Almost a quarter of Britons have China as their top bucket list travel destination, according to new research published today.

The country tops Singapore (20%) Bali (16%) and South Korea (10%) as it emerged that nine in ten people have never been to China.

The the poll of 2,000 adults by Air China found that 68% saw the Great Wall of China as the place they would most like to visit.

The wall topped the Terracotta Army in Xi’an (53%) and the Forbidden City in Beijing (51%).

But only one in ten Britons have heard of the picturesque Li River in Guilin, and only 4% know of the Beaches of Qingdao.

The picture Britons most want to share on when visiting China is the Great Wall of China (41%).

More than a third (35%) would like the opportunity to get up close and personal with giant pandas at Chengdu’s Panda Base.

China’s food is one of the key reasons why 46% of people from the UK consider it a country to enjoy new and authentic culinary experiences.

One in six Brits would happily try all foods on offer in China – including snake and insects.

Air China Europe deputy general manager Hongbing Chen: “Although it’s surprising that so few Brits have travelled to China, it’s fantastic to see there is such a strong appetite to travel to the country, and that it’s a place where people want to achieve their dreams.”