The poetic landscapes and locales of China as you meander over mist-masked mountains, scout through the seemingly infinite Great Wall, or gape at the limestone pinnacles rising above emerald rice paddy fields makes for a perfect vacation setting. Near Chengdu, you can adore the giant pandas peeping through a bamboo field at the UNESCO- verified Wolong Nature Preserve. Soak in the breathtaking view of the Yangtze – the longest river of China, as it carves its way through the enigmatic mountainous terrains through to the Three Gorges Dam – one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the world, and to the staggeringly steep Tiger Leaping Gorge of Yunnan.
Perhaps the best advice that we can offer is to focus on the sheer beauty of nature that China is blessed with.Fortunately, this country is still dotted with some of the most spectacular natural scenic extravagance not seen elsewhere on planet earth, hence, with what little remains of China’s much-acclaimed 5,000 years of culture is where you can get lost in completely. There are a number of places within the country that have recently opened to visitors, and hence, it has had only a few decades to unlock some of its enormous mysteries – a treasure trove of tourist attractions that has yet to be discovered and explored.
From waking up in Shanghai gracefully to view tai chi on The Bund, to catching a view of the limpid skyscrapers of Pudong, China is truly multi-faceted. The Tiananmen Square of Beijing with its gigantic portrait of Mao Zedong, acclaimed as the largest public square in the world is breathtaking. Despite its enormity, this square is dwarfed by the 9,999 rooms of the nearby Forbidden City – the gateway to the mysteries the Ming and Qing dynasty. Catch a view of the Terracotta Army standing formidably and quietly to attention in Xi’an – the beginning of the fabled Silk Road or slowdown in one of the many incense-perfumed temples and tea gardens of Chengdu – the list of places to visit in China is endless.