The world’s most populous country is full of natural and cultural attractions. The history of china is thousands of years old. And the special thing is that 47 tourist places of China are included in the World Heritage Sites. If you want to travel to China then you have to know some special tourist places.
China is one of the brightest, vibrant, colorful, and life-rich countries in the world. This is probably the reason why a large number of tourists from all over the world come to travel for China along with India. In this article, we are going to give you information about the tourist destinations of the country.
China’s best tourist destination
As we mentioned above, China is the most populous country in the world. So, there are a large number of tourist places to visit here. Here we are telling you about some major tourist places.
1. China Wall
The Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world. It is one of the most iconic symbols and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the New Seven Wonders of the World. Its architecture spans over 5,000 steep hills, providing a unique view of China.
2. Xi’an Terracotta Army
Terracotta of Xi’an is the largest underground military museum to display army warriors. This were discovered during excavations by farmers. The armies represent the battalion conquering all other Chinese armies during the period of the warring states. In 1987, the Terracotta Army was listed by UNESCO as China’s World Cultural Heritage Site. The museum has four main categories such as Chariot Warriors, Infantry Infantrymen), cavalry and horses.
3. Beijing’s Forbidden City
In ancient times, this forbidden city was for the elite only and the common people have forbidden entry here. Known as “The Palace Museum”, the Forbidden City was the royal palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties for 560 years until 1911. Beijing’s Forbidden City is a grand display of Chinese architecture, with more than 8,000 rooms and golden ceilings. It was also home to 24 emperors.
4. Guilin’s Li River
We often see the beautiful landscape of this river in the best Chinese paintings. The river makes its way between hills, steep cliffs, and cultivated villages. It is surrounded by bamboo trees. The most beautiful part of the river lies between Guilin and Yangshuo, which extends for about 83 kilometers.
5. Yellow Mountains
Located in eastern China, close to Shanghai and Hangzhou, the Yellow Mountains are one of the best three national parks in Chinese land. It is the most painted and shaded mountain in China due to its odd-shaped rocks, peculiar pine trees, a sea of clouds, and hot springs. The supernatural ancestor of China, the Yellow Emperor, is said to have lived there. In 1990, UNESCO included the Yellow Mountains in the list of World Heritage.
6. Hangzhou’s West Lake
In the 13th century, Marco Polo declared Hangzhou to be the most beautiful city in the world. It was created as a paradise on Chinese soil. The lake is a symbol of peace, with a quaint pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges.
7. Lhasa’s Potala Palace
In 1994, the Potala Palace has declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is a symbol of Tibet and house murals, scriptures, sculptures, Buddhist sculptures, antiques, and religious ornaments.
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8. Beijing’s Summer Palace
The Summer Palace of Beijing was originally built in 1750. But was destroyed during the war in 1860. In the year 1886, the palace was restored to its original structure. The Summer Palace is a magnificent garden of Chinese landscape. There are also man-made palaces, temples, pavilions, and bridges with hills and lakes.
9. Temple of heaven
The temple of heaven symbolizes the relationship between the earth and heaven i.e. the world of God and the human world. This is located in the center of the Chinese cosmogony. This country was ruled by feudal dynasties for over two thousand years, which is why the rule of kings of all times was depicted on the walls of the temple through design.
10. Mogao Caves
The first Moga cave is believed to have been founded in 366 AD by a Buddhist monk, Liu Joon. He had visions of a thousand Buddha. Mogao Caves are also known as Mogao Groots, Dunhuang Caves of Thousand Buddhas. There are a total of 600 caves out of which only 30 caves are open for tourists.
How To Reach China
The major airports in China are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Kunming where there are direct flights to India. Currently Air India, Aeroflot, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Jet Airways, etc. airlines operate connecting flights to China from Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.
You can reach various airports in China from these airlines. After reaching the airport, you can reach your destination in China by bullet train, metro, or taxi. For your information, let us know that you can reach China from India by air for about 2.5 to 6 hours.
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Best time to visit China
If you are planning to travel to China then, first of all, you should know the weather and climate of this country and the best time to travel. Both China and India have normal monsoon climates, but China has the longest dry and cold season. Tourists are generally advised to visit China between April and November. September to October is the autumn which is considered to be the best time to visit China. As it has the most beautiful weather in China.
There is an off-peak season of tourism in China from December to February. Because then the tourist congestion is less and the cost of hotels and flights is lower. If you want, you can also travel to China in this season.
Where to stay in China
There are many options for stopping tourists in China. It has many places for you to stay, from rustic homestays, hostels, homesteads, guest houses, student dormitories, boutique hotels, courtyard lodging, five-star hotels, to historic accommodation including Historic Residences. Better accommodation is available in major cities of China such as Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai.
Also in small towns, you can stay in unique local guest houses and houses. You can have rooms available for around 8,500 to 45,000 rupees for your stay in Chinese land.