Revealed: China’s Best City Break Destinations

China is a destination that is becoming increasingly popular each year; it’s somewhere that every traveler should visit at least once in their lives. Far too many of us waste our vacation time heading to average destinations, places that we’ve been to time and time again, like the South of France and the Spanish Balearic Islands.

Sure, these destinations do make great places to relax and unwind but are they exciting? The chances are, if you’ve visited them before, they’re not exciting, which is why it’s nice to book a summer break with a difference, to somewhere like China, for instance. If you’ve never been to China before then, you may be unsure of where to go, to help you decide on where to spend your time, below is a guide to China’s best cities to visit and explore.

Hong Kong Skyline | Photo source:

Hong Kong

This waterfront area is a fantastic place to spend time visiting and exploring, as there’s just so much to see and do here. As well as being a vibrant and multicultural city, Hong Kong also boasts a range of beaches, meaning that your city break can also incorporate some sand and sea. The great thing about Hong Kong is that it has plenty of accommodation options to choose from, from the southside hotel located close to the beach to motels and guest houses, there are plenty of options to choose from. There are also lots of fantastic eateries here, including some that specialize in seafood. Where better to eat seafood than somewhere by the sea?

Shanghai Skyline | Photo source:


The country’s biggest city, Shanghai is a fantastic destination for a break away. It’s vast, vibrant, and has more than you could ever imagine to see and do. It’s somewhere that has a lot to offer its visitors, from beautiful gardens from the Ming dynasty to various bars and nightclubs, there’s something here for every traveler. From the famous Yu Garden and The Bund to the Jade Buddha Temple and the People’s Square, Shanghai has a range of unique sights and attractions on offer. The food is delicious, it’s a fairly friendly place, and there’s never a dull moment, making it the ideal place for a city break.

Wangfujing Street, Beijing | Photo source:


China’s capital city for the past seven centuries is a city that is rich in history and culture. It’s home to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven, among many other unique sights and attractions. The great thing about China’s capital city is that it’s easy to get to, thanks to an airport and various high-speed trains. There are plenty of hotels to choose from, various eateries to eat at, some serving traditional cuisine, others serving western foods, there’s lots to see and do, including visiting the famous Olympic village.

China is home to many different cities, over 200 to be exact, but those mentioned above are three of the best places to head to for a city break. They offer a combination of different amenities, accommodation options, and each has something wonderfully interesting and unique about them.


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