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10 Chinese Cities in 10 Days Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Culture

Traveling in China can be an incredible experience. There’s so much to see and do in this massive country, and that’s especially true in its vibrant cities. Check out 10 Chinese cities in 10 days through these short video tours. From the boom town of Shenzhen, to the Buddhist grottoes of Datong, to the scenic beauty of Guilin, you’ll get a nice tour of the country by the end of this post.


Shenzhen from above.

Shenzhen from above.

Shenzhen has grown from a cluster of fishing and farming villages to one of the biggest, busiest, and most important cities in China. See what you can do in this bustling metropolis with just one day. Wander around Shekou and get some tasty food, hit a massive market, check out the Splendid China theme park, and wind down with an awesome dinner.

Hong Kong Island

Ride the tram, the subway, the bus, and the escalator around Hong Kong island in one awesome day. Munch on dim sum, visit Victoria Park, hit some trendy shops, head up to the Peak, and party hard in LKF. All in a day’s work on Hong Kong island.


10 Chinese Cities in 10 Days

Hong Kong as viewed from Kowloon at night.

Explore one of the many faces of Hong Kong with this video tour of a jam-packed day in Kowloon. Take the ferry across Victoria Harbor, check out Kowloon Park, visit the Hong Kong History Museum, wander through the Chungking Mansions, stroll the Avenue of Stars, watch the Symphony of Lights show, and enjoy some good ole’ street food.


Munch on dim sum, stroll around a European island in the city, get cultured in an ancient Chinese academy, check out the modern side of Guangzhou, and wind down with Chinese food and craft beer.


Chillin’ in Guilin.

Guilin and the area around it is famous for its beautiful karst mountain scenery. With one day in Guilin, you can chill by the Li River, stroll through the Seven Star Park, and eat some delicious Guilin rice noodles.


Dalian is one of the most popular tourist destinations in northeast China. While most people visit here in the summer months to hit the beach, there’s more to do than just lay out and go swimming, especially on a rainy day. Check out some of the city’s squares and the Modern Museum in this video tour.


View from the city wall in Datong.

Explore the old city of Datong in China’s Shanxi province in this short video. An overnight train from Beijing will get you there in just over 5 hours. Check out the old neighborhood and the newly rebuilt City Wall, in addition to some other places of interest such as the Drum Tower, Grand Mosque, and Nine Dragon Wall. Feast on some spicy chicken and fish, and then get rowdy in a pool hall/KTV bar at night.


Take the short boat ride from Shenzhen over to Zhuhai, where you can stroll on the beach, check out the Fisher Girl statue, relax in the park, and hit the walking street at night for food and drink.


Ancient Jiaxiu Pavilion in Guiyang.

Explore Guiyang – the capital of Guizhou province in SW China – in this short video showing what you can do in the city with just one day. Hang out in public parks and squares, check out an ancient pavilion, relax in a garden, and feast on yummy street food.


With one day in Changsha – provincial capital of Hunan – visit the Yuelu Mountain scenic area to check out its ancient Buddhist temple and academy, and then hit the streets in search of spicy food and cold beers.

Which Chinese cities have you visited? What did you do there? Which was your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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