Things To Do in China

Things To Do in China

Things To Do

The Forbidden City:

The Forbidden City, Or Palace Museum, Sits At The Center Of Beijing, Directly North Of Tiananmen Square Where The Famous Portrait Of Mao Zedong Hangs On The Palatial Crimson Wall. It Was The Imperial Seat For Ming And Qing Dynasty Emperors From 1420 Until 1912 When The Last Emperor, Pu Yi, Abdicated. It Was Listed As A Unesco World Heritage Site In 1987.

The Great Wall:

The Great Wall winds its way across China covering over 5,500 miles (8,850 km). While the latest construction occurred after 1368 during the Ming Dynasty, construction of the Great Wall began over 2,000 years ago. In fact, the Great Wall is actually made up of a number of interconnecting walls spanning China that different dynasties and warlords constructed over the years.

The Terracotta Warriors:

Discovered in 1974 when a local farmer was digging a well, the terracotta army, buried in 210 bc with the first emporer of the qin dynasty, is a breathtaking site. The thousands of life-size figures have individually unique faces and hair and armor styles appropriate to their rank. The museum of the terracotta army is located in xi'an, shanxi province.

 

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Beijing:

Beijing a metropolis in northern china, is the capital of the people's republic of china (prc). It is also known in english as peking beijing is also one of the four municipalities of the prc, which are equivalent to provinces in china's administrative structure.

Sightseeing

The Great Wall Of China:

The Great Wall Of China Remains One Of The Great Wonders Ofthe World, An Engineering Feat Rarely Matched In The 22 Centuries Since Its Construction Began. Stretching 7240 kilometers from the mountains of korea to the gobi desert. It was first built to protect an ancient chineseempire from marauding tribes of the north. The great wall is actually a series of walls built and re-built by different dynasties over thousand years

The Forbidden City:

Central To Both Beijing Itself And To Its History As Capital Of The Middle Kingdom, the majestic 600-year-old palatial grounds - home to 24 ming and qing dynasty emperors - are suitably grand. The imposing pavilions, courtyards and exquisitely ornate buildings radiate imperial splendour. Over 900,000 cultural relics are housed in the palace museum alone. An unhurried, day-long tour of the forbidden city is an essential part of a visit tobeijing, and yields fascinating insights into the lives and daily rituals of the mandarins..

The Ming Tomb:

 50 Kilometers Northwest From Beijing City Lies The Ming Tombs - the general name given to the mausoleums of 13 emperors of the ming dynasty (1368 - 1644).

Tiananmen Square:

Of  National Symbolic Significance, This Huge Square Is Presided Over By The Well-Known And Easily Recognisable Picture Of Chairman Mao Hanging On Tiananmen, The Gate Of Heavenly Peace. Forever etched into the international psyche, the square was not only the site of the bloody student clashes with the pla in 1989, but was also where mao proclaimed the founding of the people's republic of china in 1949.

The summer palace:

This qing dynasty imperial summer retreat is probably one of the most aesthetically pleasing historical sites in beijing. There are several attractions here including the extravagant marble boat on the shore of kunming lake, built by the empress dowager cixi, and the pavilion of the fragrance of buddha, which affords marvellous views of kunming lake and the palace area. Boating and swimming in the lake are popular in summer, while skating is possible in winter

Shanghai:

Shanghai, located along the coast of the east china sea and the southern banks of the mouth of theyangtze river, is a city under the direct jurisdiction of the central government. It is the largest metropolis inchinaand one of the most historically significant cities. It is a flourishing international metropolis, known worldwide for its highly developed industrial, commercial and financial components.it is also known as the pearl of the orient.it is an ideal shopping paradise.

Sightseeing

The oriental pearl tower:

The oriental pearl tv tower is located in pudong park in lujiazui, shanghai. This 468 meters high (1,536 feet) tower is the world's third tallest tv and radio tower. However, even more alluring than its height is the tower's unique architectural design that makes the oriental pearl tv tower one of the most attractive places anywhere.

The bund:

The bund, also called the zhongshan road, is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of shanghai for hundreds of years. Walking along the bund, which is at the west shore of the huangpu river, theoriental pearl tv tower can be seen on the opposite side and also thejin mao tower.being one of the top ten shanghai attractions, thebund is a really beautiful and special place which is worth visiting. The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the bundare the 52 various buildings of different architectural styles includinggothic, baroque, romanesque, classicism and the renaissance.

Jade Buddha Temple:

In the western part ofshanghai, a very modern and flourishing city,there is a venerable and famous buddhist temple,jadebuddhatemple. The two precious jade buddhist statues are not only rare cultural relics but also porcelain artworks. Both the sitting buddha and the recumbent buddha are carvedwith whole white jade. The sparkling and crystal-clear white jade gives the buddhas the beauty of sanctity and make themmore vivid.

Yu Yuan Gardens:

Yuyuan garden is a famous classical garden located in anren jie, shanghai. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the ming dynasty (1368-1644) named pan yunduan. Yu in chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for pan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.

