Top 50 Things to Do and to See in China


China

China is located in the eastern Asia the western shore of the pacific ocean, with an area of 9.6 million square kilometers. China is now considered as the world’s 4th largest outbound travel market and it is among the most visited countries in the wold. It is well said about china that you will not stop exploring this country if you spend months or even years traveling here and still not see it all. it is indeed a huge country. China  offers you all, whether sightseeing, beaches, historical monuments, beautiful cities, shopping, and hiking. Fifty thins that you can enjoy in China along with your family are as follows: www.travelrows.com

1. The Great Wall of China

A world renowned tourist attraction the Great Wall of China is unarguably one of the ancient world’s most incredible feats of civil engineering. It is a must-see attraction in China. Some parts of the wall were started to build around the 5th century BC, the wall is over 5,500 miles (8,800km) long its sheer length makes it the longest man-made structure ever built on the face of earth. To experience this great amusement of ancient world people, you need to be there and stand on its walls. You would be awestruck as you stare at it as it moves your vision as if you are following a snakes rolling on the placid mountains of China’s some time it gives a feeling like of a majestic ridge-backed dragon.

2. Beijing

Beijing is the capital city of China. It is among the most visited cities in the world. Beijing is considered as a city for all seasons. In this great city of China, whatever your interests are, you will have something for you. There are plenty of attractive, scenic and historical places in Beijing. It is a fast and constantly changing metropolitan city that has mixture of old and new. Beijing is also famous as sleepless city. It is believed by the Chinese for over a thousand years that Beijing lies on the center of the universe with the emperor’s throne in the Forbidden City as the center.

3. Shanghai

Shanghai is undoubtedly China one of the most famous and mostly visited city. It is said that if Beijing is traditional city of China then Shanghai is the fashionable, shopaholic Wall Street who works hard and plays even harder. The beautiful cit of Shanghai offers you with a lot of tourist attractions and it is considered one of the best cities of China for shopping. Visitors will benefit from an upgraded tourist infrastructure and supply of hotels from the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Shanghai is certainly China’s most modern city and a must-see travel destination for any visitor who wants a sneak preview into China’s future.

4. Hong Kong

Probably the best, most succinct description of Hong Kong is from the travel writer Pico Iyer who described the city as “a dream of Manhattan, arising from the South China Sea.” Hong Kong — like Manhattan — is one of those places that almost defies description…it needs to be experienced. With one of best city skylines in the world, Hong Kong is colorful and superbly chaotic — a dazzling city of futuristic skyscrapers that also surprisingly offers serene mountains and stunning vistas of open sea and island.

5. Macau

Macau is indeed one of the most beautiful and famous cities in the world. It is a small Chinese territory that is approximately twenty eight square kilometers in size. It is composed of a main island, a small peninsula and an airport island. The small island was once two small islands named Ilha de Taipa and Ilha de Coloane, but they were connected by a narrow piece of landfill. It is basically a straight and narrow artificial island with an airstrip. Macau has become Asia’s international gambling city, and it is considered the biggest gambling center in the world, with gambling revenues bigger than the Las Vegas Strip. It is listed among the top 20 tourist destinations in the world. Several major Las Vegas casino companies have casinos and hotels here, and more are being built. So this little territory is the fastest growing territory in the world, growing faster than any other country or territory. Apart from gambling this beautiful city’s attractions are old buildings, the Macau Great Prix race, concerts and shows, some museums, and beaches.

6. Huangshan

Huangshan(“Yellow Mountain”) which is also popular as Mount Huang is definitely one of China’s major tourist destinations, Mount Huang is a mountain range in eastern China. There is a famous saying in China that once you’ve ascended the peaks of Huangshan, you’ll never want to climb another mountain. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region is very famous for its scenery, pine trees, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks and views of the clouds from above. In the early times approximately 60,000 stone steps were carved into the side of the mountain range. Here presently there are also cable cars that tourists can use to ride directly from the base to one of the peaks.

