China's diverse climates have created stunning sights ranging from desert landscapes in the northwest to awe-inspiring alpine peaks in the south.
China's massive and diverse territory provides some of the world's most stunning natural scenery.
It's no wonder that China, as one of the world's largest and oldest civilizations, has a range of lesser-known gems and secret attractions just waiting to be discovered. The incredible man-made attractions in this diverse country are only matched by its incredible natural wonders. China's varied natural beauty is as awe-inspiring as its magnificent history.
Below listed are some of the most beautiful places in China to visit, most wonderful natural wonders that are unique to China ranging from singing sand dunes to some of the world's tallest statues.
Zhangjiajie's "Floating" Peaks
Zhangjiajie, made famous by James Cameron's film Avatar, was China's first national forest park and was designated as a World Geopark in 2004. The Zhangjiajie Park, which spans 1840 hectares and is home to more than 3000 remarkable peaks, is a heavenly Pandora created by complex geological systems and peculiar landforms. Zhangjiajie in Wulingyuan is a magical natural wonderland where many Chinese TV shows and movies were shot, including the Dream of Red Mansions and Journey to the West, two of the four greatest Chinese novels.
Zhangjiajie, also known as the National Forest Park with Yangjiajie, Tianzi Peak, and Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, is the most beautiful part of the vast Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Area.
There are numerous vertical cliffs, the lovely Golden Whip Brook, the exciting glass skywalk encircling Tianmen Mountain for 60 metres, Tianmen Cave, the highest water-eroded mountain cave, terrifying Yaozi Village, and more, best views of all the peculiar peaks and top stone bridge in wide Yuanjiajie, One Step to Reach the Sky in the newest discovered Yangjiajie with dense forest, sand dunes, and hillsides, as well as the highest water-erode, In lion-like Huangshi Village, there's no better spot to see the sunrise than this.
Li River Karst Scenery also known as the Pearl of Guilin
The Li River, with its pointy hills, must be included in any list of China's natural wonders. The Li River in Guangxi is one of the few areas in the world with heavily weathered limestone hills. The acclaimed 'best hills and river under heaven' are made more available by a cruise boat, allowing visitors to see several more formations along the 51-mile (83-kilometer) stretch between Guilin and Yangshuo.
Get acquainted with the picture-postcard karst landscape by participating in some outdoor activities, such as riding a bike or walking between the paddy fields, to embrace nature in China.
Mount Everest – Famous For Being The World's Highest Wonder
Mount Everest is unique given that it is the highest peak on the planet. It is located on the Tibetan-Nepal border. A travel to Tibet's Everest Base Camp will be a transcendent experience set against epic scenery. We will assist you in organising a trip that may be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life.
Don't you want to see the world's highest natural wonder, feel the pure thin air under your feet, and breathe it in? It'll be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life! Trekking to Everest Base Camp is also fun.
Tiger Leaping Gorge — Breathtaking Scenery and Viewpoints
The Yangtze River's Tiger Leaping Gorge, near Lijiang, is one of the world's deepest canyons, but it narrows to "a tiger's leap" at one point. The canyon is 16 kilometres (10 miles) long and 4 kilometres (13,000 feet) deep, and it is one of China's best hiking areas, with ethnic inns along the way.
One of the best things about this gorge is that you can hike the whole 15-kilometer length of it, which is an experience that the majority of visitors do not take advantage of. If you plan on walking the entire trail there and back, there are some guest houses along the way where you can stop for lunch or spend the night.
The gorge gets its name from a legend about a tiger being pursued into the gorge by a hunter and escaping by jumping across the river's narrowest section (25 metres wide) from one boulder to another.
Jiuzhaigou - Rainbow-Colored Alpine Fairyland
There aren't many valleys with large turquoise pools like Jiuzhaigou's. At an elevation of 2,000 to 3,000 metres, the multi-hued lakes, high mountain glacier scenery, wildlife, and waterfalls can be found (around 8,000 feet).
The snow-capped peaks reach a height of 4,700 metres. Autumn is particularly vibrant.
The Qiantang Tidal Bore — The Worlds Largest Anticipate Wave
The Qiantang Tidal Bore is easily the world's largest tidal wave. It can reach a height of 9 metres (29 feet) at times! Towering peaks (and deep valleys) abound in China's natural wonders, but this peak is made of Pacific Ocean water!
Every year, a festival commemorates the year's largest anticipated wave.
A great wave of sea water flows near the area of the Qiantang River near Hangzhou during the Mid-Autumn Festival (within 2 weeks of September 21). Actually, the tidal bore can be seen at most flood tides, and is largest at equinox spring tides when moon and sun (and wind) align.
Li River, Guilin
Unlike Zhangjiajie's sandstone mountains, the mountains here are karst in nature, which actually means they are made of limestone. Chemical dissolution, in which the rock is slowly dissolved by the water surrounding it, is responsible for the unusual mountains of Guilin. This also results in several bizarre caves within the mountains, some of which are among the worlds largest.
The scenery along the Li River is best seen from a bamboo raft floating down the river, which is a popular and highly recommended activity for any visitor visiting the region to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Guilin is an outdoor lover's paradise, not just for admiring the breathtaking scenery from the river. Hiking, rock climbing, caving, cycling, hiking, and kayaking are all common activities in the region, and they're also the best ways to appreciate the natural beauty of the area.