Shanghai Acrobatic Show:

acrobatics is an interactive art form. Everyone, young or old, educated or not, can easily appreciate it while watching or seeing the acrobats perform. There is no language barrier and borders of culture do not limit it. Chinese acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts. Its history can be traced back to neolithic times. It is believed that acrobatics grew out of labor and self-defense skills, which people practiced and demonstrated during their leisure time. The early performance is "walking on three-meter-high stilts while juggling seven gaggers". Then it developed into an entire art form.

Cheng Huang Temple:

The chenghuang temple is a taoist temple, also called yi temple, which is composed of many a halls such as the grand hall, middle hall, bedroom palace, star gods hall, yama palace, xuzhen god hall and so on. Thechenghuangtemplehad an area of more than 10,000 square meters including two

Gardens:

westgarden(yu garden) andeastgarden. Thechenghuangtemplehas a great influence on the residents ofshanghai. The religious festivals of the temple are considered to be the festivals of all shanghai people.especially when the sanxun festival (a day when the chenghuang god start to inspect his people) comes, nearly all people will come to thechenghuangtempleto burn incense and worship the chenghuang god, while all shops inside or near thechenghuangtemplehang red lanterns to celebrate the festival. In addition, some folk arts, like calligraphy and acrobatics, are attractively on display.

Xian:

Xian is located in the central area of the northwest of china, which is now the capital of shaanxi province of china.xian is one of the most ancient capitals in the world since xian was the national capital of 12 dynasties from western zhou (1046-771 bc) to tang (618-907).in han and tang dynasties, xian was called changan. What makes xian standing out from other cities is its historical sites, rich cultural relics, and beautiful scenery sites

Sightseeing

The Terracotta Warriors :

The terra cotta warriors and horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the20th century. It is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to china life size terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations are the star features at the museum. They are replicas of what the imperial guard should look like in those days of pomp and vigor.

Wild Goose Pagodas:

As the symbol of the old-line xian, big wild goose pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for buddhists. It is located in the southern suburb of xian city,about 4 kilometers (2.49 miles) from the downtown of the city.standing in the da ci'en temple complex,it attracts numerous visitors for its fame in the buddhist religion,its simple but appealing style of construction, and its new square in front of the temple. It is rated as a national key cultural preserve as well as an aaaa tourist attraction

City Wall:

The magnificent and grandiose xian city wall was constructed in the early ming dynasty on the basis of the imperial city of chang an (everlasting peace) of the tang dynasty. It is also a symbol of great significance of the famous historic cultural city of xian.

Hot springs:

Huaqing hot springs has been a favoritespa since the tang dynasty. Emperor xuanzong,with yang guifei, the imperial co- ncubine spent every winter there.the springs lie within the scenic beauty of li mountain. Hot spring is famed for both its dainty spring scenery and the romantic love story of emperor xuanzong(685-762) and his oncubine yang guifeiin the tang dynasty (618-907). Its long history and location among the wonderful landscapes of xian should entice any visitor to visit and bathe in this hot spring.

Guilin:

The scenery ofguilinhas been called the finest under heaven. China's shining pearl has mountains, elegant waters,magnificent hilltops and fantastic caverns. The limestone weathered eroded by water, became today's fantastic stone forests, underground streams and caves, thus giving unique features to guilin's scenery.the main attraction of guilin is li river cruise.

Sightseeing

Li River:

Li river is a bright pearl on the list of china's tourist attractionsand it is the highlight of sight-seeing tour in guilin.the 83-kilometer journey boat from guilin down the river to yangshuo through the numerous loft peaks of varied shapes is just like enjoying a melodious symphony.

Elephant Trunk Hill:

This hill resembles an elephant sucking water. The elephant eye rock perches high up the hill, with a hole running through it from left to right. Between the elephant's trunk and the body is a big round hole. It's reflection in the water is the exact image of the full moon, and hence its name" watermooncave". On the cliff there are more than 50 pieces of carved inscriptions belong to different periods. At the moonlight night, you will feel yourself merged with the moon in the sky, the moon in the cave and the moon at the river bottom. It is a symbol and landmark of the city.

Yangshou Free Market:

yangshuo county, built in the sui dynasty 1,300 years ago is 65 kilometers down south from guilin.it is praised as a bright pearl of tourism in china for its unique hills, grotesque caves and winding rivers. What's more, thewest street at downtown has attracted a large number of international travelers. T hewest street is all flanked by small shops and vendor's stands selling all kinds of souvenirs and snacks. Chinese and the young western bicyclists and backpackers are seen hanging out at micky mao's or hard rock cafe or at lisa's cafe eating apple pie, beefsteak french fries, and ice-cream sundaes.

Reed Flute Cave:

Reed flute cave known as "the palace of natural arts " is located in the northwest of guilin city, about ten minutes drive (half hour bike ride) from downtown, the cave is one of the largest known examples of what each tropical karst cone conceals within it. It is a cave on the southern shoulder of the guangming hill (bright hill) and is one of the most extraordinary scenic spots in guilin

 

 

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