Here is the ultimate 14 day China itinerary for those who want to get off the beaten path and see some of the best places to visit in China.
After a solid two-years of living in Beijing, I might be a bit biased, but there are so many incredible things to do in this city.
If you want to see the Great Wall the right way, my biggest advice is to get off the beaten path and visit the Wild Wall, a section of the wall not officially open to tourists.
In my opinion, the best way to visit the hutongs is to simply get lost on your way from A to B. I also recommend taking a tour of the hutongs to learn more about Beijing’s culture and history.
You can’t go to Beijing without seeing the iconic Tiananmen Square with the giant Mao Portrait over the top of the entrance to the Forbidden City.
This ancient capital is a must-see on your China itinerary and is very easy to get to from Beijing. While it’s tempting to take a quick flight, I actually recommend riding the 4.5 hour high-speed train instead.