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Best City in China?

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1. Posted by happygril (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

What's the best city in China?

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

i think Beijing is the best city. Theres air pollution but just love the city which is rich with history + my sis lives there.

3. Posted by flynn (Inactive 140 posts) 9y

Hello happygril!

I loved Lijiang

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/yunnan/lijiang/old_town.htm

Flynn

4. Posted by michab3 (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Lhasa gets my vote. Been living here over a year, and the people are great, the history is great, and there are only tourists for part of the year.

5. Posted by sdysli (Budding Member 25 posts) 9y

Best City in China is definitely Shanghai. Stayed there 5 Months as an exchange student and worked there part time. Shanghai has very nice places, old cafés, small shopping streets, nice markets for bargaining, restaurants and a lot of stunning bars (my favourite is the glamour Bar on the Bund). Avoid the more touristic places like Nanjing street or Xintiandi, then you can experience the real Shanghai.

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Well, I haven't been to Shanghai or Beijing, but personally I had a soft spot for Kunming.

7. Posted by John999181 (Full Member 41 posts) 9y

My favorite is Yangshou, although it doesn't really class as a city.

The place is excellent. You're surrounded by the limepeak mountains and lazy rivers. I took a 4 hour bike ride out amoung the rice fields and hills, then took a slow bamboo raft ride back down the river, by 2 guides who I think only charged me about £2 between them for their time and knowledge. The town is excellent, with a really good atmosphere. It is a populat retreat for Chinese tourists too. Some of the Chinese certainly hadn't seen a westerner before as I was the main attraction when walking down the street or sitting in a cafe, which I loved.

Beijing was good do, especially the Hutongs at night.

Take me back!!!!!!!

8. Posted by apollo2008 (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Beijing is my best. That's why im here. Anyway, there are also other beautiful cities, such as Nanjing, Dalian,Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing,Gulin, Xi'an,Kunming,Lhasa.

By the way, I know some hostels/hotels in these cities. If you need any help, just contact me.