China is a remarkable country and also the main entrance to East Asia. It is an old civilization which provided the globe with noodles, gunpowder, and Peking Man. People arriving for the first time in China usually stay in large cities. While the visitors who have come before, make their way to the other side, however the traveling might be difficult due to change of language but most travelers achieve their goals. Below are listed some of the places to go to in China.
At the moment, Beijing is the capital city of China and one of the most visited place in the country. It has a history of 3,000 years which is still living within the city. Literal meaning of Beijing is Northern Capital. The metropolis is the heart of many fascinating places like Tiananmen Square, Old and New Summer Palaces, the National Museum of China, and the Forbidden City.
Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is a collection of smaller walls developed by different dynasties. It has a length of 8,800 km and the history of the wall is 2000 years old and it has been stated as world’s longest structure made by man. The wall was built to defend the land from invaders from north.
To the southeastern coast of China is Hong Kong, which is a splendid first-class business center where British colonial authority, latest technology and Chinese culture mix up together. Even with having the mass of skyscrapers and utmost population mass. It also has lots of greenery, mountain views and seashores.
The place is famous for its natural beauty and it’s West Lake which many poets and artists have portrayed in their work. Marco Polo in 13th century described it as the world’s most beautiful and magnificent city. West Lake is a huge lake divided by land bridges and with beautiful ancient buildings and gardens to provide visitors comfort and mysticism. Beside its coasts travelers get to view the sights of its walking paths, pagodas, tea farms and temples.
Jiuzhaigou consists of many waterfalls and snow-covered karst mountains, 108 lakes of blue, green and turquoise colors, which are crystal clear, due to these reasons it has been portrayed as a fairyland. Also, giant pandas are natural habitants in this area, but they are seen rarely due to the size of park and the amount of visitors.
Kunming, located in center of southwest China, is cultural, economic, and industrial, place. It has train routes with all of the big metropolises of China also it connects with Vietnam through rail road. The mild climate throughout the year makes it possible to visit at any time. Other than that the place has its own charms, and provides a fascinating touch of culture.
Located at 3,500 meters from Earth’s surface Lhasa is the chief city of Tibet. However the city has not absorbed much from the greater China and has kept its culture. Potala Palace is one of the most fascinating places and also a place where Dalai Lama used to live.
Shanghai is one of the most industrial and largest metropolises of China. Its location is at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the East China Sea. The nights at the city portrays the Western image of cities of China with vivid neon signs, lively streets and abundant businesses. The city consists of many skyscrapers and shimmering shopping malls, lavish hotels and impressive arts centers can be viewed alongside.
At one time Xi’an was the beginning of the essential Silk Road which connected its commerce with numerous countries of Eurasia. It was also once among the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Newly found Terracotta Army has now become the popular attraction of the place. Terracotta Army is believed to be the guardian of the tomb of China’s first emperor.
Yangshuo in past has attracted tourists due to its cheap prices and relaxed atmosphere, but now it has got the attention of many visitors due to its karst mountains and stunning landscape. Also, the place has a good base to take a tour for a day to Guilin for a relaxing outing on the Li River.