Tourist destinations of the Asian countries are attracting a large number of people these days. People’s Republic of China, popularly known as China, the country with the highest population count has seen a significant development in the tourism industry over the past few decades. Not only the different historical places of tourist attraction, but also the easing of the country’s law in the tourism sector has given this sector a boost. The immigration laws of the country have also become flexible compared to the earlier days, so people can easily plan a trip to this country. Different cities and villages of China offer everything that a tourist may need to make his trip memorable. Whether you want to be close to the Chinese history, or you want a rocking nightlife, China has everything. From modern shopping malls to ancient temples, you can find everything in China. Therefore, if you are planning a trip to this country, you should do a little research on the country. Gaining information of every city and town in China might not be a feasible option. So, you can just check out the top ten Chinese travel destinations you cannot afford to miss.
1. Great Wall of China
Originally constructed in the fifth century BC, for protecting the northern frontiers of the country, the Great Wall of China has become a historical spot. It is often said that this is the only manmade work that can be seen from moon. If you visit China, you should never forget to visit this wall which stretches for almost 8,851.8 kilometers.
2. Mount Tai
Mount Tai, which has been credited as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is listed among the “Five Sacred Mountains” of China. Records state, this mountain has attracted pilgrims for almost three thousand years. Located in the southern side of Jinan and northern side of Tai’an city, Mount Tai provides simple connectivity route.
3. Forbidden City
When you are in China, you cannot miss out Forbidden City in Beijing. The city has imperial palaces of different rulers starting from the Ming Dynasty till the Qing Dynasty. The walls and gates across the Forbidden City will make you understand the architectural skills as well as the defense tactics that Chinese rulers have been using for ages.
4. Potala Palace
Located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa, the Potala Palace is a historical spot in China. Named after Mount Potala, this palace has been home to Dalai Lama till the 14th Dalai Lama decided to flee to India. Now, the Chinese government has converted this place into a museum.
5. Old Summer Palace
Old Summer Palace or the Imperial Gardens of China is known for its art works, architectural building, and obviously beautiful gardens. This historical place was destroyed during the English and French invasion in China. Yet, later this park has been named among the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO.
6. Lushan National Park on Mount Lu
Situated near the Lake Poyang in Jiangzi Province, Mount Lu is among the most visited mountains of China. The Lushan National Park is another World Heritage Site of UNESCO, located in China. It is not only popular among international tourists, but also among domestic tourists.
7. Chengde Mountain Resort
Situated in the Chinese city Chengde, the Chengde Mountain Resort boasts of having the largest imperial garden of the world. The mountain resort with seventy-two different scenic spots took almost nine decades for construction. Chinese Pagoda that is located in the Chengde Mountain Resort is a ‘must see’ spot in this resort.
8. The Three Gorges
The Three Gorges, located at the banks of the Yangtze River is known for its natural beauty. The picturesque beauty of this place will surely attract you. If you visit this place, you should not miss out the Three Gorges Dam in Xiling Gorge.
9. Temple and Cemetery of Confucius
Located in Qufu, the Temple of Confucius is the oldest and largest of all the Confucianism temples located across the world. The Cemetery of Confucius that dates back to the Zhou Dynasty is a heritage site. The architectural works in the Family Mansion of the Kong Dynasty will make you spellbound.
10. Temple of Heaven
Situated in Beijing, the Taoist Temple, or the Temple of Heaven is the place where the rulers of the Qing and Ming Dynasties frequented for their annual prayer ceremonies. Here they addressed their prayer to Heaven for good harvest of crops every year.