China Attractions

China boasts a large number of wonderful attractions including antique sites and relics, imposing imperial palaces, delicate water towns, amazing natural wonders, splendid cultural heritage, and diversified folk customs. It will take years to visit all of these attractions, but it is fairly easily to tour the top tourist attractions. Over years, has handpicked many tour itineraries to cover these highlights throughout the country.

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General Introduction to Must-Sees always endeavors to show visitors a panoramic view of China tourism. For first-time visitors, Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an are sure on the top of your travel list. For in-depth travelers, the three major tourist cities also offer much to explore.

The well-know Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven depict the long and colorful history of Beijing. The waning residential Beijing Hutongs have transformed into pedestrian streets with trendy shops and bars.

Shanghai has become a worldwide metropolis in the last fifty years during last century. From the Bund along the Huangpu River, you can see the city’s rapid development, demonstrated by the great changes of the skyline on the Pudong side.

Xi'an is the shining pearl on the Yellow River along which the ancient Chinese culture originated. The astonishing Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qin Shi Huang were excavated in this city and the famous Silk Road started here via brilliant Dunhuang to Europe thousands of years ago.

Winding through eleven provinces and cities, the Yangtze River is the longest river in China. A Yangtze River cruise from Chongqing to Yichang will be an enjoyable holiday with endless green mountains. Comparatively, the picturesque Li River in Guilin is calmer, and the beautiful West Lake in Hangzhou is well cultivated, which is appealing to nature lovers.

Various folk customs and landscapes also formed along these rivers. The cradle of the Yangtze River is on the mysterious Qinghai-Tibet Plateau where you could see the holy Potala Palace, snow-capped Mt. Everest and heavenly Namtso Lake. When the river reaches the lower Sichuan Basin, there are cute giant pandas and multicolored water of the Jiuzhai Valley waiting for you. The Yellow Mountain situated at the lower reaches of the Yangtze River was included in the UNESCO’s World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site List in 1990.

- Last updated on May. 31, 2023 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on China Attractions
Asked by Tony Ransom from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 03, 2019 06:32Reply
Identifying photos
I'm trying to:-
1)Identify the location of a 'Tea pot' sculpture.
2)Name of waterfall in Wangjianglou Park, 30 Wangjiang Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610021.
3)Name of sculpture, Prada, Jiefangbei Square, Junction of Mingzu Road, Mingquan Road AND Zourong Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000.
Answers (2)
Answered by Chloe from DENMARK | Nov. 04, 2019 21:40

1. The tea pot is located at Shuanggui Street, Liangping County, Chongqing City.
2. Sorry, I didn't find a waterfall in Wangjianglou Park.
3. It is named as 'Jiefangbei', in Chinese '人民解放纪念碑'.
Answered by Tony Ransom from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 09, 2019 03:09

Hi Chloe,
Thanks for your reply it's much appreciated.

The tea pot sculpture was at a service area we stopped at on our way back to Chengdu from the Great Buddha of Leshan Mountain.

Can I E-Mail yo the photo to see if it's the same thing.
Asked by Pavan from INDIA | Oct. 27, 2017 13:25Reply
Feb 2018 will be spring in China with its lunar new year.
How good or bad time to tour China then? Told that in festive time are places are closed; public places are packed; hotels expensive...
But also told festive mood is worth being a part.
Answers (1)
Answered by Leah from SINGAPORE | Oct. 30, 2017 00:54

The holiday of Chinses New Year is from Feb. 15 to 21. You are not advised to tour around during this period of time because most shops, restaurants and supermarkets will be closed. It won't be convenient for you to eat and sightseeing. Thus if possible, you can put forward the travel plan earlier.
Asked by Susan Grant from CANADA | Sep. 25, 2016 18:49Reply
I would like to register for the Xi'an half marathon on Nov 5' 2016 but I can't find the website
Can you find it if the run is actually going ahead and how I can participate.
I will be travelling from Canada and need to get a Visa.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lancelot from FRANCE | Sep. 28, 2016 20:40

Susan, it is not allowed to put the link here. I found their number online, you can call at 029-81876067 to know the specific information.
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