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 Mountains
2. Hanging Monastery
3. Red Beach
4. Summer Palace
5. Porcelain House
6. Yuntaishan World
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. Canton Tower
16. Shengshan Island
17. Leshan Giant Buddha
18. Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center
19. Jinli Street
20. The Chishui Waterfall
21. Terracota Warriors
23. Reed Flute Cave
24. Floating Bridge
25. Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park: Hutan Batu© CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / , via Wikimedia Commons
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