25 Other Reasons to Visit China

My next extended trip will be to China. My trip will span 10 days and my time will be spent mostly between Beijing and Shanghai. I think the #1 attraction to China for most people is the Great Wall, but here are plenty of other reasons to go!

I’m pretty certain I will eventually return to China for a second time. With so many incredible places to visit and things to see, there’s no possible way I’ll see everything I want to this time.

I’m sure 5 or 10 good reasons is sufficient, but I thought I’d really over do it and find 25 very convincing reasons to visit China. Let me know which ones really stick out to you!

  1. Rainbow Mountains1rainbow-mountains-5
  2. Hanging Monastary
  3. Red Beach
  4. Summer Palace
  5. Porcelain House
  6. Yuntaishan World Geopark
  7. The Grand Buddha Lingshan
  8. Yuyuan Garden
  9. Huangpu River
  10. Suzhou Water Village
  11. Stairs to Yellow Mountain
  12. Bridge of Immortals
  13. Tiamen Mountain National Forest Park
  14. Baofeng Lake
  15. Floating Bridge  1696173680b6478b7ac2ec2db9f789a1f2
  16. Canton Tower
  17. Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park: Hutan Batu 18yunnan-stone-forest-geological© CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / , via Wikimedia Commons
  18. Shengshan Island 20297A55CA00000578-3117557-Abandoned_This_deserted_fishing_village_on_Gouqi_Island_off_the_-a-35_143389302102201
  19. Leshan Giant Buddha 22gohistoric_15348_m  
  20. Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center
  21. Jinli Street
  22. The Chishui Waterfall
  23. Terracota Warriors


  24. Reed Flute Cave Reed Flute Cave, China tourism destinationsSource
  25. Zhouzhuang



5 Reasons to Love/Hate China 

China has a very interesting culture and history.  Just like anywhere in the world – there’s some things you absolutely love and some things you could really do without. So here’s what you can expect when heading to China!


Love: History

Ancient cities are all throughout China! There are so many incredible buildings and monuments, many dating all the way back to 600AD, like the Tianning Tower. Today, it is still standing and functioning, and has been for over 1400 years. Just imagine if those walls could talk!

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When visiting another country, like UAE, it’s very important to consider the culture, religion, practices and rituals. Even more important is respecting those beliefs, even if they may differ from your own.  

5 Reasons to Love/Hate Dubai

After galivanting around the city for a week, I gathered my thoughts on what to expect when visiting Dubai. The good, the bad and everything in between. There is not perfect place, every has it’s pros and it’s cons. 

How to Spend Two Days in Abu Dhabi

There are many activities in Abu Dhabi. deciding which ones to do, where to go and how to get there, is a little tricky.

Your best bet, is getting a 48 hour Big Bus ticket. Technically the tour begins at Marina Mall with 16 stops and can be finished in a day. There’s also a separate Yas Island route which would be ideal for day two.

With the 48 hour ticket, you could probably finish the entire tour in that amount of time. But if you’re limited for time, I would recommend:

Observation Deck 300 in the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
With your Big Bus ticket it costs $10USD. The views are incredible from the 75th floor. It’s the highest public viewing area in the city.

7 thoughts on “25 Other Reasons to Visit China

  1. traversingasia says:

    I am lucky enough to have been to 8 of these places! 🙂 While the Summer Palace is beautiful and has a really cool history, the last 2 times I’ve went I found it uncomfortably crowded. I would recommend going not at peak tourist season if possible!

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  2. aliz97 says:

    I’ve been to seven of these places (actually just got back from a trip to the rainbow danxia mountains!) and they’re entirely worth the visit. Hope you enjoy your trip! 🙂

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