Top 10 Beautiful Small Cities in China

This roundup features the China’s small cities with the most beautiful scenery. Each city in the list is absolutely worth a go!

1. Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province

rape flower in Wuyuan JiangxiWuyuan is known as the “Book Town” and “Tea Town”. It is a famous cultural and eco-tourism county in China and has “China’s most beautiful villages”. The city attracts photographers and tourists for the vibrant yellow rapeseed flowers in terraces each year.

2. Daocheng County, Sichuan Province


Daocheng County is located in the southwest borderland of Sichuan Province. The Daocheng Shangri-La eco-tourism area features Yading covers snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, grasslands, waterfalls and other magnificent landscape. It is known as “the soul of Shangri-La,” and ” the last piece of pure land on the planet.”

3. Libo County, Guizhou Province



Libo County is located in southern Guizhou Province. The World Natural Heritage site Libo Maolan National Nature Reserve is in the southeast part of the county. Travelers see beautiful karst forest in Libo.

4. Yangshuo, Guangxi Province


Yangshuo, located in the northeastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is about 65 km from Guilin city. Its unique and beautiful scenery make it obtain the reputation of “the most beautiful landscape of Guilin“.

5. Dunhuang City, Gansu Province

Singing Sand Dunes Crescent Moon Spring

Dunhuang is located in the traffic arteries of the ancient Silk Road, which was an ancient trade route that stretches from China to Central Asian and Europe. The place once had prosperous business activities and is famous for “Dunhuang Grottoes” and “Dunhuang murals”. The city also has famous Yumen Pass and Yangguan Pass, the famous sections of Great Wall built in Han Dynasty.

6. Fenghuang County, Hunan Province

Fenghuang County is praised as China’s most beautiful town by the famous New Zealand writer Rewi Alley. Fenghuang County is a small city known for its ancient buildings and colorful ethnic customs.

7. Gyangze County, Tibet Autonomous Region

Gyangze County
Gyangze County, located at the foot of the Himalayas, Tibet. It is the third largest city in the history of Tibet and an important city second only to Lhasa and Shigatse. Gyangze has the famous Baiju Temple and the best-preserved ancient castle in Tibet.

8. Xunyang County, Shaanxi Province


Xunyang County is a natural TaiChi City. Hanjiang River and Xunhe River join up in Xunyang County. Due to hundreds of millions of years continuous incision, erosion and sediment accumulation, the river bed has formed a “S”- type, forming a natural Tai Chi pattern.

9. Burqin County, Xinjiang Autonomous Region

Burqin county

Known as the “the only place with Swiss scenery in Asia, ” Burqin County boasts beautiful Kanas natural ecological landscape. Burqin County owns prestigious alpine lakes, majestic glacier rivers, original forest, colorful grassland, fascinating alpine snow land, amazing yardang landform, rare wildlife resources and humanistic relics.

10. Tonglu County, Zhejiang Province


Tonglu County is located in the northwest of Zhejiang Province. The beautiful Fuchunjiang River travels through the county. It is the real landscape that the famous painting “Dwelling in Fuchun Mountain“.

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