Living day to day we sometimes forget that China extends well beyond the dusty Beijing doorstep. It is a land with a little bit of everything – lush forests, majestic mountains, spacious plateaus, sandy beaches, vast deserts, open grasslands, ancient rivers and lakes – and each terrain plays host to different cultures, cuisines, languages and ways of life.
As one of the world’s oldest and longest-lasting civilizations, the amount of knowledge and history to learn from China or the number of places to see is endless. And while it is impossible to list all that are worthy, tbjkids has nonetheless narrowed down 25 cities and sites that families should visit before leaving China. Some are famous for natural landscapes, some carry historical or cultural legacies, some are modern cosmopolitan cities, while others are empty lands dotted only by the simplest and most rural of villages. Regardless, all offer valuable and unforgettable experiences that a family can cherish for a lifetime.
Read our coverage on each of these 25 places below: