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China Family Holiday Destinations - Top 6 Places to Go

Boasting some of the most magnificent scenery and unique activities in the world, China has a lot of fun and family-friendly places, full of interesting and unforgettable projects to entertain your family. Take a cruise on the Yangtze River, hike up the Simatai Great Wall, or spend a pleasant time in Zhuhai Chimelong Resort… Here is a list that recommends the best destinations for a China family holiday tour.


Enjoy the Three Gorges Scenery on Yangtze River Cruise

Three Gorges Scenery on Yangtze River Cruise
When the Yangtze River flows through the Sichuan Basin, it breaks through the high mountains and rushes to form the magnificent and unparalleled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge. Among them, Wu Gorge is the most beautiful section with a deep, serene and winding channel like a wiggly and charming art gallery. The 400 Li (124 miles) precipitous canyon course is incredibly endowed with endless gorgeous landscape, which is one of the most enjoyable holiday destinations in China. Yangtze River Cruise between Yichang, Hubei Province and Chongqing is the most ideal way to tour the Three Gorges. You would enjoy the splendid scenery along the river, go ashore to visit some famous spots like Three Gorges Dam and Shennong Stream, or learn about the unique culture of Chinese ethnic minorities.

 Recommended Tour:   4 Days Luxury Yangtze Cruise Tours from $719
Beijing Simatai Great Wall
The Great Wall is definitely a must-visit spot when you plan your family trip to China. However, if you want to experience some unique things beyond the touristy sections like Badaling and Mutianyu, Simatai Great Wall in Beijing is recommended to add on your bucket list. About 120 km (75 mi) from Beijing, the Simatai section is less crowded, more strenuous, and the only Great Wall open at night, where you can enjoy an impressive night view with your family. What’s more, under the Great Wall stands a tranquil water town, which features traditional Chinese architectural style and some interesting folk customs and crafts like dyeing of cloth.

 Recommended Tour:   1 Day Simatai Great Wall Hiking & Gubei Water Town from $148

Zhuhai Chimelong International Ocean Resort

Zhuhai Chimelong International Ocean Resort
As a world-class resort, Zhuhai Chimelong International Ocean Resort is absolutely one of the best destinations for family-friendly trips to China. Its Ocean Kingdom is the world’s largest ocean theme park, where visitors can see many kinds of rare marine animals including over 15,000 fish like Chinese White Dolphins and Devil Rays; challenge the longest roller coaster in Asia; experience numerous interesting children’s climbing projects; enjoy the Underwater Restaurant while viewing marine animals through the glass screen. Besides that, the International Circus City in the resort invites more than 150 artists from 20 countries to present an extraordinary circus performance for tourists, which would bring you a new visual experience. And the immersive art show - Chinese Dragon Show in Chimelong Theatre would take your family to explore the mystery of fantasy myth.

See more about Top 10 Things to Do in Zhuhai

Sanya City Tours with Beaches, Water Sports, Picnic Spots…

Sanya: Hawaii of China
Dubbed as the “Hawaii of China”, Sanya is the most popular tropical coastal city in China. Charming sea view, white sand beaches, bright sunshine, a marvelous underwater world, dense tropical rainforests and colorful ethnic customs attract countless tourists from all over the world to have a China family holiday trip. Sanya Bay and Wuzhizhou Island are all ideal places to enjoy relaxing sunbathing, palatable seafood and various water sports. Among them, Yalong Bay is the best to provide adventurous snorkel to see coral reefs, colorful tropical fish and varieties of valuable shellfish. The seawater is favorable all year round with a temperature of 22-25℃ (71-77℉), quite suitable for swimming at any time.

 Recommended Tour:   5 Days Haikou & Sanya Private Tours

Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo 

Li River
The landscape of Li River is characterized by its green hills, clear waters, grotesque caves and pretty rocks. The 83 kilometer (52 miles) long Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the highlight of the best China tours for families. You can enjoy the breathtaking sceneries of the two sides of Li River, such as swaying bamboo shadow, vibrant fishing village, buffalo patrolling in the fields, shepherd boy in elegy and so on. And go ashore to pay visits to some famous spots including Daxu Ancient Town and Nine Horses Fresco Hill is also a fantastic activity on your Li River Cruise.

 Recommended Tour:   One Day Li River Cruise Tour of Guilin - Yangshuo from $140

Changbai Mountain Health Tour with Hot Spring

Changbai Mountain
Located in Antu County, southeast of Jilin Province, Changbai Mountain is a dormant volcano with many outstanding attractions including Heavenly Lake, and thus it becomes one of the most attractive China holiday destinations for family, with boundless primeval forests, strange volcanic landforms, mountainous lakes, wholesome hot springs and precious wildlife. With a forest coverage rate of 83%, Changbai Mountain has high-quality air which could refresh brains, improve children’s intelligence and the physical strength of the elderly. Usually keeping the water at the temperature of 60℃ (140℉), the Changbai Hot Spring with varieties of trace elements are very effective for expelling cold disease and eliminating fatigue.

 Recommended Tour:  2-Day Jilin & Changchun Hiking Tours with Changbai Mountain
- Last updated on Jul. 20, 2023 by Catherine He -
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