China is geographically diverse, with different geographical forms, climates and landscapes, and different human differences.
Here are some recommendations of tourist attractions in China, perhaps some you know and some you are not familiar with, come and have a look.
Why travel to China？
China's artificial attractions are almost household names: the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, and Shanghai's skyscrapers. In fact, as one of the world's most vast and varied countries, China has geographically diverse, with different geographical forms, climates and landscapes, and different human differences. The presence of ethnic minorities also makes it culturally, more diverse and rich. One country, diverse customs and traditions. Unfortunately, for some people, these landscapes are still little known.
Now recommend some attractions that you may not know but are worth visiting.
Yangshuo County, under Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is located in the northeast of Guangxi, south of Guilin city, and has 11 ethnic groups, including Han, Zhuang, Yao and Hui. Yangshuo is known as a "famous tourist county in China" because of its hundred miles of mountains and rivers, and its natural and cultural landscapes.
“Guilin's landscape is the best in the world, and Yangshuo's landscape is the best in Guilin", which highly summarizes the important place that Yangshuo's natural scenery occupies in the world. “The mountains are green, the water is beautiful, the peaks are fantastic, and the caves are ingenious", which are the four best wonders in the world. The scenery printed on the RMB 20 Banknote is located in Yangshuo County.
Jiuzhaigou is a wonderland that nobody does not know in China. Jiuzhaigou is famous for its beautiful natural scenery, with lakes, waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and forests. Multicoloured pool, five-flower lake, Nuorilang Waterfall, four seasons colour change, is a rare spectacle for city people. The view of the colourful pools caused by mineral deposits is a must-visit destination for many people once in their lifetime.
Jiuzhaigou not only has beautiful natural scenery but also has a dazzling folk culture that is not to be missed. If you catch events during your trip, you should not miss them.
Karakul Lake, under Aktau County, Xinjiang. It is a highland lake, which is in the same place as Bullenkuhle Lake on Pamir plateau in Aktau County, beneath of Muztagh Ata and Kongur Tagh peaks in Bulungkol, and they are only about ten kilometers apart in a straight line, however, the scenery of the two lakes is very diverse.
The lake is located 220 kilometers from Artux, at an altitude of 3600 meters, with an area of 10 square kilometers and a water depth of more than 30 meters, and is named "Karakul" (meaning black lake in Kirgiz) because of its deep and dark water. Karakul Lake is flourishing flowers, green grass and birds and has beautiful scenery.
Zhangjiajie, formerly known as Dayong, is a prefecture-level city in Hunan Province. The city was created for tourism and is one of the most important tourist cities in China.
It is located in the hinterland of the Wuling Mountains, and the terrain is mainly mountainous. Limestone is widely distributed, with many karsts, peaks, caves and other topographies. The Lishui River runs through the territory. The total area of the city is 9,534 square kilometers. Wulingyuan quartz sandstone peak-forest is rare in the world. Consequently, Wulingyuan was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. In September 1982, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park became the first national forest park in China. In February 2004, it was included in the first batch of World Geo-parks.
The Shennongjia Forest Region is a province-administered county-level administrative region in Hubei Province and the only forest region as a county-level administrative region in China. The whole area of Shennongjia Forest Region is 3232.77 km2.
Shennongjia is China's first "Triple Crown" listed entered under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, World Geopark and World Heritage Site.
The nature reserve, which supports more than 5,000 species of plants and animals and covers an area of 3,200 square kilometers, has one of the best-preserved subtropical forest ecosystems in the mid-latitudes. It is also home to the golden monkey, a rare and protected animal in China.
Over the past 100 years, more than 400 people have claimed to have seen Bigfoot in the jungles of Shennongjia, but no conclusive evidence has yet been found.
Wuyuan County is located in the northeastern part of Jiangxi Province, bordering Anhui Province and Zhejiang Province. The county under the jurisdiction of Shangrao City, and is one of the six counties in the ancient Huizhou Prefecture. It is known as "half a mountain and half a field, half a waterway and a manor".
Wuyuan, whose representative culture is Hui culture, the ancient villages in the area are all over the county, which is well-preserved and have a unique Hui style. There are many forests and streams in the area, and the natural environment and humanistic atmosphere are symbiotic. It is a nationally renowned cultural and ecological tourism county, and is known to the outside world as "the most beautiful country in China".
Hukou waterfall is a national scenic attraction. It is a common tourist sight between the two provinces. It is the second-largest waterfall in China and the largest yellow waterfall in the world. The Yellow River runs to here, the two sides of the rock wall, the mouth of the river is as narrow as the mouth of the pot, so named Hukou waterfall.
Upstream of the waterfall the Yellow River is 300 metres wide, compressed to a width of 20-30 metres in less than 500 metres. 1000 cubic metres of water per second pours down from a sheer cliff more than 20 metres high., forming a "thousand miles of Yellow River a pot to collect".
Fortifications of Xi'an
Also known as Xi'an City Wall. In Xi'an, represent one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls. It was built under the rule of the Hongwu Emperor Yuanzhang Zhu as a military defense system.
The city wall of Xi'an has been built since the early Ming Dynasty on the basis of the Imperial City of Chang'an in Tang Dynasty and has been repaired many times since then to form a tight defense system, making it one of the most complete ancient city walls existing in China. It is one of the four best surviving ancient city walls in China, along with Pingyao City Wall in Shanxi Province, Jingzhou City Wall in Hubei Province and Xingcheng City Wall in Liaoning Province, and is also one of the largest ancient city walls (the largest is Nanjing City Wall), with a perimeter of 13.74 kilometers and surrounded by a moat.
Diaolou formerly romanization of Chinese as Clock Towers, located in Kaiping City under the jurisdiction of Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province. In June 2007, "Kaiping Diaolou and Ancient Villages" officially inscribed on the "World Heritage List".
is a special type of Chinese vernacular architecture, is a set of defense, residential and Chinese and Western architectural art in one multi-storey tower-style buildings, featuring a combination of Chinese and Western dwellings, ancient Greek, Roman and other styles. The towers were both a symbol of wealth and an effective way to protect local residents from war and plunder. There are still about 1,800 towers standing in the vast fields of Kaiping.
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Robert Clarke from UK on June 24, 2021:
Some fabulous places recommended there. Jiuzhaigou and Yangshuo are among the best places I've ever visited