In recent years, China has become not only an economic giant but also an increasingly important destination for international tourism.
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At least once in a lifetime it's a must to pay a visit or arrange a tour to a Chinese city or province. Tourism in China has greatly expanded over the last few decades since the beginning of reform and opening. Nowadays China is the third most visited country in the world.
Among the most popular and easiest to reach destinations for your vacations, surely we can't forget to mention Beijing, the ancient capital of the north, where you can visit the wonderful Great Wall, Tiantan and the Forbidden City; Hainan, also called the Hawaii of the East; Yunnan, the exotic and remote southern province nestled between Tibet, Laos and Myanmar; Guilin, with its breathtaking scenery and cosmopolitan Hong Kong, with its skyscrapers and the markets where you can buy pretty much anything. In these places you can discover lifestyles and traditions very different from the Western, to the point of bringing out in every one the desire to photograph everything you see.
You can choose an adventure tour and explore exotic places like the rainforest in Xishuanbanna, where you can see tigers and Asian elephants in the wild; decide to go to the enchanting fairyland of Yangshuo and have the opportunity to participate in activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, caving, hiking and many more; relax on Hainan beautiful white sand beaches or walking through the streets of the huge megalopolis of Beijing and Hong Kong, featuring a spectacular new urban architecture.
If you need advice and information about these fascinating destinations, please visit the Lonely Planet website. According to the WTO, in 2020, China will become the largest tourist country and among the largest for overseas travel.
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