Top 12 Things You Must See And Do When Visiting China
Get yourself deep into Asia and check out these twelve fantastic things to see and do while visiting China.
12 YANGSHUO PROVINCE
Beautiful scenery and late night partying. Best accessed from nearby Guilin airport, Yangshuo boasts picturesque landscapes of limestone cliffs, rivers and quaint traditional Chinese buildings. Best seen on a river raft or on the back of a bike at a leisurely pace. Popular with backpackers, expats and cashed up tourists alike.
11 VICTORIA PEAK – HONG KONG
Take the tram to the top of Victoria Peak for the quintessential Hong Kong panorama. Enjoy post card views from one of the most famous vantage points in the world.
10 SKYSCRAPERS – SHANGHAI
New money China is no more prominent than the ever changing and developing skyscraper city that is Shanghai.
9 TERRACOTTA SOLDIERS – XIAN
An essential visit on the Chinese tourism circuit is the sensational archaeological discovery of the Terracotta Army of Xian.
8 TIENAMEN SQUARE AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY – BEIJING
One of the main tourist areas in the big, busy city of Beijing. Tick the ‘no longer’ Forbidden City and Tienamen Square off in one hit. A huge open museum expanse of historical Chinese significance definitely worth checking out.
7 EAT CRAZY FOOD
Everything on a stick! Scorpions, Centipedes, lamb penis, sheep testicles, cockroaches, toads…I think you get the idea. Enjoy, if you dare.
6 BRUCE LEE APPRECIATION
The most famous international movie star and martial arts export of China. Check out the statue on the Hong Kong walk of fame and the wax statue at the top of Victoria Peak – Enter the Dragon.
5 798 ART DISTRICT – BEIJING
Industrial precinct in north-eastern Beijing city where artists rent out and convert factory spaces into galleries, artist’ studios, cafes, restaurants and bars. The coolest corner of Beijing.
4 LEARN CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY
Have your name (or a loved ones) drawn in Chinese calligraphy for a unique personalised souvenir. I was lucky enough to have a try at dipping the brush in the ink. Terrible results ensued.
3 GAMBLING MECCA – MACAU
Macau is the place to gamble away your life savings in China’s version of Las Vegas. Be sure to check out the Venetian Casino, the worlds largest casino floor. Bungy jump 223 metres off the Macau tower for an adrenaline rush if you’re not into Black Jack or go without the cord if you have just lost your life savings.
2 GREAT WALL
One thing you have to do in China is visit a wonder of the world – The Great Wall. 2000 years old, over 5,000 miles / 8,800 kilometres in length.
1 HONG KONG HARBOUR
The top spot to hang, shop, walk, eat, drink or float. Surrounded by buildings that reach for the sky and light up in a stunning display each night. A cityscape that makes you stop in your step and say, ‘WOW’