China Tourist Attractions

Are you planning to travel to China, and not sure about the attractions in China? We decided to list several of the most common things tourists do after arriving to a city China such as Shenzhen. One thing you will definitely need to be aware about is that they do filter internet content and some of your favorite sites may not be accessible while in China due to the Great firewall of China.  Click here to open blocked sites from China.

Here are some things that may interest you.

Forbidden City in China that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous attractions in all of China, the Forbidden City served as the Imperial Palace from the time of the Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, spanning approximately 500 years since 1420. This site is now part of the Palace Museum, housing more than one million valuable pieces of artwork and artifacts. ……

The Great Wall of China is perhaps another of the most famous landmark in the entire country. It winds across 4,000 miles. The first construction on the wall started more than 2,000 years ago, with the most recent taking place during the time of the Ming Dynasty in 1368. ….

The city of Hong Kong in China is one of the most bright and beautiful in the world. It boasts a population of 7 million, with the vast majority of them being native Chinese. The city is one of two SAR regions, the other is Macau. Hong Kong has a rich and varied history, dating back 39,000 years….

In the Sichuan province of China lies the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve. This area is a prime example showing the diverse landscape of the country. Here you will discover breathtaking waterfalls and gorgeous lakes of bright blue. Found here are also quite a few Tibetan villages which gives you the opportunity to take in some of the Tibetan culture also. ……

Museum of the Terracotta Army: in 1974, a farmer discovered the famous terracotta army as he was digging a well. The army was buried in the 210 B.C. by the Qin Dynasty emperor. There are thousands of human sized statues that have individual features, armor and hair that matches their army rank. They are now housed in the Museum of the Terracotta Army, located in Xi’An which is part of the Shanxi province…..

The Wolong Nature Reserve, located three hours from Chengdu, is the largest giant panda nature preserve in the country. Visitors to the reserve can not only watch these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, but also interact with them with the assistance of handlers at the reserve. This nature reserve is situated in the mountains of the Sichuan Province in western China……

The Yangtze River is the longest river in all of China, spanning nearly 4,000 miles. It also happens to be the third largest river in the world, after the Nile and Amazon. This river starts in the Qinghai Province of western China and ends at Shanghai’s East Sea. The river is China’s largest water system and has a number of tributaries with one of the most famous being Three Gorges Dam.

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