The China We Never See: 14 Photos Of Unusual Chinese Locations

Considering China’s huge size and population (Not to mention it’s new found global importance) I’ve found that most of us actually know very little about the country. We’ve all  heard of Beijing, Shanghai and ‘The Great Wall,’ however after these most of us tend to run out of places to name.

So since I’ll soon be returning to the Middle Kingdom I thought I’d share with you some of the best, if slightly more obscure, places the country has to offer. Enjoy!


1. Zhangye Danxia National Geological ParkZhangye Denxia Land Form

2. Changbaishan Tianchi Lake

Changbiashan Tianchi Lake

3. Zhangjiajie National ParkZhangjiajie National Park

4. Yangshuo Rice TerracesIMG_3867

5. Dushanzhi Grand CanyonDushanzi Grand Canyon, Xinjang Province

6. Mount HuangshanMt Huangshan

7. Yulong River

Yulong River.jpg

8. Foshan Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha Foshan.jpg

9. ZhangyeZhangye.jpg

10. Taklamakan Desert

Taklamakan Desert.jpg

11. JiuzhaigouJiuzhaigou.jpg

12. Hangzhou

Hangzhou Pagoda Bridge

13. Fenghuang Ancient Town

Fenghuang Ancient Town.jpg

14. Blue Moon Valley

Blue Moon Valley.jpg

For a country over the size of nine million kilometres there is still far more to see in China! If you have any more suggestions of places you’ve been that you’d also recommend please do share them with us and I’ll try to see them during my next stay!