As the fourth largest country in the world covering about 9.6 million square kilometres, there is an extensive list of things to do for travellers to China.
For the nature scenery lovers, China’s vast and diverse landscape from the Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland, Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts, Himalayan and Tian Shan Mountain ranges, Ayding Lake to the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers as well as expansive coastlines along the Pacific Ocean promises loads of breathtaking sceneries.
For history lovers, there are numerous historic sites such as the famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City to occupy your time meaningfully in this ancient nation. True blue city folks will not be left out in Asia’s superpower economy, as its largest city Shanghai is a renowned international financial centre with bustling commercial and shopping streets, quality dining options and irresistible nightlife.
Furthermore, as of 2015, 48 remarkable Chinese sites were inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, second only to Italy for World Heritage Sites. The long list includes the awe-inspiring ancient architecture – the Great Wall of China, the highest ancient palace in the world – Potala Palace in Lhasa, as well as the heavenly Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan.
It is little wonder why some say you can see the world just by visiting China! Read our articles on the third most-visited country in the world and be inspired to travel for a memorable Chinese holiday!