As China grows in influence, more foreigners around the world have showed their keen interest in traveling in the Middle Kingdom and experiencing its unique culture. Meanwhile, tourists from different countries vary in their favorite scenic spots.
UK: Chinese Cuisines
According to statistics from Xinhuanet.com, British people like to visit Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Guilin, with tours lasting from 3-30 days.
A Daily Mail survey shows that many British tourists agree with the Chinese view that "One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero." Some 40 percent of travel enthusiasts dream to take a journey to the megastructure, poetically referred to by some as the "Earth Dragon."
In addition, various Chinese cuisines, such as Beijing roast duck, Sichuan hotpot and Guangdong refreshments are also a major reason for their sightseeing in China.
US: Independent Travel
North American tourists favor independent travel over group tours. Senior expert Yao Dingkang said, youngsters like thrilling and challenging adventures such as rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing and diving.
In addition, Americans like Songcheng, a theme park in eastern China's Hangzhou City which represents the unique culture of the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
Plus, they also take a great interest in places boasting mysterious Eastern culture, such as Potala Palace in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Regarding aged tourists, they prefer to be close to nature. Thus, Jiuzhaigou Valley, the Three Gorges and some southern townships have become their favorite choices.
Russia: Big Cities
Russian tourists like big Chinese cities better. Beautiful scenery, being time-honored and having comprehensive facilities matter a lot to them.
Data shows that Sanya in south China's Hainan Province received a large number of Russian tourists in the first quarter of 2017, up 50.62 percent year on year.
Hainan is known for its warm beaches for Russians, and it is a perfect place especially for those who want to enjoy time of leisure and recuperation.
(Source: china.com.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)