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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 62 Reviews

There are few images more iconic to southwestern China than that of the giant panda. Unfortunately, despite its status as a Chinese national treasure, the ...  Read more

Longji Rice Terraces

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

For the farmers who reside in the Longji region of Southern China the soaring rice terraces are simply a way of life.  For the thousands of annual visitors who ...  Read more

Emei Shan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

At 3,117 meters (10,226 feet) tall, Mount Emei is the highest of China’s four sacred mountains of Buddhism. Buddhist monks have made pilgrimages to the temples ...  Read more

Old French Concession

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Shanghai’s Old French Concession, an area once leased to the French in the Luwan and Xuhui districts of the city, is a reminder of an older Shanghai. The ...  Read more

Shanghai Old Town (Nanshi)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

At first glance the Old Town of Shanghai might seem like just another tourist trap, but Nanshi, as it used to be called (or Southern Town as most of the ...  Read more

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Perched on the southern slope of Guangzhou’s Yuexiu Hill sits the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, a monument built in 1931 in honor of the Chinese revolutionary. A ...  Read more

Great Wall of China

4.5 star rating: Recommended 174 Reviews

The Great Wall of China is the greatest symbol of ancient Chinese engineering and one of the world's most famous structures. Its name in Chinese means 'Long ...  Read more

Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 98 Reviews

The 1974 discovery of thousands of life-sized Terracotta Warriors near Xian was one of the archeological sensations of the 20th century. The figures date ...  Read more

Forbidden City (Imperial Palace)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 66 Reviews

Have you ever wondered what's so forbidden about the Forbidden City? It's called that because it was closed to the outside world for 500 years. This was ...  Read more

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

The Summer Palace - also known as Yiheyuan - was built in 1750. In those days, it was called the Garden of Clear Ripples, and was a lakeside oasis where the ...  Read more

Li River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

The Li River’s reputation as the most beautiful in all China rests on a stretch totaling less than a quarter of its length; the 60-odd miles (100 ...  Read more

Temple of Heaven (Tian tan)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

A Ming temple, Temple of Heaven or Tian tan was built by the Yongle Emperor, who also built the Forbidden City, as a stage for the important rituals performed ...  Read more

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Tiananmen Square, or Tiananmen Guangchang, has always been not so much a square as a symbol. Mao built it to flaunt the epic scale of the Communist project. ...  Read more

Bell Tower (Zhonglou)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

The word “tower” doesn’t quite do justice to the enormous structure of the Xian Bell Tower - or Zhonglou, rising on an imposing square base to a series of ...  Read more

Leshan Grand Buddha

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

The 233-foot (71-meter) tall Grand Buddha in Leshan (also called the Leshan Giant Buddha) holds the record as both the tallest stone Buddha sculpture and one ...  Read more

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