China’s Inbound Tourism Hubs: Beijing, Shanghai, and Shaanxi

//China’s Inbound Tourism Hubs: Beijing, Shanghai, and Shaanxi

China’s Inbound Tourism Hubs: Beijing, Shanghai, and Shaanxi

With a host of high-quality tourist attractions, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shaanxi are the top choices for visitors who come to China. As the capital city as well as political and cultural center of China, Beijing boasts world-famous scenic spots like the Great Wall and Palace Museum, while the economic center Shanghai is renowned for its modern urban landscapes such as the Bund. Shaanxi is an important birthplace of Chinese history and the Huaxia civilization, and for this reason, the region is known as a museum of history. Within Shaanxi, attractions like the Mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor, Terracotta Warriors, Yan’an Baota Pagoda, Qinling, and Mount Hua have long been the spiritual and natural markers of the Chinese civilization, revolution, and geography.

Since each place has its own unique tourist attractions, all three places pose a strong appeal as hubs of China’s inbound tourism. The internationally popular travel route of Beijing, Shanghai, and Shaanxi is frequented by many travelers who visit China from abroad.


As the largest metropolis in China, Shanghai attracts endless visitors every year with its spectacular urban views. Visitors can take a fun and luxurious cruise ship with their significant other on the Huangpu River. Or, for visitors who bring their family members, the cruise will give their parents the chance to reminisce about their past. There are also plenty of activities for kids to enjoy!


The ancient city of Beijing has a profound cultural heritage. Known as the best section of the Great Wall, Mutianyu is shrouded by a long history and splendid culture. As a national AAAAA Tourist Attraction, the Mutianyu Great Wall scenic area is covered up to 90% by mountains and greenery. The 5400-meter long Great Wall is the longest wall in the country and one of Beijing’s 16 famous attractions.


The Qinshihuang Terracotta Warriors Museum in Xi’an is a large-scale burial pit in the cemetery of the first feudal emperor Qinshihuang (Ying Zheng), covering an area of 2.18 million m2.Founded on the discovery of the Terracotta Warriors, the museum is built on the original site and is also the largest ancient military museum in China. Every year, a large number of travelers from within China and abroad visit Xi’an, which shines with profound historical and cultural heritage.

Snacks in Shaanxi are just as impressive as its long-standing history and culture as lamb paomo, rou jia mo, liang pi, Biang Biang noodles, saozi noodles, and dumpling banquets have captured the taste buds of countless visitors. As the Chinese saying goes, the unique features of the local environment always give special characteristics to its inhabitants. For this reason, different areas like Guanzhong, as well as north and south Shaanxi also have countless appetizing local snacks unique to their areas.

When visiting Shaanxi, Beijing, and Shanghai, you’re sure to have a wonderful journey.