China Travel Guide – Top Chinese Cities
Top Chinese Attractions
Top Chinese Scenic Spots
Hi, I'm Steve
Welcome to my China travel blog!
I’ve been living in China for six years and have travelled the country extensively. I have lived in Harbin, Luoyang, Sanya and Hong Kong.
I have backpacked around the country from north to south and east to west.
Here you will find all the information I have learned on travel in China over the years to help you better plan your trip to the Middle Kingdom!
Top Chinese Tourist Attractions
Below are some of the most important tourist sights for anyone visiting China. Click on the link for China travel guides to each attraction.
- The Great Wall of China – one of the modern wonders of the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The Forbidden City – the former imperial seat of China covers 72 hectares in central Beijing.
- Harbin Ice and Snow Festival – an annual festival in China’s far northeast which recreates famous landmarks entirely out of ice.
- West Lake – a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains that has been providing rest and relaxation since the times of the emperors.
- The Bund, Shanghai – the most impressive views of Shanghai’s skyline.
- Zhangjiajie National Forest Park – other-worldly sandstone pillars surrounded by ancient forest.
- Longmen Grottoes – witness giant carvings of the Buddha etched into a mountainside.
- White Horse Temple – the birthplace of Chinese Buddhism.
- The Shaolin Temple – the birthplace of Chinese martial art wushu (Kung-fu).
- The Terracotta Warriors – Emperor Qinshu Huang’s mausoleum including thousands of life-size terracotta soldiers, horses and chariots.
- Xi’an Walled City – the starting point of the ancient Silk Road and home to some of the best street food in China.
- Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountains – colourful mountains in western Gansu Province.
- Dunhuang Silk Road – home of the impressive crescent lake and echoing sand mountain.
- Chengdu Panda Research Base – the home of China’s successful giant panda breeding program.
- The Potala Palace – a world-famous monastery high above Lhasa in the foothills of the Himalaya.
- Mount Everest – the tallest mountain in the world straddles both Nepal and Tibet.
- Sanya – China’s tropical paradise on Hainan Island (the southernmost province).
- Victoria Harbour – The famous Hong Kong skyline.