China can be a great place to visit. In this article, we will show you the Top 5 Attractions in China. Of course, before you go you must have at least a China visa. The link provided should help answer all your questions.
A vast country with significant lengthy histories, China has so much to offer and to explore. Here is just top 5 attractions or must-visit attractions in China:
1. The Great Wall of China
As they say, “You haven’t been to China if you haven’t climbed the Great Wall.”
One of the classical symbols of China, the Great Wall is the longest wall in the world, an impressive feat of ancient defensive architecture listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Its dragon-like winding path over the rugged country and steep mountains take in some great sceneries like the deserts, grasslands, mountains, and plateaus, stretching about 13, 170 miles (21, 196 kilometers) from east to west of China. No wonder it deserves its place among “The New Seven Wonders of the World.”
The Great Wall of China is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world with its attributable architectural majesty and historical significance.
2. The Forbidden City
Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese. It was once called a “Palace City” where ordinary people were forbidden to enter. Recognized as one of the five most important palaces in the world, and is the world’s largest palace complex that covers 74 hectares.
It is considered as a large precinct of over 8,000 rooms with red walls and yellow glazed roof tiles located in the heart of China’s capital, Beijing. The precinct is a micro-city in its own right, with 961 meters in length and 753 meters in width, the Forbidden City is composed of more than 90 palace compounds including 98 buildings and surrounded by a channel as wide as 52 meters.
3. The Terracotta Army in Xi’an — Emperor Qin’s Buried Battalions
The Terracotta Army is one of the top attractions in China. It is considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century.
It was discovered in 1974, farmers digging in a well found what is now considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, uncovered.
The tomb is a treasury for the Chinese people and for the whole world. UNESCO listed the Tomb of the First Emperor (including the Terracotta Army Vaults) as a World Cultural Heritage Site in December 1987.
4. The Bund, Shanghai
Over the years, the Bund has been one of the most remarkable symbols and pride of Shanghai. The architecture along the Bund is a living museum of the colonial history of the 1800s. You’ve never been to Shanghai if you haven’t seen the Bund.
The best way to appreciate the buildings is to have a walk along the Bund. Roam among the architectural structures, and have a better understanding of the historic charm of this city.
5. The Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven, is a magnificent structure of fine church buildings stated in the gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods. Some of the trees here, mostly cypress, are hundreds of years old. The gardens are alive with locals practicing tai chi, jian zi, wu shu, playing instruments, singing and dancing, board games, kite flying, badminton and more. The temple symbolizes the relationship between earth and heaven – the human world and God’s world – which stands at the heart of Chinese cosmogony. It is considered the most holy of Beijing’s imperial temples and has been described as “A masterpiece of architecture and landscape design.” The Temple of Heaven has also been listed as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1998.