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Best places to visit in China

China is an immense country, both by its surface and its history. If you want to make the most of your trip to China, you will need to prepare well to focus on what you would most like to see. Our experts at Evaneos are here to help you with your selection.

Are you enthusiasts of great technological cities aiming to go further, aiming to go higher? Do not hesitate to stop for a few days in Hong Kong. You will also find the capital of the country, Beijing, equally enjoyable, dynamic, cosmopolitan and lively, or even in contemporary Shanghai .

Are you more attracted by untamed nature and love to have your breath taken away by incredible landscapes? Then you'll love admiring the rugged rocks of Huanshan, or taking advantage of the isolation of the national park of Jiuzhaigou in which you may be able to see wild pandas. Another example is Dunhuang near the Gobi Desert.

If you prefer landscapes designed by man, go for a walk near the small village of Dazhai, perched on a hillside, from where you can admire the rice terraces.

Finally, for lovers of history and monuments, you are spoilt for choice. Take Datong and its Buddhist caves, Xi’an and its army, Jinshanling and its section of the Great Wall of China a little away from the crowds of tourists. Not to mention the Dazu rock carvings inscribed with UNESCO.

In short, China is a true paradise for all travel enthusiasts!

Marie Foucaut
Mount Tianmen, which in Chinese means "the mountain that is the door to heaven" is in the north west of Hunan.
To the north of Guangxi Province, you'll find the spectacular Longji terraced rice fields, which comprise of two halves, the terraces at Ping'an and those at Jinkeng (Dazhai).
Tongli (China)
Tongli is in Jiangsu Province, near to Suzhou and Shanghai, in the Yangtze River delta region.
Weishan Yi and Hui Autonomous County is located around sixty kilometers south of Dali City, in Yunnan Province.
Wuxi (China)
Wuxi, which is also known as "little Shanghai" is a town that is much loved for its green spaces.
Wuzhen (China)
The water town of Wuzhen is situated to the north of Zhejiang Province, close to Tongxiang, at the heart of the Hangzhou, Shanghai, Najing triangle.
Xidi (China)
In the province of Anhui, about 40 kilometers south of the Yellow Mountain (Huang Shan), Xidi is a small town that is alive with history and remarkably well preserved.
Nestled at an altitude of 3800 m and 300 km from Lhasa, Shigatse is the second city of the autonomous prefecture of Tibet .
Xining (China)
In the heart of China, on the north-eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau, Xining is the capital and the nerve center of Qinghai province.
Yanshuo is one of China's best family destinations.
Situated to the west of Hubei Province, in central China , the town of Yichang sits on the banks of the Yangtze River. It dates back 2,700 years - although certain writings claim its roots go further back, to 4,000 years ago.
Situated in Fujian Province, at about 220km from Xiamen, the Yongding region is famous for its Hakka houses, known as Tulous in Chinese.
The district of Yuanyang, the land of the Yi and Hani ethnic groups, is located in the south of Yunnan Province and is famous for its extraordinarily beautiful terraced rice fields.
Zhujiajiao is one of China's most famous water towns.
Lac Kanas (China)
Lac Kanas
Lake Kanas is a superb mountain lake, with turquoise water, that is 24 kilometers long, and is in the north west point of China, in the province of Xinjiang.
Shaxi (China)
Standing in a magnificent natural setting at the heart of the Shaxi Valley, Shibaoshan Mountain, or Stone Treasure Mountain, is one of the must-see places to visit when staying in Yunnan.
Located in Inner Mongolia, on the road between Zhangye and Wuwei, Alxa Youqi is the gateway to the famous Badain Jaran Desert, the third largest in China with an area of 49,000 square kilometers.
Anshun (China)
Situated in Guizhou Province, Anshun is a busy town with a population of 2.3 million.
Situated about 15km from Tonghai, mid-way between Jianshui and Kunming, the village of Xingmeng is a unique insight into the Mongolian culture of Yunnan.
Baisha (China)
The Naxi village of Baisha, in Yunnan Province, is an enjoyable place to visit if you're passing through Lijiang and looking for somewhere to escape to for the day.
On the border of the Yunnan and Sichuan Chinese Provinces, the clear waters of Lake Lugu are bordered by dozens of traditional villages including Baojiahe, a mountain settlement.
Basha (China)
Situated to the very south of Guizhou Province, in the heart of a forest, the Miao village of Basha is is a magical, trip back in time.
Buyang (China)
The village of Buyang is a few kilometers from Chengyang, to the north of Guangxi Province. Once known as a Dong village, its people practise a culture that is blended with the Maio ethnic minority.
Chawu (China)
Situated Anhui Province, a few hours east of Shanghai, Chawu is a Ming Dynasty village dating from the 14th Century and is, today, inhabited by the Hans people.
In the northern part of Yunnan Province, perched in the mountains of the Tibetan region of Kham, hides an astonishing village inhabited by Tibetan Catholics : Cizhong.
Daju (China)
Daju is a small town located in Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, inYunna Province. Fans of trekking and walking are sure to be charmed by this village in the Haba Mountains, on the east bank of the Yangtse River.
Danian (China)
Danian is a small Miao village in the north of Guangxi province.
The city of Danzhou is located in the northwest part of the insular province of Hainan, in southern China.
Daocheng is a town perched at 3,750m on a plateau in Sichuan Province, southwest China.
Dehang (China)
Dehang or "pretty canyon" in the Miao dialect, nestles in the heart of the mountains in the west of Hunan province. This village is an enchanting place to stop for travelers who want to explore the region.

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