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Top 7 Travel Guide China

0 Comments 09 May 2014

 

Even though China is becoming more open and welcoming to tourists, there is still a great sense of mystery around the country. This means that tourists are in for many new sights which makes China a fascinating country to explore. There is no doubt that the major tourist attractions in the major cities are well worth seeing but there is also a lot to be said for venturing off of the typical tourist attractions.

Beijing

No trip to China is complete with a visit to the capital city and what is seen as the heart of the nation by many people. While Beijing is one of the six ancient Chinese capital cities, it is a modern and vibrant city. Some of the sights that you have to see in Beijing includes the Great Wall, The Temple of Heaven, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Ming Tomb, the Capital Museum, Summer Palace and many more. Beijing is a stunning city and one that has to be seen when visiting China.

Xian

Xian, sometimes referred to as Changan, is the largest city in the North-West of China. There is a great historical element to this part of the country and many of the most popular and important tourist attractions have a historical element. You will find attractions like the Terracotta Army, the Xian great Mosque, the City Wall, the Big Goose Pagoda and the Banpo Museum in this part of the country.

Shanghai

As the biggest Chinese metropolitan area, in the central-eastern section of China, looking onto the East China Sea, this is an area that has many modern attractions as well as historical places of interest. The Jade Buddha Temple is one of the most popular attractions in Shanghai although places like the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Huangpu River are all worth checking out. There is so much to see and do in China there is no excuse for taking things slowly but you may feel as though you have a lot to fit in. It is always helpful to have travel insurance in place before you travel abroad to ensure you are covered in the event of anything untoward happening.

Guilin

Found by the Li River, Guilin has a number of stunning views with hills and rockeries dominating many places in the area. This area is well known for offering a blend of ethnic minorities, adding a touch of diversity and a lot of different influences to this part of China. The Li River is a sight that is well worth seeing but other destinations in this part of China include the Seven Star Park, Fubo Hill, Solitary Beauty Hill and Elephant Trunk Hill. With so many hills in the area, this is one part of China that you will want to be fit and active to take on.

Yangtze River

If you are looking to take things quieter, with perhaps a romantic edge to your trip, why not head to the Yagntze River and enjoy a River Cruise. The river flows from the west to east, winding its way beyond cities and mountains. The Yangtze is the 3rd biggest river in the entire world, its length of over 6,300km seeing it lag behind only the Nile and the Amazon river.

Jiuzhaigou Sichuan

This part of China was declared a UNESCO world natural heritage site and it sound at the foot of the mountains of the Aba Tibetan and the Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. The valley is around 50 kilometres long but there is a high level of worthwhile sights to see in this area. There is a research base focusing on the breeding nature of giant pandas, there is a scenic area and there is the Giant Buddha of Leshan to enjoy.

Lijiang Yunnan

The Lijiang Yunnan is another area recognised by UNESCO and the history of this town, located in the south of China, has a history dating back over 1,300 years. The snow mountain of Yulong and the Tiger Leaping Gorge are attractions well worth checking out in this part of the world.

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