More Favorite Experiences in China

There are just so many places in China that I simply love to visit. Here are a few more on my list of the very most favourites experiences in the mainland. Hope you like it & please, let us know in the comments what are your favourite places!

Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia

Ride camels through the Gobi desert when you visit the province of Inner Mongolia. Its landscape is unique to most of the country and it is home to Hexigten National Geo Park, a UNESCO site featuring a granite forest, volcanic landform and thermal springs. The nature of Inner Mongolia is undeniably stunning and there are multiple geo parks, grasslands, and temples.

Shaanxi Province

Shaanxi Province

Shaanxi is best known for housing the Terracotta Warriors located in the city of Xi’an. Although large, the city is more toned down than some of the country’s other famous tourist destinations and makes for a laid back journey. Spend an afternoon checking out the famous army and associated museums and then make your way back into the lovely city. You can visit the drum towers and hear live performances of traditional music and then make your way to the bustling Muslim Quarter to see the detailed mosque and interesting markets. The best part about this district is the food and you could spend hours walking around and sampling different treats from the road side stalls and alleyway restaurants.

Coming up, more great Beijing highlights for everyone to enjoy!

Mark Wu

 

My Favourite Places to Visit Around China

Besides Beijing, there is a whole lot more to this vast country of course. Please, enjoy my list of favourite places to visit around China!

China is a fantastically vast country filled with interesting and unique places to see. Most have heard of the big destinations, Shanghai and Beijing, but they don’t even scratch the surface of what the country has to offer. If you want to delve into China a little further than the main tourist haunts, check out this list for some stunning Chinese destinations.

Guilin (Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region)

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

This misty mountain town is surrounded by rivers and greenery. Within the small town center you can see both Chinese tourists and backpack wielding foreigners making their way to the sites. The city itself has a few interesting museums and decorative parks but the real beauty of Guilin lies within the places that surround it. Visit the famous Reed Flute Cave, admire its limestone formations and stay to watch the laser light show within its caverns. Take a bamboo raft tour down the Li river and stare up at the karst giants that tower over you as you pass by. Snap a photo in front of the infamous scene that is on the back of the 20 RMB note or take a side trip and visit the stunning Longji rice terraces in nearby Longsheng.

Yunnan Province

Yunnan Province

This province is one of the biggest travel destinations for the Chinese and it also finds itself on the backpacker trail. In the city’s capital Kunming, you can make a day of touring temples or head to The Stone Forest, a UNESCO site filled with so many karst towers that it resembles a forest made of stone. Head to the backpacker mecca of Dali and visit the Cangshan Mountains or travel to Lijiang for the ancient villages and the scenic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Probably the most famous is the Shangrila, which holds a large Tibetan population and is loved for its monasteries and historic town center.

Summer greetings from Beijing,

Mark Wu