most beautiful places in china

Five Most Beautiful Places in China to Visit in 2022

In addition to the world-famous Great Wall, China also has many interesting and wonderful things for you to experience when you are traveling to China. 

Are you interested in knowing the most 5 beautiful places in China that we can recommend to anyone who needs China Travel Tips? Don’t go anywhere, you have found the right place! 

China Travel Tip 1: Explore the Guilin City 

Famous for its magnificent natural beauty, the city of Guilin, located in southern China, is a place that is always on the must-visit list of backpackers. The rivers flowing around the city have unintentionally created beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, and caves here. Its magnificent sceneries are also the reason why this place became famous. 

To get the best view, you should take a boat down the Li River that connects Guilin city and Yangshuo town. You can also book a guided tour of the city to explore the surrounding countryside. If you are an adventure enthusiast, rent a motorbike and explore this land by yourself.

Li River in Guilin.
Source: Thousand Wonders.

China Travel Tip 2: Visit the Forbidden City

Before the Palace Museum was located inside, the world-famous Forbidden City was once the palace of 24 Chinese kings from the Qing to Ming dynasties (1420-1911). The Forbidden City has a total of 980 houses. The entire area of this place is up to 72 hectares. Moreover, in the collection of antiquities kept at the Palace Museum, you will admire millions of artifacts, from vivid paintings to pottery and bronze.

Forbidden City.
Source: China Highlights.

China Travel Tip 3: Swim, eat seafood, and climb mountains in Sanya

The coastal city of Sanya is located in the southernmost part of Hainan province, China. With beautiful bays, high-class resorts as well as pleasant weather all year round, this place is very suitable for summer vacations. However, this city is more than just the sea. You can try going to Chuan Yuan market to enjoy fresh seafood prepared by the chef on the spot. For a change of scenery, explore the Yanoda rainforest located about 35 kilometers from downtown Sanya. You can try climbing the mountain in the middle of the forest to see the majestic landscape below.

Chunling Mountains. Source:

China Travel Tip 4: Enjoy the Panda Conservation Park Bifengxia 

Home to more than 20 giant pandas, the Bifengxia panda sanctuary in Ya’an town in Sichuan province has the largest scale in the world. Established in 2004, the purpose of this sanctuary is to breed, care for and rescue these cute black and white animals. After purchasing admission tickets, you can explore the sanctuaries and see adorable newborn pandas at the “kindergarten” area. This reserve used to allow visitors to interact with pandas such as taking pictures, feeding, playing… but they stopped this activity in January last year to protect the species from infection.

Panda Conservation Park Bifengxia. Source: Mongabay.

China Travel Tip 5: Reach Tibet by Train 

Departing from Beijing, you will have the opportunity to cross the highest plateau in the world by train to reach the Tibetan capital Lhasa. It was definitely a great experience. The journey will pass through the Chaka salt lake, the snow-capped mountains of the Kunlun mountain range, and the vast Changthang lawn, so you won’t feel bored during the 41-hour ride. The ride will end at a stop in the capital Lhasa. The Plata Palace located here was once an important residence of the Dalai Lama. Before you go to Tibet, make sure that you have a Tibet Travel Permit to be allowed to visit.

Tibet. Source: Wikipedia.

Have you decided which place you want to visit first based on our China travel tips? Wherever you decide, we hope you will have the utmost memorable experiences. We are going to give you a bonus tip to make your trip better: Learn some easy useful Chinese terms and phrases with Pandanese for free!

We are so passionate about traveling to China and learning the Chinese language. Let us know in the comment section if you are interested in more tips and news like this!

The easiest way to learn Chinese

Learn more than 6,000 hanzi and vocabulary in a single year.

Try Pandanese!