When I was in China a few years ago, I went to one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, the Li River. From Guilin to Yangshou, the whole river and surrounding area is stunning.
The mountains pop up out of nowhere and the whole place is lush and vibrant and green. Water buffaloes grazed on the tall grasses along the banks and it was lively yet peaceful. I truly do wish I could have spent longer on that river and I hope to go back some day.