For anyone looking for a refreshing break to get away from the hustle and bustle of city, here is an official list of the ten best wetland resorts in China. They were named as China's first batch of model wetland bases by the National Tourism Administration.


Spanning an area of 100 square kilometers, the Chilechuan scenic spot, in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, is a popular destination to experience the culture of the Mongols. [Photo/VCG]

1. Chilechuan Scenic spot,  Inner Mongolia


Tourists will never be disappointed by the blue skies and the white clouds floating over the vast green lands. [Photo/VCG]


Horses gather under the blue sky at the Chilechuan scenic spot in Inner Mongolia, Aug 23, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

2. Zhalong National Nature Reserve, Heilongjiang Province


The Zhalong National Nature Reserve is located some 30 kilometers away from the downtown areas of Qiqihar, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province. It's the world's largest reed wetland. [Photo/VCG]


The reserve is hailed as "hometown of red-crowned cranes". Every year from March to October, around 400 red-crowned cranes stop at the place to breed. [Photo/VCG]

3. Red Beach, Panjin,  Liaoning Province


Panjin city in Northeast China's Liaoning province is a hot tourist destination, especially in October when a vast expanse of water reeds paints the city's wetland a rosy red. [Photo/Xinhua]


The 13,300-hectare beach is covered by suaeda salsa. [Photo/Xinhua]

4. Chongming Dongtan Wetland Park, Shanghai


The Chongming Dongtan Wetland Park is adjacent to the Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve, where a large number of migratory birds, including some species on the endangered list, stop over every year. [Photo/VCG]


Some 290 species have been tracked on Dongtan, and more than 300,000 birds shelter there every year, which activists attribute to the high level of eco-protection at the reserve and on the Chongming island generally. [Photo/VCG]

5. Xixi Wetland Park, Hangzhou


Xixi, located less than five kilometers from the West Lake in the west of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, is China's first national wetland park. The park covers about 10 square kilometers. [Photo/VCG]


Despite its increasing popularity, the wetland's winding waterways, lush greenery and rich biodiversity guarantee full intake of oxygen. [Photo/VCG]

6. Poyang Lake Wetland Park,  Jiangxi Province


As the largest wetland park in Asia and the largest habitat for white cranes and swans in the world, Poyang Lake Wetland Park boasts an enormous diversity of plants and animals. [Photo/VCG]


This photo shows a water pheasant walking on fallen leaves at the Poyang Lake Wetland Park. [Photo/VCG]

7. Lushan scenic spot in Qionghai Lake, Sichuan Province


The Lushan scenic spot of Qionghai Lake is located in China's largest concentration of the Yi ethnic group - Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province. [Photo/VCG]


In winter, hundreds of thousands of migratory birds descend on the lake that covers 31 square kilometers. Here the weather is mild in winter and hot in summer. [Photo/VCG]

8. Lalu Wetland Nature Reserve, Tibet


The Lalu Wetland, known as "the Lung of Lhasa", is a unique urban natural inland wetland with the highest altitude in China. [Photo/VCG]


Cows wander at the Lalu Wetland Natural Reserve in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region. [Photo/VCG]

9. Pan'an Lake Wetland Park, Jiangsu Province


Pan'an Lake in Xuzhou city, East China's Jiangsu province, is the country's first wetland park built on the site of a collapsed coal mine. The park is being developed with principles of ecological restoration. [Photo/VCG]


An aerial photo of the Pan'an Lake in East China's Xuzhou, Jiangsu province,  [Photo/VCG]

10. Judian Lake, Shandong Province


The Judian Lake scenic spot is a water conservancy resort, 17 kilometers away from Shouguang, Weifang city in East China's Shandong province. [Photo/VCG]