Where Should I Go to See China's Natural Beauty?

I travel to China twice a year for work, but never escape the sprawling cities. I’d like to extend my stay next time, and go hiking, or snorkeling, or mountain climbing—something outdoorsy. Where should I go?

Feb 27, 2013
Outside Magazine
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China is full of nature's beauty if you know where to look.    Photo: Zhaoliang70/Shutterstock


You don’t read much about adventure trips outside of China’s urban areas because tourism is still in its relative infancy. And that’s a good thing for ambitious travelers like you, Derrick, if you’re looking for unspoiled destinations. Here are my top adventure travel suggestions for three categories: beaches, mountains, and rivers.