While this country has no shortage of amazing destinations, it can be overwhelming to decide just where to start. Fortunately, we've made you a list of five places you HAVE to go while you're in China.
1. The Rainbow Mountains
Accurately dubbed a "paradise for photography", the amazing landscapes of Zhangye National GeoPark are truly unearthly. The erosion of different layers of rock give it its beautiful rainbow illusion, perfect for your next Instagram shot!
2. Chengdu Panda Base
The giant panda is China's national treasure, and these lovable bears are sure to bring a smile to your face. Visit the famous Chengdu Panda Base to see the adorable pandas, and take a photo with one as a souvenir!
3. The Hanging Monastery
An architectural wonder, the impressive Hanging Monastery of Datong is suspended 75 meters above the ground, on the side of a cliff! Legend has it that the temple was originally built by only one man.
4. Rice Terraces
Rice terraces are a popular system of irrigation throughout Asia, and the beauty of the perfect and precise landscaping has drawn tourists from all around the world. You simply can't visit China without seeing them.
5. Beautiful Guilin
The incredible city of Guilin in Guangxi province is known for its natural scenery. The mountain landscapes are so famous that they are featured on the back of the 20 RMB bill. Bamboo rafting along the Yulong River is an essential experience while in China.
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