China the Gateway to East Asia is a fascinating country it is an ancient civilization that gave the world Peking Man gunpowder and noodles visitors making their first trip to China usually stick to the larger cities more experienced visitors to the Middle Kingdom will strike out in other directions we’re travelling maybe a bit more frustrating because of the language barrier but most definitely doable for independent travelers here’s a look at the best places to visit in China.
Number 10. Kunming
Kunming is the economic transportation industrial and cultural center of Southwest China it is linked by rail through all of China’s major cities as well as with Vietnam the mild climate makes it a good place to visit any time of the year largely because of the fine climate flower growing is a major industry and tourists can visit flower exhibits and auctions and a huge Botanical Garden in addition to its own charms kun Ming serves as a base from which to explore the rainbow of ethnic minority in the area.
Number nine choo-choo
Choo chugga Valley has been described as a fairyland because of its many waterfalls snow-covered karst mountains and it’s 108 blue turquoise and green colored lakes that are so crystal clear one can see the bottoms it is also the habitat of giant pandas though the chances of seeing them are slim due to the park size and the number of tourists.
Number eight hung show famed for its natural scenery hung show and it’s Westlake have been immortalized by countless poets and artists in the 13th century Marco Polo described the city as the most beautiful and magnificent in the world hung shows most famous site West Lake is a large lake separated by cosway’s and lined with ancient buildings and gardens designed for relaxation and spirituality visitors will find pagodas temples walking paths and tea farms along its shores.
Number seven young chul young schwa in South China was once a magnet for backpackers because of its cheap prices in laid-back atmosphere but today it draws all sorts of travellers to enjoy its beautiful scenery and karst mountains young schwa also makes a good base to take a day trip through a win for a leisurely trip on the Lee River many travelers choose to rent bicycles for the trip back since the route is relatively flat and gives them the opportunity to view farmers toiling in their fields.
Number six Lassa Lassa is the most important city in tibet and one of the highest elevated in the world at 11,500 feet lhasa in spite of its absorption into Greater China has retained much of its culture it is home to the Potala Palace which was the former home of the Dalai Lama the palace was constructed on the Red Hill more than 360 years ago another Palace is norbulinka built in 1755 it was the dalai lama’s summer palace before his exile.
Number five Xian Xian was once the start of the indispensable Silk Road that made commerce between many countries in Eurasia possible it was also the Imperial seat for no fewer than eleven dynasties before the unification of China between 1000 BC and 1000 AD it’s most famous attraction is the rather recently discovered Terracotta Army the protectors of the tomb of the first emperor of china xi’an also boasts 14th century city walls that are more than eight miles long they are not only a part of the city history but travelling in Xi’an sometimes requires going under on or around them.
Number four Shanghai located on the East China Sea and the mouth of the Yangtze River Shanghai is the largest city in China its skyline is filled with skyscrapers while shiny shopping malls luxurious hotels and prestigious art centers are rising alongside the city nights in Shanghai are representative of the Western view of China cities with bright neon signs bustling streets and numerous businesses the most popular place to go for a stroll is the bund shanghai skhul oniel riverfront along huangpu river while levees have significantly changed the buns appearance a number of architectural a significant buildings are adjacent to the strip and are still visible.
Number three Great Wall of China the Great Wall of China is an assemblage of smaller walls built by various dynasties over many years builders erected these walls for protection from invasion by those from the north the Great Wall itself measures approximately five thousand five hundred miles in length although some of the sections lie in ruin or have disappeared altogether it is the longest man-made structure in the world there are several sections of the Great Wall of China that visitors find interesting battling is the most popular section of the wall as it is the closest to Beijing and easy to climb.
Number two Hong Kong
Located off China’s southeastern coast Hong Kong is a glittering world-class commercial center where Chinese culture British colonial you