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The Best Chillin in China

Looking for the best chillin in China? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around China. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top chillin spots in and near China

  • Guilin Shi, China

    Capture the Sunset from Mt. Laozhai (老寨山)

    0.5 mi / 656.2 ft gain
    Mt. Laozhai is an approximately 220m karst peak in the village of Xingping. It overlooks a dramatic bend in the Li River, showing off some of Guilin Province’s most classic landscapes. Xingping is best reached from the well-known tourist town of Yangshuo (阳朔) either by rafting down the Li River o...
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  • Beijing, China

    Explore the Forbidden City

    The Forbidden City is the incredible palace of the Ming Dynasty. It housed the Chinese government for almost 500 years and is located in the middle of Beijing. The palace is massive and extremely unique. Visiting the palace gives you a sense of how developed the Chinese culture was even hundreds...
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  • Beijing, China

    Jinshanling Great Wall Hike (金山岭)

    6.2 mi
    Constructed during the Ming Dynasty in 1368 CE, the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall is famous for its many watchtowers and stunning vistas as the rest of the wall stretches out to the east and west. On a clear night, it's possible to see the milkyway. One of the best times to go is in April...
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  • Zhangjiakou Shi, China

    Hike the Chenjiapu Great Wall

    3.1 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
    This is a really nice section of the Great Wall that is much less known than many other parts. You are likely to hike here and find yourself the only one on the wall. Some parts are completely overgrown, you have to bushwack through the growth on top of the wall to go ahead and stairs are dangero...
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  • Ganzi Zangzuzizhizhou, China

    Hike to Yading's Milk and Five Color Lake (牛奶海 - 五色海)

    13.7 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
    Start from Chongu Monastery and go toLuorong Pasture. To get here you can either walk 6km on the boardedpathways or take a ~20minute electric cart for 80RMB round trip or50RMB one way. The Luorong Pasture offers some great views of thesurrounding peaks, especially a famous and jaw-dropping view o...
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  • Beijing, China

    Camp on the Great Wall's Gubeikou Section

    7 mi
    An experience unlike any other in the world, camping on the Great Wall of China is a truly once in a lifetime adventure. The ability to legally camp on the actual wall is limited to the Gubeikou section. The section is considered ‘wild’ as it has never been restored since its original constructio...
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  • Lijiang Shi, China

    Camp on Lijiang's (丽江) Nob Hill

    4.5 mi / 656.2 ft gain
    The town of Lijiang is one of the best hiking and cultural hubs for Yunnan province. It's an awesome place for exploration and relaxation for both the first-timer in China and the China-hand. This camp spot offers a quick and easy way to get out of the city bustle and spend the night above the c...
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  • Lijiang Shi, China

    Hike the Jade Dragon Glacial Trough

    6.2 mi / 1640.4 ft gain
    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is one of the most famous mountains in China’s Yunnan province. It’s China’s southernmost glaciated peak and stands at the southeastern edge of the Tibetan plateau. Regarded by the local Naxi people as a holy mountain protecting those who dwell below, its position less t...
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  • Ganzi Zangzuzizhizhou, China

    Hike the Kora around Yading's Mt. Chenresig (仙乃日)

    18 mi / 3444.9 ft gain
    Kora: the Tibetan word for “revolution,” often referring to a holy pilgrimage circumambulating a sacred site or object in a clockwise direction.This route is the traditional kora of Mt. Chenresig (仙乃日), the Tibetan name for “compassion.” This is Yading’s highest peak, and the route will take you ...
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  • Ganzi Zangzuzizhizhou, China

    Hike the Zhuqing Monastery (竹庆寺) Emerald Lakes

    7.5 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
    The route startsdirectly behind the Zhuqing Monastery college (3948m). There is a path leading up theridge behind the college towards the right above the monastery.Once on the ridge, follow the path and cross the river onto the rightside (true left) at the first crossing. The path then leads slow...
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  • Diqing Zangzuzizhizhou, China

    Camp on Haba Snow Mountain (哈巴雪山): Huangtupo Camp

    3.7 mi / 2296.6 ft gain
    From Lijiang or the end of the Tiger Leaping Gorge (Tina’s Guesthouse) take a bus, small public van, or hire a driver to take you to Haba village. This is a spectacular four hour drive from Lijiang and about a one hour drive from Tina’s. Haba is a wonderful little local Naxi village spread out on...
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  • Garze, China

    Backpack to Leduomanyin Glacier & Lake

    24 mi / 3937 ft gain
    This is a variation of the Outbound adventure which takes you on a hike around the full western side of Sichuan's highest peak, Minya Konka (7556m). In fact, you can follow the instructions on the other adventure up until day three. Here is a brief summary of the instructions for that adventure a...
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  • Ningde Shi, China

    Camp on DaYushan Island

    2.8 mi
    You may have two choices to the Island. If you are currently to the south of the island, take the Chinese Bullet Train(CRH) to Taimushan (太姥山) Station. Take the regular bus to Yujing Pier (鱼井码头) then take a boat to the Island.If you are to the north of the island, take Chinese Bullet Train (CRH) ...
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  • Rikaze Shi, China

    Take a Walking Tour of Gyantse

    The starting location of this adventure is set at the city's largest hotel, aptly named Gyantse Hotel. All of the streets surrounding the hotel are flat and cobblestoned, with little traffic or danger, and should be comfortable for all types of travelers. Head right out of the entrance of the hot...
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  • Lasa Shi, China

    Camp at Namtso Lake

    Namtso is to the north of Lhasa, ~190 kilometers away. You could hitch hike or rent a car from Lhasa to Zhaxi peninsula (扎西半岛)  It will take you about 4 hours from Lhasa to the Zhaxi peninsula and a ticket is required for 120 RMB per person. When you arrive at the Zhaxi peninsula, you will see se...
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