6 Amazing Trips to Do in China During Qingming Festival – Thatsmags.com

April 1-5 | Xishuangbanna Rainforest Tour

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China’s only tropical rainforest nature reserve, designated by the United Nations Biodiversity Conservation Circle, is home to an incredible sixth of all plant species and a quarter of animal species in the entire country. Highlights of this trip include Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (the largest and most important in China), Wild Elephant Valley, exploring Dai culture and much more.

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April 1-5 | Hexi Corridor Tour from Zhangye to Dunhuang

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Part of the Northern Silk Road, the Hexi Corridor is a must-see for any culture lover in northwest China. Explore the splendid Rainbow Mountains of Danxia in Zhangye, the markets of Dunhuang and the Mogao Grottoes, home to the largest, best-preserved and richest Buddhist art in the world – the first cave was dug here in 366 AD.

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April 2-5 | Avatar Mountain and Glass Bridge Tour

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Located in the mountain ranges of northern Hunan, the remote Zhangjiajie National Forest was only known to the Tujia, Miao and Bai minority groups for centuries. Today, with its towering karst spiers, rich brown earth and lush forests, Zhangjiajie has become a striking and iconic Chinese landscape. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and immortalized in film Avatar, the park is a spectacular landscape of deep forested canyons and huge isolated limestone peaks, each with its own miniature bonsai forest-like ecosystems. This tour also includes the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, the longest and tallest glass-bottomed bridge in the world. Walk there if you dare!

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April 3-5 | Hike in Xinchang Fairyland

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Xinchang is a county full of surprises, with many hidden and beautiful hiking trails. Two of the most beautiful were chosen for this trip; walk through lush green valleys and past beautiful lakes and rivers, and enjoy the beauty of nature away from the mad crowds of the city. Xinchang is especially beautiful in spring, when green returns after a long winter.

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April 3-5 | Stunning Huangshan Hot Spring Resort

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Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of China’s top tourist destinations. Located in the province of Anhui, it is a must-see destination in the country and has served as an inspiration to Chinese painters for hundreds of years, with its landscapes of peculiarly shaped granite peaks, pine trees, hot springs , sunsets and views of the clouds from above. And what better way to enjoy its majesty than to soak and relax in thermal pools.

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April 3-5 | Speed ​​train to amazing Mount Wuyi

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This trip to Mount Wuyi, or Wuyishan, includes Wuyishan National Resort, Wuyishan Scenic Area, and Wuyishan National Nature Reserve. Enjoy sightseeing, rock climbing and floating on the beautiful waters. Explore the Water Curtain Cave, with its small ancient shrine hidden inside; go rafting on the famous Nine Bend Stream; climb the heavenly peak of Tianyou; and visit Tiger Roaring Rock, a huge cave through which the wind blows, echoing the roar of a tiger among the mountains.

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