The glass-bottomed bridge over Zhangjiajie’s Grand Canyon has put it on the radar of international visitors to China in 2020, along with Chengdu, a fast-growing metropolis and the gateway to scenic Sichuan and its giant panda reserves. Photo: Shutterstock

2020’s top two emerging tourist destinations in China, and the places on most international visitors’ bucket lists

  • Most tourists visit Beijing, Shanghai and Xian, but there are a wealth of other places in China to go for dramatic landscapes, and exploring nature and history
  • Two emerging destinations stand out in 2020, according to travel agency The China Guide – Zhangjiajie for its forests and mountains and Chengdu, panda central
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The glass-bottomed bridge over Zhangjiajie’s Grand Canyon has put it on the radar of international visitors to China in 2020, along with Chengdu, a fast-growing metropolis and the gateway to scenic Sichuan and its giant panda reserves. Photo: Shutterstock
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Jamie Carter

Jamie Carter

Jamie has been writing about travel, technology and astronomy for SCMP.com for almost a decade. He's visited over 60 countries, picking up travel hacks and tech tips along the way. However, he's usually in search of wilderness and dark skies to indulge his joint interests of photography and stargazing. Astronomy and travel clash in his latest venture, WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com