Picturesque natural scenery in China

In addition to its long history and culture, China also owns impressive natural landscapes such as rainbow mountains, Kanas lakes and terraced fields.

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Kanas Lake, Xinjiang

Kanas Lake, Xinjiang 

Kanas Nature Reserve is located in Burqin District, Altay City, Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Sharing a border with Russia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, the scenic area possesses beautiful natural ecosystems, with glaciers, lakes, forests and meadows.

Kanas Lake is part of the nature reserve. Located at an altitude of 1,375 m above sea level, the lake is like a jewel shining in the sky. Depending on weather conditions, lake water can change into blue, green and milky white. Photo: Farwest China.
Rainbow mountain

Rainbow mountain

Zhangye National Geological Park, Gansu Province, northwest China possesses one of the most incredible natural landscapes in the world. This rainbow mountain range is made up of hundreds of layers of sandstone and minerals after 24 million years. After the shifts of the geological array, the land has been fractured and subsided, creating a brilliant landscape today. Photo: Feana.
Zhangjiajie National Park

Zhangjiajie National Park

Zhangjiajie National Park is part of the Wu Lang Yuan Scenic Area, Hunan Province. Every year, this place attracts millions of tourists by the beauty of giant stone pillars, sea of clouds and quiet streams. The park is divided into four main areas: Golden Stream in the south, Yuanjiajie in the center, Tianzi Mountain in the north and Zhangjiajie in the west. Here, visitors can visit Tianmen Mountain's natural sky gate; or Hallelujah Mount, which was once the setting for the blockbuster Avatar. Photo: Xuehua.
Huangshan mountain

Huangshan Mountain

Huangshan or Golden Mountain, Anhui Province is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. It is famous for interesting landscapes like the sea of clouds, hot springs, rocks of many shapes and pine trees welcoming guests.

The view of the mountain peak in the clouds is an endless source of inspiration for Chinese poems and paintings. The best time to see Huangshan is at sunrise and when white snow is covered in winter. Photo: Viator.
Tiger Dance Gorge

Tiger Dance Gorge

Tiger Dance is one of the most beautiful canyons in China. Located on the section of Kim Sa River flowing through Yunnan province, the alley lies winding between the snowy mountains of Ngoc Long and Haba. It takes several days to walk along the length of the gorge, so you can drive around to take in the scenery. Photo: Yunnan Exploration.
Longji terraced field

Longji terraced field

Longji is one of the most famous Chinese terraces, in Longsheng County, Guangxi Province. Longji field has 4 beauty, corresponding to 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. In the first months of the year, this place was dubbed the "dragon backbone" by the green-gray parcels of land. In the summer, when young seedlings rise in the wind, Longji brings a lush green. Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year, when the rice in Longji is golden in the mountains. Photo: Reddit.
Li Jiang River, Guilin

Li Jiang River, Guilin

The Li Giang River is likened to a "natural masterpiece" by Guilin, Guangxi Province. Originating from Mao Nhi Mountain, the river stretches over 170 km through Guilin, Yangzhou to the mouth of Gongchen River. Along the river are steep limestone mountains and traditional villages nestled at the foot of the hill. Photo: Cbz Trip.

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