7. Forbidden city

It is located in the very heart of Beijing, China, it is now well known in Chinese as Gugongng which means Palace Museum. It was the Chinese imperial palace of Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty for at least five centuries. The wonderful traditional palace architecture is definitely worth a visit so, come here and enjoy the treasures kept in the palace; learn of the legends and anecdotes about the imperial family and the court; and enjoy a visual feast of 5,000 years of traditional Chinese art. It is the most visited and popular sight for any Beijing tour. In the year 1987, the Forbidden City was nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

8. Chengdu

Chengdu is China’s fifth most populous city. It is capital city of Sichuan province. It has emerged as China’s most cheerful and livable cities. Tea houses are major attractions of this city. The locals of Chengdu love to chill out outside in one of the city’s many teahouses. These tea houses are also a place where you can play games or listen to music. Chengdu is main transportation hub as well of southwest China. It is the gateway to Tibet, here you can apply for permits to visit Tibet.

9. Guilin & Yangshuo

Guilin is located in most beautiful landscapes of China. It is surrounded by spectacular karst peaks that give Gulin a hypnotic feeling. Guilin is among the famous Chinese tourist destinations. Guilin’s has a starting point for a cruise down the Li River to the popular town of Yangshuo, this point is one of the most important tourist attractions in Guilin. The Li River cruise is attracts many travelers. The cruise travels through a never-ending spectacle of gorgeous karst peaks and the rural picturesque scenes of fishermen on slender bamboo rafts and farmers in tapering hats working in fields with water buffalo.

10. Hangzhou

It is called as heaven on the earth, it is called as honeymoon capital of the world, and it is called as most beautiful and magnificent place in the world. If this is not enough, Marco Polo confirmed and described it as the most “beautiful and magnificent in the world”. Undoubtedly one of China’s most scenic places, Hangzhou city is popular among the Chinese as most romantic city in the country. The most important place of Hangzhou is the spectacular West Lake that offers picture perfect Chinese vistas. The city is also home to a funky arts scene as well as lively nightlife.

11. Hutong

It is said about Hutong that if you want to experience real Beijing than plan a tour Beijing Hutongs. It is proudly known as the symbol of Beijing City and has its own layout and structure, which makes it a wonder in the world. A tour to Beijing Hutongs is worth a visit. When taking a bird’s eye view of Beijing, you will find the combination of hutongs and courtyards just like an orderly chessboard with delicate gardens, fine rockeries, and ancient ruins. Hutongs have witnessed the development of Beijing. A visit to the Hutongs and Siheyuan is a must for the the tourist who want to explore Beijing local customs, as well as the history and culture, because the real culture of Beijing is ‘the culture of hutong’.

12. Beijing Zoo

The Beijing Zoo is the largest zoo in the entire China with the leading number of animal species. It has over seven thousand creatures of 600 different species, including the giant panda, golden monkeys, milu deer, northeast tigers, elephants, gorillas, and dolphins and sharks in a big sea life center. Beijing Zoo has become very famous among tourist as well as the locals and considered as an ideal spot of picnicking with the entire family. Its creations represents a scenic Chinese garden setting, a natural garden with dense groves of trees, stretches of grassland, a small stream, lotus pools and small hills dotted with pavilions and halls.

Tourist attractions of the Beijing Zoo are:

  • Beijing Aquarium
  • Giant Panda

13. Shichachai, Beijing

Shichachai is considered as one of the ideal tourist destinations in Beijing. It is a well known historic region which is consists of 3 lakes in the north of central Beijing. They are situated onto the north-west of the Forbidden City and north-west of the Beihai Lake. It consists of the following three lakes: Qianhai (Front Sea), Xihai(Western Sea),and Houhai(Back Sea), Presently the area of Shichahai still has the ambience style of an ancient city. Its water ripples and glitters around many lotuses floating on its surface. Willows line the bank like a misty green curtain, as a trickle of people cross the 1,000-year-old bridge. It is said about Shichahai that its attraction lies not only in its natural beauty, but also in the historical value of its architecture. It is definitely an attractive sight for visitors.

