China, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, is also one of the most beautiful destinations. It does not only boast magnificent natural beauty, but also some of the greatest architectural masterpieces worldwide. Find out more about the most romantic sights in China.
Majestic Nature And Unique Architecture Make Up The Most Romantic Sights In China
West Lake, Hangzhou was selected by CNN as one of the “12 superb sunset spots around the world”. It is also one of the most romantic sights in China. West Lake is a man-made lake that was created out of the Chinese people’s love for garden-style parks. Take your other half for a romantic walk around West Lake and marvel at the beautiful scenery. Lotus flowers in bloom, gorgeous goldfish swimming in the lake and nature’s green carpet guarantee an unforgettable day. The best spots to photograph the sunset views are Broken Bridge, Su Causeway, and Yanggong Causeway.
Enjoy the breathtaking view on Huangshan in Anhui. If you love mountains, this is an ideal destination for you. This magnificent mountain range has been characterized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is famous for its scenery, sunsets, granite peaks, hot springs, and the amazing views of the clouds from above. Art lovers will have seen Huangshan in traditional paintings too. Its natural beauty lends itself for some truly amazing photographs, so have your cameras at the ready. Also, don’t forget to go add your own love lock on the chains there and throw the key into the valley, symbolizing your unbreakable bond.
For a more urban experience, don’t forget to visit the Bund (also known as Wai Tan), justifiably one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. Here, the past and the present are one. You will have the chance to admire the modern skyscrapers of Pudong across the Huangpu River, but the place is also lined with colonial-era buildings of different styles, reminding everyone of the ancient city’s past. Make sure you visit in the evening. There are a number of iconic Shanghai restaurants overlooking the Bund, so don’t forget to make a reservation for an unforgettable meal while you marvel at the best views of the Shanghai skyline. Then, take a romantic stroll along the 1.5-kilometer-long promenade taking in the views. If you get tired, hop on a Huangpu River cruise ship and enjoy the sights at your leisure.
Shangri-La (previously known as Zhongdian County) is a remote Tibetan county located in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province. It is nothing less of a fairytale place. Shangri-La covers a region of snowcapped mountain peaks, thick forests, majestic alpine lakes (like the famous Napa Lake), grasslands, gorges and traditional monasteries (like the Songzanlin Monastery). The best time to visit the place is in spring, when endless fields of flowers, like lilies, azaleas, and primroses, cover the region turning it into a colorful paradise on earth.
Blessed by nature and enhanced by man’s quest for beauty, these unbelievably romantic sights in China make it a place to fall in love in and fall in love with.
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