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Best Things to Do in China for Tourists from Australia and New Zealand

Updated: 2024-04-29

Traveling to China, most of tourists from Australia and New Zealand will want to know the best places to visit in China, top things to do in different places and best foods to taste in the places. As a land with long history, profound culture and diverse landscapes, there are many places you can explore in China and many things you can do in China. You can visit the cities, experience the history and culture, taste the delicious foods and enjoy the beautiful scenery. This article provides you a guide of best things to do in China of different cities for your reference.


TOP Things to Do in Beijing

As the capital of China, together with the ancient architectures and beautiful scenery, Beijing is a good destination for the travelers who first come to China. There are plenty of things to do in Beijing.

Climb the Great Wall
The Great Wall is a great fortifications in the history of China, which takes a long time to be built. With a total length of more than 21,000 kilometers, the Great Wall is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in China. Standing on the Great Wall, you can enjoy the spectacular surrounding landscapes as well as admire the wisdom of the ancient people.

The Great Wall


Visit the Forbidden City
As a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in China, you can visit the largest and best-preserved wooden-structural ancient buildings in the world. Standing inside the Forbidden City, you will feel as if you were back to the Ming and Qing Dynasty.

The Forbidden City


Taste the Peking roast duck and mutton hot pot

Peking roast duck and mutton hot pot are both typical and traditional foods in Beijing, which are characteristic and delicious. If you travel to Beijing, you should not miss them.

Beijing Roast Duck


Take a boat in the Summer Palace

Summer Palace is also a must-visit attraction in Beijing, and you can take a boat on the lake to visit the scenery surround the Summer Palace.

Summer Palace


Walk around the hutong

Hutong are characteristic and typical in Beijing, you can walk around to see the buildings and take a trishaw to feel the life of the local people at that time.


Things You Must Do in Xi’an

As the capital of six dynasties, you can know about the long history and profound culture of Xi’an and China through visiting Xi’an. With its cultural heritage, most of the foreign visitors like Xi’an for its culture and foods.

Visit the Terracotta Army

Terracotta Army, also known as Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, is regarded as the world’s eighth wonder. The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses excavated in the Qin Tomb are vivid today with the thousands of years passing. As a UNESCO World Heritage, you can know about the history of China and Qin Dynasty through visiting the Terracotta Army.

Terracotta Army


Walk or Cycle alongside the Xi’an City Wall

Xi’an City Wall is the existing largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. With a total length of more than 13 kilometers, you can walk along part of the city wall and cycle along some sections.

Xi’an City Wall


Taste the Biangbiang Noodles and Roujiamo

Biangbiang noodles and roujiamo are both characteristic and traditional foods of Xi’an, which are delicious. You can taste the hand-made noodles and characteristic Chinese hamburger, roujiamo. Kindly reminder, you can taste the Biangbiang noodles and roujiamo as soon as you get them with the best flavor and taste.

Learn about the History of Big and Small Wild Goose Pagodas

Big and Small Wild Goose Pagodas are landmarks of Xi’an. They are good places to know about the Buddhist culture in ancient China.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda


Best Things to Do in Guilin

Take the cruise on the Li River

Li River and the landscapes alongside it are picturesque and impressive to many visitors. You will see the rolling hills and clear water. And it is also beautiful on foggy days or rainy days. Li River will satisfy each traveler with its beauty.

Li River Cruise


Visit the Elephant Trunk Hill

Elephant Trunk Hill is the landmark of Guilin, whose shape looks like the trunk of elephant. You can climb to the top of the Elephant Trunk Hill and overlook the views of Guilin, which is beautiful. And it takes just more than 10 minutes to get to the top of the Elephant Trunk Hill.

Elephant Trunk Hill


Cycle alongside the Ten-mile Gallery

Ten-mile Gallery is a hot destination in Yangshuo with typical and beautiful karst landform. You can cycle alongside the Ten-mile Gallery and enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains, river and villages.

Taste the Guilin Rice Noodles

Guilin Rice Noodles are famous in China, which is a must-taste food for each traveler who comes to Guilin. You can taste it in a store in the streets occasionally.

Visit the Impressive Longji Terrace

Longji Terrace is always beautiful in different time. In spring and summer, Longji Terrace is beautiful in green, you can overlook the terraces at the top of it. It is also beautiful in autumn in yellow when the rices mature. You will immerse yourselves in a gold world.

Longji Terrace


Take the bamboo raft on the Yulong River

You can also take a bamboo raft of the Yulong River just like the world-famous picture of the old man on the raft on the Li River. It will be an interesting experience to take the bamboo raft in Guilin, which provides you another perspective to enjoy the scenery of Guilin.

Take the bamboo raft


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