Top 10 China Travel Experiences – Witness the Real China

No. 1 The Great Wall

As a Chinese saying goes like this “He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man. ” Great Wall is one of symbols of China. Spotted from the space, the Great Wall is both tough and pointless. The starting of construction of the Great Wall can be traced back to 9 B.C. and was aimed at the fortification, which is a fitting sybmol of those perennial Chinese traits: diligence, mass manpower, ambitious vision, engineering skill. The Great Wall is a must-see for you to experience China and learn ancient China.

Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall

Admission Fee: 45RMB, or 85 (Badaling Great Wall plus cinema)

Open Time: 6:30-19:00(high season), 7:00-18:00(low season)

How to Get to: Take coach bus in downtown for about 1 hour. The coach bus starts at east Qianmen Lou in the morning. (Round-way fare: 90RMB)


1> If you travel alone, don’t believe the tour guide on coach bus.

2> A bottle of water around Great Wall is more expensive so that you should buy water beforehand in downtown.

Mutianyu Great Wall

Admission Fee: 20RMB to 45RMB

Open Time: 8:00-16:00

How to get to: Take Bus No.936 (7:00 or 8:00) at Dongzhi Gate


1> It is steep at Mutianyu Great Wall so you should be very careful

2> If you plan to stay overnight, please take the thick coat and some food.

Jiankou Great Wall

Admission Fee: 20RMB Open Time: 7:00-17:00

​How to get to: Take Bus No.916 to Huairou and then rent mini-bus to Jiankou Great Wall.

No.2 Forbidden City

Forbidden City

Forbidden City is an enormous palace which is the be-all and end-all of dynastic grandeur with the large halls, splendid gates and aged relics. With so much history, legendaries and magnificent ancient building groups, the Forbidden City is well known as one of top 5 palaces in world together with White House in America, Versailles Palace in France, Buckingham Palace in England and the Kremlin in Russia. From the imposing halls to dazzling collections, you can learn more about the life of 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties and ancient Chinese history.

Travel Tips

Admission Fee: 60RMB (low seasons), 40RMB (high season)

Open Time: Tikets are begun to sell at 8:30 and stopped to sell at 16:00 in high season while in low season the time of selling tickets is from 8:30 to 15:40

No.3 Yangtze River Cruise

Originating from the world’s third pole – the high-altitude Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Yangtze River is the longest rive in China and surges dramatically west-east across the nation before pouring into Pacific Ocean. To enjoy the imposing and attractive view along the river, you can choose to take Yangtze River cruise to hang up your traveling hat, take a seat and leisurely watch the drama unfold.

No.4 China Cuisines

Beijing Duck

To taste local cuisines is a must-do for travellers. You real and first impression for a place is China is quite possibly via you taste buds. China has eight cuisines including Shangdong, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujiang and Anhui cuisines. And they are characterised with such the Chinese traditional factors “南甜北咸东辣西酸”or “sweet in the south, salty in the north,hot in the east and sour in the west”. Tasting different cuisines in different places is another wonderful experience through your mouth.

No.5 the Silk Road
silk road

The Silk Road is very familiar with many foreign tourists because the Silk Road in ancient times connected the China with other European countries. Although there are some Silk Road destinations in other countries like Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, it is in China where you can really get the feeling of stepping on the actucal “Silk Road” because China is the starting point of Silk Road. Riding a camel like ancient traders or travelling by bus experience the view and customs town by town along the Silk Road.

No.6 Terracotta Army

The terracotta warriors are one of the most extraordinary archaeological discoveries in China. Located in Lintong, Xian, Terracotta Army are life-sized figures lined up in battle foramtion. It is fact that no two of them are alike and every single one of them bearing a distinct expression. Gazing at these superb faces brings the past Qing army alive.

No.7 Enjoy the view of Guilin


Guilin not only attracts many domestic visitors but also a number of foreign tourists with its tranquility and dramatic scenery. There is a famous saying like this: “桂林山水甲天下” (means scenery in Guilin is the most beautiful under heaven). Guilin mesmerizes numerous worldwide travel-addicts annually. The breathtaking scenery, azure blue sky, crystal clean water, crisp fresh air, rolling hills, wired caves and beautiful rocks would be a great feast to your eyes.Travel to Guilin and immerse yourself in the captivating scenery heartily.

No.8 Shangri-la – the place close to the Heaven

Located in the Diqing Tibetan Atonomous Prefecture of Yunnan, Shangri-la means moon and sun in heart in Tibetan language. With holy snow mountain, deep valley, peaceful lakes, clustered cows and sheep,mirrored sky and magnificent temples, Shangri-la is the holy land for Tibetan Buddhism and the paradise on the earth. The main attractions in Shangri-la includes Ganden Sumtseling Gompa, Dukezong Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge and the area around the Shangri-la.

No.9 Lhasa

Lhasa, with meaning “the Sacred Land” or “Buddha place” in Tibetan, is visited by numerous foreign visitors every year. In Lhasa, the colour, humour and religious devotion of the immensely likeable

Tibetan people is a highlight for travellers in Tibet. As one of the best Asia’s old towns, Lhasa is one of the most imposing place to explore. In travelers’ eyes, Lhasa is a Buddhist city so if you want to learn more about this city, you should visit its monasteries like Potala Palace,Drepung Monastery,Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery.

No.10 French Concession, Shanghai

Shanghai is a best blending city of the old and modern elements and western and Chinese cultures and constructions. French Concession is a such district where many typical western buildings stand. Starting with French Concession, the epicentre of food, fashion and fun, you can experience the essence of this city, Shanghai.

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