China is famous for its national cuisine, but pizza is not the last among the popular dishes. People here are dressed in the latest Western fashion, but no one has canceled the morning exercises in classic silk pajamas. The southwestern region of the Middle Kingdom is the most exotic, “hidden” from national progress. Tiger Leaping Gorge is often called a must-see for any mountain hiker and climber. The surrounding area of the Li River is one of the most picturesque Attractions in China. The karst peaks that rise along the coast are the recognizable landscape of this country. The rare giant pandas are a real national treasure for the Chinese. A breeding center for these animals has been opened in Chengdu.
This is the Top 10 Tourist Attractions in China:
1. Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China is rightfully considered the main attraction of China. The most visited part of the Great Wall of China is located just 70 kilometers from Beijing. This section of the Great Wall of China was built in 1504 during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost, reflecting the strategic importance of the location in defending Beijing. The highest point is Badaling (北 八樓), approximately 1015 meters above sea level.
Part of the Badaling wall underwent restoration and in 1957 the first section of the wall was opened to tourists. The Great Wall of China is one of the symbols of Chinese civilization. In 1988 he was included in the UNESCO world catalog of cultural heritage.
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2. Potala Palace
Located 130 meters above the Lhasa Valley, the Potala Palace rises another 170 meters and is the largest building in all of Tibet. Construction of the present palace began in 1645 during the reign of the Dalai Lama 5. The Potrang Marpo, or Red Palace, was added between 1690 and 1694. The Potala Palace remained the residence of the Dalai Lama until 1959, when the Dalai Lama was forced to flee from persecution by the Chinese authorities.
3. Forbidden City
The Forbidden City was an imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is located in the heart of Beijing and currently houses the Forbidden City Museum. The Forbidden City served as a home for the emperors of China and their families, and was also home to the Chinese government for nearly 500 years.
Built in 1406-1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and occupies 72 hectares. The palace complex is an example of traditional Chinese palace architecture. The Forbidden City has been a World Heritage Site since 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest concentration of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. (more…)