Places to visit in China
Despite the country’s vast size, it’s easy to explore a variety of places on a holiday to China. Having explored many sides of it, our specialists can help you decide where to go on your trip, whether you want to see pandas in Chengdu or relax on the beaches of Hainan Island.
Many trips begin in Beijing, a microcosm of China where ancient history meets the modern world. Winding through its traditional hutongs (backstreets) reminds you of bygone dynasties, yet a visit to the Olympic Park showcases the country’s rapid change. Away from the busy streets and skyscrapers, the karst scenery and minority villages of Guangxi province are easily accessed via Guilin, while a Yangtze River cruise takes you through the jagged peaks and vertical cliffs of the Three Gorges.
Popular places to visit in China
Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting China, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.
Map of places to visit in China
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China places A-Z
- Hainan Island
- Hong Kong
- Huang Shan
- Lu Gu Lake
- The Yangtze River
- Tiger Leaping Gorge
- Xinjiang & the West of China