Beyond Beijing: six Chinese cities you need to know

By 2030 China will overtake France as the world’s largest tourist destination, making culturally rich cities such as Suzhou, Lanzhou and Qingdao major attractions

Most visitors to China are inevitably drawn to the headline-stealing trinity of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, all enormous, vibrant cities that are, justifiably, at the top of the list of must-sees. However, China has more than 100 cities of over 1 million residents, many of which remain little known to foreign travellers but boast attractions worth more attention.

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