With a vast territory, China always delights international tourists with its breathtaking man-made architecture and captivating natural landscapes. Chinese ancient constructions and customs are well-preserved even after decades of economic development, which represents this country colorful 5000-year history and unique culture. From thrilling man-made wonders, jaw-dropping mountains to rustic old town, romantic rivers, and picturesque garden, you can find everything for your dream holiday in this country.

Great Wall (Beijing)

There is a saying that if you did not visit the Great Wall, you would not have been to China. With the total length of approximately 9000 kilometers, this spectacular defensive construction is recognized as the World Cultural Heritage Site. Originally built over 2500 years ago during Zhou Dynasty, the Great Wall is the symbol of Chinese resilience, perseverance and engineering genius.

 

The Forbidden City (Beijing)

The Forbidden City

Located in the center of Beijing, the Forbidden City (also known as the Imperial Palace Museum) is the home of the kings during Ming and Qing dynasty. Built in the early 15th century, this architecture is now recognized as the World Heritage site and one of the most well-preserved wooden constructions of the world. Elegantly designed in red and yellow, the Forbidden City represents the social position of ancient emperors during feudalism.

 

Terracotta Army (Xian)

Terracotta Army is one of the most remarkable archeological discoveries of China. Originally made during Qin Dynasty (221 – 206 B.C.), not until 1974 was this underground museum been found. These 8000 terra-cotta warriors represent the contribution of Chinese army during this country’s unification after more than two millennia.

 

Summer Palace (Beijing)

Summer Palace is located 15 kilometers from the northwest of Beijing. This splendid architecture was once a getaway place owned by Chinese imperial families from sultry Beijing in summers. It is the vast complex of lakes, gardens, and palaces with two highlights: a three-storey Great Opera Hall and Hall of Joy and Longevity (Le Shou Tang Hall) with rustic gardens and courtyards. The best time to visit this place is during summer when cruises are accessible.

 

Li River (Guilin)

Li River is the biggest and one of the fascinating karst landscapes in the world. During Chinese ancient dynasties, this place attracted plenty of poets and painters who sought for inspiration and creativity from splendid natural sceneries. Cruising to Li River, you will be mesmerized by steep cliffs, lovely hills, turquoise water, and atmospheric farming villages. Don’t forget your camera since you will come across many picturesque sceneries.

 

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Chengdu)

The giant panda is the symbol of China that is loved by local people and foreign travelers, especially children. The chance for you to interact with this lovely creature is visiting Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. More than 80 pandas are preserved and taken care in this place. Not only can tourists watch pandas but they can also attend exhibitions in Giant Panda Museum, learn about conservation process and take part in volunteering activities.

 

Yangtze River

Yangtze River is famous for being the longest river in China. It flows from the west of Tibet to Shanghai and runs along many captivating attractions in this country, including the spectacular Three Gorges – Qutang, Wu, and Xiling. The section between Chongqing and Yichang is well-known for a Yangtze River cruise. You will see many towering cliffs, stunning mountains and lovely villages along the river’s banks.

 

The Bund (Shanghai)

The Bund

Shanghai is noted for its combination of Europe and traditional Chinese architectural style. The Bund was the trading center of this city in the early 20th century. The Bund features more than 50 English and French-influenced constructions, many become restaurants, coffee shop, and galleries now.  At night, this waterfront promenade will be brightly lit and it is a perfect time to take stunning photographs of this dreamy city.

 

West Lake (Hangzhou)

West Lake is a must-see place in rustic Hangzhou. This lake is attractive with tranquil scenery, brilliant historical and cultural architecture and stunning shrines, pagodas, and temples. Small arched bridges across green gardens add an atmospheric and restful feature to this place. Tourists can enjoy this charming lake by leisurely walking, biking or taking a cruise around.

 

Yellow Mountain (Huangshan)

Mount Huang (Yellow Mountain) is a destination for those who love adventure travel. This place features stunning mountain peaks, magnificent cliffs, mysterious caves and splendid trails. Frequently covered by mists, this mountain is like heaven on earth that will captivate anyone who admires the captivating nature. Yellow Mountain was awarded as World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1990.

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