Your Travel Bucket List

 

This is our Ultimate List for your post-camp travels. See how many you can tick off...

 

Terracotta Army, Xi’an, Shanxi province

  • More than 2000 years old but only discovered in 1974

  • Burial site of first emperor of China

  • Thousands of statues of soldiers made from terracotta

 

Great Wall

  • Building started in 7th century BC

  • Estimated to be 13,000 miles long!

  • Get the cable car up, hike along the wall and then toboggan down

  • Visit less touristy parts of the wall (Jiayuguan - end of the wall, fort in the desert. Shanhaiguan - other end of the wall, where the wall meets the sea. Mutianyu - hike the unrestored areas).

 

Forbidden City, Beijing

  • Former Imperial palace

 

Temple of Heaven, Beijing

  • World heritage site

  • Set of Taoist religious buildings

 

Zhangjiajie, Hunan province

  • World heritage site

  • Inspiration for Pandora from Avatar

 

Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan province

  • National park

  • World heritage site

  • Crystal clear blue lakes

 

Yunnan province

  • Traveller heaven, bohemian towns like Dali and Lijiang

  • Hot weather all year

  • Southeast Asian feel

 

Tulou buildings in Fujian province

  • Circular buildings, made of ‘rammed earth’, housing entire villages

  • Mistaken for missile silos by Americans during the cold war

 

Tiger Leaping gorge, Yunnan

  • One of the deepest and most spectacular canyons in the world

 

Chengdu, Sichuan province

  • Panda breeding centre

  • World-famous food, spicy, sichuan (szechuan)

 

Sanya, Hainan island

  • ‘China’s Hawaii’!

 

Yungang caves, Datong

  • 5th century Buddhist caves carved into cliffs

  • Huge Buddha carvings

 

798 Art District, Beijing

  • Contemporary art galleries, restaurants, cafes in disused industrial Mao-era factories

 

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