This is China’s local holiday hotspot. Still a secret to many foreign travellers, the ancient town of Fenghuang in Hunan province is a favourite for local families to visit, and for good reason. Meaning phoenix in Chinese, Fenghuang offers a step back in time. Take a gondola ride past old wooden houses on stilts, buy yourself a flower crown to wear around the streets, and get lost in the ancient alleyways.
Contributors: Anika Funk from Banana Backpacks