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Great Wall of China

4 star rating: Recommended 209 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

Forbidden City (Imperial Palace)

4 star rating: Recommended 78 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 the ...  Read more

Ming Tombs (Ming Shisan Ling)

4 star rating: Recommended 76 Reviews

The Ming Dynasty Tombs, or Ming Shisan Ling, are located outside of central Beijing and are home to the tombs and mausoleums of the Yongle Emperor. Currently, ...  Read more

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

4 star rating: Recommended 65 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

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

4 star rating: Recommended 37 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

Jade Buddha Temple (Yufo Si)

4 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Yufo Si is a working Buddhist community - one of the few in China - but the star attractions of the Jade Buddha Temple are two figures brought to Shanghai by ...  Read more

Renmin Park

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Commonly known as “People’s Park” this lively open green space in southwest Chengdu is full of exactly that: people playing cards, people doing tai chi, people ...  Read more

Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Guilin’s most famous sight is a rocky outcrop on the Li River whose natural stone arch is said to mimic the moon in water. But the whole formation is better ...  Read more

Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) is a shopping street with a history. When the British began trading in Shanghai after the Opium Wars of the 19th century, this was ...  Read more


4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Cascading over the cliffs where the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers meet is the city of Chongqing: the biggest metropolitan area in the world. The city, famous for ...  Read more

Fengdu Ghost Town

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Located a few hours north of Chongqing on the north banks of the Yangtze sits one of the most bizarre (and bizarrely popular with Chinese tourists) sites in ...  Read more

Three Gorges Dam Five-Step Ship Lock

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

The Three Gorges Dam project was completed in 2009, bringing dreams to fruition for Chinese leaders from as early as the 1920s who wished to harness the power ...  Read more

Three Little Gorges

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Of all the side trips available when cruising the Three Gorges, a trip through the Three Little Gorges along the Daning River (the largest tributary of the ...  Read more


4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Located east of the Three Gorges Dam, Yichang is the embarkation point for passengers cruising up the Yangtze River toward Chongqing. With a population of ...  Read more

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu Guangbo Dianshi Ta)

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower once used to be the highest building in Shanghai, and it's still up there. It's certainly one of the most hyperbolic and striking ...  Read more

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