Top Cities to Visit in China


China is the 4th largest country in the world and has the world’s largest population, so it can be a bit overwhelming to plan to trip there. Visit one of more of these cities to ensure an incredible trip.

1. Beijing

This capital city, home to 21,000,000+ people, has famous sites such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, and the Yonghe Temple.

2. Shanghai

China’s largest city. Home to the Bund, Yu Garden, Jin Mao Tower, the Shanghai World Financial City, and other worthwhile sites.

3. Guilin

Dramatic landscapes and beautiful lakes are what Guilin is known for the best. There are many scenic parks, gardens and overlooks to take in the alluring scenery.

4. Hong Kong


A heavily populated and modernized city, as well as an important global financial hub. Don’t miss the skyline at night, Victoria Peak, Nan Lian Harbour, and if you feel like reconnecting with your inner child, Hong Kong Disneyland.

5. Hangzhou

Breathtaking landscapes and a heavily populated city – Hangzhou has it all. The surreal West Lake is probably the most popular site in Hangzhou. The Lingyin Temple, Xixi Wetland Park and Hefang Street are also worth visiting.

6. Lhasa

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and the former home of the Dalai Lama. Set in a picturesque valley of the Himalayas, this city is home to the Jokhang Temple, the Sera Monastery, Barkhor Street and other culturally rich sites.

7. Suzhou

Most recognizable in Suzhou is its canals, pagodas, bridges and exquisite gardens. It is often called the “Venice of the East,” or the “Venice of China” because of these remarkable waterways.

8. Yangshou

Located near Guilin, and at the base of many karst peaks and on the banks of the Li River. Take a hike the up one of the peaks or take a boat ride on one of the rivers.

9. Map

Click the markers to see the city name.