In recent years, China has made a great leap onto the stage of international tourism. And, now has become one of the most popular destinations. Though most attention is directed towards the rapid modernization of China as is symbolized by the metropolis of Shanghai, China still is an ancient nation full of stunning landscapes and historic treasures. If you are planning a trip to China for the very first time, you perhaps have no idea where to go? And what to do? And to help you out we shall present a list of the top 10 places to visit in China.
Kunming is the transportation, economic, cultural, and industrial center of southwest China. It is linked to all major cities of China and also Vietnam by rail. The mild climate of Kunming makes it an ideal place to visit all through the year. Mainly because of its great climatic conditions flower growing is a big industry here and you can visit a big botanical garden and flower auctions and exhibits.
4. Leshan Giant Buddha
Created in the eighth century, in order to calm down a raging river that was running by its feet. The Leshan Giant Buddha is amongst the greatest architectural marvels of China. And, being 223 feet in height, it also is the largest sitting Buddha in the world. The statue has been carved into the riverside cliffs directly. And, the visitors can go up the stairwell from the feet of the Buddha and reach the cliff top to enjoy an amazing view of the huge statue from all angles.
3.The Yellow Mountains
Close to Hangzhou and Shanghai in east China are the Yellow Mountain Scenic Areas. They attracts people with its five wonders; Seas of clouds, sun rises, twisted pine trees, hot springs, and oddly-shaped rocks. The Yellow Mountains are the most popular peaks of China. And, also one of its best national parks. Compared to the two other parks ( Jiuzhaigou National Forest Park and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park) the Yellow Mountain National Park is easier to reach, and thus the busiest and most popular one.
The town of Yangshuo with its gorgeous landscapes of angular green hills extending up towards the sky has been attracting travelers from China and other parts of the world ever since the mid-1980s. Many people who have visited Yangshuo describe it as their favorite part of the country. And, they suggest renting bikes in order to explore the beautiful trails running through the serene landscape or view the stunning area from the Yi River by opting for a boat ride.
1. The Great Wall of China
The most iconic symbol of the country. It is a place that everyone must have heard of. The Great Wall of China, is the longest wall in the whole world. Also, one of the most popular walls around the world. It is an admirable achievement of ancient defensive architecture. The wall stretches over 13,000 miles and is easily accessible for any travelers in Beijing, many of whom prefer hiring informal guides to take them to nearby sections of this wall. Do wear comfy shoes as you will have to walk a lot and it will best to avoid visiting the place during winters as the temperature may drop below zero. The wall is one of the classic seven wonders of the world.