A guide to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

A guide to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

China has many incredibly scenic areas, but few of them are quite as breathtaking as the Wulingyuan scenic area. One of the highlights of this idyllic region is the Zhangjiajie national forest park, China's very own fairy tale forest. Zhangjiajie is the first national forest park, and as such it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. Of course, a natural wonders of this caliber is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is known far beyond the borders of China. If you like ... [ read more ]

The most beautiful national parks in China

The most beautiful national parks in China

Such a vast country like China has the huge advantage of geographical diversity: there are so many types of landscapes, from mountains to lakes and forests, even many climates. With such a varied scenery, there are bound to be many areas of uncommon natural beauty, so those travelers who like the outdoors can always escape the confines of the big cities. Many natural sights in China can be found in protected areas, so when you feel the need to completely disconnect yourself from civilization... [ read more ]

The best ferris wheels in China

The best ferris wheels in China

Ferris wheels don't look like the most complicated things that humanity has ever built (especially in China, where you have sights like the Longmen Caves or the Great Walls, which are true marvels of engineering and art), but actually quite a lot of work goes into building a Ferris wheel. And in addition to being quite impressive, there is a huge advantage to Ferris wheels - they allow you to get a good and leisurely look at the scenery without making you feel like you're in danger of fallin... [ read more ]

The weirdest attractions in China

The weirdest attractions in China

Each country in the world has its eccentric attractions, and China is no different, especially considering its huge size. A first time traveler to China will have their hands full with iconic sights like the Great Wall or the Terracotta Army, but once you've visited the major attractions you are still left with countless places that range from interesting and funny to the strange. But as it is the case with most bizarre attractions, the stranger they are, the more travelers they tend to attr... [ read more ]

10 must-see castles in China (part 1)

10 must-see castles in China (part 1)

The charms of China are many and varied, but a large number of them come down to architecture and sheer artistic genius: temples, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City. China's history is littered with battles, emperors and intrigue, and much of these exciting events have centered around castles. Like in many other cultures, castles have been the seat of leaders, nobles, artists and scientists, and even if today they are nothing more than sights for tourists, they still preserve much of their g... [ read more ]

Top 5 sacred mountains in China

Top 5 sacred mountains in China

Buddhists and Taoists in China have beautiful and ancient temples where they can pay their respects to their deities, but man-made buildings, no matter how intricate and lovingly constructed, have to rival with nature's wonders when it comes to how sacred their are. Mountains have always had a special place in Chinese religions, either because they were thought to support the sky, or because they were home to mystics and sages. Fact is, even today mountains are revered and they are a place o... [ read more ]