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Things to do in Rest of China

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Rest of China. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Rest of China attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Rest of China to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Rest of China.

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  • Dazu Grottoes

    Outside, there are large and colorful carvings etched on the mountains, all portraying Chinese fables and ancient dynasties. Inside the temple, the... More
  • Dwarf Empire

    Located on a hilltop in southern China and opened in September 2009, this pint-size park is almost entirely staffed—from entertainers to janitors—b... More
  • Fan Street

    If you’re in search of hand-painted decorative fans, it’s worth the three-hour trip from Guilin along the Li River to the small village of Fuli, wh... More
  • Great Mosque

    An architectural marvel, this sacred site is a mélange of traditional Buddhist design and Islamic accents. There is no great secret to arranging a ... More
  • Jinci Temple

    The Jinci Temple weaves a thread between Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. More
  • Linden Centre

    Inspired by years of collecting antiques and contemporary artwork in China, Wisconsin residents Brian and Jeanee Linden moved directly to the sourc... More
  • Shaanxi History Museum

    See the Shang dynasty bronze relics in this Xi'an museum. More
  • Shanxi Provincial Museum

    The museum offers a superb survey of the region’s 5,000-year history. More
  • Shuyuanmen

    This ancient street is good place to pick up calligraphy brushes from art-equipment stalls. More
  • Soho, Nanjing

    This low-lit bar features dark wood furnishings and live music. More
  • View the Terra-Cotta Army

    China’s ancestral capital is renowned for its “terra-cotta army,” created during the Qin dynasty (221–207 B.C.): thousands of life-size clay warrio... More
  • Yellow Mountain

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