China should be on just about everybody’s bucket list. There are so many breathtaking places and things to see in China, you’d be crazy not to plan a trip at least once in your lifetime. Want to know a few of the most amazing places and things you can see? Read on to find out!
The Great Wall Of China
The great wall of China is one of the new seven wonders of the world, and an UNESCO world heritage site. You haven’t really been to China unless you’ve been to see the great wall! As you explore the wall you’ll also be able to see rugged scenery, mountains, and other interesting views. However, you won’t be able to walk the whole way. The wall spans around 3,100 miles!
The Terracotta Army
This interesting army actually lived underground for around 2000 years until they were accidentally dug up by a farmer. The life sized models are detailed and are said to represent the army that triumphed over all other armies in China. Nobody really knows why it was built, but it’s a great site to see.
The Forbidden City
Here there are over 8000 rooms painted in mesmerizing red and gold. It used to be a palace city, which meant that regular people were forbidden from entering. 24 emperors have lived here in total, and there are many cultural relics to see when you visit. It is considered one of the most important places in the world, in a list alongside Buckingham Palace in the UK and the White House in the US.
The Li River
The natural scenery is so breathtaking that you’ll find many artists travel here just to try to capture its beauty. The landscape has many varied things to see, including bamboo coves and steep cliffs. Some of the most famous people in the world have visited in the past, including Bill Gates and more than one US president!
The Yellow Mountains
This is one of China’s 3 National Parks, and one of the most popular places you’ll visit. It does get quite busy, but it’s easier to access than the other National Parks in China. The multicolored lakes and foliage make this place a truly gorgeous place to visit. You’ll definitely want to take your camera here!
Giant Pandas have recently come out of extinction – hooray! What better way to celebrate than by making sure you visit them on your travels? Chengdu is the best place to visit these pandas, although there are many other places you can visit them too.
The Potala Palace
This UNESCO world heritage site is the symbol of Tibet. Here, you’ll find many precious treasures and sculptures. There are also antiques, buddhist statues, and so much more. It’s so easy to visit with Tibet train travel and other modes of transport.
This beautiful watery village is surrounded by lakes, lotus ponds and bridges. Lots of Chinese art students come here to practice their painting, and on first glance the village really does look like a painting.