Most Beautiful Places in China


When I was living in Shanghai I visited many places for the weekend, including Zhujiajiao, Huangshan, Qibao, Beijing, Hangzhou and Suzhou. I loved my time visiting  this part of China and here are some of my favorite places for a weekend away from bustling Shanghai.

Pendant que je vivais à Shanghai, j’ai pu visiter de nombreux endroits pour le weekend, notamment Zhujiajiao, Huangshan, Qibao, Pékin, Hangzhou et Suzhou. J’ai adoré mon séjour en Chine et voici les endroits que j’ai préféré pour s’évader de Shanghai le temps d’un weekend.

Zhujiajiao, the Venice of Shanghai – le Venise de Shanghai

Zhujiajiao is a small water town of 60,000 inhabitants that was built approximately 1,700 years ago. A day there is the perfect way to be immersed in the authenticity of China only an hour away from Shanghai. (Full article here)

Zhujiajiao est une petite ville de 60 000 habitants qui a été construite sur l’eau il y a environ 1700 ans. Une journée là-bas nous permets de nous plonger dans la Chine authentique à une heure de Shanghai seulement. (Article complet ici)




Hangzhou and Suzhou, Paradise on Earth – Paradis sur Terre

According to an old Chinese proverb: ‘In heaven there is paradise, on Earth there is Hangzhou and Suzhou’.

Hangzhou was Marco Polo’s favorite city in China. He called it ‘City of Heaven’ and described it as ‘the finest and most splendid city in the world’.

Suzhou has incredible gardens called the Classical Gardens of Suzhou and that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Selon un proverbe chinois : “Au Ciel il y a le Paradis, sur Terre il y a Hangzhou et Suzhou.”

Hangzhou était la ville chinoise préférée de Marco Polo. Il l’appelait “la Cité du Ciel” et la décrivait comme étant “la ville la plus splendide du monde”.

Il y a à Suzhou des jardins incroyables appelés les Jardins Classiques de Suzhou et qui sont classés dans la liste du patrimoine culturel mondial de l’UNESCO.

Longjing, Hangzhou



Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain – Les montagnes jaunes

An incredible place where landscapes are very similar to the ones in the movie Avatar. We hiked up the mountain for hours, it was such a challenge for me as I am afraid by heights.

Un endroit incroyable où le paysage ressemble beaucoup à celui du film Avatar. Nous avons escaladé la montagne à pieds, c’était un vrai défi pour moi qui ai le vertige. 

Hiking on Huang Mountain
Les monts Huang

Qibao, the mini Venice in Shanghai – Le petit Venise de Shanghai

This is such a cute place, half an hour only from the Bund in Shanghai. It’s perfect to have a look at traditional Chinese architecture when visiting the city.

C’est un endroit très joli, à seulement une demie heure du Bund de Shanghai. C’est parfait pour découvrir l’architecture traditionnelle chinoise lors d’une visite de Shanghai.  



Beijing, the heart of China – Pékin, le coeur de la Chine

The Great Wall of China is the third New Seven Wonders of the World I’ve had the chance to see and it was breathtaking. The Forbidden City was also a wonderful place to see. (Full article here)

La Grande Muraille de Chine est la troisième des Sept Nouvelles Merveilles du Monde que j’ai eu la chance de voir et c’était époustouflant. La Cité Interdite est également un endroit magnifique chargé d’histoire. (Article complet ici)





Hope you liked this article and my photos. 💜

J’espère que vous avez aimé cet article et mes photos. 💜



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Travel Tori

Hi and welcome ✨ I am Victoria, a 28 year old french girl, from Albi, in the south of France. When I was 16 I moved to Perth, Australia, for one year by myself. I attended high school there, stayed with host families and was hosted by the Rotary Club of Perth. Since then, I have been traveling as much as I can, I moved to Buenos Aires for a year, Copenhagen for 9 months, Cambodia for 6 months, Shanghai for 4 months, and I am currently living in Washington DC! Through this blog I hope to share with you my passion, my adventures and best memories. Hope to read from you soon 🌍

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