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Top 10 China Destinations You Must See

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Top 10 China Destinations You Must See

Are you still thinking about where to go next year? A country where you can experience jungles, dessert, seas, lakes and architecture? China has one of the oldest and most ancient human civilizations. Chinese civilization includes many famous places of historical values that attract visitors from all over the world. Visiting the destinations in this article can be very easy thanks to public transportation, cheap flights, close hotels, and long enjoyable road trips. Here are the top 10 China destinations in China that you must visit.

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Temple of heaven

Temple of heaven
Temple of heaven, China

 

 

Our journey starts in Beijing and the first destination once there is The Temple of Heaven. It is the most prominent landmark of the Chinese capital, according to Chinese beliefs of old, the temple serves as a link between heaven and earth. Visiting this masterpiece makes you realize how spectacular old China was.

 

The Forbidden City

Forbidden city
Forbidden city, Beijing, China

 

The Forbidden City is one of the most important tourist attractions in China. A palace complex surrounded by walls up to 8 meters high that served as defensive walls of the old Chinese Empire. Built around 1420, a collection of 900 buildings known to provide an unforgettable experience to tourists from around the world.

 

 

The Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the longest construction humans have ever built. It is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, wood, and other materials. It is a line of stone running east to west across China’s historic northern border to protect the Chinese Empire from Mongols, Turks, and other enemies.

Today, the Wall has become a pillar of the Chinese nation. Its magnificent landscape attracts a large number of foreign visitors. Among the scenic spots on the Great Wall is the Badaling Wall, the most preserved part of the wall and a popular tourist destination.

 

Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum Site Museum

Emperor Qin Mausoleum Site Museum
Emperor Qin Mausoleum Site Museum

 

Qin Shi Huang unified China for the first time and became its first emperor. His tomb in Xi’an is the largest and most luxurious among all emperors of China. It stood unopened for over 2200 years. Many different statues were discovered, statues of soldiers, administrators, musicians, and even horses. You will be traveling across a dragon-shaped road to get to the imperial tomb according to the traditional Chinese geomancy. The road is the body of the dragon and the imperial tomb, its eye.

 

Chengdu

Chengdu
Chengdu

Chengdu is located in Hebei Province, a mere 250 km northeast of Beijing. While in Chengdu, you can visit some of China’s most fabulous destinations such as The Eight Outer Temples, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Qing Yang Palace, Wenshu Yuan Monastery, Wuhou Temple and so much more. You can spend your whole holiday checking out more than 20 amazing destinations in this city.

 

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

 

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Giant pandas are cute, and many travelers seek to spend some time with these creatures. Pandas can be found in zoos in various places across China, but the best place to see them is Chengdu. Visitors can participate in volunteer programs to care for giant pandas. If you are looking for contact with pandas, this is your chance.

 

Guilin

Guilin
Guilin, China

Guilin is one of the ten major Chinese scenic natural spots and historical sites, as well as one of the four major cities to see in China as recommended by the World Tourism Organization. The beautiful limestone mountains along with stunning rivers form unique natural art paintings that fascinate the visitors’ eyes.

 

Huangshan

 

Huangshan, China
Huangshan, China

Do you want to enjoy seeing magnificent landscapes? Huangshan is the perfect place for that. It has the most beautiful mountains in China. The beautiful yellow mountains, alluring lakes, clouds, rocks, exotic trees and hot springs at the foot of the mountain attract many visitors.

Besides the charming mountains, you should also see the beautiful surrounding countryside and old villages. Make sure you get everything out of Huangshan before you leave.

 

Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie, China
Zhangjiajie, China

Do you remember ‘Pandora’ in the movie Avatar? In China, specifically in the Zhangjiajie region, there are magnificent forests where huge rock columns covered with plants rising very high into the sky. The destination attracts many foreign travelers and tourists, especially Avatar fans.

 

Dunhuang

Dunhuang, China
Dunhuang, China

Dunhuang could be a less known traveling destination in China, but once there, travelers find themselves on the doorstep of an ancient gateway to Xinjiang, a wide dessert worthy of discovery on a camel’s back. It is widely regarded as one of the best tourist spots in Gansu because it grants access to the Mogao Caves. This is the part of China you do not see much often on television.

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Your image of Zhangjiajie China reminds me of King Cong and the Lost Island kingdom he ruled. It looks like a mystic place to make part of any trek. I also love the appeal of the Forbidden City in Bejing. What I didn’t see was any warnings about travel restrictions and local laws that could get foreigners in trouble. China has som stringent restrictions that have lead to many diplomatic incidents. Still, it would be worth learning these rules to experience China and it’s splendor.

  2. I really like your post ,Thanks for showing is amazing places in china, Those images up there and your writeup gives proper description of all the top ancient places in china .i think the favorite place I will like to go see is the great wall of china, indeed it is a great work of architecture. 

  3. Wow, since I was young, I’ve been wanting to take a vacation to the great wall of China, but till now, its been impossible, next year I’ll try my possible best to visit that amazing wall. This is a really nice article, very interesting and informative. China is so blessed with cool destinations, really attractive places of wonders. I’ll share with my buddies and see if we can fix something like a vacation to visit some of these places. I really enjoyed reading through, thanks for sharing this article.

  4. This post has actually revealed the beauty and life in China is actually interesting and fun although I have never been there, I’m hopeful I’ll be visiting this lovely locations you have listed here for vacation with my family. the kids has always wanted to see a panda and this seem to be the perfect opportunity. Thanks for this informative post. 

  5. Yes, China is a very interesting place to visit, I have been there myself. I would like to add Shanghai as one of the top destinations, with its old city, the Bund and the newly built Pudong area. What I would surely like to see is the natural scenery in Guilin, Huangshan and Zhanjiajie, which look quite impressive. The terra cotta army of the emperor should also be a nice attraction. Thanks for letting us know.

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