China offers the traveler huge and interesting cities such as Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong, as well as places of great historical value such as the Great Wall, the Buddha of Leshan or the Warriors of Xi’an, passing through environments in which to enjoy the nature. If you are one of those people who dream of getting to know the giant pandas up close, you certainly should not miss this opportunity. However, not only of pandas lives the Chinese city. You can enjoy the visit and visit other destinations!
Mandatory visit in Chengdu, the Giant Panda Reserve is a forest reserve in the Chengdu area for the creation, conservation, rehabilitation and reproduction of China’s famous giant pandas. The site, which provides animals with a natural habitat-like environment, houses about 50 pandas and its creation, is part of the initiatives of Chinese environmentalists to save the pandas from extinction. Tourists from all over the world travel to China to see these animals, considered national symbols, or even hold a panda cub on its lap.
The cultural and landscape diversity of China is dazzling in each of its regions, leaving us evident differences between each of them but always surprising. Located in the Hunan region in the southeast of the country, we find one of the most fascinating enclaves in all of China and world-famous thanks to the Avatar film blockbuster. With more than 240 peaks and more than 3000 pinnacles of karstic origin, the Wulingyuán and Zhangjiajie forest park is one of the great wonders that the land offers us.
Lijiang is a place that cannot be missed in the classic itineraries of Yunnan; Being quite close to Shangri-la, there is no Chinese travel around the area that stops visiting this city. Therefore, it is a saturated city with a lot of traffic. It is green due to the frequent rains of the warm season, and during the rest of the year, a sunny place at 2,400 meters high. Therefore, there is no better time in particular to visit it, but rather a moment to avoid: the Chinese national holidays. It is better to go at any other time to enjoy the historic center and its labyrinth of narrow streets in peace.
The Wudang Mountains make up a small mountain range also known as Wu Tang Shan or Wutang in the south of Hubei Province in China . Especially towards the area of the Jiedao subdivision, there is an area where Taoist monasteries abound, as if it were a “lost world” adapted to the sinuous terrain that reaches heights of 1600 meters above sea level. It is one of the best sites for meditation. Another option if you arrive on time is to go to the entrance of Mount Wudang, a large area with shops, hotels, and restaurants at the foot of the mountain, and spend the night there.