Ever since the discovery of China, the large Asian country has proved to be a country filled many beautiful and breathtaking sites. These sites are explored by several tourists from different parts of the world. Some of the popular tourist destinations include the following:
1. The Great Wall of China is one of the popular a place to visit. The magnificent wall also known as Changcheng in Chinese or the Long Wall, stretches more than 6,000 kilometres from the fortresses of Shanhaiguan in the East to Jiayuguan in the West, passing through Hebei, Tientsin, Beijing-where the best-preserved section of the wall can be visited-inner Mongolia, Ningxia, and Gansu along the way.
2. The Forbidden city also known as the Imperial Palace, Beijing is another sight to behold. It is China’s largest and most important building as it is in the heart of Beijing. The building is said to have housed 24 Ming and Qing Emperors, whose presence forbade the entry of anyone other than the imperial family and their courtesans.
3. The Terracotta Army like any other was undoubtedly China’s most important archaeological find. The site- part of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum Site Park- is one of China’s most important tourist destinations as it offers the unforgettable experience of standing in front of this assembly of soldiers and horses as if inspecting a centuries-old parade.
4. Another place to visit is the Summer Palace which is an easy 15-kilometre commute from Beijing, the sumptuous Imperial Summer Palace (Yihe Yuan) and is also set amid more than 700 acres of beautiful parkland and is one of China’s most visited attractions.
5. The Karst landscape in Guilin along the Li River (Watery wonder) has captured the heart of artists. Generations of Chinese painters and poets have been inspired by the beauty of nature there, using their pens and brushes to capture the breathtaking natural scenery.
6. The Yellow Mountains in Huangshan are the most famous peaks in China, and one of China’s three best national parks.
7.The Giant Pandas in Chengdu is not only deeply loved by the Chinese, but by many foreigners too, and not just children because it is said to be the best place to see the giant pandas (hometown).
8. The Potala Palace in Lhasa is a symbol of Tibet. It is a huge treasure house of materials and articles from Tibetan history, religion, culture and art. The palace is widely known for the precious sculptures, murals, scriptures, antiques and religious jewellery housed within.
9. The Bund in Shanghai is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols. It showcases the world with the colonial European buildings and skyscrapers the other side of the Huangpu, housing one of the world’s foremost business districts.
10. The view over Victoria Harbor from Victoria Peak is to Hong Kong as climbing the Great Wall is to China. It offers the iconic outlook over Hong Kong “high rise” to success and property.