China, as a country existing for more than five thousand years, possesses vast landscapes like grassland, desert, mountains, lakes, rivers and more that 14,000km of coastline. Every year millions of visitors from all all the world come to China to enjoy its natural and human landscape. In this post we select 10 best places to see in China.
1. Tianzi Mountain
Tianzishan is located in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, close to Suoxi Valley. It is one of the top scenes in Wulingyuan. It covers over 5400 hectares and 1262.5 meters above sea level altitude. It features sea of clouds, snow in Winter, sunset & sunrise, and stone group.
Best season to visit: Spring and Autumn
2. Thousand Island Lake
Thousand Island Lake, located in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province, is the lake with most islands (1078) in the world. In this scene, you will find various islands as well as some ancient tombs and historic buildings. Besides, this place abounds with tea, walnut, papaya, ink stone for Chinese calligraphy, etc.
Best season to visit: Autumn
3. The Great Wall
The Great Wall is the greatest fortifications made of stone, brick, wood and other materials. Due to the difficulty and scales, it’s hailed as the No.1 miracle in the world. It composes six parts: Badaling, Juyong Pass, Jinshanling, Huangyaguan, Shanhaiguan, Jiayuguan.
Jiuzhaigou Valley is the first nature reserve aiming at protecting the nature landscape. It’s located in the north of Sichuan province. Due to its multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-covered peaks, it is known not only in China but also other countries.
Best Season to visit: Late Autumn
5. Potala Palace
Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region was the chief residence of Dalai Lama. In 1959, Tibet revolt broke out, Dalai Lama fled to India. And since then, Potala Palace became a museum and world heritage site. It was built in Tang Dynasty, for the marriage between the leader of Tibet (Tubo Regime) and Wencheng Princess. White Palace and Red Palace consist its main parts. Nowadays, it has become a holy place.
Best time to visit: March to October
Libo is a county located in the south of Guizhou province. It’s like Spring all the year round. Multiple nationalities including the Miao nationality, the Yao nationality, the Buyi nationality live in this mysterious place for a long time. During January and February, the plum blossoms color all hills and mountains, incredibly magnificent.
Best time to visit: From April to August
Huangshan is a mountain range in southern Anhui Province in eastern China. It consists of seventy two peaks and its main peak is 1864 meters above sea level altitude. This area is well known for its scenery, sunset, granite peaks, pine trees, hot spring, winter snow and clouds.
Best time for travel: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
8. Weizhou Island
Weizhou Island is the youngest volcanic island in China. It is located in Beihai city of Guangxi province. It is formed under the mutual function of vulcanian eruption and coral. Hence you can see lots of unique topography and landforms in this place. It is awarded as the second beautiful island in China.
Best time to visit: from April to November
Bamei is a village located in Guangnan county of Yunnan province, 450 kilometers far from Kunming. As this village is not equipped with electric power and its transportation in very inconvenient, it is completely cut off from the rest of the world. The life style is as primary as three hundred years ago. Hence, in this place you will find lots of traditional instruments like waterwheel, plows, grinder, etc. Besides, you can see and join their annual traditional activities if you are lucky.
Best time to travel: May to September
10. Ejina Gugai Forests
Ejina is sit at the westernmost of the Nei Monggol Autonomous Region. The landscape in this place most worthy of seeing is the Tugai forests, dazzling and transparent. People usually call it as the color of the heaven. At this place, there is a poplar tree that is the oldest and biggest one in China. It is said that your dream will come tree if you make a wish to it.
Best Time to visit: September to October