Top 5 Things To Do In China

Having the opportunity to explore and enjoy China is not something that has always been available to China. With increasing opportunity to explore this country, more and more people are taking the opportunity to visit China and see what is on offer from this impressive yet mysterious nation.

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There are obviously some key attractions that you have to visit in China including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors and Tiananmen Square but you’ll hopefully know all about them. These should be on your itinerary but you should look to get off the beaten track to enjoy a lot more of what China has to offer.

Changbaishan Mountain

Hot springs and a dormant volcano ensure you will be in for a warm welcome when you head to the Changbaishan Mountain but there is also the Heavenly lake to gaze upon. This is a breath-taking part of China and with the chance to stand on a volcano; you will definitely love the excitement and adventure of what this area offers.

There is also a national park that plays host to some of the most fascinating animals including deer, leopards, lynx, bears and even the Siberian tiger.

Qinghai-Tibet Railway

When a railway line is so high that passengers receive oxygen and the carriage has tinted windows, you know you are in for a treat. This is a stylish and extreme railway that stretches out for almost 2,000km although there is a longer journey on offer between Beijing and Lhasa which stretches out for 4,000km. The views of mountains and lakes are unsurpassed but having the chance to view animals like the snow leopard, yaks and antelopes in their natural habitat makes this a fascinating journey to take.

The Simatai-Jinshanling Section of The Great Wall

If you are keen to see The Great Wall, but would prefer to avoid the main tourist area, you can take in unrestored sections of the wall. The Simatai-Jinshanling section of the wall at Xiangshui Lake provides restored and unrestored areas to examine, providing you with a degree of flexibility with how you explore this stunning tourist attraction.

Cook Dumplings In A Local Person’s Home

If you are keen to experience life as a local resident, look out for the tour operators that provide you with an opportunity to enter a resident’s home and make dumplings. This is the perfect opportunity to see the lives of local people and to experience a China home in its most natural surroundings. You also get the chance to learn new skills and you eat what you cook, so you will receive food from this process too!

Choose A Tandem Bike On Houhai Lake

If you want to be seen where the cool kids are in China, you’ll find that Houhai Lake has developed a reputation as being one of the hippest locations in all of Beijing and China. You’ll find that around the “back lake” you’ll uncover loads of bars, coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques, providing you with the chance to enjoy yourself and see how the youngsters in China spend their time and money.

The best way to get around is to avoid the rickshaw services and to ride a bike. If you are travelling in pairs or as couples, you will find tandems and three-people tandems. You will likely find it a bit strange at first and the locals love nothing more than to cheer on the tourists who are making their way along cobbled streets in a very wobbly fashion.

It is when you are on this bike and feeling slightly precarious that you will you had taken out a good level of holiday insurance. It is not as though the bikes are dangerous but all it takes is one slip or fall and you may need some medical attention or to get an injury looked at. If this is the case, make sure your travel insurance is in place.

 

 

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