China is a vast and populous territory in East Asia with a long history; this Asian country with over 1.357 billion Population extending thousands of miles, has a history of over 5,000 years which boast numerous attractions and best places to visit in china from scenic sites to cultural sites and also many historical sites such as: Forbidden City in Beijing, world-renowned Great Wall in Beijing, Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an, Shanghai’s skyscraper forest in Pudong, and the magnificent Li River in Guilin, are the best china tourist spots but they’re a lot to see.
For a country like China with massive size and diverse geography, China offers so much that cannot be Fulfill in a single trip, but Shopping ideas has made a comprehensive list to make your tourism in china the best ever.
Top Tourist’s Attraction in China: Places to Visit
1. The Great Wall of China
Zhōngguó de chángchéng (中国的长城 )
One of the Ancient Wonders of China and the world Heritage Site with an official length of 21,196.18 km, and the highest height of the Great wall is 14 meters, is the world’s longest wall monument build ever since, and the number 1 tourist attraction of china, no trip is completed without hiking the Great Wall. The wall has many sections but you can access it right from Beijing area, which is today’s most visited section because in Beijing it Snakes Impressively.
2. The Forbidden City
Zǐjìnchéng (紫禁城 )
Located in the heart of Beijing, it was the royal palace for the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties from 1420 to 1912, it was build in the 5th century and is also known as the Imperial palace. It has more than 8000 rooms and covered with golden roofs impressively designed and painted with red and yellow colors. It is considered as the top most important palaces in the world.
The name Forbidden city was given so, that no ordinary people can access it without permission. But now a day’s it is opened to the public and it is not forbidden anymore because it is turned into a palace museum.
3. The Terracotta Army in Xi’an
Xī’ān bīngmǎyǒng (西安兵马俑 )
One of the best archaeological findings of the world in the 1970s when some farmers were digging a well, the history of Terracotta Army Is 2000 years old or maybe more. Now it’s a world cultural heritage site registered in 1987. This Terracotta Army consists of 8,000 lifelike Warriors and 130 or so chariots. it is said that it’s the Emperor Qin’s Buried Battalions, but why they was made because all the warriors faces are unique and what amount of labor and hard work is utilized, all these questions come when you see it in Xi’an China, now it has become one of the most important and popular attractions of Xi’an and China.
4. The Summer Palace
Yíhéyuán (颐和园 )
The Summer Palace located in the northwest of Beijing china has also long been known as the “Museum of Royal Gardens” constructed in 1750 was once a playground for Royal families of china and is the largest royal park and one of the popular tourist’s attractions of Beijing and China. It was destroyed twice by the British and the French who invaded in china A hundred years ago.
Highlights of Summer Palace (Yíhé Yuán):
- (Renshou Dian) Hall of Well-being and Longevity
- Great Theatre
- Private Three-Story Structure
- (Le Shou Tang Hall) Hall of Happiness and Longevity
- Lovely Gardens and Courtyards
- Walking trails
5. Li River Cruise
Li River the “Watery wonder” is one of top 10 watery wonders of the world, because it has captured the heart of artists and tourists with its breath-taking natural scenery. It is the most popular photography destination in china, an 83-km long trip from Guilin and Yangshuo would be your best trip ever in china.
6. Giant Pandas in Chengdu
Chéngdū dà xióngmāo ( 成都大熊猫 )
Like someone said it’s the “national treasure of china” because giant pandas are peaceful animals and both loved by the Chinese and foreigners. Chengdu is the home of the Giant pandas, but there are many places where giant pandas can be viewed closely.
Places where you can see Giant Pandas:
- Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center (north of the city)
- Dujiangyan Panda Valley (hour outside Chengdu)
- Bifengxia Panda Base (2 hours from Chengdu)
7. Yangtze River Cruise
The Yangtze River (扬子江) traditionally known as the “Long River” because of its stretches over 6000 km. It is the third longest river in the world and most important river in china after the Nile and the Amazon River. The river is famous for its stunning Three Gorges and also home of some endangered species of china, including the River Dolphin and the Chinese Alligator. Traveling on Cruise across the River you will experience the country’s immense beauty and the most stunning landscapes.
8. Potala Palace, Tibet
Bù dá lā gōng, xīzàng “(布達拉宮，西藏)
A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site registered in 1994, the symbol and pride of Tibet. The Potala Palace In Lhasa Tibet is a winter palace of Dalai Lama from the 7th century and one of the most visited Historic structures of china, and also is the highest place in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records because of its stunning architecture Design.
It is the house of ancient Tibetan history, culture, religion, and also Art. It houses many priceless Buddhist Hand Written Scriptures, antiques, religious pieces of jewelry, and Many Buddhist statues and sculptures.
9. West Lake in Hangzhou
Hángzhōu xīhú (杭州西湖 )
Hangzhou the capital city of Zhejiang Province in china is known as the “Paradise on Earth” because of its beautiful craft landscapes, Forested Man-made islands and temples with occasional pagoda enhancing the beauty of West Lake. It was created for recreation purpose only because of Chinese’s love garden style parks. You can leisurely bike or walk around the lake or maybe you choose to take a short cruise the lake.
10. The Bund in Shanghai
Wàitān ( 外滩 )
Located on the west bank of Huangpu River, is the Shanghai’s stunning landmark “the Bund” also known as the Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu or better known as (Wàitān, 外滩 ). Within the china’s largest city by population, the Bund is in the heart of Shanghai, It’s a must visit tourists attraction in china, famous for its historic architecture houses, European buildings, skyscrapers, exclusive restaurants, shops, bars, and hotels.