It was a difficult start to the year in China and around the world. After months of limited movement, most of us are definitely itching to do some traveling and shake off the frustrations and confinement that have marked 2020 so far. However, with China still blocks the entrance to most foreigners, many foreigners are unable or simply unwilling to travel abroad this year. This presents a good summer opportunity to travel nationally, but to do so, especially during national holidays, may result in a holiday typified by the noise and crowds crushing. So you bring to seven domestic destinations known holiday for foreigners trapped in China

Source :.郑 无忌

(I traveled personally to some of the locations listed below for the rest, I relied on suggestions from friends and fellow Chinese labor)

.. 1. city break Food-centered Lanzhou, Gansu

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This first suggestion is, with far the largest city in the list. Lanzhou, capital of Gansu Province, is a transportation hub that connects the cities of eastern China to points west. A large set of metropolis on the Yellow River, Lanzhou is the birthplace of one of China's most iconic dishes :. Lanzhou Lamian

These hand-pulled noodles can be found in almost all cities in China, but only one can claim to be his birthplace. For those of you do not know, Lanzhou lamian began as a piece of dough, which fine filaments and then boiled in a steam Cuba stopped expertly. The noodles are then combined with flavored broth, green vegetables and thin slices of beef and served hot. In my mind, it is the perfect comfort food. With a fascinating history and architecture a fresh start, "the city of noodles" China is high on my list of places to visit this summer

2 .. I chilled experience Great Wall at Jiayuguan, Gansu

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If you've been in sections best known of the Great Wall and found yourself discouraged by the enormous crowds can be sure that there is no choice. Also in Gansu, this next place has been highly recommended by several of my acquaintances. Located west beyond the extension of the nearest wall of Beijing, the Great Wall in Jiayuguan offers Gansu Province experience much more relaxed.

Built during the Ming Dynasty (roughly the mid-14th century and mid 17) and representing the western border of the Ming era Chinese wall is quite remote, requiring some a hike to get, but cutting crowds return. The visitors ready for the challenge will be rewarded with incredible views of the mountains and deserts from its elevated position in the ancient ruin

. 3. cultural awakening at Mount Emei and Kangding, Sichuan

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Staying in the west, we come to Mount Emei, the highest of the four sacred Buddhist mountains in China. Located in western Sichuan, this majestic mountain is located in one of the most beautiful regions of China. At the top of Mount Emei is the Monastery Golden Summit, which frankly has to be seen to be believed.

Just a three-hour drive from Mount Emei is Kangding Town, the capital of Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Kangding offers the visitor a small portion of Tibet without the need to travel all the way, which can be costly, slow and political / ethical risky. Kangding, known in China as the home of love songs and ancient legends, is a truly unique and fascinating place. There are several daily bus routes between Emei and Kangding for those who want to combine

Two in one trip.

4. spiritual wonder in Wuzhou Mountain, Shanxi

Wuzhou Mountain, only a few miles from average size of Datong city, enjoys the double -whammy state of being less known but also easy to reach. A short distance from Beijing, Wuzhou Mountain is home to literally thousands of sculptures carved into the mountain side. collectively known as the Yungang Grottoes, carvings serve as a museum to the great outdoors. Grottos, all Buddhist in nature, back to the date of 5th and 6th centuries, and are a sight to behold

. 5. fun with the classic sea in Rizhao, Shandong

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Qingdao is famous for several reasons: the beauty of its landscapes and beaches, fascinating history, and the commercial and tourist delights of a city highly developed and globalized. But just a few hours drive along the coast is much smaller and less well-known tourist city of Rizhao. This is a hangout for locals Shandong, Jiangsu, but rarely sought by Chinese travelers from further afield and virtually unknown to foreigners.

After visiting with my wife a few years ago, we found it to be the perfect blend of fun resort on the beach and a traditional Chinese city. A arriving China's National Day, which was surprised to find that there were very few tourists, even though the water was still nice enough for a swim. You will not find the same shops and restaurants than you would in Qingdao, but there are plenty of beach activities and good food at a lower price

6. Up Beach on the island of Putuoshan, Zhejiang

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Sometimes you just want to go to a beautiful beach. A stone's throw from Shanghai and Hangzhou, Putuoshan Island is probably the busiest place on this list, with holidays and weekends being the busiest times, as with any beach destination.

But do not let that discourage you. Putuoshan is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in China, according to my friends and coworkers. Apart from its breathtaking scenery, the island also boasts several Chinese Buddhist sacred monuments, the most famous statue of 33 meters high deity Guanyin. Soak up the sun during the day, contemplate the eternal mysteries of existence night

7. China ancient charm Qian Dao Hu, Zhejiang < p align = "center"> Source: Wikipedia

Zhejiang province is rightly considered one of the most picturesque in eastern China. The famous and historic city of Hangzhou has been a visiting destination since the days of Marco Polo, but few foreign travelers strike out a little more to reach Qian Dao Hu, the Lake of Thousand Islands.

while the literary license name reflects more accurate accounting of geography, the lake and its islands they are breathtaking. Much of the area has been well preserved, offering up a real (if not a bit sanitized) feeling of "old China". The lake and its surroundings have been modernized to accommodate a growing tourist interest, but rarely felt too commercialized or full.

China is your oyster!

Finally, see next summer as a bit disappointing, but also a great opportunity. She had, at the Like many foreigners in China, eager to return home and / or take a vacation abroad. The - I guess we'll call flow - of Chinese immigration laws at this time has put those plans on hold, but now starting to get excited about traveling to the corners of China, I'm still undiscovered. There is still much you have not seen!

While this list offers up some of the places that I find most interesting, there are literally thousands more. Wherever you go this summer, I hope to see something new and memorable. Just be sure to do a thorough investigation and call your accommodation in advance whenever possible to make sure not to get hit by unexpected COVID-related restrictions.

Happy travels!

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