Overpopulation, smog, cities growing out of control — these are some of the common issues people associate with China. While these problems may affect major urban centers in the country, people forget the sheer size of China, and how much it has to offer beyond the cities. China is one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world. All around the country, alluring landscapes invite travelers to keep exploring. One of the most impressive features are the karst landscapes: a topography made up of soluble rock (like limestone) that has been eroded by dissolution creating towers, ridges, sinkholes and caves. These mystical-looking Chinese lands are one of my favorite spots in the world; here’s why they’ll be one of yours too.