14. Xi’an

Xi’an is indeed one of the most popular tourist destinations among foreign travelers it is blessed with a great number of precious relics and historical sites. The famous highlights of the place include the Entombed Warriors (a contender for the eighth Wonder of the World), the First Emperor’s Tomb, two historical Buddhist Pagodas (Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Small Wild Goose Pagoda), the Great Mosque, the Ancient City Wall and the Banpo Site, a primitive civilization museum. It is also the 2nd most famous of China’s ancient national capitals (after Beijing), Xi’an was the first capital of a united China in 221 BC (the Qin Dynasty). It also served as the capital during the golden eras of the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD) and the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907).

15. Olympic sites, Beijing

Beijing National Stadium which is also known as “Bird’s Nest “because of its unique design. It is this place only where the 2008 Summer Olympics were held with its opening and closing ceremonies. The amazing scene of the impressive opening ceremony will come up to mind. It is a grand and extraordinary success. It well known as the worlds largest steel construction and the most complex stadium ever constructed. Its design had to be inspiring and be able to withstand an earthquake. So ‘light weight’ was combined with power in 110 000 tons of a new grade of steel, the purest ever developed in China, as well as 36km of steel struts. It is “one of the key engineering marvels in the world presently”.

16. Tibet

It is well said about Tibet that, like a magnet it attracts the tourists and mostly due to its spiritual appeal. It is indeed one of the world’s great travel adventures from the time it is open for tourism in the 1980s. This place is of large interest to those who love adventure; even tourist who seeks luxury will not be disappointed. Travelers everywhere have added the fabled “Roof of the World” on their places-to-see-before-I-die Bucket Lists. And while you may have to trek a considerable distance to add Lhasa to your itinerary, Tibet’s majestic mountain vistas—combined with the beauty of the Tibetan people and their Buddhist practices—will cast a sublimely hypnotic spell on you that will be you lifetime experience.

17. Nanjing

Nanjing is one of the famous tourist attractions of China which is surrounded by a remarkable Ming-dynasty city wall. It was the former capital city is one of China’s most attractive and livable cities, presenting to you a lot of historical places and other tourist attractions and activities. It also enjoys the benefit of being in close proximity to Shanghai and position on the Yangtze River. It is said to be a very pleasant city with many beautiful parks and wide boulevards lined with stately trees and balconied houses. You can easily reach this place by taking only a 3-hour train ride from Shanghai. It is also famous in China as a university city and possesses that optimistic and energetic vibe common to most university cities.

18. Suzhou

Suzhou is well known place to visit in China and considered as a top tourist destination. It is to be found less than an hour away from Shanghai by train. Visiting this city and spending couple of days is definitely a worth. It has been called the “Venice of the East” because of the fact that it was constructed around a latticework of 24 canals. The major tourist attractions include its classical Chinese gardens — intricately designed masterpieces that harmoniously blend surrounding buildings with nature. It is attractively photogenic with about 60 public tourist-friendly gardens dotted around Suzhou to enjoy (9 gardens are UNESCO World Heritage sites).

19. Terracotta Army

It is said that during the year 1974 when some farmers were digging a well near Xi’an, China accidentally uncovered one of the world’s most spectacular architectural finds; it was the complete Terracotta Army (The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang (221 BC-206 BC), the first Emperor of China) of around seven thousand warriors, chariots, and horses. Though it is said that there is no record of terracotta soldiers, they were built over two thousand years ago. It is the main attraction of the visitors and mostly tourists flock to see the Terracotta Army. But wait you will find a lot more to do and see in this pleasant city, which is considered ground zero of early China civilization and served as capital of the Shaanxi province for more than 1100 years.

20. Xiamen & Gulangyu Island

Xiamen is a well known tourist place of China. The most popular attractions for tourist in this city include attractive beaches, botanical gardens, waterfront promenades, and parks. Sometimes referred to as “Shanghai’s little sister,” Xiamen’s thriving nightlife and chic restaurant scene has exploded with the region’s fortunes. It is said that it is quite often-overlooked travel destination; the harbor city of Xiamen is one of the most prosperous and most pleasant cities in China. But actually the crown jewel of Xiamen’s tourist appeal is the small, tranquil island of Gulangyu, whose clean beaches, quirky streets and alleys are immensely fun to explore on foot.

