1 Wuyi Shan
Dramatic gorges and great hiking trails among some of the finest scenery in southern China.
2 Gulangyu Island
Uniquely relaxing island sporting vehicle-free streets, European-style colonial mansions and sea views.
3 Hakka mansions
These circular mud-brick homes, sometimes housing upwards of four hundred people, are China’s most distinctive traditional architecture.
4 Cantonese food
Sample China’s finest cuisine, from dim sum to roast goose, in one of Guangzhou’s restaurants.
Old town with Ming-dynasty walls, some great street life, the famous Kaiyuan Temple – and more good food.
6 Hainan Island
Soak up the sun while swimming, diving or surfing at the country’s best beaches.