According to a survey recently, a list of 20 cities all over the world were chosen as global tourist’s favorite cities. Among them, 5 cities are in China. China is becoming more and more attractive to visitors from other countries. These years, China has been simplifying the visa procedures for foreign citizens. US citizens have been able to obtain a ten-year valid Chinese visa. A new 144 hours visa free policy is also in operation in Shanghai and surrounding provinces.
The statistics may indicate the popularity among the tourists towards China. When you visit China, which city will you choose and where do you plan to go?
No. 1 Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China. Due to the convenient location and transportation, Hong Kong has attracted tourists from all over the world. Moreover, Hong Kong gives visa free treatment to many nationalities especially visitors from developed countries. They can fly to Hong Kong without applying for a Chinese visa in advance.
Macau has the same position as Hong Kong but it is much smaller. As a world renowned gambling center, Macau also enjoys much popularity. As a once colony of Portugal, many architecture of European styles remain in Macau. Another highlight is that Macau owns many luxurious hotels and resorts which also fit the gambling industries.
Shenzhen is a modern city close to Hong Kong. As a very young and energetic city, it not only occupies one of the four first-tier cities in China, Shenzhen also boosts developed tourism industries.
No. 4 Guangzhou
Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong province, is the largest city in south China. With a large population, Guangzhou holds many large conventions every year. Canton Fair, seen as the symbol of the city, is the largest import and export conference.
No. 5 Shanghai
The largest city in China, Shanghai is the most international city of the country. Besides the metropolitan landscape, Shanghai still keeps its ancient side. The water towns in the suburb area of Shanghai look like shining pearls surrounding the large city. With the launch of Shanghai Disneyland in 2016, Shanghai will embrace a quicker development of tourism industries.