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► CHINA DESTINATIONS BY ACTIVE THEME

China has some superb options for those wanting a bit of activity and adventure on their holiday there. Such activities are usually found away from the cities so you need to head to the sacred mountains or the more far flung provinces of Tibet, Yunnan and Xinjiang. In the cities themselves it usually comes down to hiring a bike to explore although Beijing offers treks along the wilder sections of the Great Wall.

Adventure in China can be found in Tibet & the mountains

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The sacred mountains offer walkers stunning vistas along often challenging but well kept paths. Probably the most famous include the "plank walk" on Huashan outside of Xian and the "glass road" on Tianmen mountain in the Zhangjiajie region which is full or stunning scenery. Emeishan and Huangshan also offer slightly less extreme but very rewarding walking opportunities.

For climbers there are good options amongst Yangshuo's karst mountain scenery and for walkers the famous and sometimes hair raising Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan province is an obvious attraction.

Adventure abounds in Tibet with almost any trip outside of Lhasa offering high altitude walking with Everest Base Camp perhaps being the most rewarding experience. Far flung Xinjiang province offers potential desert experiences and the jaw dropping Chinese section of the Karakorum Highway. We hope you enjoy exploring this part of our destination guide.

     
changbaishan     CHANGBAISHAN 长白山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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dali     DALI 大理市 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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dunhuang     DUNHUANG 敦煌 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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emeishan     EMEISHAN 峨嵋山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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everest     EVEREST BASE CAMP 珠穆朗玛峰 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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hainan     HAINAN ISLAND 海南 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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hengshan     HENGSHAN 衡山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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huanglong     HUANGLONG 黄龙 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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huangshan     HUANGSHAN 黄山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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huashan     HUASHAN 华山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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jiuzhaigou     JIUZHAIGOU 九寨沟 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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kailash     KAILASH 冈仁波齐 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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kansas lake     KANSAS LAKE 喀纳斯湖 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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karakorum highway     KARAKORUM HIGHWAY CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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karakul lake     KARAKUL LAKE 卡拉库里湖 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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leshan     LESHAN 乐山大佛 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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longji     LONGJI 龙胜梯田 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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lushan     LUSHAN 庐山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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namtso lake     NAMTSO LAKE 纳木错 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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putou shan     PUTOU SHAN 普陀山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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samye     SAMYE MONASTERY    桑耶寺 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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shigatse     SHIGATSE 日喀则 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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shiptons arch     SHIPTON’S ARCH 天洞 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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stone forest     STONE FOREST 石林 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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tai shan     TAI SHAN 泰山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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tashkurgan     TASHKURGAN 塔什库尔干镇 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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tian chi     TIAN CHI 天池 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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tiger leaping gorge     TIGER LEAPING GORGE 虎跳峡 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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turpan     TURPAN 吐鲁番 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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wutaishan     WUTAI SHAN 五台山 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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yangshuo     YANGSHUO 阳朔县 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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yuan yang     YUAN YANG 元阳 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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zhangjiajie     ZHANGJIAJIE 张家界 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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zhongdian shangri la     ZHONGDIAN - SHANGRI LA 中甸县 CLICK FOR MORE ...  
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