Southern China Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Southern China

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Longji Rice Terraces

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 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 ...  Read more

Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong Temple)

4 star rating: Recommended 377 Reviews

One of the oldest and most famous historic sites in Guangzhou, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong Temple) was originally built in 537 AD to serve as a ...  Read more

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

4 star rating: Recommended 357 Reviews

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

Li River

4 star rating: Recommended 69 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

Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

4 star rating: Recommended 17 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

Temple of the Five Immortals (Wuxian Guan)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

According to legend, Guangzhou was founded when five immortal beings, three men and two women, descended upon the city during the reign of King Yi in the Zhou ...  Read more

Chen Clan Academy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

The Chen Clan Academy, also called the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, is to Guangzhou what the Forbidden City is to Beijing. The complex consists of 19 ...  Read more

Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Considered one of the best museums anywhere in China, the Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King (sometimes called the Museum of the Southern Yue Royal ...  Read more

Xingping Village

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Just up the Li River from Yangshuo sits the tiny ancient fishing village of Xingping. While Yangshuo has a lively international community of Chinese, ...  Read more

West Street (Xi Jie)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

If the Li and Little Li Rivers are the lifeblood of Yangshuo, West Street (Xi Jie) is the heart. This marble-paved street, the oldest street in Yangshuo ...  Read more

Tianmen Mountain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Numbered among the most beautiful mountains on the planet, Tianmen Mountain in Hunan Province is for many the highlight of a visit to Zhangjiajie. The ...  Read more

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

If you’ve seen the James Cameron film Avatar, you might recognize the scenery at China’s majestic Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. According to park ...  Read more

Shamian Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Shamian Island (literally translated as “Sandbar” Island), a 44-acre sandbank separated from Guangzhou by a canal, was given as a concession to the French and ...  Read more

Yao Mountain

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Guilin is known as the city of rice farmers, spreading out in the midst of an impressive landscape full of steep mountain peaks on both sides of the Li River. ...  Read more

Yangshuo

4 star rating: Recommended 67 Reviews

For a small city Yangshuo attracts a huge amount of visitors, all drawn by the stunning scenery of the local area. As in Guilin, the karst hills are often ...  Read more

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