Have you been looking for an exciting place with a rich history and culture for your honeymoon? China might just be the jewel that will grant all your wishes.
A wondrous land that has one of the world’s oldest cultures, China is among the best destinations Asia has to offer. This diverse country hides marvellous treasures, both natural and human-made. It’s a one-of-a-kind blend of modern urban areas and zen historical sites.
Whether visiting one particular place or setting off on an adventurous Chinese tour you are guaranteed to have a cherished experience and a honeymoon to remember.
China has breathtaking natural wonders
There are seldom countries that boast such rich nature as China does. Thanks to its broad territory it offers diverse and unique landscapes. Whether you prefer mountains or seaside, lush forests or grandiose rivers, you will find a gem in this astonishing country.
China’s coastline spreads from the Bohai Gulf in the north all the way to the Gulf of Tonkin in the south, where you can enjoy some quiet time on the beach. Or, you can visit the famous Yangtze or Yi rivers that will take your breath away.
For hiking lovers, China offers the impressive Yellow Mountains and Tiger Leaping Gorge where you can enjoy undisturbed serenity. Finally, you can also explore the lakes of Jiuzhaigou or the tropical area of Xishuangbanna. In short, China has it all.
2. Chinese historical monuments are legendary
As one of the world’s most ancient civilisations, China possesses a wide array of historical monuments and spots that you must see in your lifetime.
For example, the Great Wall of China is widely recognised as one of considered as one of the wonders of the world. Also worth seeing are Xian and its famous Terracotta Warriors, imperial sites in Beijing, giant Buddhas and other religious treasures such as the Hanging Temple southeast of Datong and the Temple of Heaven.
The Forbidden City is another historical and cultural attraction that’s sure to be a highlight of your honeymoon.
3. Honeymooning in China means you’ll get amazing food
You might have tried Chinese food in your local restaurant or at home, improvising with online recipes. But you are missing out on some mouth-watering delicacies that you can only get in China.
If there ever was a reason to set out on a tour of China for your honeymoon, it’s the fact that every region has its own unique dishes. For example, the north favours noodles (although you can still find amazing rice noodles further south, in Guilin). The south generally favours rice specialties, and for spicy food you’ll want to visit Sichuan and Hunnan.
Have a bite of roast duck in Beijing, soup dumplings in Shanghai, and make sure you try Chinese street food such as shao kao.
4. Don’t forget about China’s beloved pandas
You won’t find a place where these fluffy creatures live free, other than China. Lovingly proclaimed China’s national treasure, they are sure to be your new favourite beings on earth.
Visit Chengdu’s pandas and even take a photo with them. There is also a chance of visiting them in their natural habitat with guidance from a specialist.
These adorable creatures are among the world’s most endangered species, so this experience should be a special and rare memory to look back on once you’re home.