Top 10 things to do in China

  1. Great Wall of China

    Address: Mutianyu, Huairou District, Beijing

    The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe.

  2. Forbidden City

    Address: 4 Jingshan Front St, Dongcheng District, Beijing

    The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (the years 1420 to 1912), it now houses the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

  3. Terracotta Army

    Address: Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, Lintong District, Xi'an

    The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife.

  4. West Lake

    Address: Shangcheng District, Hangzhou

    West Lake is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, China. It is divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the lake.

  5. Potala Palace

    Address: 35 Gongqian Alley, Chengguan District, Lhasa

    The Potala Palace is a dzong fortress in the city of Lhasa, in Tibet. It was the residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamshala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising.

  6. Summer Palace

    Address: 19 Xinjiangongmen Rd, Haidian District, Beijing

    The Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens, and palaces in Beijing, China. It serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park.

  7. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

    Address: Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province

    Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a unique national forest park located in Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province in the People's Republic of China. It is known for its unique sandstone pillars, natural bridges, and scenic views.

  8. Shanghai Tower

    Address: 479 Lujiazui Ring Rd, Pudong, Shanghai

    Shanghai Tower is a 632-meter (2,073 ft), 128-story mega-tall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It is the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

  9. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

    Address: 1375 Xiongmao Ave, Chenghua District, Chengdu

    The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It is located in Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

  10. Hangzhou Bay Bridge

    Address: Hangzhou Bay, Zhejiang Province

    The Hangzhou Bay Bridge is a bridge in China that crosses the Hangzhou Bay between the municipalities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang province. It is one of the longest trans-oceanic bridges in the world, with a total length of 35.673 kilometers (22.114 mi).