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Be dazzled by the gold-and-red heart of Asia, featuring rugged mountain landscapes, huge fast-paced cities and breathtaking monuments to ancient culture.

China’s vast and varied countryside ranges from the lush basin of the Yellow River to the spectacular peaks of the Himalayas. The quiet charm of rural villages makes for a stark contrast with Beijing’s frenetic pace. Explore busy urban centers of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Xi’an. Discover China’s ancient heartland in the Henan province and see awe-inspiring natural beauty on the Yangtze River and in beautiful Yunnan.

Marvel at the vitality and diversity of China’s major cities. Shanghai, the biggest city in the most populous country in the world, is famous for its fusion of Eastern and Western culture. Beijing, China’s capital, is steeped in fascinating history and features interesting architecture, museums, palaces, temples and parks. See historic Tiananmen Square, the Ming and Qing Dynasties’ Forbidden City and the iconic Temple of Heaven.

Visit the ancient city of Xi’an to find the beginning of the historic Silk Road and an army of terracotta warriors. Explore each city’s downtown area and find dazzling strips of restaurants, clubs and karaoke bars.

See the spectacular Great Wall of China from one of the many provinces this monument winds through. In southwest China, explore Tibet’s breathtaking landscapes and ancient cultures. Admire the towering Himalayan mountain ranges and the beautiful scenery of the forested Guizhou and Sichuan provinces. Head southeast to reach the South China Sea coast. Visit Hainan, an island paradise that features a tropical climate and fantastic beaches.

Much of China’s fascinating cultural heritage is connected to three major religions: Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. See magnificent sacred mountains, temples and pilgrimage sites. Discover China’s beautiful traditional arts, such as calligraphy and tai chi. Sample fragrant Chinese teas and feast on dim sum, Peking duck, Szechuan hot pots and sweet cakes.

Reach China by air or train to major cities. Explore this huge country with convenient domestic flights or by bus, rail, charter tour or car. China’s climate varies drastically from province to province, with long winters in the north and tropical weather in the south. Visit China in spring for fun-filled Chinese New Year festivities and the multicolored hues of the Lantern Festival lights.

Popular cities in China

Forbidden City featuring a lake or waterhole, a river or creek and heritage architecture
Beijing
Known for shopping, culture and temple

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Reasons to visit

  • Silk Street Market
    Silk Street Market
  • Wangfujing Street
    Wangfujing Street
  • CCTV Headquarters
    CCTV Headquarters
Guangzhou which includes modern architecture, a square or plaza and a city
Guangzhou
Known for shopping, festival and business

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Reasons to visit

  • Chimelong Paradise
    Chimelong Paradise
  • Beijing Road Pedestrian Street
    Beijing Road Pedestrian Street
  • Canton Tower
    Canton Tower
Suzhou featuring modern architecture and interior views
Suzhou
Known for garden, temple and naturalPark

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Reasons to visit

  • Suzhou Museum
    Suzhou Museum
  • Humble Administrator's Garden
    Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Master of the Nets Garden
    Master of the Nets Garden
Wenshu Monastery featuring a garden
Chengdu
Known for temple, relaxing and culture

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Reasons to visit

  • People's Park
    People's Park
  • Wenshu Monastery
    Wenshu Monastery
  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Number 1 Beach featuring rocky coastline
Qingdao
Known for sailing, bowling and whaleWatching

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Reasons to visit

  • May Fourth Square
    May Fourth Square
  • Lu Xun Park
    Lu Xun Park
  • Xiaoyushan Park
    Xiaoyushan Park
Shenzhen
Shenzhen
Known for shopping, business and spa

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Popular places to visit in China

Great Wall of China
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Great Wall of China

See terracotta warriors, ancient temples and Ming Dynasty architecture at the Juyongguan section of one of the most spectacular tourist attractions in the world.

Forbidden City
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Forbidden City

This magnificent imperial palace is one of the most popular tourist sites in all of China, and is filled with many centuries of culture and art.

Terracotta Army
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Terracotta Army

Marvel at the thousands of sculpted soldiers, horses and chariots keeping the first Emperor of China company in the afterlife.

Tiananmen Square
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Tiananmen Square

From national celebrations to mass protests, Beijing’s main square has been the scene of many of China’s most important gatherings and is a must-see for any visitor.

Temple of Heaven
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Temple of Heaven

Behind the high walls of this peaceful complex lie some of the most impressive temples in Beijing, where human sacrifices were once held to appease ancient gods.

Oriental Pearl Tower
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Oriental Pearl Tower

Combining artistic expression with technological innovation, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a towering example of Shanghai’s recent resurgence.