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One day I will go to China!

Apr 4, 2006  A traveler yearning to visit China
3.0 of 5 bubbles based on 10 votes

China is ancient and modern, something in between. It shimmers with unique sights, customs and cultures. And it's so vast! For my first visit I will not venture to Tibet or the Yangtze River. I've picked these eight cities for now. Just to scratch the surface.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Hong Kong, Guilin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Xi'an, Beijing, Chengde
  • Category: Wish list
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, China

    I will take a cable car ride to Victoria Peak to see a panoramic view of the city, check out Stanley Market and jump on the Star Ferry to Kowloon. There is the Big Buddha statue and interesting monasteries on Lantau Island nearby.

  • 2. Guilin
    Guilin, Guangxi

    The Lee River with the exquisite landscapes of limestone peaks is one of China's most beautiful landscapes.

  • 3. Shanghai

    There is so much to see there - the Bund, Yu Gardens and, of course, more parks and temples.

  • 4. Hangzhou
    Hangzhou, Zhejiang

    I'll take a relaxing cruise on West Lake and marvel at tranquil gardens and reflecting pools.

  • 5. Suzhou
    Suzhou, Jiangsu

    This gracious old city on canals has the finest gardens and elegant temples.

  • 6. Xian
    Xi'an, Shaanxi

    This is a real archeological treasure trove with its terra-cotta warriors and horses.

  • 7. Beijing
    Beijing, China

    The Forbidden City and Summer Palace, the Great Wall and Ming Tombs are a must. Beijing's old city, Hutongs, is well preserved and also worth a visit.

  • 8. Chengde
    Chengde, Hebei

    Not far from Beijing, there is a magnificent imperial park and impressive temples - the mountain resort of Chengde.