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Best Destinations in China for First Time Visitors

In this Page, Top China Travel will recommend most popular China tours and Best Destinations in China for First Time Visitors and to help these tourists to make a tour plan. Now, please come with Top China Travel to find you own China tour.
Best Destinations in China
There are five most famous and most popular tourism cities in China including Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin and Hong Kong:
Beijing, the capital of China now, has served as a capital of the country for more than 800 years. The city has many places of historic interest and scenic beauty. including the Forbidden City - the largest and best-preserved ancient architectural complex in the world; the Temple of Heaven - where Ming and Qing emperors performed solemn rituals for bountiful harvests; the Summer Palace - the emperors' magnificent garden retreat; the Ming Tombs - the stately and majestic mausoleums of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors; and the world-renowned and genuinely inspiring Badaling section of the Great Wall.
Xian is an ancient capital of China. Major attractions in Xian include the Qin Terracotta Army - "the 8th wonder of the world", the Big Wild Goose Pagoda - the most outstanding landmark of Xian, Banpo Neolithic Village Museum - the remains of a 6,000 year-old village once home to a matriarchal clan community, and the Xian City Wall which stretches round the old city.
Shanghai is one of the world largest seaports and China major industrial as well as commercial center. Shanghai has more than 70 sites of historical interest and cultural relics, which best represent the distinctive characteristic of Shanghai regional culture. What is more, Shanghai is the Paradise of gourmets, who may find thousands of restaurants here that serve a complete list of China's major famous cuisines and various foreign foods. Shanghai also received the name of 'Exhibition of the World Architecture’; the city has a collection of buildings with different architectural styles along the Bund and elsewhere of the city.
Guilin, like a glittering pearl on a green carpet, the scenery here enjoys the praise of "top landscape in the world". It is famous for its unrivalled karst landscape, exquisite mountains, limpid rivers, wired caves and beautiful rocks. Besides the unparallel scenery, the city also boasts its time-honored history. Guilin has been the political, economic and cultural center of Guangxi since more than 1,000 years ago. The Lingqu Canal built 214 B.C. in Xing'an County has witnessed the change during these 2,000 years.
Hong Kong is the “Heaven of Food and Shopping” and offers the best opportunities for relaxation with luxury hotels, exquisite food, vibrant nightlife and fascinating and charming souvenirs to take home. Hong Kong is a popular tourist destination as well as being one of the world's major business centres. It has over 260 outlying islands but only a few are inhabited. Hong Kong Island is an eclectic mix of modern skyscrapers, colonial buildings and traditional temples.
Hong Kong
Besides Above hot tourism cities,Yangtze River is also a hot destination that tourists always want to have a look of the amazing Three Gorgers and the world’s largest dam Three Gorgers Dam. It is the longest river in China, The Mother River of the Chinese Nation; the Life-blood of China; these colourful descriptions of the Yangtze River are no exaggeration. Over 6,300 kilometres long, the mighty Yangtze is the largest and longest river in China, surpassed only by the Nile of Africa and the Amazon of South America.  
Except for the destinations recommended above, there are also other hot cities and areas such as ChengduGuangzhouYunnan and Tibet  in China. If you do not have enough time to cover all the destinations, plan for a second tour!
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