China Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 84%, China is one of the most historically rich, diverse, and increasingly modern countries in the entire world. China's list of places to see reads like a "hall of fame" of travel destinations. Topping the list is the Great Wall, arguably the greatest of them all, where you can walk along a structure so vast that it can be viewed from space - how awe inspiring is that? There's Xian's Terracotta Army, a burial site that has been transformed into a world famous archeological site and destination for PlanetHoppers! Beijing's huge Forbidden City, home to centuries of imperial rulers. Tiananmen Square, the site of one of the 20th century's most enduring images. Remember that single brave hero in front of the tank? China is, of course, all about pandas too, which a visit to the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary will prove. There is the monolithic and controversial Three Gorges Dam. The immense and powerful Yangzte River and Gobi Desert. The ultra modern city of Hong Kong and newly-minted Shanghai. The casinos of Macau. The list is virtually endless. China is a true travel juggernaut, where you could literally spend years travelling before you scratch the surface. Are you up to the challenge?
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Get in touch with your spiritual side as you explore Beijing's Temple of Heaven – literally the Altar of Heaven – a place from which dynasties of Chinese emperors prayed to heaven for a successful harvest. The focal point of ....
Take a walk along one of the many remaining sections of The Great Wall of China, which is easily one of the world's most recognizable monuments. The Great Wall, as we know it, is actually a series of several walls built at differ....
Stare in awe at the manmade behemoth called the Three Gorges Dam that spans the mighty Yangtze River. The dam is 185 meters (607 ft) tall, about 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) long, and about 115 meters (377 ft) wide, with a reservoir t....
While away the hours watching the playful antics of the giant pandas at China's Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This combination of seven nature reserves and nine scenic ....
Take in the regal atmosphere of Beijing's Forbidden City, the seat of power of China's imperial dynasties for nearly 500 years. Comprised of nearly 1,000 separate buildings, more than 8,700 rooms, and surrounded by a 7.9 meter (....
Pay homage to the hundreds of pro-democracy protesters who lost their lives at the 1989 protest in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The square has been a focal point of the city and Chinese politics from the 1949 proclamation that of....
Observe the military precision of the Terracotta Army, which has stood in eternal formation since they were buried with Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China, nearly 2,000 years ago. They were buried with the emperor to safe....
Open yourself to good karma with a visit to Tibet's Potala Palace, the historic source of Tibetan Buddhism. This was also the home of the Dalai Lama until he was forced to flee to India in 1959 following a failed Tibetan uprisin....
Cruise the waters of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour in a sampan and be transported back to the days of Colonial rule. As one of the city's biggest tourist attractions, the harbour provides spectacular views of the city's skyscrape....
|Coordinates:||35 00 N, 105 00 E|
|Main Languages:||Cantonese, Mandarin|
|Currency:||Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) ¥ (CNY)|
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