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What are China's must see sights? It’s probably the first question on the lips of anyone thinking of visiting the country.
Whether you are a first time visitor looking for the top attractions in China or a seasoned traveller wanting to get off the beaten track – we can help.
Here’s our guide to the best things to see in China. Click on the tiles to find out why they should be on your bucket list and how to experience them on one of our holidays.
For the real inside track on the top sights in China and expert friendly advice on how to include them in your trip, give our travel experts a call.
China’s most iconic sight, the Great Wall of China winds its way through the stark landscapes of north China for over 4,000 miles.
Perhaps the world's greatest archaeological site, a huge subterranean necropolis home to thousands of figures
The centre of China’s conservation efforts, set up to resemble the mountain and forest regions in north Sichuan.
Enjoy a magical cruise lined with striking jagged karst peaks and lush, pastoral scenes.
Cruising the mighty Yangtze helps you to discover China's history, scenery and culture from a new perspective.
The vast expanse of Tiananmen Square covers over 100 acres making it one of the largest public squares in the world.
The Forbidden City boasts over 180 acres of exquisite and ornate traditional Chinese palatial architecture.
A wonderland of naturally formed stone bridges, narrow gorges and limestone formations,
one of Shanghai's many busy highways, always full of trading ships, tourist boats and traditional sampans.
The largest stone-carved and tallest pre modern statue in the world sitting peacefully over the confluence of three rivers.
Carved into the mountainsides that tower above the Heping River, the Longsheng rice terraces swoop and whirl their way along the hills.
Built in 1750 as a summertime playground for the royal family the Summer Palace is a masterpiece of traditional Chinese landscaping.
Lhasa's principal landmark, the Potala Palace is the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama.
A complex of magnificent religious buildings set within the 267 hectares of the Temple of Heaven Park.
One of China's most beautiful secrets dotted with traditional Tibetan villages with striking alpine scenery.
endowed with striking natural beauty, its dramatic pinnacles a distinctive feature of the Chinese landscape.
Renowned for its cascade of colourful pools and natural ponds that tumble down a beautiful valley.
Covering over 300 kilometres, the towering karst pinnacles of the Stone Forest create a mysterious illusion of woodland.
Located under the gaze of its north face, on the Tibet side, the sweeping views of Everest and its massif are unsurpassed.
A stunning peaks famous for it’s spectacular views, Buddhist history and unique biodiversity.
Chongqing Zoo includes the Panda House, a dwelling for China's most popular bear.
The oldest, the largest and best preserved city wall in the whole of China enclosing 36 square kilometres of city.
UNESCO listed site home to thousands of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucianist idols across 70 sites.
Named for its resemblance to an elephant drinking water and considered one of the symbols of Guilin.
A veritable underground palace of weird and wonderful formations
The scenery that the Yulong flows through is some of China’s most gorgeous; rolling hills, verdant greenery, orchards and bamboo forests.
This 1,300 year old temple is at the heart of old Lhasa as well as being the spiritual heart of Tibet.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting an exquisite appearance, beautiful craftsmanship and mysterious ambiance.
One of Lhasa's “great three" monasteries, best known for the lively daily debates that take place in the debating courtyard.
One of China's most esteemed and acclaimed museums housing comprehensive collection.
A beautiful strand of colonial-style Art Deco buildings that once housed the great banks and trading houses.
Shanghai's suburbs are dotted with tranquil water towns. Set along the canals that were once used to carry goods all over imperial China.
A prime example of a classical Chinese garden in the heart of downtown Shanghai.
Shibaozhai Temple perches precariously on a rocky island in the midst of the Yangtze's flow,
A massive feat of engineering the dam is the world's largest hydroelectric power station.
Opened in 1991 and houses artefacts and relics dating back to the Qin Dynasty,
One of the grandest, most imposing and best preserved bell towers in the whole of China.
The hub of Xi'an's Hui community, the Muslim Quarter is an intriguing labyrinth of old streets.
The Lama Temple, officially known as the Yonghe Temple, is the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet.