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!
- Rainbow Mountains
- Hanging Monastary
- Red Beach
- Summer Palace
- Porcelain House
- Yuntaishan World Geopark
- The Grand Buddha Lingshan
- Yuyuan Garden
- Huangpu River
- Suzhou Water Village
- Stairs to Yellow Mountain
- Bridge of Immortals
- Tiamen Mountain National Forest Park
- Baofeng Lake
- Floating Bridge
- Canton Tower
- Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park: Hutan Batu © CEphoto, Uwe Aranas / , via Wikimedia Commons
- Shengshan Island
- Leshan Giant Buddha
- Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center
- Jinli Street
- The Chishui Waterfall
- Terracota Warriors
- Reed Flute Cave Source
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!
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!
I stayed at Beijing Downtown Backpackers Hostel, which offered day trips to the Great Wall.
Jinshanling is a portion of the Great Wall located about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of downtown Beijing.
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.
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.
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.