Tourist Spots in China

The Forbidden City

Found at the heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City The Forbidden City

(also known as the Palace Museum) served as the center of political power during the Qing and Ming dynasties. In 1987, this place was included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tourist attraction is historic because it served as the seat of the leaders of the dynasties from 1420 to 1912.

The Terracotta Warriors

This tourist attraction was discovered at the eastern part of Xian, Shaanxi in 1974. The attraction features statues of the horses and warriors of China’s first emperor. The sizes of the statues vary depending on the positions of the warriors. The heights of the statues range from 183 centimeters to 195 centimeters.

The Great Wall

The Great Wall runs from Shanhaiguan to Lop Nur. The length of the wall is estimated to be 5,500.3 miles. This tourist spot was created to protect the borders of the country in the North. The place was maintained and rebuilt from the 5th century to the 16th century. Some of the notable areas are the Badaling, the pass of Shanhaiguan, the Mutianyu wall and the Ming Great Wall.

Karst Mountains

Another place to see in China is the Karst Mountains found at Yangshuo in the province of Guangxi. Some of the activities that people can do in the tourist spot are trekking and mountain climbing. In addition, the place also provides nice sightseeing views.

Three Gorges Dam

The dam is found along the Yangtze River in Hubei, China. The construction of the dam started on 14 December 1994. The length of the dam is 7,661 feet and the height is 331 feet. The width of the dam’s base measures 377 feet. The capacity of the dam is 9.4 cubic miles and the catchment area is 386,102 square miles.

Jiuzhaigou Valley

One of the top 10 tourist spots in China, the Jiuzhaigou Valley is found in the province of Sichuan. Jiuzhaigou ValleyIt is known for featuring clear blue lakes as well as attractive waterfalls. Tourists can also find several Tibetan villages in the valley.

Yangtze River

The source of the river is at the province of Qinghai and it stretches to the East China Sea. Tourists who cruise the river can find numerous cities as they travel along including the Huanggang City, the Tongling City and the Wuhu City. Other attractions that they can see are the Shanghai Yangtze Tunnel River and the Runyang Bridge.

Potala Palace

Situated at Lhasa in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, the Potala Palace is the former seat of Tibetan Buddhist’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. The height of the palace is at least 12,000 feet. It is known for having an inner red palace. It is surrounded by strong white walls.

The Bund

This tourist spot is The Bundfound in Shanghai. It is popular because it is the former seat of powerful businessmen in the country from 1800s to the early 1900s. The place is near to several other tourist attractions like the Shanghai International Settlement and the Huangpu River.

Wolong Nature Preserve

Considered as the largest panda reserve in the country, the Wolong Nature Reserve is located in the province of Sichuan. When they visit the place, guests can see the animals in the natural habitat. The staff and researchers at the place also allow visitors to feed the animals.