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The Best Travel Destinations in China for Expats in China

Here we TopChinaTravel recommend you to visit below amazing travel destinations in China. As an expats living in China, we understand you may have already travelled to many places and do not have a long time for a trip. Our recommendations will focus on your travel opportunities based on your long holiday in China or a short break at the weekend.


Beijing is the capital city of China. For those expats who live in other cities of China or enter China from other gateway city, it is still a must-visit destination while you are traveling in China. Beijing is a historical & cultural city, famous for Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, China Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Hutong Culture, Peking Roast Duck, etc. Almost all the main attractions in Beijing have already been open to the public now.

It takes about 2 full days to visit the above attractions. Therefore, you may need 3-4 days including the time on transportation between your city and Beijing, depending on the distance. It is suitable for a weekend tour or a short holiday tour. Currently, domestic tourists from low-risk areas can visit Beijing, with only green QR code as well as the epidemic prevention green arrow code. It is easy and safe to plan to trip to Beijing in 2021.

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Shanghai, a modern metropolis in China, China International Economy, Finance, Trade, Shipping, Science and Technology Innovation Center. It is a large gateway city for entering China. Traveling in Shanghai you will have a chance to experience the a modern Shanghai, such as the Maglev, the high-rise skyline, the largest deep water port, various commercial districts, etc. You will also have chance to walk into a traditional and cultural Shanghai, such as Shanghai Old Street, Yuyuan Garden - traditional Chinese-style garden in the downtown, surrounding water towns, Linong (lanes &alleys)culture, the bund - the landmark of Shanghai, regarded as the International architecture expo, etc. Shanghai local food is also a must-try, such as dimsum, Shengjian (pan-fried bun), Xiaolongbao (streamed bun), etc.

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Guilin, a city in southern China, is one of the top tourist destinations in China, well-known for its beautiful landscape, such as Li River sightseeing, Longji Rice Terraces, Yangshuo countryside view, Yulong River Bamboo Craft, etc. It is regarded as the most beautiful place under the heaven. With the convenient transportation connecting with other cities in China or overseas, it attracts a thousands and thousands of tourists every year. It is suitable to arrange 3-4 days in Guilin. Private customized Guilin tours are flexible with good experience. High-quality group day tours are also suitable in Guilin. Tourists can choose different Guilin tours according to their own travel budget.

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Zhangjiajie is famous for its unique scenery at Wulingyuan and Mt. Tianzishan, which is boasted as one of the back scenes for the film Avatar. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the 1st national forest park in China since 1982. And Wulingyuan scenic area is listed as the world heritable. Its amazing natural view attracts tourists from all over the world, where tourists will admire its natural beauty as well as the Miao’s ethnic culture in the western Hunnan province.

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Huangshan is a famous tourist city in China, well-known for its stunning view of Mt. Huangshan as well as the surrounding ancient villages, such as Hongcun, Xidi, Chengkan, etc., with black roof and white and high walls of each house in the villages. The view of Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) are amazing and different from seasons. Therefore, it is suitable for a visit all the year round. With the high speed train available between Huangshan city and Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, it makes easier to arrange a short-time trip to Huangshan. 2-3 days are enough. If tourists have more time, they can enjoy a stay in countryside, experiencing the peaceful life of countryside.

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4 Days Mt. Huangshan Highlight Tour

Mt. Huangshan, Hongcun Village

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Chengdu, the hometown of giant pandas in China, is also famous for its leisure life style and Sichuan food. While traveling to Chengdu, tourists can not miss a visit to giant pandas. Besides, tourists will also be immersed in the various snack and delicious Sichuan food. Experience Sichuan tea culture, watch Sichuan opera performance, taste Sichuan hotpot, to be a Chengduer for 2-3 days, feeling the leisure life in the “ Land of Abundance”. If time is limited, 2 days in Chengdu is enough. If have a long trip, tourists can extend the tour to Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei.

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Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley is located in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Western Sichuan Plateau, and the transition zone from mountain to Sichuan Basin. more than 300 kilometers away from Chengdu. It is a valley with a depth of more than 50 kilometers, with a total area of 64297 hectares and a forest coverage rate of over 80%. It is the first nature reserve in China with main purpose to protect natural scenery. "Do not view any water after returning from Jiuzhaigou " is a true interpretation of the scenery of Jiuzhaigou. There are 108 lakes in springs, waterfalls, rivers and beaches, forming a colorful jade basin. Green lakes, stacked waterfalls, colorful forests, snow peaks, Tibetan culture, and blue ice are called "Six Uniqueness"of Jiuzhaigou. The magical Jiuzhai is known as the "Fairy Tale World" and the "King of Water Scenery". Jiuzhaigou Valley is indeed a must-visit destination while traveling in China. It is easy to fly or take bus from Chengdu.

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The above tourist destinations are main destination in China known for amazing natural view. If you prefer to history and culture, Xi’an, Datong, Pingyao, Luoyang, Dunhuang, Lhasa, Xiamen, Guizhou are also good choices. For more information about China travel, please contact with our travel expert for an free consultation.