The Best Places to Take Photos in China


If you are traveling to China you will probably want to take some great photos while you are there. It's usually a good idea to plan in advance of your trip to make sure that you know exactly where you should be going. Here are some of the greatest Chinese photography locations.


Always consider the town of Xitang  when you are looking for photography locations in China. Part of the beauty of Xitang comes from the fact that is located right on the water. It has both scenic and cultural locations, which means that you can get a nice variety of photos when you visit it. Because of the water in Xitang, the rain can actually make the sites even more beautiful than they already are. Many visiotrs are surprised at just how expansive the nine different rivers are that cut though the town.



The Xidi and Hongcun Ancient Villages are another popular spot for taking photos in China. The areas are unique in that they are preserved historical villages. Luckily the village has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site, because it is now protected and will retain its unique beauty for many years to come. There is a very interesting look to the buildings here, which is unique to the southern Anhui province. The different vibe is a great reason to visit the town.


Another more popular area in China at that many people go to take photos is Tibet. Keep in mind that Tibet can have extreme weather fluctuations. It can be hard to imagine how high up Tibet actually is, but it is high in the mountains which creates a very unique vantage point for taking photos. If you do to Tibet do keep in mind that you can't count on every area being open since occasionally spots do get shut down for various reasons.


Going to China to shoot photos can be one of the most magical experiences that there is, especially when you have an idea about where you want to go. China is a huge place, which offers up a lot of great photo opportunities but it also means that you'll have to make some choices about what areas you want to go. Asking friends for advice about where they've shot is one way to get some recommendations, but so is looking on Instagram at tags in China that seem to be popular places for photography. Even when you plan carefully for a trip there will be unexpected things along the way, but this often ends up being where most of the best photographs come from anyways. The unexpected surprises can be the best part of a photography trip to China at

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