The Ultimate China Travel Bucket List

ULTIMATE CHINA TRAVEL BUCKET LIST

I spent 3 weeks travelling around China in October 2013 and was able to tick off quite a few of my China Travel Bucket List goals. In December 2015 I headed back to China to spend Christmas with Terry to do some more exploring. Travel bucket list. 

Beijing

  1. Hike along the Great Wall of China ✓great wall of china travel bucket list
  2. Camp on the Great Wall
  3. Hike along the Great Wall in winter ✓1909957_10153518825879143_6654790997684029185_n
  4. Toboggan down the Great Wall ✓12495040_10153518834829143_428277876080576643_n
  5. Visit Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City ✓
  6. Rickshaw through Beijing’s Hutongs ✓
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  7. Tea tasting  ✓
  8. Temple of Heaven ✓581906_10153518707739143_8188091171295249233_n
  9. Summer Palace ✓
  10. Eat bugs in Wangfujing night market- I ate a tarantula and a scorpion ✓12508699_10153518847039143_6113589883300383672_n
  11. Lunch with a local family in the Hutongs ✓
  12. Visit the Birds Nest Stadium at Olympic Park ✓
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  13. Try Peking Duck in Beijing ✓
  14. 798 Art District in Beijing ✓
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  15. Overnight train ✓
  16. Ming Tombs ✓
  17. Have a drink in Sanlitun ✓

    Xi’An

  18. See the Terracotta Warriors ✓
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  19. Dumpling dinner at Tang Dynasty ✓
  20. Walk the city walls ✓
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  21. Cycle the city walls
  22. Eat street food in the Muslim Quarter ✓12507200_10153518512039143_1797262697666271221_n
  23. Mt Huashan hike
  24. Large Wild Goose Pagoda
  25. Small Wild Goose Pagoda ✓
  26. Foodie tour with Lost Plate Food Tours ✓944957_10153518509774143_6960362716009389823_n

    Shanghai

  27. Visit the bund ✓
  28. Eat lots of street food ✓
  29. Pray at a Buddhist temple ✓
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  30. Go to the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower ✓
  31. Shanghai acrobat show ✓
  32. Ride the Maglev train  ✓
  33. Yoga class ✓
  34. East at health cafes ✓
  35. Walk the Sky Walk at the World Financial Tower ✓
  36. Make a trip to the Ancient Water Towns
  37. Shanghai River cruise ✓

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  38. Hike the Yellow Mountains ✓12509718_10153518409789143_1309378155195558325_n
  39. View the sunrise over the sea of clouds
  40. Walk Tunxi Ancient Street
  41. Hongcun Village

    Hangzhou

  42. Walk around the West Lake ✓

  43. Hire a bike and cycle around the lake

    Lijiang

  44. Hike Tiger Leaping Gorge
  45. Explore the old town of Lijiang

    Zhangjiajie

  46. Zhangjiajie National Park
  47. Hellelujah Moutain that inspired Avatar
  48. Yangshuo

  49. Cycle and hike to Moon Hill ✓
  50. Li River by  bamboo raft
  51. Cooking class & markets ✓
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     Chengdu

  52. Giant Panda Breeding Research Base
  53. Hike Mt Emei ✓
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  54. View the sunset/ sunrise at the summit of Mt Emei ✓12507558_10153518462709143_2304961686291341674_n
  55. Play in the snow on Mt Emei  ✓12400531_10153518463099143_1104848423062199548_n
  56. Leshan Buddha
  57. Harbin

  58. Ice Festival

    Datong

  59. Hanging monestary
  60. Yungang grottoes
  61. Wood pagoda
  62. Hong Kong

  63. Drink at the World’s highest bar in the Ritz Carlton ✓
  64. Roller coasters at Ocean Park ✓
  65. Hong Kong Disneyland ✓
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  66. Cable car on Lantau Island ✓
  67. Giant Buddha ✓
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  68. Markets of Hong Kong ✓
  69. Take the funicular up Victoria Peak ✓
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  70. Pink Dolphin watching cruise ✓
  71. Make life long friends ✓1468622_10151891158754143_787901108_n

    Macau

  72. Take the ferry from Hong Kong to Macau  ✓
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  73. Gamble  ✓
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    Tibet

  74. Potala Palace
  75. Sera Monastery
  76. Mt Everest base camp
  77. Rongbuk Monastery
  78. Nepal to Tibet overland

Have you been? I would love to hear what you would add to the Ultimate China Travel Bucket List

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