Thinking about having an extreme wilderness camping experience, but also want to visit locals and know more about the rural areas.
I recommend Yunnan province. It is one of the most beautiful in China and I have done treks in the northern and southern parts. My favourite is in Xishuangbanna. You can trek close to the border of Myanmar, and stay with local tea growers and experience their lifestyle. The food in town (Jinghong) was a delicious fusion of Burmese, Thai and Chinese -- so chilly! I used chinatrekking.com to plan most of my trips around China. Safe travels! :) over 5 years ago
I think the ancient capital of China Xi’an is a must visit, for those who are deeply interested in country’s history. If you are planning your first trip to china you have to do a online research or consult with some good travel planner. Many travelers to China have opted for the planning assistance from tour operators like Kosher Travelers - http://www.koshertravelers.com/tours/koshertours.asp?expandable=2 that specialize in this industry and you enjoy the likelihood of an enjoyable visit. about 5 years ago
I recommend inner mongolia in summer, yunnan is overrun by tourist all year long, I recommend Hulunbeier, pure grassland and endless blue sky.
It is still green, compare to other places in inner mongolia there is not much desertion. But you have to get a good guide otherwise you will be trapped in one of the tourist spots where you pay a lot for a very short ride and you probably cant ride by your own.
With this guide you can ride the horse unlimited in the grassland and see rural mongolian life, tent which are build up for living not just to attract tourist.
Hungwei qi is one best guides who fulfills 120% of what he promised, we had a unforgettable time with him last year.
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Hey. If you want to include experiencing wilderness and discovery the rural China, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces are top choices. Those places in Sichuan and Yunnan not only have gorgeous natural beauties, also they have strong ethnic flavors with distinctive culture and customs. Those ethnic minorities in the two provinces are of great charms to know. The most popular areas include Danba, Kangding, Xinduqiao, and Daocheng of Sichuan Province; Yubeng Village and Shangr-la in Yunnan Province. There are also many other great places would satisfy your goal. Or you can find an online tour company to know more specific information and book a tour package, like the two links provided by China tour advisors should be helpful to you: http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/chinatour/Yunnan-Sichuan-Provinces-Trekking-27-Days-Tour-1300.html and http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/adventure/ about 4 years ago