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Top 10 Places for Photography in China

China is an ideal destination for photographers, because it has many great places with captivating views and they are really good for photography. Here we list the top 10 places for photography in China for you.


The Great Wall of China, Beijing

Great Wall of China-Top 10 places for photograghy in China

The Great Wall of China in Beijing is a must-visit place to travelers whether they are photographers or not. The Great Wall of China is winding and stretching miles on the mountain top, and it has great views in 4 seasons, especially in autumn. The stunning capture of the Great Wall of China could be made in sunrise, sunset, including photographing from high places with wide angle.

2 Days Great Wall Trekking from Jinshanling to Simatai


Mount Huangshan, Huangshan

Mount Huangshan-Top 10 places for photograghy in China

Mount Huangshan is praised as the most beautiful mountain in China, and it is a perfect place for photography, with highlights in mountains, unique stones, pines, sea of cloud, and spring. Moreover, Mount Huangshan is gorgeous in 4 seasons, and its winter scenery is also attractive. If you are really into natural scenery for photography, you should visit Mount Huangshan at least once in your life.

4 Days Huangshan to Wuyuan Photo Tour


Jiuzhaigou Valley, Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou Valley-best places for photograghy in China

You must have heard of the beauty of Jiuzhaigou Valley, because it has conquered tremendous travelers to come. Jiuzhaigou Valley, also named as the fairyland in China. Pristine, clean, multi-colored, and sacred are its feature, with highlights in pristine forests, crystal blue lakes, multi-colored forests, splendid waterfalls. Jiuzhaigou won’t fail you in photography, and every capture is well worth collecting. Best time for photography in Jiuzhai Valley is from September to the first half of November.

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Zhangjaijie National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park-best places for photograghy in China

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is fast known to the world for its shooting in Avatar, and its magnificent mountain views. The beauty of Zhangjaijie National Forest Park lies in its upstanding mountains and valleys. Still, there are mountain ropeways for you to have a panorama view of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Best time to visit Zhangjaijie National Forest Park is from spring to autumn, but please avoid rainy days and foggy days, because you may see nothing but fogs.


Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin

Longji Rice Terrace-best places for photograghy in China

Longji Rice Terraces is a vast of rice terraces made for planting by local people long time ago, and it looks amazing for its multi layers and harmony with mountains and villages around. Longji Rice Terraces is pretty beautiful in 4 seasons, especially in September and October, because it is golden due to mature crops. Every year, it has attracted lots of photographers to come and got a big name for photography.

One Day Longji Rice Terraces and Minority Village Tour


Meili Snow Mountain, Diqing

Meili Snow Mountain-best places for photograghy in China

Meili Snow Mountain is one of the sacred mountains in China, it is located in, Deqin County, the northwest of Yunnan province, and well known to the world for its spotless beauty and the unconquerable to professional climbers. Meili Snow Mountain is marvelous, especially when you see sunlight on the mountain top in the early morning. To capture this moment, every year there are tremendous travelers coming here from far away places.


Dongchuan Red Land, Kunming

Dongchuan Red Land-best places for photograghy in China

Dongchuan Red Land is a big palette made by nature, it is gorgeous for its multi-color. The land is red, while plants and crops on the red land are in other colors, like green, yellow, and orange, making it very shining and eye-catching. Though the red land is poor to planting, it is a lovely present to tourism. Dongchuan Red Land is close to Kunming, Yunnan province, and the best time to visit Dongchuan Red Land is April, May, September to December.

6 Days Dongchuan Red Land Tour


Qinghai Lake, Xining

Qinghai Lake-Top 10 places for photograghy in China

Qinghai Lake is the biggest lake in China covering an area over 4,400 square kilometers, with an elevation over 2,000 meters. Qinghai Lake impresses people with its azure water, clear sky, sand, grass land, migrant birds, and yak. It consists of several parts, Erlangjian(best scenery), Bird Island(paradise to birds), Shadao(desert, weland and lake), etc. The picturesque scenery in Qinghai Lake will exceed your expectation. The best time to visit Qinghai Lake is from June to September.


Wuzhen Water Town, Hangzhou

Wuzhen Water Town-Top 10 places for photograghy in China

Wuzhen Water Town is the most famous water town and ancient town in China, renowned for its whole layout made by wooden residential buildings, rivers, boats, bridges, stone-paved roads and its culture. In Wuzhen Water Town, you could capture the harmony and the beauty of this water town, and feel its soul. Wuzhen Water Town is quite consistent with the harmony philosophy in China, and wash painting in China. Wuzhen Water Town is beautiful in early morning for its freshness and also in night with lights on for its shining appearance.


Hongya Cave, Chongqing

Hongya Cave-Top 10 places for photograghy in China

Hongya Cave is one gates of the ancient Chongqing city, featured with its traditional building style, and Chongqing culture. Hongya Cave has 11 floors, built oas a stilted building, which is a special style in the south of China. And Hongya Cave now is developed into a business center in Chongqing, and quite popular to travelers. Chongqing is a mountain city, and Hongya Cave is the most significant part of this mountain city, where you could capture a lively city with dynamic culture. Chongqing is a popular place for photographers who are into city and city culture.

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