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Everything You Need To Do and See In South China

China is a massive country made up of densely populated cities, beautiful countryside and an incredible history, but it becomes hard for visitors to see everything in one short trip. So when you’re planning your trip to China, why not start with South China. Made up of seven provinces, including Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Fujian and Taiwan, this part of China is absolutely stunning. Providing tourists with a unique opportunity to see all the best that China has to offer, South China has plenty of things to see and do - and here are the some of the best cities, attractions and regions to visit:

Visit Canton Tower in Guangzhou

Located in northwest of Hong Kong, Guangzhou is a port city on the Pearl River. Besides being the birthplace of dim sum, it is also home to the fourth tallest freestanding structure in the world and the tallest structure in all of China, being the Canton Tower. With incredible views from the 2000 foot high structure, tourists flock to the this building and to see the Guangzhou skyline from above. The Canton Tower also has the world’s biggest and highest outdoor observatory, which looks downward from 1,601 feet. This is definitely a view not to be missed - unless you’re afraid of heights.


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Ride the Shanghai MagLev Train

Also known as the Shanghai Transrapid, this levitation train is one of the only ones of its kind. Hovering above the train tracks without touching because of its amazing engineered magnets keeping it suspended. The lack of friction makes the ride on this train the smooth and fast with speeds up to 250 miles per hour.

Explore Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

As one of several national parks in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is made up of precipitous pillars. Located in the northwest of China's Hunan province, this famed rock pillar forest that reaches heights of 200 meters as well as a glass walkway, plenty of waterfalls and beautiful vantage points. This national park is also the inspiration behind the Hallelujah Mountains in James Cameron movie ‘Avatar’.


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Visit The Southern Great Wall of China

One of the most iconic and popular things to do when visiting China is seeing The Great Wall of China. While most tourists know about the Northern Great Wall, which is the section of the wall that usually features on postcards, very few people are the Southern Great Wall. Even though this  part of the wall is not as popular, it is worth the visit as it is just as beautiful. With a length of 190 miles, the south section of the wall was built by rulers during the Ming Dynasty for military usage. It was built for defense against the Mio people of the south. 

Go Snorkeling At Sanya Coral Reef National Nature Reserve

Even though China has serious environmental issues, it is home to Sanya Coral Reef National Nature Reserve. This healthy reef is in reasonable condition and provides tourist an opportunity to snorkel and experience this underwater seascape. The protected reef has various coral, fish and sea plants which can also be seen from a boat. 

Go See The Huangguoshu Falls 

Located in the Guizhou Province is Huangguoshu Falls. Dropping 74 metres, this massive waterfall is China’s largest and has an overwhelming momentum which runs all year round. With rainbows appearing regularly and the sheer beauty of this amazing natural beauty, the waterfall is perfect for a refreshing swim in the summer months and a photo opportunity in the winter months.


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Explore Guizhou Province

Even though Guizhou Province is one of the poorest areas in China, it is also one of the most beautiful. With an incredible amount of ethnic variety and tribal Chinese subculture, visitors to this province will get a true representation of China’s culture and people. The natural beauty of this area is also extremely beautiful and untouched.

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Ji Guo is a former professional travel writer. He's started several businesses in China and was born in Tianjin. Graduated from Yale University.


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