China is a beautiful country that has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach, explore ancient ruins, or get your adrenaline pumping with some extreme sports, China is the perfect destination for all of these things and more. Let’s take a look at 5 of China’s most popular tourist destinations!
When we think of China, we often imagine Beijing or Shanghai first and foremost. But there’s another side to this massive country, and that’s its people’s love for the beach. In fact, beaches are a pretty important part of Chinese culture, as they are a focal point of local culture, travel, and festivities. From the peaceful clear blue waters of the Yellow Sea and pristine lakes and fjords of Shandong to the golden sands of Zhejiang, the country has an incredibly diverse beach system that is as diverse as it is beautiful. Beaches are also a huge business in China, as every year people flock to beautiful beach resorts and other tourist destinations in search of relaxation and fun in the sun.
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China, also called Pingyao Wall or Jiutai Wall (Jiutai means military border in Mandarin), is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the remote province of Shanxi in northern China. This ancient fortification, which was first built by the Song Dynasty (960-1279), measures approximately 2900 miles long and has 1789 miles of wall. A Chinese saying goes: “The journey starts from the west and the goal is the east, but if you walk through the Great Wall, you never have to set foot in the east.” Photo credit: Yonatan Zunger/Flickr Along with the wall are several museums and over 1000 ancient statues and pagodas. The Great Wall was constructed to help control the border between China and its rival at the time, the Mongols.
Shanghai is a very fascinating city. It is the largest city in mainland China, and is one of the world’s largest cities as well. The city offers so much to see and do and is a very multicultural city. Shanghai is a mix of Chinese, Japanese, and other ethnicities. There are also many great shopping areas and festivals to check out if you are looking to enjoy some quality shopping in the great city of Shanghai! Beijing Beijing is China’s capital and has tons to do and see. The government offers so much for tourists. Beijing has more Olympic venues than any other Olympic Games. You can visit the Bird’s Nest stadium, the Water Cube, and the Olympic Park. Beijing has plenty of entertainment for all ages and a lot of shopping options.
As the host city for the Summer Olympics in 2008, Beijing has seen an enormous increase in tourism and development of its infrastructure. With its capital city skyscrapers, grand boulevards, and thousands of bridges and tunnels, Beijing provides a beautiful backdrop for your vacation. If you have some time, you can also see ancient terra cotta warriors. When they were first uncovered in the 1930s, it was believed that the warriors had been thrown into the Yellow River after the completion of the Forbidden City, but more recent archeological research has revealed that the warriors were most likely built on the terraces of the Forbidden City, which means they survived for a very long time, and can still be seen today.
Guilin is a charming seaside town located in southern China that was once a busy port. In addition to an abundance of scenery and nature, Guilin is also home to the world’s largest bamboo forest and the Longji Rice Terraces. The bamboo forest is home to more than 500 varieties of bamboo, including a few varieties that are hundreds of years old. The National Bamboo Art Center is one of Guilin’s most popular destinations, featuring thousands of beautiful works of bamboo art. The Longji Rice Terraces is located in the southern part of China’s Guizhou Province. Its most popular attraction is a five-mile hike that leads visitors through 600-foot-high terraces that stretch out to the edge of a cliff.
So, that is the purpose of this post. It is to encourage you to choose a place where you can completely experience China, from all aspects. Just be sure to read all of the information provided on any given country’s government site so you understand any regulations and requirements. Otherwise, you’re better off flying to the country than visiting the country without understanding all of the requirements. You might not like the country as much! Advertisement Let me know what you think of this post in the comments! Thank you for reading!