The ten most influential cities for tourism in China in 2018
Updated 08:30, 30-Jan-2019
Geng Siyuan

The 2019 China Tourism Industry Development Annual Meeting was held on January 23 in Beijing. More than 400 guests from industry, academia, research institutes and the media joined this grand meeting hosted by the Chinese Tourism News Agency. 

With the spirit of “transparent, fair, justified, and professional”, the meeting generated a report including 12 lists of “the most influential” for the year of 2018, one among which being “the most influential cities”. 

Can you guess which ten places made the list? Check out the list below, and see if it's time to update your bucket list. 

Beijing

Bird's Nest (Beijing National Stadium) /VCG Photo

Bird's Nest (Beijing National Stadium) /VCG Photo

Beijing CBD /VCG Photo

Beijing CBD /VCG Photo

the Temple of Heaven /VCG Photo

the Temple of Heaven /VCG Photo

the Forbidden City /VCG Photo

the Forbidden City /VCG Photo

the Great Wall /VCG Photo

the Great Wall /VCG Photo

the Monument to the People's Heroes /VCG Photo

the Monument to the People's Heroes /VCG Photo

Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

Garden at West Lake /VCG Photo

Garden at West Lake /VCG Photo

Hangzhou CBD /VCG Photo

Hangzhou CBD /VCG Photo

West Lake in Autumn /VCG Photo

West Lake in Autumn /VCG Photo

Lingyin Temple /VCG Photo

Lingyin Temple /VCG Photo

Feilaifeng cliffside sculpture /VCG Photo

Feilaifeng cliffside sculpture /VCG Photo

Chengdu, Sichuan Province

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding /VCG Photo

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding /VCG Photo

Martial Marquis Memorial Temple (Wu Ho Ci) /VCG Photo

Martial Marquis Memorial Temple (Wu Ho Ci) /VCG Photo

Anshun Bridge /VCG Photo

Anshun Bridge /VCG Photo

Spice for Sichuan hotpot /VCG Photo

Spice for Sichuan hotpot /VCG Photo

Street snacks /VCG Photo

Street snacks /VCG Photo

Guangzhou, Guangdong Province

Dim sums /VCG Photo

Dim sums /VCG Photo

Well known gourment named "Roast Goose" in Guangdong Province. /VCG Photo

Well known gourment named "Roast Goose" in Guangdong Province. /VCG Photo

Guangzhou Tower /VCG Photo

Guangzhou Tower /VCG Photo

Zhujiang River /VCG Photo

Zhujiang River /VCG Photo

Shamian Island /VCG Photo

Shamian Island /VCG Photo

Suzhou, Jiangsu Province

Wuzhen /VCG Photo

Wuzhen /VCG Photo

Suzhou Garden /VCG Photo

Suzhou Garden /VCG Photo

Wuzhen /VCG Photo

Wuzhen /VCG Photo

Suzhou garden /VCG Photo

Suzhou garden /VCG Photo

The Jinji Lake by the Gate of the Orient /VCG Photo

The Jinji Lake by the Gate of the Orient /VCG Photo

Xi'an, Shaanxi Province

Dayan Pagoda by day /VCG Photo

Dayan Pagoda by day /VCG Photo

Dayan Pagoda by night /VCG Photo

Dayan Pagoda by night /VCG Photo

Ancient city wall /VCG Photo

Ancient city wall /VCG Photo

Oil Spill Noodle /VCG Photo

Oil Spill Noodle /VCG Photo

Terracotta Warriors /VCG Photo

Terracotta Warriors /VCG Photo

Xiamen, Fujian Province

Xiamen University /VCG Photo

Xiamen University /VCG Photo

Zeng Cuo An /VCG Photo

Zeng Cuo An /VCG Photo

Gulangyu /VCG Photo

Gulangyu /VCG Photo

Gulangyu /VCG Photo

Gulangyu /VCG Photo

Xiamen Island Ring Boulevard /VCG Photo

Xiamen Island Ring Boulevard /VCG Photo

Sanya, Hainan Province

Sanya coastline /VCG Photo

Sanya coastline /VCG Photo

Guanyin Buddha Statue on the coastline /VCG Photo

Guanyin Buddha Statue on the coastline /VCG Photo

Phoenix Island of Sanya /VCG Photo

Phoenix Island of Sanya /VCG Photo

A suspension bridge /VCG Photo

A suspension bridge /VCG Photo

Traditional fire dancers' performance. /VCG Photo

Traditional fire dancers' performance. /VCG Photo

Harbin, Heilongjiang Province

Harbin Ice and Snow World /VCG Photo

Harbin Ice and Snow World /VCG Photo

Harbin Ice and Snow World /VCG Photo

Harbin Ice and Snow World /VCG Photo

St. Sofia Cathedral /VCG Photo

St. Sofia Cathedral /VCG Photo

Frozen haw berries /VCG Photo

Frozen haw berries /VCG Photo

Songhua River /VCG Photo

Songhua River /VCG Photo

Changsha, Hunan Province

Tufu Attic /VCG Photo

Tufu Attic /VCG Photo

Xiangjiang River Bridge /VCG Photo

Xiangjiang River Bridge /VCG Photo

Yuelu Academy /VCG Photo

Yuelu Academy /VCG Photo

Yuelu Academy in Hunan University /VCG Photo

Yuelu Academy in Hunan University /VCG Photo

Meixi Island of Changsha /VCG Photo

Meixi Island of Changsha /VCG Photo