These are our personal recommendations of places off the beaten path that we believe should not be left unexplored whilst living in China!


Yading nature reserve- Daocheng, Sichuan Province

Litang county- Sichuan Province

Yangshou- Guilin

Longmen Grottoes- Luoyang, Zhengzhou Province

Lhasa - Tibet (Permits are required, but easily obtained through joining a tour group)

Golden snub nose monkey reserve- Shennongjia, Hubei Province

Elephant corridor- Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province

Shangri- La - Yunnan Province

Lijiang- Yunnan Province

Urumqi- Xinjiang

Fanjing Shan- Tongren, Guizhou Province

Breast mountains (Not a typo)- Guizhou Province

Huangguoshu Waterfall- Guizhou Province

Three natural bridges- Chongqing

Fengdu ghost city- Chongqing

Glass bridge and soon to be the world's highest bungee- Zhangjiajie

Plank walk, Hua Shan- Shaanxi Province