China is a huge country with an extremely long history, as such it can be difficult to decide what to do or where to go. Below is a list of the top eight not-to-be-missed activities you should take part in if you visit, or are already in, China.
Instead of trying to recreate the atmosphere of a China that existed several centuries ago, local sites related to the country's early 20th century revolutionary past are the town's hottest tourist attractions.
The city's origins can be traced back to the legendary Emperor Shun, who is believed to have lived sometime between 2294 BC and 2184 BC.
It is one of the hottest new attractions in China, unless you count it by the tourists holding up cameras at the site -- there are none.
The best part of Gouqi Island is it is located in Zhoushan city, Zhejiang Province, which is only a few hours drive away from Shanghai.
Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region is on the list of traveling destinations for many people.
It stretches about 5,500 kilometers from the north to south, and the third-largest region of China - Inner Mongolia - covers over a million square kilometers, or 12 percent of China's total landmass.
A nature reserve along the China-Vietnam border, where a new bird species was spotted about a decade ago, has attracted a growing number of bird-watchers and conservationists.
Photos of an East Chinese village have caught the attention of Twitter-like Sina Weibo users who have marvelled at the resemblance to scenes from China's renowned painter Wu Guanzhong's artwork.
The terraces of Yuanyang county, a particularly successful collaboration between human beings and nature, are sometimes touted as the eighth wonder of the world.