrise. The West peak has very high cliffs and offers the most scenic view of the Cuiyun palace as well as the lotus flower peak.

The North peak resembles a flat terrace in the clouds and is hence known as the Cloud terrace peak. The South peak is the highest peak among the five sacred peaks of china and is also known as the landing wild geese peak. The Middle peak clings a little to the east peak and is known for the Jade maiden temple.

Location:  City of Huayin in Shaanxi Province, China
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Xian Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque

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Known to be the oldest and the largest mosque of China, this  decorous walled complex of four courtyards with a prayer hall within  succumbed to be a popular tourist site. This well preserved mosque can easily hold upto 1,000 people at a time as per the traditional custom during their prayer sessions. Being a widely stretched and well arranged marshal, this mosque is also furnished with  gardens and a lavish interior making it more tranquil.

Location: Huajue Alley, Zhong Lou Shang Quan, Lianhu District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 710001
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Bell & Drum Towers

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Primely built-up for some musical purpose but later it was used to declare the time and is now a major tourist attraction permanently adopting a western styled clockwork. The complete layout was placed fore-and-aft, not as the traditional sense of standing right-and-left horizontally. When climbing onto the top you can  have a birds-eye view observing and admiring the entire city and even take part in the activity of knocking them, enjoying all kinds of folk-customs such as the dragon and lion dance and other folk-custom exhibitions.

Location: China, Beijing, Dongcheng, Andingmen, Zhonglou Wan Hutong
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Hanyang Tomb

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Hanyang Tomb is a wonderful cultural site with more interesting and engaging spots of Terracotta Warriors. This well-structured site mustered with the emperor’s tomb, empress’ tomb along with burial pits and human sacrifice graveyard. The Burial Pits , popularly known as the underground museum or on site subterranean museum, is a worth visiting place in Hanyang Tomb with it's awesome site to walk on the glass floors to view the terracotta smaller scale people of factual values.

Location: Weicheng District, Xianyang, Xianyang, Shaanxi, China

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Places to Visit in Guangzhou

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Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street

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Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street is an active commercial pedestrian street bustling with people howling across. There's a variety of stores with cheap clothes and restaurants with the availability of delicious foodstuffs having a complete traditional Guangzhou folk residence style, which are worth seeking a tourist's attention with their innovation and creativeness. You can spend your evening hours strolling across the street with your loved ones during your trip to some of the best China Tourist Places.

Location: Liwan District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
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Chimelong Paradise

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Chimelong Paradise is the largest and major amusement park of China with a number of roller coasters. It is befitted with the latest technologies making it a perfect destination for every visitor  as the place offers you the best time through its fun pact activities. Be it the amazing amusement rides you can hop on, or the mind-boggling parades, or the stunt shows and the eye-catching performances you could watch, it has everything to offer.

Location: Han Xi Da Dao, Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Entry Fee: CNY 295

Timing: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Sacred Heart Cathedral

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The Stone House or the Sacred Heart Cathedral, present in the middle of China is one of the biggest and oldest churches featuring it's largest granite Catholic structure and one of only four all-granite Gothic churches in the World. The exquisitely dainty interior with an ample space along with  arched windows with colored paintings vividly depicting various Bible stories attracts every visitor.

The Sacred Heart Cathedral happens to be the seat of Archbishop of Guangzhou. The construction of the cathedral began in the year 1861 on the 28th of June and was completed in the year 1863. The grand opening ceremony has organised on 8th of December and was attended by the Viceroy of Liangguang, senior Mandarins, 300 Manchu troops, consuls in Canton as well as the missionaries and a score of priests.

Location: Yide Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, China
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Canton Tower

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The uniquely designed tower with a scenic landmark adds more beauty to the town.  The extremely fetching views from the top of the tower where visitors can have a birds-eye view of the whole city is absolutely eye-catching. You will come across wonderful entertainment features as well as romantic restaurants offering delicious food and several fine lookout platforms with picturesque attire holding several World records. The tower seems more like a resplendent dress, ablaze with colorful lights when the city is at night mode.

Location: Yuejiang W Rd, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Entry Fee: ¥398/ticket

Timing: 9:30 AM – 10:30 PM
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Shamian Island

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Popularly known as Zhongulisha, the Shamian Island is a sandy surfaced island having great historical importance for every visitor to witness. This  extravagantly planned island is such a good place to stroll around the broad boulevards or long gardens topiaries. There are several cultural and traditional buildings of religious purposes.

The scattered bronze statues found around the island hold the history of the past lives. Being one of the most sought after China Tourist Places, the island provides the best location of several hotels, a youth hostel, restaurants and tourist shops selling curios and souvenirs.

Location: Liwan District of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China
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Guangdong Museum

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Guangdong Museum is a classical museum housing the art, culture, tradition, nature and the history of Guangzhou. Being one of the most sought after China Tourist Places, the museum is designed to house a great variety of fascinating things  like antique Chinese artefact such as a lacquer box, an ivory ball, a jade bowl or a bronze tank, which collects and reflects treasures of the old times giving the visitors a memorable tour and a lavish experience of the local provincial history and traditional wisdom which contributes to enhancement of cultural identity of the city.

Location: 2 Zhujiang E Rd, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Timing: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pearl River

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The Pearl River Delta has a bodacious leading role having an important strategic status in the overall effort of China to pursue economic and social development.   It is called Pearl River as the pearl-colored shells lie at the bottom of the river in the section that flows through the city of Guangzhou.

