Attractions for Tourists in China
China is truly a wonderful place to visit, it is a vast country which offers so much to tourists from around the world. What I love most about China is that aside from the major cities, the country has not lost its heritage and traditions which have made the nation what it is. As well as this rich culture, you will also experience some of the best of modern China such as huge casinos – perfect if you like casino sites – upmarket restaurants, incredible architecture and state of the art hotels. If you are planning on going to China then you will need at least a fortnight to truly scratch beneath the surface of this country, and here are 4 of the top attractions which you should be looking to see.
Great Wall of China
The show-stopping attraction is of course the Great Wall of China, a wall which has been built over many centuries and a wall which spans an enormous 5,500 miles. There are of course many places where you can see the wall but the most popular are around the Beijing area, where you will see the best preserved parts of the wall.
This was the former imperial palace which was used between the beginning of the Ming dynasty, until the end of the Qing dynasty. The palace complex offers a glimpse into the fascinating past of the country and it is here that you will be able to see some of the finest ancient Chinese architecture on offer. You will find the Forbidden City just south of Beijing.
Found near the city of Xi’an in the Shaanxi province, the terracotta army is a collection of sculptures which are thought to have been made in the 3rd Century BC. The sculptures depict the armies of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, and they make up a part of the burial tomb which was made for Qin Shi Huang. These sculptures are more than worth seeing, and they are one of China’s most popular tourist attractions.
Tiananmen Square is a huge plaza in Beijing and the largest city square in the world, measuring in at over 109 acres. This square has been the location of many protests and events over the years, most memorably in 1976 when there was an uprising of protesters who were killed by the army. Many of us can remember the iconic image of a man stood in front of military tanks, refusing to move. It is best that before you go to the square, that you do some research on the importance of it, in order to truly grasp what this large plaza means to the Chinese people.
There is so much more to do in China but at the very least you should be considering these places of interest.