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China's Attractions — a Guide to China's Tourist Sights

China has the greatest number and variety of tourist attractions of any country on the planet. This page covers the major sights first with the top 12, then by category.

China's Attractions by Category: Natural, Historical, World Heritage…

China's sights are so many and various that it is hard to categorize them all. The following six attraction types are designed to give you windows into areas that might interest you.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Natural Sights

China’s sights are so many and various that it is hard to categorize them all. The following six attraction types are designed to give you windows into areas that might interest you.

The Forbidden City
China History

China cannot be called "China" without its history. The country has a written history of about 3,500 years. Historical sites and relics are many travelers' China highlights.

The Great Wall
World Heritage Sites

48 cultural and natural attractions in China were inscribed as World Heritage. The main UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China are listed below. See more world heritage sites in China.

Beijing 798 Art Zone
The Arts

The Arts in China is an important part of China's culture and history. The following sights give a flavor of Chinese art, both ancient and modern.

Sidecar in Shanghai
Sport & Recreation

There are many great places to relax or be active in the great outdoors or cities in China. From sunbathing to cycling, from skiing to cruising the Yangtze, China Highlights does them all.

Hutong in Beijing
Life in China Today

From street markets in Beiing to ancient wooden houses in the mountainous regions in Guizhou, all sights in this category show the variety of everyday life for Chinese people.

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