China is a huge country that is blessed with abundant nature – a variety of awe-inspiring ecosystems, unique animals, bizarre geographic features, and more. Do you want to explore some of the most beautiful natural wonders of the land? Do you want to witness the visage of towering mountain ranges that reflects in the enchanting waters of crystalline lakes? Then, book a nature travel trip and experience the stunning natural splendor.
And as various travel companies offer China nature travel trips, visiting the natural wonders of the land, will never be difficult for you. But before you book a trip, take a look at the places that you can visit –
Located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze, the unique cityscape of Shanghai combined state-of-the-art skyscrapers with cozy traditional architecture to create a perfect blend of old and new. The older parts of Shanghai showcase the elements of China that attract guests from all across the world—lip-smacking food in City God Temple, elegant craftsmanship in the market of Yu Garden, interesting local life in its Nongtangs, and the image of an old and new China along the alleyways of the Bund.
Gardens of Suzhou
Spanning a period of nearly one thousand years, from the Northern Song to the late Qing dynasty (11th—19th century), the Classical Gardens of Suzhou are a group of gardens in Suzhou region, Jiangsu province, and have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Constructed by Chinese scholar-officials, these gardens harmonized many of the key features of classical Chinese garden designs, including constructed landscapes that mimic natural scenery of rocks, hills, and rivers with strategically located pavilions and corridors.
Wuzhen Water Town
Also known as the “Venice of the East”, Wuzhen is considered as the most successful ancient town in China. It has something to offer to any tourist. You can find inner peace in the tranquil and nostalgic atmosphere of Wuzhen’s old water channels.
Huangshan mountain or Yellow mountain is one of the most famous and beautiful mountains in China. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. The classic attractions are familiar as its “Four Natural Wonders”: the strangely-shaped pines, oddly-shaped rocks, seas of cloud, and hot springs.
The valleys of Jiuzhai are famous for its trademark “Six Wonders,” including the green lakes, multi-layer waterfalls, colorful forests, snow-capped peaks, Tibetan culture, and blue ice. Listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage, water is the soul of the valley. The lakes here are crystal clear all year round, and with the changing seasons, the color of the water shifts. In total, Jiuzhai Valley has more than one hundred pristine lakes connected by gorgeous towering waterfalls.
As there is a saying, “Go to Jiuzhai Valley to see the water, to Zhangjiajie to see the mountains”. In the core of Zhangjiajie National Park, there are three thousand stone peaks seating in different styles with eight hundred streams trickling down the rocks. The hoodoo landform and the magnificent sandstone landscape make it be like a Chinese landscape painting and a “miniature wonderland, amplified bonsai.” These landforms have become so influential for their breathtaking appearance that director James Cameron used them as inspiration for the alien world he created in his famous film, “Avatar”.
Along with visiting the places, you can go for China wild safari. So, without waiting any further, book your trip and start your journey.
Author bio: Bingwen Wang is a travel blogger and writes on topics like China wild safari. In this article, he has mentioned a few wonders that you can explore during a China nature travel trip.