Pearl River area is one of the best Places in China bustling with industrial estate yet you'll find the rising of China Pink Dolphins in massive groups floating on the bay. Heading over to the Pearl River, you will get a chance to enjoy night cruising with your loved ones, guided cycle tour of Guangzhou, and a famous Skywalk glass bridge tour. You can also take a day tour to capture the glimpses of alluring natural beauty all around. 

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Mount Wuyi

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The most spectacular area with a  noteworthy serene beauty of the dramatic gorges of the Nine Bend River with its numerous temples and ruined monasteries forms to be a more of a spiritual as well as exceptional archaeological spot. It has a tropical rainforest homing to some outstanding wildlife as well as reptile, amphibian and insect species. With its numerous exhilarating features, it is famed as the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Location: Prefecture of Nanping, in northern Fujian province near the border with Jiangxi province, China
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Huangguoshu Waterfall

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Known to be one of the largest waterfalls of China as well as East Asia. It comprises a lot other  minor waterfalls adding charms to the place drawing the attention of every tourist that visits.  Another spot that you can visit during your tours of visiting places in China, is Water-Curtain Cave, which is a naturally formed cave located in the back of the waterfall which is fantasized with Buddhist literature. There is a special line of buses to Huangguoshu Waterfall.

Location: Zhenning Buyei and Miao Autonomous County, Anshun, Guizhou, China
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Shilin Stone Forest

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Shilin Stone Forest is home to one of the most famous stone topography of Shilin. Expanding in a massive land, the stone forest is a huge otherworldly landscape of karst formations over past years due to seismic activities. You will come across a number of giant stalagmite-like pillars which form huge arrays of labyrinths. The place is home to a number of smaller stone forests, cascading waterfalls, lakes, underground river, pnds, and forest caves.

Location: Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China
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Mount Tai

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With an abundant amount of historical and cultural interests, Mount Tai is located in the City of Tai'an and is considered to be the highest point of China. From being the tallest peak to a religious landmark,  Mount Tai has been a place of worship for at least 3,000 years and served as one of the most important ceremonial bases of China.

Inspired by its tranquil surroundings, Writers from far and wide places came to acquire knowledge and compose poems, write essays, paint and take pictures henceforth leaving some great cultural relics in the mountains. Besides, Mount Tai rises abruptly to become a natural beauty endowed with many scenic sites.

Location: City of Tai'an, Shandong province, China
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  1. Which are the best places to visit in China with family?

    1. Forbidden City: Forbidden city is one of the ancient Places to Visit in China that nestles in the heart of Beijing. The city is spread over an area of 180 acres and is home to some of the finest artifacts and collections that take you back in the timeline of Chinese History.

    2. Terracotta Army: The Terracotta Army site is home to more than 8000 strong army frozen in time for almost 2000 years in the past. Heading over to one of the heritage Places to Visit in China, you will be able to witness the entire army with generals, warriors, and horsemen. This site is dedicated to the lost soldiers of Qin Shi Huang- the first known emperor of China.

    3. Temple of Heaven: The Temple of Heaven is considered to be one of the most sacred and revered religious Places to Visit in China. Constructed before 600 years in Beijing, this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Heading over to this place, you will be able to find the symbolism of Taoism. This place is also very much popular among the photographers as its backdrop lets them capture stunning snaps.

    4. Great Wall Of China: The Great wall of China happens to be one of the most talked about architectural marvels in the world. The 6000 km long wall built about 2000 years in the past is definitely a paradise for history and architecture lovers.

  2. What can you do in China in 3 days?

    1. Boating On River Li: Cruising on the River Li for a period of 4 - 5 hours is surely one of the very first things that you can try out during your China trip. You will have a comfortable experience while kayaking on the river with your loved ones. You can also try out bamboo rafting from Yangshuo on River Li to witness the beautiful and scenic backdrop.

    2. Interact With The Cute Pandas: Interacting with the pandas is one of the fun filled things that you do during your trip to China. Capturing the movements of these black and white fluffy animals munching, climbing, and hanging on the bamboo groves are truly adorable.

    3. Hike The Floating Mountains: Hiking through the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is one of the most sought after activities as it mimics the floating mountain in Avatar. You will get to hike around the stunning park with clouds surrounding you.

    4. Taste The Hot Pot Of Sichuan: During your stay in China, you must make sure that you taste some of the local cuisines which are known for its fiery flavour. You can try out the hot pot of Sichuan Broth which is known for its color and spicy taste.

  3. What is the best time to visit China?

    The best time to visit China would be during the spring and autumn season. In this phase of the year, the climatic condition of China remains warm and dry. You can evade the bitter cold winters and hot, humid summers during your visit. Taking part in outdoor activities and sightseeing are just a bliss because of the favorable climate.
  4. How to reach China?

    By Air: China has got a well connected flight network with the rest of the world. You will get plenty of direct flights to the international airports located in Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, and Xiamen. Some of the common flight operators to China are China Southern, Hainan Airlines, Air China, and China Eastern Airlines.

    By Road: You can reach China from many of its neighbouring countries by bus or by a hired vehicle. You can reach China through Karakoram Highway from Pakistan, Tibet from Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar.

    By Water: China can be easily reached by ships from Kobe in Japan and the west coast of Korea. There are regular ferry services between Osaka in Japan and Shanghai, Weihai, Qingdao, Tianjin and Shanghai in China to Incheon in Korea, Hong Kong and Macau, and many others.

  5. What are the requirements for Chinese Visa?

    Here are the requirements for a Chinese Visa:

    - Passport
    - Photographs
    - Letter of Invitation
    - Proof of State Residency
    - Visa Central Order Form
    - Visa Application Form
    - Travel Record
    - Health Declaration
    - Authorization Letter

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