21. Yangtze River Cruise

One of the most popular sought after tourist destinations of Chine are definitely the Yangtze River Cruise and there is a popular saying in China that if you haven’t traveled up the Great River, you haven’t been anywhere. Almost all the people who visit this place surely love this leisurely river cruise. You can imagine yourself kicking back with a drink while you soak in the magical sights of the Yangtze River. Long sheer in myth and legend, it is the3rd longest river in the world. So remember, no trip to China is complete without a trip down the Yangtze.

22. The Bund

The Bund is surely one of the most favorite tourist’s spots in China to be found in Shanghai. It is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. Looking out on the river, various cargo vessels, speedier tourist ferries and other locally owned boats navigate. Towering skyscrapers for instance the Oriental Pearl Tower line the river and the neon lights indicating the offices of top world brands and European architecture surrounding them.

23. Li River

The famous Li River of China is to be found in Guilin, Southwest China. It is eighty three kilometer-long, located between Guilin and Yangshuo is surely the most beautiful part. The landscape is decorated with startling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves and farming villages, and is lined with bamboo groves. It is considered as one of the most popular and charming scenic spots in China, the Li River was listed as one of the World’s Top Ten Watery Wonders by America’s National Geographic Magazine. Some world famous figures have visited the Li River, including former US President Bill Clinton, former US President George Bush, and Bill Gates and appreciated the immense beauty of this river.

24. Victoria Harbor

Victoria Harbor is amazing and the most attractive tourist destinations of China, located in Hong Kong and it is among the world’s most beautiful skylines with a backdrop of Victoria Peak. Here you can find the wonderful and stunning views of the city and harbor area can be had in the observation decks of the tallest buildings and from Victoria Peak. The view is beautiful and memorable and will cherish you throughout your life. It is definately a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong and one of the deepest container ports in the world. The bay offers stunning views of the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island on one side, and the Tsim Sha Tsui shoreline on the other. It is also one of the busiest harbors in the world with plenty of ferries, junks and speed boats darting up and down the shore.

25. Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is definitely one of the top most tourist destinations located in the heart of Beijing City. This site is considered as the site for massive parades and rallies, which is the largest square of this kind in the world. It is indeed the largest typical red tourism spot of worldwide, and a proud symbol of China. It can and can hold one million people for public celebration or gatherings. Tiananmen Square is place where numerous parades and other celebrations, which great cultural significance take place as it was on the rostrum of Tiananmen Gate that Mao ZeDong declared the People’s Republic of China on October 1st 1949.

26. West Lake

West Lake is another most significant tourist attractions of China located in Hangzhou, East China. It is a famous man-made and created after the Chinese love for garden style parks for recreation. West Lake is a place of harmony where urbanity becomes a silhouette on the northeast horizon and mountains near and far surround it on the other three sides, making it one of the most beautiful place. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridge add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills.

27. The Potala Palace

The Potala Palace is considered as one of the best historical remains of China located in Lhasa, Tibet, Southwest of China. During the year 1994, the Potala Palace was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is a huge treasure house of materials and articles from Tibetan history, religion, culture and art. The palace is widely known for the precious sculptures, murals, scriptures, Buddha statues, murals, antiques, and religious jewelry housed within.

28. Yungang Grottoes

Yungang Grottoes is one of the favorite tourist spots in China to be found in Datong, North China. Reregistered as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO during the year 2001, Yungang Grottoes symbolize the excellent achievement of Buddhist sculptural art of prehistoric China, and it is the largest among the 4 most famous ancient grotto complexes in China. Yungang Grottoes with 252 caves and 51,000 Buddhist statues are the classical masterpieces of Chinese Buddhist art in the 5th and 6th centuries. The whole grotto complex is magnificent with delicate carvings. All the statues are valuable and brilliant, representing the development of art, architecture, music and religion at that time.

