Travel Destinations in China

The sheer scope of travel and the large number of must see destinations can be over whelming and confusing so I have put together a list of the main destinations in China and the places to see at each of those destinations.

There are literally thousands of places worth seeing so this list has been cut to the bare minimum, containing only the best main stream destinations. The star rating given to each place on the list is based on my opinion and popular opinion.

Please note that this list is a work in progress so it is incomplete, may contain errors and could look a little sloppy. Last Updated 16 July 2015

Beijing

Forbidden City 5 Star *****
Tiananmen Square 5 Star *****
Silk Market 4 Star ****

Summer Palace 4 Star ****
Temple of Heaven 4 Star ****
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong 2 Star **

Lama Temple 3 Star ***
Confucius Temple 2 Star **
The Drum Tower and the Bell Tower 3 Stars ***

The Hutongs 4 Star ****
Olympic sites (Bird nest & Water cube) 1 Star *
Beihai Park 3 Star ***

Beijing City Wall & Chaoyangmen Gate 3 Star ***
798 Art Zone 3 Star ***
Fayuan Temple 1 Star *

Zhongshan Park 3 Star ***

How to See Beijing on Less Than $200
Maps of Beijing
Maps of Beijings Top Attrations

Great Wall of China 5 Star *****

A Guide to Visiting the Great Wall of China
Background on the Great wall of China

Badaling Great Wall of China 2 Star **
Jiankou Great Wall of China 4 Star ****
Mutianyu Great Wall of China 4 Star ****
Gubeikou Great Wall of China 5 star *****
Jinshanling 4 Star ****
Simatai 5 Star *****

Maps of the Great Wall of China

Hangzhou – Zhejiang Province

Hangzhou – Paradise in China 5 Star *****
West Lake 5 Star *****
Leifeng Pagoda 3 Star ***
Temple of General Yue Fei 3 Star ***
Pagoda of Six Harmonies (Liuhe Pagoda) 4 Star ****
Ling Yin Temple 4 Star ****
Solitary Hill (Gu Shan) 3 Star ***

How to See Hangzhou on Less Than $230
Maps of Hangzhou and West Lake

Xinjiang

The Silk Road 5 Star *****
Kizil Thousand Buddha Caves 2 Star **

Kashgar Grand Bazaar 4 Star ****
Kashgar Sunday Market 4 Star ****
The Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar 4 Star ****
Kashgar's Old Town 4 Star ****
Stone City at Taxkorgan  4 Star ****
Apak Hoja Tomb 3 Star ***3

Suzhou – Jiangsu Province

Suzhu – The Venice of China 4 Star ****
Lingering Garden (Liu Garden) 4 Star ****
Lion Grove Garden (Shizilin) 2 Star **
Humble Administrator Garden (Zhuozheng Yuan) 3 Star ***
Master of Nets Garden (Wangshi Yuan) 3 Star ***
Tiger Hill 4 Star ****
Pan Gate 1 Star *
Zhouzhuang Water Town 4 Star ****

Maps of Suzhou and Attrations

Yunnan Province

Lijiang – The Old Town 3 Star ***
Lijiang – Black Dragon Pool 3 Star ***
Lijiang – Jade Dragon Snow Mountain 3 Star ***

Near Lijiang – Leaping Tiger Gorge  5 Star *****
Lijiang Old Town – Mu Palace 4 Star ****
Lijiang Old Town – Lion Park & Wangu Tower 3 Star ***

Maps of Lijiang and Attractions

Kunming – Dianchi Lake & Haigeng Park 1 Star *
Near Kunming – Stone Forest 3 Star ***
Shangrila – Songzanlin Monastery 3 Star ***

Anhui Province

Huangshan / Yellow Mountain 5 Star *****
Hongcun Village 4 Star ****

Huangshan City (Tunxi) 3 Star ***
Jiuhuashan 4 Star ****

Hong Kong

Avenue of the Stars 3 Stars ***
Ocean Park 3 Stars ***
Star Ferry 4 Stars ****
Temple Street Market 2 Stars **
Victoria Peak 3 Stars ***
Po Lin Monastery & Tian Tan Buddha 3 Stars ***
Stanley Market & Beach 3 Stars ***
Happy Valley Racecourse 3 Stars ***

Maps of Hong Kong and Attrations

Macau

Macau Tower 4 Stars ****
Casinos 4 Stars ****
Historic Old City 4 Stars ****

Xi'an – Shaanxi Province

Terracotta Army 5 Stars *****
Xi'an City Wall 4 Stars ****
Big Wild Goose Pagoda 3 Stars ***
Xi'an Bell Tower 3 Stars ***
Xi'an Great Mosque 3 Stars ***
Drum Tower 3 Stars ***

Other Provinces

Red Beach at Panjin (Liaoning Province) 4 Star ****
Changbaishan Mountain (Jilin Province) 4 Star ****
Hunchun – Russian & Korean Border (Jilin Province) 3 Star ***
Yulong Hot Springs Resort (Jilin Province) 3 Star ***

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