Top 10 most fascinating Chinese cities for international tourists

Written by Chinadaily   Nov 14, 2017   Read:768

Of the cities in China, Shanghai is the most fascinating for international tourists due to modern lifestyle facilities such as shopping malls and entertainment venues, according to a report released by Google and market research company Ipsos.

Beijing ranked second, thanks to its great number of historic sites, museums and intangible cultural heritages, according to the report on international tourists' recognition and attitudes toward Chinese cities.

Dalian, a coastal city in Northeast China with a population of 6.99 million and 773.16 billion yuan ($116.18 billion) in gross regional product, also made the top 10 list because of its beautiful scenery and good investment environment, as reported by Ipsos and Google.

The rankings, published on Oct 22, are based on an online impressions survey of 39 Chinese cities from 28,000 tourists representing 19 countries. The survey takers are aged between 18 and 60.

Ipsos' Brand Value Creator model was combined with Google search index's behavior data to analyze the survey in order to get an overall impression of these cities for the ranking.

Long histories, places of interests, Asian flavor, cost-effective products and delicious food are major factors that affect international tourists' decisions on tourism destinations, the report revealed.

Let's take a look at the top 10 most fascinating Chinese cities for international tourists.

No 10 Chongqing

No 9 Zhang Jiajie

Tourists crowd the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge over the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon at Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area in Zhangjiajie city, Central China's Hunan province, on August 20, 2016. [Photo/IC]

No 8 Dalian

Donggang Yacht Wharf and Conference Center in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province. [Photo by Bruce Connolly/]

No 7 Chengdu

A night view of Taikoo Li Chengdu in Southwest China's Sichuan province on June 16, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

No 6 Xi'an

The Terra Cotta Warriors are seen in the Shaanxi History Museum in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on June 12, 2014. [Photo/VCG]

No 5 Hangzhou

A foreign tourist takes photos with women wearing Qipao in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, on Oct 21, 2016. [Photo/VCG]

No 4 Shenzhen

A view shows Shenzhen's landmark skyscraper, Kingkey 100, in South China's Guangdong province. [Photo/VCG]

No 3 Guangzhou

Dragon boat rowers, from China and abroad, train together on a river in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, on June 7, 2015. [Photo/VCG]

No 2 Beijing

A family of foreigners walks on Liulichang Culture Street, known for selling crafts, art and antiques, in Beijing on Jan 30, 2014. [Photo/VCG]

No 1 Shanghai

Foreign tourists enjoy a summer night on a balcony overlooking the Bund in Shanghai on July 30, 2012. [Photo/VCG]

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