29. Leshan Giant Buddha

Another well known tourist attraction in China is the Giant Buddha of Leshan. It is an enormous Buddha statue engraved out of a cliff face in Sichuan, western China. It was started of during the year 713 during the Tang Dynasty; the statue did not get complete until the year 803, and was the effort of thousands of sculptors and workers. The Leshan Giant Buddha stands about 71 meters (233 feet) high and has 3 meter (11 feet) long fingers on each of its enormous resting hands.

30. Mogao Caves

The Mogao Caves are the most famous caves. The Mogao Caves form a system of 492 temples 25 km (15.5 miles) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically which is to be found at a crossroads on the Silk Road. These famous caves include some of the finest examples of Buddhist art spanning a period of approximately one thousand years. Construction of the Buddhist cave shrines began in 366 AD as places to store scriptures and art. Along with the Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes, the Mogao Caves are one of the 3 most famous ancient rock-cut temples in China.

31. Pudong Skyline

Another significant place of China is Pudong which is a famous district in Shanghai on the eastern side of the Huangpu River that has over the time emerged as China’s financial and commercial hub. A skyline of glinting skyscrapers rises out of what was mere farmland only twenty years ago. Skyscrapers include the symbolic Oriental Pearl Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Jin Mao Building and the Shanghai Tower that should be finished in 2014.

32. Chengdu

One of the famous family tourist spots of China is Chengdu which is considered to be the hometown of Giant Pandas. Tourist here witness Giant Pandas at Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, or you can also take part in volunteer program at Bifengxia Giant Panda Base. Here you will also find many historical sites which will surely amaze you such as Sanxingdui Ruins Museum, Qingyang Palace and Mount Qingcheng. To experience the leisurely local life, visit the Wide and Narrow Alleys, Wangjiang Park and Jinli Old Street, or sip tea while watching the magical face changing of Sichuan Opera. It is said that Chengdu is more than 2,000 years old. Chengdu has been a famous cultural center with age-old colorful traditions of both religious and civil significance.

33. Lhasa

Lhasa is considered to be the Holy Pilgrimage Destination of Chine which is to be found an altitude of 3,700 meters and with more than 3,000 hours of annual sunshine. It is renowned as the “City of Sunshine”. It is the center of Tibet’s political, economic, cultural and religious activities. Here you will find plenty of tourist attractions and many historic sites and famous relics in the city proper and its suburbs, among which the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka are world famous. At Barkhor Street, visitors can go souvenir hunting, rub shoulders with locals, and experience the sacred “one step one bow” way to religion.

34. Lijiang

Another well-known tourist destination of China is Lijiang and is the home of 12 ethnic groups, among which the Naxi ethnic group takes up more than half. Three ancient districts of the city of Lijiang became a UNESCO World Heritage area in 1997. Here you can find a lot of remarkable historical sites dating back hundreds of years combined with high mountains, forests, wild rivers and streams. The major tourist attraction of this place is the Naxi’s architecture, ancient water system, and culture. You will also find that the Yangtze River passes through this area, and Tiger Leaping Gorge is a beautiful sight and a popular hiking route. The Yulong (Jade Dragon) Snow Mountains above are holy to people in Lijiang.

35. Guilin

Guilin is considered be the most Beautiful place in China with its marvelous limestone surroundings, is renowned as one of the most attractive places on earth. It is well said about Guilin that no city can surpass the beauty of Guilin.” The city, nestling among the vegetation-clad pinnacles on the banks of the Li River seems to belong to a landscape painting. It is a well-developed tourist city, with an excess of retail shops that are tourist-friendly and a string of excellent hotels. Guilin is due west from Hong Kong, from which it can be reached by air in an hour. It is in the center of two tourist honey pots (each about 1 hour 30 minutes by bus): Yangshuo and Longsheng, which are renowned for their beautiful scenery. Yangshuo in particular has become a paradise for backpackers, with its idyllic countryside, its easy-going atmosphere, and its Western food and beer.

36. Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven is well known and prominent for its defined outlay, unique architectural structures and decorations, it was declared as one World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1998.It is a famous distinguished complex of fine cult buildings position in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods, situated in southeastern urban Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.

37. Ming Tombs

The Ming Tombs is the biggest tomb in the world situated up to some 50 kilometers north of urban Beijing at a personally chosen site. 13 of the 16 Ming Dynasty Emperors along with their empresses and concubines are obscured in this area. Built from 1409 to 1644 AD, the Ming Tombs is the place to explore China’s dynastic history and imperial culture. The most famous sites at the Ming Tombs are the Sacred Road, the main road leading into the tomb complexes – and the Dingling Tomb, the only tomb whose underground palace has ever been excavated.

38. Guangzhou

Another famous tourist attraction of China is Guangzhou which consists of full of reminders of its long and colorful history. The major tourist attractions of this place is the Huai Sheng Mosque considered as the oldest Mosque of China, and is the evidence of its early international trading in the city, so to the Guangzhou Foreign Trade Centre, which was the venue for the well-known Canton Trade Fair, symbolizes modern commerce. The mausoleum of the 72 Martyrs honors the struggle against the Qing dynasty and the Memorial Garden to the Martyrs of the Canton Uprising is tribute to heroes of the 1927 Revolt. Here you can also find the early old city of Foshan which is the thousand year-old Ancestral Temple and celebrated crafts factories.

39. Kunming

One of the most famous cities of China is Kunming and one of the major reasons for its popularity is its pleasant climate throughout the year. It is the capital of Yunnan province situated in the very south of China. It is well said about Kunming that it’s delightful climate all year round and is encircled by mountains on the north, west and east sides, attracts thousands of tourists. Being subtropical, it is often termed “The City of Eternal Spring”. 22 of China’s minorities live in the province and add to the charm and color of this region.

40. Chengde

Chengde is one of the well known and beautiful cities of China which is a four hour train journey north of Beijing. During the ancient times it was the summer mountain resort for Emperor Kangxi who lived from 1703 to 1790. It is considered as the alternative to Lhasa, Tibet, visit to this beautiful place is surely worth it and is one of 24 historical cities protected by the Chinese government. One of the major attractions is the Imperial Summer Resort, which covers 5.6 million square meters in area much larger than the Beijing Summer Palace. Another highlight of the city is the Outer Temples which are a mixture of Manchu, Mongolian, Tibetan and Han Chinese architecture, once housing 1000 Buddhist monks but now a museum.

41. The Silk Road

The Silk Road was a major highway for the spread of Buddhism into East Asia, and afterward for the growth of Islam, and consequently a number of monasteries, grottos, stupas, minarets and other ruins dating back to the early centuries can still be seen along the way. It was initially used by silk merchants from the 2nd century AD until its decline in the 16th century; the Silk Road is open in parts for its visitors who are well curious to explore its heritage. This long sequence of caravan trails, oases, roads and mountain passes, stretched from northern China, through bleak and foreboding desert and mountainous terrain to the ports on either the Caspian Sea or Mediterranean Sea, and was the conduit for goods and ideas passing between ancient China and the West. The Mongols later used the Silk Road to bind their vast empire, as Marco Polo found when he travelled it in the 13th century.

42. Ruins of St. Paul

Ruins of St. Paul are one of the major tourist attractions of this place to be found in Macau. It is the site of St. Paul Church. Construction of the Catholic Church started during 1602. It was the greatest of Macau’s churches, but it burned down in 1835, leaving only its very large and beautiful façade and the front stairway. It has an interesting history.

43. Monte Fort

Monte Fort is popularly known as St. Paul Monte Fortress, Central Monte Fortress, or Great Sanba Monte Fortress is a very famous place in Macau which was built from 1617 to 1626. It was completed during the ruling years of Emperor Xizong in the Ming Dynasty. It played a very important role in defending Macao against the invasion of Holland. It is square shaped. Each side is about 100 meters long. The gate of the Monte Fortress faces southeast. The four corners of the fortress project out as bastions; its outside wall was built with rammed earth and thus very stable. The walls had many cutouts which served as supports for the 32 cannons used to defend against foreign attacks. Monte Fortress was a defense center in Macao at that time.

