China is filled with countless places that enchant visitors, with its mix of ultramodern metropolis, small villages where little has changed over the centuries and striking natural scenery.

By having huge deserts, enchanted forests, beautiful white beaches, the highest mountains, and untouched lakes, China is one of the few countries that gives the joy of offering amazing different experiences to travelers. Here are some unique places in China you have to see to believe.

Nature places to visit in China

The rock formations of Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark, Gansu

Dunhuang park
Dunhuang is among the Top 10 Chinese Scenic Attractions

Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark is a national park located in the province of Gansu. A Yardang is a protuberance carved from any consolidated material by the dual action of wind abrasion, and the removal of loose material by wind turbulence.

Exotic Yangshuo, Guilin

Yangshuo images
Guilin is one of the most beautiful places in China.

Surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River it is easily accessible by bus or by boat from nearby Guilin. Today, the town has become a resort destination for both domestic and foreign travelers.

Zhangjiajie National Park, Hunan

Zhangjiajie Park
The weird rock formations makes Zhangjiajie one ot top must see destinations in China

In ancient times, Zhangjiajie was regarded as remote and inaccessible. The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park.

Turpan: The Death Valley of China, Xinjiang

Turpan image
The death valley of China

Turpan has long been the centre of a fertile oasis and an important trade centre along the Silk Road.

Kanas Lake, Xinjiang

Kanas LakeThe lake, a popular photography tour destination, is located in Altay Prefecture, in northern Xinjiang.  The lake nature resembles much like Alps scenery.

Yuanyang rice-paddy terracing, Yunnan

Yuanyang rice-paddy terracing
Yuanyang, Honghe prefecture

Located along the southern border of Yunnan province, not far from Laos, Yuanyang today is a popular travel destination due to the vast areas of the mountains cultivated into terraced rice paddies over the centuries by Hani people.

Zhangye Danxia, Gansu

Zhangye Danxia landformDanxia landform is formed from red-coloured sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. The Danxia landform refers to various landscapes found in China that "consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs".

The Stone Forest, Yunnan

Stone Forest in Yunnan
Stone Forest, Yunnan

The area was included included on the World Heritage list and consists of carsic formations known as Stone Forest.

Rapeseeds Fields of Luoping, Yunnan

Luoping-024Luoping's most beautiful season is March when rapeseeds fields blooming turn the surrounding plains into a golden yellow sea, dotted with karst hills.

Hainan, China's Hawaii

Photo by jonathan.leung
Photo by jonathan.leung

Thanks to its tropical beaches and lush forests, Hainan is a surpising tourist destination in China.