The 7 best activities for your China trip: Nature and culture for connoisseurs

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China – the land of contrasts, home to numerous UNESCO world cultural heritages and a highlight for nature lovers. Whether you want to relax or be active in China, you can do both in an incredibly beautiful environment. Our local experts have gathered for you the 7 best activities to do during your China trip.

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1. Get to know the culture

If you travel to China, you cannot avoid the cultural diversity. China is characterized by its long history and is considered to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world.000 years, as one of the oldest cultures. The Great Wall is probably the most famous cultural monument in China and is known far beyond the country's borders. Whether it's architecture, temple buildings, writing, tea culture or martial arts – the possibilities for your individual cultural trip are vast. Chinese cuisine is also an important cultural asset – from dishes like Peking duck, jiaozi to dim sums. You can learn more about Chinese cuisine in our post about the 10 most delicious dishes in China.


Beijing& Surroundings

Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City


Yu-Yuan garden as a symbol of Chinese garden art

Guilin& Yangshuo

Cooking classes (especially on the spicy Sichuan cuisine)

Terracotta Army in Xian Forbidden City in China Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai

2. Marvel at religious architecture

China is a country full of diversity, which is also reflected in the religious distribution. Along with Christianity and Islam, China is characterized by the three great teachings:

  • Taoism
  • Buddhism
  • Confucianism

Especially Buddhist sites you can discover many. They are widespread in ancient, traditional cities, located between skyscrapers in megametropolises or embedded in breathtaking landscapes. If you are especially interested in Buddhism and want to hike in an enchanting landscape, Tibet is ideal for you. Here in the former home of the Dalai-Lama you can admire many religious sites with prayer drums.