44. Taipei

Another famous city of China is Taipei and has been one of the booming commercial cities of the Far East for decades, predating Mainland China’s economic reforms. It is considered a developed city and has a metropolitan population of over 6 million. You will find here some of the interesting sightseeing spots which is worth your visit. Taipei is known as the capital of Taiwan.

45. Qinhuangdao

Qinhuangdao is located at the northeast of Hebei Province and to its south it is bordered by Bohai Sea. Qinhuangdao Island is a significant port for foreign trade in north China. Qinhuangdao is an ancient city with a long and rich history. It is said that one of the main reasons for the popularity of this place is its pleasant weather Qinhuangdao is an ideal summer resort. It is situated in the temperate monsoon zone with mild climate and moderate moisture. During summer season it is cool and fine in most of the days. The winter is long with freezing. The average temperature is about 11 °C with the average highest temperature 24.9 °C and the lowest 4.3 °C. It is said that the city got its name from its Emperor who was the first emperor of China, Emperor Qin went eastward. Then the city got its name “Qinhuangdao”, in which “huang” means emperor and “dao” refers to island. And thus it became the only city named after the title of an emperor. Other famous attractions here includes beaches, historical sites etc.

46. Wuhan

Wuhan is one of the most interesting cities of China. It is one of China’s main high-tech, education and financial centers. It is China’s 10th largest city. This large city of China is blessed with immense natural beauty which appeals a lot of tourists; you will also find here the big Yangtze River. The old town of Hankou that is now a part of modern Wuhan was China’s second largest commercial center after Shanghai during the 1800s and early part of the 1900s. Prices for meals and transportation are low, transportation to the city is unusually convenient, and it is an interesting tourist destination and a good place to start a tour of the Yangtze River basin.

47. Lama Temple

Lama Temple also known as Yonghe Lamasery is one of the famous tourist destinations of Beijing and as well as it is the major and most perfectly conserved lamasery presently. It is situated in the north corner of city of Beijing. Originally constructed in the year 1694 as the residence of Yongzheng Emperor when he was a prince, the lamasery is gifted with the style of an imperial palace, making it distinctive from others. It covers an area of 66,400 square meters and is the national centre of Lama Administration.

48. Panmen Gate

One of the most interesting tourist spots of China is Panmen Gate. It is said to be the oldest city gate of Suzhou and the only existing water and land gate in China. It is to be found on the south-west corner of the Main Canal Suzhou. It was initially constructed during the Warring States Period in the state of Wu; historians calculate approximately it to be around 2,500 years old. It is composed of 2 water passages, three land passages and the outside gate. The canal outside the gate is the oldest section of the Grand Canal that was also built 2,500 years ago. In its vicinity, there is a one thousand old pagoda named Ruiguang Pagoda, the earliest pagoda in Suzhou; and the Wu Bridge, the entrance to the gate at that time over the water passage and the main bridge in Suzhou at the time.

49. Yunnan

Yunnan is another popular place to visit in China. It is considered a significant border province of southwestern in China, Yunnan borders Burma, Vietnam, and Laos. It has the reputation of being called as ‘Colored Clouds in the South.’ It has an average altitude of 2,000 meters and a temperate tropical plateau monsoon climate. It possesses significant and beautiful natural scenery, such as snowcapped mountains, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, plateaus, virgin forests, and tropical rainforests. Visiting this beautiful place is surely worth it.

50. Macau Tower

One of the prominent places to visit in Macau is the Macau Tower. It is considered as the 10th tallest sightseeing tower in the world, is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. It is the best combination of sightseeing and enjoying. Here you will also find a movie theater, a conference center, revolving restaurant, games machines and adventurous activities like the world’s tallest bungy jump. Macau Tower (Portuguese: Torre Panorâmica), measuring 338 meters (1,109 feet) from ground level to the highest point, is taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.


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