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Places to visit in China

China is one of the most amazing tourist destinations around the globe. The country is blessed with abundant natural resources.  One can plentifully experience the luxuriant art and culture of China. With the Great Wall of China in Beijing, and the fascinating shopping places in Shanghai, these two cities are a must visit in China.

Given below is a list of some places where you must visit while you are in China:

The Great Wall, Beijing

If one gets the opportunity to visit Beijing, the Great Wall of China is a must-visit destination. It was built during the Ming Dynasty, and it is the world’s longest human-made structure.  The Great Wall of China is truly one of the most spectacular structures in to behold.

The Forbidden City, Beijing

The Forbidden City of Beijing was the imperial palace for the twenty four emperors who ruled in the mid to later Ming and the Qing Dynasties. Located in Beijing, the Forbidden City was classified by UNESCO, as the world’s largest collection of preserved wood-based structures.  Presently, it is named as the Palace Museum.  It was also declared as a World Heritage Site in 1987.  The Forbidden City confines an astounding 980 buildings and 8,707 rooms.

The Bund, Shanghai

The Bund is situated in the Huangpu District in central Shanghai in the Poeple’s Republic of China. It runs along the western bank of the. It is a popular tourist destination.  A variety of architectural buildings surrounding the Huangpu River, can be seen. A mile away, one can see fifty-two buildings incorporating many architectural styles, such as Renaissance, Romanesque, Gothic, Beaux-Arts, Neo-Classical, Baroque, and Art Deco.

Terra Cotta Warriors, Xi’an

The Terra Cotta figures were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in a place near Xi’an. The figures vary in height (184-197cm / 6ft-6ft 5in), according to their role in the army, the tallest being the Generals. It is a form of funerary art (any work of art form placed in storage for the remains of the dead).  An army group made from terracotta was buried along with the deceased ruling emperor in 210-209 BC. The sole purpose of constructing the terracotta army group was to help the emperor protect the empire after his death.

Other than the remarkable tourist destinations mentioned above, there are many more places in China which draw throngs of visitors. Following is a list of few other important tourist destinations:

  • West Lake, Hangzhou
  • The Li River
  • The Reed Flute Cave
  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Seven Star Park
  • Guilin Folded Brocade Hill
  • Fubo Hill
  • Solitary Beauty Hill
  • Longji Terraced Field in Longsheng
  • Fengyu Cave
  • Chongqing City
  • Fengdu
  • Baoshizhai
  • Wanxian
  • Shennong Streem
  • Lesser Three Gorges
  • Three Gorges
  • Three Gorges Dam and Yichang City
  • Wuhan City
  • Giant Panda Breeding Research Base
  • Qingchengshan & Dujiangyan Irrigation System
  • Emei Mountain and Giant Buddha of Leshan
  • Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area
  • Huanglong
  • Ancient Town Lijiang
  • Yulong Snow Mountain
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Lanzhou, Wuwei
  • Zhangye, Jiayuguan Pass
  • Dunhuang, Hami
  • Turpan
  • Urumqi
  • Loulan
  • Korla
  • Kuqa (Kucha)
  • Aksu, Kashgar (Kashi)
  • Hotan

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