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Top 8 Places You Should Visit in China in Summer

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500彩票There is definitely something about China's sultry summer (June to August) that adds romance to the days and nights.

We have listed the best 8 places that are especially brought to life by summer: Yunnan, Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Chengdu, Guizhou, Inner Mongolia, the Silk Road and Huangshan.

1. Yunnan Province — a Colorful Fairyland

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Yunnan is an ideal destination for a summer trip in China. Owing to its 2,000-meter-altitude with abundant heat and light, Yunnan has a year-round spring-like climate. You will have a cool summer trip in Yunnan. The best cities to visit in Yunnan are Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La.

Start from Kunming to see the spectacular Stone Forest, enjoy a relaxing tour along the lakeshore of Erhai in Dali, visit the Old Town of Lijiang, and take a cable car ride to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Finally, immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty and holy religious atmosphere of Shangri-La by visiting Songzanlin Lamasery and Pudacuo National Park.

2. Chengdu — Meet Cute Pandas

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Chengdu is a city of pandas. The lovely giant pandas are the No. 1 reason that people visit Chengdu.

Pandas are used to decorate the city and you can find them in a variety of forms, such as panda hats, panda purses, panda shoes, panda buses, etc.

Mount Emei in Sichuan Province in Southwest China is one of the most well-known summer destinations in China thanks to its pleasant weather, congenial atmosphere, the inspiring natural scenery, and the influence of the Buddhist culture.

500彩票Four Girls Mountain, named for its appearance, is often referred to, and comprises four snowcapped mountains which are favorites for climbers and hikers.

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3. Zhangjiajie — A Surreal World

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500彩票Zhangjiajie features fabulous mountainous scenery. It is a natural summer resort and has China's first national forest park — Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Towering mountains, clear streams, and fresh air make the park a natural air conditioner and a natural oxygen bar.

In summer, the mountains are full of green trees and are surrounded by mist on rainy days. When you walk between the mountains, the cool wind blows the summer heat away.

Take the world's longest cable car to Tianmen Mountain, which has the highest peak in Zhangjiajie. The heat dissipates when you take a cable car to reach the top of the mountain. The mountain peak vistas are charming, especially under the misty rain and fog. Walk on the cliff-hanging walkway and see the 99 Bends and the grand Tianmen Cave.

4. Guilin — A City in Karst Mountains

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500彩票Guilin is famous for its marvelous limestone scenery. It's a city sitting amid karst mountains. The picturesque Li River takes you into a misty Chinese brush painting.

In summer, the scenery along the Li River is clear and the river breeze is soft when you are on the cruise. However, on stormy days, the cruise will be suspended for safety.

500彩票In the terraced fields, you will see green terraces filled with seedlings, which is pleasant after hiking up the mountain.

5. Guizhou Province — Explore Chinese Minority Culture

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500彩票Guizhou Province is an ideal summer destination, as it is temperate and not very hot.

500彩票You will discover places and diverse minority cultures that you've never heard of. Visit Mount Fanjing, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018. It isn't a trending place to visit now, so you can enjoy a quiet trip there. The cool weather and cloud-wrapped Mushroom Rock will not disappoint you.

Guizhou has the second highest number of minority groups next to Yunnan Province. Tujia, Miao, and many others make Guizhou an important place for ethnic culture. You can learn disappearing traditional crafts, such as making paper by using vegetable fiber, batiking and silver-ornament-making.

6. Inner Mongolia — Vast Grasslands

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500彩票Inner Mongolia has vast grasslands where you can enjoy horse riding and trekking when the weather is comfortable. During the short and hot summers, the grass is the tallest. Grasslands stretch as far as the eye can see. It has one of China's most beautiful and unusual natural areas. It was once the domain of the Mongol empires, and you can see Mongolian yurts in some places still.

7. The Silk Road — Discover Chinese History and Culture

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500彩票The Silk Road (except for Xinjiang) is open and can be visited.

The Silk Road was an important international trade route in ancient times, and stretches a long distance through some amazing scenic and cultural places.

Scenery along the Silk Road is intriguing, together with the historic sites and cultural places. The Terracotta Army and Ancient Walls in Xi'an and grand Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang where you can witness Buddhist history on the walls. Discover the history and culture of the Silk Road. It will be meaningful and interesting.

8. Huangshan — Explore Ancient Villages

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500彩票Huangshan is in the east of China and close to Shanghai. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. Huangshan is steeped in picturesque natural landscapes and history.

Explore Hongcun Village. It is a beautiful ancient village frequented by painters capturing the blend of pools, willows, and ancient architecture on canvass. It's at the foot of the Yellow Mountains.

Visit Tunxi Old Street. It was a merchant area. The structures date from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) eras. The style of architecture is called the Anhui style or Huizhou architecture. The look of these structures is similar to that of the Hongcun merchant houses. It is the best-preserved section of Huangshan City.

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