Top China Photography Destinations

China is a large country with rich tourism resource. There are plenty of tourist destinations with each feature that will feast your eyes or make you relax. Some destinations are renowned for its history and culture; some boast picturesque landscapes; some are endowed with colorful ethnic characteristics; and some are economically prosperous. However, which are top China photography destinations? Here, we offer the best photo places in China where you can take breathtaking photos in a visit to China.


Let us know where they are and what they’ are like in the comments section below. All these already have been praised by many experienced tourists, famous world magazines, and photographers. The life in China is perfect material for photography. We wish you can take amazing photos from the best places in China for photography that show the wonderful scenery and brilliant culture at their most charming.



1. Xidi and Hongcun Village.


Xidi and Hongcun Ancient Villages, located at Yixian County in southern Anhui Province, are both listed as the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2000. These two villages boast the most representative local-style residences so that they are listed among top China photography destinations.


Xidi Village, which dates back to Northern Song Dynasty, has a history of over 900 years. It has 124 ancient residences and three ancestral temples of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Hence, this village is often referred to as the Ming and Qing Folk House Museum of China. Besides, carving art is also famous here. The carvings in wood, stone and brick are rich and colorful.


Hongcun Village has been named "a village in the Chinese painting". Generally, the village will be surrounded by clouds and mists as it is located at a high altitude. It now preserves 137 ancient buildings of the Ming and Qing dynasties. All these residences that built with pink walls and black tiles are arranged accordingly along the street.


2. Lijiang


Lijiang, as one of the best photo places in China affordable China tours, is located in the northwest of Yunnan Province. It has rich tourism resources, such as magnificent mountains and rivers, numerous ethnic minorities, long history and brilliant culture. And the heritage site of Lijiang Ancient Town just lies here, which has retained a historic townscape of high quality and authenticity.


Besides this wonderful sight, you can’t miss “One Mountain”, “One River”, “One Lake” and “One Culture” here. “One Mountain”, that is the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Awesome and unconquered, it is the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. "One river", that is the Jinsha River, with breathtaking and magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge as a representative. "One lake", that is beauteous Lugu Lake, called the "Mother Lake" by Mosuo people. "One culture", that is the Naxi Dongba Culture, which is unique and profuse culture of Naxi people.


3. Yangshuo


Yangshuo is included in best places top China tours to take photos in China, due to its gorgeous scenery and relaxing life-style. This beautiful county lies south of Guilin, Guangxi. As the old saying goes, "Guilin's scenery is the most beautiful in the world, while Yangshuo’s is far more superior to that of Guilin's". From this, one can know that the natural scenery of Yangshuo is unique and fascinating that attracts a great number of poets, painters and Photographer for years.

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4. Tibet


For tourists, Tibet is no doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit in China. Fabulous monastery sights, magnificent plateau landscape, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet makes Tibet become one of the best places in China for photography.


There is Gyantse, which is famed for the the Gyantse Kumbum, the largest chorten (stupa) in Tibet. There is Nyingchi, renown as “Switzerland of Tibet”, which has snow-capped mountain peaks, well-preserved original forests and numerous colorful grasses. And Mount Everest is the pride of Shigatse that has become one of the most charming tourist attractions in Tibet.


5. Jiuzhaigou


With a good reputation of the “fairyland on earth”, Jiuzhaigou Valley popular China tours is regarded as one of top China photography destinations. It is really the masterpiece of nature that deserves that name. It is a nature reserve and national park located in northern Sichuan province of southwestern China. Water is the spirit of Jiuzhaigou Valley and is considered the most beautiful scenery in the valley. The crystal clear, colorful lakes, muti-level waterfalls and green springs connecting together create plentiful marvelous views. And the high peaks, colorful forests, sea of green trees, multi-level waterfalls and Tibetan flavor are known as the "five wonders" of the valley. All these are vivid interpretation of Jiuzhaigou beauty.




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