In 2013 China, Hong Kong, and Macau have 5 of the world's ten tallest skyscrapers, the biggest mall, and the biggest casino. Yet even taller buildings are being built. These huge modern buildings and the Hall of Supreme Harmony are the 10 best buildings to see in China.
Most of these buildings are in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong and have been built in the last 7 years. Beijing has iconic large structures preserved from the imperial era.
The Shanghai World Financial Center has an observation deck on the 100th floor at 474 meters (1,555 feet) for sightseeing and a Hyatt Regency luxury hotel.
The ICC Tower overlooks Victoria Harbor. It is part of a new financial hub in Hong Kong that is one of the world's top financial centers. The land itself cost about 1 billion USD.
Sky 100 is a 100th floor observation deck, and its Elements Mall is one of the best in the city. It has the best lighting display in the Symphony of Lights.
Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world after the Burj Kalifa. It is 152 meters (500 feet) higher than it, and it will be 130 meters (400 feet) taller than the Taipei 101.
It will be a showcase of 21st century engineering. It has a spiraling cylindrical shape to help the building weather typhoons.
The Supreme Hall of Harmony is the heart of the Forbidden City. The building and the wide white paved plaza around it are iconic of the Qing Empire at its height. It is a landmark of Beijing and part of the favorite tourist highlight in Beijing proper.
The three IFC towers include a popular luxury mall and the Four Seasons Hotel.
As of 2013, it probably has the best and most convenient transportation links of any of these buildings with four subway lines, a popular tram, and major ferry terminals around it.
The building lights up the night sky in Luohu, Shenzhen near Hong Kong. It sits in an emergent financial center in the city. The KK Mall is a part of the complex.
It's silhouette is like Willis Tower in Chicago, and it is a little taller. It is remarkable because it stands alone in Nanjing as the only very tall building, and it was built inexpensively for its height.
The Bank of China Tower is a famous landmark in Hong Kong. Its shape and lighting makes it memorable among newer taller buildings.
The mall in Chengdu is about twice the size of both the previous mall record holder in Dubai and the biggest mall in Guangdong called the New South China Mall. It is designed to be a self-contained town.