Bucket List Travel Destinations: China

DenaOctober 19, 2021

I’ve been thinking so much about travel recently. With all that’s been going on in the world and in my personal life, I haven’t done any traveling in nearly 3 years, but that doesn’t keep me from dreaming about it. I am doing a little series on my Instagram account recapping some of my favorite trips I’ve taken. I’ve also been thinking about some of the places I’d like to visit one day. China is most definitely on that list.

China is a country with a massive, diverse population. Currently, 1.4 billion people live within the borders of the sovereign state so it takes the first position in the entire world in population size. China is also territorially very large. It is not the biggest, but it is very close to the top. Thanks to its diverse population and massive size, this country has so much to offer when it comes to tourism. You can visit so many different unique and amazing places in this stunning country. Don’t forget to obtain Chinese visa before your departure.

Read on for some helpful information about tourism in China if you’ve got this magical country on your bucket list, too.

Big Cities
China contains large metropolises with more than 20 million residents. These are the largest cities in the world and can provide virtually everything a tourist could desire, from hotels to restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. There are activities for every budget. The luxury hotels in China have everything you could desire, including exceptional hospitality. The prices of luxury hotels can be quite high so people with modest budgets may wish to seek more humble accommodations.

Fortunately, there are tons of options and some indeed have affordable prices. Budget hotels and hostels and house shares are not as elite as the most luxurious hotels, but you can still have a wonderful trip there. There are countless restaurants to choose from when it comes to tasting traditional Chinese cuisine. There are eight distinct cuisines in China and you will want to try them all, Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan and Zhejiang. If you are experiencing urban China you will also fine countless excellent clubs and bars offering excellent nightlife experiences. Most are open all night and offer many different types of music, creative drink options and enjoyable social time. Big cities also have different promenades, parks, and sporting arenas which are all perfect if you are traveling with a family and kids.

Beautiful Historic Locations
In addition to remarkable urban tourist offerings, China also has various natural wonders and historic destinations around the country. The most famous, of course, being the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall is the largest man-made structure in the world. It is even visible from space, thanks to its tremendous size and shape. The wall is extremely long, and it crosses over various landscapes, beautiful hills and mountains for approximately 21,196 kilometers. It is  an average of 6 to 7 meters high with some sections being taller or lower.

The Great Wall of China is definitely the most remarkable tourist attraction in all of China, and one of the most remarkable travel locations in the entire world. The ancient structure was built 2,700 years ago by more than 100,000 workers. Despite the old age, the wall is still in good shape, making it a wonderful place for exploration. The destination is very popular among tourists with millions of visitors each year.

The Great Wall is clearly an amazing place to visit, however, China has much more to offer. There are countless destinations worth visiting in the country. Here are just some of the most interesting ones: the Potala Palace in Tibet, the Summer Palace in Beijing, the Forbidden City and Imperial Palace in Beijing, the Classical Gardens of Suzhou in Jiangsu, and many others. Each of these destinations is breathtaking and tourists truly enjoy their visits there. If you ever have the opportunity to visit China, you won’t want to miss those locations.

China offers one of the most beautiful cultural experiences in the world. It is because of its splendid culture that China has been able to endure as one of the world’s oldest ancient civilizations. One of the best ways to experience travel in China is by selecting cultural destinations. Visiting China is much more accessible and affordable than you would think.

Have you ever visited China? Do you dream of traveling there one day like I do?

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