Chinese civilization is one of the oldest in the world, and these photos will show you that it is also one of the most beautiful. If this is the first time you visit China, then Beijing, Shanghai and Xian should be on your list. The famous Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace are located in Beijing; Shanghai is a world-renowned metropolis with an amazing skyline; and Xian, on the Yellow River, is home to the terracotta soldiers and the horses of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.I have listed 17 reasons why you should visit China, which offers you amazing and diverse landscapes to get rid of the chaos of your city.
1. Experience the Extraterrestrial Beauty of Tianzi Mountain
Located in the northwestern part of Wulingyuan Scenic Zone, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve boasts rocky peaks in grotesque shapes and shrouded in drifting mist. There are many scenic attractions, such as the lofty Imperial Writing Brush Peak, Fairy Maid Scattering Flowers, and the Mid-Air Farmers’ Cottage. The highest peak is 1,260 meters (4,130ft) above sea level and provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Waterfalls, bridges, stone forests and caves are found throughout the mountains. There are not just beautiful landscapes, but also simplicity, peculiar folk custom and local folk food of special flavor awaiting the arrival of visitors.
2. Detian Waterfall Resembling the Garden of Paradise
Ranks as the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest transnational waterfall in the world, Detian Waterfall is located in the Detian village, Shuolong Town, Daxin Coutny, Chongzuo City near Nanning City with its splendid scenery.
3. Zhangye Danxia Mountains with rainbow-like colors
Zhangye Danxia Landform Park is majestic and imposing, together with the unusual shapes and the gorgeous colors, making people are stunned by the creation of the nature. The beauty of Zhangye Danxi is not because it is odd, dangerous but also its color. In a circumference of more than 10 square kilometers of range, there are bright colors as red, yellow, orange, green, white, graphite, gray, gray can be seen everywhere, decorating the numerous trenches and hills colorfully.
4. Famous Chinese Great Wall with its unique beauty
A symbol of ancient Chinese civilization, the Great Wall of China is one of the world’s oldest and most magnificent man-made scenes, which can even be seen from the space. Given its outstanding architectural achievement and remarkable historical influence, the Great Wall was listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage site in 1987, the first of its kind in China.
5. Yangtze River with magnificent view
The 6380 km splendid Yangtze River is the largest river in China and the third longest in the world surpassed by the Nile in Africa and the Amazon in South America. Unlike the Nile and Amazon flow through several countries along their courses, Yangtze River flows entirely within China’s territory.
6. Red Beach, Panjin which is the center of attention with its red color
Red Beach, located in Dawa County, Panjin, Liaoning, China, is famous for its landscape featuring the red plant of Suaeda salsa of the Chenopodiaceae family. It is based in the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world. The landscape is composed of shallow seas and tide-lands.
7. Huanglong with travertine-like appearance
Huanglong, a World Natural Heritage site, touching Jiuzhaigou, is also famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. Huanglong’s beauty is beyond mere words, you need see it in person to truly appreciate this “Fairy Land on Earth”.
8. Mysterious Maijishan Grottoes
The Maijishan Grottoes is a national key cultural relic’s protection unit; it is also the world famous art treasure. The Maijishan located about 35 km southeast of Tianshui city, Gansu province, and it one of Mountain of Qinling Mountains in the west of Xiaolong Mountain, with an elevation of 1742 meters, but the mountain is only 142 meters high from the ground.
9. Lake of the thousand islands
Thousand-islet (Qiandao) Lake is a huge reservoir covering an area of 580 square kilometers on the upper reaches of the Xin’an River, 160km from Hangzhou and Huangshan Mountain. It is an artificial lake formed as a result of being a reservoir for constructing Xin’an River Water Power Plant in 1959.Thousand Island Lake, also known as Qiandaohu Lake in Chinese, is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, Zhejiang, China.
10. Waterfalls in Jiuzhaigou with amazing views
400km from Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan, Nuorilang Waterfall is favorably located in the central Jiuzhaigou Vally. It is one of the largest travertine waterfalls in China. Most people think that spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Nuorilang Waterfall.Nuorilang Waterfall in spring just awakes from a long sound sleep. The streams and water increase, dribbling on the rocks and cliffs, full of vigor and energy. The falls get bigger and bigger.
11. Buddhist Temple
Not far away from the Grand Buddha statue, the gorgeous Lingshan Buddhist Palace is located right on the foot of Lingshan Mountain, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. To demonstrate the profoundness of the Buddhist culture and its ever-lasting charm, stone and other solid materials were the mainly building material; large stelae, long-span beam-column and high vault were widely utilized. At the same time, traditional Chinese handcrafts like stone carving and painting were successfully merged into and showed in details.
12. Yuanyang Rice Paddies
Yuanyang is a county located in southern Yunnan, lying down on the southern back of Red River. The breathtaking terraces cascade down the slopes of the towering Ailao Mountains to the banks of the Hong River, where is settlement of Hani ethnic people. They are mainly good at agriculture, and the terraced fields are hewn from the rolling topography by the Hani throughout hard work.Yuanyang Rice terrace is in remote, which is hard to be disturbed by culture from outside and reserve pure ethnic culture. The breathtaking landscape is treasure who loves nature.
13. Dangerous Road to the Tianmen Mountains in Zhangjiajie
Tianmen Mountain is a mountain located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China. A cable car was constructed by the French company Poma from nearby Zhangjiajie railway station to the top of the mountain. A large temple is also located on the summit with chairlift or footpath access. The original temple here was built in the Tang Dynasty. Today a more recent construction with Tang dynasty architecture occupies the site and includes a vegetarian restaurant in the 10,000 square meter setting.
14. Grand Canyon of Dushanzi with amazing beauty
Cut to the south-west by Kuitun River, Dushanzi Grand Canyon is formed from the sloping plain with magical scenery. Suited in north-south direction, start from Longkou pass and stretches to Dushanzi orchard, this great canyon is about 20 km long and the width of its bottom and shoulder is around 100-400 m and 800-1000 m respectively.
15. Qiongkushitai Village
Qiongkushitai Village has gained great popularity for its beautiful scenery, unique wooden buildings and villagers’ original lifestyles.
16. Yangshuo Xingping with Beautiful View
Xingping is a town near Yangshuo of Guilin, in northern Guangxi Province, China. It is 27 kilometers upstream from Yangshuo on the Li River.Like Yangshuo, Xingping is surrounded by great examples of Karst scenery, with one particularly prominent peak overlooking the village from the southern end of the shoreline against the Yi River.
17. Huangshan Mountain in Anhui Province
Mount Huangshan (Yellow Mountain or Mt. Huangshan) in east China’s Anhui province is one of China’s ten best-known scenic spots. It is characterized by the four wonders, namely, odd-shaped pines, grotesque rock formation, seas of clouds and crystal-clear hot springs. Yellow Mountain is celebrated for having all the features of mountain scenery.