10 Places To Visit In China For An Adventure

Beautiful Temple of Heaven complex

Are you looking for an adventurous solo trip to China? Apart from well-structured and highly developed infrastructural buildings in China, some mysterious spots can give you a significant throwback of the world’s oldest treasures that are ever known to humankind. Well, aren’t you excited for the revelations of exotic locations to explore, which is epic and marvelous? The following top 10 places to visit in China for an adventure, mostly for an authentic oriental experience in the Land of Dragons.

As a solo female traveler, I witnessed places in China that are an epitome of mystery and fascination that revive the medieval age’s spirit with its eye-striking locations. This country has much more in its pocket than you might think in your wildest imaginations. The progressive cities and modern technology in this land have a back of ancient treasures that are thrilling, mesmerizing, and never forget. Do not forget to carry your essential travel gears like chargers, batteries, neck pillows, and other ones!

Top Places To Visit In China [10]

The listed Incredible adventurous locations in China that worth exploring.

Forbidden City

The moment I think of China, Beijing is the first Chinese attraction that hits my mind. But when you visit there, there’s an ancient palace complex that can take away your mind known popularly as the Forbidden City. It is a 180 acres complex where houses have authentic Chinese artifacts about glorious Chinese history.

Hall of Supreme Harmony of the Forbidden City
Hall of Supreme Harmony of the Forbidden City
Palace Museum of the Forbidden City in China
Imperial Garden of the Forbidden City

Terracotta Army

Isn’t it mesmerizing to witness the glory of 8000- frozen army force that stands rock strong since the last 2000 years? I was on nerves to view the entire army full of warriors, Officials, and horse riders sculpted to pay respect in the memory of lost soldiers and their sacrifices. The immortal warriors made these sacrifices for Qin Shi Huang, who was the first emperor in China.

Terracotta Army - Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum
Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum

Temple of Heaven

The next Chinese tourist attraction that took me to thrill was the glorious and most religious tourist spot in China. I was amazed by the Temple of Heaven, an incredible temple place constructed almost 600 years ago in ancient Beijing. It is a renowned temple where emperors used to offer a prayer for a good harvest and are now under a UNESCO heritage site. Symbolizing Taoism, this place is also a delight for photography lovers who wish to take some interesting snaps.

Beautiful Temple of Heaven complex
Temple of Heaven

Great Wall of China

How can someone miss the Great Wall of China while on an adventurous China tour? 7th wonder of the world, a 6000-km long wall built around 2000 years back, is one symbol of magnificence that is hard to discover in today’s time. It is a paradise and piece of marvel for the lovers of architecture, and understanding its complexity is beyond imagination. Locals also call it an ‘A way to Heaven.’

The Bund, Shanghai

The next exciting attraction I visited is the Bund waterfront, where I witnessed the symbolic waterbody standing against the time test, retaining its charm and beauty. It was blissful to see the Huangpu river that symbolizes the eternalness of modern Shanghai. Tourists come here and enjoy a serene river view from high-rise buildings of hi-tech Shanghai.

Huangpu Riverside Walkway - The Bund
Huangpu Riverside Walkway in the Bund

West Lake, Hangzhou

Another excellent place that should be on the list is the gorgeous west lake, with a panoramic view of the pagoda, gardens, mountains, and temples all around. It is genuinely a ‘Paradise on Earth.’ The charisma, beauty, and charm of this untouched land are serene and explicit. It is a legendary location that shines like a sparkling jewel on the head of China.

Historic Guozhuang Garden in the West Lake
Historic Guozhuang Garden in the West Lake [By 猫猫的日记本, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

Yangshuo County

For those who wish to visit a serene landscape, a vivacious vastness of lush-greenery around, a trip to Yangshuo County is a must. Initially popularized by the international backpackers from the 1980s and 1970s, it is still an adventurous spot loaded with serene beauty that restores the old Chinese essence. Beautiful Yangshuo allures many travelers for Li River cruising with the dramatic Karst mountain landscape.

Karst mountain landscape of the beautiful countryside Shangri-La in Yangshuo County
Karst mountain landscape in Yangshuo County

Lhasa Tibet

Lhasa is the next oriental adventure of China where you can capture breathtaking views and is unexplainable to this place’s divineness and beauty. While following Tibetan Buddhism for more than 1000 years, Lhasa is a pristine paradise that redefines the spiritual enlightenment for you.

The main peak of the Nyainqêntanglha Mountains, seen from Lake Namtso
Nyainqêntanglha Mountains in Lhasa Tibet [By 张骐, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Have you seen the movie Avatar? Weren’t you fascinated with the peculiar mountain-like thing floating mysteriously? The rocky-cliff structures at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park imparted an edgy feel to the whole place.

Zhangjiajie Mountains at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Zhangjiajie Mountains at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park [By chensiyuan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

Leshan Giant Buddha

Visiting this 230-feet tall humongous Buddha statue is a 2000 years old masterpiece in Leshan, Sichuan. The calm and serene statue in sitting position is a worth watch site for the solo female travelers who are primarily making a first-time visit here.

Giant Buddha Statue of Leshan
Giant Buddha Statue of Leshan [By Ariel Steiner, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons]
I suggest you come with ample time to explore these places entirely. Aren’t all these destinations and tourist spots are an exciting Chinese adventure that you wish to visit? And all these are just a few Chinese adventures that you might even not be able to cover in a single trip. If you happen to visit China a couple of times, you can only explore the hidden marvels of this place. There’s a lot more hidden magic that is yet unexplored and untouched!

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