6 surreal landscapes to explore in China; Rebecca Shapiro; The Journal

China – South China Karst

It’s stating the obvious to call the Great Wall of China an icon – we all know it’s surreal in its scale, wondrous in its beauty. But the country’s other scenic gems are so plentiful that, quite simply, we thought them deserving of a list. So let us take you on a (virtual) journey to explore the weird and wonderful landscapes that China – the fourth largest country in the world, and surely one of the most diverse – has to offer. Prepare yourself: rainbow mountains, stunning rice terraces, stone forests and more are coming right up…

Emei Shan

Despite its title as one of Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China, Emei Shan is often skipped by travelers jumping from Beijing’s Great Wall to Xi’an’s Terracotta Army to Shanghai’s big city offerings.

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