Top 7 Best Places to Go Backpack in China! (#5 is Best for a Retreat!)

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” -Beverly Sills

Words spoken by experts are sometimes needed to be reflected on wisely for you to fully understand it. Sometimes you need to experience it on your own so you will know whether those words are true or not. But as you go along, you will see how differently explained it was by those people and by your own experience. The same as traveling. One can never say he had the best travel experience if he had not been to all places on Earth. But do you necessarily need to go to those places for you to have a personal experience? Or maybe you just need to create your own adventure for you to know that your travel is as worthy as those people who went far more than you.

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself” – Danny Kaye

If you consider backpacking for your next adventure then you better check China. There are some places in this country which most people are not aware of. So, to fill in your brain with these beautiful places then keep reading below. Do not let number five pass because it is best for a retreat.

1.) Shanghai

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It is recommended for you to start your time backpacking by enjoying the intriguing skyline of The Bund in Shanghai. The city offers the beautiful architecture and funky walking streets which are also listed as one of the much visit places. The place also is the one of the coolest big city in the country. You will definitely enjoy the excellent foods offered by the different restaurants. So on your backpacking travel in China, you need to visit the city for you to not miss something in the country.

2.) Chengdu

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Chengdu has beautifully cared gardens and old town. The city has almost 15,000,000 people. The main attraction of the city is a trip to Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi). It is where you can see amazing creatures sleep, eat, sit in trees and live out their panda lives. You will be amazed how those pandas live their lives by just resting and eating most of the time. So if you want to see some pandas then Chengdu is the best place for you.

3.) Túnxī

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This beautiful old town in An Hui province, a place in China, is well worth the trip of your backpacking travel. Old architecture, narrow alleys, friendly people and great hostels are all waiting for you to capture their exquisite and classical beauty. If you are just around Shanghai and you want to see more of an old Chinese town then Túnxī is a great choice. So you better not let write this place on your must travel places in China.

4.) Hong Kong

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The place is quite expensive, but it is worth a cent of your budget. This is because the place has great restaurants and bars and is completely alive at night. And though Hong Kong has a buzzing city you need not worry too much because it is a modern vibe. In visiting the place you need to make sure to check out some of the ancient architecture, old towns, and outlying islands.

5.) Yangshuo

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If you want to experience the stunning range of rice paddies, farmland and picturesque rivers then you need to visit Yangshuo. Those sceneries are all divided by massive limestone karsts that erupt from the ground like giant fingers. For a complete experience, you can rent a bicycle and peddle around the amazing countryside. You can also go for a hike and have your own adventures in the wild. But make sure to have a guide or even a map just in case you get lost. The place is definitely one of the most beautiful places in China.

6.) Beijing

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If you want to visit the Great Wall of China then you must visit Beijing. The city is the best option you could ever have a perfect backpacking experience. This is simply because it is where you can see and hike to the Great Wall of China. There are many different areas of the wall you need to visit. And one of the most recommended places is the Mutianyu. This is because the place is less crowded and easy to find your way away from everyone. Do not be discouraged by the horrible pollution of the place because you can always equip yourself with the proper gear. This is just a friendly reminder that you need to have those gears just to make sure you will not choke to death.

7.) Xi’an

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Xi’an is a very nice city. The place has an interesting Muslim district that is worth a visit on your backpacking trip. But most people who travel here wants to see the Terracotta army, which is world-widely known. The army was created by and buried with the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, in the year 210 B.C. The intricately carved army of over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses is unbelievably seen in this city.

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