Top China Photography Destinations

LIjang Old City

Lijang ©Paul Mannix/flickr

China is a rich country with many beautiful sceneries, places and buildings for the touristsfamous world magazines and photographers. The life in China is perfect material for photography.

The country is full with breathtaking places and I collect the Top China Photography Destinations where the visitors can take amazing photos. I wish that you would like these specific places to photograph.


Xitang Water Town


Xitang Water Town ©Twang_Dunga/Flickr

Xitang is a water town in Jiashan Country, Zhejiang Province, China. This town is crisscrossed by nine rivers. One part of the town is an old-fashion stone bridge and the other part, the buildings are set along the banks of the canals, which has served the main transportation in this area. The town is a scenic beauty, a very popular tourist attraction and it is a good place for painting or photos.

The visitors can feel it is a fairyland and they have no idea that the people are wondering picture or the pictures are moving in their hearts. Xitang is famous for its natural beauty, the bridges, lanes and buildings which are built in the Ming and Quing Dynasty period. The village is a good place for the photographers but if you like the boat tours, that’s your place.

Xidi and Hongcun Villages


Xidi Augapfel

Xidi ©Augapfel/flickr

Xidi is a small village in Anhui province, China which is on the Unesco World Heritage list in 2000, including with the village of Hongcun. This is an ancient village with beautiful carvings and the major attractions is going back to the Ming and Quing Dynasty. Many of these wooden residences are open to the public. The street of Xidi is serve than a main road which run though into the village and flanked by two streets. These streets are joined by several alleyways. There are many amazing public buildings such as the “Memorial Archway of the Governor”,  the “Hall of Respect” and the “Hall of Reminiscence”.


Hongcun is a village in Anhui Province, China, near the southwest slope of Mount Huangsan. The village looks like a body with four bridges across the town, which are its legs and near are various lakes such as “South Lake“. One of the biggest architecture buildings is open to visitors such as the Chenzi Hall which is a small but amazing museum.


Hongcun Village©samirai_dave/flickr




Lijang Old Town ©Paul Mannix/flickr


The Lijang Old Town is located in the northwest of Yunnan Province, China. The city has a history which going back more than 800 years. Lijang is famous for its bridges and the system of waterways. This town differs from the other architecture town in China, because the culture and history is connected with the Naghi people who are an ethnic group inhabiting on the Himalaya and the southwestern part of Sichuan Province in China.

Overlooking in Lijang, there is the Lion Hill and the Wanghu Pavilion which is a specific wooden building. The pavilion is a masterpiece of Quing Dynasty. So, it is the best choice for photographers.

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