Traveling is a passion for many people, and for good reason. It’s not every day you get to see beautiful landmarks in different countries. China is a premiere travel destination for people visiting Asia or those who just want a taste of a different culture. Here are 10 of China’s most beautiful landmarks that you need to see if you’re there.
Number Ten: Huanglong. Huanglong is located in Sichuan, China. The colorful pools pictured above were formed by calcite deposits.
Number Nine: Zhangye Danxia Landform. This gorgeous landform is located close to Zhangye in the Gansu province of China. It was deemed a national Geopark in 2011.
Number Eight: China – Qiandao Lake
Also known as Thousand Islands Lake, Qiandao lake is located in China’s Zhejiang province. There are legitimately over 1,000 islands across this lake, which is 573 square kilometers.
Number Seven: The Great Wall. You knew it was coming. No trip to China is complete without a visit to its Great Wall, and this picture doesn’t even do it justice.
Number Six: The Yangtze River. Also known as the Chang Jiang or Yangzi river, the Yangtze is Asia’s longest river. It is also the third-longest river in the world, flowing for 6,300 kilometers.
Number Five: Larung Gar. Pictured above are the homes of many nuns and monks in China’s Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. There are over 10,000 people living in this community, which makes it quite possible the largest religious institution in the world.
Number Four: Pearl Shoal Waterfall. Located in China’s northern Sichuan province, Pearl Shoal Waterfall has a fall of approximately 40 meters. The top of the waterfall stands at an altitude of 2,433 meters.
Number Three: Canola Flower Fields. Located in Luoping County, these canola fields, also known as rapeseed, bloom a gorgeous yellow in the spring. This part of China unsurprisingly draws many photographers.
Number Two: Abandoned Village on Goqui Island. Above is an abandoned Chinese fishing village on Goqui Island. The village has apparently been reclaimed by nature.
Number One: Red Beach. The redness you see above is a result of a plant called Suaeda salsa, a species of grass. It is not actually a beach; in fact, this area is part of the world’s largest wetland and reed marsh.